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Is VHS ready for in-person learning?

Numbers are increasing within Ventura County lowering Ventura overall to Tier one- Widespread. Many non-essential indoor business operations remain closed. Infographic by: Logan Wilkov
December 7, 2020

Update on the potential reopening of VUSD schools As we dive into the second quarter of the 2020-2021’ school year, conversations of returning to campus have increased. Elementary schools within the...

VUSD shuts down due to coronavirus pandemic

VUSD shuts down due to coronavirus pandemic
March 15, 2020

COVID-19 virus prompts district-wide shutdown for at least a month. During the evening of Mar. 12, Ventura Unified School District announced the commencement of a district-wide shutdown beginning on Mar....

District Choir concert proves to be therapy for the ears

The last song of the evening,
January 23, 2020

A night filled with choral, pop and jazz selections. On Jan. 17, parents and friends gathered in Buena High School’s auditorium, ready to hear the musical chords sung by various school’s choir programs,...

Choose Ventura, the choice is yours

Ventura High has been selected to become a School of Choice after being off the list for the last couple of years. Photo by: Yasmin Myers
January 23, 2020

Ventura High opens School of Choice to all students within VUSD According to Ventura Unified School District’s website, School of Choice is a process that grants parents of VUSD kids to select any school...

VUSD appoints Dr. Roger Rice as new Superintendent

Incoming VUSD Superintendent Roger Rice. Photo by: Ventura County Office of Education
January 9, 2019

The Ventura Unified School District Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday, January 8, to select Dr. Roger Rice, the current Deputy Superintendent for Student Services at the Ventura County Office...

Creswell resignation accepted, Dr. Jeff Davis interim superintendent

Creswell resignation accepted, Dr. Jeff Davis interim superintendent
December 14, 2018

Ventura Unified School District has selected Dr. Jeff Davis, current Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources as the interim superintendent to succeed resigning Superintendent David Creswell according...

The District revamps their logo and branding

The crew speaking with VHS Assistant Principal Chris Murphy, in charge of curriculum and instruction. Photo by: Sarah Clench
December 5, 2018

Recently, Ventura Unified School District created a new logo and is going through a brand development process. According to VUSD’s website, there will be modern and vibrant changes to the website and...

VUSD Superintendent accused of bigotry

Junior Aidan Moran said of his own thoughts on Creswell’s comments on LGBTQI+ youth: “Even though he said some things that I may not agree with, I have talked with Superintendent Creswell numerous times and have never felt as if he was discriminatory, in fact he was quite the opposite.” Photo by: Sam Hicks
November 29, 2018

On Feb. 21 2016, the current Superintendent of the Ventura Unified School District, David Creswell, appeared at the Redeemer Baptist Church in Riverside California to deliver a sermon as a guest pastor....

Diversity Collective hosts community meeting on superintendent’s remarks

Steve Bailey shares his thoughts on Superintendent David Creswell's 2016 sermon.
November 28, 2018

“We would never have hired [Superintendent David Creswell] if we had known [about] this,” said school board member Mary Haffner about Cresswell’s controversial 2016 sermon in which he made statements...

Candidates vie to replace retiring VUSD School Board member

Some of the local political figures backing each candidate. Infographic by: Sam Coats
September 11, 2018

As the November elections draw closer, Jerry Dannenberg, Deborah Meyer-Morris, and Madhu Bajaj are locked in a heated race to replace retiring trustee, John Walker on the Ventura Unified School District...

A 1.25 percent compromise

A 1.25 percent compromise
January 17, 2018

Nowadays, it’s common for students to take their teachers for granted without necessarily even realizing that they’re doing so. For some students, they look forward to visiting old teachers...

Opinion: Students, what are you worth?

Infographic by: Brooke Newman
November 9, 2017

I recently heard that Ventura High School students are worth 37 dollars. I didn’t know what that meant, so I looked it up. After many different pages I read I found that schools are given money...

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