Month: December 2015

Longtime Fountain Valley High School teacher presents at CUE Conference

On October 24, 2015, David Theriault, longtime English Literature teacher at Fountain Valley High School, presented at the CUE (Computer Using Educators) 2015 Fall Conference as the closing keynote speaker. His session titled, “The Life Aquatic: This is Adventure,” references the movie, “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” and brings its listeners into the submarine of Theriault’s classroom and, using stories from his life and the lives of his students, challenges listeners to seek adventure and embrace not knowing. CUE is a nonprofit educational corporation founded in 1978 whose goal is to inspire innovative learners in all disciplines from...

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C.A.R.E. Month at Edison High School

All throughout November, Edison High School (EHS) chose to dedicate the entire month to emphasize the importance of caring. Students, parents and staff members were encouraged to participate in C.A.R.E. Month, or the Campaign for Acceptance, Respect and Empathy. The Chargers designated a special theme to each week including Social Media Awareness, Special Abilities Awareness, and Acceptance. On Nov. 5, the school held a powerful assembly for all students – #Icanhelp. Kim Karr, the keynote speaker and co-founder of the organization, explained to EHS students the importance of knowing how to use social media in a positive and safe...

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Valley Vista HS students “Doodle 4 Google”

Under the direction of art teacher, Ms. Michelle Delanty, students at Valley Vista High School have had the opportunity to create their very own “Google Doodles.” Google Inc., a multinational technology company specializing in Internet related services and products, is in the midst of holding its, “Doodle 4 Google” contest with the theme, “What Makes Me…Me.” Each year, kindergarten through 12th grade students are given the opportunity to create a “Google Doodle” for the contest using any materials and the letters, G-O-O-G-L-E. The contest started accepting entries mid-October and will continue to accept them until Monday, December 7. Along...

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HBUHSD named to College Board’s 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll

The Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) has been named to the 2015 College Board’s 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll for the second time in the last three years – previously in 2013. In doing so, this makes the District one of only two school districts in Orange County and one of only 29 school districts in the state of California to receive this matching distinction. According to the College Board, just 425 school districts in the United States and Canada were named to this same honor roll for the 2015 year with less than seven percent...

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OCADA honors HBUHSD “Coaches with Character”

The Orange County Athletic Directors Association (OCADA) recently honored “Coaches with Character” from OC high schools on Monday, Nov. 16 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) was well represented with an honoree from each of our six comprehensive high schools recognized. The “Coaches with Character” award celebrates appointed coaches whose leadership embodies honor, integrity and commitment to sportsmanship. List of HBUHSD honorees: Edison High School (pictured above) Kerry Crooks – Girl’s Soccer Athletic Director – Rich Boyce Fountain Valley High School Rick Aldrich – Softball (middle right) Athletic Director – Steve Eggert...

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