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Community Update February 2015 
 
 
Sophomore & Junior Parent Night
(Jan. 29th)
 
School to Conduct Mitigation Measures at New Stadium
Please see the attached letter regarding upcoming stadium construction.
 
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!
 
 Superintendent’s Message
Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson welcomes the onset of Spring and the  collaborative work of the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff to achieve higher levels of excellence on behalf of Whittier Union students, ensuring their well-being and continued success. 

NEW - WUHSD March 2015 E-Newsletter 
Read about the latest success stories to come out of Whittier Union's campuses and the many achievements the District has celebrated. Click here to view the e-newsletter.
 
2013 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 2013 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. 

Headlines

  • Holocaust Survivor Shares Story Via Skype with Cal High Student Body

    More than 300 California High School students sat in silence in their school gym as Holocaust survivor Peter Daniels told the harrowing tale of his childhood in Nazi Germany and the two years he was held in a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. Daniels, however, wasn’t in the room when he was garnering the students’ attention and taking their questions during the March 11 event. He was at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, talking to them through Skype, an online video chatting application.

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  • California High School Celebrates New Culinary Facility

    California High School culinary students have been waiting all year long to use their newly renovated classroom kitchen facility to whip up new recipes, cook up sweet and savory delights and learn what it takes to be a professional chef. The 103 students in the school’s Culinary Arts Academy have broken in the $1.2 million industrial facility, which includes new appliances, baking and cooking equipment, cabinetry and more.

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  • UC Berkeley Chancellor Visits Cal High’s Lauded College-Readiness Program

    University of California, Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks visited California High School on Feb. 5 to observe its widely acclaimed Puente Program, which has been recognized as one of the highest-performing Puente sites in the state based on the numbers of students who applied to four-year colleges and the number who were accepted.

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  • Leading Educational Researcher to Study Whittier Union’s Culture of Collaboration

    The Whittier Union High School District is one of four school districts across the state selected to participate in a three-year case study administered by one of the world’s leading educational researchers and reform advocates who will observe the District’s successful use of collaboration to improve student achievement.

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  • Whittier Union Students Continue to Achieve Academic Excellence

    The number of students who are completing the courses necessary for entrance into four-year universities has nearly doubled since 2006, the highest rate in Whittier Union’s history.

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Announcements

  • 2015-2016 Academic Calendar
    Click here for the recently published WUHSD 2015-2016 Academic Calendar
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  • computer All students are required to return an Acceptable User Policy (AUP or Computer Use Forms) form to the Curriculum Office.  Students who do not have one on file will be unable to access computers, printers, Synergy student portal, or WUHSD google accounts.  Not sure where your AUP is - Download it here,  (Students need to return the last page signed by a parent/guardian)
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  • Remind 101
    Want More Guidance Info?
    Sign-up with Remind 101
    for Guidance text messages.
    Text: @1aa78 to 562-846-459
     
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  • LOGO ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Click here to see Messages sent in 2014-15
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  • Attention ALL Parents & Students
    New Electronic Information Resources Please print, sign and
    bring to program pick-up User Agreement Form 
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  • 2014-15 Academic Calendar
    Click here for the WUHSD 2014-2015 Academic Calendar.
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  • My Lunch Money
    Forget your lunch money often? Try the new My Lunch Money program and never go hungry again. Click here for full details or click the button below to get registered today
    My Lunch Money Website
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  • Cal High Students Need You!!
    Interested in volunteering? Click here for more info!
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  • SWAP MEET SUNDAYS - Your attendance benefits CHS programs/teams
    Every Sunday, 8am-4pm in the Hawes parking lot.  Walk off your Sunday brunch, make a few purchases and enjoy the swap meet.

     
     
     
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  • Synergy Portals Now Available
    The highly anticipated Synergy ParentVUE & StudentVUE portals are now available. For full information regarding what this system has to offer, how to get access, and how to download the mobile applications, click the appropriately titled links above.
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