Month: March 2017

Annual HBReads assembly brings renowned author to HBUHSD

On Friday, March 24, Edison High School (EHS) hosted the 10th annual Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) HBReads Assembly featuring New York Times bestselling author, Jamie Ford. HBReads, short for Huntington Beach Reads One Book, is a nonprofit organization with one mission: bring the students and families of Huntington Beach together to read one book in order to achieve 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 ties in some form of diversity.  At the start of each...

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Westminster High School claims Division 2 state championship at California Academic Decathlon

Following a long weekend of fierce competition, Westminster High School (WHS) earned first place (Division 2) at the California Academic Decathlon competition in Sacramento, CA! In addition to being crowned Division 2 state champions, the Lions received 14 individual medals including six gold, four silver, and four bronze in the categories of art, economics, essay, literature, mathematics, music, social science, and overall.  The team has also earned an overall state ranking of 14th. Since June 2016, the decathletes have been hard at work studying the subjects of history, economics, music, literature, art, trigonometry, and more all pertaining to this...

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Westminster High School receives national recognition for successful AVID strategies

Westminster High School (WHS) has been selected as a National Demonstration School by AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary options. With this new recognition, Westminster High School joins approximately 150 other AVID National Demonstration Schools and was selected through an application process, screening, and review, which included a site visit. AVID is implemented in over 5,600 schools across the nation, meaning that less than 3% of AVID schools earn the distinction of AVID National Demonstration School. Joseph Fraser, Westminster High School’s principal,...

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LINK (OC Register): Leading the way: School district offers leadership opportunities at all levels

Making its fourth appearance on the Orange County Register’s Top Workplaces list, Huntington Beach Union High School District has received praise from employees for its supportive environment, for its leadership, and perhaps most importantly, for providing an opportunity to prepare high-school students for success in...

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