The Downey Legend

Sussman’s Magnetizing Transformation

Adrian Soto, Writer

February 8, 2019

Downey Unified School District met on Jan. 15 to discuss Sussman Middle School’s possible conversion to a magnet school.  The news has arisen some opinions from previous middle school students and DUSD teachers in nearby schools.   A great variety of school options are made available to parents ...

The new, the better, and the change

After transferring from Sussman Middle School in the fall of 2014, Mrs. Wilmoth now teaches English 10, for the first time at Downey High School, in the A building. “To be honest, I enjoy coming to school everyday to see what it can bring to me,” Wilmoth said. “It’s a job I have fun doing and that I love to do.”

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

After teaching at Sussman Middle School for 20 years, Kimberly Wilmoth, decided to make a change in her career by becoming a sophomore English teacher at Downey High.   She was sitting in her classroom during her prep period one day and said to herself, “I need a change.” She then filled...

Tragedy on Cleta Street

Candles, flowers and a poster are placed in front of the Cleta St. residence to pay tribute to Susana Perez, the mother who was killed, on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Suspect Jade Douglas is currently being held in suspicion of the crime.

Kaylee Camacho, Public Relations Manager

October 29, 2012

On the morning of Oct. 24, five people were shot - three killed and two wounded - in Downey, on Cleta St. The first three victims were shot at a business on Lakewood Blvd. and Cleta St. The second shooting was at a nearby house where two other victims were shot as well. Students became aware of the passing...

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