Kaiser Permanente Provides Baldwin Park Unified Students with Backpacks:
Students at three Baldwin Park Unified schools will receive free backpacks loaded with school supplies on Monday, Aug. 13 thanks to a partnership between Baldwin Park Unified and Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center. Distribution of 375 backpacks will take place at 10 a.m. at Bursch Elementary, 10:30 a.m. at Baldwin Park High School and at 1 p.m. for Holland Middle School. Selected schools shift annually.
San Gabriel Unified Middle School Mentors to Welcome New Students:
Jefferson Middle School’s incoming sixth-graders will get to know their new middle school during a morning of friendly competition and group bonding during the Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) program orientation, held 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 13. WEB transforms eighth-graders into mentors and teaches them about leadership while providing sixth-graders with a sense of support and school spirit.
La Serna High School to Welcome Over 600 Ninth-Graders for Freshman First Day:
La Serna High School’s incoming ninth-graders will get a chance to preview classes, meet teachers, make new friends and learn more about the Lancer campus – their home for the next four years – on Tuesday, Aug. 14 as part of Whittier Union High School District’s Freshman First Day program.
Whittier Union to Welcome 2,778 Freshmen to High School on Aug. 14:
Whittier Union schools will welcome approximately 2,778 freshmen on Tuesday, Aug. 14 for its Freshman First Day orientation program, which allows students to meet new classmates and take part in fun team-building activities. Students will get a preview tour of their classes and meet their teachers and administrators, as well as Link Crew members, who will serve as mentors during their first year of high school. The program takes place annually at each Whittier Union High School District campus to help smooth students' transition to high school. The first official day is Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Baldwin Park Unified Students to Begin School Year on Aug. 16:
Baldwin Park Unified School District will welcome more than 13,000 students for the new school year on Thursday, Aug. 16. Students will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of academic programs, including the new mental health career pathway and the expanded, award-winning Dual Immersion program.
Rio Hondo College Welcomes Students For Fall Semester:
Rio Hondo College will greet students with a new major, a slate of student support services and a pantry resource when the fall semester begins on Saturday, Aug. 18. The College added an Associate of Science program in homeland security to prepare students to entry-level jobs or to pursue advanced studies at a four-year university. Student support services include dedicated classes to guide students through their courses of study. The RioSource Room pantry opened in 2017-18 to assist students struggling with food insecurity. The room also helps students connect to other services.
Fontana Adult School to Offer Free Computer Classes in Spanish:
Fontana Unified’s adult school will offer free computer classes for Spanish speakers from Monday, July 16 to Monday, Aug. 20. The school will offer two levels of classes: level one will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and level two will run from noon to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. For information, call 909-357-5490.
Lynwood Unified Staff to Prepare for Year with Superintendent’s Address:
More than 1,000 Lynwood Unified staff members will come together for a superintendent’s address that will celebrate the District’s successes and address challenges for the 2018-19 year on Monday, Aug. 20 at Lynwood High School, 4050 E Imperial Hwy., Lynwood. Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite will address attendees alongside students and members of the Board of Education.
Bonita Unified School District to Launch 2018-19 School Year on Aug. 20:
Bonita Unified School District will welcome more than 10,000 students for the new school year on Monday, Aug. 20. Students will be greeted by new administrators and expanded learning opportunities designed to strengthen instruction and inspire academic excellence.
El Monte Union to Launch 2018-19 School Year Aug. 20:
El Monte Union High School District will welcome thousands of students for the new school year on Monday, Aug. 20. Students will have the opportunity take part in a variety of award-winning academic programs, including the Teacher Preparation Academy at Mountain View or join the new Early College Academy at South El Monte High School in partnership with Rio Hondo College.
San Gabriel Unified to Kick Off 2018-19 School Year Aug. 20:
San Gabriel Unified School District will welcome students for the new school year on Monday, Aug. 20. Students will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of academic and enrichment programs, including Spanish dual-language immersion, music immersion and STEM instruction in elementary school, mock trial team and AVID at the middle school and a nationally acclaimed speech and debate program at the high school.
Paramount Unified Offers New STEM High School for 2018-19:
More than 15,000 students will attend Paramount Unified campuses when the 2018-19 school year starts Wednesday, Aug. 22, returning to new technology and a new high school in the Odyssey STEM Academy. Odyssey will focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum and opens with a freshman class of 144 students. Paramount Unified also will continue its tech implementation plan, which aims to provide a personal technology device to every student in grades three to 12 by 2020.
El Monte Union Welcome Parents, Students with Back-to-School Nights:
El Monte Union’s high schools will host back-to-school nights for students and their families, enabling parents to connect with teachers and staff and learn about goals for each class. Events will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the following comprehensive high schools: Thursday, Aug. 23 at South El Monte High School; Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Rosemead High School; Thursday, Aug. 30 at El Monte High School; Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Arroyo High School; and Thursday, Sept. 13 at Mountain View High School. Fernando R. Ledesma High School will hold its event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.
El Monte Union to Host Annual College Night:
El Monte Union High School students will explore colleges and other post-secondary opportunities during the District’s annual College Night and Career Resource Fair from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17 at South El Monte High School. Colleges and universities that are expected to participate include UC Berkeley, UCLA, Cal State Fullerton, Rio Hondo College and University of La Verne. The event will also feature representatives from various student support services and college access programs. South El Monte High School is at 1001 Durfee Ave., South El Monte.
Whittier Union Annual College Fair to Feature Over 50 College Reps:
Whittier Union High School District will host its annual District College Fair at Pioneer High School from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, allowing students and parents to meet with dozens of college representatives and get first-hand information about the college application process and financial aid. The fair will feature more than 50 college representatives from UC and Cal State campuses, private schools and community college. Pioneer High School is at 10800 E. Benavon St., Whittier.