The Downey Legend

“This Place Has History”

Aimee-Nicole Torres, Community/Parent & Teachers Editor

February 16, 2016

In Downey High’s X building, Biology teacher Mr. Zuniga shares the great things about being a teacher here at Downey, Feb. 1.

Here to stay

On Oct. 8, in room C-114, Mr. Massey reviews graphing quadratic functions in standard form, with his Algebra II, for the next math lesson. “I’m most excited about officially being apart of the Downey family and continuing to improve as an educator,” Mr. Massey said.

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

October 29, 2014

Downey High School’s long-term substitute teacher, Anthony Massey, is now a permanent teacher this 2014-15 school year. Massey has taken over Algebra II and Geometry classes of former math teacher, Rodney Bremer.   Upon finding out that his position as a math teacher at Downey High would...

Five Questions with Mrs. Overgaauw

Five Questions with Mrs. Overgaauw

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor

March 1, 2013

Mrs. Overgaauw began her career in teaching and coaching track and field after previously dealing black jack at Harrah’s casino in Lake Tahoe.     Q1. When and why did you begin dealing black jack? A1. I started in ’92, and they used to recruit in the summer from the colleges...

Cooking with math

Cooking with math

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

June 1, 2012

Mr. Bradfield’s Algebra II classes were taken outside the classroom as they created their own hot dog cookers, from May 21- May 25, during both lunches. Since the previous week held grueling review work and CSTs, Mr. Bradfield decided to not halt his curriculum, and instead incorporate an activity...

Five Questions with Mr. Armendariz

Five Questions with Mr. Armendariz

March 12, 2012

What inspired you to come up with this unique proposition of bleaching/dyeing your hair? It actually started out as a joke. A few teachers and I were talking about ideas on raising a lot of money for TLC, when one of them said that I should dye my hair. Since I’m the newbie it was easier to ...

Adding sass to class

Larissa Hernandez

June 2, 2010

Out of the many teachers on campus, Mr. Casarez changes the standards of the “average” teacher by coordinating pastel colored ensembles with skinny belts to give himself a vintage flair. Casarez, also known as Mr. C, gains his inspiration from 1940s and 1950s fashion. He has been a devoted fan...

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