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New College Counselor

New College Counselor

November 19, 2015

Venice High hires permanent college counselor.

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Associated Student Body (ASB) Elections

Associated Student Body (ASB) Elections

November 18, 2015

This 2015-2016 student body elected Senior Juanito Hernandez for President, Senior Angie Maximo for Vice President, as well as Senior Pamela Hernandez for Treasurer and Senior Laura Antonio for Secretary on October 16.

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Three Students Qualify For Honors Choir

Three Students Qualify For Honors Choir

November 18, 2015

Sophomore Joey Mustol, freshman Kaleb Wade and junior Shawn Lawrence all qualified for the Southern California Vocal Association honors choir.

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Venice High Classrooms Get Broken Into

Andrea Lo, News Editor

October 29, 2015

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On the evening of Oct. 13, intruders broke into and vandalized three Venice High buildings. The intruders broke into the main building first by breaking the glass on windows of the front doors. They then they made their way into the other buildings. Math teacher Walter Fujita’s room in the East Building was broken into....

Venice High Alum Going to 2016 Rio Olympics

Venice High Alum Going to 2016 Rio Olympics

October 29, 2015

Venice alumnus from class of 2009, Andi Murez, will be swimming for Israel in the 2016 Summer Olympics...

Venice Gets Steel Drums

Annette Morelos, Reporter

October 28, 2015

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Venice High School will be getting steel drums and a drum class will be added to the schedule. “They’re on their way, we should have them by second semester.” said band instructor David Lee. Drew Holt, from Santa Monica College, is coming and he is going to be teaching the class. Anyone is free to join. ...

Venice awarded Best School on the Westside

Cameron Clarvoe-Pace, Reporter

October 28, 2015

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Venice High School was awarded Best School on The Westside by “The Argonaut,” a Los Angeles community newspaper on Oct 1. Venice was also ranked as one of California’s top high schools by the 2015 US News and World Report. Here at Venice High, students can enroll in five programs to help them get into college: the STEMM...

Ant Issue Getting Under Control

Andrea Lo, News Editor

October 23, 2015

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Around the beginning of the year, colonies of ants marched into classrooms. Teacher Laurie Chew started having ants in her room around the beginning of the semester. During her five years in her current room, she never had issues before. She traces the problem to Breakfast in the Classroom. “Every time a kid drops...

Several staff members leave Venice High

Kimberly Velasquez, Features Editor

September 16, 2015

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Several Venice teachers from last year left because they were laid off by LAUSD or they chose to leave Venice. Former English teacher Saundra Woodruff, former graphic arts teacher Arthur Lindauer, former history teacher Peta Lindsay, former college counselor Nilou Pourmoussa, former science teacher Caroline Nonay and former...

Counselors working to fix oversized classes

Andrea Lo, News Editor

September 15, 2015

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Many classes are too crowded and crammed with an abundance of students. Administrators are working to balance classes. World Language and Global Studies counselor Bonnie Roche-Blair attributes the oversized classes to numerous factors. For instance, one subject, U.S. Government, was not offered in the adult school this year....

Venice finally gets a permanent principal

Venice finally gets a permanent principal

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2015

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On May 21, it was announced that Oryla Weidoeft will be the official principal of Venice High School. “I’m...

Seniors win Honors and Scholarships

Seniors win Honors and Scholarships

June 3, 2015

Seniors were awarded for their accomplishments on Thursday, May 22 at the Venice High auditorium. At...

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