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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District

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  • 12820 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 • (562) 868-0431
  • Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District operates 17 elementary schools, six middle schools, five high schools and five additional program sites.

  • Superintendent: Dr. Hasmik Danielian
  • Board of Trustees: Sean M. Reagan, president; Chris Pflanzer, vice president/clerk; Darryl R. Adams, member; Karen Morrison, member; Margarita L. Rios, member; Jessie Urquidi, member; Ana Valencia, member

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Elementary Students Help Plant 25 Trees

Follow-up Story: Students from two fifth-grade classes from Sanchez Elementary took up gardening gloves and shovels to join Norwalk city workers at Hermosillo Park to plant 25 Golden Medallion trees on April 25. The event celebrated National Arbor Day and taught students about the process of planting trees and the importance of caring for the environment. Photos are available. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Joins McPrincipal’s Scholarship Fundraiser

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District principals will serve up Big Mac combos and McFlurries to students and members of the community during McPrincipal’s Night scholarship fundraiser from 4-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 at McDonald’s, 12510 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk. Principals will take counter orders while District administrators staff the drive-through and prep food. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)

Norwalk-La Mirada Opens 6th Middle School College, Career Center

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified will open its final middle school college and career center at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 2 at Los Alisos Middle School, 14800 Jersey Ave., Norwalk. The center will provide information on career pathways, UC and CSU admission, financial aid and college degrees. Los Alisos is the sixth NLMUSD middle school to open a college and career center. Media Contact: Media contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-324-0345 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)

Norwalk High Junior Scores Triumphs at Lions Student Speaker Contest

Follow-up Story: Norwalk High School junior Alyssa Bernal is a step closer to her dream of attending an Ivy League law school, earning $500 in Lions Club scholarships after strong performances during the 80th Annual Lions Club Student Speaker Contest. Bernal, who has a 4.54 GPA and a goal of becoming the first female chief justice of the Supreme Court, will use the money to attend the Yale University Young Global Scholars pre-collegiate summer program in June. Bernal won three consecutive regional contests with her response to the question, “Is the Right to Privacy a Threat to our National Security.” Media Contact: Media contact: Juliette Funes, 909-447-2404 (office)

6 La Mirada High Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent for Spring Sports

Follow-up Story: Six La Mirada High School student-athletes signed letters of intent on April 12 – National Signing Day for spring sports – committing to colleges and universities they will attend in the fall. The students are: Alyssa Ramirez, softball, La Serna University; Alyssa Hana, softball, Wellesley College; Andrew Valencia: water polo, Whittier College; Andrew Diaz, baseball, Hope International; Alex Gonzalez, baseball, Vanguard University; and Justin Scroggin, baseball, Navy. Photos are available. Media Contact: Media contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-324-0345 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

3 Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Schools Awarded Gold Ribbons

La Mirada High School and Los Coyotes and Hutchinson middle schools this week received California Gold Ribbons, which recognizes model programs during rollout of the California Standards. The winning schools will be honored during regional ceremonies this spring. Media Contact: Media contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-324-0345 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)

CBEE Names 7 Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Schools to Honor Roll

Seven Norwalk-La Mirada Unified schools were named to the Campaign for Business & Education Excellence (CBEE) 2016 Honor Roll, which recognizes higher-performing schools that narrow achievement gaps between student populations. One school was also named to the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Honor Roll for excelling in math and science. Media Contact: Media contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-324-0345 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Students Published in Literary Journal

Follow-up Story: Norwalk High School freshman Dominique Guerrero saw the possibility of becoming a writer after her short story, “This is For You, Mom,” was published in a UC Irvine literary journal, which featured 18 writings from students across Norwalk-La Mirada Unified. The literary journal, Pathway to Academic Success, is a collection of exemplary essays, poems and narratives written by NLMUSD students from 2014 to 2016. The District partnered with the Pathways to Success program to adapt a professional development program created by Carol Booth Olson, director of the UCI Writing Project, to improve the reading and writing skills of English learners. Photos are available. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

Norwalk Unified SkillsUSA Chapter Brings Home Third Model of Excellence Award

Norwalk High School has earned the SkillsUSA Gold Chapter of Distinction, a state recognition of hands-on community service outreach that qualifies the chapter for a finalist spot in the nationally acclaimed 2017 Model of Excellence Award. Automotive and culinary students combined their talents to create a community mobile food trailer to cater community and awareness events. Norwalk High previously won Gold Chapter Distinction and the Model of Excellence Award in 2015 and 2016. The school is one of two in California to receive the Model of Excellence Award and one of 12 across the nation to earn the award twice. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

Norwalk-La Mirada’s Waite Middle School Recognized for Boosting Student Literacy

Follow-up Story: Norwalk-La Mirada Unified’s Waite Middle School has been recognized for raising student literacy over the last three years through Project Raising Educational Achievement for students with Disabilities (READ). Waite achieved Project READ’s Exemplar status by involving family and community members, aligning school English language arts curriculum with California Standards and teaching reading skills across all subjects. Photos are available Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos