ENGLISH/FOREIGN LANGUAGE/EDUCATION: Technology High School Technology High senior Cristian Placencia Mata tutors classmates in both English and Spanish but says his greatest impact is a much simpler act. Sometimes it’s something as small as a lunch time conversation with a student who is sitting alone. “This act is something that brings my school great joy because students at my school enjoy having conversations with me,” he said. “They know that when they talk to me I will respect them and honor their opinion and give them guidance in things that I don’t find to be correct.” For years Mata has helped native English speakers with their Spanish classes, as well as helping native Spanish speakers, including members of his family, learn English. “I also tutor my relatives who have trouble learning English, because I know exactly what they are going through and it is very difficult to learn,” he said. “Just like my students for Spanish, I teach them correlations to Spanish, speech, writing and a passion.” David Freebairn, a Spanish teacher at Technology High, said students gravitate toward Placencia Mata. “Students enjoy working with Cristian because he is fun, but also serious, and students know they will learn from him,” he said. “Because of his personal knowledge of the language and his willingness to share that knowledge with others, so many students are helped and relieved,” Freebairn said. And Placencia Mata’s own work is always top notch. “Cristian is an extremely diligent and meticulous student,” he said.
The information site is http://www.sonoma.edu/uaffairs/smokingandtobaccofree. The campus has already received notification of the new smoking and tobacco policy, but since this is a considerable change in culture at Sonoma State we are trying to provide as much information and as many resources as possible during the transition period prior to July 1. Further information and on-going notification needs to occur for it to be successful. Additionally, the policy applies to visitors, vendors and others who temporarily visit the campus (i.e. Commencement, concerts, weekend classes, athletic games, parents, et al.).
Greg Weaver, a Science & Engineering teacher and Robotics Club advisor at Tech High, was nominated as Teacher of the Year by the California League of High Schools. Mr. Weaver has been with the school from its early beginnings in 2001, and has therefore taught essentially every student from every graduating class of the school. The Tech High staff are all proud that he was selected for this distinguished award and know that we are joined equally by students and parents in congratulating him!
Sonoma County Human Development Report and Parcel Tax Renewal
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM State History Day - Rocklin
2:00 AM - 11:00 AM Senior Disneyland Trip
2:15 PM Progress Reports
7:00 AM - 12:15 PM Finals 0 Period - 2nd Period
7:00 AM - 12:15 PM Finals 0 Period - 4th Period
7:00 AM - 12:15 PM Finals 0 Period - 6th Period
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM Last Day of School
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Graduation
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Report Cards mailed home