In anticipation of another rigorous year at the Whittier Union High School District, instructors spent their summer months attending professional development workshops at the Sierra Education Center, breaking into teams and setting an ambitious agenda designed to continually enhance teacher development and student achievement. This work will help prepare students for the Smarter Balanced tests, which assess students’ understanding of content under the rigorous California Standards. All 11th-grade students will complete the exams in the spring.
Once a Cardinal, always a Cardinal. At least that’s the case for Stephen Zavala, a 2011 Whittier High School graduate who was recently selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 37th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Zavala – a star catcher on the Whittier High Cardinals Baseball team and member of Whittier College’s 2015 graduating class – has already signed a contract and reported to St. Louis’ Class A minor league affiliate in Palm Beach, Florida.
Whittier Union High School District plans to invest $15 million to expand summer school courses, broaden student mental health services, strengthen technology support and implement a unique Academic English course that will directly support English learner students as part of its 2015-18 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The plan, a requirement of the state’s school funding system, guides District efforts to improve student learning.
More than 3,000 students from Whittier Union High School District’s five comprehensive high schools, two alternative high schools, adult school and Transition program for special education students ages 18 to 22 capped their high school careers with commencement ceremonies June 2-3.
The Whittier Union High School District unveiled its spectacular 7,000-seat football stadium at Pioneer High School – among the largest high school stadiums in the San Gabriel Valley – to the community during a grand opening ceremony on May 28. The $17.5 million facility, built with proceeds from the $75 million Measure W facilities bond, was dedicated as the Dick Torres Memorial Stadium in honor of Richard (Dick) Torres, who died in 2010 after serving more than 30 years as an educational leader and inspiration to Whittier Union students.
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Summer Concerts in the Park-Wonderelles-Classic 50's & 60's
7:45 AM - 12:00 PM Academic Mentor Development Training
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Cardinal Camp for Teachers/Leaders
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM Tri Cities ROP Staff Development Day
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Cardinal Camp for ALL Teachers
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Summer Concerts in the Park-Smooth-Santana Tribute
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Tri Cities ROP Staff Development Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Southeast Warriors Basketball Tournament Fundraiser for Boys Basketball
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Movies in the Park-GREASE Sing-A-Long
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Southeast Warriors Basketball Tournament Fundraiser for Boys Basketball