Month: March 2016

Westminster decathletes earn top spot and improved state ranking

Congratulations to Westminster High School (WHS) for placing FIRST (Division 3) at the California Academic Decathlon State Championship this past weekend!  Lead by coaches Eric Brothwell and Elaine Lanz, the decathletes traveled to Sacramento, CA to compete against other teams in the subjects of Art, Economics, Music, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Science and Social Science. All competitions were pertaining to the 2016 theme of India. In addition to the first place title, the team of eight was able to accumulate 11 individual medals — five gold, three silver, and three bronze. Team member, Javier Cruz, 11, was also honored...

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Dangers of under the influence and distracted driving displayed at Edison

***THIS IS A RE-ENACTMENT. On Mar. 23 and 24, Edison High School (EHS) held their Every Fifteen Minutes Program. This program exists throughout the nation in an effort to severely instill teenagers with the potential devastating dangers of drinking under the influence and/or driving distracted (texting). In conjunction with Huntington Beach Police Department, Huntington Beach Fire Department, California Highway Patrol, Knott’s Berry Farm, the California Office of Traffic Safety, and many more, a DUI/distracted driving car crash re-enactment was displayed on the streets of Hamilton Avenue and Polynesian Lane on the south side of campus.Students from different groups on...

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Teacher of the Year awards announced!

On Tuesday, Mar. 22, the district announced the HBUHSD Teacher of the Year (TOTY) awards for the 2016-2017 school year!  Each year, the district honors two outstanding teachers who exemplify dedication, practice effective instruction methods, and have an overall passion for the art of educating students. This year’s recipients are: Rosie Geck – Spanish Teacher Marina High School (MHS) Hannah Geddy – English Teacher Edison High School (EHS) On any given day, both Rosie and Hannah can be seen embodying the district’s mission to, “educate, prepare, and inspire students to change the world.” “Rosie is a passionate teacher who has dedicated...

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Local non-profit provides HBUHSD with an eye-opening lesson in diversity

On Friday, Mar. 18, Edison High School (EHS) hosted the 9th annual district-wide “Huntington Beach (HB) Reads One Book” assembly featuring guest speaker, humanitarian, and author, Conor Grennan. HBReads is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with a mission to bring the adults, students, and families of Huntington Beach together to read one book for a community wide experience.  Each year, HBReads assembles a selection committee to choose a book that meets the criteria of 300 pages or less, appropriate for ages 15+, and ideally ties in some form of diversity.  At the start of the new year, the nonprofit graciously distributes...

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HBUHSD to launch innovative diploma program in fall 2016

The Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) is proud to announce the addition of the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone diploma program for the 2016-2017 school year at two sites — Marina High School (MHS) and Westminster High School (WHS).  The College Board explains AP Capstone as “an innovative diploma program that provides students with an opportunity to engage in rigorous scholarly practice of the core academic skills necessary for successful college completion.” “We are very excited to be adding the AP Capstone to our course offerings for students,” Owen Crosby, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services said....

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