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Last PTA meeting of the year

Last PTA meeting of the year

Alejandra Paredes, Student Life Editor

June 14, 2011

This month's PTA members gathered for their last meeting of the year at the theater on June 13. The association had various speakers that informed affiliates on the month's events, business, and upcoming affairs to deal with. The hot topics for the nights included graduation, budget expenditures, and...

Boys v. Girls rally

Boys v. Girls rally

Alejandra Paredes, Student Life Editor

April 24, 2011

Students gathered in the gym on April 11 for the Girls vs. Boys Spring sports rally. The assembly featured the season's featured sports and held fun filled competitions that would exemplify the winning gender. ASB came up with the theme and decorations, which covered the walls of the stadium. Because...

Toms’ No Shoes for One Day

Toms’ No Shoes for One Day

Alejandra Paredes, Student Life Editor

April 14, 2011

Supporting Toms’ No Shoes for One-Day event, students participated in the cause with much endeavor on April 5. For the third year in a row, Toms has been organizing this event with much success. Toms has attracted followers from all over the world and reached many blog spots and virtual media. Downey...

PTA: April 2011

PTA: April 2011

Alejandra Paredes, Student Life Editor

April 13, 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, Tom Houts conducted the principal’s report. Houts announced that no furlough days would be scheduled...

Cranes for a cause

Cranes for a cause

Alejandra Paredes

April 4, 2011

After the tragic earthquake in Japan on March 11, clubs and organizations at Downey decided to take action and help the victims in need.  Friday’s magnitude 8.9 earthquake triggered a tumultuous tsunami that left towns and villages in Japan devastated. The earthquake encouraged Sandra Lee, ASB members,...

Administration greets Mr. Nevarez as new Vice Principal

Administration greets Mr. Nevarez as new Vice Principal

Alejandra Paredes, Student Life Editor

March 21, 2011

Early this month, an era came to an end as Mr. Nevarez left his post as a Government teacher and took on the greater task of being Vice-Principal. Mr. Nevarez taught U.S. History, Government, and AP Government for fifteen years; he started at Downey five years ago. Once the position became available,...

Cupcake entrepreneur

Alejandra Paredes

March 7, 2011

After watching the Food Network channel during the summer of 2010, Beatrice Gaytan uncovered one of her sweet skills: baking. From then on, she learned more about baking and experimented with different kinds of recipes. As a result, Gaytan detected her natural talent – making cupcakes. Thereafter,...

February PTA meeting focuses on gang prevention

Alejandra Paredes, Student Life Editor

February 16, 2011

Parents and staff came together for the February PTA meeting on Feb 7 in the theater to discuss the school's agenda for this month’s events. PTA president Martha Michael began the meeting with a list of topics that would be touched. First on the agenda was the opening of a board position: treasury....

Future Teachers of America

Future Teachers of America

Alejandra Paredes, Student Life Editor

January 26, 2011

Those seeking a career in education are a part of the ambitious Future Teachers of America club, which empowers fortunate students the skills to become great influences. Future Teachers of America correlates with ROP Careers in Education, giving students an upper hand in their pursuit. The club...

Spirit week

Spirit week

Alejandra Paredes

December 15, 2010

Marking the beginning of the winter sports season, students participated in the spirit week festivities from Dec. 6-10. From ugly sweater day to the famous Harry Potter house day, themes showcased Viking spirit. “It’s always nice to see everyone participate for a common cause,” senior Adam Esparza...

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