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William S. Hart Union School District

William S. Hart Union School District News

William S. Hart Union School District news and information.  William S. Hart Union School District prepares students to meet the challenges of the future as lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

    Student Artists Display Work At Hart High School Art Show

    Hart High School students displayed their work at the school’s annual art show this week, culminating up to a year of work in art classes.

    The gallery, which was organized by Hart High art teacher Mary Ann Fragodt, featured a variety of student artwork selected by teachers from both the beginning and advanced two-dimensional art classes at the school. 

    Einstein Academy Touts First Graduating Class For High School

    Einstein Academy announced its first graduation ceremony will take place May 29, according to school officials

    West Ranch's Weather Balloon Studies Radiation At Edge Of Atmosphere

    The weather balloon that West Ranch High School students launched on Friday reached more than 80,000 feet and spent about two and a half hours in the air, to study radiation at the edge of the atmosphere.

    Hart District Announce New Food Services Director For SCV Students

    Santa Clarita Valley Hart district and and Chartwells School Dining Services officials announced a new food services director for local junior high and high school cafeterias

    AP Scores For Santa Clarita Valley Hart District High Schools

    Three Santa Clarita Valley high schools are ahead of the state average for Advanced Placement test scores, one is right on par and two are below, according to the most recent statistics available on the state’s website. The Hart district’s districtwide figure for the number of students passing with a score of 3,4 or 5, which is the scoring range necessary to receive college credit for the courses, is on par with the state average.A look at AP scores in the Santa Clarita Valley. Advanced Placement, or AP tests, are administered by the College Board, the testing company also responsible for the SAT, and offered at the end of the year to students who complete AP courses.

    West Ranch High Astronomy Students Planning Balloon Launch Into Space

    West Ranch High School astronomy students are planning to become the first high school to collect cosmic dust during Friday’s meteor shower, school officials announced.

    Students are launching a high altitude weather balloon that will travel approximately 100,000 feet and collect the dust, a feat that’s never been attempted before, according to a statement by astronomy student Dillon Lombardo.

    Hart District Still Investigating Valencia High Baseball Coach Jared Snyder

    More than six weeks after Valencia High baseball head coach Jared Snyder took a leave of absence after accusations of financial impropriety were made against him, the Hart district is still conducting an audit to assess the situation, according to law enforcement officials.

    Hart District Hires Jon Carrino As New Director Of Technology

    The state’s Common Core Standards Initiative is bringing an influx of technology into classrooms statewide, and the Hart district hired a Santa Clarita Valley product to take on the new challenge locally, officials announced Wednesday. Jon Carrino, 38 of Palmdale, a Sierra Vista Junior High and Canyon High School grad, was named the district’s new director of technology at the William S. Hart Union High School District board meeting this week. His new post will take effect July 1. “It’s really going to be key that we’re there and involved in the discussion as a support function for teachers and students,” Carrino said, discussing his new promotion Thursday. The Hart district oversees about 22,000 students in the Santa Clarita Valley's public junior highs and high schools.

    Hart District Student Questions FAIR Education Act Instruction In SCV

    A Canyon High School senior is asking Hart district officials to speed up their process for including the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans into Santa Clarita Valley junior high and high school social studies classes. Andrew Taban, 17, is involved with several advocacy groups, and spoke at several Hart district board meetings after the topic was brought up among several student groups, he said. “When you see someone like you in history, you feel like there’s a chance for you,” Taban said. “It also gives a normality to who you are.” The William S. Hart Union High School District is in compliance with the FAIR Education Act, said Vicki Engbrecht, Hart district assistant superintendent for educational services. The Hart district oversees about 22,000 public junior high and high school students in the Santa Clarita Valley.

    Seven Hart District Schools Recognized By U.S. News And World Report

    Seven William S. Hart Union High School District schools were awarded medals by the U.S. News and World Report in their annual ranking of high school around the nation. Five schools received silver medals and two schools received bronze medals.