May 1, 2024 | Issue 32
"FJUHSD is the Place to Be Successful!"
Dear FJUHSD Staff, Students, and Community,

As we enter the month of May, we extend our gratitude to the individuals whose dedication significantly impacts the lives of our students. This month, our focus revolves around the theme: "FJUHSD is the Place to be Successful." We invite you to explore the achievements showcased in our Successful video, embedded within our newsletter, which encapsulates the remarkable endeavors taking place within FJUHSD.

Join us in acknowledging and honoring National School Principal Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Classified Employees Week. Additionally, May serves as a time to recognize various awareness days, including Mental Health Month and Jewish Heritage Month. Moreover, we express our sincere appreciation to Student Board Member Katie Sweeney and SAC Vice Chair Grace Nevis for their invaluable service, extending our best wishes for their endeavors as they transition into college.

As we reflect upon the contributions of all our committed employees throughout the 2023/24 academic year, we celebrate alongside our graduating seniors. Congratulations to the GRADUATING CLASS OF 2024! Your perseverance and dedication have culminated in this significant milestone. We commend you for your achievements during your tenure at FJUHSD, and we are confident that the skills and relationships forged will propel you towards future success.

Lastly, we extend heartfelt gratitude to our parents, guardians, families, and community members, as well as our esteemed Board of Trustees, for their unwavering support of our students and schools. Your active engagement and genuine commitment to education are instrumental in shaping FJUHSD as the premier destination for academic excellence.

Warm regards,

Steve McLaughlin, Ed.D.
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FJUHSD is the Place to Be Successful!
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Student Board Member/SAC President and SAC Vice Chair
On behalf of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District (FJUHSD), we extend our heartfelt gratitude to Student Board Member and Student Advisory Council (SAC) President Katie Sweeney, as well as SAC Vice Chair Grace Nevis. Their dedication and commitment throughout the 2023/24 school year have been invaluable. Through their leadership in planning activities and serving as the voices of our student community, they have significantly contributed to the enrichment of our District. Thank you, Katie and Grace, for your exemplary service and for upholding the spirit of FJUHSD. We look forward to seeing the outstanding achievements and successes that await you in college. Farewell and good luck, Katie and Grace! May your future be bright and rewarding.
Board Meeting Highlights
Celebrating Our District's Achievers: Art Show Winners and Winter Sports Athletes. We are thrilled to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our District Art Show Winners and CIF-participating Winter Sports Athletes. Congratulations to each student for your remarkable talent and dedication. A special thanks to our teachers and coaches for their invaluable support and guidance. Your commitment helps our students shine and brings pride to our community. Thank you, students, for embodying the best of our district. Your successes inspire us all!
Minutes from the meetings of the Board of Trustees can be found on our website.
Shout Outs
Congratulations to La Habra High School student Noah (Anais) Esquivias Collado, who has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2024 Artist of the Year in fine arts.
Take a moment to explore Noah's Art Portfolio by clicking here and immerse yourself in the world of creative artistry. Noah's journey as an artist began in childhood, a testament to innate passion for creation. Noah's love for drawing knows no bounds, fueled by a profound admiration for the intricate artistry found in cartoons and movies. With each stroke, channels of magic and animation is created. Noah states, “Similarly to many other artists, I started drawing ever since I was a kid. I always loved to create, it had become part of my identity very early on. I was always enamored with the process of creating art. The biggest influences I had were cartoons and movies in general. Whenever I would watch a movie, I would think about the process of applying special effects makeup, editing, and (my favorite) animation.”
Shout Out to Yasmin Vazquez-Gamez, FUHS AVID Senior of the Year!
We're thrilled to celebrate Yasmin Vazquez-Gamez as FUHS distinguished AVID Senior for the 2023-2024 school year! Over the last four years, Yasmin has exemplified nothing short of excellence and has risen as a true leader. As she contemplates her exciting future at either Cal State Fullerton or UC Merced, we salute her remarkable journey and achievements. Yasmin, we are immensely proud of you and wish you nothing but success in all your future endeavors. Go, Yasmin!
FJUHSD Graduation Dates and Times

As we eagerly anticipate graduation, please take a moment to mark your calendars with the dates and times for each school's ceremony. For the most accurate and detailed information, we encourage you to contact the respective schools directly. With the busy nature of graduation season, here are some helpful tips to help ensure a smooth experience on the day:

  • Arrive Early: Allow plenty of time for parking and seating.
  • Pack Essentials: Bring along any necessary items such as sunglasses, sunscreen, and a light jacket, depending on the weather.
  • Communicate Plans: Share your itinerary with family and friends attending to coordinate meet-ups.
  • Charge Your Devices: Ensure your phone and camera are fully charged to capture every moment.
  • Stay Hydrated: Keep water on hand, especially if the ceremony is outdoors.
Congratulations to the Class of 2024! We are proud of your achievements and excited to see what the future holds for you. We wish you joy and success as you move forward into new chapters of your lives.
Awareness Days Coming Up

FJUHSD recognizes
the following Awareness Days
for the month of May.

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Jewish American Heritage Month
Mental Health Awareness Month
School Principal Day - May 1
Teacher Day - May 7
Teacher App Week - May 6-10
School Lunch Hero Day - May 3
National School Nurse Day - May 8
Classified Employees Week - May 19-25
Speech Pathologist Day - May 18

Technology Services
The FJUHSD Technology Department is here to help!
The FJUHSD Technology Services Department supports technology for students, teachers, and staff to promote and monitor educational growth at a high standard of excellence. We are committed to providing up-to-date technology while providing a high level of customer service.

Visit our Technology Page for helpful information and technology support.
Troy High School New Classroom Building Project
Work continues to progress nicely at the TRHS new classroom building project. The installation of the drywall has been completed as well as the installation of windows and door frames. The building is being plastered, and the t-bar ceiling grid installation will commence the first week of May.
Sunny Hills High School New Agriculture Classroom Project
The SHHS new agriculture building footings and main slab have been poured and walls are being erected. The fire lane has been completed and footings have been dug and rebar has been placed for the main access ramp. Over the next weeks, primary work will consist of finishing the walls, placing the roofing members and various areas of ramps and other hardscapes.
Fullerton Union High School Pool Replacement
Work is moving along at the FUHS pool project. The pool received the remaining portion of shotcrete at the gutters, steps and surge pit. Perimeter pool piping has been installed and inspected. Utilities to the concession building have been installed and the footings and slab for the building have been poured. In the student restrooms, the window and door frames have been installed and Musco lights have been installed. The footings for the shade structure have been placed. Upcoming work will continue on the concession building, installation of the chemical building, and installation of outdoor showers and ramp will begin. Lighting for the pool, electrical, and water infrastructure for the monuments will also start in the upcoming days.
Happy Teacher Day, School Nurse Day &
Speech & Language Pathologist Day!
Let's mark our calendars for a month of gratitude in May as we celebrate the contributions of those who nurture our schools' health, communication, and knowledge: Teacher Day on May 7th, School Nurse Day on May 8th and Speech & Language Pathologist Day on May 18th. Join us in honoring these dedicated professionals who play a vital role in shaping the educational experience for our students!
Teacher/Certificated Staff Appreciation Week
May 6-10 is Teachers/Certificated Staff Appreciation Week. Join us in celebrating the remarkable educators and all certificated staff who make a difference every day. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week 2024! Your hard work, passion, and dedication enrich lives and shape futures. Here's to you, the unsung heroes of education!
Classified School Employee Week
May 19-25 is Classified School Employees Week. Let's celebrate the invaluable classified school employees who keep our schools running smoothly. Happy Classified School Employee Week 2024! Your hard work behind the scenes ensures a safe and supportive learning environment for all. Here's to the unsung heroes of our schools!
FJUHSD Resources Page

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Whether you're seeking information on education, healthcare, local services, or other essential aspects of community support, our page is a one-stop destination for valuable resources.
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