Time is ticking for the class of 2021

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in Announcements

Time is ticking for the class of 2021

Guadalupe Dominguez

Chronicle Reporter

Time is ticking as the first SAT of the semester approaches. For many who are in the class of 2021, it will be their first time taking the SAT. This year an in-school testing day has been arranged by the administration and with large help from Alyssa Pinedo, the college counselor.

The class of 2021 will be taking their SAT with essay on Feb. 4th. Leaving juniors with approximately a month left to study. Ingrid Muniz, SAS Junior, says, “I feel very nervous but not too nervous because I know I can retake it when I am a senior … I am hoping to at least get a 1300 or more.”

If you are still trying to look for practice or tips here are a few:

  1. SAT practice booklets are available in the college center.
  2. There is an SAT app available which lets you practice both ELA and math questions on your mobile device allowing you to practice on the go.
  3. Khan Academy is also one of the most used websites to practice for the SAT.
  4. Diagnose your skills by using a practice booklet beforehand so you are aware of what you need to work on.
  5. Take at least two full practice SAT tests and try to make one of them on paper just to get familiar with the atmosphere.
  6. DO NOT STAY UP THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR TEST! This will not be the last time you take it, there are already future dates coming up.

For more read Ms. Pinedo’s updates on Schoology and visit Khan Academy’s “Planning your SAT”.

Culinary arts now open

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in Announcements

cooking class

Bertha Escobar

Chronicle Reporter

Last year, culinary arts was mentioned that it would be open to students for fifth period for spring semester. Mr. Papa is the instructor for the cooking classes that began this semester.

However, it has not started as well as expected. The class has more than 40 students, which is a big number for such a subject. There is still a lot of cleaning and organizing to do.

Mr.Papa is currently seeking for new ideas to make money to have proper cooking products and students are helping adjusting the rooms. Despite this rough start, every student is excited to learn to cook delicious meals and the instructor is ready to teach his students the art of cooking.

Catch up on senior updates

Posted on January 23, 2020 by in Announcements

Kayla Kwak

Copy Editor

Senior T-shirts have arrived! Seniors, please pick them up at the student store from Elizabeth Payne during nutrition or lunch on Friday, Jan 24.

The senior package payments that have been made up to this point should be the deposit, 1st and 2nd payment. The next payment deadline coming up is Jan 30, 2020. Payments can be made before or on the date of deadline. There are only a few months to go before the Class of 2020 will be off and out in the world soon. Good luck until the end!

Enter the Shakespeare competition

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in Announcements

Flyer for the competition

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

Attention Sheiks! Are you into Shakespeare? Do you think you’ll be able to personify a monologue written by Shakespeare? Well, enter the National Shakespeare Competition 2020.

This competition is open to all students and is free. The competition will be hosted on Feb. 4th in room 503 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

There are different awards for the winning students. Winner of the school competition goes to compete at the Los Angeles District Level Winner of the District goes on to compete at Nationals in New York City and win:

1st place: A scholarship to the Midsummer Conservatory at the British American Drama Academy

2nd place: A scholarship to the American Shakespeare Center’s Theatre Camp in Staunton, VA.

See Mr. Tourtellotte in room 503 if you wish to enter this competition.

Senior Council is Refunding Grad Night Payments!

Posted on January 22, 2020 by in Announcements

Senior Council is Refunding Grad Night Payments!

Jasmin Kim
Copy Editor

Grad Night has been cancelled due to legal complications. Those who planned to attend the event paid a deposit of $50 the previous semester. Now that the event has been cancelled, the money will be returned to their rightful owners.

The senior council has decided to have a refund at Off Broadway Shoes, across the school, after school. There will be two days to pick up your deposit: Jan 27. and Feb. 4. Please bring your deposit receipt and or your school ID when picking up your refund.

The senior council is reaching out to other amusement parks in case there is a possibility to hold Grad Night at another location. Don’t lose hope seniors! Grad Night may still be happening!

The planned location for Grad Night

The pool is back

Posted on December 5, 2019 by in Announcements

The pool is back

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

Hollywood High School’s swimming pool will be opening up again. The pool is expected to open at the beginning of February. 

The pool has been under construction for more than two years. The pool was expected to open July  2019. The process was slowed down because there were many things that needed to be fixed and inspected.

“Long story short the pool is almost ready they are just doing some final concrete work around the edge of it and then they have to do some touch up tile work,” said Pacino Furioso, assistant principal. “Then, they will have some inspectors look at it one last time to see if everything is okay. We are really hoping that the pool will be open by early February.”

The pool will not only be open to students but it will also be open to the community. PE classes will also be taking advantage of the pool. 

Hollywood’s swim team will finally be able to practice in the pool. They have been practicing at Bernstein’s pool. 

Hollywood is looking for a lifeguard. Those who would like to sign up or have any questions on what is needed to become a lifeguard please see Mr. Furioso. Students can also look for the message on Schoology for more information.

Take a chance with the musical auditions!

Posted on December 4, 2019 by in Announcements

A poster of "Once Upon A Mattress"
A poster of "Once Upon A Mattress"

Jasmin Kim
Copy Editor

Hollywood High has released audition dates for the next musical. Singing auditions will be on Monday, December 16, from 3:30-6:00 P.M. and dance call and callbacks will be on Tuesday, December 17, from 2:00-6:00 P.M.. Go to the theater room/ Mr Tourtellotte’s room to pick up a copy of the music to review. Auditions are open to all!

The 2020 production will be of “Once Upon a Mattress”. This musical is based on the fairy tale “Princess and the Pea”.

“Once Upon a Mattress” is a musical comedy about a cursed king and a queen who searches for a true princess to wed their son, the prince. The queen put many princesses through impossible trials to determine whether or not they are “true” princesses.

Feel free to ask questions on the HHS Thespians Instagram page or ask Mr. Tourtellotte!

Try out for Softball

Posted on November 21, 2019 by in Announcements, Sports

Try out for Softball

Julia Rouillard

Chronicle Reporter


After coming back from Thanksgiving break softball tryouts are on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 5. Tryouts start at 3:45 p.m on the field but it’s recommended to come earlier to stretch and warm up. Everyone is welcome to tryout for the sport. Softball season will be starting in late February 2020.

Thanksgiving Club Bash is around the corner

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in Announcements, News

Thanksgiving Club Bash is around the corner

Bani Rice

Chronicle Reporter

Starting next week Friday, Nov. 22 Hollywood High will be having a club during lunch in the Quad! The different clubs at the school will be selling varieties of food with 17 different options to choose from. The clubs that will be participating in this event will be ASB Leadership, Asian Student Union, Black Student Union, Cartoon Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Fashion Club, Friendship Club, Key Club, Literature Club, LGBTQ+ Club, NMA Club, Open Mic Club, TCA Leadership, Thespian Club, and Vegan Club. You will not be paying with money, but instead will be paying with tickets. Pre-sale tickets will be sold in the student store with $1= 1ticket from 11/18-11/22.

Check out Hollywood Highs official Instagram page to see the food options you can choose from @hwoodsheiks. See y’all next Friday!

Choir Is Singing Hollywood High Into The Christmas Spirit

Posted on November 15, 2019 by in Announcements, Entertainment

Choir Is Singing Hollywood High Into The Christmas Spirit

Janet Gonzalez

Chronicle Reporter

Save the date because on Dec. 5th, the week after we come back from Thanksgiving break, Ms.Hertzner and her choir classes will perform after school at 6:00 p.m. in the annual Christmas Show.

Hollywood High Notes is Ms.Hertzner’s first ever all women’s choir and they will also be having their own section/period of time to sing in by themselves in the show just like Hollywood High Notes,a lso known as show choir, where they will perform songs like Fum, Fum, Fum!, Mary Did You Know, and others songs that they are very excited and eager to perform.

The Voices of Hollywood, mixed choir, will be joined by the other branches of choirs and sing songs such as Carol of the Bells and Once Upon A December. Show Choir will be singing and dancing to their own rendition Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Holiday. The show will feature popular Christmas songs as well as songs from other cultures and religions!

So make sure to go check out the Christmas show and buy your presale ticket for $2 !

%d bloggers like this: