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For the fifth year, Damien High School placed on the Washington Post’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” list. Established in 1998, the annual ranking identifies schools that have done the best job in preparing students to take college-level courses and tests. Only 12% of the 22,000 U.S. public and private high schools made the list […]
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The Damien High School Robotics Program sent three teams to the 10th Annual VEX Robotics Competition High School World Championship at the Kentucky Exposition Center, April 19-25, and came away as one of the top 1-percent of high school programs in the world. The World Championships holds the Guinness World Record for the largest robotics […]
The Damien High School Robotics Team has become one of the most dominant programs in Southern California. Competing in the VEX Inland Empire High School League, Damien has qualified four teams to the state championship. At the VEX Inland Empire League Championships on January 21 hosted by Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Riverside, […]
What does recent history tell us? Damien’s football field was named after its great coach Dick Larson. Similarly, the Spartan’s ball yard was named after longtime athletic director Tom Carroll. You can find both stories on LaVerneOnline. Meanwhile, Bonita’s football field has long donned the name of Glenn Davis, the high school’s multi-sport star who […]
After gorging yourself on candy and Halloween parties, it time to give a little something back. And there’s no better opportunity than this Friday, Nov. 2, when the Damien High School Spartans host Charter Oak at Dick Larson Stadium. Sponsored by the Damien High School Community Service Outreach Club, volunteers will be accepting toys at […]
Damien students are going to get a big dose of reality — and perspective – when they enroll in teacher Stephen Patten’s advanced photography class this fall. His photographic specialty – he’s also taught history, religion and leadership on the catholic school campus in La Verne – is helping people find the magnificent in the […]
    Students at Damien High School in La Verne, including members of the football team, have teamed up with a local charity, Sowing Seeds for Life, to raise money to feed the needy and also collect toys to be distributed to underprivileged children.     Damien students put on two “taco lunch” fundraisers last month that […]
Late Wednesday afternoon, Father Patrick Travers, who was dumped by Damien in late July after serving the school for 49 years, confirmed that he is serving as the interim administrator for Holy Innocents Catholic Church in Victorville, Calif. In a sense, he’s back among friends. For the past 16 years, in addition to his principalship […]
In a few days, the telltale signs of another school year will begin at Damien High School. The marquee will be flashing its back-to-school greeting, teachers will be handing out syllabuses, and football players will be cracking shoulder pads at Dick Larson Stadium under the watchful eye of head football coach Greg Gano. Things couldn’t […]
In a couple of years, La Verne’s Trevor Chenoweth could be with a Wall Street investment banking firm or clerking at the Supreme Court, so you better meet with him now while he’s in town and his rates are still affordable.     This summer, Chenoweth, a senior student majoring in economics and government at […]