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Math pathways take new turn

Math pathways take new turn

by | March 7, 2017

The PHS math department will be offering two new classes—Integrated Math 3 and a compressed class of Math Analysis and Calculus A—for the 2017-2018 school year. This current school year is the last year... Read More

Athletic Department launches new and improved website

Athletic Department launches new and improved website

by | March 7, 2017

The athletic department unveiled a new athletics website on Jan. 30, featuring interactive elements such as a social media feed and a photo gallery. “The pictures and social media feed are all sourced through... Read More

Architecture firms compete for H1 position

by | February 7, 2017

Thirty-five people from 28 architectural firms attended the architect tour for Measure H1 on Jan. 6. An 85 page RFP (Request For Proposal) and RFQ (Request For Quotation) was sent to all of the... Read More

Gap Year programs offer alternative pathway for seniors post-graduation

Gap Year programs offer alternative pathway for seniors post-graduation

by | February 7, 2017

Representatives from gap year programs will hold lunchtime meetings to inform students about gap year options this February in the College and Career Center. “We want to provide students with information that allows them... Read More

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