Articles by Matt Leong

Leaving the nest, independence soars

June 10, 2013 | in A Closer Look

When summer comes to a close, the senior class will prepare for the college life. While a small group will stay within casual visiting range of their homes, the majority will have to make... Read More

Daniels appointed as next PHS Principal

Daniels appointed as next PHS Principal

May 22, 2013 | in Web

The PUSD School Board unanimously approved Brent Daniels as the new high school principal on Wednesday, May 22. Daniels, the current Assistant Principal of Burlingame High School, has 21 years of experience in education,... Read More

PUSD appoints new PMS principal from Palo Alto School District

PUSD appoints new PMS principal from Palo Alto School District

May 9, 2013 | in Web

The PUSD Board of Education unanimously approved Ryan Fletcher as the new Principal for Piedmont Middle School starting on July 1, stated a press release sent out on Wednesday, May 8. Fletcher has served... Read More

Underclassmen advocate activism

April 22, 2013 | in A Closer Look

On the Piedmont Middle School(PMS) campus, one will find old desks converted to plant nurseries, signs and announcements raising awareness on plastic usage, a school garden, greenhouse, and a Green Team class. PHS is... Read More

New attendance policy: School to message parents of student absences

New attendance policy: School to message parents of student absences

April 8, 2013 | in News

PUSD parents will be alerted via text message, email, cell phone or home phone if their children are absent starting April 9, Assistant Superintendent Randall Booker detailed in a letter to PUSD parents April... Read More

Horn stars in second movie: Space Warriors

Horn stars in second movie: Space Warriors

April 8, 2013 | in Campus

Sophomore Thomas Horn will star in his second film, Space Warriors, which opens in April. Horn plays the character of Jimmy Hawkins, who fulfills his dream to go to space camp in the International... Read More

Kitchens to retire after 38 years in education

Kitchens to retire after 38 years in education

March 20, 2013 | in News

To the left of his desk and in front of his hat rack sits a wooden filing cabinet. The bottom shelf is jumbled with photographs, scrapbooks, t-shirts and newspaper clippings, shoved in an unorganized... Read More

Mock trial season comes to a close

Mock trial season comes to a close

March 20, 2013 | in News

The Mock Trial season was cut short after the team lost to Moreau Catholic by less than a one-percent point differential in the county semifinal round on Feb 26. The team had entered county... Read More

Library to install 33 new iMac desktop computers

Library to install 33 new iMac desktop computers

February 9, 2013 | in News

The PHS library will receive 33 new iMac desktop computers after February break, replacing the four-year-old PC’s that are falling out of date, technology coordinator Jana Branisa said. The Piedmont Parents’ Club has put... Read More

Ormond transforms from benchwarmer to star

Ormond transforms from benchwarmer to star

February 4, 2013 | in Basketball

Four years ago, senior James Ormond told senior Dylan James Kavanaugh that he would be trying out for the freshmen basketball team. Kavanaugh laughed disbelievingly. A month ago, Kavanaugh laughed again, this time in... Read More