Month: November 2015

Westminster HS puts on history-rich show for OC students

The Westminster High School Vietnamese American Culture Club’s (VACC) Traditional Drummers were invited to perform “I Say Gold” at the 5th Annual Disney’s Gift of History on Nov. 19. Gift of History is an annual program that invites 10,000+ 3rd Grade students from all across Orange County to attend the World’s Largest History Lesson at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. The program teaches the unique history of Orange County and adheres to Common Core guidelines. Additionally, VACC students were charged with the task of bringing the history of Vietnamese community in Orange County come alive for the 3rd graders. CLICK...

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HBUHSD reduces community’s tax bill by millions

The Huntington Beach Union High School District is proud to announce its most recent initiative to benefit its students and community members. Under the leadership and direction of the Board of Trustees, Superintendent Dr. Greg Plutko chose to take advantage of historically low interest rates to refinance the district’s Election of 2004 Bonds without extending their life. The district was able to reduce the interest rates on the prior bonds from 5.00% to 2.95%, reducing the community’s tax bill by over $4.115 million. This bond refinancing initiative first began March 2013 with Phase One refinancing which saved the community...

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Local high schools grant wishes

On Nov. 11, the OC Register released an article highlighting the Marina High School’s Make-A-Wish Club and their recent fundraising event. Along with Los Alamitos High School’s Make-A-Wish Club, the school’s participated in the Macy’s Believe Campaign at their Nov. 6 football game. “From Nov. 6 to Dec. 24, “Believers” of all ages are encouraged to bring stamped letters to Santa to Macy’s store or send a letter to For each letter, Macy’s donates $1 to Make-A-Wish to fulfill requests.” The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. To read the full article courtesy of...

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WHS Lions participate in traditions of Día de los Muertos

On Monday, Nov. 2, Westminster High School observed Día de los Muertos for the second year in a row. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, honors the deceased with lively celebrations complete with food, drink, parties and traditional activities. To prepare for the lunchtime festivities, Westminster students, staff and administrators worked long hours in order to transform a section of the campus with altars, or ofrendas, in remembrance of the deceased. These elaborate altars included pictures of the dead along with traditional objects like pan de muerto (sweet bread), candles and the Aztec flower of the...

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