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Why do schools have open house?

Why do schools have open house?

Rachel Hunter, Segment Producer

March 20, 2019


Filed under ScotCenter

Rachel Hunter reports on Carlmont High School's open house.

Local high schools offer something for everyone

Local high schools offer something for everyone

Audrey Boyce, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


Filed under Features

Bobby sits in class struggling to understand the first problem on the worksheet. His eyes dart across the room but the teacher is not available to help. On the other side of the classroom, Richard has completed the entire worksheet in the first five minutes of class and has moved on to next week's ass...

Opinion: How schools are failing America’s youth and how to stop it

Opinion: How schools are failing America’s youth and how to stop it

Aaron Penn, Staff writter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In 2011, a McKinsey consulting firm report concluded that a little over half of the college graduates were unemployed, and out of the remaining graduates who had jobs, 48 percent of them were currently in work that requires less than a four-year degree. With statistics like this behind the questionable success of e...

Fremont community celebrates Mediterranean history

Fremont community celebrates Mediterranean history

Bella Reeves, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under News

Fremont pays tribute to its past by recognizing the Franciscan friars who settled in the area in 1894, planted olive trees, and shared their golden oils with the locals in their annual Olive Festival, hosted by the Mission San Jose Chamber of Commerce. For the last 17 years, Bay Area residents could at...

San Carlos elementary schools encounter another construction delay

San Carlos elementary schools encounter another construction delay

Connor Rickson, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Campus

San Carlos elementary schools' plans are thrown off again with the construction delays of Charter Learning Center and Mariposa Upper Elementary. The San Carlos School District plans to create a new campus for Charter Learning Center after sharing a campus with Tierra Linda Middle School for 17 y...

Lack of parking poses issues

Lack of parking poses issues

Max Lee, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under News

One of the special bonds that students and parents share is the hassle associated with Carlmont parking lots. Carlmont's parking lots have resulted in an overflow of students and parents parking in nearby streets such as Chula Vista Drive. Despite their actions being completely legal, they have caus...

Schools prepare for the worst in aftermath of shootings

Schools prepare for the worst in aftermath of shootings

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer

October 6, 2015


Filed under News

Mass shootings at schools are no longer the rare occurrence they once were. They have become something that people are constantly hearing about from the media, leaving many to wonder about the viability of school security policies. On Oct. 1, Chris Harper-Mercer, allegedly killed nine and wounded...

Schools need to minimize religious conflicts

Schools need to minimize religious conflicts

Alyssa Fagel, Highlander Editor

September 9, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Top News

To what extent should secular public schools accommodate the diverse religious faiths of their students?  This is the heated question Carlmont High School now faces. This year, not one, but two major Carlmont events fall on important Jewish holidays. The annual Welcome Back Assembly, a favorite of ma...

Ding’s tale of two schools

Ding’s tale of two schools

Hana Wong, Staff Writer

January 28, 2015


Filed under Campus, Student Bios

Going into high school is a big change, but going to a school where you don't know anyone is even harder. Sophomore Chris Ding graduated from Ralston Middle School with the intention of going to Junipero Serra High School. It was a whole new chapter in his life that he was hesitant to start. He...

Michelle Obama fights junk food in schools

Michelle Obama fights junk food in schools

Lauren Tierney, Staff Writer

February 27, 2014


Filed under News

Michelle Obama plans to eliminate advertisements for "junk" food in schools in hopes of creating healthier eating habits. The First Lady wants to get rid of sugary drinks and unhealthy food advertisements on vending machines and banners found throughout campuses, with the goal of promoting healthier foods...

Everyday skills not taught in high schools

Everyday skills not taught in high schools

Shira Stein, Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2013


Filed under Academic

Are students being taught all the skills they need? When graduating from high school, students should theoretically be able to take care of themselves as adults. They are expected to know how to do any skill that will be necessary during their adult lives. However, the reality is that some students graduate h...

California schools getting facelifts

California schools getting facelifts

Sarah Adams, Staff Writer

October 2, 2013


Filed under News

San Mateo High School is about to open their new $28 million Performing Arts center as California sets new school budgets for the 2013-2014 school year and other local schools noticeably continue to improve their facilities, equipment, and technologies. San Mateo High School’s new theater is said...

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