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Napa High receives Gold Ribbon School honors

Napa High receives Gold Ribbon School honors

Press release
June 5, 2017
Filed under News

(Napa, CA) On May 31, Napa High School officially accepted its 2017 California Gold Ribbon School honor from State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson. Napa High School qualified to apply for this honor based on the number of students who met or exceeded standards on the Engl...

Martinez Named New Football Head Coach

Martinez Named New Football Head Coach

Will Shull, Sports Editor
June 2, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

On May 24th, Principal Annie Petrie announced that the search for the new Napa High football head coach was over. The new coach is Jesus Martinez. Martinez has been a coach of Napa football since 2006, coaching next to ex-head coach Troy Mott for an impressive 10 years. “We were very aware of the...

Let’s Go Gaels!

Let’s Go Gaels!

Daniel Rodriguez, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under Editor's Picks, News, Showcase

Napa High juniors took a college tour to a university that they could soon be calling their home. A select group of students had the opportunity to get a first hand experience of what being a student at Saint Mary’s is like. A field trip lead by the school’s junior counselor Mr. Ayala who just so...

We Need Our Libraries!!

We Need Our Libraries!!

Lili Mautner, Reporter
May 22, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

School libraries play an important role in education and the overall school experience. Without librarians these libraries would not be able to function or be effective. Recently there have been rumors that the Napa School Districts will be cutting the librarian position at most if not all schools with...

Adios Intervention!

Adios Intervention!

Helena Parker, Reporter
May 16, 2017
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

On April 24th, 2017, Napa High School issued a letter addressing the “Napa High Community, Staff, Students, and Parents,” regarding a change to the block-day schedule. Until now, students were given roughly a 40 minute period each Thursday and Friday, which was intended to be used as a productive time...

Mr. Rogers Leaves the Neighborhood

Mr. Rogers Leaves the Neighborhood

Audrey Palmer, Managing Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Mr. Travis Rogers, the Napa High choir teacher has been a familiar face on campus since 1980. However, Mr. Rogers is retiring after the 2016-2017 school year. Mr. Rogers decided to be a choir teacher his senior year at Vintage when he himself got a new choir teacher. Although he was upset at firs...

AP Tests are Back

AP Tests are Back

Julian Sosa, Reporter
May 5, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Its that time of the year again. As the end of the year approaches, students have to get past yet another obstacle. As students are looking forward to summer, first, the ones who take the rigorous AP courses, If they wish, have to take an AP test or tests all depending on the number of AP classes the...

Juniors Take On the CAASPP

Juniors Take On the CAASPP

Daniel Rodriguez, Reporter
May 3, 2017
Filed under Editor's Picks, News, Showcase

Another school year and another dreaded test to pile upon the workload that our young developing minds already struggle to manage. The CAASPP testing is a test created by the state of California to ensure that all students graduate high school and are prepared for either college or a career. The junior...

The Mascot Recommendation

The Mascot Recommendation

David Lopez, Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2017
Filed under Editor's Picks, News, Showcase

In case you haven’t heard, recently the Napa High School Mascot Committee announced their recommendation that Napa High School change their controversial Indian mascot. The announcement came on Wednesday March 1st. The committee included students, parents, Napa High alumni, members of our community...

Rally 3/31

Rally 3/31

Julian Sosa, Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under News

It's the last rally of the school year. Like any other rally, as students come into Messner Gym where all rallies are held,  students were seated in their designated areas by grade level as Napa High's very own band was playing. The Rally was lead by seniors Leo Rodriguez and Max Harrop. The purpose of...

New Mascot Ideas

New Mascot Ideas

Henley Frommelt, Reporter
March 24, 2017
Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

Napa High may have to make a new mascot, but the question is, what will this new mascot be? Many students, parents and alumni have been trying to put in their own opinion on different mascot ideas. Some people want the mascot to be related to an indian, while others want it be completely different. ...

Tribe United

Tribe United

Julian Sosa, Reporter
March 24, 2017
Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

Once Every month the Napa high staff has the opportunity to nominate a student who has showed leadership inside or outside the classroom for tribal pride, which acknowledges you for being a being an exemplary student. When students are nominated they are excused from 2nd period on a friday and are invi...

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