December 12, 2017

Zapata leaves Spanish classes to be mother

by Perla Jiménez, La Voz Editor The next school year, Joanne Amador-Zapata, Spanish teacher, will no longer teach AP Spanish language to better care for her newborn. Ms. Zapata said she felt “bittersweet.”   She also said it feels “nice” because her son will be born, but she feels attached to her students. This year, apart from teaching AP, Ms. Zapata teaches Spanish 4 and 5, sponsors Students Helping Accept Diversity in Every Situation (SHADES) and helps organize and plan the Display of Cultures. AP classes add responsibilities that general-level classes do not. “General-level classes do not have study groups…

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Sanchez supports students’ aspirations, cultures

by Robert Perales, A&E Editor Despite having an busy schedule, Bertha Sanchez, social worker, continues to help students succeed throughout their high school careers. Ms. Sanchez works with various clubs at WHS including Students Helping Accept Diversity in Every Situation (SHADES), Latino Club and the Mentor Program. “She (Ms. Sanchez) wants to keep students involved. She helps students not only in education, but she also does her best to help students fit into the community. We want them to graduate and walk out of here with more than just a solid education, “ Marilyn Harrison, Instructional Assistant, said. In the…

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