Author: HBUHSD

Determined students receive diplomas at fall graduation

Twenty-three students from the Huntington Beach Union School District (HBUHSD) crossed the stage on October 3 at its fall graduation ceremony held at Ocean View High School (OVHS). The students, who could not graduate with their fellow classmates in June for various reasons, were given the chance to wear their caps and gowns, receive their diplomas and turn their tassels from right to the left. This is the third year the fall graduation ceremony has been held by the district. Class members, families and friends were welcomed by Steve Curiel, principal of Huntington Beach Adult School, and Superintendent Dr....

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Edison High students recreate Ellis Island experience

Since the year 2000, over 500 juniors at Edison High School (EHS) have participated in the Ellis Island Experience, a two-day activity held by the school’s Social Science department. This year, the event began on September 29. Led by History teacher, Brian Boone, students played the role of immigrants entering the United States through Ellis Island in 1908. Students were given the actual names of immigrants but were tasked with creating their own biography. “Getting students actively involved by linking themselves to the topic of immigration has helped students start to appreciate where their ancestors have come from,” said...

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