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                                                                                                 Crimson/White Football Game @ Cal
Boys Game 5pm, Girls Game 7pm
                                              
           
 
SENIOR REMINDER:
Please pick up Cap & Gowns in the activities office.  Seniors: You are NOT ALLOWED to decorate your caps.
                                         
 
 Athletic Fields Project
La Serna High School’s athletic fields will undergo extensive renovations and upgrades, providing high-quality playing fields to serve a variety of sports, including football, soccer, and track and field. Site improvements include a nine-lane synthetic athletic track, new high jump, long jump, pole vault, discus and shotput areas. Click here for details.
 
 
Spring Testing Calendar
Spring testing season will take place beginning in March. Juniors will be taking the CAASPP in English and Math between March 14th - April 19th and sophomores will take the CAST pilot exam in science. Students who have registered for AP exams will test between May 1st-May 12th depending upon the courses in which they are enrolled.  Click here for a detailed calendar including dates and bell schedules for each of the exams.
 
NEW - Superintendent’s Message
Spring 2017
Superintendent Martin J. Plourde shares a message ushering in the spring season, reflecting on student and teacher accomplishments and looking ahead to end-of-year celebrations. Click here to read the message.
 
NEW - WUHSD Spring 2017 Newsletter
Check out WUHSD's Spring Newsletter, which features student, staff and teacher success stories from throughout our District. Click here to read the newsletter. En español.
 
  Monthly WUHSD Update: May 2017
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.

Headlines

  • La Serna High Student Takes Top Prize in 38th District Congressional Art Contest

    La Serna High School junior Elizabeth Islas will venture to Washington D.C. to see her award-winning drawing on display in the U.S. Capitol after taking the top prize at the 38th District for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, a national contest that recognizes and encourages artistic talent among high schoolers from across the country.

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  • La Serna High Student-Athlete Headed to Ivy League to Play Water Polo, Pursue Bio-medical Engineering

    A La Serna High School senior who has skillfully combined talent in the swimming pool and determination in the classroom, while being continually inspired by her family, is heading to the storied halls of Brown University to play water polo and pursue a degree in bio-medical engineering. Carissa Perez is the high school’s three-time girls water polo captain and all-time leader in goals scored with 463. Her prowess in the water is matched by her academic brilliance, maintaining a 4.31 GPA.

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  • State Unveils New Schools Performance Dashboard

    The new California School Dashboard – a tool that evaluates district, school and student performance – was released March 15 for a statewide field test, providing Whittier Union families and educators a glimpse of the new accountability and improvement system before its official release in fall 2017.

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  • 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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