the Paly Voice

Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

  • First Flex period is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 30
  • Minimum day is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 4
  • Back to School Night is at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1
  • Advisory this week is for seniors and select freshman (L-Z)
  • Welcome back Vikings! Looking forward to a great school year
  • Vandalism throughout the year

    Administration is grappling with how to handle recurring cases of vandalism at Palo Alto High School as graffiti has appeared on campus as recently as last more »

    Vandalism throughout the year
  • Principal: No need to panic about budget

    The Palo Alto High School community should not be overly concerned about the potential effects of the current Palo Alto Unified School District budget deficit, says Principal Kim Diorio. Due to an overvaluation of property tax revenues last year, the district is facing a $3.3 million deficit for the 2016-17 school year.

    The Palo Alto Unified School district and Palo Alto High School administrations are working on ways to increase support for students and their well-beings. Photo by Alex Merkle-Raymond.
  • Paly football runs away with home opener against Patterson

    The Palo Alto High School football team (1-0,0-0) triumphed over the Patterson High School Tigers (0-1, 0-0), 25-12, in the Vikings’ first matchup of the 2016 season.

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  • CDC provides glimpse into upcoming final report

    The Palo Alto Unified School District School Board of Education is looking forward to the Center for Disease Control final epidemiological aid report later this year after the CDC presented its preliminary findings during a meeting Tuesday at the district office.

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  • Girls’ tennis looks to dominate season with young talent

    With its first pre-season match coming a week from today, The Palo Alto High School girls’ tennis team is preparing for an exciting season of development with new players and a new league.

    Captain Meredith Cummings prepares for a forehand swing during practice

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News

Vandalism throughout the year

Administration is grappling with how to handle recurring cases of vandalism at Palo Alto High School as graffiti has appeared on campus as recently as last more »

Sports

Highlights: Palo Alto beats Patterson in season opener

The Palo Alto High School football team started off its season with a win in the Vikings’ first game against Patterson High School Friday night.

Opinion

Time for a second draft: Alignment reform needed in Paly’s English department

Imagine this scenario. You read the required book for your class, and write an essay, using the instructions given to you by your teacher. Then you add it to the pile of essays for a different teacher teaching a different period of the same class. Would you be confident your work would get the grade it deserved? Would you bet 10 or 15 or 20 percent of your grade on it? We wouldn’t.

Multimedia

Verbatim: Advice for freshmen

As the first week of the 2016-17 school year unfolded, The Paly Voice asked the Palo Alto High School community for words of wisdom they wish they had known as a freshman.

Features

The speeches that didn’t make it, Class of 2016

The Paly Voice acquired the following speeches from their authors, with the authors’ consent to publish. The authors wrote the speeches with the intention of delivering them at graduation but were not selected by a panel of faculty members. The views stated in these speeches do not necessarily reflect the views of The Paly Voice, nor those of its staff.

A & E

Tuesday Tunes: Jenny Xin

This week the Paly Voice sat down with music enthusiast and Vikapella member senior Jenny Xin, to discuss pop music, her perfect pitch and choir. more »