The Downey Legend

Potential Writing Center Tutors

Lukas Luna, Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

The Downey High School campus, like many others across the country, is filled with a vast majority of talented young writers. The Downey High School Writing Center allows these individuals to channel their literary skill into helping those who might need it. On March 1, it narrowed the list of fledgli...

The Poets’ Punch Behind the Slam

The Poets’ Punch Behind the Slam

Lily Nguyen, Illustrator

March 4, 2019


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

On Feb. 27, 23 poets from Downey High performed at the 2019 Poetry Slam, a fundraiser hosted by the campus’ Writing Center, in the Downey High Theatre. The poets vary in almost every way. Each poet has a meaning. Each poet has a message. Each poet has a story.   Mel Mencos Freshm...

ELD Tutoring Yay…or Nay…

Adrian Soto, Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

English Language Development (ELD) is a program dedicated to helping students adapt to English when it was not their first language.  Very few of these ELD students strive for more and find themselves doing poorly among their classes. In light of this, the ELD Tutoring service idea was conjured. &...

Writing Center Expansions

Writing Center Expansions

Jasmine Fernandez, Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Top Stories

As of the 2016-2017 school year, Downey High School’s Writing Center is open to freshmen, sophomores, and now juniors. Previously, only freshmen and sophomores could access the center, but the resource is now available to the junior class as well.   The Writing Center’s goal is to in...

Tying the knot

Tying the knot

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor

February 6, 2015


Filed under Parents & Teachers

On Jan. 17, English teacher and Writer Center Adviser, Kelly Stratford, wed her long time boyfriend in front of friends and family at the Redondo Beach Historic Library. Marriage is already a serious commitment, but as a teacher, changing maiden names can have a dramatic impact.   “For the...

Writing Center Promo

May 15, 2013


Filed under Video

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