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  • 2015-2016 Academic Calendar
    Click here for the recently published WUHSD 2015-2016 Academic Calendar.
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  • 2014-15 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
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  •  SFHS is an AVID Demonstration School
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Home of the Chiefs

WUHSD to Celebrate Grand Opening of Dick Torres Memorial Stadium 
The Whittier Union High School District will unveil its spectacular 7,000-seat football stadium at Pioneer High School – among the largest high school stadiums in the San Gabriel Valley – during a grand opening ceremony at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 28. The facility will be dedicated as the Dick Torres Memorial Stadium in honor of Richard (Dick) Torres, who died in 2010 after serving more than 30 years as an educational leader and inspiration to Whittier Union students. A plaque in his honor will be unveiled. Click here for more information.
 
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

  • Whittier Union Schools Awarded Prestigious California Gold Ribbons

    All five of the Whittier Union High School District’s comprehensive high schools on May 5 were named California Gold Ribbon Schools – the state’s highest award for academic excellence. Gold Ribbons were awarded to California, La Serna, Pioneer, Santa Fe and Whittier high schools; the latter three received an additional award for being Title I Academic Achieving Schools that demonstrate success in meeting the educational needs of all students.

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  • Congratulations Class of 2015!!

    Colleges Our Seniors Will Be Attending. Click the above title to view the slideshow.

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  • Whittier Union Boasts 96% Graduation Rate Among Comprehensive High Schools

    Nearly 96 percent of the 2,812 seniors from the Whittier Union High School District’s five comprehensive high schools graduated last year, according to data released April 28 by the California Department of Education (CDE) for the 2013-14 academic year. Dropout rates among the schools fell to 2.7 percent.

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  • Santa Fe High Senior Surprised with $40,000 Scholarship

    Stunned, Aylin Arreola’s eyes filled with tears early April 15 as the Santa Fe High School senior was surprised with the news she had won a coveted $40,000 Southern California Edison scholarship that will make her dream of attending UC Santa Barbara a reality. Just 30 students were chosen from 2,768 applicants for the 2015 Southern California Edison Scholars program, which directs funds to first-generation college students with financial need who plan to major in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

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  • ‘Every 15 Minutes’ Program Reveals Devastating Consequences of Drunk Driving

    A mock 9-1-1 broadcast blared through Santa Fe High School’s PA system during the late morning of April 1, alerting students that the “Every 15 Minutes” program had officially begun. The two-day program presents the devastating consequences of drinking alcohol and getting behind the wheel by incorporating realistic scenarios, beginning with a simulated auto crash. Held in front of the school, the staged crash involved a Santa Fe High student “fatality” and an “injured” student who was transported via ambulance to a local hospital.

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  • Santa Fe High Honors Top 100 Student Achievers

    Santa Fe High School honored its best and brightest students during its Top 100 Recognition and Awards dinner held Feb. 5 in the Michael Mendez Gymnasium. Held annually, this year’s honorees included 17 freshmen, 22 sophomores, 30 juniors and 35 seniors, who received a medallion to mark their achievement. Additionally, 15 seniors received special recognition for making the Top 100 in each of their four years at Santa Fe.

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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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  • Santa Fe High School Builds Student Leadership, Chieftain Pride

    The Santa Fe High School campus is one filled with spirit, tradition and Chieftain Pride – evident in the elaborate events, props and costuming that come to life year-round. Much of it is due to the efforts, sleepless nights and countless hours of planning by those behind the scenes: the Associated Student Body.

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  • Whittier Union Students Celebrate Holidays through Song at Choral Festival

    Ushering in the holidays with music ranging from uplifting classical works to fun Christmas favorites, the choirs of Whittier Union’s five comprehensive high schools celebrated the season during the District’s annual Choral Festival on Dec. 4. Choral ensembles from California, La Serna, Pioneer, Santa Fe and Whittier high schools performed their pieces and received critiques from this year’s adjudicator, Dr. Iris Levine, an award-winning composer and conductor and Cal Poly Pomona’s Music Department Chair.

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