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2020 Retiring faculty: Mr. Charles Wilken

Charles Wilken

By Andre Rodas, Sports Editor

Published June 23, 2020

Your first name: Charles Your last name: Wilken What subject(s) do you teach? Science and Robotics What classes did you teach this year? Robotics and Biology What year did you begin teaching? 1989 How many years have you been a teacher? 31 How many years have you taught at Van Nuys High? 31 Did you have...

2020 Retiring faculty: Ms. Janice Carr

Janice Carr

By Andre Rodas, Sports Editor

Published June 23, 2020

Your first name: Janice Your last name: Carr What subject(s) do you teach? English What classes did you teach this year? H.English 10A/B, English 10A/B, English 11A/B, H. English 11A/B What year did you begin teaching? 1996 How many years have you been a teacher? 24 How many years have you taught at ...

2020 Retiring faculty: Ms. Elizabeth Sterling

Elizabeth Sterling

By Andre Rodas, Sports Editor

Published June 15, 2020

Your first name: Liz Your last name: Sterling What subject(s) do you teach? English, ELD What classes did you teach this year? 9th & 10th Grade English; ELD 3rd level What year did you begin teaching? 1997 How many years have you been a teacher? 23 How many years have you taught at Van Nuys High?...

2020 Retiring faculty: Mr. Thomas Kirkpatrick

Thomas Kirkpatrick

By Andre Rodas, Sports Editor

Published June 15, 2020

Your first name: Tom Your last name: Kirkpatrick What subject(s) do you teach? English and Stagecrafts What clubs and extracurricular activities have you sponsored? None What year did you begin teaching? 1990 How many years have you been a teacher? 30 How many years have you taught at Van Nuys High? 2...

2020 Retiring faculty: Ms. Ellen Stern

Ms. Ellen Stern is retiring after seven years at the school site.

By Andre Rodas, Sports Editor

Published June 13, 2020

The Restorative Justice coordinator is retiring after 37 years in education and plans to sleep later

Retiree: Brandon Austel

Austel Brandon has been a teacher for 36 years, and has been a teacher at Van Nuys for 28 years.

By Andre Rodas, Sports Editor

Published June 10, 2020

A new chapter begins for Brandon Austel.

Four students revealed as finalists for the national Congressional Arts Competition.

Four students revealed as finalists for the national Congressional Arts Competition.

By Ani Tutunjyan, News Editor

Published June 10, 2020

Four students from Ms. Jennelle Song's class are revealed to be finalists for this national competition. Winners' artwork will be displayed in Washington D.C.

Mr. Greene wins a battle against cancer

After taking a leave of absence, Mr. Ronnell Greene appears during Senior Awards Night in a pre-recorded video.

By Ani Tutunjyan, News Editor

Published June 8, 2020

After taking a leave of absence to receive treatment for colon cancer, Mr. Greene returns to school tumor-free.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Featuring student art

Two halved head, Ayisha Bushra, 11th grade

By The Mirror Staff

Published June 3, 2020

In the second part of Artist Spotlight, Ms. Jennelle Song shares a few artwork from her students in her AP Studio Art classes this school year. 

IMAGES: George Floyd protestors at Van Nuys City Hall

IMAGES: George Floyd protestors at Van Nuys City Hall

By Ivan Delgado, Photo Editor

Published June 1, 2020

Gallery|20 PhotosIVAN DELGADOProtesters block Van Nuys Blvd. to show support for Black Lives Matter on June 1,2020. While the demonstration began peacefully, a group of protesters began smashing windows of businesses along Van Nuys Blvd. around 4:35pm. ...

Grad N Go: An unprecedented graduation

Graduate

By Ani Tutunjyan, News Editor

Published June 1, 2020

After much anticipation and uncertainty from seniors, it has been announced that the graduating class of 2020 will have an in-person ceremony.

Dear non-Black people of color, #BlackLivesMatter is your fight too

Rally in Grand Army Plaza after the death of George Floyd

By Gwen Langi, Opinion Editor

Published May 31, 2020

What You Should (And Shouldn’t) Do to Support From Home