Month: October 2016

District will promote kindness inspired by OCDE

In May 2016, the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) launched the One Billion Acts of Kindness initiative aimed at promoting civility, character, and positive school climates. This campaign encourages students, educators, and community members to help in reaching their goal of registering one billion acts of kindness. Since its formal launch, OCDE has recorded over 440,500 acts of kindness. VIDEO: One Billion Acts of Kindness – Created by the Orange County Department of Education To support the OCDE’s initiative as a district, there is now a One Billion Acts of Kindness button located on the homepage of the...

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All HBUHSD sites participate in Great California ShakeOut

On Thursday, October 20, all Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) sites participated in the Great California ShakeOut.  This annual precautionary measure allows millions of individuals to practice home and organizational safety in preparation for a large earthquake and other disasters.  Also during the ShakeOut, the district allocated time to update disaster preparedness plans and supplies, test emergency communication systems, and practice fire evacuation protocol. Seen below, Westminster High School Principal Joe Fraser prepares for the Great California ShakeOut and his students ducking, covering, evacuating, and practicing the school’s overall emergency...

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Board of Trustees honors student for his selfless swimming for school supplies

On October 18, the Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) Board of Trustees honored Edison High School (EHS) student, Finn Ryder, for his community service efforts over the summer. Through his program, Swimming for School Supplies, Finn taught young children how to swim in his family’s pool in order to raise $4,500 to purchase school supplies with for needy students. Finn can be seen here with Board President, Dr. Duane Dishno. To read more about Finn’s community service efforts, click here or follow this link courtesy of the Los Angeles Times — http://www.latimes.com/socal/hb-independent/news/tn-hbi-me-finn-ryder-20160817-story.html. Edison High School Principal, Jennifer Graves, and...

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