Director of Curriculum and Instruction Matt Daugherty sent an email on Aug. 7 informing the community about Mendoza-Romero’s resignation.

Schedule complications arise after counselor resignation

Abhishek Mynam, Co-Multimedia Manager November 20, 2021

Counselor Juan Mendoza-Romero resigned from UPA on Aug. 6—three days before the 2021-2022 school year began—for reasons unknown.  Paraeducator Jessica Hernandez began working under the academic...

Social studies teacher Brent Williams attempts to set up a fan during class to lessen the heat in Harvard.

HVAC compressor in the Learning Center breaks down

Joe Shem, Reporter November 1, 2021

Students and teachers in the Learning Center experienced high heat due to broken air conditioning on the afternoon of Aug. 16.   Cathedral of Faith has Heat, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning...

The first week back: Interviews with UPA students

The first week back: Interviews with UPA students

Kyla Ulug and Akhila Ayyadevara October 21, 2021

After a full year of distance learning during the 2020-2021 school year, UPA students are finally back on campus for 100% in-person learning. Let’s see what they have to say about arriving back. Reporting...

Juniors Alisa Byrd and Symphony Malone check in with Dawnis Guevara prior to varsity volleyball tryouts. A COVID-19 prescreening for each athlete was required to play.

Seven students test positive for COVID-19

Vidya Achar, Managing Editor September 28, 2021

A student tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug. 10. Within four weeks, six more UPA students, half of whom were vaccinated, tested positive outside of campus in mostly isolated incidents. As per Santa Clara...

Turning lanes were blocked due to the debris on the road, contributing to the traffic jam around the intersection.

Accident outside of UPA leaves at least one injured, impacts students’ arrival time

Tyler Yuen, Team Editor September 21, 2021

A car accident occurred at the corner of Canoas Garden and Curtner on the morning of Aug. 19. A silver Volkswagen Beetle and a white Honda CRV were involved in the incident with eyewitnesses reporting...

Graduates exit the stadium to reunite with their families with a rose and a letter graduates wrote for their parents. Right to left: Graduates Rohan Manian, Isabella Bronner, Emily Bravo, Ishan Madan and Kylie Malone.

Blast from the Past: The Class of 2021 graduates

Alyssa Garcia and Tyler Yuen September 7, 2021

On June 3, the 90 graduates in the Class of 2021 did not drive up in their cars awaiting their high school diploma like the Class of 2020 did. Instead, graduates sat in the stands at PayPal Park and walked...

San Jose Sacred Heart food bank persists operations during COVID-19

San Jose Sacred Heart food bank persists operations during COVID-19

Abhishek Mynam, Co-Multimedia Manager May 25, 2021

Learn how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the Sacred Heart Community Service in Santa Clara County. We go in-depth about challenges faced, additions to the facility, changes in procedures, workers’ points...

EdTec Vice President of School Finance Bryce Fleming presents UPAs multi-year projections.

Board of Trustees discuss reopening plans, a teacher stipend and academic support at meeting on Feb. 25

Akhila Ayyadevara and Vidya Achar March 25, 2021

The UPA Board of Trustees met on Feb. 25 to discuss reopening plans, renew the budget, approve a one-time teacher stipend and share new ways staff are supporting students academically. Reopening As...

Senior Pastor Ken Foreman preaches at the Amphitheater in front of a masked audience during a COVID-19 service in the fall of 2020.

Cathedral of Faith considers in-person sermons after canceling them in 2020

Joe Shem, Reporter February 26, 2021

Cathedral of Faith (CoF), UPA’s campus provider and a church with campuses in San Jose, East San Jose, Morgan Hill, Milpitas, Gilroy and the Philippines, is considering restarting in-person services...

The mock-up of the interior design of Sriya Kantipudi and Joann Jaison’s beehive project was included in the slideshow they submitted along with a summary of their idea and an explanation of the problem they were solving.

Science Alliance holds first virtual Science Fair

Thrisha Praveen, Team Editor February 24, 2021

From engineering an artificial blood stream to programming an app that detects skin moisture levels to avoid dehydration, students researched and presented their innovative ideas with a slideshow at...

A student works on the AP Calculus AB final packet.

Finals look different after first full semester of distance learning

Akhila Ayyadevara, Team Editor February 4, 2021

Capping off the first full semester of distance learning, finals were held on the week of Dec. 14. Even though students at UPA have learned remotely since March of 2020, semester one of the 2020-2021...

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