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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...

Relay for Life: DHS helps out once again

Relay for Life: DHS helps out once again

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

June 14, 2011

Staff and students set up their own EZ-Up among the other tents and stations at Downey Adult School on Sat., June 4 for the all day and night Relay for Life event to raise funds to continue researching a cure for cancer. Thirty-three teams played a part; from Warren High school to Downey citizens ded...

Korean Club shows love for native country

Korean Club shows love for native country

Sharon Kim

May 31, 2011

Members and fans of the Korean community met on Tues, Mar 29 to develop international bonds and establish cultural awareness of South Korea. The members of Korean Club meet every Tuesday at lunch. A lunch students congregate in Mr. Hwang’s room C-106, and B lunch students met in room B-218, Mr....

PTA: May 2011

PTA: May 2011

Thomas Beltran, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 11, 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, principal Tom Houts, and Assistant Student Body adviser Gordon Weisenburger. Topics for the meeting...

Behind the Question: Prom

Behind the Question: Prom

Thomas Beltran

April 14, 2011

When asking someone to Prom, many consider it to be one of the most significant points in high school, but it is what leads up to the dance that has some senior boys nervous. As Prom is nearly a month away, the common conflict that has guys stumped is the idea of, asking whoever they want to ask, to...

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...

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,...

Normaneers paints the town pink

Camerynn Chase, Writer

February 16, 2011

The Normaneers Club held a car wash on Sat., Feb. 5, in support of finding a cure for cancer. The car wash was set up to help the Normaneer girls raise a fifty-dollar per person pledge for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer walk in March. “We’re doing this to help find a cure for breast cancer...

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....

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