Month: October 2016

Westminster High students learn from distinguished speaker series

On October 25, 49 students from the Westminster High School (WHS) MERITS (Math Educational Resources Integrated with Technology and Science) and Health Academy programs attended the third annual Medical Humanities Distinguished Lecture at University of California, Irvine’s Beckman Center for Science. The night’s keynote speaker, Dr. Theresa Brown, RN, PhD, discussed the importance of nursing in today’s medical profession. Prior to the lecture, students had the opportunity to participate in a Q & A period with Dr. Brown, where she responded to each student’s well thought-out questions about nursing and medical research. Dr. Brown is pictured here with the...

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PICTURES: Valley Vista college and career fair creates connections for students

On October 26, Valley Vista High School (VVHS) hosted their annual College and Career Fair. Students were tasked with asking questions to college and career representatives in an attempt to better understand what certain schools and job fields entail.  Those organizations in attendance included Golden West College, the United States Army, Orange Coast College, Wells Fargo, and...

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PICTURES: Coast High hosts furry friends for stress relief

On Thursday, October 27, Coast High School (CHS) hosted furry friends from the local nonprofit, Pet Partners.  Intended to relieve stress, students enjoyed interacting with the therapy dogs on campus. Founded in 1977, Pet Partners registers handlers of multiple species as volunteer teams providing Animal Assisted Interactions....

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PICTURES: ASE students write and illustrate books to teach local 2nd graders about the environment

On October 25, Academy of Sustainability at Edison (ASE) students along with their teacher, Kelly Porter, walked to John H. Eader Elementary School to teach 2nd graders about the importance of preserving the environment.   Before the trip, ASE students were tasked with creating an entertaining, engaging, and environmentally responsible booklet to share with the Huntington Beach City School District (HBCSD) students. Throughout the morning, it was easy to see each and everyone of the students, both high school and elementary, enjoying the lesson.   In their continued effort to learn, the ASE students also participated in an ecology...

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