Author: HBUHSD

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recently acquired a very generous donation from the Chevron foundation, “Fuel Your School” to modify the school’s outdated wood shop.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, Donorschoose.org. 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 Donorschoose.org 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 Donorschoose.org 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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The Great California ShakeOut

On Oct. 15, the HBUHSD participated district-wide in the Great California ShakeOut, a worldwide earthquake drill. The Great California ShakeOut began in 2008 as an annual occurrence for people in homes, schools and organizations to to practice what to do during earthquakes, and to overall improve preparedness. Once the drill commenced at Huntington Beach High School, students were instructed to get under their desks to practice the “drop, cover and hold on” technique. Quickly following, students and staff grabbed their classroom identification posts and emergency preparedness bags to head to the school’s open field. The campus was then swept...

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OCSBA honors HBUHSD Board President, Susan Henry

Susan Henry, the HBUHSD Board of Trustees President, was honored with the Marian Bergeson Award at a ceremony held on Oct. 7 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. This award is presented once a year by the Orange County School Boards Association (OCSBA) to a deserving trustee who has provided outstanding governing board service and community service to promote and enhance public education within the county. For over 15 years, President Henry has diligently served on the HBUHSD Board of Trustees, with four of those years as president. Since 2004, she has also been a member of the Orange County...

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