The Downey Legend

Mother of many talents

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.

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 twin daughters Jazmin and Jaqueline were in the fourth grade attending Gauldin Elementary School....

PTA: March 2013

At the Downey High School Theater, handed out the agenda to all members in order for them to follow along with what was being discussed on March 11 during their meeting. Principal, Tom Houts reported on the construction for the new buildings.

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor

March 18, 2013

The monthly PTA meeting was held in the B-building Theater at 6:00 p.m. on March 3 as various topics were discussed concerning improvements that could be made as far as involvement and diversity in this PTA, which was addressed by PTA president Patty Northcott. Principal Tom Houts also introduced a couple...

PTA: Feb. 2013

On February 11, in the Downey High School theater, English teacher, Mark Child  explains the APEX program to the PTSA members for teens to recover their credits. “The capacity of students that are able to enroll in the program is 90, there is a total of 87 students,” Child said.

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

February 14, 2013

As second semester begins, parents come to the monthly PTA meeting on Monday, Feb. 11 at 6:00 p.m. to listen to Downey High officials present information on the remainder of the school year. PTA President Patty Northcott opened the meeting with the city’s new alert system and the progress of volunteers...

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...

Last PTA meeting of the year

Last PTA meeting of the year

Alejandra Paredes, Student Life Editor

June 14, 2011

This month's PTA members gathered for their last meeting of the year at the theater on June 13. The association had various speakers that informed affiliates on the month's events, business, and upcoming affairs to deal with. The hot topics for the nights included graduation, budget expenditures, and...

PTA: May 2011

PTA: May 2011

Thomas Beltran, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 11, 2011

The monthly Parents and Teachers Association’s meeting was held on Monday, May 9 in the Downey High School theater. The meeting consisted of various guest speakers, such as the Downey Police Department, principal Tom Houts, and Assistant Student Body adviser Gordon Weisenburger. Topics for the meeting...

PTA: April 2011

PTA: April 2011

Alejandra Paredes, Student Life Editor

April 13, 2011

A PTSA held meeting was conducted on Apr 11 presenting the Reflections contest winners and an update of the month’s events. PTA president, Martha Michael began with the reading of minutes. Following, Tom Houts conducted the principal’s report. Houts announced that no furlough days would be scheduled...

PTA: March 2011

PTA: March 2011

Roy Mendoza, Copy Editor

March 21, 2011

In an effort to inform parents, the PTA met on March 14 to discuss both the previous and upcoming events for the month. First to take the stage was Principal Tom Houts, as it was time to give his monthly report. Before touching upon any other subject, he briefly talked about the decision to place...

February PTA meeting focuses on gang prevention

Alejandra Paredes, Student Life Editor

February 16, 2011

Parents and staff came together for the February PTA meeting on Feb 7 in the theater to discuss the school's agenda for this month’s events. PTA president Martha Michael began the meeting with a list of topics that would be touched. First on the agenda was the opening of a board position: treasury....

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