High Life

Letter to The Editor: Mr. Puth Speaks Out About Grad Night

Letter to The Editor:  Mr. Puth Speaks Out About Grad Night

Vincent Puth, Poly High School Activities Director

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

All In Press Dear High Life Editors and Jackrabbit Class of 2019, Thank you for expressing your frustration regarding Grad Night (“Goodbye Disney, Hello Universal” published October 15), giving voice to you and your peers. Let me first state that Grad Night has traditionally been a parent-le...

The AP Room is Now Open

The AP Room is Now Open

Ana Mejia, Feature Editor

October 31, 2018


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This year Jason West, the new AP Coordinator for Poly High School has turned Room 132 into a study lounge for any student who is currently enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement class. This lounge was inspired by a coffee shop as a place where AP student can receive tutoring, study in group,...

National Merit Finalists

Eliana Jimenez, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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The National Merit scholarship program provides opportunities for students to be recognized for their phenomenal academic achievements. Students with PSAT scores at the top one percent of scores in the state, with the addition of reflecting transcript records of their score, qualifies them to be semifinalist....

Robotics Club Hosting Fundraiser

Liz Rico, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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Long Beach Poly Robotics Club participated in an off-season competition called Fall Classic and placed first in the competition. The Fall Classic is hosted by a company yearly with the objective of having games created for schools to compete with their designed robot. The LBP Robotics Club completely...

Poly North: From a Counselors Perspective

Alicia Perez and Syanne Patton

October 31, 2018


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Poly North is an opportunity for sophomores to gain experience in the woods that will dramatically change their lives forever. The origin of Poly North started 4 decades ago. It is focused on supporting the students on a more personal level. Anyone can say that the activities, for instance, the mountain...

Teachers you can trust

Liz Rico, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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Poly is known for being diverse and making friends is an easy task, with the majority of students being very warm and welcoming towards each other. However, only a certain percentage of those students spread that kindness onto their teachers. For the most part students usually interact with teachers...

New Lock Blocks on Classroom Doors

Brandon Lopez, Contributing writer

October 16, 2018


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There was a new lock switch system called Lock Block installed into the Poly high school classroom doors, after a suspect went onto campus armed a few weeks ago, leaving students and teachers in classrooms on campus lockdown. The Lock Block is a stopper device that allows you to keep the door locked...

Library Renamed after former Principal

Library Renamed after former Principal

Judas Noboa, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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Poly’s library has been named after Bob Ellis-July 26, 1924-February 6, 201-, a former student and principal, at a ceremony honoring him. The ceremony was held on September, 11 headed by Mr. Brett Alexander, a teacher here at Poly. Ellis graduated in 1941, a letterman of the debate team. After high...

18k Homecoming Dance

Sinead Neinast, Nancy Sao, and Alicia Perez

October 16, 2018


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A tradition at high schools all over the country, the big homecoming game and the dance that usually follows is a source of excitement for many students. Despite this, one of the largest schools in the Long Beach school district, Poly High School, has not had a homecoming dance in 10-11 years - that...

Clubs Sell Goods at Faire

Clubs Sell Goods at Faire

Madeline Milton, contributing writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Slideshow

Students at Poly High School were dismissed from class 90 minutes early on Wednesday for this year’s Homecoming Faire. The faire was a great way for clubs to raise money as well as to boost morale in the students, who were all buzzing in anticipation and excitement for the school-wide event. Many...

C.A.R.E Center Cares

Liz Rico

October 2, 2018


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If you or anyone you know need somewhere or someone to talk to, come see the C.A.R.E Center! The C.A.R.E Center is open to everyone and anybody who needs it, you’ll find it located in Rm 205 and available from as early as 7:30 am to 1:00 pm, nutrition, lunch and sometimes even open during 7th and 8th pe...

Poly’s First Ever Homecoming Dance

Alicia Perez, opinion Editor

October 2, 2018


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Poly’s first Homecoming, themed “18k” was held in the big gym on October 6th, 2018. The schools decision to make a homecoming was prompted by activities director Vincent Puth and Senior Senate, to raise money for the rest of the years activities. The dance was held on a Saturday after the homecom...