The Express

AB 484 Ends STAR Testing This Year

Shane Battis, Staff Writer

September 22, 2013

The rumors are true. This spring, SJHHS will not be administering STAR testing if Governor Brown signs AB 484 into law, which he is expected to do. The bill, which passed the State Assembly in early September, ends STAR Testing in California in the 2013-14 school year to clear the way for a new type ...

Stadium Graduation Certain for 2014

Stadium Graduation Certain for 2014

Chetana Piravi, Staff Writer

September 21, 2013

That’s right, class of 2014- you’ll be graduating in the badlands this year. Yes, it will be hot. Yes, parking will be a nightmare. Yes, it will be a challenge to get your grandparents up and down the bleachers. No, there are no other options. School was scheduled to end on Monday, June 23, the B...

Homecoming King and Queen Announced

Erin Thompson and Raul Navarro were this year's king and queen.

Parker Discala, Photo Editor

September 20, 2013

After holding elections, ASB announced the final line-up for the 2013 Homecoming Court: Carson Smith & Macey Bergstrom (Frosh), Jaq Mcarthy & Katheleen Fernandez (Soph), Steven Pedraza & Esther Wong (Junior). Raul Navarro and Erin Thompson were crowned king and queen at the half-time show,...

Link Crew Assists Freshmen Adapt to High School

Students anxious to sign up for the popular Link Crew program gathered in Mr. Schrieber's old classroom, D03, last spring for a chance to help the incoming Freshman class get oriented. Other advisers include Mrs. Stenga and Klingbeil.

Kayla Parker-DiScala, Assistant Photo Editor

June 3, 2013

Moving from the top of the food chain in middle school to the bottom in high school isn't easy, but with the help of Link Crew it has become easier. “Link Crew is our freshman transition program. So it’s intended for juniors and seniors to be mentors for the freshmen and help them become more com...

Physics Floats Your Boat

Physics Floats Your Boat

Olivia Johnson and Shane Battis, Art and Graphics Editor and Centerspread Editor

June 3, 2013

Cardboard and water are not two terms ordinarily used side by side, but in the final Physics project this year at SJHHS they went hand in hand. On June 3rd, Mr. Trumble’s physics class  tested the very first physics boat project where students had to sail across the pool in a cardboard boat capable...

Skaters Thrash Pool

May 31, 2013

On the weekend of May 11th through May 12th, a group of middle school or freshman aged kids skated on the San Juan Hills campus, and  in the pool, security cameras show. The teens began  skating and BMXing inside it. The pool was drained for its annual cleaning, the pool had minimal damage done to ...

SJHHS ranks in top 500 schools

Griffin Orlich, A&E Editor

May 28, 2013

Newsweek/The Daily Beast ranks SJHHS number 500 in this year’s roundup of top schools. SJHHS jumped from 900 to 500 out of 2,000 different schools, beating out Aliso Niguel High School and San Clemente High School. The ranking system was based on a study The Newsweek/The Daily Beast did where they an...

ROP Awards

ROP Awards

Makayla Thomas, News Editor

May 10, 2013

On May 7, 70 top high school students from the Capistrano-Laguna Beach Regional Occupational Program took center stage at the San Juan Hills High School theatre to be recognized as this year's distinguished students. More than 300 guests including students, family members, Laguna Beach Unified School...


Makayla Thomas, News Editor

May 1, 2013

  For many high school students it would be really hard to pay for college or even think about college without there being scholarships. Scholarships are a grant or payment made to support a student's education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievements. Many local communities now are givi...

Coach Cat Teach 2 Learn

Alyssa Renteria, Staff Writer

May 1, 2013

Teach to learn has been a class known for preparing students who are interested in becoming a teacher. In the ROP Teach to Learn, you get to understand what skills you need to become a teacher. The skills that you learn are public speaking, organization, and communication skills. The class offers a variet...

Academic Decathlon Takes the Silver at OC Awards Ceremony

Makayla Thomas, News Editor

March 29, 2013

On February 12, SJHHS Academic Decathlon team came in second place (division 3) at the Orange County awards ceremony. Also, many of the team members won individual medal in various subjects. Some of the team members and winners are Veronica Wilson who won three medals, Shannon Spiers who won five medals,...

AVID Field Trip to Concordia University

AVID Field Trip to Concordia University

Alyssa, Staff Writer

March 27, 2013

The AVID group here at SJHHS had their annual trip to Concordia University in Irvine on Friday, March 1. The students who participated in this field trip looked forward to the different experiences the tour offered. They got a private tour of the campus and its many features such as the gym, the lunc...