1957 CIF Championship Football Game – Yearbook Photos

2016 Track & Field Team Wins Orange League Championship

Paul Points out new record

AHS Senior Paul Magana points to his winning 22 feet,8 ¾ inch score that made him OC’s triple jump champion.

Anaheim High’s Boy’s Track & Field team won their first out right Orange League Track Championship in 30 years.  They won five dual meets and had an incredible finish yesterday (5/5/16) beating Valley High 168.50 to 163.  The meet was held at Century High.  The complete results are listed below.
Anaheim – 168.50
Valley – 163
Savanna – 37.50
Century – 35
Katella – 33
Magnolia – 17
The big scorers for Anaheim were – Orange League Track and Field MVP – Paul Magana.  Paul won all three jumps (6’0 in the high, 21′ 8 in the long’ 43′ in the triple) and took 2nd in the 100.
Octavio Moreno won both hurdles and took 2nd in both relays – 15.68 in the 110’s; 40.24 in the 330’s.
Luis Marquez won the shot put and discus; Matt Avalos won the 100 in 11.29, 2nd in the 200 and was on both 2nd place relays; Kentrell Dorsey won the 400 in 51.42 and was on both relays; Dalton Aviles won the 2 mile, took 2nd in the mile with a 4:36 and 4th in the 800; and Danny Gonzalez took 3rd in all three distance races.
The team also scratched and clawed for some 4th, 5th and 6th places to assist with the scoring.  Head Coach Brian Castelli said “it was a rather gutsy performance as we have injured athletes, newcomers and multiple four-event competitiors.”
The event winners move on to the CIF Prelims May 14 at Trabuco Hills High.
Another important accomplishment for this year’s undefeated Anaheim High Track and Field Team is the fact that one athlete set two new school records.

Paul Magana broke his own school record in the triple jump by 5 inches when he jumped 45 feet, 10.25 inches at the Orange County Track and Field Championships held April 23, 2016 at Mission Viejo High School. Magana first broke the AHS triple jump record April 2 at The Trabuco Hills Invitational. His jump of 45’ 4” smashed the record of 42′ 7″ set by Quincy Johnson in 2006. With his jump, Magana was crowned OC’s triple jump champion!

Magana also placed 3rd in the boys’ varsity long jump at the Trabuco Hills meet and broke a second school record of 22 feet, 6.5 inches previously held by Rueben Droughns.  Magana jumped 22 feet, 8 ¾ inches.

 

 

Anorancos

Take a stroll down memory lane as you puruse this collection of Anaheim (Union) High School newspapers recovered and preserved by the AHS Alumni Association. If you have any Anarancos in your collection of school memorabilia, please share them with the AHSAA. They will be scanned and shared on the alumni website. Contact the AHSAA at anaheimalumni@yahoo.com.

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Frank Kellogg – Class of ’44 Honors Grad Day, D-Day 67 Years Later – June 7, 2011

Remembering D-Day graduation at Pearson Park

 

http://www.ocregister.com/news/classmates-303511-kellogg-day.html

AHS Inducting New Members to Hall of Fame – Nov. 5, 2010

http://www.ocregister.com/news/anaheim-274603-school-high.html

AHS Holds All-Class Reunion – Oct. 26, 2010

http://www.ocregister.com/news/school-272937-anaheim-high.html#article-photos

Teachers Turn Around Anaheim High

Featured in the April issue of California Educator magazine

 

(pictured: Dean Elder, Chemistry)

 

By Sherry Posnick-Goodwin

 

Five years ago, teachers decided to transform Anaheim High School with a group called, oddly enough, “Critical Friends.” Faculty from all departments and grades began meeting regularly for candid discussions about what was — and wasn’t — working at their campus. They displayed the work of their students and asked colleagues for their honest opinions. They began opening their doors and watching each another teach and giving feedback. They decided to trust each another.

Teachers had to lead the path to change because there was a vacuum in leadership at the time. The school and the district were in between principals and superintendents. The campus, in the second decile on the API with more than 70 percent English learners, was floundering.

Salvation arrived in the form of a $500,000 Comprehensive Schools Reform grant from the federal government. With no administrative leadership, teachers took control of the money.

“I ended up being in charge of it,” says Dean Elder, a chemistry teacher and member of the Anaheim Secondary Teachers Association (ASTA). “So I gathered a group of teachers together to figure out what we were going to do with the money.”

ASTA members opted for using the money on professional development modeled on the Critical Friends Group program based in Bloomington, Indiana. They hired consultants from the South Basin Writing Project to help them. And slowly, things improved.

“We began creating benchmarks,” recalls Elder. “We began looking at data. We organized our departments so teachers were basically teaching the same standards in the same classes. We began emphasizing critical thinking skills instead of filling in the blanks. Quality assignments replaced worksheets.”

The full-inclusion school also opted to have mainstream and special education teachers co-teach certain classes together, to address the needs of struggling students as well as students with special needs. Intervention classes were added.

Improvement was staggering: From 2004 to 2008, the school’s API ranking went from 571 to 701. The culture shift rocked the school, says English teacher Doug Wager. “People were willing to open their doors and talk honestly in an environment where they weren’t judged for having trouble. It helped my teaching tremendously, and I stopped beating myself up.”

Student motivation increased, too, with Wager leading assemblies designed to instill students with taking personal pride in their schoolwork and test scores.

“I tell students that everything with their name attached to it is important, and that whether they like it or not it becomes a part of us,” explains Wager. “I tell them that saying ‘I don’t care’ is a defense mechanism, and nobody is really happy when they don’t do well on something.”

Thanks to funds from the Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA), class size reduction occurred in some areas last year. By next year, all core classes should have a ratio of 25 students per teacher. QEIA funds will allow additional counselors to be hired. Last year the school received a bronze medal from U.S. News and World Report, which evaluated 22,000 schools nationwide and awarded 1,300 medals for improvement.

Anaheim High School is a good school, but it needs to get better, says math teacher Jessica Torres. “I think we need to step it up a little bit. We need to improve, not just in terms of getting low-end kids where they need to be, but also help higher-end kids prepare more for college.”

English teacher Sharon King believes that is entirely possible. “It gets harder every year, but teachers still have the power to make changes.”

Ongoing Improvements at AHS – April 7, 2009

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/new-anaheim-building-2356770-campus-high