Monrovia Unified School District to Stage Annual Musical Production:
Monrovia Unified students will perform in the District’s 11th annual community production, starring alongside professional actors, singers and dancers in the classic retelling of Tim Rice’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The family-friendly musical will be staged at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, July 14, and 5 p.m. Sunday, July 15 at Monrovia High School’s Taylor Performing Arts Center, 845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia
Baldwin Park Unified to Host 1,120 Students for Summer Program:
Baldwin Park Unified will host a free summer learning program for 1,120 students at seven schools from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 29. The program, offered through a partnership with nonprofit Think Together, will include enrichment activities that mix academic instruction with hands-on activities and field trips. In past years, selected seventh- and eighth-grade students have camped at San Clemente State Beach while others explored a planetary research station and enjoyed a simulated helicopter ride at the Discovery Cube Los Angeles.
6 Gabrielino High ‘Business Leaders’ Advance to National Competition:
Six students from Gabrielino High School’s Future Business Leaders of America program will advance to the National Leadership Conference on Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28 in Baltimore after earning top honors in their respective competition categories at the state conference.
Lynwood Unified to Host Family Literacy Event:
More than 250 Lynwood Unified students and their families will engage in reading activities during the District’s second annual Scholastic Literacy Event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 28. Clifford the Big Red Dog will encourage children to bolster their literacy skills during the event, held in the District Board Room, 11321 Bullis Road, Lynwood. Students will take home up to three free books.
Fontana High CTE Student Advances to SkillsUSA National Competition:
Fontana High School student Erik Cruz will advance to the SkillsUSA National Skills and Leadership Conference from Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29 in Louisville, Kentucky after earning a gold medal in the cabinetmaking category at the state competition.
Experienced Leader to Helm Whittier Union’s Transportation Department:
Twenty five-year transportation veteran Rafael Delgado has been selected to lead the Whittier Union High School District’s new transportation department, which is set to launch service to area students on July 1. Delgado recently served as the director of transportation for the Fullerton Joint Union High School District. He previously worked at the Los Angeles County Office of Education coordinating special education routing in the San Gabriel Valley and South Bay/Lennox areas. The District will host meetings from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, Thursday, July 12, Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18 so parents meet can Delgado, learn about the improved services and receive information on transportation. Meetings will be held in the District office, 9401 S. Painter Ave., Whittier.
Rio Hondo College to Hold Summer Bridge Sessions for Incoming Students:
Rio Hondo College will hold three, two-week Summer Bridge sessions to support incoming first-year students: July 2 to 12, July 16 to 26 and July 30 to Aug. 9. The programs include a math academy, English preparation and guided registration for fall classes. Students will also tour the campus, learn about programs and resources and engage in enrichment activities. The free program is limited to 450 students.