Whittier Union High School District Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson embraces Whittier High School student Mason Tellez, who is also joined by Whittier High School track coach Dan Whittington, whose heroic actions saved Mason's life. Click HERE to read the full article.
The number of students who are completing the courses necessary for entrance into four-year universities has nearly doubled since 2006, the highest rate in Whittier Union’s history.
Bryant Perez entered Whittier High School with four Ds and two Fs listed on his final eighth-grade report card. Academic challenges coupled with behavioral difficulties provided little hope of him reaching graduation. But during his freshman year, Bryant was automatically placed in intervention classes and paired with a peer mentor during the school’s inaugural year of the Academic Mentor program, which provides support to at-risk students.
Ushering in the holidays with music ranging from uplifting classical works to fun Christmas favorites, the choirs of Whittier Union’s five comprehensive high schools celebrated the season during the District’s annual Choral Festival on Dec. 4. Choral ensembles from California, La Serna, Pioneer, Santa Fe and Whittier high schools performed their pieces and received critiques from this year’s adjudicator, Dr. Iris Levine, an award-winning composer and conductor and Cal Poly Pomona’s Music Department Chair.
As part of Whittier Union’s Student Well-Being Program, The Whole Child, a local nonprofit whose mission is to restore children’s emotional health, has opened a full-time integrated school health center, dubbed "The Gallery," at Whittier High School to offer mental health services to its students and families.
The Whittier Union High School District is expanding its award-winning mental health program at Santa Fe High School to all schools District-wide, with the expansion of wellness centers, counseling services and overall support for students who are experiencing barriers to their personal and academic achievement.
The talented marching bands, color guards, pep and cheer squads and a drill team from the Whittier Union High School District’s five comprehensive high schools gave rousing performances to a packed house at California High School for the annual Band Jamboree celebration on Nov. 3.
More than 200 Associated Student Body (ASB) members from throughout the Whittier Union High School District attended the annual ASB Social/Dinner on Oct. 28, in which students bonded, held friendly competitions, a sing-off and even evaded a zombie apocalypse.
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Chess Club Chess Tournament
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM Dept/Course Late Start Meeting
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM Grad Nite 2015 Tickets on Sale in B&A Office
11:00 AM - 12:44 PM Career Presentation from SCE
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Pepsters All Cheer & Song Practice
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM Set Build for Spring Musical
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Soccer B JV vs Santa Fe HS* (H)
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Soccer B V vs Santa Fe HS* (H)
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Soccer G JV @ Santa Fe HS* (A)
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Soccer G V @ Santa Fe HS* (A)
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Waterpolo G V vs Pioneer HS* (H)
9:00 AM - 1:45 PM Rio Hondo College Field Trip with Career Connection