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  • Wasco High softball begins first full season in 2 years

    Marco Espinoza, For the Wasco Tribune|Updated Mar 6, 2022

    The Wasco High softball team is back for a regular season for the first time in two years. The team is currently 2-2 in the regular season, which is more wins than any other team in the South Sequoia league so far. The team beat Ridgeview High from Bakersfield, 14-0, and Bakersfield Christian, 1-0. “After two short seasons, we are excited and blessed to get back to playing a regular season.” said Sonia Wedel, head coach for softball at Wasco High. This year is Wedel’s ninth year as head coach for Wasco High’s varsity...

  • Staff Spotlight: Jeff Unfried

    Faith Bazaldua, Shafter High School|Updated Oct 29, 2021

    Shafter High has many beloved teachers that inspire students to be a better version of themselves. One teacher that stands out is new to the Shafter High family, but not new to the Shafter education system. Mr. Unfried is one of the new math teachers at Shafter High, but students that went to Richland Junior High might recognize him. Mr. Unfried was an engineering and math teacher at Richland for 12 years before making the switch to come to the high school. Mr. Unfried...

  • After School Tutoring is back

    Larissa Davis, Shafter High School|Updated Oct 25, 2021

    Shafter High School has partnered up with the Shafter Learning Center once again to start up the After School Tutoring program. Students have the opportunity to head to the library after school to receive help in any subject from teachers on campus and the tutors provided by the Learning Center. The high school and town recognize that academic success for all students is extremely important and the extra support will help students achieve their goals. The tutoring is structured as an academic setting but allows room for...

  • Cross Country: League champions hard at work

    Faith Bazaldua, Shafter High School|Updated Oct 25, 2021

    Running is a lot of things to many people; a way to work out, find some peace and quiet, or even an escape from the rest of the world. Cross country is one of the fall sports that gets overshadowed by the glory that follows the football season. Sadly, not a lot of people truly know the excitement that comes with cross country. Speed, adrenaline, competitiveness and fierce camaraderie describe every single cross country meet. Having the opportunity to watch kids from all over...

  • Student Spotlight: Ashley Angula Osorio

    Esteban Cisneros, Shafter High School|Updated Oct 25, 2021

    Student Spotlight: Ashley Angula Osorio Ashely Angulo Osorio is a senior at Shafter High School. She has been involved in band since elementary school and is still an active member in the SHS Jazz Band playing mellophone, French horn, trumpet, and the alto saxophone. Ashley is also involved in choir and has been a part of the girls wrestling team at Shafter High for three years. For her future, she would like to study to be a therapist or a counselor. She feels that she has...

  • Focus on SHS: Video classes: High-tech and hands-on

    Shafter High School English class|Updated Mar 7, 2020

    Shafter High School has housed a high-tech studio lab on campus for six years. In the technology studio, students have the opportunity to take Video Production, Broadcast Journalism and Video Game Design. The Video Production course is a chance for students to learn all the components that go into making a film from how to use professional cameras, writing scripts, acting and directing, and the editing software to put all the finishing touches on the film. The students study f...

  • Focus on SHS: Something for everyone In variety of music groups March 5, 2020

    Shafter High School English class|Updated Mar 7, 2020

    The music program at Shafter High School provides many opportunities for students to participate in different musical and performing groups. Shafter High offers Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Pit Orchestra, Choir, Drumline and Colorguard. Most new members of the band begin in Concert Band to focus on skills and getting their musical knowledge to a higher level. After becoming more skilled in their crafts, students have the opportunity to audition and join Jazz Band an...

  • Focus on SHS: Student Spotlight: Isis Brownlow

    Shafter High School English class|Updated Mar 7, 2020

    Isis Brownlow is a senior at Shafter High School. Over the past four years, she has participated in the FFA, ASB, DWY and the swim team. In FFA, Isis was a chapter officer for two years; she would attend different leadership conferences and bring back knowledge to make the Shafter High School chapter a better program. Isis also showed several animals at the Kern County Fair over the years: pigs, goats, chickens and a steer. She won 1st in class for her pig sophomore year....

  • Did You Know?

    Shafter High School|Updated Jan 24, 2020

    A monthly page highlighting what’s going on at Shafter High School, coordinated by English teacher Larissa Davis. Shafter High School has had 17 principals since opening in 1928. The longest sitting principal was Dr. Herb H. Neufeld, who was at the school from 1983 to 1993....

  • Teacher Spotlight: Teddi Reyes

    Shafter High School|Updated Jan 24, 2020

    A monthly page highlighting what's going on at Shafter High School, coordinated by English teacher Larissa Davis. Teddi Reyes is an agriculture teacher at Shafter High School. Before teaching at Shafter High School, Reyes graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obsipo with a bachelors degree in Agriculture Science and continued her education to earn a Master of Agricultural Education. Teddi has always had a love for the agriculture world and loves to bust myths that people form...

  • Student Spotlight: Gabby Del Toro

    Shafter High School|Updated Jan 24, 2020

    A monthly page highlighting what's going on at Shafter High School, coordinated by English teacher Larissa Davis. Gabby Del Toro is a senior at Shafter High School and has been extremely involved in Theater Program all four years of her high school career. She is a part of the Advanced Theater course and in charge of the tech that goes into the productions from the plays to the Haunted House. Gabby works on each production at Shafter High School helping with sound, lighting...

  • Many options for art: Ceramics, Sculpture, Drawing, Painting classes

    Shafter High School English class|Updated Jan 24, 2020

    A monthly page highlighting what's going on at Shafter High School, coordinated by English teacher Larissa Davis. Shafter High School has a well-rounded art program that allows many opportunities for the students. Students have the option to take Ceramics, Sculpture, and 2D Drawing and Painting. The Drawing and Painting courses begin with the fundamentals of art. Students learn terminology, how to mix colors and art history, and become acquainted with different aspects of...

  • Students on stage in thriving theater program

    Shafter High School English class|Updated Jan 24, 2020

    A monthly page highlighting what's going on at Shafter High School, coordinated by English teacher Larissa Davis. The theater program at Shafter High School has been thriving over the past few years, with Hal Friedman as the new program director. Students are able to take three different courses throughout the day: Tech Theater, Theater 1 and Advanced Theater. Tech Theater is a course that teaches students all about the workings of a set. Students learn how to design, build...

  • Focus on Shafter High School - Nov. 21, 2019

    Shafter High School|Updated Dec 13, 2019

    Leonard Williams Jr. is currently a freshman at Shafter High School. For years, Leonard has been a part of the Richland School District's concert and marching bands playing the trumpet and baritone. Once he became a General, he knew he wanted to be a part of the high school's marching band; however, this year he challenged himself to be a part of the percussion line playing the bass drum. This year, Leonard is most looking forward to participating in the rallies, meeting new...

  • Focus on Shafter High School - Nov. 21, 2019

    Shafter High School|Updated Dec 13, 2019

    When Shafter High School opened in 1928,, there were only 7 staff members and 50 students. The first graduating class of 1931 had 21 graduates. Now, there are 172 staff members and 1,647 students! This year's 2020 graduating class will have about 387 graduates!...

  • Focus on Shafter High School - Nov. 23, 2019

    Shafter High School|Updated Nov 26, 2019

    Produced by SHS and coordinated by English teacher Larissa Davis Shafter High School has implemented a new Academic Supports program on campus. The high school recognizes that academics do not come naturally to every student and may need extra support to be successful in the classroom. The program is designed for freshman and sophomore students who have been observed as students who may need extra academic support. The students are placed in a specific class that teachers them...

  • Focus on Shafter High School - Nov. 21, 2019

    The Shafter Press|Updated Nov 23, 2019

    Produced by SHS and coordinated by English teacher Larissa Davis Shafter High School strives to teach students not just academics but skills they can take into the world. Many of the courses on campus focus on vocational skills that teach students a trade that can lead them to a career after high school. Shafter High is one of five schools in the high school district that proudly offers woodshop as a vocational Career Technical Education class. The last few years, Shafter...

  • Did You Know?

    Updated Oct 17, 2019

    Since 1985, Shafter High School has gone under more than 50 different kinds of renovations! This has been anything from adding the student store, updating and adding new classrooms, improving landscape, adding solar panels, improving the sports facilities, updating the cafeteria and library, adding a state-of-the-art weight room and kinesiology lab, and so much more! Every renovation or addition to Shafter High School is calculated and planned with the students’ best interests in mind! Go Generals!...

  • New career opportunity for students

    Shafter High School English class|Updated Oct 17, 2019

    Shafter High School has many career technical education courses on campus. One of the most popular pathways is Project Lead the Way. This year, Shafter High has added a new pathway, biomedical science. This pathway has four courses that build on each other: Principles of Biomedical Science Honors, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions and Biomedical Innovation. Since this is the inaugural year of this pathway, the only course offered at this time is Principles of...

  • Student Spotlight

    Shafter High School English class|Updated Oct 17, 2019

    Valeria Gomez Diaz is currently a senior at Shafter High. Every year she has pushed herself in academics by enrolling in honors and AP courses. She has also been involved in extracurricular activities, such as participating on the cross country, golf and swim teams, being a leader in the FFA program, a member of the kinesiology sports medicine program, and for the first time, helping with link crew. This year, she chose to show a different animal than past years at the Kern...

  • New administrator on team

    Shafter High School English class|Updated Oct 17, 2019

    This year, Shafter High School added a dean of student services to their administration staff to serve both the Shafter and the Central Valley campuses. The dean will provide administrative support, coordinate special education services, assist with staff development, coordinate and promote #GeneralPRIDE and RIM, supervise and coordinate 504s, supervise school site truancy, assist with testing and data analysis, coordinate technology implementation, assist with the WASC...

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