WHS End of the Year Celebration

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April 26, 2017 | The Allied Health Academy is excited to celebrate the end of its first year of programming at Western High School! In celebration of the program’s first expansion site, we hosted an end of the year get-together where everyone could reflect upon all the growth and success of the program. For next year, AHA is excited to provide more opportunities and activities to help guide students towards their future goals!

Kaiser Permanente & AIME Field Trip

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April 24, 2017 | In an event hosted by the Anaheim Innovative Mentoring Experience (AIME) and in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, high school juniors from Western High School’s Allied Health Academy were given an introductory orientation for the AIME events that will take place during the 2017-18 school year. The program will expose students to various departments within the health care field.

During the introductory event, students were able to interact with Kaiser Permanente professionals to gain a better understanding of the journey to becoming a professional and the skills required for future success in the students’ careers. Thank you to Kaiser Permanente and AUHSD’s AIME Program for hosting the Allied Health Academy students!

WHS Workshop: Organ Attack!

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April 12, 2017 | In this workshop, Western High School students were able to gain a better understanding of the human body by playing the game, Organ Attack! With the main objective to remove your opponents’ organs before they remove yours, the fast-paced game helped students learn more about the functions of different organs and some of the afflictions that can negatively affect each organ.

Congratulations to our High School Summer Interns!

Congratulations to these ten high school juniors who were accepted to the Allied Health Academy and Anaheim Innovative Mentoring Experience (AIME) Summer Internship Program! These students went through an extensive application and interviewing process before being chosen among many students. For the AIME Summer Internship Program, these students will be placed in a health-focused site where they will work with experienced individuals in a professional environment to gain valuable skills and knowledge to use in their future careers. In addition, they will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship for completing this 7-week experience. This internship program is a partnership between the Anaheim Union High School District, OCAPICA, and Cal State Fullerton, and is funded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

We would like to congratulate the following students for taking advantage of this remarkable opportunity!

  • Alliyah Bernales
  • Eva Gomez
  • Jennifer Marquez
  • Kimberly Rodriguez
  • Jason Bulatao
  • Brianna Mendez
  • Jocelyn Pineda
  • Ester Plavdjian
  • Laisha Valle
  • Brithany Miranda

Upcoming Event: Empowering the Next Generation of Innovative Minds

The Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM) and the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) at the University of California Irvine are hosting their first annual college prep conference titled “Empowering the Next Generation of Innovative Minds”. The event is taking place at the University of California, Irvine Medical School on Saturday April 22, 2017 and is open, free of cost, to all students and parents who are interested in gaining information about college admissions, financial aid, and advice on how to transition from high school to college.

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KP & AIME Field Trip

On April 24, 2017, Magnolia High School students will be participating in an event hosted by Anaheim’s Innovative Mentoring Experience (AIME) program. In partnership with Kaiser Permanete, the AIME program is looking to empower students in the Anaheim Union High School District succeed in their future goals and aspirations.

The introductory meeting will provide students an overview of the program and for Kaiser Permanente professionals to interact with students applying for the summer program. For more details about the event, please refer to the flyers attached below!

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Transitioning to College Workshop

The Orange Country Department of Education (OCDE) is hosting a workshop titled “Transition to College” on May 11, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The workshop is looking to help improve families’ knowledge about going to college. With separate sets of workshop sessions for students and parents/guardians, everyone will gain a better understanding of the ins and outs that college has to offer.

To register or get more information about the workshop, please refer to the flyer below!

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MHS Workshop: Physical Therapy

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March 2, 2017 | For this week’s workshop, Magnolia High School students were introduced to the physical therapy career where they gained a better understanding of the responsibilities and qualifications of the profession.

After the presentation, students were then able to apply some of the resistance band exercises physical therapists utilize on a daily basis. The exercises taught students how different exercises can be used to relieve pain in different areas of the body, such as in the knee or shoulder.

MHS Workshop: Tobacco Awareness

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February 16, 2017 | HAPI-YEP and the Allied Health Academy partnered up to educate students at Magnolia HS. They were given a brief overview about the health risks associated with smoking and gained a better perspective about the risks of vaping/e-cigarettes. Students were able to voice their opinions by “telling” smokers (strangers, family, and/or friends) how they feel about smoking.

MHS Workshop: Network Connection

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February 14, 2017 | This week’s workshop allowed for Magnolia HS students to connect and establish new relationships with current Allied Health Academy college students from Cypress College and Cal State Fullerton.

Students formed a circle and discussed different topics such as their definitions of success, the factors that motivate them, and barriers that they will face in the future. As students shared their thoughts, they all discovered how they’re all connected to one another.

Through these meaningful discussions, students were able to gain a stronger understanding of potential careers in allied health and the steps they need to make to succeed in the future. Thank you so much for the mentors from Cypress and CSUF to take time out of their busy schedules to talk to us!