College and Career Day Speakers

College and Career Day Speakers

Matthew Lochmann, Student life/Photo person

May 22, 2017


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  As many John Muir students know, college and career day is came up last Friday. The one thing that is unexpected from this day though is the speakers who have come in and what they might've talked about with the students. For this very reason this article is going to be giving more insight on what pa...

Who is Mr. Prudencio?

Who is Mr. Prudencio?

Mika Nash, Staff

May 22, 2017


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Mr. Prudencio, also known as Coach P is a sixth grade P.E. teacher at John Muir. He started teaching at John Muir Middle School at 2015, so he has been teaching here for almost two years. Mr. Prudencio has also taught at Forest Hill Elementary School, Independence High School, St. Lucy's School, St....

What do teachers think about Trump?

What do teachers think about Trump?

Mika Nash, Staff

May 15, 2017


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Our new president, Donald Trump has been in office for his first hundred days. This week several teachers were interviewed on their opinions on Donald Trump and his first one hundred days. The results were very interesting. Although a wide range of answers were collected, this article does not ...

CTA at John Muir?

CTA at John Muir?

Mika Nash, Reporter

May 2, 2017


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Could there be a CTA at John Muir? A CTA is a group of people who help create laws and develop ideas about schools and how they should be run. CTA stands for California Teachers Association and it is a very powerful teachers union. One responsibility of this job is going to meetings. Meetings t...

Mrs. Espinoza

Mrs. Espinoza

Mika Nash, Staff

April 26, 2017


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This week is tolerance week, but it really should be called acceptance week. It is more important to be accepted than tolerated. If you are tolerated, it means that people can put up with you. If you are accepted, it means people welcome you to be yourself. Mrs. Espinoza is a really kind and fun ...

Everything you need to know about Mrs. Collins

Everything you need to know about Mrs. Collins

Mika Nash, Staff

April 26, 2017


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Mrs. Collins is a sixth grade language arts and social studies teacher and she has been teaching for thirty five years, twenty eight years at John Muir. She has taught at other schools such as JW Fair and other schools in the Franklin McKinley School District. Her favorite thing about teaching is working with th...

Mr.Nyhof

Mr.Nyhof

Mika Nash, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2017


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Do you know Mr.Nyhof? He is a teacher who has taught here for ten  years, but has been teaching for eleven years. He wanted to become a teacher because he thought that it would be a fun job. When he was becoming a marine biologist, he was a tutor and he liked it so much he wanted it as a job. M...

Can friends improve your chance of academic success?

Can friends improve your chance of academic success?

Campbell Graffam, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2017


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Many parents have a similar superstition: Having friends could be a distraction. Having the wrong types of friends could put people off their responsibilities, and could even get them in a lot of trouble. These parents worries are well-thought at first glance, but research may suggest otherwise. Stud...

Extracurricular Activities to take in High School

Extracurricular Activities to take in High School

Campbell Graffam, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2017


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Extracurricular activities include many different types of things, from clubs, volunteer work, and even sports. Extracurricular activities come in many forms, with many different types of interests having some sort of club or event to participate in. Extracurricular activities are also great asset...

Who is Mr. Haugen?

Who is Mr. Haugen?

Mika Nash, Staff reporter

April 3, 2017


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Do you know Mr. Haugen? Many kids get Mr. Haugen as a history teacher at least once by the end of their John Muir experience. But this article tells facts about Mr. Haugen that you may not have known before. Mr. Haugen has been teaching for 10 years. He teaches seventh and eighth grades, but he ...

Mr. Knight

Mr. Knight

Mikka Zenger, Staff Interviewer

March 28, 2017


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Mr. Knight is a 7th grade language arts teacher and a 6th,7th, and 8th grade journalism elective teacher. He has been teaching for 17 years, and is on his 5th year at John Muir Middle School. He likes to teach because he feels like he is making a difference. His last job did not make him feel like he...

What are teachers doing over spring break?

What are teachers doing over spring break?

Mika Nash, Staff

March 21, 2017


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What do teachers do in their free time? In this article, you will learn several popular things teachers are doing in their free time. Spring break is coming and these are the top five activities that people are doing over break: 5. Enjoying Nature Popular ways to enjoy nature are hiking through...

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