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Mr. Glasser Wins Teacher of the Year

AP US and AP Economics teacher, Mr. Glasser, was gifted the teacher of the year award in May of 2016. Glasser graduated from UCLA and has been working at Downey for twenty-six years and counting.

Alex Castillo, Copy Editor

June 6, 2016

Downey High School bestowed the teacher of the year award onto Mr. Glasser, one of the school’s two AP US History teachers and sole AP Microeconomics teacher, on May 13 for his efforts in and out of the classroom setting. Glasser was overjoyed to receive his award and was surprised to walk out ...

Time to get some money

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, is an application that provides high school students with financial resources when entering college and furthering their education. The FAFSAs are required by numerous colleges and universities and is used to determine a student’s eligibility for federal, state, and college-sponsored aid, including grants, educational loans, and work-study programs.

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2014

On Jan. 1st, the United States Federal Government released FAFSA, the Free Application for Student Aid for any undergraduates and graduates who desire financial assistance for his or her college years. The FAFSA does not give students money. Rather, when filling out FAFSA, the federal government first...

Bringing the house down

Bringing the house down

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

May 11, 2012

Downey’s usual silent evening campus was filled with an abundance of new faces and inspired creativity as it presented its annual Open House, on May 10, at 6:00 pm. However, unlike their usual parent to teacher interaction, ASB took the opportunity to introduce potential freshman to the many clubs,...

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...

Parent Institute

Parent Institute

Roy Mendoza, Copy Editor

November 5, 2010

In an effort to instill greater knowledge into the minds of parents, a program called the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) has informed guardians of school-age children about the different requirements that their student must meet to attend a four-year college or university. One of the...

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