Monthly Archives: September 2014

5K Fundraiser for Student Services

BEN ISAACS. Staff Writer

Poway High School is throwing a 5k Fun Run to support student services and fund the salary of coordinator Traci Baker-Ball. October 11th at Road Runner Sports San Diego. 5553 Copley Drive, San Diego, CA 92111.

Mrs. Barker-Ball’s salary is based on donation and fundraisers. Unfortunately her salary wasn’t quite up to par due to budget cuts and a lack of donations; she was scheduled teach a class this year. Poway high school is hosting this run in hopes to make her full time in student services.

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Hot Weather, Dress Codes Go Crazy!


Poway High seems to be having problems with dress codes.

Poway High Students are going crazy with dress codes! Clothes are appropriate for climate, but not for school. Principal Assistants cannot stop sending students to change their clothes. Every day, at least four girls get dress code, and for a 30 minute lunch, that is a lot of students.

However, the boys’ dress code is not as strict as the girls’. It is a rule that seems to be harder for girls because the most common reason for them getting dress codes is that they are showing too much skin, shorts, skirts and dresses are not such a big deal as the tops.

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ASB’s Busiest Time of the Year!



As ASB starts the new school year, the work load is large for the

short amounted time they have acquired. President, Megan Miller

 starting her year as president with many activities .

 The first month of school will hold, the kickoff of football season,

 dozens of pep rallies, the morP dance and homecoming.

  For ASB this means dedicating There time and

effort for all planning and working of these events.

As Miller said, ”It is the busy time for ASB as we set up for the new

school year and prepare for all the fun events to come.”

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Crunch Time for Fall Play


A Midsummer Night’s Dream actors have less than a month to master and perform in the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Opening Night is Oct. 2nd in the PCPA, only four weeks after casting was announced.

Drama Director Rollin Swan is certain that the actors will be ready in time; however, it is a great challenge to produce sets and costumes set in the 1920’s for such a large cast. The story revolves around four separate love stories that eventually come together: a mortal king and queen, the actors performing at their wedding, a forest king and fairy queen, and for mortal teenagers. The different groups of characters can all rehearse at the same time, which is more efficient.

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Pop Warner at Poway High Game

CHESTER SMITH. Sports Editor

Every year hundreds of kids walk around the track at Poway High School and welcome the Poway Titans to the field prior to the football game. Poway’s annual Pop Warner Night is set to take place on Friday, September 12 when the Titans take on El Camino. On this night, young football players in the Poway Pop Warner program get to walk in front of a crowd of cheering fans and high five the Varsity football players as they run out onto the field before the game.

“This has been going on for longer than I’ve been here and has always been a great experience for these kids,” said athletic director and head football coach Damian Gonzalez.

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Take a Perfect Portrait


Senior portraits are definitely on everyone’s high school bucket list, but not everyone can afford to get a print of their own smiles. Visual photography is kind enough to offer 10 seniors scholarships for their one in a lifetime senior pictures

Qualified seniors should contact Traci Barker-Ball in student services. To help keep students from feeling embarrassment, she does not ask for an explanation on why the student needs a scholarship. “They don’t need to get through one more loop,” she explains. These scholarships cover two 5×7 and eight wallet photos that students will be able to share with their children in years to come.

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New Teachers Take Over Poway


The new year has brought a lot new things to the Poway campus. Most evident is the eleven new Poway High staff members on campus this year. Among them Paul Coleman, the new Physics teacher, the new registrar Judy Gutkowski, and Poway High’s new Assistant Principal, Catherine Burling.

The new staff will be making Poway their home this year and can be expected to make a big impact on and off the campus. The twelve new staff members at Poway this year are:

  • Special Education (returning)-Lili Greenlaw
  • Math- Tracy Roche
  • Math-Michelle Adam
  • Physics- Paul Coleman
  • Biology- Amy Daniel
  • Spanish-Ethel Scappaticci
  • English- Sarah Reschan
  • Speech Pathologist- Corinne Kircher
  • School Psychologist- Bernard Larsen
  • Registrar- Judy Gutkowski
  • Assistant Principal- Catherine Burling
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Mayoral Elections


2014 Mayoral elections are heating up, the race between Council Member Steve Vaus and current Mayor Don Higginson has just begun. On the corners of Pomerado and Camino Del Norte voters can see signs made by the opponent for the persuasion of others. Tuesday Nov. 4, elections will take place and results will be released downtown at the San Diego concourse and online at

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