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Winter Break 
The Santa Fe High School Campus and Offices will be closed December 22nd, 2016 - January 2nd, 2017
NEW - Santa Fe High School Winter 2016 E-Newsletter 
Santa Fe has launched a new biannual e-newsletter that includes stories and news from our Chieftain Campus! Click here for more. 
Superintendent’s Message
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.
 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.
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!


  • 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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  • Santa Fe High Teacher Receives University of Chicago’s 2016 Outstanding Educator Award

    Santa Fe High School biology teacher Alejandra Gonzalez has been selected for the University of Chicago’s 2016 Outstanding Educator Award, an honor that recognizes exceptional dedication to her craft and the profound influence she’s had on her students, including on the former Chieftain who nominated her.

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  • Santa Fe High Chieftain Lauded for Connecting Students, Promoting Positive Campus Culture

    Santa Fe High School’s award-winning Associated Student Body has played an essential role in making the campus culture a positive and inclusive environment in which students are connected, cared for and engaged. It’s a job that requires time, passion and commitment ¬– qualities that senior Valeria Restrepo has exhibited over the last four years.

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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.

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  • Santa Fe High Parents Explore Topics Impacting Teens

    Hundreds of Santa Fe High School parents packed into campus classrooms on Oct. 22 to learn about issues relevant to teens today – from college and career options to dating and social media – during the school’s annual Parent Education Day. Launched in 2003, Parent Education Day is an informal and free way to engage Santa Fe High parents and provide them with information on ways to help their children succeed, with each having the opportunity to attend three, 45-minute workshops on a variety of topics.

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  • Santa Fe High Students Make Blankets for Children in Need as Part of Gratitude Project

    Over the last three years, Santa Fe High School students, staff and community members have gathered once a month to create handmade fleece blankets that are donated to local organizations serving children in need. Since then, the school has thus far donated more than 700 blankets, inspiring more students to partake in the ongoing community service project, called the Gratitude Project.

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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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  • Santa Fe High Science Teacher Journeys to Costa Rica For Study Program That Inspires Students

    Santa Fe High School science teacher Brett Stratton returned to the classroom with tales of venomous fer-de-lance snakes and spider monkeys from Central America after he completed an Inquiry in Rainforests teacher program that sent him to Costa Rica for field study this summer.

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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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