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Dance classes cut

Gui Andrade

Following a policy change that allowed freshman athletes to be exempted from taking a physical education course, reduction in demand for P.E. classes has led to the elimination of Dance P.E. Historically, Oak Park freshmen were required to enroll in a traditional physical education class, whether or not the student was on a sports team during his...  Read More »

April 29, 2016

School hosts International Festival

Dani Sadon

The school held its annual International Festival, open to all members of the community, April 8. Parents and foreign language teachers volunteered to host the festival. “It was very well prepared, very well organized and I was impressed by the quality of the parents who put it together,” French teacher Madame Bovard said. Bovard hosted...  Read More »

April 29, 2016

Liquor store plans canceled

Will Carter

A private proprietor recently canceled plans to open a liquor store on the corner of Lindero Canyon Road and Kanan Road due to concerns from Oak Park community members. Some parents were concerned that a liquor store’s presence would be detrimental to the community and its youth, and many discussed the store on the social media app “Nextdoor.” The pr...  Read More »

April 29, 2016

Recent News Stories

‘California Agriculture’ class plans uprooted

The proposed Introduction to California Agriculture course has been canceled due to a lack of student enrollment. “Unfortunately, not enough people signed up for it. We can’t offer a course with...  Read More »

Computer, calendar issues complicate state testing

Sophomores and juniors took the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress from April 12 to 15. According to the California Department of Education, “the primary purpose of the CAASPP...  Read More »

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Volleyball coach Patrick Quinn to retire after 10 years

Diane Kim

After coaching boys’ and girls’ volleyball for 13 years, Coach Patrick Quinn is retiring. Under Quinn’s coaching, the boys’ varsity team has been ranked 10th in the nation for the past 10 years. The team has gone to CIF playoffs six times,...  Read More »

May 25, 2016

Softball seniors throw final pitch

May 25, 2016

Varsity softball team seniors played their last high school game at Oak Park High School May 10. “They always say, they always tell you when you're...  Read More »

Boys’ tennis team places first in league

April 29, 2016

“Winning the tiebreaker in the final doubles round against Simi was my favorite moment so far,” senior and doubles player Kevin Ha said. “That set...  Read More »

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Paulsons to retire

Vaishnavi Tippireddy and Medha Vallurupalli

Ken and Toni Paulson plan to retire after working at the high school for 10 and 26...  Read More »

May 25, 2016

Performing arts on display at district-wide events

Veena Reddy

The first annual Oak Park music festival was held at Medea Creek Middle School April...  Read More »

April 29, 2016

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