Weekly Update: January 27

What’s happening at Woodside this week?

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Taila Lee

Woodside High School

Woodside Paw Print Staff

Leadership and Class Boards:

The City of Stars formal dance is scheduled to be held in the new gym at 7:30 pm Saturday, February 8th. Tickets are currently being sold outside of D-7 for $15 with a PAL sticker and $20 without one. The prices will increase as the dance approaches and students, especially juniors and seniors, are highly encouraged to buy tickets because the money raised from this winter dance will be put towards the costs of prom.

There are limited spots left on the senior trip to Italy. For more information please contact Lisa Camera in room E-9.

Arts and Entertainment:

The Woodside drama program is getting ready to perform “The Addams Family,” a musical comedy. The show centers around “a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre,” as described by the drama program’s website. The play will also include “music and lyrics from Andrew Lippa.”

It premieres March 13th and also plays on the 14th, 15th, 20th, and 21st. You can buy tickets at https://www.whsdramaboosters.org/.

Robotics:

Team 100 is currently busy with Week Four of the 2020 Build Season. The team is finalizing mechanisms and will soon begin fabrication, and while the indexer prototype is finished, the prototype division is working to solve a jamming issue as well as to develop a more consistent feeding mechanism. The software and electronics divisions are creating a control wheel, and the software subteam is also working on autonomous path navigation, programming a turret, and using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Game Piece identification.

We’ve been prepping for PALs and our focus has shifted completely from conditioning to technique in practices.”

— Hali Newman

Girls Soccer:

Woodside’s girls’ soccer teams have two weeks of games left in the season and will likely be headed to the playoffs. The Varsity team has won all but one of their games. The Junior Varsity team has won half of the games they have played so far. In the most recent girls’ soccer game on Tuesday, January 28, both teams suffered a loss. Their next game is Tuesday, February 4, against our rivals, Sequoia High School.

Boys Soccer:

Boys Varsity has been on a two-game winning streak, winning 6-1 away at Terranova last Friday, and 5-1 at home against Jefferson on Wednesday. A 7-0 hammering of Jefferson at Bradley field on Wednesday brought the Junior Varsity (JV)  boy’s soccer team to a stunning 8-0-1 record, and leading the Ocean division. Both JV and Varsity play away at Mills High School on Monday, with both days’ Varsity games starting at 4:30, and JV starting at 6pm.

Boys Basketball:

Boys Varsity basketball snapped a four-game losing streak after they won at Gunn High School last week. They would win again against Cappuccino bringing their record to 12-6. 

Woodside’s Junior Varsity (JV) team continued varsity’s trend ending their seven-game losing streak with a 47-40 win over Cappuccino. 

We’ve dealt with a lot of injuries and a couple players knocked out with the flu.”

— Jason Llantero

Wrestling:

The varsity boys wrestling team will be going to the Colt Classic Invitational February 1st and afterwards will have a meet against South San Francisco on thursday.

Music:

Woodside Highschool will be doing a co-performance with La Entrada Middle school next Tuesday, February 4.

Monday Clubs:

Woodside ceramics teacher Lefort Sarah shared significant accomplishments of Clay club from the first semester when club participants made Christmas ornaments and decorations as well as raising over $600. Club members are looking forward to hosting another big event where they will make mugs on Saturday February 1. The Clay room will be open from 9 a.m to noon and everyone is welcome to participate. The handmade mugs will be presented and sold on the Open House night on March 5. 

Filipino club has been preparing for a performance for the Woodside Highschool Spring rally, on April 8. For the rally they will be performing a traditional dance called tinikling. They have also been looking at possible field trips and club merchandise, which they voted on during the recent club meeting. They also went over the current events that are happening in the Philippines, including the Taal volcano eruption on January 13 that caused many living in the area to evacuate their homes.

Tuesday Clubs:

The Black Student Union (BSU) commemorated former NBA player, Kobe Bryant, in a club meeting this Tuesday. Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, passed away with seven others in a helicopter accident on Sunday. BSU Members watched highlights of Bryant’s professional basketball career and his Academy-award-winning animated short film, “Dear Basketball” to honor Bryant and his legacy. 

The Star of David Club discussed an upcoming Jewish holiday, Tu BiShvat, which celebrates a connection to the earth and special care for the environment in Judaism.

Bring Change to Mind (BC2M) Club continued planning for its FlowerGram event next Tuesday, February 4 in the quad. At the event, students will be able to write messages to their friends at the club’s table, and BC2M Club Members will deliver the messages with flowers on the following day; the event will be free.

Tree Huggers spent this Tuesday’s club meeting planning for an environmental clean-up this Saturday, February 1 at 9 am at the Sakura 2 parking lot in Redwood City.

Latin Club is beginning their Latin culture based arena games. They are beginning their event with games such as discus throw, gladiatorial balloon stomp, and lupercalia card making in preparation for Valentines day.

Toast Club is back to meeting on a consistent schedule once again and has plans to bring in new exotic additions for toast in the coming weeks.