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PTA recognizes excellence, service

PTA recognizes excellence, service

Jaylee Cortes, Managing editor

February 9, 2018


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Founder’s night is a night to celebrate legacy, success and power of a leading voice speaking for all children. This event is designed to raise awareness for PTA’s achievements in three key ways: first, the night will share a legacy and vision of the founders; second, to enrich our community by cele...

Hello, “Bye Bye Birdie”

Hello, “Bye Bye Birdie”

Stephanie Wang, Editor in chief

February 6, 2018


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The drama department is sending off the seniors this year with a blast, just like the musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” in which rock and roll star Conrad Birdie makes his final goodbye before reporting for his draft in the US Army. The musical, set in 1958, features Albert Peterson, agent for Birdie, and ...

Walking to Remember

Walking to Remember

Charlene Morentin, Feature Editor

February 5, 2018


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Typically the Charter Oak track and field is used by athletes to warm-up for their games, but on Feb. 3 the track was more than just a field. Instead of being used competitively, it was used to unite the Charter Oak community  in a Remembrance Walk, an annual event to remember those who have passed ...

Welcome back, David Echeverri

Welcome back, David Echeverri

Ayileen Hermosillo, Technical Manager

February 1, 2018


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 Full IB student, involved in numerous clubs and one of the friendliest guys you'll meet, David Echeverri is one of the most determined students ever to come across Charter Oak campus.  Junior year David’s life changed abruptly when he was diagnosed with Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria, a life...

Come one, come all, to the Winter Choir Show

Come one, come all, to the Winter Choir Show

Adrian Llamas, Business manager

December 11, 2017


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On Fri., Dec. 15, and Sat., Dec. 16, Charter Oak High School Choir is performing their winter show “The Spirit of the Season.” The show will take place at the H.K Baird Theater at Royal Oak Middle School at 7:00 p.m. Charter Oak Choir will be performing holiday favorites from the past and prese...

Interact Club sponsors fundraiser for Syrian refugees

Interact Club sponsors fundraiser for Syrian refugees

Margo Wilcox, Staff writer

November 29, 2017


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Leadership from the Interact Club attended a Covina Rotary luncheon at the South Hills Country Club to present Project Turning Point, their chosen international project. Kelly Meade, senior and the International Understanding Coordinator for Interact, asked the members of the Rotary Club to match the...

CO team takes second in Foresty Challenge

CO team takes second in Foresty Challenge

Diane Dealey Neill, Founder and coordinator of Forestry Challenge

November 15, 2017


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Five students from Charter Oak High School participated recently in the 2017 San Bernardino Forestry Challenge, one group of a total of 83 high school students from ten schools from the Southern California area.  The event was held Nov. 8-11 at Green Valley Lake Christian Camp, near Green Valley Lake,...

Marching Regiment sees early success

Marching Regiment sees early success

Kimberly Serrano, Guest writer

November 4, 2017


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With their field show entitled “Impressions: Visions of Van Gogh,” which portrays the life and paintings of Vincent Van Gogh, the Charter Oak Marching Regiment has returned with full force. Two weeks ago, Oct. 21, the band competed at Baldwin Park. Although it was a hot day, the band gave their best...

Musing through gardens: The Huntington Estate experience

Musing through gardens: The Huntington Estate experience

Andrew Barron, Entertainment editor

November 3, 2017


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The morning started like any other school day. Mrs. Bonnie Shockey's IB students casually made their way into their zero and first periods.Then during a light drizzle, they strolled past the gates that led off campus. It was a strange feeling, leaving a school day behind--it almost felt rebellious....

New year, new faculty and staff

September 14, 2017


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Charter Oak High School has a new faculty member in almost every department. Staff also joined CO from other campuses in the district.

New Adminstration

New Adminstration

September 8, 2017


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All of the administrators at Charter Oak High School changed over the summer. Mr. Joey Strycula changed positions from vice principal over student services to principal. The others--Mrs. Lisa Berry, assistant principal; Mr. Dave Trask, vice principal of student services; and Mr. Chris Sweet, vice principal...

Familiar faces, new positions

Familiar faces, new positions

September 5, 2017


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Several of CO's popular teachers moved into new positions this school year. While most will continue teaching, they have new responsibilities.

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