Month: May 2016

Fourteen HBUHSD students recognized in Cappies nominations

Each year, high school students from around the United States and Canada participate in a program called the Cappies, “Critics and Awards Program.”  Through this program, high school theater and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at nearby schools, and write reviews to be published in local newspapers.  After a long year of work, student critics vote for awards in 35 categories, along with four “Commendees” per participating school.  Once the votes are calculated, awards are presented at a formal Cappies Gala.  For the 2015-2016 school year, the Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) had a...

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LINK: Edison High students release school-raised trout into the wild

On May 13, Edison High School (EHS) science teacher Greg Gardiner, along with seven Special Abilities Cluster (SAC) students released 100+ finger-sized rainbow trout into Lake Huntington at Central Park. Up until this point, the trout were raised in the EHS Innovation Lab — an unique space for hands-on instruction through project-based learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics...

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Lions that farm? Only at Westminster High School

Did you know Westminster High School (WHS) is the proud home to an 8-acre farm, a vast agriculture science program, and an award-winning chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA)?  Complete with an array of animals, fully-functional aquaponics system, greenhouse, and much more, WHS students of all ages benefit from hands-on education in agriculture – one of California’s leading industries. Since it’s original chapter in 1973, the Future Farmers of America organization on campus has proved to be a staple in the WHS culture. FFA is an inter-curricular opportunity for students interested in agriculture and leadership. With chapters in...

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Familiar face to take the reins of the Edison Chargers

After announcing her retirement as Principal of Edison High School (EHS) in January 2016, Dr. D’liese Melendrez, along with a team of district administrators, set out to find a comparable replacement for the position. After an extensive interview process, the Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) is pleased to announce that successor as current Edison High School Assistant Principal, Jennifer Graves. “I’ve worked with Mrs. Graves for three years and have complete confidence that she is the perfect match for Edison High School,” Dr. Melendrez stated. “She brings a lot of experience to the position as well as...

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