Verdugo Hills High School Online


News flashes throughout the Verdugo years


Issues of the
Verdugo Voice
by Charlie Noyes
( Lead Teacher)

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WASC report 2007.
Friday, April 20, 2007.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges California (WASC) accredited Verdugo Hills and the following to report.

New Phone Numbers
Wednesday, October 11, 2007.
The Los Angeles Unified School District changed all phone numbers at Verdugo Hills High School. The new main number for Verdugo is: (818) 951-5400. For a list of other offices and personnel, please click here or open / save it in Microsoft Word.

Mrs. Dellepiane & Doolittle retire
Monday, June 5, 2006.
Verdugo's principal and assistant principal retire.

4 Small Learning Communities
Monday, April 24, 2006.
In September 2006, Verdugo will split into 4 new Small Learning Communities.

Tardy Sweep
Thursday, November 17, 2005.
Teacher and student feedback have prompted the changes listed below. Please review critical changes with your classes.

Football Champions!
Thursday, November 10, 2005.
This football season, the mighty Dons are taking charge. This is the first league championship that they won in 25 years.

New Electronic Marquee.
Friday, June 14, 2005.
After several years of wiring and planning, a new electronic marquee has been installed.

Teacher / Counselor Awards 2005.
Friday, June 3, 2005.
Three of Verdugo Hills High School's outstanding teachers have been awarded the 2005 Annual Teacher/Counselor Recognition Awards given by the Los Angeles Fulfillment Fund.

World War II Vets visit Verdugo.
Friday, June 3, 2005.
Two Sunland-Tujunga World War II Veterans recently spoke to the Senior Class at Verdugo Hills High School.

Smaller Learning Community.
Thursday, May 19, 2005.
Verdugo Hills Senior High School is slated to open two Ninth Grade Preparatory High Schools in September of 2005.

College Carreer Fair 2005.
Thursday, March 31, 2005.
The annual College and Career Day Fair was held on March 31st in the Big Gym at Verdugo Hills High School.

Cruz Bustamante visits Verdugo.
Friday, February 24, 2005.
Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante visited Verdugo Hills High School on February 24th to encourage the Seniors to apply for the Cal Grant Program.

Recognition "Taken School Home" videos.
Wednesday, December 15, 2004. Verdugo Hills High School’s own video series “Taking School Home” was chosen by the National Network of Partnership Schools to be included in its 7th annual edition of “Promising Partnership Practices.”

Dare Doolittle: 50 years LAUSD.
Friday, September 8, 2004. Mrs. Dare Rowland Doolittle on her anniversary of 50 years of service in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Taking School Home videos.
Friday, February 27, 2004.
Verdugo Hills has videos for parents and students to check out and take home.

Kiss a pig for higher API scores.
Monday, October 27, 2003. Mrs. Dellepiane promised the students last spring that if their scores went up on the stats tests, she would kiss a pig.

A photographic tour of Homecoming 2003.
Friday, October 24, 2003.
If you have a 56 K modem connection, it may take a minute for all pictures to load.

Period 4 class for all 9th grade students!
Starting Monday, February 3, 2003. Verdugo Hills offers extra support for underperforming 9th grade students. Enrichment activities are set up.

Tiffany Montgomery a.k.a. Ryan Starr.
Monday, October 7, 2002.
Tiffany Montgomery, Verdugo Hills HS class of 2000, appeared on nationwide television as a finalist on the hit television show "American Idol."

Gil Speer is a Nationally Certified Teacher .
Tuesday, January 6, 2002.
Gil Speer is Verdugo's first teacher to obtain this honorable certificate.

Jane Schaffer visits Verdugo's staff.
Tuesday, December 4, 2001.
Jane Schaffer is well known for her writing program.

A photographic tour of Homecoming 2001.
Friday, November 2, 2001.
If you have a 56 K modem connection, it may take a minute for all pictures to load.

Verdugo Donates $2,682 to Disaster Relief
Wednesday, October 10, 2001.
Los Angeles Times / KTLA-5 receive money from Verdugo for New York relief efforts.

Stanford 9 scores are higher again!
Tuesday, September 18, 2001. For the fourth year in a row, Standford 9 scores have gone up.

New Bell Schedule for 2001 - 2002
Tuesday, September 4, 2001. Classes start at 7:56 A.M. and period 4 terminates at 3:10 P.M.

$20,000 Donated to Verdugo.
Friday, August 17, 2001. Assemblymember Carol Liu presented a check symbolizing money she secured in the State Budget for our library security system and to improve science lab facilities.

Verdugo Title I school
Friday, June 15, 2001. Verdugo becomes a Title I school, bringing extra funding for our students to increase their math and literacy achievement.

114 Verdugo students receive $1000.- scholarships
Wednesday, May 16, 2001. The following students scored either in the top 10% of our school or top 5% of the state of California.

Smaller Communities Learning Project
Friday, May 4, 2001. Verdugo Hills High is one of 65 schools nationwide to receive a $500,000 federal Department of Education Smaller Learning Communities implementation grant

A.P.I. (Academic Performance Index)
Monday, April 30, 2001. Verdugo Hills is awarded about $160,000.- dollars for meeting its A.P.I.

Lisa Karahalios is on Jeopardy
Thursday, March 22, 2001. Lisa Karahalios plays on Jeopardy: Friday June 22, 2001.

A.P.I. (Academic Performance Index)
Friday, February 3, 2001. Verdugo Hills is awarded $115,494.- dollars for meeting its A.P.I.

Turner Stadium
Friday, October 13, 2000. Dr. Gary Turner is honored by receiving a stadium in his name: "The Turner Stadium."

A.P.I. (Academic Performance Index)
Thursday, October 5, 2000. Verdugo Hills is eligible for the Governor's Performfance Award and the School Site Employee Performance Bonus.

Platinum Award
Sunday, August 20, 2000. Verdugo Hills receives recognition for the Copernican Block Schedule.

Homecoming 1999
Saturday, October 16, 1999. Seniors Tiffany Montgomery and Teddy Tran are crowned Homecoming Queen and King.

MacDonald named principal for a day
April 1999. Entertainment executive John MacDonald is Verdugo's Principal for a Day.

Thursday, February 11, 1999 Two Verdugo Hills High School seniors awarded for their achievements in the 1998-99 Academic Decathlon.

Students Apparently Like Coming to School
Tuesday, November 17, 1998 Verdugo Hills High School was honored by the Board of Education for student attendance.

And Dr. Turner Said, 'Let There Be Lights!'
Friday, October 9, 1998 After more than forty years in the dark, Verdugo's football field is bathed in a bright, white glow.

Verdugo Goes Copernican
Tuesday, September 8, 1998 In an effort to improve student performance, Verdugo is testing a new block schedule for classes.

Fifty-Some Years Late to Class
Thursday, June 18, 1998 Two Verdugo students, prevented by history from graduating with their classes, finally walk the walk.

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