The Downey Legend

Writing Center Promo

May 15, 2013

Downey High School provides a writing center to help students with their English and Writing work.

Lending a hand to striving writers

Starting in February after school select Downey High School juniors and seniors, who applied will participate in a student—tutoring program to assist sophomores with their writing skills.  This program, officially known as the writing lab, has fallen under the supervision of English teachers: Ms. Stratford, Mrs. Carlson, and Mrs. Bean.

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2013

Beginning on Feb. 5, the English Department will be providing free tutoring services for students who need help with their writing assignments.   Led by Ms. Stratford, Ms. Bean and Ms. Carlson, the writing lab will consist of juniors and seniors who will volunteer their time in order to assist...

Got Booed?

The Halloween spirit is filling the air at Downey High as teachers join the spooky spirit by starting their first annual “You’ve been booed” event, during the last week of October. The booed teaches received a gift, and in return had to send two gifts to others of their choice, so the chain continued from there.

Kaylee Camacho, Public Relations Manager

November 2, 2012

The “booing” tradition typically takes place in neighborhoods and with friends, but Downey High School passed on the tradition as well especially in the English department. But what exactly is being “booed”? Cara Cleek, English teacher, gave some insight on this Halloween tradition, since...

Mrs. Mierau plays her part in the English department

Mrs. Mierau plays her part in the English department

Anais Hinojosa, Arts & Entertainment Assistant

May 27, 2011

Becoming more than just an ordinary sub to her students, Mrs. Mierau filled the positions of many English teachers who were in need of a long-term substitute. She taught a total of approximately ten classes this year. Apart from teaching typical English classes, Mrs. M also taught Ms. Hanson’s Honors...

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