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

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, Journey Manager 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...

Ms. Kimberly Tuohy explores her passion for art through teaching Ceramics and Art 1.

Kim Tuohy: A New Journey

Olivia Phongsa and Carina Liu October 21, 2021

This year at DVHS is a new experience for everyone, including the new Art 1 and Ceramics teacher, Ms. Kim Tuohy. Although this is her first year at DVHS, this year will be her 15th year teaching art.  As...

Dougherty Valley teacher, Mr. Noah Kopp, enters his second year teaching Theater Arts, after an exemplary dance career.

A transition from the stage to backstage isn’t all that different

Boomika Velineni and Nayja Shah October 19, 2021

Dougherty Valley’s theater arts teacher and drama club advisor, Noah Kopp, transitions into a new chapter of his life through teaching theater rather than performing on stage.   In the dimly lit...

Both students and teachers at DVHS were forced to change their daily routines due to the pandemic.

Dougherty students and faculty share their experiences during the year at home

Akilesh Kale and Allan Zhang September 29, 2021

Over the course of the 2020-2021 school year, teachers and students at Dougherty Valley High School alike attended school at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many believe their lives have changed...

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