The Downey Legend

PTA: Feb. 2013

On February 11, in the Downey High School theater, English teacher, Mark Child  explains the APEX program to the PTSA members for teens to recover their credits. “The capacity of students that are able to enroll in the program is 90, there is a total of 87 students,” Child said.

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2013

As second semester begins, parents come to the monthly PTA meeting on Monday, Feb. 11 at 6:00 p.m. to listen to Downey High officials present information on the remainder of the school year. PTA President Patty Northcott opened the meeting with the city’s new alert system and the progress of volunteers...

PTA: June 2012

PTA: June 2012

Zaira Zamora, Writer

June 21, 2012

In order to discuss the end of the 2011-2012 school year, PTA held its final meeting on Monday, June 11, at 6 p.m., in the B-building theatre. The meeting reviewed the past events, plans for graduation, and next year's renovations.   The meeting was called to order at 6:03 p.m. and began with...

Changing up the schedule

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2012

The sophomore students at Downey High School were given a new testing schedule to follow for California High School Exit Exam week of March 12-15. The new itinerary not only switched Thursday’s block day to Tuesday but gave the freshmen, juniors, and seniors a late start for Tuesday and Wednesday morning....

A step towards graduation

While in room B-106, sophomore Sam Toscano asks for assistance from Ms. Orca about the CAHSEE, which will be held March 8 and 9. Sophomores tried their best so they would be prepared for the actual exam.

Wendy Mora, Staff Writer

March 7, 2011

All 10th grade students will be required to take the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) on March 8 and 9 in order to graduate high school. The test will be on the subjects of math and English. Teachers have been preparing their students all year by taking a few days to review the material efficiently. “I...

PTA: January 2011

President Martha Michael discusses many topics with parents and students at the PTA meeting in the theatre on Jan 10.  Other speakers during the meeting included Liz Schlegel, fundraiser VP, Rosie Sanchez, Parliamentarian, and Mary Skill, Treasurer.

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

January 26, 2011

Parents and staff united yet again as the PTA met in the theatre on Monday, Jan 10 to discuss the rest of the semester. Principal Tom Houts began the meeting by outlining the rest of the school year's major dates, including finals; which took place on the week of Jan 24. He also announced the CAHSEE...

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