Whittier Union High School District

  • Stanford-bound Whittier Union Senior Awarded $40,000 College Board Opportunity Scholarship

    California High School senior Bryant Mendez Melchor is one step closer to fulfilling his dream of attending an elite university after receiving a $40,000 College Board Opportunity Scholarship, awarded to just 25 students from across the country. Bryant Mendez, a high-achieving scholar with a 4.55 GPA, will attend Stanford University and major in computer science. As a first-generation American, Mendez’s determination to succeed is inspired by his family and a deep compassion for helping others.

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  • Whittier Union Reopens, Welcomes Students Back in Cohorts

    Whittier Union High School District students, carrying colorful posters with messages of encouragement, returned to campus beginning on April 6 and continuing throughout the week, marking the beginning of the District’s reopening for in-person instruction. Students, lined up six feet apart, were excitedly greeted by teachers, administrators, and staff, many of whom were meeting their students for the first time. Students underwent health screenings and temperature checks prior to entering campus.

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  • Whittier Union Announces First Phase of Measure AA Bond Facilities Upgrade Projects

    Whittier Union High School District announced the first phase of scheduled facilities upgrades and improvements from the $183 million Measure AA bond, passed by voters last November, providing structural relief and security enhancement for each of the District’s comprehensive high schools. Roughly one-third of the bonds issued – $50 million – has been earmarked for 16 projects designed to modernize schools and District structures, improve energy efficiency, and provide increased access to technology. The initial round of improvements and construction, which began in January, is slated to proceed through June 2025.

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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)