Sunday, October 20th, 2019

High School

On September 20th, students from Sequoyah’s high school led a climate strike at Pasadena City Hall to call out climate change inaction. The strike, which occurred from 8:30 AM to around 2:30 PM, was led by twelfth grader Ozzy...
Sophomore Julian Suh-Toma won the recent Steering Committee Co-Chair election and will be a Co-Chair for the next two school years, until he graduates. Suh-Toma will be serving alongside junior Ozzy Simpson next year. The elections were held on Wednesday,...
In the beginning of January, mysterious traffic cones began appearing on multiple Sequoyah students’ doorsteps late at night. The students who were “coned,” all juniors, were baffled when orange traffic cones appeared in front of their homes overnight. On the...
On Monday, February 25th, picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church are planning on protesting in front of Sequoyah’s high school campus as students arrive at school. The Topeka, Kansas based anti-gay group said in a press release released on...
This year, Sequoyah has changed how it gets student input on the classes they may offer in the 2019-2020 school year. The Student Curriculum subcommittee of the Steering Committee held a curriculum suggestion meeting to go over potential courses...
Later this week, Sequoyah will be sending its eleventh and twelfth graders on a four-day, three-night retreat at Quail Springs Permaculture Farm in Maricopa, California. Students at the K–8 have camped at the farm before. This is the first...
November 2nd is Día de los Muertos, a Mexican tradition in which our loved ones, who are no longer with us in the physical world, are celebrated and remembered. This is a holiday that is tied to the history...
This year Sequoyah’s high school Student Steering Committee includes ninth and tenth grade student representatives, a change from previous years where the committee only included two co-chairs and the chairs of Stewardship committees. The two ninth grade and two...
At the beginning of Sequoyah’s high school’s third year, the community had already participated in two new traditions: the first parent-inclusive summer reading assignment as well as a discussion panel that followed. This All-School Read Book Panel, composed of...
With Sequoyah adding a junior class this year, the administration has more student accommodations to consider, including student parking. While there is currently no student parking at Sequoyah’s high school, High School Director Marc Alongi expects off-site student parking...

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