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Congratulations to Whittier Daily News
Players of the Year Awards:
Kallysta Lopez-Tennis Player of the Year 
Briana Chacon-Golfer of the Year
Maddie Franco-Cross Country Runner
of the Year.
Eric Borunda-Water Polo Player of the Year 
Way to Go Lancers! 
Here is the link to the articles:
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/highschool-sports 

 

Semester 1 Final Exams
Semester 1 Final Exams will take place Monday, December 19th - Wednesday, December 21st.  Students will be released at 12:20pm each day to give additional time to study and prepare for exams and final assignments. Zero period will meet on Monday 12/19 and Tuesday 12/20 to take their final exams. Click here for a detailed schedule for Finals Week. Winter Break will begin Thursday, December 22 and students will return to class on Monday, January 9th. 
   
WUHSD Annual Parent Survey 
survey  
 Please take the time to follow the link below and participate in the WUHSD annual Parent Survey.  We appreciate your feedback.
Parent Survey in English:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Pare2016

Encuesta para Padres en Español: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5SYWL8P

  
Superintendent’s Message
Winter 2016 /2017
Superintendent Martin J. Plourde shares a message ushering in the winter season and looking back at student and teacher accomplishments so far. Click here to read the message.
 
WUHSD Winter 2016/2017 Newsletter
Check out WUHSD's Winter Newsletter, which features student, staff and teacher success stories from throughout our District. Click here to read the newsletter. Ver el Boletín en Español.
 
Monthly WUHSD Update: December 2016
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.
 
Security Upgrade - Students to wear their ID cards.
La Serna High School is committed to the safety of our students and staff, therefore in an effort to upgrade our security procedures, students will be required to show his/her school issued Identification Card to security upon entering the following gates: Buses, Front and Student Parking Lot. 
 Please click here for more information regarding this new procedure.  
 
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.
 
 
Technology Acceptable Use Policies Form   
All students will be sent home with an Acceptable Use Form which is required to be signed by a parent/guardian in order to use technology on campus and activate their school email/password.  Please review the Acceptable Use Policies here and have students return the distributed form to their English teachers.
 
 
Common Core Information
The Common Core State Standards have been adopted in California with an emphasis on rigorous and relevant instruction, in an effort to increase college and career readiness. For information regarding the Common Core Standards visit the district information page at www.wuhsd.org/ccss.

Headlines

  • 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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  • La Serna High School, Community Leaders Partner to Support At-Risk Youth

    La Serna High School this school year kicked off its newest academic support program that enlists influential community leaders to guide juniors as they plan their futures and offer words of support to those who may be struggling. HAVEN extends La Serna’s Organized Academic Support in School (OASIS) program, a special intervention course that has turned around the lives of a majority of its students, motivating youths to earn higher GPAs and go on to graduate. The effort is led by teacher Ken LaVigne, a 2012 California Teacher of the Year.

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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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  • 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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  • Whittier Union Celebrates Grand Opening of ‘Sandra Sanchez Thorstenson Stadium’

    Hundreds of Whittier community members on Aug. 12 converged on the California High School campus to celebrate the dedication and grand opening of Whittier Union’s second 7,000-seat District stadium – this one named in honor of visionary educational leader and former superintendent, Sandra Thorstenson.

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