The reputation of Galileo among middle school students can range from negative stereotypes to exceptional athletics and academia. Galileo’s shadow program is helping to paint a more accurate picture for perspective middle school students. These middle school students then share their experience with peers and parents, helping to spread Galileo’s appeal across the city. Until
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Many of Galileo’s staff are concerned about an alarming number of Galileo students who requested to drop honors and AP classes this year. Although actually dropping an AP or honors class can only happen on a case by case scenario, the counseling office is trying to create a new policy which will prevent students from
Stress Less Fest is an event in the courtyard, run by the Galileo Youth Outreach Workers and Wellness, to promote positive coping mechanisms and activities to cope with stress. This year is was held on Tuesday October 24th. There were 5 booths that students were able to participate in.
Teachers who volunteer to be class sponsors are in a very stressful position because of the pressures of fundraising, managing officers, and spending countless hours hosting different events. Although there are many tasks and responsibilities that come with being a class sponsor, there are also many positive aspects of being a class sponsor. The
Ms. Benau- Principal After visiting Galileo in 2011 and 2014 as part of the WASC groups, Ms. Tami Benau jumped at the opportunity to become the new Principal of Galileo. She loves the fact that the school offers a wide variety of programs, including the academies and pathways. She is also excited to be back
After doing development work in Africa for 8 years, Ms. Hector has now found her calling as a teacher. She decided to pursue a teaching career after doing projects in Africa because she thought teaching would be a good profession to be more involved in the local community. Over the summer, Ms. Hector learned to
Galileo alumni, Miss Emily Ma, was motivated by an English teacher to come back to Galileo for her first year of teaching immediately after college. She hopes to motivate students in this generation to excel in their academics. She says, “I am fresh at teaching but (ELD teacher) Mr. Fanning and (English teacher) Ms. Wagner taught me
A diverse group of teachers will be leaving Galileo after many years in the district. The Galileo community wishes them a wonderful retirement. Mr. Schnitzer- Mr. Schnitzer has worked at Galileo as an English and Photography teacher for the last 32 years, but has been working at the school in other positions since since 1979.
The popular musical Hamilton, a sung-through musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, has won 11 Tony Awards and has tickets in San Francisco that run up to $850. While many people have anticipated watching this show for months, on April 12th, a select group of US History Galileo students, along with
Varsity Basketball Boys– The Varsity boys Basketball team finished the season in 2nd place in Division 2, ending with a record of 11-1. They had a marquee game against June Jordan where they scored 100 points. However, in the playoff, the Lions were destroyed by Mission (42-74). “It was a good season, but tragic losing
These are the top three Valentine’s movies from a girl’s perspective. These are more appealing to girls because of the strong females leads, and sappy cuteness that each of these movies contains. All three are very different, but equally as good at melting a girls heart. Stuck in Love What it is about:Novelist and part-time
By Ameesia Marold, staff writer Brrrr, it’s cold, & the school heating is not helping either. Over the past six weeks of unusually cold weather, Galileo’s heating system has often failed, leaving students and staff freezing. For example, on Friday, January 6th, the school went without heat for the first 3 periods, along with a
By Ameesia Marold With the Winter Break less than 2 weeks away Galileo students and staff answered the question, “What are your holiday traditions?”
By Ameesia Marold, staff writer About 110 Galileo students participated in a peaceful protest on Thursday, November 10th to voice their feelings about new president elect Donald Trump. Students wanted to express their outrage at the country’s decision to elect Trump, and their inability to take part of the election process. The protest started at
By Ameesia Marold, Staff Writer For the second year in a row Oktober Fest at Galileo was rained out. This changed the plans for holding it in the courtyard and ASB officers decided to be move it to the second floor. Due to the change in location, students had to cram in one area of