• Great new mural--talented muralist

    Lauren Thompson '17 is showing off our latest piece of art. A reproduction of Wassily Kandinsky is now shining right outside of building 4

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  • Spartan student competes at MESA

    The Science program is hosting its regional's tomorrow at San Jose State. We honor Anna Chang '20 for her success in reaching this level.

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  • Robotics Team goes for Finals

    Saturday at UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall, our squad sees if this year's robot can get the job done. This year's job? Taking laundry off the line, and into a basket to be washed. Great fun, great kids, check it out!

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  • Engineering Students on the Go--to Contra Costa College today

    Visiting classes in Physics, Design and Rocketry. About forty students on their way

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  • Baseball and Softball host El Cerrito

    Two great games separated by less than two city blocks. See you there at 4:00 for both the action!

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  • Library has great new collection

    Dozens of new titles, high levels of student interest. We'll be highlighting a book a day. Today--"One Last Word" from master poet Nikki Grimes. First come, first checked out!

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  • We have Jobs!

    Come to building 4 this week if you want the chance to do a City Internship or a Lifeguard gig. Be swift and strong.

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  • Three Great Scholarships from Rotary

    Seniors who are considering a career in Education (Doreen Covell) or Public Safety (Richard Voisey) or Service (Interact) are eligible for three $1,000 awards. Applications available and due to building 4

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  • Big week for Chris Tan '17

    Our Spartan National Merit Scholar is not just competing for the District at the State Science Fair in Los Angeles this week but he is going to be honored before the West Contra Costa County School Board on Wednesday as well for his great work. We wish you the best in LA and will be there to cheer you on when you return home

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  • Two Spartan artists selected for Congressional Reception

    Giselle Valencia Valenzuela '17 and Marianne Densing '19 were chosen to have their art works on display in Vallejo in May as part of Representative Mike Thompson's appeal to have District 5 represented in Washington D.C. One of the student selections will be chosen to spend the year in the Capitol building! You can see our artists work in Vallejo in May and then maybe Washington D.C?

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  • Robotics readies for April 29th competition

    The robot crew is building a better way to do the laundry. This year's task is to see to it that the robot can grab a shirt off the line and then get it to the washer without a mistake. The students have been working for weeks, and get a last chance at some help this Saturday, just in time for their competitive event next Saturday. We remind them not to mix colors and whites.

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  • English Learners spend the day at the Exploritorium

    And came back energized for more. Here they are together enjoying the best of the City

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  • Jazz Band shines at El Cerrito music event

    What a performance, or rather set of performances put on by the Jazz Band at the District's fifth annual festival. Don't wait long, the Band will be back in action at the Pinole Music festival on Thursday May 4th

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  • Law Academy students get CPR certification

    In connection with our Health Academy, our law students spent the day getting trained and educated on emergency health training. The students spent the day practicing and getting hands on, so if called on, they can also save a life.

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  • Health Class gets visit from local Doctor and scholarship opportunity as well

    Dr. Eric Marrioti came to Mr. O'Shea's first and second period class to go over his practice and offer a fine scholarship opportunity for select seniors. The top scholars will interview with the doctor in his office to see if they have earned the prize early next month.

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  • Four new murals grace Pinole Valley

    Check out artist Stephen Fe'ao and his creation, with an assist from Austin Holland. Nice work, fellas

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  • What's Cooking?

    Or rather who is cooking? Our parents are learning healthy techniques every Wednesday in the morning and our students are enrolled and ready to fire up the grill every Thursday after school. We'll let you know when it's ready. Don't put your finger in there, it's still cooking!

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  • Prom Pictures now available for pickup at the Cashier's office

    That means you can get yours before school or at lunchtime. We peeked, you look lovely!

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  • Graduation Speakers first announcement

    Can you imagine being the student to launch an entire Senior class? Then you may want to be our Class Historian or Inspirational Speaker. Flyers with information available now in the main office and tryouts will be happening next month. Start warming up!

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  • Honor Guard meeting today at lunch

    Juniors interested in helping out with graduation need to be a) At the meeting today at lunch in the Blue room and b) possess a 3.0 GPA or better and c) be ready to work!

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  • Badminton plays on!

    Travels to Hercules and El Cerrito this week. A nice season thus far for our favorite road team (note: Without our gym space, Badminton always is the road team!)

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  • Winners from the District Art Show

    Congratulations to the following students who earned cash prizes for their outstanding work which is still on display at the Richmond art center: Hope Bonillas, who got two awards. Stephanie Cermeno, Julian Pedley Alonso Llontop, Rola Sabbagh and Lindsey Thepmany

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  • Some fun animation from our Photo class

    The story of a crisis, a rescue and maybe a romance.

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  • Teachers review Reading Strategies

    What is our best practice for the school year? What have you done to improve our reading? We'll share our best April 19th at our professional development meeting

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  • Executive Board meets

    The Leadership class (great job at Multicultural days by the way, is meeting Tuesday for next year's potential class officers

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  • Baseball blasts Alhambra High. Softball takes three over the weekend.

    Diamond doings all going the Spartan way. We are in the last weeks of league play and it looks like post-season action is a certainty. Even the rain can't slow us down.

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  • Robotics team at UC Berkeley

    This year's finals are on April 28th at Lawrence Hall. Here is the team, hard at planning.

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  • Speech? Debate?

    We speak from experience when we say that learning the Forensics way is the best method to learn how to put your thoughts together. That's why we are encouraging you to encourage your child to sign up for next year. The ability to speak Extemporaneously, or Debate forcefully or even to put together an Oratory. Let's just say it pays off, big time. Look for student speakers in English classes all next week

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  • Two Spartans win ROP awards!

    Jessica Nhan in Human Body Systems and Christopher Tan in Computer Science are getting a recognition and award from the Contra Costa County ROP office for their exemplary work. They will be feted on May 11 along with their teachers for their outstanding work. Congratulations, to both of you!

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  • Tennis boys turn back DeAnza

    Even shorthanded (some of our players were at the art show or multicultural night). We still had enough fire power to turn back the Dons 4-1. Nice run for the net men

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  • Three in a Row for Badminton

    Way to go, big Blue--the Spartans doubled up on the Richmond OIlers. (And remember, we are always the road team!) Winners revealed, click above

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  • Art Show is a Spartan success

    Thursday night, we saw great art on display and watched it all with the Jazz Band on the beat. Award winning stuff!

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  • Multi Cultural Night and Day a grand success

    Polynesian dancers, Latin tunes, Spartan Take Over, and Haka dancers! We wish it came more than once a year!

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  • Smarter Balance testing all this week and next

    Our juniors are testing--two days in English and two day of Math. We are taking the tests online and providing a space for students to work and do their best. Next up--AP testing starting May 1!

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  • Attendance Numbers for March hit 95%

    And we want to especially commend our juniors. Way to go class of 2018 for the 96.4% rate

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  • Engineering classes go to Chevron

    They are on their way and will come back charged up with some new ideas and motivations.

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  • Baseball come from behind winner

    Beating rival St. Mary's with a four run rally in the seventh and final inning. Great win. More baseball action tomorrow.

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  • Do you believe we can fill the whole group of stories with just events from Thursday April 13?

    Believe it!

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  • Dream it. Tweet it. Win it

    Eve's Addiction Scholarship asks students to write their dream job cover letter as a 140-character tweet. Think you can do it? $1,500 if you can do it best. Details in the front office

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  • National Honor Society meets today

    Once a month, our scholars plan their strategies for the month ahead. Once more, they will report to Stewart Elementary where they will assist with reading and tutoring our future Spartans to be!

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  • April Facutly meeting and our new Teacher of the Month

    We will go over the last assessments of the year, including SBAC, EAP and AP. Also Finals. We also identify our second to last Teacher of the Month. We apologize in advance, knowing there are only twenty days remaining of April. We don't think any less of you, Top Teacher!

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  • Smarter Balance testing begins Tuesday

    We will be assessing our juniors over the next few weeks. The test is the Smarter Balance, and we will see how well our juniors fare on this statewide exam.

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  • District Art show and Spartan Show

    This Thursday night is the time to get two-for-one at the Richmond Art Center. Our Spartan artists will have their works on display and our Jazz band will be providing the atmosphere. It's free and it's fabulous. See you there between 5:00 and 7:00 pm

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  • Softball crushes St. Patrick, and now plays Bruins again today

    Not thinking that St. Pat's wants much to do with the Spartans after Friday's 16-1 decision, but our girls go out to Vallejo today to see if they can keep up the standard they've set. Isa Fernandez went 3 for 4 with a home run and Lydia Quiros struck out eight and won the complete game victory

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  • Baseball takes title

    At the Willie Stargell invitational, our boys took two of three to win the consolation round and come back with a plaque. Two big league games this week, let's keep the good times rolling

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  • MultiCultural Night is coming!

    One of our favorite events of the year is on its way. Thursday after school for our parents and community members, and Friday 4th period for our student boyd. It's the one and only (ok, we guess twice only) performance and celebration. Be here at 5:00 on Thursday to see the show

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  • Show Choir tryouts all this week!

    Imagine yourself on center stage? Now instead of dreaming of it, do it! Tryouts for the Spring show all this week with Mr. Flanagan at lunch and after school.

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