Tech High Biotechnology students visited the Buck Institute for Research on Aging on Tuesday (10 November). We were treated to tour of the facilities including laboratories, microscope installations (transmission electron microscope, confocal, two photon), the grand atrium and auditorium, and the learning center where Dr. Julie Mangada regaled us with a lecture on the cutting edge research being conducted at the Institute. This was followed by a potluck lunch that has become an annual Tech High tradition and is eagerly anticipated by Buck Institute personnel. You are invited to visit their website at www.buckinstitute.org/about to read more, including the astounding architecture of the Institute by I. M. Pei.
Tech High is hosting an orientation experience for students and parents on December 15th. We will begin with a welcoming assembly at 1:00 in PERSON THEATRE, followed by tours of the campus. We will then offer demonstration lessons in our Science and Engineering classrooms. The event concludes at 2:45. Whether or not you have already experienced a ‘shadow day’ or attended an evening presentation about Tech High, this experience is designed to help you in your high school attendance decision making process. Students attending Lawrence Jones Middle School, Technology Middle School, or Thomas Page Academy are asked to complete a ‘parent permission’ form (available at your school office) and return this to your school office. Bus transportation is arranged to pick you up at your school at 12:30 to return by 3:00. All parents are asked to meet us at the PERSON THEATRE on the SSU campus near the kiosk at the main entrance to SSU off of East Cotati Avenue. Our welcoming assembly will begin at 1:00 and the event will conclude at 2:45. Students from outside of our district will obviously need to arrange transportation. For our planning, we ask that OUT OF DISTRICT families please RSVP via this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054cafa92ca20-titan . We look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday, December 15 at 1:00!!!
Tech High Students recently participated in the fifth annual Bay Area Science Festival (Science Discovery Day) at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. It is a Bay Area-wide event with displays at the fairgrounds, ATT park and an East Bay site. The Sonoma fair attracted 12 thousand visitors last year and 15 thousand were expected this year mostly students from 5 to 15 years of age and their parents. Tech High demonstrates DNA extraction from strawberries at four stations. This is the third year that we have exhibited in conjunction with BABEC/PROBE. Our students were wonderful teachers again this year and taught hundreds of wide-eyed kids.
Tech High senior engineering students were recently given a tour of the Golden Gate Bridge by engineers from the Golden Gate Transit Authority. Students were treated to a two hour tour of the engineering and design features as well as the major challenges and political history of this landmark. A big thanks to Gina Belforte, Vice Mayor of Rohnert Park for initiating this opportunity and to Justine Bock of the Golden Gate Transit Authority for organizing and leading the tour.
The 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Students at Tech High are Naim Ayat, Tamique De Brito, Satya Kari, Sutter Laird, and Yui Shimokobe. These Technology High School students were presented a certificate recognizing this award at a recent school assembly. These students are recognized for their outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT taken in October, 2014. While Commended Students do not continue in the 2016 competition for the National Merit Scholarship awards, we are proud that they have placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students.
Tech High Booster Club is an organization whose goal is to support the athletic, extracurricular, and enrichment programs at Tech High. Individual/Family Membership application and Business Sponsorship brochures are available on our website--under "Athletics"
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