Hart district officials named five new vice principals Wednesday for the 2014-15 school year. The announcement was made at the governing board meeting for the William S. Hart Union High School District.
“These positions became open following several administrative changes, including the retirement of two high school principals and a junior high school assistant principal,” according to a Hart district news release. “Four of the positions will begin effective July 1, 2014, and one will be effective on Jan. 1, 2015, following the retirement of another assistant principal.”
Hart district officials are looking at the addition of wrestling to the sports offerings for Santa Clarita Valley high school students next year as a self-sustaining program, officials said Wednesday. “There is a demonstrated high level of support for wrestling in the Santa Clarita Valley, with four local programs currently hosting more than 150 members, ages 3 to 21,” according to the William S. Hart Union High School District agenda. “Local supporters have stepped forward to offer training facilities and expertise.” It’s the second self-sustaining program the district has added in as many years, which will be seeking to follow the growth and success of lacrosse, which was added by the board in 2012.
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.
The Santa Clarita Valley Mayor’s Committee for Employment of Individuals with Disabilities is hosting a luncheon on Thursday where keynote speakers will address the theme, Memory Loss, Aging and the Workplace.
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 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.