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Memorial Services for Mrs. Cheryl Griffie
beloved WHS Drafting Teacher
who passed away Thur June 11, 2015 
 Messiah Lutheran Church
4861 Liverpool Street
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
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
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. Click here to read the message.
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.
2014 Whittier High School Report to the Community
Students at Whittier High School continue to flourish every year. The 2014 Whittier High School Report to the Community provides detailed information on the school's academic progress, unique programs and partnerships and efforts to modernize the campus. Click here to download the report in English, or click here to get the report in Spanish.


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