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The Pilot Flies Off to Summer

The Pilot Flies Off to Summer

Staff

May 23, 2017

Thanks to everyone for an amazing inaugural year of the Portola Pilot. We are so proud to have served as your eyes and ears on the ground of Portola High. We are going on summer hiatus, but we look forward to bringing you even more great news this fall. Thanks, Your Portola Pilot Staff

Students Elect 2017-18 ASB Leaders

Students Elect 2017-18 ASB Leaders

Julia Kim, Business Manager

April 22, 2017

On April 14, students headed to the Performing Arts Theater to choose future leaders of ASB for the sophomore class. In conclusion to Friday’s Election Day, students elected the following candidates: President: Liz Moerman Vice President: Jason Chen Student Representative: Kyle Sugita Clubs Commissi...

Irvine Boulevard: A Bit Of Chaos

Irvine Boulevard: A Bit Of Chaos

Joyee Chen, Contributing Writer

April 11, 2017

Since October 2016, all travelers to campus have had to pass through traffic jams on Irvine Blvd. Students and staff have expressed some stress from these lane widenings, designed for a growing population. “It’s one of these things I term it as a growing pain...once you’re through it, I’m a...

A Dedication to Remember

A Dedication to Remember

Maya Sabbaghian and Stephanie Zhang

March 30, 2017

Portola High’s dedication ceremony was held on March 2 in the theater to commemorate those who helped build the school and to celebrate its official opening. “Anytime you open up a new school, once it’s up and running, you get people involved in a celebration of all the work that went into it...

Cultural Awareness Comes to Campus

Cultural Awareness Comes to Campus

Ana Komarlu and Aria Raidi

March 21, 2017

ASB held the first ever intercultural week from March 6-10 by setting up various activities from countries around the world during lunch each day “This week’s purpose was to acknowledge all cultures and spread awareness of them,” intercultural liaison Nandini Goyal said. “Just to apprecia...

Sliding into Spring Sports Pep Assembly

Sliding into Spring Sports Pep Assembly

Julia Kim, Business Manager

March 8, 2017

Students attended the first pep assembly in the gym on Mar. 3 in celebration of spring sports season. The assembly started with a ribbon-cutting dedication by superintendent Terry Walker and featured the first dance team performance of the year. “ASB planned the pep rally by creating a template o...

A Sweet Candy Gram Fundraiser

A Sweet Candy Gram Fundraiser

Annie Qiao and Julia Kim

February 1, 2017

Students who wanted to purchase candy canes for their peers or teachers were able to do so outside of the Student Union where ASB members sold candy grams during lunch from Dec. 5 - Dec. 13. “The original purpose of the event was to raise money for ASB by selling the candy grams to students at t...

Clubs Kick into Action

Clubs Kick into Action

Maya Sabbaghian and Tianxin Guo

November 10, 2016

The inaugural Club Kick-Off took place during lunch on Oct. 21 as club founders set up their booths and hung up posters to inform other students of their clubs and to gain new members. “There are so many different interests when you have 400 students, so it’s nice to have different opportunities...

False Start for Spirit Week

False Start for Spirit Week

Maya Sabbaghian, Jennifer Chiang, and Annie Qiao

September 29, 2016

ASB decided to cancel the first three lunch events of Spirit Week in order to organize a large event on Thursday during lunch. The cancellation was announced Tuesday by ASB members. A faulty projector led to a false start for karaoke, the first spirit event ASB planned for Monday. ASB turned its focus...

Spirit Week is Coming to Campus

Spirit Week is Coming to Campus

Maya Sabbaghian

September 25, 2016

As Forthcoming quickly approaches, ASB is working to plan the school’s first Spirit Week, which leads up to the legacy game, halftime show and dance. The week-long celebration will take place during lunch in the Student Center each day. “Spirit Week is the first time our school unites as one under...

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