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The Octagon

Jaqueline Chao
Jacqueline is a sophomore. She enjoys photography, reading and watching shows on Netflix. She is part of the tennis team and also a fan of swimming. Over the summer, she volunteered at a hospital and tried to teach herself German; however, she will look confused if you respond (in German) after she says “Guten tag.” Her favorite subjects are science and math, and she hopes to become an orthopedic surgeon. Contact at jchao19@scdsstudent.org

Jacqueline Chao, Photographer

Mar 25, 2017
Attracted by small classes, close community, two-time novelist, global traveler settles in Sacramento to join faculty (Photo)
Mar 15, 2017
Middle- and high-school choir performs ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ at lunchtime concert (video included) (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Political panelists reconvene on POTUS’s policies, cabinet picks, climate change, Women’s Marches (Photo)
Feb 24, 2017
Annual ‘Cat in the Hat’ Polyglot includes 26 different languages (slideshow included) (Story)
Feb 10, 2017
Six teachers’ plans for retirement range from researching Native Americans to volunteering at the MIND Institute (Photo)
Feb 08, 2017
Dwarfs, goblins, adventure await in resurrected Dungeons & Dragons club (Photo)
Feb 02, 2017
No luck on senior night for girls’ soccer in match against Western Sierra (Photo)
Jan 19, 2017
Slow Tuesday lunch line frustrates older students; pre-packaged food might fix problem (Photo)
Jan 14, 2017
Students, faculty get wacky, weird for winter Homecoming spirit week (slideshow included) (Story)
Jan 06, 2017
Absent coach doesn’t prevent boys’ basketball from slamming El Dorado Adventist (Photo)
Jan 06, 2017
Girls’ varsity basketball wins conquers El Dorado Adventist, but hopes to have fewer fouls, more rebounds in the future (Photo)
Dec 31, 2016
SHOP TILL YOU DROP: Oto’s sells bentos, fish, desserts, Daiso goods (Photo)
Dec 21, 2016
Revamp of Ambassador program includes short pitches, school-specific shadow days (Photo)
Dec 17, 2016
Girls’ varsity basketball ‘gave all they have’ to win in grueling match against Encina (Photo)
Dec 14, 2016
Band, orchestra, choir’s holiday songs sure to put attendees in a festive mood at winter concert (Photo)
Dec 14, 2016
Defensive intensity secures win for boys’ basketball against Leroy Greene once again (Photo)
Dec 08, 2016
After learning much from their previous game, girls’ varsity basketball defeats Delta (Photo)
Dec 08, 2016
Community mourns loss of ‘bubbly,’ ‘caring,’ ‘joyful’ pre-K teaching assistant (Photo)
Dec 06, 2016
Girls’ soccer takes first win against Cornerstone using strong defense (Photo)
Dec 06, 2016
School adds full week at Thanksgiving, ski week in February, single week in spring in 2017-18 calendar (Photo)
Dec 04, 2016
Boys’ soccer scores an astounding 10 goals against Victory Christian in first win (Photo)
Nov 29, 2016
Fewer boys’ soccer players lead to loss against Waterford Wildcats in first game (Photo)
Nov 23, 2016
Makerspace gives student artists, designers, engineers materials, location for crafting (Photo)
Nov 20, 2016
Q&A: Meet new library assistant Melissa Carpenter: catalog researcher by day, juggler by night (video included) (Photo)
Nov 08, 2016
Varsity volleyball ends season with 11-1 record, ties for first in league (Photo)
Nov 07, 2016
Inattentive drivers give busy intersection history of accidents; students suggest adding stoplight (Photo)
Nov 06, 2016
Students perform magic, sing, dance, participate in ‘Couples Game’ during Rockvemberfest variety show (slideshow included) (Story)
Nov 02, 2016
Second graders decorate paper skulls in lower-school music room to celebrate Day of the Dead (Photo)
Nov 02, 2016
Creative students don Halloween costumes to win candy from Student Council (slideshow included) (Story)
Nov 01, 2016
ROUNDTABLE: Politically involved students debate presidential candidates, propositions (includes results of mock election) (Photo)
Oct 17, 2016
Winning advisories of Spirit Week movie-themed costume contest announced at Homecoming pep rally (Photo)
Oct 16, 2016
JV volleyball fails to conquer Valley Christian at Homecoming match (Photo)
Oct 12, 2016
Octagon announces winners of class-trip photography contest (Photo)
Oct 11, 2016
Rain may cancel NAHS Chalk Mural, but Spirit Week, Homecoming pep rally, volleyball games will prevail (Photo)
Oct 10, 2016
For the second time this season, taking down Cristo Rey is a breeze for varsity volleyball (Photo)
Oct 05, 2016
In Poetry Out Loud elective students read, interpret poetry to prepare for national competition (Photo)
Sep 18, 2016
At the Sports Boosters’ Chilli Cookoff, JV girls suffer defeat to Valley Christian scoring only five points in their first set (Photo)
Sep 18, 2016
Enthusiastic crowd cheers on girls to victory over Valley Christian at the Sports Boosters’ Chili Cookoff (Photo)
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