The La Hora del Te program will bring together students from California and Panama starting next week.

Sra Eyewe creates La Hora del té program for advanced Spanish classes

Manasa Krishnan, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

There are a variety of ways teachers help their students understand what they teach. For Sra. Karen Lord-Eyewe, an AP Spanish teacher at Amador, that means developing La Hora del Tè to help her students...

Even as social distancing rules remain in place, Pleasanton prepares to return to in-person learning.

Secret tapings drives deeper wedge between families and teachers

Elyssa Lieu, Senior Editor February 24, 2021

On Tuesday, February 22, secret footage of a Pleasanton teacher discussing what in-person learning will be like received backlash from parents for being unnecessarily negative. After an official school...

Students received an email on Wednesday informing them on which group they are in.

AV students going back to school under new hybrid model

Yi (Steven) Yang, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

On Wednesday, AV Students who selected the hybrid option received emails telling them what cohort group they will be in. It looks like students are going back to school.  In the email, there is also...

Amador teacher Wendy Connelly is glad to have her first vaccine dose!

The race to get our teachers vaccinated

Renna Popli, Junior Editor February 18, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines are being made available to certain groups of high-risk people and essential workers, and teachers are on that list.  California is currently in phase 1B of vaccine distribution....

For Valentine's Day, the Mr. Amador program delivered grams to friends, family, and neighbors.

Mr. Amador Program’s February fundraisers are a success

Mandy Wong, Senior Editor February 18, 2021

The Mr. Amador Program, consisting of ten male students and thirty committee members, held two fundraisers this February to raise money for George Mark’s Children House.  Their first fundraiser...

Grace Chen's family also boasted an appetizing feast for their Lunar New Year dinner, topped off with a red tablecloth that symbolizes good luck and fortune.

How AV students celebrated lunar new year

Shuchi Parikh, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

On February 11th, students throughout Amador Valley celebrated the evening before Lunar New Year with their families. “It’s  [Lunar New Year’s] similar to New Years but Asian countries go off...

How do three-day weekends affect online learning?

How do three-day weekends affect online learning?

Manasa Krishnan, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

Because remote learning limits instruction time, 3-day weekends bring on additional challenges. Some teachers feel they need to alter their lesson plans to compensate for the lost time; others see it as...

Although Comp Civics did not advance to the nationals competition, they are keeping busy listening to speakers like Kermes.

AV Comp Civics is more than just a competition

Yi (Steven) Yang, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

After Amador placed third during States last week, members of the Comp Civics team didn’t have much to prepare for. As a result, they hosted RJ Kermes, a former member of the Biden advance team.  Although...

A model of the planned shade structure. It will cover around 8,000 square feet when it is installed, hopefully in late spring.

Amador Valley High School shade structure is now 100% funded

Austin Coyne, Staff Writer February 15, 2021

After more than 3 months of donations, the $225,000 goal for a shade structure in AV's quad has been reached. Construction is slated to start in late spring.  The project donations were organized by...

Wildfire smoke turns the sky a yellow haze as residents remain indoors.

Local actions and climate change are changing the landscape

Nobody drinks tap water in Pleasanton. In Pleasanton, 24-packs of bottled water wait in Costco, have discount signs framing them at CVS, and are priced for $1.99 per single bottle at Target. The...

Large turnout for student forum 2/3/21: What was discussed & next steps

Large turnout for student forum 2/3/21: What was discussed & next steps

Leila Touati, Senior Editor February 12, 2021

During the access period on February 3rd, Amador students attended the High School Student Town Hall through a live video broadcasted on Youtube.  Hosted by Patrick Gannon, Janelle Woodward, Pam VandeKamp,...

AV Comp Civics team places 3rd at states

AV Comp Civics team places 3rd at states

Yi (Steven) Yang, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

Saturday, February 6th, 2021, Amador’s Competitive Civics Team achieved 3rd place against six other civics teams throughout California to compete for a spot at the national civics competition.  Students...

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