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The AV Admin team sent out a gift for each of their staff at the end of the week.

Amador celebrates Staff Appreciation Week

Anjali Bemarkar, Senior Staff Writer May 10, 2024

Amador Valley High School comes together to celebrate Staff Appreciation Week from May 6th-May 10th. For each day of the week, the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) prepared something special for...

Aayush Gupta (24) opens his freshmen letter to self.

Seniors receive letters from Freshmen self

Gigi Zhang, Amadon Editor-in-Chief May 10, 2024

Every year, the freshmen class is assigned  to write a letter to their future self in their Health class. Students are instructed to write a letter, seal it in an envelope, place a stamp, and return it...

At some point in the night, the DJs tossed light sticks into the crowd to light up the dance floor even more.

Senior Ball lights up the Starry Night with dance

Leo He, AVT World News and Politics Editor May 6, 2024

On Saturday, May 4th, Amador Valley hosted its annual Senior Ball. The event took place this year at the San Francisco Design Center. “We picked this venue in particular because there's a lot of open...

AV Teachers and Staff wore back and posed with Counselors before school in a showing of solidarity opposing cuts to the counseling department.

District proposes cuts to AVHS Counseling Department as student enrollment increases

Jacob Bluvol, Staff Writer May 6, 2024

Amador students and parents were surprised last week when the announcement came out that Counselors would be cut at all PUSD schools, including Amador Valley. This all comes as Amador Valley student population...

Seniors Karan Gupta, Nicholas Shao, Angad Bhargav, and Amit Krishna present their app, Club Compass, to the panel.

Computer science students present new technologies to industry professionals

Maximilien Kiyoi, Segments Editor May 3, 2024

On Thursday, May 2nd, Amador’s Advanced Computer Science Projects for the Contemporary World class, led by teacher Kevin Kiyoi, presented different tech creations to industry professionals around the...

The Amador Valley Competition Civics team proved their title once again at Nationals, winning seventh place overall.

Amador’s Competition Civics secures their place at Nationals

Grace Huang, Amadon Page Editor April 20, 2024

After a week-long competition in Washington D.C., Amador’s Competition Civics Team secured their place nationally. The months of practice and preparation paid off, and Amador Valley won seventh place.  “I...

Atop hippie hill, all of the US history teachers gathered to celebrate counterculture day with their students.

Juniors tie-dye t-shirts & celebrate counterculture day

Rebecca Mestel, AVT Features Editor April 19, 2024

Channeling the 1960s and 70s, Amador’s US History classes celebrated their annual counterculture day on Friday, April 19. Complete with a hippie-style picnic and tie-dyed shirts, the Junior class immersed...

Leadership students and game participants spent the morning setting up and preparing for the rally.

Survivor Rally 2024: Behind the Scenes

Leo He, AVT World News and Politics Editor April 19, 2024

Near the end of each school year, Amador Valley hosts the annual Survivor Rally, where students from each grade level participate in a friendly competition full of school spirit. This year, the event is...

Students toured several famous landmarks  and museums in Paris and the surrounding region.

AV students and teachers travel to Paris for spring break

Alyssa Vu, AVT Profiles Editor April 15, 2024

This past spring break, thirty Amador and Foothill students explored the glittering streets of Paris. This memorable trip is one of many travel opportunities offered annually to students of all grades. Information...

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