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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.
 
 Prom Tickets have been extended!
If you haven't purchased your prom ticket don't panic!
We have extended ticket sales to Friday, May 15th through nutrition! 
$80.00 with ASB, $90.00 without, $95.00 Guest Passes!
Don't miss out! 
 
 
Yearbook Pictures for 2015-2016 School Year
May 18-May 21
Frosh/Soph will attend with their PE/Band Cheer Classes
Juniors will attend with US History Classes 
 
 
 
 
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. 

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  • Whittier Union Students Explore Challenges of Running a City through Collaborative Governance Program

    More than two dozen California High School seniors completed the first-ever Whittier Students in Government (WSIG) program, a collaboration between the Whittier Union High School District and the City of Whittier to provide students with a real-world look at the challenges and rewards of running a city. The 25 Advanced Placement government students – who were elected to serve in roles paralleling those of mayor, mayor pro-tem, council member, city manager and administrative staff – were recognized for their diligent work at a Whittier City Council meeting.

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  • 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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  • Cal High Senior Named Gates Millennium Scholar

    California High School senior Ivan Delatorre is one of a select 1,000 students from across the nation to be named a Gates Millennium Scholar. Delatorre, who holds a 4.3 GPA and is ranked seven in a class of 720 at the Whittier Union school, was chosen from among tens of thousands of applicants for the Millennium Scholar Program. He will use the scholarship to pursue a degree in accounting at UCLA.

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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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  • Cal High Speech and Debate Students Score First-Ever Invite to National Tournament

    Two Cal High seniors have made history, scoring the school’s first-ever invitation to the National Speech and Debate Tournament after winning first place at the East Los Angeles District Speech and Debate Association Tournament. Sporting matching gray suits and bow ties, seniors Jared Cohen and John Ramirez received the top score of the March tournament for their interpretation of Mel Brooks’ comedy “The Producers." The duo will travel to Dallas in June to complete with fellow high school students.

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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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  • 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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