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Posted by: Irma Lemus
Published: 6/11/17




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(Written by retired Senior Master Sergeant Keith Baxter)

 

West Covina High School- On March 13, 2017, retired Colonel Peter Gray visited the school’s Junior ROTC program to conduct a military-style inspection. The unit earned an on overall exceptional rating despite one minor discrepancy.

 

According to Colonel Gray, he witnessed and exponential increase in the quality of the program since his last inspection in 2013. It was a “happy day” for him because he was not sure what to expect.  Under former leadership, the squadron fared poorly during the last inspection 4 years ago and the unit was on the verge of shutting down.


“The cadets worked very hard and it was very evident to the inspector,” says retired Captain Jesus Acuna-Perez, the program’s Senior Aerospace Science Instructor.  “The rating was a result of teamwork at its finest. We have come a long way and wanted to showcase all of our improvements to Colonel Grey.”

 

The unit received the highest overall rating of “Exceptional.”  For the cadets, it was also a happy day.


“It feels great to get such a high rating,” Says Cadet Technical Sergeant John Granados. “Thanks to our high rating, we won’t have another inspection cycle for three more years. The pressure is off and now we can focus on doing bigger and better things.”

 

The squadron will not be inspected again until 2020.

Thanks to the unit’s high rating, the unit was awarded the “Distinguished Unit Award with Merit,” a prestigious achievement reserved for only the highest performing JROTC squadrons world-wide.   It was the first time the West Covina High School JROTC team has received the honor.

 

Next time you see a JROTC cadet walking around campus with exceptional pride, and a larger-than-average smile on their faces, congratulate them on a job very well done.

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Posted by: Daniel Gumarang
Published: 5/19/17




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WCHS Robotics Team 968 is hosting their annual STEM CAMP for students entering 3rd to 8th grade. The STEM CAMP consists of 5 fun-filled days of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The STEM CAMP will be located at West Covina High School Cafeteria from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM each day.

 

Attached is the full packet that explains more details about the Tuition and the Session dates available. 

 

First Session begins June 12, so sign up as soon as you can, spaces are limited.

 

SIGN UP TODAY! Online @ www.team968.com

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Posted by: WCHS Webadmin
Published: 5/12/17




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WCUSD Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education is hosting a Parent Workshop.

 

Date: April 19, 20017

Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

 

Location:

1717 W. Merced Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790

 

Workshop Will Be Held In The District Office’s
Education Resource Center (ERC)

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Posted by: WCHS Webadmin
Published: 4/7/17




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Posted by: Irma Lemus
Published: 3/14/17




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The West Covina High School Climate Survey provides the community with valuable information about our school each year. Participating parents, staff and students answer survey questions designed to measure our school's climate. The survey focuses on student social and emotional learning; the opportunity to learn; safety; and other important areas.  Parents, students and staff are encouraged to take the survey online.

 

Parents may take the survey by visiting this link:

http://parentsurvey.wcusd.org

 

Thank you for your participation.

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Posted by: Daniel Gumarang
Published: 3/6/17




Audience: Homepage, Parents, Grade 10 and Grade 11

All students wishing to take the AP Exams, must sign up for the exams by this Friday, March 3, 2017. Students should complete the AP Exam Order Form and submit it to the Student Store (ASB Office). Order forms are available at the Student Store or through AP teachers. 

 

The exams are scheduled to take place May 1 through May 12, 2017 at our school site.

 

Students may qualify for an AP Fee Waiver if any of the following is true: 

 

  • Student receives Free and Reduced Lunch (to apply, visit www.wcusdnutrition.org)
  • Student is homeless OR lives in a foster home
  • Student’s parent(s) did not graduate from high school

Students, who do not qualify for AP Fee Waivers, but are in financial need should contact their counselor. We may be able to offer assistance to these students. The cost of the exam is $84 each exam, except for AP Seminar. 

 

Thank you for encouraging our students to sign up for the AP exams. We believe that the Advanced Placement Program prepares students for college success.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school at (626) 859-2900.

 

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Posted by: Daniel Gumarang
Published: 2/27/17




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Please join us on Tuesday, March 7th or Thursday March 9th, 2017
from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to learn about transitions. The same presentations will be available both dates.


Whether your child is moving from Pre-School to Elementary, Elementary to Middle, from Middle to High School, or High School and beyond, it is always great to plan ahead to make things run more smoothly. Transitions require input and support from your child's IEP team. In this parent in-service you will learn strategies to help you prepare for the transitions ahead.


Presenters:

  • Tricia Acciani, School Psychologist, Walnut Valley USD
    • Transitioning from preschool to elementary school
  • Gina Armendariz and Dr. Rebecca Parres, Program Administrators, Baldwin Park USD
    • Transitioning from elementary school to middle school
  • Mercille Lush, Transition Specialist, Bassett USD
    • Transitioning from middle school to high school
  • Ryan Ward, Adult Transition Program Administrator, Covina-Valley USD
    • Transitioning from high school to adult (post school life, college, or adult transition pro- grams)

 

Additional information is attached in English and Spanish.

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Posted by: WCHS Webadmin
Published: 2/23/17




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Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshman, your opportunity awaits!!! Take a practice college admission test for ONLY $5!  On Saturday March 4th, West Covina High School will be having a Mock SAT and ACT Combo test in the Media Center.  Your results will tell you which test you scored better on.  You must sign up online to reserve your spot, then pay your $5 to the ASB Office.  See your counselor should you have any questions.  Please use the link below to register.  Thank you.

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Posted by: Daniel Gumarang
Published: 2/22/17




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West Covina's own Megan Tran is a Regional Finalist for the 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars Fund.  Megan has the distinction of being one of 250 students throughout the nation with an opportunity to win a $20,000 scholarship. 

 

Reaching this level distinguishes these students as extraordinary leaders in their school and community. Nearly 86,000 applicants and more than 1,900 Semifinalists participated in our program - to be selected as a Regional Finalist is an outstanding accomplishment.

 

Regional Finalists will now participate in the next phase of our selection process, a 20-minute interview with our Regional Interview Committee, comprised of a Foundation staff member and previous Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship recipients.  After these interviews, 150 students will be named Coca-Cola Scholars and receive a $20,000 college scholarship.

 

Congratulations Meagan and good luck on the next level!
 

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Posted by: Daniel Gumarang
Published: 2/14/17




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It is going to be an amazing show that you won't want to miss.  Please join us at the Covina Center for the Perfoming Arts January 26th - 29th.  We have 2 matinees on the weekend as well.  Tickets can be purchased online @ wcovinahs.seatyourself.biz 
 

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Posted by: WCHS Webadmin
Published: 1/10/17




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In accordance with WCUSD Board Policy 6161.1, parents are welcome to review instructional materials that are being taken under consideration. The following text is available to interested parents in our front office. West Covina High School is considering Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture, 11th ed. (Fouberg, Murphy, & Dlij, 2015) for Advanced Placement Human Geography.

 

The textbook will be available for inspection until December 2, 2016 at WCHS front office.

 

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Posted by: WCHS Webadmin
Published: 11/17/16




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Parents and Students,
West Covina High School is happy to announce that we will be providing students in grades 9-11 the opportunity to take the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) on our campus on November 2, 2016 during the school day.


The test helps students gauge their college and career readiness and gives them exposure to what the actual SAT will require of them. Additionally, students will be provided with information about potential AP courses that they might be successful in based on their scores and our 11th grade students will automatically be screened for the National Merit Scholarship Program.


Students can take practice tests and get more information about preparing for the exam at http://preview.tinyurl.com/WCHSPSATPREP.


****Please remind your student to bring a calculator on the day of the test. The following calculators are allowed: Graphing Calculators and Scientific Calculators.

 

Attached is the modified bell schedule for November 2nd. Please read and make note of the schedule changes for that day; In addition, Seniors will have a modified schedule specific to them.

 

If you should have any questions, please contact Assistant Principal, Dr. Leon at aleon@wcusd.org or Barbara Rivera at barbara.rivera@wcusd.org.

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Posted by: WCHS Webadmin
Published: 10/27/16




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West Covina Unified School District Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) for Special Education is having a Parent Workshop on Social Skills / Communication.

 

When: October 19, 2016

Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am

Location: 1717 W. Merced Ave, West Covina

Room: District Office's, Education Resource Center (ERC)

 

(Childcare and Spanish translation provided)

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Posted by: WCHS Webadmin
Published: 10/10/16




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West Covina High School hosted a Financial Aid Night for all high school students, especially seniors, and their parents on Thursday, October 27.

 

Topics Included:

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Types of Financial Aid
  • Cal Grant
  • Dream Act Application

If you were not able to attend Financial Aid Night, the slideshow from that evening is attached for you. Contact the counseling office if you have any questions.

 

 

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Posted by: WCHS Webadmin
Published: 10/9/16




Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Parents

Don’t miss an opportunity to plan for college success...  West Covina Unified School District will be hosting its 2nd Annual College Fair on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6pm.  All students in grades 9-12 and their families are invited to attend a special college fair at EDGEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL, where parents and students can together learn more about opportunities after graduation.  Dozens of college representatives are expected to be available to answer questions with special breakout sessions for presentations.  Food trucks will also be on campus.

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Posted by: Daniel Gumarang
Published: 9/12/16




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Back-To-School Night is a few days away (Wednesday, September 7th).  Please note the following schedule for the evening:

 

5-530pm

Advanced Placement Meeting (Library Media Center)

Special Education/Transition Parent Meeting (Room M-7)

English Learner Advisory Committee Meeting (Room K-2)

Math Parent Meeting (Room C-4)

 

5-630pm

Schoolloop Training for Parents (Room B-1)

 

530-545pm

Parent Teacher Student Association (Gym)

 

545-620

Principal's Welcome and Student Performances (Gym)

 

630 - 8:25pm

Classroom Visitations

 

*Please expect to receive a blue postcard in the mail.  The card contains information about Back to School night including specific group meeting times/locations, PTSA and general assembly meeting times, and classroom visit schedules (listed above).  

 

The evening culminates with the Queens & Kings of Cameron Night Rally in the GYM starting at 8:30pm.

 

Welcome to Bulldog Country and we look forward to meeting you!

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Posted by: Daniel Gumarang
Published: 9/1/16




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Musical auditions for this year's productions for "In the Heights" begins Aug. 29! All students interested in the audition should sign up online at the AUDITION SIGN UP PAGE.

 

If you have any questions, please see Ms. Segura in N1 or Mr. Wigglesworth in O3

 

 

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Posted by: WCHS ASB Advisor
Published: 8/24/16




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Schedule Change Policy:

  • Students, who are requesting to change a class, must first complete the Schedule Change Request Form.
  • The Schedule Change Request Forms are available in the Counseling Office and the Quad during Lunch on Monday.
  • Counselors will be in the Quad during Lunch Today, Monday, to provide students with these forms.
  • Schedule Change Request Forms must be submitted, with parent/guardian signature, to the Counseling Office by Wednesday, Aug. 24.
  • Counselors will review all requests and contact students. Counselors will contact students once class/schedule changes have been completed.
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Posted by: WCHS ASB Advisor
Published: 8/22/16




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PSS Imaging, our official school photography company, is now scheduling senior photo session appointments for either the PSS Imaging studio in Anaheim or on the WCHS campus. Seniors must have an appointment in order to be photographed at either location, no walk-ins are allowed.  

 

Anaheim Studio:

For photo session appointments on or after July 5th, please call (714) 630-7785 or visit the PSS Imaging website at www.pssimaging.net

 

West Covina High School:

For photo session appointments at WCHS, please call (714) 630-7785 or visit the PSS Imaging website at www.pssimaging.net.  PSS Imaging will be on the WCHS campus to take formal senior portraits from June 20th-24th and during registration from August 5th-10th. A sitting fee is required for the various portrait packages.

 

Additional Information:

Seniors choosing not to purchase a senior portrait package have the option of taking a basic yearbook photo on the make-up day on in September (date TBD) without a sitting fee charge. This photo will not including retouching or multiple backgrounds. Students will still be required to adhere to the senior yearbook photo dress code requirements.  We will not accept personal photos or photos taken by other photography companies for the yearbook.

For pricing details, please read the PSS Imaging Senior Session packages flyer. Please review the dress code requirements listed on the senior portrait dress code flyer.

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Posted by: Ronnie Evans
Published: 6/13/16




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Pre-registration will open for West Covina High School on July 14 at 11:00 a.m. Parents and/or students will be able to review and complete school forms easily through our new online system. Gone are the days of endless repetitive forms. Once you enter your information we will save it, and you can and easily update it in the future. Look for a letter in July explaining step-by-step directions with your child's specific log-in information.

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Posted by: WCHS Webadmin
Published: 6/2/16




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AP Bootcamp has been postponed until the fall semester. Please listen for announcements in the fall for updates regarding when the next Bootcamp will be offered. We hope to see all AP students attend.

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Posted by: WCHS Webadmin
Published: 6/2/16