Articles by Spencer Dean

All-School Assembly addresses recent anti-Semitic hate speech

All-School Assembly addresses recent anti-Semitic hate speech

May 9, 2017 | in Web

During 5th period on May 8 in the PHS gym, a collection of six students performed a brief all-school assembly, which was organized by the administration to address what was acknowledged as a pattern... Read More

Wall of Honor committee plans ceremony in May

Wall of Honor committee plans ceremony in May

May 2, 2017 | in News

PUSD has announced a groundbreaking ceremony on May 18 for the Wall of Honor at the Chris Stevens Memorial library, which will house a database recognizing past and current service members from Piedmont. The... Read More

Forums allow discussion for three H1 design proposals

Forums allow discussion for three H1 design proposals

May 1, 2017 | in News

On three separate occasions in the month of April, the Piedmont community gathered for community town hall meetings to discuss school renovations with Measure H1 bond measure money. The district-organized meetings were open to... Read More

Conceptual designs for new high school facilities (video)

April 6, 2017 | in Web

A video provided by PUSD on measureh1.org outlines three conceptual designs for use of Measure H1 bond money. These options have been discussed and critiqued at community town hall meetings, the last of which... Read More

ASB: associated student budget

ASB: associated student budget

March 28, 2017 | in A Closer Look

Plump ice cream sandwiches file into the breezeway by the boxful. Lofty bouncy-houses expand with air on the dewy baseball outfield. Vibrant streamers of red, blue, green and orange cascade from the Binks gym... Read More

PHS bids farewell to Daniels

PHS bids farewell to Daniels

February 7, 2017 | in News

On Jan. 11, principal Brent Daniels announced his intent to accept a job offer from Berkeley Unified School District. He informed the community that his final day on campus would be Jan. 27. Daniels... Read More

Daniels to depart from PUSD

Daniels to depart from PUSD

January 12, 2017 | in News

PHS principal Brent Daniels has announced that he will be leaving PUSD on Jan. 27 to become the Director of Human Resources in Berkeley Unified School District. Superintendent Randall Booker has recommended that administrators... Read More

Usher Piedmont towards openness and acceptance

Usher Piedmont towards openness and acceptance

December 21, 2016 | in Opinions

Stigmas can be difficult things to admit to. I’ve always thought of myself as a pretty accepting and empathetic person, so I was caught off guard by my response to a two-part article written... Read More

Educational opportunities: Adult School

Educational opportunities: Adult School

November 29, 2016 | in Campus

“The most rewarding part?” said Adult Education teacher Dan Bonnin, repeating the question. “Let me show you.” Several clicks later, the smiling faces of young adults, wearing full cap-and-gown, appeared on his laptop screen.... Read More

Inside a student walkout, Nov. 14

Inside a student walkout, Nov. 14

November 14, 2016 | in Web

This afternoon, students from Piedmont High School and Piedmont Middle School congregated with students from surrounding East Bay schools in an anti-Trump walkout. Highlander reporters asked participants why they chose to engage in this... Read More