Whittier Union High School District

  • Whittier Union Intervention Specialist Honored with Extra Yard for Teachers Award

    La Serna High School intervention specialist Lisa Barnes is known by her peers as someone who continually goes above and beyond, whether it’s conducting her Homework Club, providing mentoring opportunities for students and local community partners, or working with the Wellness Team to monitor the health and wellness of La Serna students and staff, all while maintaining the school’s successful Guided Studies, OASIS and Haven programs. Barnes received the surprise of a lifetime on Sept. 19, when a routine meeting with La Serna principal Griselda Castro turned into a celebration for the popular instructor, who was named a 2023 Extra Yard for Teachers recipient by the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation and the Pac-12 football conference. UCLA assistant director of marketing, Bri Hutchings, virtually presented Barnes with a $1,000 donors gift card.

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  • Whittier Union High School Students Participate in National Voter Registration Day Event

    Santa Fe High School students received an opportunity to join the democratic process during a National Voter Registration Day rally on Sept. 19, hosted in partnership with Assemblywoman Blanca Pacheco. During the event, nearly three dozen Santa Fe students registered to vote or filled out paperwork to ensure they are “Vote Ready” when they turn 18 years old.

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  • Whittier Union Senior Honored with Award of Merit for Outstanding Leadership, Perseverance

    Pioneer High School senior Christian Figueroa has always valued the importance of in-person connections, which motivated him to become a highly involved student and participate in multiple extracurricular activities and sports – all while maintaining a 4.41 GPA. During his time at Pioneer High, Figueroa has excelled academically, taking seven honors courses, 10 Advanced Placement classes and a dual-enrollment course at Río Hondo College. For his academic accomplishments and his commitment to learning, Figueroa was honored with an Award of Merit by the Whittier Union Board of Trustees during a meeting on Sept. 12.

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