FOR MANY YEARS, residents of theearly City of Sunland/Tujunga fought    to have a high school in their              commun...
Prior to 1932, students had to take the bus to Glendale High. After ‘32, they were bussed to San Fernando High.
By August, ‘33, the Tujunga Chamber of Commerce was trying to secure ahigh school for the Tujunga Valley, but        there...
By October, ‘33, the Chamber ofCommerce launched a campaign toraise the funds.
A ladies organization formed in ‘34 topress the district to build a highschool. They lobbied for the next twoyears.
And Verdugo Hills High School wasborn.
Verdugo HillsHigh School75 Years of Excellence      1937-2012
Verdugo built on the site of a lemonorchard next to the original PlainviewElementary School.
• Calvin Coolidge High School was  going to be the school’s name.• Congressman John Steven  McGroarty lobbied to have the ...
• September 13, 1937: School opens  (437 students, Grades 7-11).• Room 7 was the main building-it  was where the main buil...
• 521 students in second semester.• June 21, 1939-First class of 51  students graduate.
• Verdugo takes over the Plainview  ES site. Parking lot replaces the  school’s main building.• The other classroom buildi...
•   1940-New gym added•   1948-Main building completed•   1948-The original building moved.
• 1942-Cornerstone for Auditorium  laid.• 1957- Auditorium  completed, named for John  Steven McGroarty, a  local, Califor...
• 1957-Keltner Glen added, named  for Phil Keltner, active member of  the schools Booster Club, left in  a wheelchair afte...
• 1961-Glenn Hall built and named  in honor of astronaut and US  Senator, John Glenn.• 1966-The building housing the  wood...
• 1969-Suffel Hall built-named for  Ms. Lucia Shumway Suffel  (art/jewelry-making).• 1998-New Media Lab replaces  Auto Sho...
Verdugo has had a long line of verysuccessful alumni in every field-politics, music, drama, civilrights, industry, and more!
• Corey Allen (movies)• Dr. Susan Ashley (psychology -  author) Class of 1978• Michael Baldwin (movies - actor)   Class of...
• Bekka Bramlett (music)• Jan Brewer  (governor Arizona)• Chris Burns  (CNN anchor)
• Don E. FauntLeRoy (movies - director)  Class of 1971• Michael Huckman (reporter)   Class of 1979
•   K. Lee Johnson (movies - stuntman)    Class of 1977•   Michael J. Kouri (paranormal)    Class of 1982•   Scott Manzo (...
•   Alan Lezman (movies)    Class of 1968•   John Ingle (movies)    Class of 1946
•   A Martinez (Actor)    Class of 1966•   Molly Murphy MacGregor (education)    Class of S-1964
•    Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (politics)     Class of 1956•    Jeff Mitchum    (photography)     Class of 1977
• Jaye P. Morgan (singer) Class of W-1950•    Robert C. Nakasone (business)    Class of W-1966
•   Brian Nash (acting)      Class of 1974•   John Purdell (music)      Class of 1977
•    Steve White (U.S. armed forces)    Class of 1946•   Jonathan Valen (music)    Class of 1977
•   David Simpson (U.S. armed forces)    Class of 1976•   Dick & Tom Smothers    (comedy)
Verdugo Hills High School is proud of all we dofor our students…the futureleaders, artists, educators, doctors, lawyers…an...
Verdugo HillsHigh School75 Years of Excellence      1937-2012
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
Verdugo Hills High School 75th Anniversary
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  1. 1. FOR MANY YEARS, residents of theearly City of Sunland/Tujunga fought to have a high school in their community.
  2. 2. Prior to 1932, students had to take the bus to Glendale High. After ‘32, they were bussed to San Fernando High.
  3. 3. By August, ‘33, the Tujunga Chamber of Commerce was trying to secure ahigh school for the Tujunga Valley, but there was no money.
  4. 4. By October, ‘33, the Chamber ofCommerce launched a campaign toraise the funds.
  5. 5. A ladies organization formed in ‘34 topress the district to build a highschool. They lobbied for the next twoyears.
  6. 6. And Verdugo Hills High School wasborn.
  7. 7. Verdugo HillsHigh School75 Years of Excellence 1937-2012
  8. 8. Verdugo built on the site of a lemonorchard next to the original PlainviewElementary School.
  9. 9. • Calvin Coolidge High School was going to be the school’s name.• Congressman John Steven McGroarty lobbied to have the name changed to Verdugo Hills.
  10. 10. • September 13, 1937: School opens (437 students, Grades 7-11).• Room 7 was the main building-it was where the main building and flagpole now stands.
  11. 11. • 521 students in second semester.• June 21, 1939-First class of 51 students graduate.
  12. 12. • Verdugo takes over the Plainview ES site. Parking lot replaces the school’s main building.• The other classroom buildings became part of the VHHS campus (Magnet area).
  13. 13. • 1940-New gym added• 1948-Main building completed• 1948-The original building moved.
  14. 14. • 1942-Cornerstone for Auditorium laid.• 1957- Auditorium completed, named for John Steven McGroarty, a local, Californias Poet Laureate and a U.S. Congressman.
  15. 15. • 1957-Keltner Glen added, named for Phil Keltner, active member of the schools Booster Club, left in a wheelchair after contracting polio.
  16. 16. • 1961-Glenn Hall built and named in honor of astronaut and US Senator, John Glenn.• 1966-The building housing the wood, electric and auto shops built.
  17. 17. • 1969-Suffel Hall built-named for Ms. Lucia Shumway Suffel (art/jewelry-making).• 1998-New Media Lab replaces Auto Shop and Electric Shop.• 2012-SLC Project is completed.
  18. 18. Verdugo has had a long line of verysuccessful alumni in every field-politics, music, drama, civilrights, industry, and more!
  19. 19. • Corey Allen (movies)• Dr. Susan Ashley (psychology - author) Class of 1978• Michael Baldwin (movies - actor) Class of 1981
  20. 20. • Bekka Bramlett (music)• Jan Brewer (governor Arizona)• Chris Burns (CNN anchor)
  21. 21. • Don E. FauntLeRoy (movies - director) Class of 1971• Michael Huckman (reporter) Class of 1979
  22. 22. • K. Lee Johnson (movies - stuntman) Class of 1977• Michael J. Kouri (paranormal) Class of 1982• Scott Manzo (music ) Class of 1977
  23. 23. • Alan Lezman (movies) Class of 1968• John Ingle (movies) Class of 1946
  24. 24. • A Martinez (Actor) Class of 1966• Molly Murphy MacGregor (education) Class of S-1964
  25. 25. • Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (politics) Class of 1956• Jeff Mitchum (photography) Class of 1977
  26. 26. • Jaye P. Morgan (singer) Class of W-1950• Robert C. Nakasone (business) Class of W-1966
  27. 27. • Brian Nash (acting) Class of 1974• John Purdell (music) Class of 1977
  28. 28. • Steve White (U.S. armed forces) Class of 1946• Jonathan Valen (music) Class of 1977
  29. 29. • David Simpson (U.S. armed forces) Class of 1976• Dick & Tom Smothers (comedy)
  30. 30. Verdugo Hills High School is proud of all we dofor our students…the futureleaders, artists, educators, doctors, lawyers…andeverything in between.
  31. 31. Verdugo HillsHigh School75 Years of Excellence 1937-2012

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