Author: HBUHSD

Rookie of the Year

October 6, 2015 the Huntington Beach Union High School District presented Mr. Jake Lee with the Rookie of the Year Award. The Rookie of the Year Award is given to a new district teacher who shows promise, dedication and goes the extra mile for their students. Mr. Lee is a beloved science teacher for Fountain Valley High School. District Superintendent, Dr. Greg Plutko, Fountain Valley HS Principal, Dr. Morgan Smith, along with his team and other HBUHSD personnel surprised Jake with balloons and donuts for his class during first period. All students and fellow staff members had nothing but...

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HBUHSD school bus safety

The Huntington Beach Union High School District prides itself on continuously making decisions with student safety as the highest priority.  That’s why, around a year ago, the district purchased the Zonar System to implement and install on all HBUHSD school buses.Zonar provides GPS fleet tracking, Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) scanning and management solutions for large operations, such as a school district with many buses. With this system, designated district employees have access to see a live GPS feed. The feed displays bus locations, safety details, and other pertinent information in real-time. This cutting edge system is of great...

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Brian F. Garland Library Dedication at Edison High School

Monday, September 21st, Edison High School held the Brian F. Garland Library Dedication and Reception on campus. Brian Garland began his career with Edison High School in 1969, the same year the school opened for the community of Huntington Beach. For 30 years, Garland worked as a teacher, counselor and administrator at Edison High School and was described to truly love his job and doing anything he could to help kids. He also served on the HBUHSD Board of Trustees. Garland unfortunately passed away in March 2013.At the dedication ceremony, EHS Principal, D’liese Melendrez began with introductions of the...

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Graduation in Fall? Only at the HBUHSD!

Tuesday September 15th, the Huntington Beach Union High School District presented its 2015 Fall Graduation Ceremony at the Ocean View High School theater.  This year’s ceremony included 19 accomplished students, all who beamed with excitement as they walked out to the customary “Pomp and Circumstance” song. Several HBUHSD personnel attended the commencement including Superintendent Greg Plutko, the entire Board of Trustees, principals, and the Superintendent’s cabinet members. Before the ceremony, Dr. Dan Bryan, Director of Student Services and his team were scrambling to setup additional chairs for the huge audience of supporters that arrived at the ceremony. After the...

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Boeing Company Books + Backpacks drive

The Boeing Company branch in Huntington Beach recently held their annual Books + Backpacks Drive where employees donated their time and money to back-to-school shop for local students. Advanced Space Exploration Systems Engineer, Ashley Williams and her team at Boeing (pictured) stuffed a HBUHSD truck with thoughtfully selected backpacks full of school supplies and books.  Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems.These backpacks were then donated to the El Viento Foundation for distribution throughout the district. Formed in 1997,El Viento began when a group of Orange County...

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