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Downey High’s Annual Food Drive

Passionate about the food drive, Bryan Sandoval, 12, does what he can to make the food drive as successful as possible. “All year different things are happening and we wait for different things,” Sandoval said, “But I’m always waiting for the food drive because it’s the best thing that’s happening in the school that helps others.”

Vanessa Carrillo, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2018

Gathering cans together to help the Downey community, Downey High School and the Downey Parent Teacher Student Association, HELPS, or Health Educational Local Pantry Services, marked Sept. 10 as the first day of their annual food drive.   Mrs. Gunderson, one of Downey’s EAP math teachers, although did not p...

Canned Food Drive

Alicia Garcia, Photographer

November 18, 2016

Downey High School students and the Downey PTSA program held their 4th Annual Canned Food Drive throughout Oct 31 and Nov 10. Its cause was to collect non perishable food items for those in need in the local community.   Because of her passion to help others in need, Natalie Haro, 12, acknowledges ...

Food Wanted

ASB gets creative with posters put up for the annual Food Drive during Nov. 2- Nov.13.
“It’s always good to help out others with what you can,” Melissa Guevarra, 11, said. “Plus a few teachers offer extra credit so it’s a win-win situation.”

Aimee-Nicole Torres, Community/Parent & Teachers Editor

December 7, 2015

The annual two week food drive, hosted by ASB, during Nov. 2 – Nov. 13 is one of the most generous weeks Downey High School has, giving all the canned foods students can spare to be donated to those of the less fortunate for the upcoming holidays.   ASB holds a competition every year t...

PTA: Oct. 2012

PTA: Oct. 2012

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

October 26, 2012

The monthly PTSA meeting was called to order on Oct.15, at 6:00 p.m., in the theatre, where Downey’s parents, teachers, and students alike discussed the start-of-school events, senior privileges, and various programs that have been implemented into the school’s coursework.   PTSA President...

PTA: December 2011

Jessica Xilo, Parents & Teachers Editor

December 14, 2011

As the year nears to an end, parents and staff members assembled in the theatre on Dec. 12 to discuss recent news about the school and the students. Principal Tom Houts began the meeting by announcing the recent figure skating competition in which junior Vanessa Lam placed fifth in the world. He then...

Downey H.E.L.P.S

Downey H.E.L.P.S

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

November 21, 2011

Toys and canned goods began piling in room T-2 as the annual Food and Toy Drive was held from Oct. 31 - Nov. 21 with hopes of receiving a minimum of fifteen thousand items.  Although orchestrated by the PTA, ASB conducts much of the advertising and collecting. The event was publicized by the morning...

PTA: October 2011

PTA: October 2011

Dinorah Acuna, Writer

November 4, 2011

The second PTA meeting of the year was conducted on October 17, in the theater, and the association discussed a variety of topics including emergency preparedness, a principal’s report, student activities and the Reflections contest. Those addressing these topics were Mark Sauter, Mr. Houts, Mr. Weisenburger...

PTA Food Drive

PTA Food Drive

Camerynn Chase

November 5, 2010

The annual PTA/ASB Food Drive began the week of Nov. 1 in the community to aid those in need. All food collected during the drive will go to the PTA who will in turn give it to a food bank based in Apollo Park called H.E.L.P.S. Room which stands for Health Education Local Pantry Services. The H.E.L.P.S....

PTA: October 2010

Sharon Kim, Parents/Teachers Editor

November 5, 2010

A small, but organized group of parents determined to amend the school’s budget met at the theater for the second PTA meeting of the year on October 18. At exactly 6:01 p.m., PTA President Martha Michael called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. After a brief reading of last month’s...

The compelling act of giving

Roy Mendoza, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Copy Editor

December 2, 2009

Congratulations are in order as students and staff accumulated 12,271 cans for the Fall Food Drive, which took place during Nov. 2-20, to provide food for the less fortunate. As the food drive began it brought along a unique and intriguing competition.  Students were asked to bring in canned goods...

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