Monday, April 23
West Covina Educators to Visit Baldwin Park Unified to Learn about Mental Health Programs:
A group of 10 educators from West Covina Unified School District will visit Baldwin Park High School’s National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) student club from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 23 as the district considers creating a similar program. Baldwin Park Unified is a pioneer in opening student NAMI clubs, launching the first one in the East San Gabriel Valley in 2016-17 at Sierra Vista High School. Clubs have since been created at Baldwin Park High School and North Park Continuation High School. Students in the clubs, where membership can top 60, explore mental health fields and combat stigmas that can prevent people from accessing necessary mental health services.
Tuesday, April 24
Fontana Unified to Host Parent Workshops on Summer Learning:
Fontana Unified School District will hold free Parent University workshops from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, highlighting tips for helping students avoid the “summer slide” in learning. The workshops will be at the Piazza Educational Center, 9680 Citrus Ave., Fontana. Childcare and translation services will be available.
Fontana Unified Students to Display STEM Skills at State Science Fair:
Five Henry J. Kaiser High School students will exhibit their science projects at the California Science and Engineering Fair Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24 at the California Science Center after winning gold medals in the tri-county fair on April 3. Kaiser senior Abraham Rubalcava and junior Jashandeep Lobana investigated how to reclaim lead from wild plants in their project, which also earned them the Community Award and a $1,000 check from the Professional Engineers of California Government (PECG) to further their education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
Wednesday, April 25
Baldwin Park Unified School Competes in World Robotics Championships:
Holland Middle School’s fledgling robotics team will compete in the VEX Robotics World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, after scoring a series of come-from-behind victories to finish second in the state championship tournament. The event begins on Wednesday, April 25.
Thursday, April 26
Baldwin Park Unified to Award 21st Century Challenge Honors:
Baldwin Park Unified will announce the winners of its second annual 21st Century Challenge – a science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) contest – during a celebration at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at the Performing Arts Center of Baldwin Park, 4640 Maine Ave., Baldwin Park. Student teams from 11 elementary schools created 10-foot-by-10-foot Rube Goldberg devices over more than three months in the contest.
Friday, April 27
Cal Poly to Honor El Monte Superintendent as Distinguished Alumnus:
El Monte Union Superintendent Dr. Edward Zuniga will be honored by the Cal Poly Alumni Association as a distinguished alumnus during its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, April 27. Zuniga has been selected for the 2018 College of Education and Integrative Studies Distinguished Alumni Award. He graduated from the university with a bachelor’s degree in history and teaching credential in social science. The awards are presented to former students who have achieved success professionally and through involvement within their community and the university.
Rio Hondo College Foundation Expands Highly Popular ‘Taste of Rio’:
The Rio Hondo College Foundation will hold a Silver Anniversary Edition of its wildly popular “A Taste of Rio” wine, beer and food tasting event at 6 p.m. Friday, April 27 to celebrate the organization’s 25 years of support for Rio Hondo College students. More than 500 guests are expected to sample cuisine from 20 local restaurants as well as select libations, entertainment and more than 60 opportunity drawing prizes. The College is at 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier.
Lynwood Seniors to Announce College Choices at Decision Day Celebration:
More than 350 Lynwood High School seniors will announce their colleges of choice during a Decision Day celebration from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 27 at the LHS campus, 4050 E. Imperial Hwy, Lynwood. In front of an audience that includes parents and freshmen students, the seniors will select their schools and offer words of encouragement to underclassmen.
Saturday, April 28
San Gabriel Unified’s Roosevelt Elementary to Highlight Music Program at Unity Festival:
San Gabriel Unified’s Roosevelt Elementary will showcase its Music Immersion Experience electives during a MIE Unity Festival from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the San Gabriel Library, 500 S. Del Mar Ave., San Gabriel. The event will feature performances from Roosevelt’s Mariachi band, drumline, ukulele ensemble, camerata, show choir, hand bell choir, guitar ensemble, Orff percussion ensemble, rock band, dance and piano students. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Fontana Unified Middle-Schoolers Win Regional Robotics Competition:
Students from Wayne Ruble Middle School’s fledgling robotics program will compete in the FIRST Lego League Spring Showdown on Saturday, April 28 at Legoland after winning the Fontana Unified Regional Robotics Championship Cup on April 7. Team C0D3 scored over 260 points at the regional championship and took first place in robot performance and robot design categories.
Monday, April 30
Whittier Union Opens Enrollment for Escalante Summer Math Academy:
Pioneer High School is accepting applications for its 28th annual Jaime Escalante Summer Math Academy, giving Whittier middle and high school students a jumpstart on their math classes and preparing them to take on advanced college-level courses. Named after famous Garfield High School calculus teacher Jaime Escalante, the six-week summer program offers students the opportunity to take classes in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Math Analysis or Calculus. Pre-Algebra is new this year for sixth- and seventh-graders, who can take Algebra in eighth grade and continue advancing while in high school.
Wednesday, May 2
Whittier Union High Schools Celebrate College Signing Days:
Hundreds of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students from Whittier Union High School District will take their first steps toward the next chapter of their academic futures during College Signing Day ceremonies. Pioneer High School will hold its celebration at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. Whittier High School will hold its rally at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. Santa Fe High School will hold its event at noon Wednesday, May 2.
Baldwin Park Unified High Schools to Host Mental Health Career Panels:
Baldwin Park Unified’s two comprehensive high schools will host panels of mental health professionals to explore potential career fields and learn more about resources available on campus and in their community. Each panel will feature a school counselor, school psychologist, a licensed clinical social worker, a licensed marriage and family therapist and a clinical psychologist. Baldwin Park High School will hold its event from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 at 3900 N. Puente Ave., Baldwin Park. Sierra Vista High School will hold its event from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 at 3600 N. Frazier St., Baldwin Park.
Thursday, May 3
El Monte Union to Celebrate Scholars with College Signing Days:
Hundreds of El Monte Union students are poised to celebrate an important next step toward achieving their academic pursuits during College Signing Day ceremonies. Rosemead High School will hold its Acceptance Day ceremony for about 165 students from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Thursday, April 26. El Monte High School will hold a College Signing Day ceremony for 150 seniors from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday, April 27. Mountain View High School will hold a ceremony from 9:45 to 11:20 a.m. Friday, April 27. South El Monte High School will hold its ceremony for students at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, May 2. Arroyo High School will hold its event from noon to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, May 3.
Friday, May 4
Fontana Unified’s A.B. Miller High to Host TV Production Festival:
A.B. Miller High School will host its annual TV production festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, showcasing outstanding projects created in the school’s TV production program. A.B. Miller is at 6821 Oleander Ave., Fontana.
Saturday, May 5
Paramount Unified to Hold Mental Health Training:
Paramount Unified will hold a districtwide mental health training where staff members will learn from the Mental Health First Aid program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at Paramount High School, 14429 Downey Ave, Paramount, CA 90723. Staff members will learn to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and gain skills needed to provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health crisis.
Wednesday, May 9
El Monte Union, Foothill Family Partner to Provide Parent Workshops:
In partnership with Foothill Family Service, El Monte Union is hosting Spanish-language workshops to provide parents with information, resources and guidance on such issues as bullying, goal setting, drug use and anxiety. The parent-child workshops run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. once a month on Wednesdays. Upcoming workshops will be on April 18 at El Monte High School and May 9 at South El Monte High School.
Thursday, May 10
Monrovia Unified to Celebrate Music Students with Grand Performance:
More than 600 Monrovia Unified music ensemble students from grades two to 12 will showcase their talents during the District’s annual showcase, Superstars of Music. The performance will feature musical sets from each school at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Ticket costs will support the musical arts in Monrovia Unified. The Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center is at 845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia.
Friday, May 11
Monrovia High to Host Prom for Students with Special Needs:
Monrovia High School will host a prom for students with special needs from across West San Gabriel Valley from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 11. Special education students, along with peer mentors, from 14 school districts will dance the day away and can take photos in a photo booth. Monrovia High is at (626) 471-2800.