Principal holds large snake at assembly
The Oracle Staff
April 27, 2012
Filed under Top Stories
Principal Nelson challenged the sophomores. If 80% or more of the Class of 2014 passed the California High School Exit Exam in February 2012, he would perform a feat of the class’s choice. The sophomores chose for him to carry a large constrictor snake.
When the California Department of Education released the results of the annual consensus CAHSEE test, the sophomores put Nelson on notice. He would be carrying a snake.
Sophomores passed the CAHSEE with the highest percentage of any class at Chavez: 82% in English and 81% in math. The CCHS class of 2014 was the first Chavez class earn a passing rate of 80% or greater, and was the first class in a comprehensive Stockton Unified School District high school to exceed the 80% passage rate.
On Friday, April 27, Nelson made good on his challenge to the sophomores and wore the snake during a special period two assembly.