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The Daniels Doctrine: A look back

The Daniels Doctrine: A look back

by | February 7, 2017

Purple and white jelly beans, purple ties, a kind smile in the hallway, and a focus on “Achieving the Honorable,” while also caring for student’s social and emotional health: the Daniels Doctrine.  Former principal... Read More

PHS bids farewell to Daniels

PHS bids farewell to Daniels

by | February 7, 2017

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

by | January 12, 2017

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

School curfew implemented for student health

by | December 21, 2016

Principal Brent Daniels and the administration have implemented a 9:30 p.m. curfew that will apply to all school-affiliated activities. The curfew was created by the administration team after looking at the Challenge Success survey... Read More

Clubs to turn anger to community on Inauguration Day

by | December 21, 2016

ASB and various clubs are working together to hold an event called Share Y(our) Voice, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, at Lake Merritt. Speakers, educational booths, and an... Read More

Teachers debate on homework over break

Teachers debate on homework over break

by | December 21, 2016

The Challenge Success program, along with principal Brent Daniels, is piloting a new no-homework policy for this year’s winter break. English and photojournalism teacher Jody Weverka said that the basic guideline of the homework... Read More

Piedmont schools adopt Next Generation Science Standards

Piedmont schools adopt Next Generation Science Standards

by | December 21, 2016

PUSD’s science department is currently in the process of adopting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a state-led effort to improve students’ understanding of science concepts. Physics teacher Glen Melnik and the other PHS... Read More

WASC seeks increased student involvement

WASC seeks increased student involvement

by | November 29, 2016

The PHS administration is currently looking for students interested in participating in the WASC student group. The purpose of the WASC student meetings are to provide purposeful and constructive feedback on PUSD educational programs.... Read More

Students load up with weighted classes

by | November 29, 2016

Since the 2013-14 year, there has been a 17 percent increase in student enrollment in AP courses and a 15 percent increase in enrollment in Honors level courses. This year, there are 14 AP... Read More

Piedmont community endures crime-ridden November

Piedmont community endures crime-ridden November

by | November 29, 2016

As of Nov. 13, there have been four armed robberies and five instances of breaking and entering in Piedmont during the past month, according to the Piedmont Police Department. Senior Nina Adarkar and her... Read More