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Math failure rate at SRHS prompts search for solutions

SRHS MATH FAILURE: Pictured, math teacher Howard Frazee's semester grades are posted in his window. An alarming rate of students are failing math school wide. By the end of the semester, 54% of his Math 1 and 41% of his Math 3 students got Fs, according to Frazee’s grades posted in Frazee’s classroom window. Photo By Grace Payne Article and photo by Grace Payne Santa Rosa High School has reversed course on a math intervention plan in which students failing their math classes would be bumped down to a lower level in an effort

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Substitute Teacher shortage prompts teachers to fill in during prep periods

Article and graphic by Julia Sanabria It’s no secret that many classes have been without both teachers and subs, causing many to wonder what happens to classes when nobody certified to substitute can teach it? Some “solutions” have been classes going to the multi-purpose room to complete any homework, even lessons given via Google Classroom or sitting in other classrooms causing teachers to substitute for other classes due to this predicament.  A vacancy of substitute teachers may be due to the fact that the pandemic has

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Math teacher and AP coordinator Mrs. Costanzo returns to Campus

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Mrs. Costanzo is pictured with her beautiful family celebrating the holidays. Her newborn baby Gianna, (left) and her two year old son Dominic (right), and her husband (farthest right) share great memories with their beautiful family. Photo provided by Lara Costanzo Article by Jasmine Alvarez We may all know Mrs. Costanzo as a math teacher and the director of AP testing at Santa Rosa High School. Costanzo has been teaching at SRHS for the last 17 years and continues to teach math in a happy, fun

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To ceramics students’ delight, Ms. Giffen is back

Christine Giffen stands in front of the art pieces from over the years in her classroom. “I love teaching Ceramics. It is such a fun class! I have really missed the creative process of making art and working with students on their projects.” Giffen is also looking forward to finishing her year on a positive note. Article and photo By Anthony Flores Cruz As many ceramic students know, Santa Rosa High School’s only ceramics teacher, Christine Giffen, wasn’t at school during the duration of the first semester. The ceramics

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Mr. Seder joins SRHS social sciences department at the semester

Get ready Panthers for a whole new teacher! Mr. Seder, the newest edition to the SRHS teaching staff, poses for the camera. Having been teaching at this school since the beginning of this semester, he has truly cemented himself as a strong willed character that has a good passion for what he teaches. Article and photo by Jerral Agbayani Everyone would have thought Mr. Brennan, the only government teacher at Santa Rosa High School, had all of the weight on him, but things have changed as the spring semester brought us a new

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First quarter back on campus comes to a close

AND WE’RE BACK. It’s the start of a new school year at Santa Rosa High School and the campus is buzzing with students. Aside from the bumpy software transition, and the end of quarantine, the start of the quarter has been quite good. However, due to the end of a nearly two year quarantine, this school year is guaranteed to be a bit rocky for all the lower classmen and as such kindness and understanding should be extended to everyone as we get back to a new sense of normalcy. Article and Photo by Robert Merrick After months

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New SRHS Staff Excited to Join the Panther Family

HAPPY TO BE A PANTHER: Two of Santa Rosa High's new faculty pose for a picture Marla Tusa (left) our new music teacher, and Kelsey Fotouhi, pictured with her son (right), our new attendance tech. They both mentioned they are excited to start working at this school and Tusa said,” I look forward to being a part of the school community and to helping students reach their full potential.” Both faculty members have been doing fantastic jobs bringing pride to being a panther.

Photo provided by: Marla Tusa and Kelsey

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