Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:07pm

Downey High School

SUPERINTENDENT’S CONTRACT PAYS TRIBUTE TO VALUE OF A DOWNEY EDUCATION


How can the value of an education in the Downey Unified School District be calculated into a dollar ammount? One way might be to take a rough look at the the pay-and-benefits package awarded to Dr. John Garcia this week when he was officially hired as  DUSD’s new superintendent. Garcia grew up in Downey’s public schools, […]

AFTER 55 YEARS, DOWNEY HIGH PLAYING FOR CIF FOOTBALL TITLE AGAIN


The Downey High School football team will play for its first CIF championship since 1955 on Saturday night at Cal State Fullerton, facing La Serna High at 7 p.m.

AS THEY STEP INTO A WORLD OF TOUGH TIMES, DOWNEY HIGH GRADS WISH EACH OTHER … WELL … YOLO!


DOWNEY (Via DowneyBeat.com)—Facing skyrocketing tuition costs and the worst employment prospects in a generation—more than half of all university graduates are working jobs that don’t require college degrees—Downey High School’s Class of 2012 took a hedonistic perspective on the future: YOLO—You Only Live Once. The social media catchphrase was mentioned by several speakers during Thursday’s graduation ceremony […]

DOWNEY HIGH STUDENTS THROW SOMETHING EXTRA AT RELAY FOR LIFE


The first-ever Relay For Life flash mob at Downey High fell through because of school officials' fears that students might throw things at the dancers. They were right. One student did.

GAY-STRAIGHT STUDENT ALLIANCE: NOT JUST OUT AND OPEN, BUT MAINSTREAM


Through friendship and frank discussions traditionally unheard of on high school campuses, Gay-Straight Alliances like this one at Downey High are normalizing once-taboo subjects, shedding light on human complexity and helping people feel welcomed and accepted.