Whittier Union High School District

  • Whittier Union English Learner Overcomes Adversity to Become Straight-A Student

    California High School senior Avigahy Garcia’s childhood included moving from California to Mexico and back, challenging her to learn and re-learn the different languages and cultures. Garcia returned to California in her sophomore year and enrolled at Cal High, leaving her parents behind in Mexico, but working arduously to excel in her studies with the help of the school’s support program, Expanded Horizons. She was honored with an Award of Merit by the Whittier Union High School District Board of Trustees on Sept. 11.

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  • Whittier Union Students Learn about Higher Education Opportunities during Annual College Fair

    Whittier Union High School District hosted its annual District College Fair on Sept. 20. Sessions offered students and parents firsthand information about the application process and financial aid. The fair featured more than 50 college representatives from UC and Cal State campuses, private schools and community colleges.

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  • Whittier Union Kicks Off 2018-19 with Freshman First Day, Welcomes Thousands to Campuses

    Whittier Union schools welcomed approximately 2,778 freshmen on Aug. 14 for its Freshman First Day orientation program, which allows students to meet new classmates and take part in fun team-building activities. Students previewed classes and met teachers and administrators, as well as Link Crew members, who will serve as mentors during their first year of high school. The program takes place annually at each Whittier Union High School District campus to help smooth students' transition to high school.

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Santa Fe High Wins Golden Bell Award

Santa Fe High will receive a Golden Bell Award this weekend for its cutting-edge mental health services to students. Photos of the ceremony will be available. Contact: Laura Flores (562) 668-7833 (office)

Whittier Union High Students to Shine at Annual Holiday Choral Festival

The Whittier Union High School District will hold its annual Holiday Choral Concert at Whittier College on Nov. 21. Students from California, La Serna, Pioneer, Santa Fe and Whittier high schools will perform classical works to popular Christmas favorites during the district’s holiday festival. Contact: Laura Flores, 562-668-7833 (office)

Whittier Union to hold Annual Band Jamboree at Cal High

Whittier Union High School District’s five comprehensive high schools come together for the district’s spectacular annual marching band and cheer exhibition from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 at California High School. The cheer exhibition will take place in the gym at 6:30 p.m. The band exhibition will start at 7:15 p.m. in the football field.  Contact: Laura Flores, 562-668-7833 (office)

“Lost Boy of Sudan” to Visit La Serna High AP Class

"Lost Boy of the Sudan" Alephonsion Deng and author and refugee activist Judy Bernstein will speak to La Serna High School's AP Human Geography class about the book they have read based on Deng's experiences as a refugee. Teacher Lisa McCollum and parents raised donations for the visit, taking place Tuesday, Oct. 15. The media is invited to attend the book signing at noon. Contact Laura Flores, 562-668-7833 (office)

NFL Veteran Julian Jenkins to Talk College with Whittier Students

Stanford graduate and NFL veteran Julian Jenkins will speak to students and parents on "College Recruiting Simplified" at the Whittier Union High School District College Fair hosted by Pioneer High School at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3. The event will also feature workshops and the chance to talk to representatives from 65 national colleges and universities. Contact Laura Flores, 562-668-7833 (office)

California High School to Open New Parent Center

Designed to help parents become more involved in their children’s education and the school community, Cal High is opening a new Parent Center with a grand opening celebration from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Contact Laura Flores, 562-668-7833 (office)

Whittier High School to Hold Homecoming Game and Parade

Whittier High School will hold its 2013 Homecoming football game, which will include a pre-game street parade and performance. The game starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Whittier College stadium, 13847 Earlham Drive. Photo opportunity of parade, pre-game show and game. Contact: Laura Flores, (562) 668-7833 (office)

Freshman First Day Takes Place at Pioneer High School on Aug. 13

Pioneer High School (Whittier) will welcome its incoming ninth graders with fun activities, bonding games, food, a preview tour of their classes and a chance to meet their new teachers and administrators from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. Upperclassmen Link Crew members will be at each campus to help smooth ninth graders’ transition into high school. (Photo opportunity available)  Contact: Laura Flores, (562) 668-7833 (cell)