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Whittier Union High School District Safety Update

The news that police arrested a predator who had approached two of our Sierra Vista freshman students serves as a stark reminder that all students - at any age, in every community - need to be wary of people they don't know. Each day we work to prepare our students for life beyond high school by teaching them critical thinking and decision making along with subject-based instruction. But with this incident, we are also reminded that life skills include the consistent reminders that we need to be cautious and aware of those around us. We are all fortunate to live in a safe community; but this happens in all communities, so we all need to be mindful.

 
We will continue to maintain safe and secure campuses. We ensure all visitors must sign in with campus security at the entrance of the school. It is important to note that the predator never entered the Sierra Vista campus. Our campus security teams, which include a school police officer, dean, campus security staff, counselors and administrators on each campus, work diligently to maintain campuses that are safe for students, staff, parents and community members. We are also working with our teachers and staff to remind students of the care and precautions they must take if approached by individuals not known to them on the way to and from school and in the community. We are sending Teleparent calls to our families to ensure they know what has happened and are asking them to help us spread this message of safety to their children. 

 -- Sandra Thorstenson, Superintendent

 
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NEW - Pioneer High School Fall 2015 Newsletter
Check out Pioneer's latest newsletter, which includes stories about how our students are reaching high levels of academic success. Click here to read the newsletter. Archives are available here.

 Reflecting on Paul Lee
Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson reflects on the life of beloved student Hun Joon Lee, who teachers, staff and students knew affectionately as “Paul,” the impact he has had on the entire Whittier Union High School District community, and collective responsibility to protect all children, especially those who are vulnerable, in an Op-Ed that appeared in the Whittier Daily News on Oct. 4. Please click here to read more.
 
Superintendent’s Message - Winter 2015-2016
Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson shares the many wonderful accomplishments the District has celebrated, modernization efforts at campuses District-wide and the creation of the District's new Educational Foundation. Click here to read the message.
 
NEW - WUHSD 2015-2016 Winter Newsletter
Check out WUHSD's Winter Newsletter, which features student, staff and teacher success stories from throughout our District, as well as updates on our LCAP development and extensive modernization of campus classrooms and facilities. Click here to read the newsletter. Click here for the Spanish newsletter.
 
 Monthly WUHSD Update: January 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.
 
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.
 
Mobile Clinic on Wheels from PIH
 Please see the attached PDF for additional information on the services provided by the Mobile Clinic on Wheels from Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital. Students, parents of students, siblings of students, infants and children of students are encouraged to take advantage of these services!

Headlines

  • Renowned Educational Researcher Explores Whittier Union’s Culture of Collaboration

    Whittier Union provides a rare example of a collaborative culture that successfully boosts student achievement and teacher development, according to international education expert Michael Fullan, who on Feb. 3 visited the site as part of case study on high-achieving school districts.

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  • Whittier Union Embraces Collaboration through LCAP Development

    With the valuable input of stakeholders from the Whittier Union community, the District has begun the process of updating its Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), a three-year guide required under the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) that provides districts with flexibility on how to best address the needs of students. Community meetings will be held on March 2 and April 14.

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  • Whittier Union Launches Official Facebook Page

    To further strengthen community outreach and communication efforts among the school district community, the Whittier Union High School District has launched its official Facebook page, where it will distribute up-to-date news and information about its schools, activities and District initiatives.

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  • Whittier Union to Obtain Stakeholder Input for Selection of Next Superintendent

    The Whittier Union High School District Board of Trustees decided is gather written and oral comments from a wide array of sources and stakeholders within the school district community prior to selecting its new executive leader. As part of the process, the school community and public are invited to submit written comments through an online survey available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/H8LV8RS through Friday, Jan. 29.

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  • Pioneer High School Football Program Scores $15,000 Equipment Grant

    Pioneer High School’s Titan Football program is among seven across the nation selected to share $100,000 in equipment grants awarded by helmet manufacturer Riddell, a recognition of its efforts to build a safe football program for its student-athletes.

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Announcements

  • Open Enrollment 2016-17 
    Open Enrollment Dates:
    January 25, 2016 - February 5, 2016
     
    For more information or to apply, please click here
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  • Future Frosh Night: Join us on March 31 n our large gym to begin planning for your future as a Pioneer Titan.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; program starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. Information about our courses, programs, athletics, summer school, and clubs will be provided. 

     

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  • Please make sure to complete the Parent Survey so your input can help improve our school.
     
    2015 WUHSD Parent Survey in English:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WUHSDparent

    2015 WUHSD Encuesta para Padres en Español:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EsPar 

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  • 2015-2016 Academic Calendar
    Click here for the recently published WUHSD 2015-2016 Academic Calendar.
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  • Supplemental Educational Services/Servicios Educativos Suplementarios (SES) 

    Click here for the SES Application
    Click here for FAQs regarding SES
    Oprima aquí para ver la solicitud SES 
    Oprima aquí para ver las Preguntas Frecuentes de SES
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  • WUHSD Parent Survey
    Please complete our parent survey by clicking the link below.  Return the final page to be entered into our Back to School Night drawings  in English  en Español       
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  • Senior Yearbook Deal 
    Senior Portraits and Senior Yearbook Deals for Class of 2015. Click Here for details
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  • Reunion Information
    Alumni are you looking for Reunion info? Take a look at the Alumni Reunion Link on right hand side of this website.  If you have information you would like added to the Reunion page, please click here to email MariaElena Castañeda, the Activities Secretary.
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  • PHS Daily Bulletin
    Get ALL the latest PHS announcements and information on upcoming events, click here.
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  • Important ID Card Info
    Don't Forget to bring your ID cards everyday! They must be worn above the waist at all times while on campus!
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