The Downey Legend

Oh, the times they are a-changin’

Beginning this semester in the Math and English departments, the Downey Unified School District will require teachers to change their curriculum. Mrs. Orca has changed her curriculum after six years of teaching to fit the curriculum requirements.

Moises Martinez, Community Section Editor

February 25, 2014

Beginning this spring, the Downey Unified School District will be implementing a series of changes to the curriculum that will affect primarily the English and Math departments. This year, students will no longer be required to sit through the traditional California State Testing. Instead, a new exam...

Student teachers leave

Once the semester ends on Jan. 30, Ms. Vargas will have finished her student teaching for Cal State Long Beach. ”I heard a lot of good things from Downey,” Ms. Vargas said. ”It was just what I was expecting.”

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor

January 22, 2014

Student English teachers are preparing to conclude their stay with their master teachers and students after spending an entire semester at Downey. After a five-month program which gives college graduates real hands-on experience in teaching, student teachers in the English department such as Ms. Vargas...

Talented soul

Mrs.Macomber poses in fourth position of ballet in her classroom to show how she enjoys to express herself through the various forms of dance. “I’m just inspired by the young generation,” Mrs.Macomber said. “The stuff that young dancers do today is amazing.”

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 21, 2012

Experienced dancer, English teacher, Andra Macomber, lies behind the walls of  the S-building with an intense love for the arts and lives by seizing her days as if they were her last.   The educator’s passion unexpectedly crept up during her youth when her parents made the decision to enroll...

A showcase for cultural talent

A showcase for cultural talent

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

June 14, 2011

The Latin Dance Ensemble proudly hosted their first Cultural Talent Show on Fri., Jun. 3 in the DHS Theater.  A variety of dances were performed by six acts and from the hostesses themselves. The Cultural Talent Show was organized with the intentions of celebrating various ethnicities through dance....

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