The Downey Legend

On April 12, Santa Alejos demonstrates the pride she has in her four Downey High School students and the support of the various activities her children are involved in. Jazmin, 11, is part of DHS Dance Team, Jaqueline, 11, plays the clarinet in band, Jerry, 10, is a wrestler and Jocelyn, 10, is part of the JV track team.

Mother of many talents

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor April 19, 2013

Aside from being a supportive parent, Santa Alejos, mother of Joselyn, 9, Gerardo, 10, Jaqueline, 11, and Jazmin, 11, has been involved in helping the community and her children’s schools since her oldest...

On January 19, Jessica Samaniego, 11, helps paint Longfellow Elementary School for the Compton Initiative. “I had lots of fun and just knowing that the work we did will make someone happy,” Samaniego said, “it makes me feel great about doing it.”

Just doing good

Joey Flores, News Editor January 30, 2013

Longfellow Elementary School received a revamp on its campus by people from the Compton Initiative, an organization that revitalizes school campuses and houses in Compton. On the morning of January 19,...

Water polo parents gather around the booster club table at Back-to-School Night, on Sept. 20, 2012, to try and gain more support for their sport.  This is the first time that water polo has had a table at Back-to-School Night.

Having fun with back-to-school

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor October 9, 2012

Downey High School’s annual Back-to-School Night on Wednesday, Sept. 19 was successful, as parents were well informed, got a firsthand look at their children’s classrooms and learned what will be expected...

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