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WHS Earns 6 Year WASC Accreditation

Whittier High School Earns Six-year WASC Accreditation
Whittier High School recently received a coveted six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the highest accreditation term that can be awarded schools, Whittier Union High School District officials said. The WASC visiting committee’s report noted “many stellar aspects of the school,” including students’ continuing increased academic achievement. Click here to read the full press release.
                     
 
 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 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.
 
 Monthly WUHSD Update: November 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.

The Whittier Union High School District would like to share a concern with our families about a mobile application (app) called “Ogle”. This “app”, which is readily available, claims to be designed for students to post messages, photographs and videos relating to their schools. Students and others are able to do this anonymously and without censorship. 
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Headlines

  • 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 High Senior Earns $10,000 Scholarship for Overcoming Adversity, Achieving Academic Success

    Some of Whittier High School senior Florencia “Flo” Valenzuela’s earliest memories include watching addiction consume her drug-dependent parents and having child protective services place her and her younger brother in foster care at 5 years old. Valenzuela at 13 years old found stability with her older sister and has since found empowerment and resiliency, flourishing at home and at school. Holding a 3.8 GPA, Valenzuela is an active member of the Associated Student Body, an Academic Mentor to her peers, athlete and community volunteer. Despite the overwhelming obstacles, Valenzuela has excelled as an academic scholar, earning a $10,000 scholarship from the Children’s Defense Fund-California.

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  • Things to do in & around Whittier...

    Need something to do? Uptown Whittier Events, Pio Pico Events, Sorensen Library Teen Events, Whittier Public Library Events, Museum Events, Boys & Girls Club, Whittier has a used bookstore, Uptown Whittier has Farmers Markets. Click on title to read more...

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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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  • 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 High Students Revitalize Campus Tunnel with Historical Mural Project

    A crowd of Whittier High School art students and their families erupted in cheers on Aug. 5 as they unveiled murals depicting the history of the community and school, a montage of vivid images that celebrate civil rights advocacy, football heroes, Vietnam War protests, technology advances and the school’s iconic Cardinal mascot.

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  • Whittier Union Kicks off 2016-17 School Year with Freshman First Day

    In an effort to eliminate any first-day jitters before the official start of school on Aug. 17, each comprehensive high school welcomed freshmen with opening pep rallies with colorful balloons, spirited music and displays of Condor, Lancer, Titan, Chieftain and Cardinal pride as part of Freshman First Day.

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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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  • Whittier Union Launches PRIDE Program for Special Education Students

    To ensure that special education students receive high-quality services closer to home, Whittier Union this summer launched the PRIDE Santa Fe program, which will offer specialized instruction to students with emotional challenges who would otherwise have to attend private facilities.

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  • Driver's Education

    NEW DMV rule for 1st time drivers. NEW REDUCED PRICE...Keep reading to learn more....Need a Driver's Education class so you can get your permit? The WHS PTSA is supporting an online course. Click on the title for more info.

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