Following the extensive modernization of campus classrooms and facilities, the Whittier Union High School District is focusing its efforts on completing the final items on its bond list. The District has issued the final $18.9 million in Measure W bonds and has successfully refinanced a portion of the $98 million in bonds issued through 1998’s Measure C, saving taxpayers $12.2 million.
It was five years ago that Whittier High School implemented its Academic Mentor Program – a strategic intervention tool that provides in-class academic support to at-risk students with the help, guidance and mentorship of peers. Since its inception, the program’s success rates have been significant, showcased by vastly improving student test scores and rising GPAs. For its innovation, Whittier High is being honored with a Golden Bell Award.
The Whittier High School community on Sept. 18 celebrated the school’s renovated 21st century library, which features new furniture, technology, an Alumni Hall of Fame showcase and a newly painted interior and entrance, with a festive ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony.
Whittier High School teacher Kathleen Bailey is constantly surrounded by computers, cameras, video monitors and love from her students. Excelling as the lead teacher of the school’s esteemed Cardinal Computer Academy since 2007, Bailey has breathed new life into the program, exposing her students to technology careers, workplace skills and community connections that have helped them develop into 21st century pros. Her passion has led to her being named the Whittier Union High School District Teacher of the Year for 2015-16.
The Whittier Union High School District kicked off the 2015-16 school year on Aug. 11, giving nearly 3,000 members of the Class of 2019 a preview of what student life is like on its campuses. Students were treated to opening pep rallies with colorful balloons, spirited music and displays of Condor, Lancer, Titan, Chieftain and Cardinal pride, eliminating any first-day jitters before the official start of school on Aug. 12.
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM All Staff Meeting
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Campus Watch /IGM Meetings
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Basketball B JV @ Fountain Valley JV Tournament (A) vs Fountain Valley
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Basketball B V @ Don Bosco Tech Tournament (A) VS CAMS