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 Spring Break March 27-31
Have a great week Lancers!
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.
PSAT Scores Available
Students is grades 9-11 have been receiving scores electronically from College Board and hard copies of score reports are being distributed through English classes during the last 2 weeks of January.  Students will review how to set up College Board accounts, access online score reports and utilize free custom Khan Academy SAT prep based on their results. Visit the Curriculum Office PSAT Webpage to review helpful links and step by step instructions being reviewed in class.  
AP Tests on Sale Now
AP Exams are available for purchase through the LSHS Webstore. Exams are $93 each and must be purchased before March 3rd to secure an exam. Visit the Curriculum Office AP Exam Webpage for additional details and testing dates.
WUHSD Annual Parent Survey 
 Please take the time to follow the link below and participate in the WUHSD annual Parent Survey.  We appreciate your feedback.
Parent Survey in English:

Encuesta para Padres en Español:

Superintendent’s Message
Winter 2016/2017
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: March 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.
Security Upgrade - Students to wear their ID cards.
La Serna High School is committed to the safety of our students and staff, therefore in an effort to upgrade our security procedures, students will be required to show his/her school issued Identification Card to security upon entering the following gates: Buses, Front and Student Parking Lot. 
 Please click here for more information regarding this new procedure.  
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.
Technology Acceptable Use Policies Form   
All students will be sent home with an Acceptable Use Form which is required to be signed by a parent/guardian in order to use technology on campus and activate their school email/password.  Please review the Acceptable Use Policies here and have students return the distributed form to their English teachers.
Common Core Information
The Common Core State Standards have been adopted in California with an emphasis on rigorous and relevant instruction, in an effort to increase college and career readiness. For information regarding the Common Core Standards visit the district information page at


  • 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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  • 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. Meetings are planned March 8 and April 27.

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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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  • Pay Online - LSHS Webstore
    Pay for school items, debts and events through the LSHS Online Webstore.
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    March 18-19 & 22-24
    Tickets are on sale in the Activities office  
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    Don't miss an important Senior event! Click here for our Senior End of Year Activities Calendar!  
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     La Serna High School 
    Graduation Ceremony 
    (tickets required for ages 4 and up)
    • When: June 7, 2017
    • Where:  Cal Hi Sandra Thorstenson Stadium
    • Time: 5pm
    • Parking: Cal Hi stadium holds 7,000. Parking is limited.  Plan to arrive early (not before 3:30), carpool if possible and assume long walking distances.  Handicap parking is also limited, but a drop-off area is accessible from Hawes.  Please plan accordingly.
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  • Graduation Tickets 
    Each graduating senior will receive 7 graduation ceremony tickets and will have the opportunity to purchase up to 3 more for $5 each (cash only). 
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  • Daily Bulletin

    Read our daily bulletin by clicking here!


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    Please click here for 16-17 Bus Schedule.  


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  • 2016-2017 Academic Calendar
    Click Here for the recently published WUHSD 2016-2017 Academic Calendar
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  • Open Enrollment 2017-18 
    Open Enrollment Dates:
    January 23, 2017 - February 3, 2017
    For more information or to apply, please click here
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  • Please make sure to complete the Parent Survey so your input can help improve our school.
    WUHSD Parent Survey in English:

    WUHSD Encuesta para Padres en Español:

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