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

New athletic director SueEllen Thomas settles into her new office in Room A120.

SueEllen Thomas becomes new Dougherty Valley athletic director

Chriztian (Zoei) Torres, Sports Copy Editor October 29, 2023

Prior to the start of the 2023-24 school year, Principal Evan Powell named SueEllen Thomas the new athletic director of Dougherty Valley High School. Thomas has an long history of working with athletes....

Counselor Ordoñez welcomes his students into the school year.

New faces join the Dougherty staff directory this year

Andy Mei, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 29, 2023

With time inevitably comes a wealth of change and growth. This year, Dougherty Valley High School (DVHS) has welcomed many new faculty members in various departments. Among the new educators is Assistant...

The DVHS new Intro to Law course is greatly supported by English teacher Susannah Faria.

One teacher’s life-long passion paves the way for Intro to Law course

Neetra Chakraborty, Art & Graphics Editor May 30, 2023

Often, students joke about how the content they learn during school hours has no application in real life. Not many people use the Pythagorean theorem or Avogadro’s law in day-to-day life.  On the...

DVHS should refocus on the efforts of individual classrooms to create safe learning communities.

Community at DV should start from the classroom

Grace Zhao, Opinions Editor March 1, 2023

At a student forum held on Feb. 2, DVHS administration looked for ways to combat the recurrence of shooting threats on campus. Ideas tossed around at the forum included a competition among grade levels...

Math teacher Mrs. Kekre brightens her classroom with teaching methods she learned from her credential program.

New math teacher Ms. Kekre tackles teaching challenges as both a teacher and a mother

Luna Ashebir and Emily Wong February 1, 2023

Dougherty Valley High School is starting off 2023 with a new math teacher, Mrs. Vishruti Kekre who just completed her credentials program and is teaching full time as an Algebra 1 and Enriched Algebra...

While very few teachers still wear a mask, a significant portion of students still do wear a mask.

Teachers stray away from wearing masks to improve connections with students

Ananya Pinnamaneni, Features Editor October 17, 2022

As COVID cases have begun to decrease this year, an influx of teachers have stopped wearing masks at school.  Justin Worley, an English teacher who no longer wears a mask, corroborates, “It seems...

New Dougherty staff members share their hopes and goals

New Dougherty staff members share their hopes and goals

Ananya Mukherjee and Ekroop Kaur October 5, 2022

Dougherty Valley High School introduced 23 new staff members in the academic year of 2022-2023. Some of the represented departments include: math, science, history, English and world language. Two assistant...

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...

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...

Ms. Annie Nguyen, a science teacher at Dougherty Valley High School, recently founded an employee resource group to provide a safe space for BIPOC teachers to share their stories and discuss cultural inclusion on campus.

Employee resource group promotes solidarity and support for teachers of color

Lauren Chen, Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2022

Over 5,200 race-related incidents and hate crimes were reported in 2020, a 32% increase from 2019, according to information gathered by the FBI. Emotions like fear, grief and anger affected students and...

A silhouette of a teacher holding a stick, which points to a whiteboard with the words SUPPORT OUR TEACHERS

Teacher Shortages Place SRVUSD in a Difficult Position

Shreyas Sambara, News Copy Editor December 6, 2021

Rising teacher resignations due to factors such as relocation, enhanced unemployment benefits and low salaries during the pandemic have forced SRVUSD to amplify hiring efforts.  In SRVUSD's board meeting...

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