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What is a fartlek? Ask a Piner Cross Country runner.
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Pictured are Piner cross country runners Jonny Vargas, left, Cynthia Rosales, Nathan Hayes, Ben Somma, Kevin Garcia, Ryan Ball and Austin Luong head out on their run at Howarth Park in Santa Rosa, on Thursday, June 23, 2016. (Christopher Chung/The Press Democrat)
Press Democrat photo gallery.
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ASB Summer Newsletter
4 years of Spanish, the Paella Pan Medal.
Ryan Le and Musaiel Gebremariam scored a spot as top contenders being recommended to the State Science Fair in Los Angeles in May. Press Democrat article about the Science Fair, featuring an interview with Yesenia Aguilar.
The Piner Robotics team took 5th place out of 15 teams at the 2016 RoboPlay Challenge at U.C. Davis on Saturday. Congrats to Justin Wedel, Jose Onofre, Oscar Meisse, Ricardo Salgado, and Jackson Siebler. Watch the YouTube video.
Congratulations to the following Track and Field athletes who competed in the Redwood Area NCS this past Saturday at Piner.
Trevor Wofford - 3rd in 300m Hurdles. Kassia Chagnon - 3rd in the 800m. Kassia's time was the second fastest time in Piner's school history.
Jonny Vargas - 4th in the 3200m. Daisjah Sheperd, Kassia Chagnon, Cynthia Rosales and Itzel Gonzales - 3rd in the 4 x 400m Relay and set a new school record!
Brian Luong, Reanne Ball, Trevor Wofford and Aidan Carpenter - 3rd in the 4 x 400m Relay.
Itzel Gonzales - 5th in the Triple Jump. Scott Simpson Jr. - 2nd in the Shot Put. Skyler Ito-Lutz - 5th in Pole Vault. Next up...NCS Meet of Champions this Friday and Saturday UC Berkeley.
Piner & Comstock bands marched in the Luther Burbank Rose Parade for the first time in quite a few years. Check out the YouTube video or photo gallery.
Congratulations to Francisco Soto, a Junior, who won the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Sonoma County essay contest. He will receive a cash prize for his efforts.
Congratulations to the following students for being nominated to the annual Press Democrat awards. Scholar Athlete: Harris Nguyen and Lauren Lau; Athlete: Domenic Lucido.
Congratulations to the Piner Varsity (pictured) and JV boys track teams - both are SCL Champs!
Come to the Piner Sunset Concert and Art Show on Wednesday, May 18th at 6pm and check out the creative talents of our art & music students.
Pictured here at the 2016 Sonoma State STEM symposium are Maritza Perez and STEM coordinator Judy Barcelon. With the help of SSU professor,
Dr. Bulent Sokmen, presented results from Piner's 2015 9th Grade Biometric study. Their results found little correlation in our experimental variables comparing anti-oxidant
levels against blood pressure and body composition (body fat %) which means this group (that exercises 4.5 hours per week) has relatively good health measurements but what
does need further research was the number of students that register over the CDC recommended value of 24. PHS STEM Club will take the next step as we hope to re-test these
students as 11th graders to see how their biometrics have changed. In addition, the night was exciting to see the scope of projects that SSU students are doing that we can
potentially tap into as we strengthen our connections to their School of Science & Technology. Piner Alumni Julia Freeman and Danny Galvez presented projects on Geological
formations and water purification. Quote from Maritza, "It was quite exciting to see the amount of projects that were there and the amount of people that came. I think it
was an extremely valuable experience and I hope more STEM students can experience it."
Congratulations to all Piner scholar athletes who achieved a minimum 3.5GPA while also participating in sports. Congratulations to the Cross Country, Track, Swimming, and Badminton teams for also achieving Scholar Team status by achieving an average 3.0GPA.
Congratulations Jack McCormick! First swimmer in 10 years to qualify for NCS. Good luck at NCS!
Piner Boosters thanks Silveira Buck GMC for their generous donation of $300 supporting Piner Athletics!
Prom Spirit Week! Monday: Tacky Tourist, Tuesday: character day (dress like your favorite
fictional character from any movie, tv show, or book), Wednesday: Flag day (dress in the colors of your favorite flag),
Thursday: Cinco de Mayo, Friday: Maroon Madness, and Saturday: PROM!
•The P.E. Department would like to congratulate the following freshman students who have been
rightfully chosen as the students of the month for May. These freshman students performed above and beyond for the State Physical
Fitness Test. Some even breaking previous records in the mile run and push up tests. In the mile run test, the following students
performed exceptionally fast: *Nathan Hayes and Dylan Ingham 5:10 mile, Ryan Ball 5:32, *Cynthia Rosales 5:45, Fatima Olivares 6:14, and Evelin Cardenas 6:39.
In the push up test, these students performed the most: *Nathan Hayes 54 push ups, Devin Rodriguez 53, Dylan Ingham 42, *Lorena Luna 42,
Regina Camello 37, and Fatima Olivares 31.
•This year, Piner High School Will be hosting the SCL Championship. Single matches will be held on 5/5 4pm, and Doubles on 5/6 4pm in both Gyms.
The #1 position for the SCL Women's Divisional Champion and MVP for this year's season belongs to - Lauren Lau with an Outstanding Score of 10 - 0!
The following Badminton players have earned the right to attended the SCL Championship, they are:
MIXED DOUBLES: Lauren Lau and Sean Loung, Amanda Hernandez and Guillermo Oropeza, Allie Foster and Owen Polkinghen.
WOMEN'S DOUBLES: Jessica Cortez and Kayla Poulsen, Vivana Reyes and Jennifer Le, Alejandra Robles and Andrea Robles, Daisy Li and Tiffany Le.
MEN'S DOUBLES: Derrick Korstick and Sunny Vang, Ryan Le and Huy Ly, Richard Hoang and Danny Diaz
•Piner High School Gamerz Club is celebrating its seventh year of good fun. This year it's been Advanced Dungeons and Dragons every Thursday.
•Congratulations to Nicole Gregorio, Santa Rosa City School's High School Student of the Month for April.
•Softball season is underway.
•Look for Sra. Michiels and other "Educators of the Year" on Sonoma County Transit buses.
•Piner ASB recently participated in the Disneyland Educational Series. The trip was a huge success and many students
who had never been to Disneyland received the experience of a lifetime. On our trip, students discovered the Disney way of working and the management
skills. Students practiced overcoming obstacles by working as a team and thinking creatively to develop solutions. These exercises were designed to
reinforce courage, curiosity, confidence, and constancy which aim to give students the confidence to set goals and accomplish their dreams.
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