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Botany Sales

On Tues., Mar. 4, Mr. Pittenger counts the plants and gets them ready for his next Botany class. “Plants have the ability to do cool things animals can’t,” Pittinger said. “You can do surgery and clone them.”

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor

March 10, 2014

In order to spread the news about the annual pepper and tomato plant sale, Mr. Pittenger and his Botany students are advertising the sale on various social media sites. Turning to sites such as Instagram and Twitter, Mr. Pittenger, with the help of his students, wants to reach a younger demographic...

Seniors rave for new courses

During second period in the new Biomedical class, Mr. Hwang demonstrates how to find more information on the human body using a QR app. For students that have interest in becoming a doctor in the future, the new science class is offered in room X-2. “ It’s a very fun and interesting class to teach,” Mr. Hwang said. “I enjoy teaching it.”

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2012

Just as all high schools in California follow the A-G requirements necessary to graduate, Downey is no different this year, with the exception of broadening the options of classes taken by primarily senior students. New courses that have been implemented are AP Environmental Science and Statistics. Both...

Spice and everything nice

Jessica Xilo, Parents & Teachers Editor

April 6, 2012

With an exciting plant variety, the Botany class is holding its 3rd Annual Pepper and Tomato Plant Sale on March 24, 31 and April 7 in front of the pool on Brookshire Avenue to raise money for classroom necessities. Greg Pittenger’s class is selling over 40 varieties of plants and each plant costs...

PTA: March 2011

PTA: March 2011

Roy Mendoza, Copy Editor

March 21, 2011

In an effort to inform parents, the PTA met on March 14 to discuss both the previous and upcoming events for the month. First to take the stage was Principal Tom Houts, as it was time to give his monthly report. Before touching upon any other subject, he briefly talked about the decision to place...

Botany hosts tomato and pepper sale

Wendy Mora

March 18, 2011

Botany put together a sale of pepper and tomato plants on Mar. 12, 19, and 26, from 8am to 3pm, at the north parking lot by the swimming pool. Each plant was sold for two dollars to fundraise money for equipment and future Botany classes. “My favorite thing about the sale today is seeing how interested...

Eco club and Pittinger plant for the planet

Members of Eco club along with the botany teacher, Mr. Pittenger work together to stir compos and soil together on Jan. 19.  The team came together to planet trees between the X and E bildings.

Sharon Kim, Parents/Teachers Editor

January 26, 2011

The devoted tree-huggers of Eco Club gathered at the garden after school to plant trees and tend to crops in their latest “green” project on Wednesday, Jan 5. The club’s weekly Wednesday meeting proceeded as usual; the club’s agenda was discussed and fundraising ideas were pitched. A handful...

Planting seeds of friendship

Victor Duran

December 2, 2009

With a shovel in one hand and a rake in the other, Greg Pittenger’s Botany class and Charlotte Mann’s Special Education class dug holes and shoveled dirt for their Garden Rehab Day on October 30th. Gardening is one of the productive activities on the agenda of Special Education’s Individual Educ...

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