Month: December 2016

Team building brings more than just professional development at Coast High

Coast High School (CHS) recently called upon the “elves.”  Following a holiday staff luncheon, teachers and staff members were provided with elf hats and invited to “Santa’s Workshop” (a classroom).  Staff members were then divided into two teams — team “Hot Cocoa” vs. team “Peppermint” — handed tools and instructions, and told they were going to build a bicycle. Teams worked closely together as they participated in the project-based professional development activity designed to invoke collaboration and camaraderie.  The activity was initially modeled at a school district in-service.  At the conclusion of the exercise, team “Hot Cocoa” emerged victorious after a...

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Two Board members take a familiar oath

On December 13, Mrs. Susan Henry (top left) and Dr. Michael Simons (bottom right) both took an oath of office following their reelection to the Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) Board of Trustees. Dr. Alan Rasmussen, Interim Superintendent, administered the oath before recessing to a small reception held in the Trustees’ honor. Congratulations to...

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PICTURES: Westminster High hosts first Special Olympics inspired district-wide sports tournament

On December 13, Westminster High School (WHS) hosted the inaugural Holiday Hoops Unified Sports Basketball Tournament. This inclusive, district-wide competition brought together adapted/modified physical education athletes and general education athletes or “partners,” to train and compete together on the same teams. Three HBUHSD schools participated — Edison High School (EHS), FVHS – Fountain Valley High School, and Westminster High School (WHS). These three schools made up eight different teams split up in two different divisions — Pro and Collegiate. The team names were Ross’ Rebels (EHS), Lion Mambo (WHS), SAC Town (EHS), Baron Ballers (FVHS), Pouncing Pride (WHS), Den...

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