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Opinion: SRJC a great option to take challenging classes at low costs

Article and caption by Robert Merrick For every student that is applying for and getting ready to go college, there are just as many who are lacking credits, looking for more of a challenge or who are looking to work towards certificates in order to start working immediately after college. For these issues there is an excellent tool right next door: The Santa Rosa Junior College.



The JC offers hundreds of programs for dozens of unique fields, alongside many certifications. This makes it an amazing

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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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‘Rocky’ Start to New Student Information System Rollout

NEW SRHS AERIES SYSTEM: English teacher Casey Elsa’s computer shows the new Aeries student information system. Elsa’s computer shows the limited access she has to her class lists and transcripts of years past. Vice Principal Andy Lieberman described the switch by saying, “it’s been rocky.” Article and Photo by Grace Payne Santa Rosa High School’s switch to a new student information system called Aeries caused major scheduling problems as students returned to campus on August 12. Delays in transferring data from the old

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