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Newsletter Highlights
Nov/Dec 2022
  • Nov/Dec Superintendent's Video Update Message
  • WUHSD Students Participate in Annual Band Jamboree
  • WUHSD Student-Athlete and Team Achievements 
  • Adult School ESL Program Receives Recognition for Innovation 
  • Recognition of Bonnie Bolton, Transition Educator  
  • Parent Mentor Graduation Ceremony 
  • Welcome to New and Returning Board Members 
  • Winter Break Announcement
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October 2022
  • Superintendent's Message
  • La Serna High School Hosts Inaugural Student Leadership Conference 
  • California High School Senior Receives Award of Merit for Determination, Resiliency 
  • Santa Fe Girls Volleyball Honors Breast Cancer Victims, Survivors During Breakthrough Year 
  • Pioneer High School's Expanded Horizons Puts Students on Path to Success 
  • Whittier High School Debuts New Cardinal Academy of Technology Science and Engineering Pathway 
  • Sierra Vista High School, Frontier High School Celebrate Successful Quarter 1 with Field Day 
  • Whittier Union Adult School Handy-Person Maintenance & Tech Class Provides Students with Hands-on Experience 
  • Whittier Union Transition Program Partnership with Roadhouse Grill Provides Students Valuable Work Experience 
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September 2022
  • September Superintendent's Video Update Message
  • La Serna High School Student Section of the Week 
  • Pioneer High School Hosts A-G Fair 
  • California High School Students Participate in Homecoming Activities 
  • Santa Fe High School Students Hosts Lively Welcome Back Assembly 
  • Whittier High School Cardinal Brigade Prepares for Competition Season
  • Sierra Vista and Frontier high schools Host Suicide Prevention Month Awareness Activities 
  • Transition Program Students Back to Work in the Community 
  • Whittier Union Adult School Electrician 1 Program Receives Award 
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August 2022
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Whittier Union Kicks Off 2022-23 School Year, Welcomes Thousands Back to Campuses
  • California High School Marching Band Hosts Annual Concert on the Greens
  • Santa Fe High School Pepsters Receive United Spirit Association Varsity Unity Award
  • La Serna High School Receives Donation from Credit Union of Southern California to Aid in Student Programs
  • Pioneer High School ASB Students Create Positive Campus Culture
  • Whittier High School Senators Host Exciting Freshmen First Day
  • United Sierra Education Center Recognizes Top Students of Summer Term
  • Whittier Union Adult School Welcomes ESL Students
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Summer 2022
  • Whittier Union Celebrates Academic Successes of Class of 2022 with Commencement Ceremonies 
  • Superintendent's Message 
  • Santa Fe High School Students Claim First Placed in District Science Cup 
  • Pioneer High School Graduate Receives $20,000 Dell Scholarship 
  • California High School Cheer Wins First-ever CIF Championship 
  • Sierra Vista High School Graduate Receives Overcomer's Award
  • La Serna High School Cheer Team Secures Win at CIF Championships 
  • Whittier Union Transition Program Student Volunteers at Local Hospital 
  • Frontier High School Recognized for Commitment to Alternative Education
  • Whittier Union Recognizes Frontier High School History Educator as 2022-23 Teacher of the Year 
  • WUHSD Students Receive Awards of Merit for Academic Success 
  • Whittier High School Recognized by College Board for Diversity in AP Computer Science 
  • Whittier Union Adult School Student Sees Bright Future Through Electrician Certification Pathway 
July 2022
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Eight Whittier Union Teachers Receive $25,000 National Board Certified Teacher Grants
  • Whittier Union Summer Highlights 
    • Santa Fe Yearbook Team Receives National Recognition 
    • Whittier High School Honors Retired Coach 
    • California High School Dance Team Prepares for New School Year 
    • Pioneer High School Dance Team Perfects Routines 
    • La Serna High School Football Team Wins Marina Tournament 
    • Whittier Union Adult School Announces Fall Quarter 1 Classes 
    • Sierra Vista High School Welcomes New Counselor 
    • Frontier High School Celebrates First Class of 2023 Graduate 
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June 2022
  • Superintendent's Message 
  • United Sierra Education Center Graduates Celebrate Successes, Achievements
  • Santa Fe High School Celebrates 463 Class of 2022 Graduates
  • California High School Graduates Honored for Academic Excellence
  • Pioneer High School Honors 257 Class of 2022 Graduates
  • 572 La Serna High School Graduates Honored During Commencement Ceremony
  • Whittier High School Graduates Celebrate Academic Achievements with Family, Friends
  • Whittier Union’s Transition Program Celebrates Accomplishments of Graduates
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May 2022
  • Superintendent's Message 
  • Whittier High School Sophomore Recognized for Leadership, Commitment
  • Santa Fe High School Senior Honored for Dedication
  • La Serna High School Senior Receives Honor for School Leadership
  • California High School Senior Receives Recognition for Passion
  • Pioneer High School Sophomore Scholar Receives District Honor
  • Sierra Vista High School Classified Employee Honored for Dedication to Students
  • Frontier High School Recognized for Commitment to Alternative Education
  • Whittier Union Adult School Hosts Day of the Student Celebration
  • Whittier Union Transition Program Bids Farewell to Superintendent Martin Plourde
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April 2022
  • Superintendent's Message 
  • Whittier High School Senior Receives Honor by Board of Trustees for Academic Excellence, Passion
  • Santa Fe High School Wins District Science Cup
  • La Serna High School Cheer Team Secures Win at CIF Championships
  • California High School Cheer Wins First-ever CIF Championship 
  • Pioneer High School Celebrates Student Excellence During Spring Dance
  • Sierra Vista High School Graduate Receives Overcomer’s Award
  • Whittier Adult School Graduate Pursues a Career in Personal Care
  • Frontier High School History Educator Named 2022-23 Teacher of the Year
  • Whittier Union Transition Program Student Volunteers at Local Hospital
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March 2022
  • Superintendent's Message
  • La Serna High School Hosts 15th Annual Be Your Best Awards Celebration
  • California High School Interact Club Builds Butterfly Garden for Local Elementary School
  • Santa Fe High School Honors Academic Excellence During Top 100 Ceremony
  • Whittier High School Theatre Company Returns to Live Performance with Staging of “Mamma Mia!”
  • Pioneer High School Senior Named 2022 Dell Scholar, Receives $20,000 Scholarship
  • Sierra Vista High School Graduate Honored for Resilience, Determination
  • Whittier Union Adult School ESL Students Organize Relief Drive for Ukrainian Refugees
  • Frontier High School Students Participate in College and Career Fair
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February 2022
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Santa Fe High School Students Enjoy Self-Care in New Calming Room
  • Pioneer High School’s Fashion Club Hosts Thrift Shop Fundraiser
  • Whittier High School Students Boost Test-Taking Confidence with Positive Chalk Artwork
  • California High School Students Create Engaging Online Newspaper
  • La Serna High School Students Participate in Annual Career Fair
  • Whittier Union Adult School Graduate Lands Position at District
  • Frontier High Students ‘Spread Kindness Like Wildflowers’ During Great Kindness Week
  • Sierra Vista High School and iSierra Introduce Tiered Re-Engagement Efforts
  • WUHSD Transition Program Students Volunteer with Meals on Wheels
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Winter 2022
  • Whittier Union Welcomes Nearly 11,000 Students Back to Campus for 2021-22 School Year
  • Superintendent's Message
  • California High School Students Recognized for Singing Talents
  • Frontier High School Art Students Come Together, Beautify Campus with Mandala Chalk Mural
  • La Serna High School Student Athlete Receives Scholarship Recognition from Spectrum News 1
  • Santa Fe High School Hosts Annual Parent Education Day
  • Sierra Vista High School Provides Alternative Learning Options for Students Through iSierra Program
  • Whittier High School Seniors Explore Education Opportunities During Cardinal College Conference
  • Pioneer High School Celebrates “A Night in Hollywood” with COVID-Conscious Homecoming
  • Frontier High School Receives Model Continuation School Award
  • Transition Program Students Serve Community Through Partnerships with Local Businesses
  • Students Receive Awards of Merit for Academic Success and Achievement
  • Whittier Union Celebrates Parent Mentors During Virtual Graduation Ceremony
  • Whittier Union Adult School Introduces New Plumbing Course
  • Whittier Union Adult School Student Graduates from Program, Starts New Career as Industrial Electrician
January 2022
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Santa Fe High School Senior Receives Award of Merit for Academics and Leadership
  • Pioneer High School’s CyberPatriot Team Recognized as Top State Competitor
  • Whittier High School Science Students Learn Real-World Skills in Biomedical Science Class
  • California High School Inspires Future Leaders Through Model United Nations Club
  • La Serna High School Encourages Good Deeds Through Student of the Month and Character of the Month Programs
  • Whittier Union Adult School Graduate Makes Great Strides Toward Bright Future
  • Frontier High School Boasts Student Success During 2021-22 School Year
  • Sierra Vista High School Student Overcomes Trials, Graduates Early
December 2021
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Pioneer High School Hosts ’12 Days of Winter’ Spirit Activities
  • 2 Santa Fe High School Teachers Receive Navy Impact Influencer Award 
  • La Serna High School Students Enjoy Winter Assembly 
  • Whittier High School Hosts ‘How the Grinch Wrecked Whittier High’ Winter Assembly
  • California High School Condor Entertainment Unit Advances to State Championships 
  • Frontier High School and Sierra Vista High School Host Blood Drive
  • Whittier Union Adult School Student Sees Bright Future through Electrician Certification Pathway
  • Whittier Union Transition Student Perseveres, Graduates from Program
November 2021
  • Superintendent's Message 
  • Whittier Union Celebrates Parent Mentors During Virtual Graduation Ceremony
  • Pioneer High School Senior Recognized for Resilience and Determination 
  • Santa Fe High School Celebrates Día De Los Muertos with Week of Festivities 
  • La Serna High School Cross Country Team Named Del Rio League Champions
  • Whittier High School Celebrates Students of the Month
  • California High School Students Recognized for Singing Talents, Named to State, Regional Honor Choirs
  • United Sierra Education Center Students Recognized with Student of the Term Awards
  • Frontier High School Teacher Creates Award-Winning Lesson Plan
  • Job Opportunities Offered to Whittier Union Adult School Students After Launch of Plumbing Program
October 2021
  • Superintendent's Message
  • La Serna High School Student Athlete Receives Scholarship, Recognition from Spectrum News 1
  • California High School Senior Recognized with Award of Merit for Courage and Academic Excellence
  • Pioneer High School Celebrates Seniors During Annual Senior Night
  • Whittier High School Seniors Explore Education Opportunities During Cardinal College Conference 
  • Santa Fe High School Hosts Annual Parent Education Day
  • Whittier Union Adult School Introduces New Plumbing Course, Teaches Workforce Skills
  • Sierra Vista High School Provides Alternative Learning Options for Students Through iSierra Program
  • Frontier High School Receives its Model Continuation School Award
  • Transition Program Students Serve Community Through Partnerships with Local Business 
September 2021
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Whittier Union Food and Nutrition Services Resumes Supper Meal Distribution for Students
  • La Serna High School Celebrates 60 Years of Educational Excellence 
  • California High School Student Uses Coding Skills to Build Interactive Game 
  • Pioneer High School Students Celebrate Homecoming with "A Night in Hollywood" 
  • Whittier High School Hosts "Into the Enchanted Forest" Homecoming Celebration 
  • Stadium Press Box Named in Honor of Late Santa Fe High School Teacher
  • Whittier Union Adult School Expands Opportunities for High School Diploma and Equivalency Certificates 
  • Sierra Vista High School Encourages Students to Pre-Register to Vote 
  • Frontier High School Art Students Beautify Campus with a Mandala Chalk Mural 
  • Transition Program Students Give back to Their Community Through Volunteering 
August 2021
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Whittier Union Welcomes Students Back to Campuses for 2021-22 School Year
  • California High School Teacher Paints Inspirational Mural for 2021-22 School Year
  • La Serna High School Celebrates School Culture During Senior Sunrise and Back-to-School Assembly 
  • Pioneer High Students Light the Titan Torch to Kick Off New School Year
  • Whittier High School Welcomes Seniors with Annual Luau
  • Santa Fe High School Students Showcase Campus Clubs and Sports
  • Whittier Union Adult School Student Receives U.S. Citizenship 
  • United Sierra Education Center Recognizes High-Achieving Students 
July 2021
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Whittier Union High School District Receives $13.7 Million in Relief Funds
  • Whittier Union Receives $45,000 to Benefit Sports Programs
  • California High School Girls Swim Team Captures CIF-SS Division IV Championship 
  • La Serna High School Staff Prepares for Transition Back to School
  • Pioneer High School Introduces New Assistant Principal 
  • Whittier High School Hosts Parent Support Groups During Summer Months 
  • Santa Fe High School Students Prepare for Start of 2021-22 School Year 
  • United Sierra Education Center Provides Summer Opportunities for More Than 400 Students 
Summer 2021
  • Whittier Union Honors Class of 2021 with In-Person Commencement Ceremonies
  • Superintendent's Message 
  • Whittier Union Celebrates Whittier Aquatic Center Groundbreaking 
  • Santa Fe High School Graduates Receives $20,000 Destiny Scholarship from Santa Fe Springs Chamber
  • Whittier Union Announces Full Reopening for 2021-22 School Year
  • Stanford-bound California High School Graduate Awarded $40,000 College Board Opportunity Scholarship 
  • Student Advisory Council Honored at Special Recognition Event 
  • Frontier High School Named 2021 Model Continuation High School
  • Whittier Union High Schools Place in Top 25% on Best High Schools List
  • Pioneer High School Recognized as a 2021 California Distinguished School
  • La Serna High School Recognized as a 2021 California Distinguished School
  • Whittier High School Correspondence Chess Players Gain National Prominence 
  • Sierra Vista High School's Intervention Program Focuses on Student Well-Being 
  • Whittier Union Transition Students Take Part in Campus Garden 
  • Students Receive Awards of Merit for Academic Success and Achievement 
  • Whittier Union Partners with PIH Health to Administer Vaccine to Students 
  • Whittier Union High School Programs Promote Student Well-Being 
  • Whittier Adult School Students Graduate from Quarter 3 Electrician Course 
June 2021
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Food and Nutrition Services Summer Meals Curbside Distribution 
  • Santa Fe High School Celebrates 494 Graduates During Commencement Ceremony 
  • Sierra Vista High School, Frontier High School and Whittier Adult School Honor Class of 2021
  • Whittier High School Applauds Achievements of 392 Graduates 
  • 598 California High School Graduates Recognized During Graduation Ceremony 
  • La Serna High School's 615 Graduates Celebrate Milestone Achievement 
  • Pioneer High School Recognizes 300 Graduates During Commencement Celebration 
May 2021
  • Superintendent's Message 
  • Whittier Union Partners with PIH Health to Administer Vaccine to Students
  • Superintendent's Student Advisory Council Honored at Special Recognition Event
  • Whittier Union High Schools Place in Top 25% on Best High Schools List 
  • Pioneer High School Recognized as a 2021 California Distinguished High School 
  • La Serna High School Receives 2021 California Distinguished School Honor
  • Whittier High School Correspondence Chess Players Gain National Prominence 
  • Santa Fe High School Senior Receives $20,000 Destiny Scholarship from Santa Fe Spring Chamber 
  • California High School Senior Receives Acceptance to Johnson and Wales University Culinary School 
  • Frontier High School Named 2021 Model Continuation High School
  • Sierra Vista High School's Intervention Program Focuses on Student Well-Being 
  • Whittier Union Transition Students Take Part in Campus Garden
  • Whittier Adult School Students Graduate from Quarter 3 Electrician Course
April 2021
  • Superintendent's Message 
  • Whittier Union Announces Plans for In-Person Commencement Ceremonies 
  • Whittier Union High School District Implements Stage Three Reopening 
  • Stanford-Bound California High School Senior Awarded $40,000 College Board Opportunity Scholarship 
  • Santa Fe High School's Psychology Club Gives Back to Local Health Care Workers at Kaiser Permanente 
  • Pioneer High School Senior Overcomes Hardship Continues Family Legacy with Acceptance to UCLA
  • Whittier High School Celebrates 2021 Homecoming Court in Socially Distanced Event 
  • La Serna High School's OASIS/HAVEN Program Hosts Virtual Celebration of Learning 
  • Sierra Vista High School Senior Overcomes Adversity, Graduates Early 
  • Frontier High School Student Receives $1,000 Lois Neece Award from Whittier Soroptimist 
  • Whittier Adult School Student Honored by Board of Trustees for Resilience and Determination 
  • Whittier Union Transition Program Honors Students with End-of-Year Celebration
March 2021 
  •  Superintendent's Message
  • Whittier Union Celebrate Whittier Aquatic Center Groundbreaking
  • La Serna High Senior Recognized with Award of Merit for Determination, Leadership
  • Whittier High School Cardinals Take High Honor during 2021 Academic Decathlon Virtual Competition
  • Santa Fe High School Claims Second Place in its Division During 2021 Academic Decathlon
  • Pioneer High School CyberPatriots Achieve Success During Remote Learning
  • California High School Connects with Students through Cal Cares Wellness Program
  • Sierra Vista High School Partners with Whittier College to Provide Online Tutoring for Students
  • Frontier High School and Transition Program Welcome Students Back for Supplemental Support
  • Whittier Adult School Prepares Students for High School Equivalence Exam
Winter 2021
  • Community-backed Measure AA to Fund School Improvements
  • Superintendent's Message 
  • Pioneer Teacher Creates Sculpture to Promote Diversity 
  • Social/Emotional Collaborative Supports Students, Families and Staff
  • Food and Nutrition Services Distributes Over 277,000 Meals

  • After-school Art Program Teaches Students to Find their Voice

  • Parents Celebrate Graduation from Mentorship Program 
  • Seniors Recognized as National Merit Scholarship Commended Students 
  • District Maintains Strong Graduation Rates in 2019-20
  • Adult School Students Complete Electrician Training 
  • Looking Ahead: District Strengthens Fiscal Positions in 2020-21
  • California High School Creates Virtual Events for Students 
  • La Serna High School Inspires School Community with 2021 Wish Wall
  • Students Receive Awards of Merit for Academic Success and Achievement

  • A Guide for Families: COVID-19 Safety Plan

  • Adult Transition Program Recognizes Student Achievement

  • High Schools Keep Students Engaged in the Arts

February 2021
  • Superintendent's Message 
  • Whittier Union Students Honored by Boys & Girls Club for Resilience and Courage 
  • Pioneer High School Seniors Receive Award of Merit for Academics, Communication Skills 
  • Santa Fe High School and Whittier High School Receive Recognition by College Board for Diversity in Advanced Placement Program 
  • Santa Fe High School Hosts Virtual Chieftain Family Feud
  • California High School's ASB Excites Students with Condor Feud Game Show 
  • La Serna High School Hosts Be Your Best Awards During Drive-Thru Event
  • Whittier High School Spotlights Electives through Instagram Video Series
  • Sierra Vista High School, Frontier and Transition Program Celebrate Students During Awards Ceremony
  • Whittier Adult School Offers Parent Education Program, Parenting with Love and Logic
January 2021
  • Superintendent's Message 
  • Whittier High School Seniors Receives Award of Merit for Perseverance, Work Ethic 
  • La Serna High School Inspires School Community with 2021 Wish Wall
  • Citizenship at Whittier Union Adult School
  • Santa Fe High School Senior Receives Questbridge Scholarship
  • Pioneer High School Creates Esports Team
  • Sierra Vista High School Teachers Use Wacom Tablets for Instruction
  • Cal High Creates Virtual Academy Recruitment Process for Students
  • Frontier High School Teacher Receives Acceptance into Michael LaPrade Holocaust Education Fellowship
December 2020
  • Superintendent's Message 
  • Whittier Union Board Reorganization 
  • Whittier High School Theater Company Presents Virtual Fall Play 
  • Cal High Theater Students Deliver Emotional Performance in COVID-Inspired Play 
  • Santa Fe High School Choir Shares Christmas Spirit with Virtual Choral Performance 
  • La Serna's Green & Clean Business Academy Seniors Participate in National Trade Show 
  • Pioneer High School Teacher Adapts to Remote Learning with Creative Approach 
  • Whittier Adult School Students Successfully Completely Electrician 1 Course 
  • Sierra Vista High School Announces New Staff Appointments 
  • Frontier High School Undergoes Model Continuation School Validation Visit 
November 2020
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Whittier High School Freshman Student Launches Garden Club
  • Cal High Senior Recognized with Award of Merit for Determination and Leadership 
  • Santa Fe High School Recognizes Students of the Month
  • La Serna High School Class of 2021 Offers Advice During 'Wednesday Wisdom' Series
  • Pioneer High School Hosts Thanksgiving Turkey Drive
  • Frontier, Sierra Vista, and Whittier's Adult Transition Program Recognize Student Achievement During Awards Night 
October 2020
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Whittier High, Frontier High Students Find Authentic Voice Through Art
  • Whittier Union Parents Celebrate Graduation from Mentorship Program
  • Santa Fe High School Senior Receives Award of Merit
  • California High Virtual Homecoming Fosters Condor Spirit
  • Whittier High School Students Thank Teachers
  • Pioneer High Guidance Team Launches Steps to Success Video Series
  • La Serna, Cal High Seniors Commended by National Merit Scholarship Program
  • Frontier, Sierra Vista and Whittier Adult School to Celebrate Student Awards
September 2020
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Class of 2020 Grads Celebrate Local Scholarships
  • Whittier Union to Provide Free Meals to Kids 18 and Younger
  • District Launches Social/Emotional Collaborative
  • Titana Sculpture Promotes Diversity on Pioneer Campus
  • La Serna High School ASB Keeps Students Informed with Weekly Friday Announcements 
  • Santa Fe High School Students Show School Pride Through Virtual Spirit Week
  • Whittier High School Keeps Students Connected with Workout Wednesdays on Social Media 
  • Sierra Vista High School Students Receive Online Tutoring During Distance Learning
  • Cal High's Auto and Woodshop Programs Keeps Students Engaged with Interactive Curriculum During Distance Learning
  • Frontier High School Pilots Apex Online Curriculum Platform
  • Whittier Adult School Encourages Seniors to Enroll for July 2021
August 2020
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Whittier Union Kicks Off Virtual 2020-21 School Year
  • Grab 'n Go Meal Service Offered at All High Schools
  • District Releases 2020 Report to the Community
  • Cal High Launches News from the Nest
  • La Serna Staff Welcomes Students to New School Year
  • Pioneer ASB Premieres Season 4 of Titan News
  • Santa Fe Grads Earn Santa Fe Springs Firefighter Scholarship
  • Whittier High Boosts Virtual Engagement
  • Frontier Offers Students Virtual Resource Guide
  • Whittier Union Adult School Graduates First Class of Electricians
July 2020
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Cal High Kicks off Week of Drive-up Graduations for Class of 2020
  • La Serna High Seniors Graduate with Style
  • Santa Fe Rolls Out Red Carpet for Graduates
  • Sierra Education Center Honors Graduates
  • Whittier High Inspires Pride Among Cardinals
  • Pioneer Lights Titan Torch for Class of 2020
  • Whittier Union Adult School to Launch Fall Quarter Aug. 17
June 2020
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Meal Program Continues Monday-Thursday through July 16
  • WUHSD Schools Lead the Way for Educational Equity
  • Class of 2020 to be Recognized During Drive-thru Graduations
  • Cal High Band Director Named District's 2020 Teacher of the Year
  • Pioneer Summer Math Academy Goes Strong with 250 Students
  • La Serna High Welcomes New Principal
  • District to Place $183.5 Million Facilities Bond on November Ballot
  • Santa Fe Grad Overcomes Obstacles to Become Student Leader
  • Whittier High Senior Earns Athlete of the Year Accolades
  • Frontier High Orientation Program and Teacher Earn State Accolades
  • Adult School Launches Online Summer Program
  • Connect with Our Schools on Instagram
May 2020
  • Superintendents' Message
  • California High to Graduate 675 Seniors
  • La Serna Class of 2020 Led by 5 Valedictorians
  • Pioneer Virtually Celebrates Senior Award-Winners
  • Santa Fe Sends Off Over 500 Graduating Seniors
  • Whittier High Honors Seniors During Virtual Awards Celebration
  • Frontier High Senior Recognized for Achievements
  • Sierra Vista High Celebrates Stellar Spartans
  • Adult School and Transition Program Celebrate Grads
  • Connect with Our Schools on Instagram
Spring 2020
  • Innovative Online Lessons Engage Students
  • Superintendent's Message
  • District Schools Earn National Recognition for Student Performance
  • Whittier Union On Track to Serve 172,000 Meals to Students
  • Whittier Union Seniors Earn Recognition for Achievements
  • Longtime WUHSD Educator Appointed Assistant Superintendent
  • Santa Fe Senior Earns Full-tuition Posse Scholarship
  • Whittier High Students Rise to Challenge to Win District Science Cup
  • District Boosts Student Well-being Efforts
  • Whittier Union Supports Health Care Community
  • Sierra Vista ASB Holds 'Patties for Patients' Fundraiser
  • Academic Decathlon Teams Impress at County Competition
  • Cal High Students Compete in JPL Science Bowl
  • La Serna Students Learn Financial Responsibility During Bite of Reality
  • Pioneer Calculus Students Triumph Over College Peers
Monthly Update
April 2020
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Celebrating our Graduates
  • Whittier Union Schools Place in Top 25% in Best High Schools List
  • Teacher Uses 3D Printer to Create Ear Guards for Health Care Workers
  • Whittier Union Distributes Meals, Census Information
  • Whittier Union Engages Students through Online Learning
  • Whittier Union Names New Asst. Superintendent
  • Connect with our Schools on Instagram
Monthly Update
March 2020
  • Superintendent's Message
  • School Dismissal Extended through May 4
  • Robust Learning Continues at Home
  • Whittier Union Serves Thousands of Free Meals to Students
  • Whittier Union Distribute 300 Chromebooks
  • State Assessments Suspended and Other Exams in Flux
  • Working Together to Ensure Healthy, Safe Communities
  • Mental Health and Wellness Resources
  • Follow Our Schools on Social Media
Monthly Update
February 2020
  • Cal High girls water polo wins CIF.
  • Frontier unveils new mural.
  • La Serna named top STEM school.
  • AVID students outperform peers in AP test-taking.
  • Sante Fe competes in AcaDeca competition.
  • Sierra Vista students visit Museum of Tolerance.
  • Whittier High senior earns Award of Merit.
  • Adult School student finds success as aide.
Monthly Update
January 2020
  • Cal High students compete in JPL Science Bowl.
  • Frontier students learn life skills.
  • La Serna student earns Award of Merit.
  • Pioneer hires new head football coach.
  • Santa Fe teacher honored by LA Clippers.
  • Sierra Vista launches  student newsletter.
  • Whittier High honors former football coach.
  • Adult School celebrates student job offers.
Monthly Update
December 2019
  • Cal High senior earns Award of Merit.
  • Frontier students complete senior projects.
  • La Serna students get "Bite of Reality."
  • Pioneer math students win college competition.
  • Santa Fe singers perform in Choral Festival.
  • Sierra Vista holds craft fair.
  • Whittier High students certified as Cardinals with CLASS.
  • Adult School holds Thanksgiving food drive.
Monthly Update
November 2019
  • Cal High freshman wins national essay contest.
  • Frontier student earns success at job fair.
  • La Serna OASIS program gets endowment.
  • Pioneer holds Veterans Day ceremony.
  • Santa Fe trumpet player to perform in ToR Parade.
  • Sierra Vista students visit USS Iowa Museum.
  • Whittier High hosts Operation Christmas Cards for Troops.
  • Adult School student featured on podcast.
Monthly Update
October 2019
  • Cal High to host Band Jamboree Nov. 4.
  • Frontier wins $1,000 grant from Burlington.
  • La Serna is home to 4 Commended Students.
  • Pioneer celebrates International Week.
  • Santa Fe holds Parent Education Day.
  • Sierra Vista ASB celebrates 7 years.
  • Whittier High celebrates National Commended Scholar.
  • Adult School hosts career and job fair.
Fall 2019
  • LA Philharmonic Makes Debut at Historic Vic Lopez Auditorium
  • Superintendent's Message
  • 2019-20 Spending Plan Promotes Student Achievement
  • Pioneer Math Teacher Recognized as 2019-20 Teacher of the Year
  • Whittier Union Welcomes Class of 2023 and Over 11,000 Students for New School Year
  • Back to School Nights Welcome Parents, Students
  • Santa Fe High Business Students Learn through Experience
  • Longtime Educators Take on New Leadership Roles
  • Whittier Union Recognized for Beating the Odds
  • Students Explore College Options at Annual Fair
  • Adult School Student Finds New Career as WUHSD Bus Driver
  • La Serna Softball Field to be Named for Longtime Athletic Coach
  • Summer Math Academy Channels Legendary Calculus Teacher
  • Veteran Educators Named ACSA Region 15 Administrators of the Year
  • Cal High Welcomes New Class of Condors with Summer Program
Monthly Update
September 2019
  • Cal High to host financial aid night.
  • Frontier launched mini career pathway.
  • La Serna hosts College Fair.
  • Pioneer redefines Titan PRIDE.
  • Santa Fe hosts Back to School Night.
  • Whittier High welcomes students, parents.
  • Adult School welcomes new assistant principal.
Monthly Update
August 2019
  • Cal High hosts Freshman First Day.
  • Frontier hosts awards ceremony with Sierra Vista
  • La Serna to name field after softball coach.
  • Pioneer teacher named District Teacher of the Year.
  • Santa Fe hosts Club Rush.
  • Sierra Vista launches success workshops.
  • Whittier hosts Day 1.
  • Adult School produces school bus drivers.
Monthly Update
July 2019
  • Cal High welcomes freshmen with HS 102 program.
  • Frontier celebrates first graduate of the summer.
  • La Serna named to 2018-19 California Honor Roll.
  • Pioneer math teacher featured on education podcast.
  • Santa Fe welcomes new administrator.
  • Whittier High welcomes new assistant principals.
  • Adult School principal discusses school programs on podcast.
Monthly Update
June 2019
  • Cal High commemorated graduates.
  • Frontier, Sierra Vista and Adult School hold joint ceremony.
  • La Serna students pursuing colleges and professions.
  • Pioneer celebrated college-bound students at ceremony.
  • Santa Fe celebrated hundreds of students who will head to college.
  • Whittier High honored Class of 2019.
  • Transition Program celebrated 23 students.
Monthly Update
May 2019
  • Cal High will celebrate 650 Condors on June 4.
  • Frontier teacher selected to travel to Germany.
  • La Serna to celebrate 580 Lancers June 5.
  • Pioneer to celebrate 303 Titans June 5.
  • Santa Fe to celebrate 512 Chiefs June 4.
  • Sierra Vista ASB students celebrate volunteerism.
  • Whittier High to celebrate 430 Cardinals June 5.
  • Adult School holds awards ceremony for high achievers.
Monthly Update
April 2019
  • Cal High band director earns award.
  • Frontier student attends RYLA.
  • La Serna principal wins ACSA award.
  • Pioneer students named Dell Scholars.
  • Santa Fe holds Every 15 Minutes event.
  • Sierra Vista student earns Award of Merit.
  • Whittier to hold College Signing Day
  • Adult School launches bus training program.
Spring 2019
  • Pioneer High School Student Earns $40,000 Edison Scholarship
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Whittier Union to Transition to By-Trustee Area Elections
  • Students Showcase STEM Skills at Annual Science Cup
  • La Serna Student of the Year Gains Early Admission to Yale
  • Whittier Union Students Visit Stat Capitol
  • Whittier Union Students Earn Accolades for Achievements
  • Whittier Union Schools Honored with Female Diversity Award
  • Whittier Union Student-Athletes Celebrate Successful Year
  • Schools Celebrate Kindness Week with Activities
  • Teacher and Coach Shares Stories of Struggle, Triumph in New Book
  • Students Earn Scholarships to Study Language and Culture Abroad
  • Frontier High Teachers Achieve Field Expert Status
Monthly Update
March 2019
  • Cal High visited by Holocaust survivor.
  • La Serna, Whittier win AP Female Diversity Award.
  • Pioneer student wins $40,000 Edison Scholarship.
  • Frontier adds college/career adviser.
  • Santa Fe girls' varsity basketball team wins CIF.
  • Sierra Vista student among group to visit Capitol.
  • Whittier High participates in annual Science Cup.
  • Adult School student completed Accounting CTE Pathway.
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Monthly Update
February 2019
  • Cal High celebrates Kindness Week.
  • La Serna senior earns Early Admission to Yale.
  • Designs on Aquatic Center at Pioneer moves forward.
  • Santa Fe recognizes Top 100 students in each class.
  • Sierra Vista fosters creativity among students.
  • Whittier Grant-A-Wish program features Chick-fil-A giveaway.
  • Adult School launches spring term with new courses.
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Monthly Update
January 2019
  • Cal High to hold annual career fair.
  • Frontier High student earns Award of Merit.
  • La Serna teachers writes book, 'Coach the Soul.'
  • Pioneer student commits to play volleyball at Regis College.
  • Santa Fe students earn study abroad scholarships.
  • Whittier PTSA fundraiser to benefit scholarships.
  • Whittier Adult School student earns Award of Merit.
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Monthly Update
December 2018
  • Cal High choral students perform in festival.
  • Frontier High hosts blood drive.
  • La Serna golfer places fourth in championship.
  • Pioneer senior honored with Award of Merit.
  • Santa Fe students participate in Open Houses.
  • Sierra Vista hosts holiday craft fair.
  • Whittier High student to participate in Rose Parade.
  • Adult School offers GED and HiSET testing.
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Monthly Update
November 2018
  • Cal High water polo wins CIF-SS championship.
  • Frontier prepares to graduate seniors with help from Rio Hondo.
  • La Serna participates in annual ASB Social.
  • Pioneer celebrates veterans with annual ceremony.
  • Santa Fe hosts MAD baseball game.
  • Sierra Vista honors students of the month.
  • Whittier High Puente students tour college campuses.
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Fall 2018
  • Students Explore Futures During Annual College Fair
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Teachers Earns Spot in Google for Education Innovator Program
  • Whittier Union Kicks off 2018-19 with Freshman First Day
  • Student Honored for Balancing Academics with Community Service
  • District Leaders Take on New Roles to Steer Student Success
  • Student Overcomes Language Barriers to Become Straight-A Student
  • District Selected as a 'Bright Spot' for Advancing Equity
  • Whittier Union Adopts Latin Honors System Beginning with Class of 2022
  • Teacher Ensures Legacy of Student Success with Escalante Math Academy
  • La Serna High School Debuts New Athletic Fields
  • Cal High Summer Course Introduces Future Condors to High School
  • Santa Fe Summer Bridge Program Inspires Incoming Freshmen
  • Whittier Union Connects Schools with Realtors
  • Freshman Fresh Start Offers Smooth Transition to New Students
Monthly Update
October 2018
  • Cal High string quartet performs at Downey Theatre.
  • Frontier High teachers achieve Field Expert status.
  • La Serna debuts renovated athletic fields.
  • Pioneer High welcomes Craig Fox as new assistant principal.
  • Santa Fe participates in Red Ribbon Parade.
  • Sierra Vista ASB provides students leadership opportunities.
  • Whittier High student earns Award of Merit.
  • Whittier Adult School launches new courses in transportation.
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Monthly Update
September 2018
  • Cal High senior honored with Award of Merit.
  • Frontier ASB bonds with superintendent.
  • La Serna English teacher named top LA County Teacher of the Year.
  • Pioneer hosts annual College Fair.
  • Santa Fe recognizes students with SBAC Celebration.
  • Sierra Vista Freshman Fresh Start program supports freshmen.
  • Whittier High hosts Open House for realtors.
  • Adult School offers computer networking class.
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Monthly Update
August 2018
  • Cal High welcomes families to Back to School Night.
  • Frontier High welcomes new assistant principal Richard Rodriguez.
  • La Serna Link Crew leaders welcome freshmen.
  • Pioneer will be site of new regional aquatic center.
  • Santa Fe holds Behavioral Expectations presentations.
  • Whittier High to celebrate Homecoming with game, dance.
  • Whittier Adult School has new principal, Margie Moriarty. 
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Monthly Update
July 2018
  • Cal High welcomes freshmen with HS 102 program.
  • Frontier offers summer arts courses.
  • La Serna, Santa Fe swimmers recognized for winning CIF Championship.
  • Pioneer teacher earns spot in Google for Education program.
  • Santa Fe girls softball team wins 2018 CIF.
  • Sierra Vista recognizes students with Outstanding Spartan awards.
  • Teacher Allison Huntley joins Whittier High School.
  • Adult School opens new learning complex.
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Summer 2018
  • Whittier Union Celebrates Nearly 3,000 Graduates
  • Superintendent's Message
  • District Boosts College Experiences for Students, Parents, LCAP Highlights
  • College-Bound Scholars Celebrate with Signing Day Ceremonies
  • Academic Support Programs Launch Students to Success
  • District Celebrates Retirees
  • Classified Employees Recognized for Excellence
  • Seniors Celebrate Prestigious Scholarships
  • Student Earns Lois Neece Overcomer's Award
  • Adult School Student Earns Award of Merit
  • Frontier High Recognized as 2018 Model Continuation High School
  • Cal Chamber Choir Celebrates Harmonic Excellence
  • Experienced Leader to Helm District's New Transportation Department
  • La Serna High English Instructor Named 2018-19 Teacher of Year
  • Student Advisory Council Lauded for Service
  • Emergency Preparedness Workshop Raises Awareness of Campus Safety
Monthly Update
June 2018
  • Cal High celebrated its college-bound students at a graduation ceremony.
  • Frontier High celebrated students who won scholarships.
  • La Serna graduates' plans include attending college.
  • Pioneer celebrated hundreds of students who will head off to college.
  • Santa Fe celebrated scholarship winners at its commencement.
  • The Adult School and Sierra Vista jointly celebrated its students.
  • Whittier High honored its newest graduates.
  • The Transition Program celebrated the graduation of 22 students.
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Monthly Update
May 2018
  • Cal High will graduate 640 Condors on June 5.
  • La Serna will graduate 630 students on June 6.
  • Frontier recently received its Model Continuation High School Award.
  • Pioneer will graduate 325 Titans on June 6.
  • Santa Fe High will graduate 583 Chiefs on June 5.
  • Sierra Vista celebrated the successes of its Freshman Fresh Start students.
  • Whittier High will graduate 460 students on June 6.
  • The Adult School recognized 85 high-achieving students across six departments on May 15.
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Monthly Update
April 2018
  • Cal High Chamber Choir performs in CMEA.
  • Frontier held its College and Career Fair.
  • La Serna High celebrates students going to college.
  • Pioneer senior earns $20,000 Dell Scholarship.
  • Santa Fe AVID student receives Award of Merit.
  • Sierra Vista's Christine Avila wins Lois Neece Award.
  • Whittier High celebrates students with College Signing Day.
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Monthly Update
March 2018
  • Cal High senior April Ramirez earns Award of Merit.
  • Frontier students visited by inspirational speakers.
  • La Serna participates in District Science Cup.
  • Pioneer student earns honorable mention at art show.
  • Santa Fe's top PSAT scorers earn recognized with breakfast.
  • Sierra Vista student honored with Award of Merit.
  • Whittier High recognizes students at Cardinal 75.
  • Adult School student earns GED, Award of Merit.
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Winter 2018
  • Pioneer High Senior Headed to Cornell University to Pursue Law
  • Superintendent's Message
  • College Fair Encourages Students to Explore Academic Endeavors
  • Alumni Continue Legacy as Teachers to Next Generation of Students
  • La Serna Senior Selected as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
  • Puente Seniors Awarded for Academic Excellence, Community Service
  • Frontier High Student Transforms into School Leader
  • Partnerships Boost Parent Engagement for Successful Student Outcomes
  • Seniors Uses Adversity as a Bridge to Career in Medicine
  • Cal High's PRIDE Summit Provides Support to Students
  • Santa Fe High Hosts Annual Parent Education Day
  • Whittier Adult School Prepares Students for IT Careers
  • Performing Arts Flourish at Whittier Union
  • Whittier High Computer Academy Wins $20,000 Verizon Grant
  • Sierra Vista Celebrates Outstanding Spartans
Monthly Update
February 2018
  • Cal High celebrated Kindness Week.
  • Frontier has been named a Model Continuation School.
  • La Serna will host its annual Motown Experience.
  • Pioneer High to host an Alumni Career Day.
  • Santa Fe celebrates Top 100 students.
  • Sierra Vista holds Pennies for Patients.
  • Whittier High to host out-of-state colleges presentation. 
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Monthly Update
January 2018
  • Cal High senior received early admission to Stanford University.
  • Frontier celebrates 80 students completing program.
  • Keith Boyer benefit concert fundraises for scholarships.
  • Pioneer High hosts TLC Summit.
  • Santa Fe High senior wins full-tuition Posse scholarship to Pepperdine.
  • Sierra Vista installs three digital information signs.
  • Whittier High student writes books with family.
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Monthly Update
December 2017
  • Cal High students among 12 to perform in Tournament of Roses Parade.
  • La Serna boys water polo team win CIF Championship.
  • Pioneer student earns acceptance to Cornell University.
  • Santa Fe theater students get lesson in drama.
  • Sierra Vista hosts annual Craft Fair.
  • Cardinal Computer Academy Students conduct community service.
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Monthly Update
November 2017
  • Cal High hosts annual BandJam.
  • Frontier student channels art to achieve success
  • La Serna student among 24 in state to earn PUENTE award.
  • Pioneer High hosts annual Veterans Day ceremony.
  • Santa Fe High band students to play in Tournament of Roses Honor Band.
  • Sierra Vista honors 10 for Student Recognition program.
  • Whittier High unites alumni with students at career fair.
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Monthly Update
October 2017
  • Cal High holds inaugural PRIDE Summit to provide students mentorship.
  • Frontier biology teacher selected to serve on advisory board for CCEA.
  • La Serna student named National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.
  • Pioneer senior and math enthusiast earns Award of Merit.
  • Santa Fe High holds Parent Education Day.
  • Sierra Vista's ASB holds Fight Cancer Playoffs.
  • Whittier High holds Cardinal College Conference.
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Monthly Update
September 2017
  • Cal High's Men's and Girl's League boards volunteer in Special Olympics event.
  • Frontier celebrates students, WASC with Awards Night.
  • La Serna student receives Award of Merit for academic commitment.
  • Pioneer will hold its "Fabulous Las Vegas" homecoming bash.
  • Santa Fe hosted the District's annual College Fair.
  • Sierra Vista offers Spanish 1 and 2 classes to help students catch up.
  • Whittier High graduate and philanthropist returns to alma mater.
  • Whittier Adult School offers a year-long computer networking course.
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Monthly Update
August 2017
  • Cal High's Girls Golf team receives Wilson Golf club donation.
  • Frontier students learn basics of architectural drafting.
  • La Serna pays homage to former Lancer football player.
  • Pioneer welcomes 320 freshmen for Freshman First Day.
  • Santa Fe, City dedicate new street name.
  • Sierra Vista is recruiting students for ASB.
  • Whittier High students view a partial eclipse.
  • Whittier Adult students receive guidance from Rio Hondo partners. 
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Monthly Update
July 2017
  • Cal High welcomes more than 400 students for H.S. 102.
  • Frontier students show school pride with new artistic fence.
  • Parents of La Serna student receive posthumous diploma.
  • More than 600 Whittier-area students complete Jaime Escalante Summer Math Academy program.
  • Santa Fe students participate in Cal-SOAP college prep program.
  • More than 200 students graduated from Sierra Vista High School.
  • Whittier High students attended the CADA ASB Leadership Summer Camp in July.
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Monthly Update
June 2017
  • Cal High English teacher Lori Davies was named the District's 2017-18 Teacher of the Year.
  • Two Frontier High students were honored with Student of the Year awards.
  • La Serna student and swimmer Sean Ward was recognized for his athletic achievements.
  • Pioneer has kicked off its 27th annual Jaime Escalante Summer program with more than 550 students.
  • Four Santa Fe grads won $80,000 in scholarships as Dell Scholars.
  • Sierra Vista held its first-ever Outstanding Spartans Awards luncheon.
  • Whittier High students recently visited UC Berkeley as part of the Puente Program.
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Monthly Update
May 2017
  • Cal High will celebrate 650 Condors on June 6.
  • Frontier recently celebrated its golden anniversary with a field day for students.
  • La Serna will graduate 630 students on June 7.
  • Pioneer will graduate 347 Titans on June 7.
  • Santa Fe will hold its graduation for 520 Chiefs on June 6.
  • Thirteen Sierra Vista students experienced Grad Night festivities.
  • Whittier High will commemorate the class of 2017 with eight valedictorians.
  • The Whittier Adult School ASB hosted its annual Day of the Teacher celebration.
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Monthly Update
April 2017 
  • Cal High junior Hannah Ridge will perform with women's choral group Vox Femina.
  • Frontier's Janice Palapa was given an Award of Merit for persevering. 
  • La Serna junior Elizabeth Islas took the top prize in the 38th District for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.
  • Pioneer held its inaugural College Signing Day.
  • Santa Fe theater teacher Alison Johnson has been appointed to the Advocacy Leadership Network.
  • Sierra Vista's Nestor Jurado will graduate early to pursue his dream of being a physical therapist. 
  • Whittier High recently hosted a College Admissions case study event for students and parents.
  • Victoria Hernandez was recently recognized for being a first-class Adult School student.
  • Transition program student Ellie Peralta has become a leader and advocate on campus.
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Spring 2017
  • Pioneer High Achieves AVID National Demonstration School Status
  • Santa Fe Teacher Receives University of Chicago's Outstanding Educator Award
  • Superintendent's Message
  • State Unveils New Schools Performance Dashboard
  • La Serna Water Polo Star Headed to Brown University
  • Congresswoman Linda Sanchez Honors WUHSD Counselor
  • Whittier Soroptimists Empower Frontier High Girls to Dream
  • WUHSD, Rio Hondo Partner to Offer Sociology Course to Alternative Program Students
  • Cal High Scholar Receives Early Acceptance to Harvard University
  • Whittier High Dedicates Baseball Season to Fall Whittier Police Officer
  • Sierra Vista Inspires Creativity through Writing
  • Whittier Adult School Promotes Work Readiness Skills
  • Santa Fe High Re-Validated as an AVID National Demonstration School
  • Students Tour State Capitol, Meet with Legislators
  • Resiliency and Maturity Earn Pioneer High Student Recognition from Titan Community
  • Santa Fe Student Lauded for Promoting Positive Campus Culture
  • WUHSD ASB Leaders Hone Skills at Conference 
Monthly Update
 March 2017 
  • Cal High leader Kiahna Cantu was part of a group of WUHSD to visit Sacramento.
  • Nearly 40 students from Frontier, Sierra Vista and Adult School are taking a Rio Hondo sociology course on campus. 
  • La Serna High recently hosted its annual Animal House competition.
  • Pioneer is the second WUHSD school to be named an AVID National Demonstration site. 
  • Santa Fe High School has been re-validated as an AVID National Demonstration School.
  • Sierra Vista offers a popular creative writing class in the spring.
  • Whittier High baseball students paid homage to a recent fallen WPD officer.
  • The Adult School recently held an employer panel series for students.
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Monthly Update
February 2017 
  • Cal High senior Lauren Anderson has been accepted to Harvard University.
  • Frontier junior Janice Palapa recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award.
  • La Serna's Carissa Perez was recently accepted to Brown University, where she will be a member of the Ivy League's water polo team.
  • Pionee's Lazarus Casillas earned the Award of Merit for overcoming obstacles.
  • Santa Fe counselor Cheryl Redgate was recognized by Rep. Linda Sanchez during National School Counseling Week. 
  • Whittier High's Academic Mentor program has flourished since its inception in 2011, boosting the number of student mentors and achievement.
  • Adult School tudents regularly participate in civics activities. 
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Monthly Update
January 2017 
  • Cal High's Angel Aguirre was recognized by the Whittier Daily News as All-Area Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.
  • Soroptomist International of Whittier began its six-week “Dream It, Be It” career development program for Frontier High girls.
  • Two La Serna student-athletes were recognized by the Whittier Daily News as Players of the Year. 
  • Pioneer High student David Chavez has become an integral member of the wrestling despite despite the obstacles he's faced.
  • Santa Fe High held its third annual Make A Difference (M.A.D.) baseball game for special needs students.
  • Sierra Vista recently hosted on Open House for counselors from the District’s comprehensive high schools.
  • Whittier High hosted its Cocoa and Cram event, an extension of the school’s Cardinal Wings after-school tutoring program.
  • Adult School students in the ESL and Adult Basic Education programs have been using new technology to enhance their learning.
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 Monthly Update
December 2016
  • Therapy dogs were invited to the Cal High campus to help ease the nerves of college-bound students applying to college. 
  • Frontier staff recently participated in Model School validation visits.
  • Two La Serna student-athletes were recognized by the Whittier Daily News as players of the year. 
  • Pioneer trombone player Marco Galvan will be one of nine WUHSD students to perform in the Tournament of Roses Parade.
  • Santa Fe ASB student Valeria Restrepo was recently honored with an Award of Merit for her dedication to fostering a positive campus culture. 
  • Sierra Vista recently hosted its fourth annual Holiday Craft Fair.
  • Five Whittier High ASB students were among more than 130 to participate in a leadership development day.
  • The Adult School ASB conducted its annual food and toy drive.
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Winter 2016/2017
  • Whittier Union Stimulate STEM Exploration
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Whittier Union Puts the 'Local' in LCAP
  • District Celebrates Grand Opening of Thorstenson Stadium
  • Teacher of the Year Inspires Thousands Over 38-Year Career
  • District College Fair Attracts Hundreds
  • Sierra Vista Promotes Social Growth
  • Santa Fe Hosts Parent Education Day
  • La Serna Launches HAVEN Program to Support At-Promise Youth
  • Whittier High Foster Care Student Scores $10,000 Scholarship
  • Chieftains Make Blankets for Sick Children
  • Scholar Finds Home and Success Among Condor Family
  • Cal High Culinary Students Honor Local Chef
  • Whittier High Revitalizes Campus Tunnel with Historical Mural
  • Frontier Students Learn Dangers of Distracted Driving
Monthly Update
November 2016
  • Cal's Architecture and Engineering Academy had an outstanding performance at L.A. County Fair’s America's Kids competition. 
  • More than 300 Frontier students experienced first-hand the devastating impacts of drinking or texting behind the wheel during a Save A Life Tour presentation.
  • The La Serna High Girls Golf team won its second consecutive CIF Southern Section Southern Division Team Championship in November.
  • A day before the nation paid tribute to America’s heroes, students at Pioneer High School gathered for a special ceremony.
  • Santa Fe High School biology teacher Alejandra Gonzalez has been selected for the University of Chicago’s 2016 Outstanding Educator Award.
  • A 1926 Wurlitzer theater organ donated by the Whittier High Alumni Association about a decade ago is being installed.
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Monthly Update
October 2016 
  • Cal High student Jashandeep Anand was honored with an Award of Merit for his perseverance and achievements.
  • Frontier High hosted senior college and career workshops for all of its students, allowing to explore what opportunities are available to them post-high school.
  • A handful of Whittier Union students have been recognized as National Merit Commended Students, including three from La Serna High School.
  • Pioneer High will hold its annual Veteran's Day ceremony Nov. 10, during which students will salute staff members who have served in the armed forces.
  • Over the last three years, Santa Fe students, staff and community members have gathered monthly to create handmade fleece blankets as part of Gratitude Project.
  • Sierra Vista is ensuring students are engaged only only academically, but socially as well and has provided the school an ASB.
  • Whittier High School senior Florencia Valenzuela has won a $10,000 scholarship from the Children's Defense Fund for overcoming adversity.
  • The Career Technical Education (CTE) Department at Whittier Adult School has built relationships with local businesses to help students find jobs. 
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Monthly Update
September 2016 
  • Cal High hosted this year's District College Fair, allowing students and parents to meet with dozens of college representatives and get information about the admissions process.
  • Frontier High celebrated the recent graduation of Mary Jane Del Real, a young scholar who was a year and a half behind in credits when she enrolled in the school.
  • Several influential community leaders on Sept. 21 paid a visit to juniors in La Serna High School's newest academic support program called HAVEN.
  • English teacher Michael Moore – who has taught thousands of students over his 27-year career at Pioneer – has been named the District's Teacher of the Year.
  • Santa Fe High will hold its annual Parent Education Day on Oct. 22, allowing parents to participate in a variety of workshops to ensure their students' success. 
  • Sierra Vista offers a theater arts class that helps boost students' confidence and creativity while promoting collaboration and trust through drama exercises.
  • Whittier High will hold its homecoming game against Schurr High School on Sept. 30 at Thorstenson Stadium.
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Monthly Update
August 2016 
  • Hundreds of Whittier community members on Aug. 12 celebrated the dedication and grand opening of Sandra Sanchez Thorstenson Stadium.
  • Frontier on Aug. 30 held its first Student Awards Night of the year, celebrated more than 50 students for their accomplishments.
  • La Serna sophomore Briana Chacon, a fast-rising, 14-year-old golfer, recently competed in the 116th U.S. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship.
  • Pioneer's Associated Student Body (ASB) hosted its annual Welcome Back Assembly, themed "90s Cartoons," on Aug. 26 for 1,450 students.
  • Santa Fe hosted its annual Freshman First Day for nearly 600 freshmen, who learned about Chieftain Pride.
  • Whittier High art students and their families erupted in cheers on Aug. 5 as they unveiled murals depicting the history of the community and school.
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Monthly Update
July 2016 
  • WUHSD will unveil its new 7,000-seat football stadium at California High School on Friday, Aug. 12.
  • Frontier High students connect with Rio Hondo College by meeting with an outreach representative who provides assistance with college planning and enrollment.
  • La Serna High will offer two new STEM classes this fall thanks to the lobbying efforts of Markie Wagner, a rising senior who is on her way to launching her second app.
  • 500 local middle and high school students completed the Jaime Escalante Math Academy and celebrated with friends and family on July 14 at Pioneer High.
  • Incoming Santa Fe freshmen this summer received an introduction to the world of academic rigor and college prep with two boot camps offered by the school. 
  • Whittier High students will unveil 17 murals depicting the history of the City of Whittier and their school inside an 80-foot campus tunnel at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5.
Summer 2016 
  • Whittier Union Graduates Celebrate New Beginnings
  • District to Hold Grand Opening of 7,000-Seat Thorstenson Stadium
  • Superintendent's Message
  • District Expands College Readiness Testing Under LCAP
  • Veteran Educators to Lead Pioneer, Santa Fe and Whittier High Schools
  • Board Commends Student Advisory Council
  • Schools Honored as AVID Schoolwide Sites of Distinction
  • Retirees Celebrated for Dedicated Service
  • Meet the Class of 2016 Valedictorians, Salutatorians and Student Speakers
  • English Teacher Celebrates National Board Certification
  • Student Who Wants Girls to Code Inspires Launch of New STEM Classes
  • Sierra Vista Offers Freshmen a 'Fresh Start'
  • District Launches New Special Education Program
  • Board Honors Classified Employees for Excellence 
Monthly Update
June 2016 
  • Cal High English teacher Mark Quintero recently earned National Board Certification.
  • Frontier teacher Anthony Gonzalez, who retired in June, was chosen as the 2016 WHO Honoree for the WSEA.
  • A drawing by La Serna High School student Elise Martinez will be on display in the U.S. Capitol.
  • The Pioneer High School Football Program hosted the Sound Mind Sound Body College Coaches Football Camp.
  • Whittier Union launched the PRIDE Santa Fe program offering specialized instruction to students with emotional challenges.
  • Sierra Vista's Freshman Fresh Start program offers students an opportunity to start anew after facing challenges.
  • Whittier High School recently hosted a retreat for 90 Associated Student Body (ASB) members.
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Monthly Update
May 2016 
  • Cal High's graduation ceremony will consist of 680 Condors - and two valedictorians - receiving their diplomas and celebrating as parents and friends look on.
  • La Serna High School will graduate 680 Lancers, including three valedictorians
  • Pioneer High School will host its commencement ceremony for 315 Titans, including two valedictorians.
  • Approximately 570 Santa Fe High School Chiefs will turn their tassels and walk into the next phases of their future at their commencement ceremony.
  • Nearly 500 Cardinals will graduate from Whittier High School. This year will feature six valedictorians and one salutatorian.
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 Monthly Update
April 2016 
  • Cal High varsity softball player Sierra Rodriguez recently signed a letter of intent to play softball at Whittier College.
  • Nearly 100 La Serna High School anatomy students were certified after completing a training exercise in adult CPR.
  • Pioneer High School ASB member Allie Estrada has been selected to be a southern representative on the California Association of Student Leaders (CASL) State Board.
  • Hundreds of Santa Fe High School students showcased artistic creations during the 13th annual Art and Fashion Show. 
  • John Lasseter recently returned to his old stomping grounds to be inducted into the Whittier High School Alumni Hall of Fame.
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 Spring 2016
  • Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson to Retire After 39-Year Career at Whittier Union
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Assistant Superintendent Martin Plourde to Lead as Next Superintendent
  • Educational Researcher Explores District's Culture of Collaboration
  • District Establishes Educational Foundation to Enhance Student Programs
  • Financial Hardships No Obstacle for Santa Fe Senior Who Wins Full Scholarship
  • Whittier Union Launches Official Facebook Page
  • New District Stadium to be Named for Longtime Superintendent
  • Scholars Honored for Academic Achievements
  • California High Arts Teacher to Help Develop Statewide Education Curriculum
  • Whittier High Principal, Assistant Superintendent to Retire
  • Pioneer High Senior Receives First Naval Academy Nomination in School's History
  • Students Meet with Legislators at State Capitol
  • Pioneer, Santa Fe High School Principals Join Whittier Union Cabinet
  • Women's Conference Empowers Whittier Union Students
  • NFL Awards 5 Golden Footballs to Whittier Union Schools
Monthly Update
March 2016
  • Cal High arts teacher Julie Tonkovich is one of 10 public school teachers appointed to serve on an advisory body to the state Board of Education.
  • La Serna will hold a youth basketball academy to assist students in second through eighth grades with basketball techniques.
  • Pioneer High senior Gilbert Sandoval is among a small handful of students to receive a nomination letter from U.S. Rep. Linda Sánchez to attend the U.S. Naval Academy.
  • Santa Fe High School is one of 24 schools in California to earn the AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction award, a new honor given to a select few AVID schools.
  • After helming Whittier High School for the last eight years, Principal Lori Eshilian has announced she will retire in June.
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Monthly Update
February 2016 
  • California High School senior Sophia Aldecoa overcame low self-esteem and bullying to set high academic goals for herself and was named a Cool Kid by ABC7.
  • La Serna senior Elizabeth Israelian, who earned an Award of Merit from the Board of Trustees, attributes her success to her parents.
  • Pioneer High School families and students learned about college and career readiness as part of the Family Academy at UCLA.
  • Santa Fe High School's top student-athletes signed letters of intent to play soccer across the U.S. as part of National Signing Day.
  • Whittier High School will be the host site for the "Communication Unbound Expressions through Art" show, featuring projects from artists with developmental disabilities.
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 Monthly Update
January 2016 
  • Seven Cal High band and color guard members represented their school pride and exhibited their talents at the 2016 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade.
  • La Serna's Kallysta Lopez was recently named 2015 Whittier Daily News Girls Tennis Player of the Year after winning the Del Rio League championship.
  • The Pioneer High School Leo Club in December made 1,000 tamales that were sold to fund Christmas food baskets for 200 Whittier-area families in need.
  • Santa Fe's ASB hosted a blood drive, in which students, staff members and community members had the opportunity to help save lives.
  • Whittier High School will host an ASB Leadership Day for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders on Jan. 27.
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December 2015
  • Students in Cal High's MLB Club delivered troves of gifts to a child as part of the service group's annual Adopt-a-Family for Christmas event.
  • The La Serna Girls Golf team won its first-ever CIF Southern Section Southern Division Team Championship.
  • Pioneer's Titan Football program is among seven across the nation selected to share $100,000 in equipment grants from helmet manufacturer Riddell.
  • Santa Fe student Daisy Nahoul has been selected to be a QuestBridge Scholar to the University of Chicago. 
  • Whittier High School received $100,000 from esteemed Cardinal William C. Gordon.
Winter 2015/2016
  • Whittier High’s Academic Mentor Program Wins Golden Bell Award
  • Superintendent’s Message
  • The District Issues Final Series of Measure W Bond, Refinances Measure C
  • Whittier Union Teachers Learn New Strategies to Boost Student Success
  • Whittier High Tech Whiz Named District’s 2015-16 Teacher of the Year
  • District’s Culture of Collaboration Evident in LCAP Development
  • Sierra Vista Students, Teachers Embrace New Technology
  • Pioneer Senior’s Lifetime of Perfect Attendance Garners Academic Success
  • La Serna High School Students Take Virtual Journeys Across the Globe
  • Santa Fe Automotive Engineering Students Debut Electric Vehicle
  • Frontier, a Model Continuation School, Produces Top Students
  • Cal High Enhances College and Career Planning With Dedicated Team
  • Pioneer High Dedicates Facility for Legendary Drill Team Coach
  • Whittier High School’s Renovated 21st Century Library Honors Alumnus
  • La Serna High School Students Enhance Unity at TRUE Conference
  • District Renovation Projects Include Stadium Construction, Facility Upgrades
Monthly Update
November 2015
  • Cal High created the College and Career Zone Team to provide a streamlined process for students seeking guidance on their post-secondary options.
  • About 130 La Serna students recently participated in the school’s annual TRUE conference.
  • A lifetime of perfect attendance has catapulted Pioneer High senior Arianna Beltran to the top of her class.
  • Santa Fe senior Sarahi Garza has risen to the top of her class with the encouragement of her parents and ongoing support from her Chieftain family. 
  • Whittier High has been awarded the 2015 Golden Bell Award for its Academic Mentor Program.
 Monthly Update
October 2015
  • Construction on the new district football stadium at Cal High is moving swiftly.
  • La Serna High was one of only a handful of schools across the country chosen to participate in Google Expeditions.
  • Pioneer named its small gym after Drill Team Coach Marilynn Littlefield.
  • Santa Fe's Automotive Engineering class debuted a converted electric 1969 Volkswagen Beetle.
  • The Whittier High community celebrated the school’s renovated 21st century library.
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August 2015
  • Cal High's athletic facilities are undergoing extensive renovation as construction crews transform the 22-acre site into a 7,000-seat football complex.
  • The La Serna Girls Softball Team were recognized for clinching the CIF Southern Section Division 3 title in June.
  • Pioneer High has concluded its third Team Science Summer Camp.
  • Recent Santa Fe High School graduate Anthony Ayala was selected as one of the top three high school monologists by the Educational Theater Association.
  • WHITTIER: Whittier High Class of 2011 graduate Stephen Zavala was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals.
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 March 2015
  • UC Berkeley Chancellor Visits Cal High’s Lauded College-Readiness Program
  • Superintendent’s Message
  • Parents of 8th-Grade Students Invited to Future Frosh Night
  • Viva Technology Gathering Inspires Whittier High Students to Explore STEM Careers
  • Pioneer High Student's Flair for Acting Fuels Excellence in Speech and Debate
  • Santa Fe, Pioneer Hold Top 100 Ceremonies to Celebrate Student Achievers
  • La Serna Graduate Helps Make Radical Discovery that Could Cut Cancer Treatment Costs
  • Frontier High Graduate Perseveres, Enrolls in USC
Winter 2015
  • WUHSD Launches Well-Being Program to Support Students' Social-Emotional Needs
  • Leading Educational Researcher to Study WUHSD's Culture of Collaboration
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Whittier Union Students Continue to Achieve Academic Excellence
  • Academic Mentor Program Transforms Lives of Whittier High Students
  • La Serna Expands College and Career Center, Students Explore Options
  • Whittier Union Celebrates Holidays through Song at Choral Festival
  • Students Bond, Get to Know Board of Trustees During Social Gathering
  • Santa Fe High School Builds Student Leadership, Chieftain Pride
  • Students Salute Veterans, Fallen Alumni at Veterans Day Ceremony
  • Pioneer High's Top Two Seniors Recognized for Academic Achievements
  • Cal High Softball Player Signs Letter of Intent to Join the Siena Saints
  • Important Dates to Remember
  • WUHSD's Band Jamboree Celebrates Music and Cheer Programs
  • The Whole Child Opens Full-Time Integrated School Health Center
October 2014 
  • Whittier Union Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Horizons Program
  • Superintendent’s Message
  • Whittier Union's Academic Achievement Continues to Rise
  • California High School Welcomes Freshmen with Song and Dance
  • Whittier High School Welcomes Back Beloved Cross Country Student Mason Tellez
  • Frontier High School Teacher Denise Gimenez Honored as 2014-15 Teacher of the Year
  • Pioneer High Welcomes New Assistant Principal as 30 New Teachers Join Whittier Union
  • Santa Fe High School Students Enjoy New Classroom Building
  • WUHSD College Fair at La Serna High Attracts More than 2,000 Students
Summer 2014 
  • More than 3,000 WUHSD Students Graduate
  • Superintendent’s Message
  • Board Recognizes WUHSD Retirees
  • Associate Superintendent of Business Services Paul Muschetto Retires
  • District Administrators to Take on New Roles
  • Board Honors Classified Employees for Excellence
  • Teachers Learn New Common Core Strategies
  • Board Commends Student Advisory Committee
  • WUHSD Board of Trustees Approves LCAP and Budget
  • Summer Modernization Projects Underway
  • Students Create Outdoor Environmental Education Center
  • Superintendent Appointed to California Collaborative for Educational Excellence
June 2014 
  • WUHSD Dedicates Santa Fe High School's Football Field to Coach Jack Mahlstede
  • Superintendent’s Message
  • WUHSD Students Participate in Amy Biehl Foundation Project
  • Whittier Union High Schools’ Graduation Rates Continue to Rise
  • Whittier High Student Organizes Local Ideas Festival
  • WUHSD Board of Trustees Honors Outstanding Students
  • California High School’s Julie Tonkovich Receives CAEA Art Educator of the Year Award
  • First Phase of Pioneer Stadium Project Nears Completion
  • La Serna High Football Players Honored by National Football Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Whittier Honors WUHSD Teachers
  • WUHSD Students Receive Soroptimists Award
  • La Serna Cheer Teams Win National Finals
 March 2014
  • Whittier High School Earns Six-year WASC Accreditation
  • Superintendent’s Message
  • Team Science Summer Camp Online Registration Opens
  • Santa Fe High Serves as AVID National Demonstration School
  • Chinese Students Visit Pioneer High School
  • La Serna Girls Water Polo Team Wins CIF Division Championship
  • Cal High Students Selected for National Automotive Competition
  • Frontier High School Student Receives Board Recognition
  • La Serna High School Updates Two Classrooms
 Winter 2014
  • WUHSD Students Celebrate through Song at Choral Festival
  • Santa Fe High Achieves Golden Bell Award for On-Campus Mental Health Services
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Whittier Union to Hold LCAP Meetings
  • WUHSD Adjusts Measure W Finance Plan
  • Early College Academy Students Gain College Credit, Experience
  • The Whole Child Partners with Whittier High School to Promote On-Campus Support
  • Students Bond on ASB Night
  • Local Teachers Collaborate on New Common Core State Standards
  • Business Academy Teachers Receives Global Award
  • La Serna's Football Team Wins CIF Championship
  • 'Lost Boy of Sudan' and Author Judy Bernstein Speak to La Serna High Students
  • Students Benefiting from Modernized Science Classrooms
  • Three Students Honored by the Board of Trustees
  • California High School Opens New Parent Center
  • Whittier Adult School Student Wins State Award
  • Santa Fe High Students Donate Blankets
October 2013
  • Superintendent’s Message
  • Santa Fe High School’s Barbara Abell Chosen WUHSD Teacher of the Year
  • Students’ Test Scores Raise District API
  • More WUHSD Students Meeting Course Requirements for College Entrance
  • Tickets on Sale for ‘Isabel Allende and William Gordon in Conversation’ to Raise Funds for Whittier High School and Whittier College
  • Cal High Recognized for Outstanding Puente Program
  • Castillo Chosen La Serna’s Assistant Principal of Business and Activities
  • Whittier High School Celebrates Homecoming
  • WUHSD College Fair Attracts Close to 1,000 Students, Parents
  • Cal High Enjoying Newly Remodeled Science Classrooms
  • Santa Fe High Marching Band and Color Guard Perform

August 2013

  • Superintendent’s Message
  • Back to School Nights 2013-14
  • Whittier Union Students Improved Performance on 2013 STAR Tests
  • Class of 2013 Celebrates Commencement
  • Board Honors Two Students for Academic Achievement
  • Team Science Summer Camp Comes to Pioneer High School
  • Board Honors Classified Employees for Excellence
  • Pioneer High School Holds 23rd Escalante Summer Math Academy
  • Kooiman Appointed La Serna’s Assistant Principal of Curriculum
  • Whittier High Senior and Teacher Selected for Scholars Program
  • La Serna and Sierra Vista Earn Six-year WASC Accreditations
  • Santa Fe High School’s Boys’ Tennis Teams Wins CIF Championship
  • Cal High Latin Students Attend State Convention
  • Teachers Come Together to Advance Common Core
  • District Retirees Honored for Years of Service
  • Whittier High Graduate Earns Athletic Scholarship
  • Work Begins on Pioneer High School Stadium Project
  • Board Gives Recognition to Student Advisory Council

June 2013

  •  Superintendent’s Message
  • Pioneer High Presents 50th Titanette Revue
  • WUHSD's Graduation Rate Among Best in Los Angeles County
  • Santa Fe High Physics Classes Make Quantum Leap in Learning
  • Cal High Choir Performs in Regional Festival
  • WUHSD Early Start Date for 2013-14
  • Campus Close-Up: Whittier High School Restored, Updated
  • Santa Fe High School Gains Modernized Science Classrooms
  • Frontier Wins CCEA Award for Career-Based Senior Project Program
  • La Serna Girls Soccer Team Takes CIF-SS Division 5 Championship
  • Students Learn through Young Senators Program
  • PHS Senior Andrew Luevano wins Dell Scholarship
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March 2013

  • Superintendent’s Message
  • Parents of 8th Grade Students Invited to Future Frosh Night
  • Ann Fitzgerald Appointed Principal of La Serna High School
  • Board of Trustees Honors Four Students
  • Santa Fe High School Honors ‘Top 100’
  • Sign Up for Team Science’s K-12 Summer Camp at Pioneer High
  • Whittier High Cardinals Build Caring Community
  • Cal High Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
  • ASB Night Lights Up with Fun, Friendship
  • Students Shine at Annual Choral Festival
  • New Physical Education Classroom Building Opens at La Serna
  • Cal High Cross Country Team Reaches Nationals
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Fall 2012

  • New Science Programs for All Ages to be Launched at Pioneer High School
  • WUHSD Students' Test Scores Raise API
  • Superintendent’s Message
  • District-wide College Fair @ SFHS
  • More than 3,200 Ninth Graders Receive Warm Welcome on Freshmen First Day
  • WUHSD to Start Earlier for 2013-14 School Year
  •  Wendy Brandt Chosen WUHSD Teacher of the Year
  • La Serna High School Earns Golden Bell Award for Mentoring Programs
  • WUHSD Earns Two EPA Awards for Energy Conservation Program
  • Santa Fe High School's New Automotive Engineering Class Converting '69 VW Beetle into Electric Vehicle
  • California High School Students Have it Made in the Shade

August 2012

  • La Serna Students Contribute Data to Landmark International Scientific Initiative
  • Superintendent’s Message
  • Important Dates to Remember
  • Community Rallies to Raise Funds for Whittier High School Tubas
  • Pioneer High School’s Early College Academy Opens
  • Santa Fe High School’s Remodeled Art Facilities Frame New Creative Possibilities
  • California High School Partners with Parents of Ninth Graders

June 2012

  • Superintendent’s Message
  • WUHSD Celebrates Commencement Week
  • Graduation Rates Rises
  • New Parent/Student Portals Coming Soon
  • Whittier Union High Schools Rank as Top Schools Among Similar Schools in State
  • New Science and Math Research and Teaching Program Launched
  • Santa Fe, Pioneer and Whittier AVID Seniors Honored
  • District Retirees Recognized for Years of Service
  • Board of Trustees Honors Top Pioneer High School Students
  • All-American Condor Heading to UCLA
  • La Serna Students Conjure Up Elizabethan England During Annual Shakespeare Festival
  • Whittier High School Horseshoe Quad Now A Green Oasis
  • WASC Accreditation Granted

April 2012

  • Superintendent’s Message
  • First Day of School and 2012–13 Academic Calendar Announced
  • Whittier High School Alumni Association to Award 2012 Scholarships
  • Renovation of Pioneer and California High Schools’ Athletic Facilities Planned
  • Pioneer High School’s Dance/Drill Team Wins 10th National Championship
  • Sierra Vista and California High School Students Receive Board Recognition
  • Santa Fe High School Hosts Annual Student Art and Fashion Show
  • New Cal High Administration Building Centralizes Services
  • Antwone Fisher Speaks to La Serna Students
  • Frontier High School and Whittier Adult School Receive High Marks From WASC Committee

February 2012

  • Superintendent’s Message
  • Choral Festival Highlights Students’ Vocal Talents
  • State Senator Ron Calderon Honors Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson
  • Santa Fe High School Athletic Fields to be Dedicated to Retiring Coach Jack Mahlstede
  • Pioneer High School to Open Early College Academy
  • Whittier High Student Named National Merit Finalist
  • La Serna Students Take Read 180 ‘Odyssey’
  • California High School Students ACE their Goals
  • Santa Fe High School’s New Science Building Opens
  • Schools Select New Head Football Coaches

December 2011

  • Superintendent’s Message
  • Ken LaVigne Chosen One of State’s 2012 Teachers of the Year
  • Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson Named California’s National Superintendent of the Year
  • More Pioneer Students Meeting College Course Requirements
  • La Serna Senior Receives Board Recognition
  • California High School Teacher Virginia Glasscock Achieves National Board Certification
  • Santa Fe High School Clinical Services Program Provides Optimum Student Support
  • Whittier High School Exterior Renovations Near Completion
  • Students Leaders Bond During Annual ASB Night
  • Band Jamboree Showcases District Music and Cheer Programs

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October 2011

  • Superintendent’s Message
  • Test Scores Raise WUHSD API
  • La Serna High School to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
  • Whittier High Senior Chosen National Merit Semifinalist
  • Santa Fe High School Senior Honored
  • Frontier High School Principal Gabe Moorman Retires
  • New Pioneer High School Assistant Appointed
  • California High School Modernization Projects Underway

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August 2011

  • Superintendent’s Message
  • Important Dates to Remember
  • Student Leaders Ready for New School Year
  • More District Students Completing Courses Required for College
  • Whittier Union Administrators Take on New Roles
  • Modernization Update
  • New Rules on Student Fees to Begin This Fall

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July 2011

  • Superintendent’s Message
  • Close to 3,000 Students Graduate from Whittier Union High Schools
  • Close to 250 Seniors Qualify for New Seal of Biliteracy
  • District Retirees Recognized for Years of Service

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May 2011 

  • Superintendent’s Message
  • Whittier Union Teachers Participate in NBC Education Town Hall
  • La Serna’s Ken LaVigne Chosen 2011–12 Teacher of the Year
  • Board Honors Students for Academic Achievements
  • Sierra Vista High School’s Online Math Course Achieving Success
  • Pioneer High School Students Perform Annual Titanette Revue
  • Santa Fe High Students Experience Impact of ‘Every 15 Minutes’
  • Top Whittier High School Cardinals Honored

March 2011 

  • Superintendent’s Message
  • Future Freshmen Night
  • District Students Honored
  • Three Teachers Achieve National Board Certification
  • Students Receive National Merit Commendation

Winter 2011

  • Whittier High Wins Golden Bell Award
  • Superintendent's Message
  • WUHSD Awarded $500,000 Competitive Federal Grant
  • District Website Adds Parent Information & Portal
  • Laurie Atkinson Chosen Teacher of the Year
  • Students Achieving Higher Levels of Excellence
  • Pioneer High School Celebrates 50th Anniversary
  • Santa Fe High School Named Top AVID National Demonstration Site
  • California High School to Open Remodeled Quad
  • La Serna High School's Water Polo Team Honored

Summer 2010

  • Class of 2010 Graduates Prepared for the Future
  • Superintendent's Message
  • WUHSD in Top Third Among Similar Schools in State
  • Academic Achievement Continues to Soar
  • Whittier Union School's Make Newsweek Magazine's Top 1,600 List
  • Board of Trustees Honors Student Advisory Committee
  • Modernization Update

Winter 2010

  • Two Books Highlight WUHSD's Excellence
  • Superintendent's Message
  • CHS Wins Golden Bell Award
  • PHS Student Receives "Beat the Odds" scholarship
  • Energy Savings Continue
  • LSHS Choir performs at Carnegie Hall
  • Whitter HS/College Launch New Mentoring Program
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Modernization Update
  • PHS Choir Students Perform with Prestigious Choir
  • SFHS's Mechanical & Architectural Drafting Programs Take Off

Summer 09

  • Commencement 09
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Academic achievement rising again
  • New HS Principals
  • 3 WUHSD schools make Newsweek's top 1,500 list
  • Modernization update