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SAT to Implement New “Adversity Score”

SAT to Implement New “Adversity Score”

Mary Kate Machi, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

The College Board recently announced that it will be expanding its “adversity score” in an attempt to level the playing field when it comes to the SAT. Currently, 50 schools use this indicator, but the College Board said that 150 more will begin using it starting this fall. The adversity scor...

Celebrating a Successful 90 Years of Amador’s Band with Pancakes and Music

Alexis Waiss and Aishni Jolly

May 28, 2019

Recently, the Amador’s band and colorguard hosted their annual Pancake Breakfast. However, unlike the previous years, band students, directors, families, and friends used to breakfast as an opportunity to celebrate a milestone: Amador Marching Band’s 90th birthday. The band’s pancake breakfast...

Amador Valley Gym: New Hot Topic — Board Meeting 5/22/19

Elizabeth Kostalnick, Page Editor

May 22, 2019

On Tuesday night, May 21, 2019, students and parents of the Amador community all gathered at the Pleasanton Unified School District Office for a Board Meeting in hopes of addressing the problem with the Amador Valley High School gym. Prior to this board meeting, the district office approved a gran...

Four Students Win the National Merit Scholarship!!

Four Students Win the National Merit Scholarship!!

Julian Koste, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

Amador Valley is proud to announce that four students have won the prestigious National Merit Scholarship. Having such a high number of students succeed in winning the scholarship not only shows the hardworking spirit of Dons, but also the success of Amador. Every year, fifteen thousand students out of...

Major Repairs Needed For The Amador Theater

Major Repairs Needed For The Amador Theater

Milli Patel, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

The Amador Theater is one of the oldest buildings on the Amador campus, but it’s also one of the buildings in desperate need of repair.  Though the land the theater sits on is owned by the PUSD, the theater itself is owned by the city.  After opening the much smaller Firehouse Theater in downto...

Teachers and their Mothers :)

Addyson Mapes, AVtv Editor-In-Chief

May 20, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day 2019!! All around the country, families use the second Sunday of May to celebrate their mothers and recognize everything they have done for us. Yesterday, people gave thanks and love to their mothers! Mr. Yee “엄마 사랑해요! Love you Mom, Happy Mother's Day!” Said Mr. Yee, AV US History & Civics teacher.   Mr. Pal...

Amador places number 15 in the Bay Area!!

Amador places number 15 in the Bay Area!!

Linzee Alcaide, Page Editor

May 20, 2019

Recently, the U.S. News and World Report released the ratings of the top high schools in the nation and Amador excelled! The rankings are based on the college readiness, math and reading proficiency, and college prep curriculum of the attending students. This years number one school in the nation c...

Students Evacuate To Field During Lunch

Students Evacuate To Field During Lunch

Elizabeth Kostalnick, Podcast Editor

May 15, 2019

At around 1:15 PM today (Wednesday, May 15), the fire alarm on the north side of the boy's locker room was pulled and students were evacuated to the football field. When the fire alarm was pulled, AP testing was going on in the small gym. The AP Macroeconomic students were told to put their pen...

Amador’s Marching Band and Color Guard Celebrates its 90th Anniversary

Alexis Waiss, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

The Marching Band and Color Guard was born in the 1928-29 school year, only a few years after Amador Valley High opened.  Ever since then, it has grown and earned a reputation for excellence. On May 11th during their annual Pancake Breakfast, the band and color guard will celebrate its 90th Ann...

AV Celebrates Another 6-year WASC Accreditation Achievement

AV Celebrates Another 6-year WASC Accreditation Achievement

Milli Patel and Nidhi Patel, Staff Writers

May 9, 2019

Amador Valley High School received great news on Tuesday night when they were notified that the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)  awarded them a Six-Year Accreditation Status. “This maximum six-year accreditation is a recognition of our entire school community, including students...

AVHS Principal Search: Students Give Their Input

AVHS Principal Search: Students Give Their Input

Soumya Sahay, Page Editor

May 3, 2019

During ACCESS on Wednesday April 24th, students were the given the opportunity to give their input to help the current search for the next Amador principal of the 2019-2020 school year. Currently, Amador is administered by an interim principal, Nimarta Grewal. Students sat in a circle in the multi-purpos...

AV Earth Week A Success!

AV Earth Week A Success!

Elizabeth Kostalnick, Page Editor

April 29, 2019

Monday, April 22, kicked off a full week of Earth Day celebration here at Amador. Students were welcomed back from a long weekend through fun games in the quad while being encouraged to wear either blue or green in support of Earth Day. At lunch,students were able to participate and take part...

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