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El Monte Union to Celebrate Visual Arts at Annual District Art Show:
The El Monte Union High School District will host its 19th annual student art show and reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Arroyo High School gymnasium, 4921 N. Cedar Ave., El Monte. The event recognizes students who earned accolades in the Los Angeles County Fair Art Competition. Students will be awarded certificates of recognition for work in drawing, painting, ceramics, graphic design, creative writing and more.
Paramount Unified to Inspire Female Leaders at Empowerment Event:
Paramount Unified will hold its second annual Young Women’s Empowerment Conference from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Paramount High School Senior Campus, 14429 Downey Ave, Paramount. The event will feature guest speakers, entertainment, and workshops that cover mental health, social media, college awareness and other critical topics. Breakfast and lunch will be served.
Thursday, October 18
El Monte Union Launches Cash for College Workshops:
El Monte Union High School District is hosting Cash for College workshops to help students and families fill out financial aid applications and access other resources to ensure a smooth transition to higher education. Attendees can get help completing FAFSA and California Dream Act applications. Workshops will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Oct. 18 at Mountain View High School, Oct. 25 at Arroyo High School, Nov. 8 at El Monte High School and Nov. 15 at South El Monte High School. Fernando R. Ledesma High School will host its event from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Rosemead High School kicked off the series on Oct. 4.
Saturday, October 20
San Gabriel Unified Elementary School to Hold Trunk-or-Treat Event:
Roosevelt Elementary School will celebrate the fall season and Halloween with a Trunk-or-Treat event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, providing family-friendly activities such as costume contests, raffles and a student talent show. Roosevelt is at 401 S. Walnut Grove Ave., San Gabriel.
Monday, October 22
Baldwin Park Unified Adult Education Program Hosts Senior Citizens Health Fair:
Baldwin Park Adult and Community Education will host its annual Senior Citizens’ Health and Safety Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 22 at the Esther Snyder Community Center, 4100 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park. The event will feature free flu shot, health screenings, health resource information and more.
Tuesday, October 23
Fontana Unified to Brief Parents on Computer Science Immersion School:
Chaparral Elementary will hold a parent information meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 to highlight its Code to the Future computer science immersion curriculum. Parents will learn about the goals and benefits of the program and watch student-led coding demonstrations. Chaparral, one of the first Code to the Future schools in the Inland Empire, is at 14000 Shadow Drive, Fontana.
Fontana Unified to Engage Families with Parent University Classes:
Fontana Unified will offer its second Parent University workshop of the year, continuing efforts to boost family engagement in the educational process. A free session on “College and Career Readiness” will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Fontana Adult School, 10755 Oleander Ave.; and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the John D. Piazza Center, 9680 Citrus Ave. Translation services will be available.
Fontana Unified Elementary to Hold College and Career Day:
Almond Elementary will hold College and Career Day from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 to inspire students to consider future opportunities. Twenty-five guest speakers will travel from class to class, offering information on professional pathways and higher education. Parents will also receive college information, both for themselves and for their children. Almond Elementary is at 8172 Almond Ave., Fontana.
Friday, October 26
Monrovia High School to Dedicate Library to Long-time English Teacher:
Monrovia High School will dedicate its library in honor of former English teacher Frank Jansson on Friday, Oct. 26. The event begins with a 3:30 p.m. reception followed by the formal program at 4 p.m. Jansson, who taught at Monrovia High for more than 43 years, has been lauded for connecting students to literacy. He passed away in 2003. Monrovia High is at 845 W Colorado Blvd., Monrovia.
Lynwood Unified Elementary School to Host STEM, College Prep Event:
Washington Elementary School students and families will engage in STEM and college prep workshops at a Noche de Ciencias event from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 on Washington’s campus, 4225 Sanborn Ave., Lynwood. Noche de Ciencias is a national program that promotes engagement in STEM among Latino and other underrepresented communities. California State University, Long Beach will partner with Washington on the event.
Saturday, October 27
Baldwin Park Unified’s Sierra Vista High to Hold Field Show Tournament:
Baldwin Park Unified’s Sierra Vista High School will hold its 32nd annual Field Show Tournament at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Twenty-four marching bands will perform with Baldwin Park and Sierra Vista high schools taking the field at 8:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively. An awards ceremony will begin at 9 p.m. Sierra Vista High School is at 3600 Frazier St., Baldwin Park.
Tuesday, October 30
Bassett Unified to Unveil Flanner Child Development Center on Oct. 30:
Bassett Unified will unveil its new Flanner Child Development Center during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The early learning center supports working families with an array of services for children ages 18 months to 5 years old, providing rich learning environments and developmentally appropriate experiences and instruction. The event begins with a reception at 9:30 a.m. before the official program at 10 a.m. Flanner Child Development Center is at 1314 Le Borgne Ave., Bassett.
Whittier Union Invites Community to Participate in Redistricting Process:
The Whittier Union High School District is continuing its efforts to gather community input and boost voter participation as it begins the process of shifting from at-large elections to by-trustee area elections, holding its second in a series of public hearings on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Effective November 2020, residents will vote for a single candidate residing in their newly drawn trustee-area, usually one-fifth of the entire district. The change is being implemented to comply with the California Voting Rights Act.
Whittier Union to Hold Hearings on Shift to By-trustee Area Elections:
Whittier Union High School District has launched a series of public meetings to gather community input as it begins shifting from at-large elections to by-trustee area elections. The shift means that instead of residents voting for any board candidate on the ballot living within District boundaries, residents will vote for a single candidate residing in their newly drawn trustee-area, usually one-fifth of the District. The change will go into effect in November 2020. The second of two public hearings will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the District Board Room, 9401 S. Painter Ave., Whittier.
Thursday, November 1
Baldwin Park High to Host Community Celebration for Día de los Muertos:
Baldwin Park High School will host its eighth annual Día de los Muertos Celebration for the community from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. The event is hosted by the Baldwin Park High Dual Immersion Program. It will feature an art gallery with original works by BPHS students, face painting, an altar competition, live music and other entertainment, activities for children and food vendors.
Friday, November 2
El Monte High Students to Learn about Finances at Mad City Money Event:
El Monte Union is hosting a Mad City Money event from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 2 at El Monte High School, providing students with the opportunity to understand business and finance through a hands-on simulation. The event will allow students to make financial mistakes as a way of helping them learn what not to do in real life. Students will have a career, salary, spouse, student loan debt, credit card debt and medical insurance premiums. Students will experience unexpected windfalls and unplanned expenses, just like real life. El Monte High School is at 3048 Tyler Ave., El Monte.
Bassett High School Dedicates Special Education Wing to Beloved Educator:
Bassett High School will dedicate its special education building at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2 to Linda Davis, an educator who spent over 30 years at Bassett Unified helping students with special needs transition into college, vocational school or employment. Davis passed away in 2007. The Davis Learning Center will support the District’s Adult Transition program, which is available to all students in the East San Gabriel Valley Special Education Local Plan Area. Bassett High is at 755 N. Ardilla Ave., La Puente.
Saturday, November 3
Baldwin Park Unified Students, Leaders to Take Part in Annual City Parade:
Baldwin Park Unified students, teachers, administrators and Board of Education members will participate in Baldwin Park’s 62nd Anniversary Parade at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. The parade is themed “Commemorating Community Excellence” and will feature the Baldwin Park and Sierra Vista high school marching bands and color guards. The parade route runs along Baldwin Park Boulevard and conclude at Morgan Park. The grand marshal is Alysha Del Valle, traffic anchor and reporter for NBC 4’s “Today in LA.”
Friday, November 16
Fontana Unified to Hold College Application Kickoff Events:
Fontana Unified will hold a series of college application days at its five comprehensive high schools, furthering efforts to promote college and career readiness. Students will receive support as they complete college applications during the school day. The college application days will be held Thursday, Nov. 1 at A.B. Miller High; Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Fontana High; Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Summit High; Thursday, Nov. 15 at Kaiser High; and Friday, Nov. 16 at Jurupa Hills High.