Whittier Union High School District

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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 scheduled March 8 and April 27.

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  • Sierra Vista Promotes Academic, Social Growth

    Sierra Vista High School is ensuring that students are engaged academically and socially by providing them an abundance of opportunities to develop and reach success in and out of the classroom.

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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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  • Pioneer High School Salutes Veterans, Fallen Alumni at Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

    A day before the nation paid tribute to America’s heroes, students at Pioneer High School gathered for a special ceremony honoring staff members who have served in the armed forces and remembering members of the Titan family who died while serving their country. Held Nov. 10, Pioneer High’s Veterans Day Ceremony featured remarks from school officials and students, patriotic performances and recognition of a group of revered veterans in attendance, who lit the school’s iconic Titan Torch before laying wreaths at the school’s two monuments.

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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 Teacher of the Year Inspires Thousands Over 38-Year Career

    Pioneer High School English teacher Michael Moore has taught thousands of students over his 38-year career, 27 of which have been at the school, deepening their understanding of literature and inspiring his fellow educators to think outside the box to effectively reach the teens in their care. During what may be his last year at the school as he contemplates retirement, Moore received Whittier Union’s highest honor bestowed to teachers who are dedicated to their craft and the students who benefit from it – he was named the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year.

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  • Frontier High Students Learn Dangers of Distracted Driving through Interactive Simulator

    More than 300 Frontier High School students watched their peers go directly behind the wheel of an interactive distracted driving simulator, giving them a firsthand look into the devastating impacts of drinking or texting while driving during a Save A Life Tour presentation on Nov. 2. The international Save A Life Tour hosted assemblies throughout the day that exposed students to the deadly consequences of unsafe driving practices and choices.

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