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Homecoming court profiles

Homecoming court profiles

By Yunqi Deng

November 6, 2015

Disneylands take over campus

Disneylands take over campus

By Erin Liu

October 19, 2015

The “Happiest Homecoming on Earth” recently surfaced on campus, under the overarching theme of “Disneylands.” Seniors represented the famous Fantasyland, juniors crossed into Adventureland, sophomores into Tomorrowland and freshmen faced Frontierland. According to the online Homecoming fly...

2015 IDC Exchange at Lynbrook High School

HHS students, Alyssa Hiroaka (12) and Cyrus Miremadi (12) pose next to Homecoming decorations on LHS’s campus.

By Jacob Jiao, Reporter

October 17, 2015

I n the FUHSD, students are given opportunities to spend a day at another high school in the district. This opportunity is called IDC Exchange and it stands for Intra-district Council Exchange. According to the FUHSD website, every year, IDC Exchanges attract many HHS students that want to socia...

Art department requires show attendance

Katie Schiltz instructs her ceramics class.

By Rachel Hildebrand, Editor-In-Chief

October 13, 2015

A s 3D-Design teacher Clare Dee sat in the nearly empty auditorium during a play she was chaperoning, she said she could not help but think of the packed bleachers and energetic crowd of the football game she had recently attended. Determined to make a change, Dee met with the other art depart...

New to the neighborhood: Data Tech Heidi Parrish

Heidi Parrish looks forward to seeing the students she knew as elementary school kids when she worked at West Valley

By Aditya Sampath

October 10, 2015

H eidi Parrish, the new Data Tech for Homestead High School, worked in the Cupertino Union School District, both at the District Office and as a secretary at West Valley Elementary. As Data Tech, Parrish ensures that all the information and paperwork regarding students, from grades, to Infinite C...

New to the neighborhood: Academic Center Specialist Alessandro Stavoli

By Aditya Sampath

October 10, 2015

O ne of the most noticeable staff changes on campus this year is in the new head of the the Academic Center, Alessandro Stavoli. The role was previously filled by Jessica Kirby, who has become a full-time teacher in the special education and English Departments this year. Before coming to Homeste...

New to the neighborhood: Special Education Paraprofessional Nyssa Genanakos

Genanakos usually reads books that her friends recommend to her

By Aditya Sampath

October 10, 2015

N yssa Genanakos is a new special education paraprofessional on campus this year. Genanakos previously worked at a charter school in Sacramento County, where she worked with students with autism. As a paraprofessional, Genanakos works with a teacher and alongside her students, completing the same as...

New to the neighborhood: Librarian Shannon Vakili

During high school, Shannon Vakili was a part of the HHS choir.

By Nicole Nobre, Reporter

October 10, 2015

Shannon Vakili has joined the staff as our new librarian. A Homestead graduate, Vakili previously worked at the San Jose Public Library in an office-like environment. “I really enjoy helping people and I really want to support literacy,” Vakili said. As a librarian, Vakili said she values m...

New to the neighborhood: Psychologist Lina Chung

New to the neighborhood: Psychologist Lina Chung

By Nicole Nobre, Reporter

October 10, 2015

Lina Chung is the new school psychologist. Chung moved to the Bay Area this August from New York, and is now starting her first year in the profession. “I really like [the Bay Area],” Chung said. “It seems like there’s a lot of culture and different experiences. It’s pretty diverse.” As a school psyc...

New to the neighborhood: Special Education paraprofessional Noelle Mason-Wood

Noelle Mason-Wood also coaches field hockey at HHS.

By Nicole Nobre, Reporter

October 10, 2015

Noelle Mason-Wood is one of the new special education paraprofessionals this year. It is not her first time on campus, as last year she served as an intern for the technology department, and she attended school here as well. “I’m excited just to see the success my students have, and the changes...

New to the neighborhood: Dean Brooke Chan

Brooke Chan has played volleyball for most of her life and has coached at a high level for 10 years.

By James Zhuang, Reporter

October 10, 2015

 Brooke Chan is a new dean on campus. In the past, she worked as a guidance counselor at Educational Options, an alternative program for students in FUHSD, and was a guidance counselor at HHS for seven years prior to that. Chan said she became a dean because she enjoys working with students. “Eve...

New to the neighborhood: Attendence accounting specialist Candi Marugg

In her free time, Candi Marugg said enjoys going to country music concerts.

By James Zhuang, Reporter

October 7, 2015

Candi Marugg is the new attendance accounting specialist. She previously worked for eight years in supply chain management and logistics. “I changed careers because I am a mother of a young family,” Marugg said. “I wanted a more stable . . . schedule. No more long hours.” As attendance acco...