Month: October 2015

Marina High School student leaders recognized

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, students at Marina High School were recognized by the school for their outstanding leadership talents. The students in the large group were all nominated by their teachers to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar. This seminar is designed to help high school sophomores recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.   Out of the group, three sophomores were selected to attend the three-day HOBY Leadership Seminar at Chapman University in Orange, CA, next June. The three students selected were, (seen below,...

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“I’ve Got Your Back” at Fountain Valley High School

On Oct. 26, Fountain Valley High School hosted the “I’ve Got Your Back” assembly, an anti-bullying program for the school’s freshman class.  Prior to this gathering, a diverse group of 25 students were selected from differing campus social groups to be “Ambassadors of Change” for the program. Additionally, a small number of staff members were included to advise these students throughout this educational journey. Last Friday, Oct. 23, these ambassadors and advisors met with “I’ve Got Your Back” team members to discuss the program, participate in team building activities and express the bully-free movement they will strive to create...

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21st Century learners stuck in a 1960’s wood shop

Valley Vista High School recently acquired a very generous donation from the Chevron foundation, “Fuel Your School” to modify the school’s outdated wood shop.  Gabriel Roberts, the school’s Science Department Coordinator and wood shop teacher, made this donation possible by posting a “project” in need of funding on the public school donation website, The post was titled, “21st Century Learners Stuck in a 1960’s Wood Shop.” On the page, Mr. Roberts listed all of the materials necessary to create a new router station for the shop, which totaled up to be just over $1,000 worth of goods. The Chevron Fuel Your School foundation kindly decided to fund the project in its entirety, making for some very excited Valley Vista Eagles. Chevron is working with to help K-12 teachers in public schools get the supplies they need for eligible classroom projects. “Not only will students now have an opportunity that they might not have otherwise had, but they will also be using state-of-the-art equipment. Your donation has provided, for our classroom, the use of current woodworking technology,” stated Mr. Roberts. The Huntington Beach Union High School District and the Valley Vista High School Eagles are sincerely grateful to the Chevron Fuel Your School organization and for supplying the funds and the platform for a modernized and educational wood shop...

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Exciting recognitions at October Board of Trustees meeting

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Huntington Beach Union High School District Board of Trustees recognized the 2015 “Rookie of the Year,” Mr. Jake Lee of Fountain Valley High School. Jake currently teaches chemistry for the FVHS Barons. Principal of Fountain Valley High School, Dr. Morgan Smith, also attended the meeting in Jake’s honor. Dr. Smith addressed the room in order to praise Jake’s love for education and relentless dedication to supporting his students. Each year, this distinguished award is presented to a new district teacher who shows passion for being an educator and continuously goes the extra mile for...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the HBUHSD

The month of October is recognized worldwide as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This annual international health campaign is organized by major breast cancer charities and establishments to increase awareness of the disease and help fund research. In the Huntington Beach Union High School District’s own effort to help raise awareness and show support, staff members at the district office wore pink on Oct. 16. In addition, a potluck luncheon was held with special pink desserts. Throughout the rest of the HBUHSD, school sites have also showed their support by raising awareness and funds for the cause through athletic events....

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