News in brief: New library additions, Winter Spirit Week, etc.

Miah Garcia, Editor-in-Chief

Drama tech applications open

   As the Addams Family musical begins production and starts rehearsals for the musical cast, students have begun work behind the scenes as well. From building sets or figuring out the musical cues,  everyone is offered a spot. 

   Tech Director Sharon Wezelman is overseeing the tech applications in the drama room Dec.14 to 16. 


Mending Mental Health on Campus

   Entering its second year on campus, non profit organization, Mending Matters is working to help students. Through creating support groups, individual therapy sessions, and connecting student ambassadors, the organization hopes to engage, connect, and empower students to take control of their mental health. 

   On-campus rep and licensed therapist Edgard Watson hopes to expand the reach of the services. “There is a big need for mental health support for students across age levels,” Watson said. 


Robotics works with elementary students

   At elementary schools, a lot of kids find their passions, things they want to keep doing. That’s why Team Spyder went  to a First Lego League competition Dec. 4. The idea was to show elementary kids how to do robotics, and how cool it is. 

   “It’s like little robots, for elementary,” Team Spyder advisor Rodger Dohm said.


New additions to the library

   As the weather cools, students start to gather in the library. Doing homework or looking at the books, students stay cozy. 

   “There is new alternative or flexible seating around the library,” Head Librarian Lisa Gore said. Around the library, there is more counter space for students to utilize as well. The coffee cart returned after Thanksgiving break, with warm drinks being offered in the morning, but the hours are to be determined.


Get hyped for Winter Spirit Week

   The week before Christmas break, ASB will have a Winter Spirit Week. Monday is pajama day, Tuesday is ugly sweaters and socks, Wednesday is winter wear, Thursday is New Years Eve attire, and Friday is Grinch Green and Gray.


Girls varsity gets a new soccer coach

   After loving his first year at Poway,  PE Coach Bryan Mark was selected as the new varsity girls soccer coach. Last year Aaron Jaffe resigned as the varsity girls soccer coach, and left big shoes to fill. 

   “All the kids loved coach Mark last year, so I am sure he will do a great job as the new girls varsity soccer coach,” Varsity Boys’ Soccer coach Gene Morris said.