Deaf students discuss their experiences

November 16, 2017

A girl wakes up to muted sounds, like all the volume around her has been turned down. She reaches over to her nightstand, slips in her hearing aides, and immediately, the sounds of her mom calling for breakfast and her brothers trampling down the stairs resonate clearly in her ears. Hearing is something many individuals take for granted, but for those with hearing impairments, it is something that they are…

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Investigating claims of carcinogenic turf

November 16, 2017

The San Mateo Civil Grand Jury has investigated the considerable health and safety concerns regarding recycled tire rubber, or “crumb rubber,” used for playground and athletic field surfaces. On July 10, the grand jury released a report urging school districts, including the San Mateo Union High School District, to stop the use of turf derived from rubber tires until an ongoing study by the Environmental Protection Agency provides further data on the health effects. Currently, the school’s football field is an artificial turf field, which has crumb rubber.

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Ward wins Outstanding Biology Teacher Award

September 21, 2017

This summer, science teacher Katherine Ward received the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) for the state of California award after being nominated by California Teacher Advisory Council (CalTAC) colleague Heidi Haugen.

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