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Naviance aims to streamline college admission process

Naviance aims to streamline college admission process

September 21, 2011
Filed under College Admissions, News

By Tori Garza| Staff Writer | September 21, 2011 Naviance. Unless you are a senior getting ready to apply to college, chances are that you only have a vague notion of what Naviance is. And the chances that you are using it are pretty slim. But it shouldn’t be a secret as Naviance can do something huge for every Dos Pueblos student—help prepare them for college. “Naviance is a helpful web-based ...

Dos Pueblos API jumps from 816 to 820

Dos Pueblos API jumps from 816 to 820

By Kierstin Brown
September 20, 2011
Filed under News

By Kierstin Brown | Staff | September 19, 2011 Amidst the excitement of the start of the 2011-2012 school year, Chargers have reason to celebrate as the school's API (Academic Performance Index) score increased this year from 816 to 820. API is a score calculated from the STAR test and “shows [how our school] has...

DP struggles with overcrowded classes due to budget cuts

DP struggles with overcrowded classes due to budget cuts

By Haley Peterson
September 16, 2011
Filed under News

By Haley Peterson | Feature Editor | September 16, 2011 The budget problems in Sacramento have filtered down to the school systems, causing a mixture of reactions. The reverberations of the state budget crisis are evident in the jam-packed classes. Although the classes are balancing out, the impressi...

Back-to-School night photo gallery

Back-to-School night photo gallery

September 14, 2011
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By Tori Garza | Staff | September 14, 2011 Last night the parents of more than a thousand DP students filtered into the gym for back to school night. Seeing the confused faces of parents trying to find there way in the same campus that their children navigate daily was an interesting sight indeed. Paren...

DP staff reflects on September 11, 2001

DP staff reflects on September 11, 2001

By Editorial Board
September 8, 2011
Filed under News

Charger Account Staff | September 8, 2011 September 11, 2001. While most Dos Pueblos students were too young to remember clearly what was enfolding at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in a field in Pennsylvania, the images from that day are emblazoned in the memories of the Dos Pueblos...

DP to make patriotic observances

DP to make patriotic observances

September 7, 2011
Filed under News

Harry Menear | Entertainment Editor | Sept. 7, 2011 Some students at Dos Pueblos haven't been required to say the Pledge of Allegiance daily since they were in elementary school. This state of affairs is about to change. First introduced on May 5, 2009, District policy concerning Ceremonies and Observations (...

Goodbye Edline, hello Edu 2.0

Goodbye Edline, hello Edu 2.0

By Eena Kosik
September 5, 2011
Filed under News

By Eena Kosik | Staff | September 5, 2011 Technological innovation has come to Dos Pueblos High School this year in the form of the new online program known as Edu 2.0. Edu 2.0 is the new online program that teachers are using to post assignments, grades, and other class information. Students (and parents) create a “profile”...

Theater students have “Fairytale” start to new school year

Theater students have “Fairytale” start to new school year

By Editorial Board
August 31, 2011
Filed under A&E, News

By Tiana Raihn | Editor-in-Chief | August 31, 2011 The Dos Pueblos Theater Company sure knew how to bring in the new school year in style. On the evening of the first day of school, 12 students of the Dos Pueblos Theater Company's student leadership group had the chance to experience a dress rehears...

Noozhawk to mentor, partner with The Charger Account

Noozhawk to mentor, partner with The Charger Account

By Kristen Gowdy
August 26, 2011
Filed under News

Kristen Gowdy | Sports Editor | August 24, 2011 It’s that time of year again in Santa Barbara. The pencils are sharpened, classrooms are clean, and the crisp fall weather (ok, the gloomy June-like fall weather) is a reminder that school is right around the corner. While the leaves don’t change colors...

The 2011-12 school year is underway

The 2011-12 school year is underway

August 25, 2011
Filed under News

Brennon Goss | Staff | August 25, 2011 The first day of classes is in the books. Click on the above photo for a gallery of photos from opening day.      ...

Anticipation building for opening of Engineering Academy’s new home

Anticipation building for opening of Engineering Academy’s new home

August 24, 2011
Filed under News

  By Kelvin Noronha | Staff | August 13, 2011 Though rainy weather, construction challenges, and even unforeseen obstacles in the ground have delayed its completion, excitement is growing in anticipation of the opening of the Elings Center for Engineering Education on the Dos Pueblos campus this f...

Jitters, excitement on Freshman Orientation day

Jitters, excitement on Freshman Orientation day

By Eena Kosik
August 21, 2011
Filed under News

Eena Kosik | Staff | August 21, 2011 High school: huge campus, long hallways, rushing to classes to get there on time, and a lot more homework. With that kind of reputation, what incoming freshman wouldn’t be absolutely terrified? On Friday, Aug. 19, hundreds of freshmen joined together at D...

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