The Downey Legend

With School Closed, These Staff Members Are Still Working

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor

April 24, 2020

Since the Downey Unified School District has ordered all schools to close as of March 16 due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, teachers and students have been forced to work from home for the remainder of the 2020-2019 school year. However, other employees throughout Downey High School such as office staf...

Downey Welcomes New Office Staff

For the past 23 years, Mr. Alvarez, new dean of students, was located at Sussman Middle School and recently transferred to Downey High School to become familiar with the high school level. “I decided to come to the high school to learn the high school level. I know the middle school level and I wanted to get to know the high school,” Alvarez continues. “I wanted to work with more of the students I have worked previously with at the middle school.”

Carla Vente, Photographer

November 20, 2019

Five Questions with Laura Enslin (Annex Secretary)

Five Questions with Laura Enslin (Annex Secretary)

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

June 5, 2012

Q1: What is your job description as an Annex Secretary? A1: I do everything for the Vice Principals. I handle referrals and paperwork. I also type things for them; basically, the normal office secretary type of things.   Q2: What did you have to do to get this job? A2: I applied and...

Serving up appreciation

Serving up appreciation

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2012

Teachers and staff members at Downey High School were given recognition for their hard work and dedication during Staff Appreciation Week from May 21-25. Along with personalized posters, ASB also gave the teachers three days of tasty treats.   The festivities started with Cafe a la ASB, in...

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,...

March madness for True Lasting Connections

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

March 21, 2012

A competition similar to the NCAA’s March Madness was put into motion at Downey High from Feb. 29 – Mar. 15 with high hopes of raising $21, 550 school wide for True Lasting Connections. TLC provides a variety of aid services to families around the community. For almost three weeks, students and staff...

Adopt a Khanie

Adopt a Khanie

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

February 10, 2012

  From adopting dogs from animal shelters and kittens from the B-building, to saving a pig from a bad home, the personnel of DHS have lent out a helping hand on numerous occasions. Genghis Khan, a street cat rescued by staff members Mark and Kitty Child, is yet another creature in need of a comm...

Holiday spirit for all

Holiday spirit for all

Roy Mendoza, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Copy Editor

December 16, 2011

  In commemoration of the holiday season, students and staff alike prepared their entrances for the annual Door Decorating contest from Nov. 29-Dec. 8. As the day of judging arrived, it was evident that making the final decision would not be one of simple actions due to the theme: “All I want...

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...

A special thanks to staff

A special thanks to staff

April Rios, Writer/Photographer

November 21, 2011

As a special thanks to all faculty, ASB organized Staff Appreciation Week from Nov. 7 to Nov. 10, in which teachers and personnel were spoiled with compliments and catch phrases on colorful posters all around campus. The personalized signs, such as “Mr. Houts is Houtstanding,” gave each teacher or...

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