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Whittier Union High School District

Superintendent's Message

Fall 2018 

Dear Whittier Union community,

Our Whittier Union campuses are bustling with excitement and renewed energy as we jump into the fall semester of the 2018-19 school year and soar to new heights together – inspiring our students to have faith in themselves, believe that they can succeed in college and tackle whatever challenges may come their way.

As we move swiftly into the school year, we have witnessed our students explore, experience and absorb the quality education that our team of educators afford them.

This summer, for instance, our newest students took advantage of many academic programs to get a jump start and prepare for the rigors of high school.

The college-going culture we have established at Whittier Union has paved the way for students to forge a path to higher education and the career of their dreams. We recently hosted our annual College Fair, bringing colleges and resources directly to students and their parents, informing them of their options for the future.

We are proud of the dedicated educational leaders our District has cultivated and the immense passion they bring to their roles within Whittier Union to ensure our students are supported throughout their high school journeys and have every tool to achieve excellence.

Recently, we were recognized for these efforts by The Education Trust-West, which honored us with a Bright Spot Award for advancing equity and college access among traditionally underrepresented students.

We operate under the belief that demographics do not determine destiny for students at Whittier Union. It is a philosophy that our teachers, staff, administrators and Board of Trustees embody because we believe that all students deserve the opportunity to go to college and that barriers will not stand in their way.

Our work together requires collaboration and a shared vision of seeing our students achieve. I am proud that we have never wavered from our mission to prepare and empower our students to believe in themselves and reach their potential.

Martin J. Plourde


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