The Downey Legend

Free money, anyone?

Free money, anyone?

With college rapidly approaching, seniors are scrambling to find sources of free money to pay for school expenses. Scholarships are the greatest help students can receive in lessening their college tuitions....

The path to graduation

The path to graduation

As graduation rapidly approaches, many students have been scrambling to raise their grades and be removed from the Senior Fail List. Individuals who have been placed on the list are prevented from participating...

A thank you to the staff

A thank you to the staff

Julia Ruiz, Sports Assistant May 27, 2011

The week of May 23 through May 27 consisted of vibrant balloons and witty posters throughout campus in celebration of Staff Appreciation Week. Throughout the year, teachers and staff work hard in order...

Mrs. Mierau plays her part in the English department

Mrs. Mierau plays her part in the English department

Becoming more than just an ordinary sub to her students, Mrs. Mierau filled the positions of many English teachers who were in need of a long-term substitute. She taught a total of approximately ten classes...

PTA: May 2011

PTA: May 2011

The monthly Parents and Teachers Association’s meeting was held on Monday, May 9 in the Downey High School theater. The meeting consisted of various guest speakers, such as the Downey Police Department,...

AP Testing: Stress squared

AP Testing: Stress squared

Brandon Pineda, News Editor May 11, 2011

As Advanced Placement tests are rolling in, students are frantically preparing to pass the hardest tests of the year. Advanced Placement testing takes place in the first two weeks of May. Students who...

Recommended Reading for the “books are boring” high schooler

Recommended Reading for the “books are boring” high schooler

For some teenage students, reading is looked at as a punishment more than a pleasure; getting a student to actually enjoy a book is nearly impossible. Though reading is somewhat frowned upon, there are...

Acceptance into the new World

Acceptance into the new World

Mercy Watkins, Staff Writer April 15, 2011

With the coming of Spring, the anticipated college acceptance letters for seniors that applied to college in the fall have arrived. These acceptance letters determine the future of incoming college...

PTA: April 2011

PTA: April 2011

A PTSA held meeting was conducted on Apr 11 presenting the Reflections contest winners and an update of the month’s events. PTA president, Martha Michael began with the reading of minutes. Following,...

Zumba class dances their way to fitness

Zumba class dances their way to fitness

Wendy Mora, Staff Writer April 4, 2011

Spanish teacher, Mrs. Fitzl holds Zumba Fitness in the dance room every Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 for five dollars a walk-in or twenty dollars for 5 classes, plus a free class. Zumba originated to fundraise...

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