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DVHS Spanish Teacher Leah Ottey is excited to be able to see her friends as well as her students in person after being vaccinated

Behind the Vac-Scene: Leah Ottey feels hopeful for a vaccinated future, in and out of school

Experiences with the COVID-19 vaccine
Aditi Lappathi, News Editor April 2, 2021

“When you see the huge line of people that are also getting [the coronavirus vaccine], it feels like this finally is going to be coming to a close. You're like, oh, I'm just one of like 6000 people that...

School librarian, Allison Hussenet, looks through books ready for curbside pickup as part of the library's ongoing efforts to keep remote learners reading.

Online learning heightens learning gaps across the school district

Sneha Cheenath, Managing Editor April 1, 2021

The SRVUSD Board of Education presented evidence of significant learning loss among students on Jan. 12, an issue that school staff are now working to solve. Compared to the first semester of the 2019-2020...

Johann Somerville (left) is pictured with his two close friends and colleagues, Brandon Croker (middle) and Jeff Vangene (right).

Behind the Vac-Scene: Johann Somerville is hopeful for a return to a social learning environment

Experiences with the COVID-19 vaccine
Jade Wang, Opinions Editor March 26, 2021

It’s 3:05 p.m. on a Wednesday. The Dougherty Valley High School (DVHS) campus has been deserted for almost a year, but slowly, teachers are returning to campus to gather necessary teaching materials...

New classes provide eye-opening experiences for educational diversity and AI programming

New classes provide eye-opening experiences for educational diversity and AI programming

Shereen Ahmed and Mahika Arya March 24, 2021

Next school year, Dougherty Valley is adding two new classes to its catalog for students to be able to take — Ethnic Studies and XR for Social Good. Read more about them below.   The power...

RECAP: PTSA Stories Build Bridges Speaker Series #2

Aria Khalique, Shereen Ahmed, and Thyra Beckley March 24, 2021

On March 23, the SRVUSD high school PTSA held their second event of their Stories Build Bridges Speaker Series with playwright and social justice activist, Irma Herrera performing pieces of her new one-woman...

Pandemic Pets

Pandemic Pets

With COVID-19 lockdowns put in place, we were forced to stay home for extended period of time. Our pets became a source of companionship and happiness as we were given more time to spend with them. In...

TEACHER TOURS #1: A look inside teachers’ home workspaces

Aria Khalique, Geneva Xie, Helen Kang, and Riya Mehta March 22, 2021

Since teachers are teaching from home this year we asked some of them to give us tours of their home workspaces! Up first, Mrs. Chamberlain!

A series of COVID-19 cases at Del Amigo High School, an alternative school in San Ramon, revealed unclear communication and a lack of understanding about how to protect special education students’ COVID-19 related needs within SRVUSD.

Confusion surrounding Del Amigo COVID-19 cases expose lack of transparency to keep students with special needs and school staff healthy

Shortly after Del Amigo High School, an alternative school within the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD), reopened on Nov. 17, 2020, a COVID-19 outbreak occurred within the special education...

SRVUSD primary students return to school for hybrid learning.

SRVUSD resumes hybrid learning for primary students

On Feb. 17, third through fifth graders, as well as students in special day classes (SDC) in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) are set to resume in-person hybrid learning, joining students...

Dougherty Valley sports cancelled until further notice

Dougherty Valley sports cancelled until further notice

Alina Mohammadian, Staff Writter January 28, 2021

As the second wave of COVID-19 hits, Dougherty Valley sports are cancelled to accommodate serious state safety protocols to keep athletes safe. Winter has begun and so has the second spike in coronavirus...

Due to COVID-19, SAT testing sites have been forced to cancel tens of thousands of tests, sparking discussions about the future of standardized tests in the college admissions process.

SAT cancellations raise questions about the future of standardized testing

Aditya Arora and Mason Fang January 20, 2021

Update: The College Board announced on Jan. 19 that it will no longer be offering the SAT subject tests or optional essays in order to “simplify demands on students.”   After the COVID-19...

DVHS clubs struggle during COVID-19

Grace Yang and Jennifer Sheng December 4, 2020

DVHS club members have adapted to new ways of running their clubs during shelter-in-place, but are struggling to pursue their agendas while following COVID-19 regulations.  By Nov. 2019, most DVHS...

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