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A Show of Royal Quality

By Trevor Pedron, Reporter

March 12, 2017


Filed under News, Review

March 3rd, 2017 - the debut of the Modesto High Theater's play Once Upon a Mattress, a theater interpretation of the story originally written by Hans Christian Andersen, saw a large amount of success with minute mistakes on the parts of the actors. The last showing of the play happened the next wee...

Academic Decathlon Results

By David Zhu, Reporter

February 27, 2017


Filed under News

On February 4, the annual Academic Decathlon competition took place at Central Catholic High School. Schools from all over the county attended this competition where hundreds of students were tested in several academic events. The Modesto High School Academic Decathlon Club arrived at the competition...

WASC – Western . . . What?

By Trevor Pedron, Reporter

February 21, 2017


Filed under News

Every six years, schools that are part of the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, or ACS WASC, undergo a reform process that aims to remake each school's basic learning expectations. In the case of Modesto High, this means our Expected Schoolwide Learning Results, or ESLRs, and out Student Norms. Two official WASC meetings have already ta...

“Enrichment Evenings?”

By Trevor Pedron, Reporter

February 13, 2017


Filed under Feature, News

Mr. Christopher Peterson, the IB History teacher for History of Latin America (and a CP course as well), holds what he calls "Enrichment Evenings," in which he shows historical videos, usually time-appropriate movies from the years that his IB class studies. These 'evenings' are, oddly, in the afternoons,...

Modesto Honor Choir Concert

By Synsanni Phaing, Reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

On January 26th, Modesto High choir students participated in the Honor Choir Concert which included all of Modesto City high school choirs singing 4 songs total together. The practice went on at Johansen High School in the cafeteria. The practice event took over 5 hours from 3 am to 8 pm, of course di...

Freedom of Speech

By Shelby Benz, Reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion

Freedom of Speech.  A part of the 1st Amendment in the Constitution that necessitates the ability of Americans to voice their opinions without restraint or censorship.  On Wednesday night, February 1, 2017, controversy struck the UC Berkeley campus when Mr. Yiannopoulos was invited by the Berkeley College Re...

Staff Flashmob at Recent Rally

By Jasmine Lopez, Reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under News

At our last rally on January 27th, our school received an unexpected performance. After the cheerleaders performed, teachers and other Modesto High Staff members stepped onto the middle of the gym. As the music began, the teachers and staff began to dance. About forty staff members participated in the...

Fence Incident

By Joselinne Pulido, Reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under News

On January 18 at approximately 2:25 a crash was heard right outside room 55's door. As we all rushed to see what the loud noise was about the Modesto high back fence was knocked over. During the stormy day a grey pickup truck had come through the curb and hit the fence right outside the classroom door...

Group 4 Science Presentations

Group 4 Science Presentations

By David Zhu, Reporter

February 4, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

The Group 4 Science Presentations for IB at Modesto High are occurring on February 2, 2017 in Mr. Austin's class (room 45). All of the IB juniors have prepared for this event for months in order to present a science topic that they researched in groups of four to the IB science coordinators. "It's a...

Science and Farming: IB Group 4

By Trevor Pedron, Reporter

February 3, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

This week, the students of the International Baccalaureate Junior Class here at Modesto High finalize and present their presentations for what is commonly referred to as the "Group 4 Presentations." In the IB standards list, Group 4 is the classification of subjects that includes the sciences. Each year,...

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