The Garden Club is affiliated with the 4H. The club has around 50 members and is directed by Mr. Gardner, Mr. Snider, and Ms. Engstrom. Club days include a meeting with the students along with work in the school garden. The meetings discuss things like decomposing, planting, learning about soil, and scientific topics like ecosystems. Students can earn badges in a variety of topics.
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, which has replaced the former STAR Test, is the new state academic testing program. CAASPP is a system to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure all students leave high school ready for college and career. CAASPP includes computer adaptive tests in English–language arts and mathematics as well as paper-based tests for science.
Last year, our students participated in a field test. This practice run of the