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WUSD Maintenance Operations & Transportation | Release Date 3/25/2022

WUSD Food Services | Release Date 6/7/2022

Season 2 | Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

American Union Student Reporters Natalie & Ameera
WFES Reporters Isabella, Luzmar & Cameron
WFMS Reporters Michelle, Arianna, Elizabeth & Anahi

Season 2 | Episode 1

Meet some of our new teachers and staff at Washington Unified!

Special guests: Jenna Futrell (WFE), MayKer Thao (WFE), Michael Mori (WFE), Melodia De La O (WFE), Gaspar Onofre (WUH), Pahola Martinez (WUH), Jose Solis (WUH), Richard Winters (WUH), Elena Maravilla (WUH), Corey Brown (Alt Ed), Cameron Scott (WFM), Rachel Xiong (WFM)

Reporters: Elizabeth, Anahi, Michelle, Arianna (WFMS)

Release date: September 14th, 2022

Season 1 | Fall 2022 - Spring 2022

Season 1 | Episode 1

Special video in honor of Veterans day and Halloween highlights from West Fresno and American Union.

Special guests: Mr. Sherron, Mr. Lee, Mr. Vass, Ivette Moreno & SrA Armando Moreno (National Guard).

Release date: November 15th, 2021

Season 1 | Episode 2

Halloween highlights from West Fresno and American Union.

Special guests: AU/WF preschool and Ms. Garcia’s Kinder class (West Fresno).

Release date: November 15th, 2021

Season 1 | Episode 3

What are you thankful for?  Special Thanksgiving video from staff and students at WUSD.

Release date: November 23rd, 2021

Season 1 | Episode 4

Do you know the story about the bells at American Union School?  In this video American Union Learning Director Mr. Dack talks about the origins of the bells and a little bit of history about Washington Union High school.

Special guest: James Dack (AU Learning Director)

Release date: November 29th, 2021

Season 1 | Episode 5

The new Esports program is kicking off at WUHS!  Ben Lane and Ryan Dull are leading the new Esports program at Washington Union High School.

Special guests: Ben Lane & Ryan Dull (WUHS)

Release date: December 1st, 2021

Season 1 | Episode 6

Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Migrant Education program surprised the Morales Yepez family with a visit from Santa!  Brian, Kayla, Alexander and Jose Morales Yepez from American Union and Washington Union were selected for the annual Migrant giveaway this year.   

Special guest: Ruben Castillo (Director Mirgrant Education)

Release date: December 13th, 2021

Season 1 | Episode 7

WUSD Alternative Education hosted a Bocce Ball event with three other continuation schools at the Dante Club in North Fresno.  

Special guests: Mr. Grant Thor (WUSD Alt Ed Principal) & Mr. Forestiere (Alt Ed).

Release date: December 17th, 2021

Season 1 | Episode 9

Highlights from the West Fresno and American Union music winter program and a special message from Superintendent Randy Morris

Special guest: Mr. Randy Morris

Release date: December 23rd, 2021

Season 1 | Episode 10

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. 

Release date: January 14th, 2022

Season 1 | Episode 11

K-9 Handler Julia with Karma the dog at Washington Union High School

Special guests: Julia and Karma the dog.

Release date: February 11th, 2022

Season 1 | Episode 12

Meet WUHS new activities director Miranda Rudolph and see what’s in store for spring 2022.

Special guest: Mirand Rudolph

Release date: February 11th, 2022

Season 1 | Episode 13

Black History month at American Union and West Fresno.

Special guests: Mr. Butts, Mrs. Aguilera, Mr. Offenheiser, Mr. Sidney, Ms. Rabbi, Ms. Cavins.

Release date: February 11th, 2022

Season 1 | Episode 14

WUHS senior Zulema Rico and junior Dayana Polanco were selected to attend the Law and Public Safety Education Network National Academy in Washington D.C.  Law and Justice Institute Instructor Mr. Maynez was also selected as a National Honor Teacher for the Law and Public Safety Education Network.  

Special guests: Mr. Maynez, Zulema Rico & Dayana Polanco (WUHS).

Release date: February 16th, 2022

Season 1 | Episode 15

Winners from American Union and West Fresno will compete in the WUSD district spelling bee Thursday February 17th, 2022.

Release date: February 16th, 2022

Season 1 | Episode 16

In the first segment we have Aaron Ochoa from American Union School talking about the WUSD Reclassification Ceremony coming up and what it means to reclassify. And in the following segment, Elleanna Owens talks about the annual Washington Union High FFA fundraiser held last month which raised over $11,000 in scholarship money.

Special guests: Ag Instructor Amy Vivenzi and FFA Treasurer Carina Ibarra (WUHS)

Release date: April 6th, 2022

Season 1 | Episode 17

In this special edition Erin Webster, Illustration Coordinator, at Washington Union High School recently had a pop-up art event to showcase her students’ pieces

Special guests: Erin Webster (WUHS)

Release date: April 8th, 2022

Season 1 | Episode 18

Check out our latest Grapevine News video with student reporter Elizabeth Escobar at the 3rd Annual Reclassification Ceremony held at the Washington Unified School District office.  Over 60 students reclassified this year from American Union, West Fresno, Washington Union and Alternative Education.

Release date: May 12th, 2022

Season 1 | Episode 19

In this edition WUHS celebrated honor roll students at the Academic All-Star event and then we get a glimpse into the world of chess at West Fresno Elementary.

Special guests: WUHS staff & Anthony Sidney (WFES/WFMS). 

Release date: June 5th, 2022