School Board Likes Feb. 26 for Tax Renewal Election

The San Marino Unified School District has settled on Feb. 26 as the date for an election to decide whether to renew a parcel tax used to pay for a variety of faculty and staff members.
The Board of Education unanimously voted on that date, suggested by board member Chris Norgaard, at its meeting last week. The board’s next step will be to adopt a resolution formally calling the election no later than Nov. 30; state law requires that elections be called at least 88 days prior to their date. Continue reading “School Board Likes Feb. 26 for Tax Renewal Election”

Scholar’s Work is a World Apart From Her SMHS Days

Photo courtesy Nicole Grajewski Nicole Grajewski, a 2011 San Marino High School graduate, stands in front of Kyrgyz mythical hero Manas in Ala-Too Square in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where she is studying Russian as part of her doctoral studies with the University of Oxford. She is there as a Rotary International Global Grant Scholarship recipient.
Photo courtesy Nicole Grajewski
Nicole Grajewski, a 2011 San Marino High School graduate, stands in front of Kyrgyz mythical hero Manas in Ala-Too Square in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where she is studying Russian as part of her doctoral studies with the University of Oxford. She is there as a Rotary International Global Grant Scholarship recipient.

Curiosity about her family’s lineage is what opened the door to diplomacy for Nicole Grajewski.
The San Marino High School class of 2011 alumna is currently in Bishkek, the capital of mountainous Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia, studying for her doctorate in international relations from the England’s University of Oxford. She is doing so as Rotary Club of San Marino’s fourth Global Grant scholar and the first to apply the funding toward a doctorate. Continue reading “Scholar’s Work is a World Apart From Her SMHS Days”

For Link Crew Leaders, a Special Connection

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Seniors Patricio Osegueda (from left), Olivia Ruiz, Emily Boutin and Ben Miller are among the first group of San Marino High School Link Crew leaders who, as freshmen, were mentored by past crew leaders. They draw from that experience to help prepare this year’s freshmen for high school.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Seniors Patricio Osegueda (from left), Olivia Ruiz, Emily Boutin and Ben Miller are among the first group of San Marino High School Link Crew leaders who, as freshmen, were mentored by past crew leaders. They draw from that experience to help prepare this year’s freshmen for high school.

Now in its fourth year, the Link Crew program at San Marino High School is boasting its first group of seniors who were in the initial group of freshmen the project targeted to help them integrate into the high school. Continue reading “For Link Crew Leaders, a Special Connection”