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NEW - Superintendent’s Message
Spring 2017
Superintendent Martin J. Plourde shares a message ushering in the spring season, reflecting on student and teacher accomplishments and looking ahead to end-of-year celebrations. Click here to read the message.

NEW - WUHSD Spring 2017 Newsletter
Check out WUHSD's Spring Newsletter, which features student, staff and teacher success stories from throughout our District. Click here to read the newsletter. En español.
 
 Monthly WUHSD Update: April 2017
Check out the latest news and events happening at our high schools! Click here to read our latest update. An archive of all District newsletters is available here.
 
 2015 Report to the Community 
WUHSD students are reaching increasingly higher levels of academic achievement as the result of the District’s focus on its “Whatever It Takes” initiative. The 2015 Report to the Community provides new, detailed information on the District’s academic improvement as well as a budget overview and summary of its ongoing program to modernize facilities. Click here to download the report. Para el informe en español, haga clic aquí.

Headlines

  • Frontier High Student Earns Recognition for Academic Turnaround, Community Work

    When Janice Palapa enrolled at Frontier High School as a junior in August 2016, she was far behind in her school credits, in low spirits and planned to stay only for as long as it took her to get back on track to graduate. Since then, Palapa has marched in the 2017 Rose Bowl Parade as a Gold Award Girl Scout and joined the school’s Associated Student Body while earning a full school year of credits in just one semester. Instead of leaving Frontier, Palapa will proudly walk as an FHS class of 2018 graduate.

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  • Frontier High School Celebrates 50 Years of Fostering Student Achievement

    Frontier High School recently celebrated its golden anniversary with a field day for students and a reunion for former principals who reminisced about their years leading Whittier Union’s continuation school to help students overcome challenges to reach their dreams. Former administrators who attended the May 5 event included Gabe Moorman, Tom Roberts, Carlye Olsen and inaugural principal Merv Bloom.

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  • Whittier Union, Rio Hondo Partner to Offer Alternative Program Students College Course

    Whittier Union High School District has partnered with Rio Hondo College to offer students in its three alternative programs the opportunity to take a college-level course at their home campus. Nearly 40 students from Frontier High School, a continuation school, Sierra Vista High School, an independent studies school, and Whittier Adult School are taking a 3-unit introductory sociology course that is transferable to a community college, four-year California State University or University of California institution.

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  • State Unveils New Schools Performance Dashboard

    The new California School Dashboard – a tool that evaluates district, school and student performance – was released March 15 for a statewide field test, providing Whittier Union families and educators a glimpse of the new accountability and improvement system before its official release in fall 2017.

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  • Frontier High Girls Empowered to Dream as Part of Whittier Soroptimist Education Program

    The Soroptimist International of Whittier recently launched its Dream It, Be It career development and female empowerment program for a group of girls at Frontier High School, providing the Whittier Union teens access to professional role models, career education and the resources needed to reach their full potential.

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  • Whittier Union Launches New Tool to Increase Communication Between Parents, Teachers

    The Whittier Union High School District has launched a new electronic communication tool that will help strengthen engagement between students, parents, teachers and school administrators. Already integrated into the District’s Aeries Parent Portal student information system, Loop supports one- and two-way announcements and messaging between any system users through phone calls, text messages, e-mails, text-to-speech and instant messaging.

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  • District College Fair Attracts Hundreds

    Whittier Union in September hosted its annual District College Fair, attracting hundreds of students and their parents to the California High School campus, where they met with dozens of college representatives and learned how to prepare for college.

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  • Whittier Union Puts the ‘Local’ in LCAP

    As Whittier Union concludes its first quarter of the 2016-17 school year, the District will begin the process of evaluating data from the previous school year and review its Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) to ensure students are receiving a high-quality, customized education. Meetings are planned March 8 and April 27.

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  • Frontier High Students Learn Dangers of Distracted Driving through Interactive Simulator

    More than 300 Frontier High School students watched their peers go directly behind the wheel of an interactive distracted driving simulator, giving them a firsthand look into the devastating impacts of drinking or texting while driving during a Save A Life Tour presentation on Nov. 2. The international Save A Life Tour hosted assemblies throughout the day that exposed students to the deadly consequences of unsafe driving practices and choices.

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  • Whittier Union Stimulates STEM Exploration with Host of New Courses

    To prepare students for a future in technology and innovation, the Whittier Union High School District this year is launching a host of new courses in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields at its comprehensive high schools, with topics ranging from crime scene investigation to video game graphics and design.

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