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Whittier Union High School District

  • Whittier Union Senior Recognized with Award of Merit for Courage and Academic Excellence

    In the span of two years, California High School senior Elizabeth “Lizzie” Guzman lost both of her parents as her mother succumbed to pancreatic cancer and her father was incarcerated. With help from her maternal grandparents and aunt – who became her caretakers – Guzman found the motivation to work through her grief and excel in school, becoming a star student at Cal High. Guzman has thrived academically, earning a 4.19 GPA, and challenging herself with Advanced Placement (AP) classes. To acknowledge her unwavering courage and perseverance, Guzman was honored with an Award of Merit by the Whittier Union Board of Trustees during an Oct. 12 board meeting.

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  • Whittier Union Student Athlete Receives Scholarship, Recognition from Spectrum News 1

    La Serna High School senior Annabella Rapp’s excellence in the classroom and in the pool has earned her recognition from the Spectrum News 1 Scholar Athlete Program, an honor that comes with a $1,000 scholarship and a feature story on Spectrum News. Rapp, one of Spectrum’s Student Athlete honorees for October, was featured in a segment on Oct. 12. She was chosen based on an excellent academic record – which has earned her a place among La Serna’s top 25 performing students – as well as her community involvement and contribution to La Serna’s varsity swimming and water polo teams.

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  • Whittier Union High School District Hosts Weekly Vaccination Clinics in Effort to Combat COVID-19

    As part of the District’s commitment to providing healthy and safe learning environments, Whittier Union High School District is encouraging students, teachers, staff and community members to get vaccinated against COVID-19 – an effort supported by its recently launched weekly clinics. The free weekly clinics, hosted at the District office in partnership with Paramount Family Pharmacy under the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH), were established following a successful series of vaccination clinics hosted on WUHSD campuses in late August. Since the launch of the weekly clinics in late September, more than 100 vaccines have been administered to the community.

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“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)