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Pink Week

This year at Chaparral High School Pink Week was not celebrated.

A few students were upset that Pink week wasn’t done at the High School this year. “I was really looking forward to participating and support breast cancer during school,” said Brianna Ibarra, a student at Chaparral High.  

“Pink week is a week where people can awareness those who suffer from breast cancer,” said Janet Suistatia. When the school would participate in Pink Week a lot of different activities were contributed during that week. Not everyone is obligated to participate in all activities but everyone can.

There are some activities that help in making donations to people who have cancer.

An activity that helped raise money was called “Kiss the pig”. “Students would donate a penny to whoever teacher they wanted to make kiss the pig, the teacher with the most pennies wins and has to kiss the pig,” said Sustaita. Another donation wise activity was the class with the most pennies got to have a pizza party.  

No matter what the activity was, it was always supporting breast cancer.

This year the school may have not been able to do a pink week but according to Sustaita “I had my room decorated with cancer awareness decor items.

Who is the new special Education Teacher on Campus?

Chaparral high School teacher David Chacon started this year by switching teaching jobs. This year he went from teaching social studies to a special education teacher. There is a purpose as to why.

“In the future I would like to become a principal,but in order to become one I need to have experience in diffeent stages of education, for example learning from special edcation student”, said chacon. One thing that is different is that I learn about every individual rather than getting to know 30-students.

He admires many things about his new job. One thing Chacon admires a lot is being able to have one-to-one with his students now. Before he did not know a lot about his 30 students in his classroom.

In every area of a career there are advantages and disadvantages or areas someone may like or dislike. Although it has been a challenge having to be all over the school following students schedules.

Chacon follows his students schedule to obsereve what they need help in and how they contribute in each of their class. This helps to create an Individual Education Program (IEP) for each student.  With an IEP Chacon can help his students more in achieving their academics goals,for the future as well.

He also wishes he had a prep class, but he is fine without it too.

It is a new position and with time, he will adapt to it.