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Whittier Union High School District

  • LA Philharmonic Performs Free Concert at Historic Whittier High School Auditorium

    Whittier High School’s historic Vic Lopez Auditorium transformed into a dazzling Hollywood-inspired concert hall when the Los Angeles Philharmonic staged a one night-only, showstopping performance for over 2,000 students and members of the community on Sept. 27.

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  • Whittier Union Recognized for Beating the Odds in Stanford Study

    Whittier Union has been identified as one of 167 California school districts to excel at supporting the learning of all students, particularly Hispanics, at higher-than-expected levels on the state’s new, more rigorous math and reading assessments in a “Positive Outliers: Districts Beating the Odds” study. Whittier Union ranked at 65 in the study, which was released earlier this year by the Learning Policy Institute out of Stanford University. The Institute is headed by Linda Darling-Hammond, president of the California Board of Education. Whittier Union’s earned reputation for attaining and sustaining substantial academic progress has been over two decades the making.

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  • Whittier Union Students Explore College Options at Annual Fair

    In preparation for college application season, Whittier Union seniors and their peers busily explored their post-secondary options, asked questions of dozens of college experts and found resources to ensure a smooth transition to college during the District’s annual College Fair on Sept. 18. Held at La Serna High School, the fair provided students and parents a one-stop shop for meeting with more than 70 representatives from community colleges, Cal States, UCs, private/independent colleges and out-of-state universities, including UC Berkeley, Cal State Los Angeles, Rio Hondo College, Southern California Institute of Architecture and Willamette University.

       

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8 Whittier Union Musicians to Perform in Tournament of Roses Parade

Eight Whittier Union students have been selected to perform in the 2020 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade Honor Band on New Year’s Day. The students won coveted spots in the nearly 250-member Honor Band after a rigorous audition process that included hundreds of high school musicians from throughout Southern California. From California High School, they are Kaelee Chavez (clarinet), Seth Diaz (tenor sax), Mark Gonzalez (trombone), Roberto Haro (trumpet), Myriam Hernandez (color guard/tall flag), Erica Leal (color guard/banner) and Chloe Martin (color guard/banner). Trumpet player Hector Torres will represent Santa Fe High School.

Whittier Union Recognized for Beating the Odds in Stanford Study

Whittier Union has been identified as one of 167 California school districts to excel at supporting the learning of all students, particularly Hispanics, at higher-than-expected levels on the state’s new, more rigorous math and reading assessments in a “Positive Outliers: Districts Beating the Odds” study. Whittier Union ranked at 65 in the study, which was released earlier this year by the Learning Policy Institute out of Stanford University. The Institute is headed by Linda Darling-Hammond, president of the California Board of Education. Whittier Union’s earned reputation for attaining and sustaining substantial academic progress has been over two decades the making.

Whittier Union Students Explore College Options at Annual Fair

In preparation for college application season, Whittier Union seniors and their peers busily explored their post-secondary options, asked questions of dozens of college experts and found resources to ensure a smooth transition to college during the District’s annual College Fair on Sept. 18. Held at La Serna High School, the fair provided students and parents a one-stop shop for meeting with more than 70 representatives from community colleges, Cal States, UCs, private/independent colleges and out-of-state universities, including UC Berkeley, Cal State Los Angeles, Rio Hondo College, Southern California Institute of Architecture and Willamette University.    

Hundreds Attend Whittier Union’s Annual College Fair

Whittier Union High School District hosted its annual District College Fair at La Serna High School on Sept. 18, allowing students and parents to meet with dozens of college representatives and get first-hand information about the college systems and financial aid.

Whittier Union to Host Annual District College Fair on Sept. 18

Whittier Union High School District will host its annual District College Fair at La Serna High School from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, allowing students and parents to meet with dozens of college representatives and get first-hand information about the college systems and financial aid. Students from all of the District’s high schools are invited to participate in the event, taking place at 15301 Youngwood Drive, Whittier.

LA Philharmonic to Perform Free Concert at Whittier High School

Whittier Union High School District is partnering with County Supervisor Janice Hahn and the Whittier Chamber of Commerce to bring the Los Angeles Philharmonic to Whittier High School for a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. The LA Phil will be led by Associate Conductor Paolo Bortolameolli and perform works by Beethoven, Duke Ellington, Aldemaro Romero and Leonard Bernstein, plus LA Phil-commissioned work by Paul Desenne. The concert will also feature a demonstration of the newly restored 1926 Wurlitzer theater organ in the Vic Lopez Auditorium.

Whittier Union Schools to Hold Back to School Nights

Whittier Union High School District’s five comprehensive high schools are inviting parents and students to their Back to School Night events, taking place as follows: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Whittier High School, 12417 E. Philadelphia St.; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Pioneer High School, 10800 E. Benavon St.; 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at Santa Fe High School, 10400 S. Orr & Day Road; and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at California High School, 9800 S. Mills Ave. La Serna High School has held its event.