The Downey Legend

Dr Garcia Responds To Covid-19

Andre Lucas, Writer

May 19, 2020

Since March 16, all schools throughout Downey Unified have remained closed as recommended by the State of California due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Though many students, teachers, and families throughout the Downey Unified School District have been malevolently affected by the virus, the dist...

With School Closed, These Staff Members Are Still Working

Andre Lucas, Writer

April 24, 2020

Since the Downey Unified School District has ordered all schools to close as of March 16 due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, teachers and students have been forced to work from home for the remainder of the 2020-2019 school year. However, other employees throughout Downey High School such as office staf...

Teachers Take on Covid-19

Managing the current chain of events with school dismissal, Mr. Navarro, Integrated Math and AP Calculus teacher, is taking it one day at a time. “The first week was difficult reaching my students because of technical issues with Khan Academy, where I assign work to my students. I would try to reach my students that I could not see that they completed the assignment and they would not reach back.” Mr. Narravo stated. “I am feeling better now, I am finding more time to be available to my children. I am spending more time playing with them and chasing them around because they lost all their playtime with their friends from school.”

Jaylene Cardona, Business Manager

March 28, 2020

Photos courtesy of interviewees.

How Mental Health Affects your Physical Health

Katherine Portillo, Writer

March 11, 2020

Many people are afraid to speak on the topic of mental health because society tells us it is not important, or at least, not as important as your physical well being. How can this be true with problems like eating disorders, self-harm, suicide, and panic disorders? Mental health is as important as your ...

Teacher Highlights: Ms Katsufrakis

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

February 20, 2020

While Downey High’s Ms Katsufrakis has enjoyed a lengthy stint as a math teacher, she spent many years as engineer before her current job. With her past knowledge, she hopes to give advice to students considering a career in the field.     Q1: When and where did you work as an enginee...

New Staff at Downey

New Staff at Downey

Andre Lucas, Writer

October 16, 2019

This year, the Downey High School staff welcomes its newest members to the Viking family. A few of the new employees come from diverse backgrounds, such as previously working in law enforcement, at other school districts in Southern California, or in personal training.    Campus secur...

The 55th Carnival of Champions

Coordinating the Carnival of Champions on Mar. 30 in the Justice stadium, Director of Education Jennifer Robbins advocates that going to this event is worth the time. “In my own opinion, it really is a great time for the community to come together and enjoy the day,” Robbins said. “The kids can expand their levels of camaraderie and their connections with other students.”

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

April 15, 2019

On March 29, the Downey Unified School District held the 55th annual Carnival of Champions at Warren High School. The event is an athletic competition held between all of the district’s elementary schools.   With its focus on the elementary schools of the district, the carnival helps ...

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