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• Prom clearance forms are available outside of the business office. All clearance forms are due April 25th. That gives you 4 WEEKS to get cleared. Please do not wait until the last minute to turn in your forms. The 25th IS THE LAST DAY to turn them in. Prom tickets go on sale April 14th. Do you want to set up a payment plan for your prom tickets? If you do, see Mrs. Albini in the business office.

• Notice: the Project Grad Committee has decided to extend the deadline for purchasing Project Grad tickets and are accepting $50.00 per ticket up until noon on May 30th. If anyone paid the $65.00, Project Grad (NOT the Piner Business Office) will refund the $15.00.

• Congrats to Piner Track Athletes Conor Celeri, Sheena Blackwell, and Isiah Roybal.
Track Winners Celeri Blackwell Roybal

• KPIX (Channel 5) Morning News featured Piner High School as the "Cool School" of the day on April 17th! Check out their video featuring Mr. Kruger and Piner Students. Congratulations!
KPIX Cool School

• SPARQ Grand Opening ribbon cutting with Mr. Kruger, Prospector Pete & Penny and Piner Students. Congratulations!
SPARQ Ribbon Cutting

• Noel Hernandez named Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month. Congratulations!
Noel Hernandez 2014

Schools Plus donated $22,000 to Piner High School at the "A Midsummer Night's Dream". The funds are for music, art, and athletics. Thank you Schools Plus!!
Schools Plus Donation 2014

• Piner High School held our 4th Annual Career Day today! Great speakers and presentations representing a cross section of industry sectors.

• Thank you to everyone who volunteered at the April 5th PTSA sponsored School Spring beautification including Piner's Environmental Club, ASB, Staff, Family and Friends!
Piner Spring Beautification 2014

• Scenes from Piner's Spring Play "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Piner Spring Play 2014

• Piner's Baseball Team hosted a Chili Cookoff at their March 28th game against Elsie Allen.
Piner Baseball Chili Cookoff 2014

• Dan Peters, Ph.D. presents nationally on many topics related to parenting gifted children. We are fortunate enough to be able to host him locally this coming Wednesday, March 26, 7:00-8:30pm at the Rincon Valley Middle School library, for a workshop entitled, "Parenting Your Advanced Learner for a Successful Life." RVMS is located at 4650 Badger Road, at Middle Rincon, in Santa Rosa. This presentation is free and open to the public; no registration is needed. Please join us to experience this engaging speaker! See the attached English Flyer or Spanish Flyer for more information. Please arrive early to find parking in the neighborhood, as softball season can fill up the school's parking lot.

• Piner's Asian Club held its annual Culture Night on Friday 3/7. They showcased live entertainment and provided a sampling of Asian foods.
Asian Culture Night 2014

• Check out the latest STEM newsletter.

• Assembly Member Marc Levine and the Sonoma County Office of Education invites you to a Common Core Town Hall Thursday February 27th 6:30pm-8pm at Elsie Allen High School. This is a free community event open to the public. Speakers from the state and local level will be on hand to help members of the community understand the impacts of Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

• Piner Students, Family, and Friends showing their school spirit at the Piner/Analy SCL playoff game.
Piner Fans

• Piner's Environmental Club planted this plum tree a year ago during last year's Earth Week on Arbor Day. Check out the beautiful blossoms this year.
Plum Tree

• Piner Wrestlers heading to NCS.
NCS Wrestlers

• Check out the latest HSB Blog.

• Mrs. Grove and the Boys Basketball Team.
Mrs Grove and the Boys Basketball Team

• Piner Soccer Player, Marco Barragan, signs with UC Davis.
Marco Barragan

• Congratulations to all of the Piner Players who made Press Democrat All-Empire.

• Piner's Boys Varsity Basketball Team hosts Elsie Allen in an SCL Playoff Game on Tuesday February 18th at 7pm. Wear your maroon and gold and watch an exciting game. Ticket prices: $8 General Admission, $5 Seniors (65+) and Students, $3 Students with valid ID. Military ID and valid ASB FREE!!!

• Piner Teacher, Mike Erickson, named California League of High School (CLHS) Educator of the Year for Piner High School. Mr. Erickson was recognized at a California League of High Schools event on January 24th at the Villa Chanticleer in Healdsburg. He was nominated by his peers and was among nine educators who were honored that evening.

• Piner's Debate Team competed at a match at Lowell High School in San Francisco on Saturday February 1st.
Piner Debate Team

S.T.E.M. Cafe - Thursday, February 6th 7pm in the new Science Center. Students, Teachers, Scientists and Community Members are invited to a night of information and dialogue. The topic is "Concussions: Dangers, Long term effects, Assessments, Treatments, and Prevention. Our guest speaker is Ty Affleck, M.D., Doctor of Sports Medicine and Community Leader in Concussion Awareness. We would like to thank Raley's for providing refreshments.

• Check out the latest Early College Magnet Program Newsletter.

• Piner's Andy Campbell ties for 4th place in the Annual Martin Luther King Oratorical Contest.

• Sonoma County Poetry Out Loud competition will be held on February 2nd from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave. The contest will feature top scoring students from Analy, Cloverdale, Creekside, El Molino, Elsie Allen, Maria Carrillo, Montgomery, Piner, Rancho Cotate, Roseland University Prep, Santa Rosa and Sonoma Academy high schools. The winner will advance to the state competition. The competition pits students against each other as they perform oral interpretations of poems. Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation program initiated by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Cash for College! FAFSA is Free Application for Financial Student Aid. If you are or have a Senior who is planning to attend college in the 2014-2015 school year...mark you calendars for January 27th at 6:30-8:30pm in the Piner High School Library. There will be free help for all students who are filling out their FAFSA applications. There will also be a chance to fill out the California Dream Application. Don't miss this chance to make your life easier!

Spring Sports Clearance Information posted on the Athletics page. Concussion screening (Baseball/Softball) Jan 25th 9am-11am and Feb 1 9am-11am. Feb 8th 8am-1pm = Spring Sports Clearance Day (ALL SPORTS).

Santa Rosa City School invitation for student input on the District Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan will guide changes at the classroom level for the next few years. Please participate. Your voice needs to be heard!

Piner Alumni and Cross Country star, Luis Luna, continues to find success in college, has ultimate goal of competing in the Olympics.

• Members of the Piner Cross Country team volunteered at the annual New Year's Day Resolution Run. Volunteering at the New Year's Day race has become a tradition for the Piner High School cross country team. This year, about 25 current and former Piner runners and coaches in gold and maroon helped with the Empire Runners Club 5k run at Montgomery Village. Photo credit to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
Resolution Run 2014

• Winter Concert with Piner High School and Comstock Middle School
Winter Concert 2013

• On December 10th 2013 Piner Teacher Kurt Kruger (left) and Principal Sally Bimrose received the Top Real Estate Project Award for the new Piner High School Science & Technology Center from the NB Business Journal.
Kurt Kruger and Sally Bimrose

• Learn more about current STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) activities at Piner.

• Piner ASB's 14th Annual Season of Giving Toy Drive benefiting Monroe Elementary school was a success!
Season of Giving 2013
Season of Giving 2013

North Bay Business Journal of Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties names Piner's Science & Technology Center the Top Real Estate Project in 2013 in the category of K-12 Education.
Piner Science Center Award from NB Business Journal

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