Saturday, July 20
Baldwin Park Unified Junior Selected for World Leadership Conference:
Baldwin Park High School incoming junior Kohle Jackson was selected out of 170 Los Angeles-area high school students to represent the county in Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership’s 2019 World Leadership Congress (WLC) from Saturday, July 20 through Saturday, July 27 at Loyola University in Chicago. More than 450 students from 14 countries will participate in WLC, a weeklong program that empowers high schoolers to become leaders and global citizens. HOBY Los Angeles provided Jackson with a $1,000 scholarship to put toward the $1,825 registration fee.
Monday, July 22
Camp Rio Offers Summer Learning for Boys & Girls Club Members:
Rio Hondo College will host 45 members of the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier at Camp Rio, a two-week exploration of College programs, science, career technical education and physical activities, that will run from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, July 15-17 and July 22-24; 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, July 18 and 25. Rio Hondo College is at 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier.
Thursday, July 25
Rio Hondo College to Host First-year Student Families:
Rio Hondo College will host the families of first-year students during its First Year Family Night 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 25 at the Rio Café, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. The event, which includes a light dinner, offers guidance on financial aid, student resources and services and ways in which families can support their children’s higher education journeys.
Rio Hondo Police Academy to Celebrate Cadet Graduation:
Rio Hondo Police Academy will celebrate the graduation of 47 cadets in Class No. 208 during a ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 25 at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S Mission Drive, San Gabriel. The class, which includes 10 women, is the largest since the academy was re-certified by the Commission on Police Officer Standards and Training in 2014. Thirty-five of the cadets were sponsored by area police agencies.
Wednesday, July 31
West Covina Unified’s Edgewood High School to Welcome Class of 2023:
Edgewood High School – part of West Covina Unified’s International World Schools of West Covina – will welcome freshmen to campus for orientation from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31. Students will have the opportunity to tour the campus, build bonds with their peers and prepare for the 2019-20 school year. Edgewood High School is at 1625 W. Durness St., West Covina.
Friday, August 2
Welcome Days Provides Orientation for Rio Hondo College Freshmen:
Rio Hondo College will host its annual Freshman Welcome Days from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 and Friday, Aug. 9. The events offer students information on preparing for their first day of college, the transfer process, how to get involved on campus, academic programs and student support services. Lunch is provided. Rio Hondo College is at 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier.
Monday, August 5
Monrovia Unified Hosts Summer Music and Theater Institute:
Monrovia Unified will serve 100 students during the ninth annual Summer Music and Theater Institute from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 9 at Santa Fe Computer Science Magnet School, 148 W. Duarte Road, Monrovia. Classes include vocal and instrumental music instruction, theater, theory, rhythm and sight singing. The institute is free. Classes are taught by District music teachers. All instruments will be provided.
Tuesday, August 6
Bassett Unified’s Nueva Vista High to Host Orientation Day:
Nueva Vista High School will host two rounds of student and parent orientation meetings. The first will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 and the second will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 both in Room 1. Nueva Vista invites parents and students to connect with administration and teaching staff to ask questions concerning academic goals for the 2019-20 school year. Nueva Vista is at 904 Willow Ave., La Puente.
Wednesday, August 7
Fontana Unified to Launch 2019-20 School Year on Aug. 7:
Fontana Unified School District will commence the 2019-20 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 7. During the new academic year, Fontana Unified will begin rolling out its 1:1 device initiative, launch Spanish dual language instruction at a second school and introduce new career tech pathways at its high schools.
Thursday, August 8
Bassett Unified’s Edgewood Academy to Host Welcome Back Event:
Edgewood Academy will host a back to school ice cream social from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 for returning students and their families to enjoy a scoop of their favorite flavor while touring classrooms and connecting with teaching staff. Edgewood Academy is at 14135 Fairgrove Ave., La Puente.
Friday, August 9
Lynwood Unified to Provide Summer Meals for All Children:
Lynwood Unified is providing fee summer meals for children 18 and under at all middle and elementary schools through its Nutrition Services Department summer program. All children, whether they are enrolled in summer school or not, can receive breakfast from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 9.
Tuesday, August 13
Bassett Unified to Host Back to School Nights:
Bassett Unified will hold a series of Back to School Nights, inviting parents and community members to connect with teachers and staff on academic goals for the 2019-20 school year and ask questions during classroom tours. The events will take place at Don Julian Elementary School from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13; at Edgewood Academy from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14; at Bassett High School from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28; at Sunkist Elementary School from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29; and at Torch Middle School from 5 to 7 p.m. the same day.
Thursday, August 15
West Covina Unified 2019-20 School Year to Begin Aug. 15:
West Covina Unified School District will kick off the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 15. WCUSD will launch new programs – including Mandarin dual language immersion – and provide a variety of academic offerings, such as a California’s only TK-12 International Baccalaureate continuum, Spanish dual language immersion, TK-12 visual and performing arts instruction, college-prep and career tech courses and STEM instruction.
Tuesday, August 20
El Monte Union Goes 1:1 for 2019-20 School Year:
El Monte Union is gearing up to launch its new Access for All digital learning initiative, which will put technology into the hands of every student and eliminate barriers to learning, ensuring their academic success at school and at home. This fall, El Monte Union students will receive their own dedicated Chromebook laptop, carrying case and charger to use at home and school under its 1:1 digital learning initiative. The program will allow students instant access to technology to do homework, research, communicate and collaborate with peers. The District will also provide students with limited or no at-home Internet access the opportunity to apply for a free MiFi wireless hotspot through a 1 Million Project Foundation grant. The first day of school is Tuesday, Aug. 20.