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Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Fire drill in the Rain

An unannounced fire drill by the fire department had students standing in the rain during 4th period on Thursday, January 18th. While the school was obligated to comply with the fire departrment, students were unhappy they had to wait in the rain until the drill was over.

Galileo Football Recognized for Making History

The Galileo football team has received numerous recognition for making history by becoming the first San Francisco team to win a football state championship. After coming home with a victory in the state title game on December 16th, the team’s honors will have have included; a school celebration luncheon on December 20th, recognition by the Board

Futurama in Jeopardy

Galileo’s Futurama after-school program is in danger of being cut due to the U.S department of Education deciding to cut funding for high schools around the nation. Futurama has applied for grants in order to continue to be able to help the Galileo community, but if the grants do not go through, funding will be

Service Interact Club Represents Galileo at FLC 2017

Galileo Academy’s Service Interact Club sent the largest delegation, 41 students, to District 5150’s annual Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) in Sausalito on November 19th. The annual Fall Leadership Conference serves as an event where all service interact clubs across the Bay Area (San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin County) come together and participate in activities

Galileo Offers Independent PE Class

An independent 7th period P.E course is now being offered to Galileo students who haven’t fulfilled their P.E. requirements because of a career pathway, or for students who didn’t pass their physical fitness test. The class is being led by the IRF, Mr. Larsen, and technology teacher, Ms. Zawaideh. There are 8 components in the

Galileo Inherits Former Teacher’s Estate

Galileo has recently received an enormous donation from a very generous benefactor. Pieter Roelle, a former teacher of Galileo, who passed away in an accident in early 2016, left almost his entire estate to the school. This totaled to over $218,000 dollars donated from the late teacher. The $218,000 donated by Mr. Roelle is one

Teachers Receive New Contract

In early November the teachers union and the SFUSD reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, after negotiating since January. The contract will pay teachers a gradual increase of 16% over the next 3 years.   The contract states that in 2017-2018, teachers will receive a 3% raise along with a 2% bonus. The

Multi-Cultural Assembly

On November 17th, Galileo had their annual Multi-Cultural Assembly to showcase the school’s diversity and the student’s individuality. The purpose of the assembly is to empower students to be proud of their culture and show their talents.

Galileo Staff Addresses Students Dropping AP’s

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

Administration’s Plan to End Hall Walking

Students who roam and congregate in the halls during class, otherwise known as hall walkers, are an issue the administrative team at Galileo is working to fix. The administration hopes to clear the halls of these types of students and have them spend this time in class instead of wasting time. To try and eliminate

North Bay wildfires effect on Galileo

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

Dr. Reimer reassigned

An accumulating amounts of events led former Galileo principal, Dr. Reimer, to be reassigned at the beginning of this school year. According to different staff members, there were four main reasons for him to be reassigned. Dr. Reimer is now working at the central office at 555 Franklin St at the Curriculum and Instruction Office

Galileo Spotlights Digital Citizenship

Galileo held its 1st Digital citizenship week during the week of April 10th to teach students about the possible outcomes of being online. The week was composed of different events: Tuesday was a launch on galileoweb.org, Wednesday and Thursday had activities during homeroom, and Friday was a lunchtime event in the courtyard.

Galileo Students Attend Hamilton for Free

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

Farewell to Beloved Teacher Mr. Kavaler

A former English and ELD teacher at Galileo, Mr. Roger Kavaler recently passed away from lung cancer on March 13, 2017. Mr. Kavaler taught at Galileo from August 2005 to January 2013. While working at Galileo, Mr. Kavaler became ill with lung cancer & retired shortly afterward. According to those who knew him, teaching was

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