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Congratulations to Piner Cross Country runners Jonny Vargas and Cynthia Rosales who competed at the State meet in Fresno!
Congratulations to Judy Barcelon. 2016 CLHS Educator of the Year for Piner High School!
The Season of Giving is here! Beginning next week please show some love to our community by
donating a toy of a $5-$10 value to the Monroe Toy Drive. Collection boxes will be set up in each 4th period classroom.
We need toys for children ages 4-8, as well as board games and art supplies for fourth, fifth, and sixth grade classes.
The fourth period class that donates the most toys will earn a pizza party hosted by ASB! Toys collected until Friday, December 8.
On Saturday the Cross Country team competed at SCL Finals at Spring Lake. The Varsity Boys,
Varsity Girls and JV Girls ended their season in 2nd place after some very close races. The JV Boy ended their season undefeated with a first place win!
This week 350 Piner students started a campus wide thematic study revolving around the book
"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. Integrated loosely across 4 disciplines- English, Social Science,
Biology and Health Science & Biotechnology- students came together for the launch presentation where teachers introduced the
topics and activities they will cover as well as their reasoning for choosing the book. This story of Henrietta Lacks and
her cells, taken without consent, the revolutionary impact on medical research and the insight into cultural, racial and
scientific issues of the time make this book a good fit for our team of teachers! (Ms. Benson, Ms. Barcelon, Mr. Converse,
Ms.Coster, Ms. Langhals, Ms. Lecus, Mr. Mantoani, Dr. Marchbanks, Mr. Slaten Ms. Stevens and Ms. Walls !) Students will
engage in extracting their own DNA and discuss historical and social implications for "who owns your cells?". They will
research a disease and its impact on world history as well as investigate scientific studies from the past such as the
Tuskegee syphilis study, that breached moral boundaries and lead to informed consent and required scientific ethics for
all clinical trials. Cell division and cancer will be studied in Biology with a group event titled Cancer Awareness Day slated for November 18th.
Piner STEM students tour Medtronic.
Homecoming Spirit Day, Plaid Day - Ms. Michiel's 4th Period class.
Piner Staff sharing the great things Piner has to offer at the recent District Education Showcase.
SPARQ Planetarium & STEM Cafe Schedules. Download the SPARQ Planetarium show schedule to see details for each showing. Open to the Public.
Piner's Pedro Sosa is the Physical Education Student of the Month for October.
In the elective class of weight lifting, Pedro is the first to start working out and the last. He has set an example for the
younger students of what it means to work out. He has set a standard for all in the class to follow with his work ethic.
Because of this, Pedro is the PE student of the month. Congratulation to Pedro Sosa from the PE Department.
Read the Sep/Oct ECMP Newsletter.
Health Science and Biotechnology is raising funds for a field trip to the Buck Institute. If you are interested in donating click here to go to Donors Choose fundraising website.
In 2016 Piner Boosters raised and donated $15,000 to Piner High School Athletics. Thank you to all of the families for their support!
Piner Spirit Wear Order Form
Free tutoring at PHS - extra support in all subjects. Where: Library. When = Monday through Thursday from 3-4 PM. Monday = Mr. Papaik,
Tuesday = Ms. Langhals, Wednesday = Ms. Graves (she is bilingual; no tutoring the 2nd Wednesday of each month due to a staff meeting), and Thursday = Mr. Boulais
2016-2017 STEM Cafe Schedule
Congratulations to Karen Coster (far right) and Debbie Grove (third from right), Chamber of Commerce Educators of the Year for Piner High School.
Olympic Champion, Maya DiRado, visited Piner to talk with students Thursday about her Rio experience. Catch some of her speech on the Press Democrat's YouTube channel.
Piner STEM Press Release. Read about how Judy Barcelon
(Biology/Health Tech), Karen Coster (English), and Heather Benson (World History) spent part of their summer at St. Joseph Cancer
Center center learning the details of clinical research such as inclusion criteria, patient intake (EKG, vitals), preparing investigational
medicines and sometimes (with consent) being allowed to interact directly with patients.
What is a fartlek? Ask a Piner Cross Country runner.
Read the Press Democrat article..
Pictured are Piner cross country runners Jonny Vargas, left, Cynthia Rosales, Nathan Hayes, Ben Somma, Kevin Garcia, Ryan Ball and Austin Luong head out on their run at Howarth Park in Santa Rosa, on Thursday, June 23, 2016. (Christopher Chung/The Press Democrat)
Press Democrat photo gallery.
Click on the photo below to see more photos and check the Piner High School Facebook page for more shared photos.
ASB Summer Newsletter
4 years of Spanish, the Paella Pan Medal.
...more Piner Highlights and Student Testimonials