“Students must make a consistent effort to master and demonstrate appropriate behavior for learning, which will in turn enable them to make the most out of their experience at Aragon.” So states the mission statement of the Behaviors for Learning. This notice is posted all over school, in classrooms, and in the summer Red Book, anywhere students and teachers will be able to see the announcement of a new tardy policy.
Applause erupted as Congresswoman Jackie Speier took the podium in Aragon’s Memorial Theater on Tuesday, August 31. Speier came to Aragon to talk to the senior class about overcoming challenges and her own life experiences. She currently represents California’s 12th District, which includes parts of South San Francisco and San Mateo.
AMIGOs, an organization in its 43rd year, puts high school and college volunteers in Latin American countries to live with other volunteers in local “host families.” Volunteers improve their Spanish fluency and experience an entirely different culture from their own.
From the first day people met him, they knew immediately that he was going to be a friend they would never forget. “He wasn’t the most eloquent person, but he always gave good advice,” says senior Devon Hanna. “He always told me to have fun in life and it was because he was a really easy person to talk to that we connected really well.”