Downey High students learning about Chargaff's base pair rules (Cytosine binds with Guanine, and Thymine binds with Adenine) with Red Vines and colored marshmallows. DNA looks like a ladder and is called a double helix.


Relay for Life May 30-31. Save the date. See the announcements post to sign up. Mr. Manzanares has been our captain for 10 years, so let's get involved.

Engineering Students

Three of our engineering students: Alyssa Montenegro, Nicholas Acosta and Lorenzo Parra competed in the Los Angeles regional Project Lead the Way Chevron Design Challenge on Saturday at El Camino College. They came away with 1st place with each winning an iPad. They advanced to the state finals in Sacramento on May16th.

Dance Team

DHS Dance Team brought home a National Title this weekend at the SHARP International Nationals competition in Las Vegas. They won 5 first place trophies and 1 second place. One of the routines was the highest score in their division which earned them the National Champion Title. Congratulations!!!

Downey Legend

The Downey Legend Online Newspaper Staff received the honor rating, First Class with Three Marks of Distinction, from the National Scholastic Press Association. Marks of distinction were given in coverage and content, interactivity and community, and design and navigation. Make sure to check us out at www.thedowneylegend.com Twitter: @thedowneylegend Instagram:@thedowneylegend Facebook:the downey legend

Arsenic and Old Lace Dark Comedy

Presale tickets will be available from Mr. Hansen and the ASB window starting Monday May 27th

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SBAC Testing, CST and AP Tests begin in May

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Period 1  7:50 AM - 8:46 AM (56)
Period 2 8:53 AM - 9:55 AM (62)
Snack 9:55 AM - 10:05 AM (10)
Period 3 10:12 AM - 11:08 AM (56)
A Lunch 11:08 AM - 11:38 AM (30)
A Period 4 11:45 AM - 12:41 PM (56)
B Period 4 11:15 AM - 12:11 PM (56)
B Lunch 12:11 PM - 12:41 PM (30)
Period 5 12:48 PM - 1:44 PM (56)
Period 6 1:54 PM - 2:50 PM (56)
Wednesday, Thursday
Block I 7:50 AM - 9:40 AM (110)
Snack 9:40 AM - 9:50 AM (10)
A Block II 10:00 AM - 11:05 AM (65)
A Lunch 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM (30)
A Block II 11:40 AM - 12:20 PM (40)
B Block II 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM (110)
B Lunch 11:50 AM - 12:20 PM (30)
Block III 12:30 PM - 2:20 PM (110)


Relay for Life is Saturday May 30-Sunday May 31. Downey has it’s own team and it’s own website to sign up. Mr Manzanares has been our team captain for 10 years, so let’s get involved. Click Read More> below and then sign up on the next page. Click here to Sign up.    

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Daily Announcements 4/27/15

Attention Students! If you plan on attending prom, be aware that your attendance MUST be cleared. That’s right, your attendance from September until TODAY must be cleared. Attendance will be posted outside the attendance office across from the off-campus window. Once you’ve determined the number of absences you have to clear – SEE YOUR RESPECTIVE DEAN. It is YOUR responsibility …

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Jane Austen Essay Contest Open to 9-12th grades

Essay Contest Topic Examine a single Jane Austen novel DEADLINE: May 15, 2015.  Visit: www.jasna.org for full contest details.       Pick-up a flyer with Mrs. Campos in A100 Good Luck!!!

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Writing Center Tutor Applications

Become a Writing Center Tutor! The writing center is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year! Complete an application packet by 4/30/15 Application 2-3 paragraph personal statement English teacher recommendation form For more information see Ms. Stratford in A-216 or visit the writing center website: http://dhswritingcenter.weebly.com/ Click below for the application and more information. Downey High School Writing Center …

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