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.
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...

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.
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: 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.
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...

Downey H.E.L.P.S

Downey H.E.L.P.S
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: October 2011

PTA: October 2011
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...

Last PTA meeting of the year

Last PTA meeting of the year
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...

PTA: May 2011

PTA: May 2011
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,...

PTA: April 2011

PTA: April 2011
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,...

PTA: March 2011

PTA: March 2011
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...

February PTA meeting focuses on gang prevention

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...

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