The wildfires, affecting much of the North Bay, that started Sunday, October 8th, impacted students and staff at Galileo over the last week of school. Heavy winds pushed smoke from the fire to San Francisco, which caused the air quality to drop drastically, forcing the school district to limit the amount of activities students could
With a more focused, unselfish & team-oriented group than he’s had in a long time, Galileo Varsity Football Coach, Mark Huynh believes this is the perfect opportunity to capture his 3rd Turkey Day Championship.He believes that with this improved focus and attitude, the talent of the team will have more opportunity to shine. The talent
After being the athletic director at Galileo High School for the last 27 years, Mr. Winterling is finally retiring at the end of the school year. As he reflects on his almost 30 years in the position he credits his success at the job to a number of people who helped him along the way.
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 finishing second in the city last year, Galileo’s Cross Country team suffered a serious blow when their fastest and most valuable runner, senior Nathan L., moved to L.A. due to family reasons. Despite Nathan’s absence, the team still believes they can be one of the best in the city, but will have to train
Inspired by a counselor in high school who helped her overcome a learning disability, new attendance counselor Ms. Maddy Bohannon, decided she wanted to help others by becoming a counselor herself. In the past her learning disability made it hard to pass classes, describing it as, “a difficult journey.” However, with the help of her counselor,
Van Ness Gym Before & After! Windows and lights have been fixed, and old curtains were removed. Junior student, Ram Locsin said, “I enjoy the gym and that it looks more inviting.”
When not counseling students at Galileo, new 9th grade counselor, Ms. Schkoll, is out taking pictures. Ms. Schkoll’s other passion is photography; she enjoys hiking to different places and taking photos, or taking memorable pictures of her family and friends. She feels that a camera is a different way to observe and capture the world
Before working at Galileo, Mr. James Larsen worked as an English teacher and instructional coach in the Milpitas Unified School District for 10 years. He became an IRF (Instructional Reform Facilitators) because he wanted to work with the students of the community he lives in and have more of a impact on his local community.
Starting at the age of four, new PE teacher, Ms. Thomson, developed a love for playing soccer from her brother. Given she had played for her high school soccer team for all four years, it was natural for her to want to try out for the team once she arrived at Chapman University. However, having
Waking up every morning at 4:45am to commute an hour and a half from San Jose to Galileo, new science teacher Mr. Mendoza decided to make the long commute everyday because he simply could not pass up the opportunity to teach at Galileo. The moment he heard about the opportunity from his friend, he could
Besides having a passion for teaching, ELD teacher, Ms. Donahue also has an excitement to travel and see the world. When Ms. Donahue is not helping students explore the English language, she explores many far away places in the world such as Australia, Spain, Japan, and Ireland. Each summer, Ms. Donahue looks forward to seeing
The curious and adventurous Ms. Shannon Wong discovered that learning about the world through research and observations were the best forms of teaching, while working as a geologist at an air base in San Diego. Hiking recreationally furthers Ms. Wong’s love for the world around her. She once hiked the 85 mile mountain El Camino
A dedicated runner, American Democracy teacher Mr. Elliot, once ran a race, the hot chocolate run, during a thunderstorm. Mr. Elliot shows his commitment to running by spending every weekend running 20 miles, 10 on Saturday and 10 on Sunday, with his two pantheon dogs. In the past year, he has completed 4 10k races,