The Downey Legend

How DUSD is Helping Students during the Pandemic

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor

March 24, 2020

Beginning on March 16, all schools in the Downey Unified School District closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which has permeated throughout the United States and around the world. Classes at DUSD schools along with others across the country, as a result, have been moved from the classroom to onl...

Downey Celebrates 102 years of Dr Mary Stauffer

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

September 9, 2019

  On Saturday, August 24, Downey’s Columbia Memorial Space Center held a birthday celebration for the now 102 year-old Dr Mary Stauffer. The event lasted from 10am to 5pm, with a reception featuring many prominent community members starting at 11:00 am.     A big focus was put on Project Lead The Way,...

DHS College Fair

Wanting to find more information about various colleges, Emely Velasquez, 12, attended the DUSD College Fair on Oct. 23 at the Allen Layne Stadium. “The college representatives were there to answer any questions I had,” Velasquez said. “The representatives helped inform me about their colleges.”

Adrian Soto, Writer

November 13, 2018

Due to the student interest in pursuing education after high school, Downey High School hosted the annual District Wide College Fair on Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Allen Layne Stadium field.   California possess the largest number of universities of any one state in the United States. ...

To support the students

Starting Monday, April 1, Dr. John Garcia takes over as the new Downey Unified School District Superintendent. Garcia went to Carpenter Elementary School, South (now Sussman) Middle School, and is a 1985 graduate of Downey High School.

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2013

With the early retirement of ten-year superintendent Dr. Wendy L. Doty in March of 2013, Dr. John Garcia was welcomed into the Downey Unified School District office on April 1. Dr. Garcia worked his way up from the start of his educational career as a fifth grade teacher to a principal and now to...

Providing a healthy choice

At lunch, Amy Lopez, 10, enjoys fruit that is available at the Downey High School cafeteria to help the students maintain a healthy diet. “As much as I’d rather have chips over apples,” Lopez said, “at least I know it’s healthy.”

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2012

As part of a new regimen, the Downey Unified School District has implemented healthier foods to offer to students at all school campuses within the city. Because of the Healthy Kids Hungry Act of 2010, schools must monitor the amount of grain and fat offered for students. Obesity has become a serious...

YouTube no longer available at D.U.S.D.

YouTube no longer available at D.U.S.D.

Irene Luna, Co-Editor and Chief

April 4, 2011

An e-mail was sent out to all faculty within the Downey Unified School District on March 21, notifying everyone that YouTube has been blocked from D.U.S.D. and took effect on March 31 at 3:00 p.m.  This action affected not only the students of Downey schools but also the teachers. “I would like...

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