The official student news site of Dougherty Valley High School.

The Wildcat Tribune

The official student news site of Dougherty Valley High School.

The Wildcat Tribune

The official student news site of Dougherty Valley High School.

The Wildcat Tribune

The Trash-Free stand at the weekly San Ramon Farmer’s Market in the City Center Bishop Ranch invites locals and businesses to participate in the program

San Ramon’s Trash-Free program encourages sustainability among locals with customer incentives

Kimberly Cui, Staff Writer October 1, 2022

The City of San Ramon implemented “Trash-Free” this April to encourage local businesses and residents to reduce single-use foodware.  The program recently expanded a subproject on drinks, designed...

Academic Talent Program (ATP) is a gifted education program that places elementary to middle students with similar abilities under a differentiated curriculum. Meant to be more rigorous and in-depth than General Education, the more beneficial aspects of a unique learning community must simultaneously balance questions of competition, divisiveness and labeling.

SRVUSD students and teachers weigh in on utility of ATP program

Grace Zhao and Allan Zhang September 27, 2022

Each year, a new batch of elementary school kids begins the sorting process into gifted and talented education. Students identified as “high-potential learners” or possessing “advanced abilities,”...

Californias Coastal Cleanup Day unites volunteers against plastic pollution

California’s Coastal Cleanup Day unites volunteers against plastic pollution

Ella Shen, Managing Editor September 16, 2022

California’s 38th annual Coastal Cleanup Day takes place on Sept. 17 , 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon. An average of 70,000 volunteers from around the state participate in this global event, with over 50 countries...

a silhouette of protesters holding signs; these signs are colored (blue, green, red)

Strikes during the COVID-19 pandemic signal the comeback of the Labor Movement

Allan Zhang and Akilesh Kale June 9, 2022

Following a strike by nurses at Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, the hospital worker’s union, the Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement (CRONA), negotiated higher...

A male teacher is pointing his finger up while lecturing to students with a book in his hands. Students look stressed and worried

Long-term substitute teachers hinder students’ learning

Ananya Pinnamaneni, Features Editor May 23, 2022

With many teachers being out of office for multiple weeks due to various reasons, including contracting COVID-19, going on maternity/paternity leave or other personal issues, their students have been left...

a group of kids playing instruments outside in the DVHS quad.

DVHS’s annual Area Band Festival shines light on flute-players from three different grade levels

Kimberly Cui, Jennifer Sheng, and Grace Zhao May 19, 2022

On March 10, the DVHS Area Band Festival took place in the quad from 5 to 7 p.m, treating friends, family and teachers to an array of pieces while showing off what’s been cooking in the district’s...

Dougherty Valleys prospective bike co-op strive to allow students to use school owned bikes throughout the school year.

Dougherty Valley’s prospective bike co-op rides in a positive direction

Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath and Jade Wang May 19, 2022

Late students are certainly not an anomaly at Dougherty Valley High School. Every morning, a handful of students rush through the front gates at the sound of the late bell, all with different excuses....

California condors at the Hopper Mountain NWR facility wait for medical evaluation.

California condor returns from the brink of extinction to grace Contra Costa County skies

Eva Shen, Editor in Chief May 16, 2022

In October 2021, for the first time in 100 years, a California condor – the largest flying bird in North America – graced Contra Costa County skies.  In 1987, there were only 27 condors remaining...

 Students in the Best Buddies club partner up for fun activities, such as making crafts, as a way to help form connections.

Clubs work to make DVHS a more welcoming place for students with autism during Autism Awareness Month

Ananya Pinnamaneni, Features Editor May 6, 2022

Autism Awareness Month takes place in the month of April and serves a way to increase understanding and acceptance of people on the autism spectrum.  “Sometimes, people associate challenges [and]...

Students across campus wore rainbow tape to signify their participation in the Day of Silence, just two days after the Student Voice Forum.

LGBTQ+ community speaks out about classroom experiences during DVHS Student Voice Forum

Mahika Arya and Eva Shen April 22, 2022

On Wed. April 20, DVHS held its first Student Voice Forum, led by Principal Evan Powell. According to Powell, the event was designed as a day to learn about “each other, [to learn] how to make Dougherty...

One boy, unmasked, is looking at an unmasked girl. A girl puts on a mask.

SRVUSD lifts mask mandates in all K-12 settings

Mayukhi Katragadda and Anaisha Das April 21, 2022

On March 14, San Ramon Valley Unified School District lifted mask mandates in all of their K-12 settings, prompting mixed responses from the Dougherty Valley community.  The decision was made by Gov....

With unconventional approaches to his classroom, Mr.  Evan Liddle creates a unique classroom environment that he hopes is beneficial to his students.

Mr. Liddle brings an unconventional approach to his classroom environment

Nethra Dhamodaran and Sonia Keswani April 20, 2022

Unlimited extensions and almost non-existent deadlines are one of the many unconventional approaches that AP World History teacher Evan Liddle takes to his classroom in hopes that his methods are worth...

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