Buena Park School District

Buena Park School District’s Special Education Summer Program Inspires Growth

Buena Park School District’s special education students are spending the summer painting, playing outside and socializing thanks to an extended school year services program designed to keep students motivated beyond the regular school year. The special education summer program, which runs through June 28, helps 70 pre-kindergarten through seventh-grade students hone gross and fine motor skills and improve social skills as they decorate classrooms and play counting games.

Buena Park’s Emery School Students Shine at 6th-grade Promotion

Emery School students filled the halls of Thanksgiving Church with laughter and applause as they spent their final elementary school day reflecting on friendships, hugging and saying goodbye during their school’s sixth-grade promotion ceremony. The school’s ceremony took place May 31 with 76 students awarded for finishing their elementary school years, participating in clubs and achieving academic milestones.

Buena Park Junior High Students Excel at Robotics Tournament

Eight students from Buena Park Junior High showcased their engineering skills as they competed against a field of 80 students from four area junior highs and middle schools at Robot Nation, an annual robotics contest in which students must maneuver robots around obstacle courses. Two Buena Park teams placed in the competition.

Buena Park School District to Celebrate Eighth-grade Promotions

Buena Park School District’s seven schools will hold kindergarten, sixth- and eighth-grade promotions during the last week of May. Gilbert School will host its promotion at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 28 at Gilbert School; Beatty School’s will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 29 at Thanksgiving Church; Buena Park Junior High’s will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 at Buena Park Junior High; Cory School’s will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30 at Thanksgiving Church; Emery School’s will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 31 243 Oberlin Ave. Claremont, CA 91711 at Thanksgiving Church; Pendleton School’s will be at 9 a.m. Friday, May 31 at Pendleton School; and Whitaker School’s will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 31 at Whitaker School.

Buena Park School District Students Shine at Annual Faley Special Games

Buena Park Junior High School eight-grader Gabrielle Barrios loves participating in the Faley Special Games, because it allows her to showcase her baseball skills and “cut a rug” on the event’s dance floor. Buena Park School District sent about 80 students to participate in the 34th annual Faley Special Games at California State University, Fullerton on May 4. The annual event was created to give special education students a day of sports, food, awards and entertainment.

Buena Park Junior High School to Host Robotics Competition

Buena Park Junior High School will face off against five area junior high schools when it hosts Robot Nation, a robotics competition from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. Students will be judged on the design of their robots and teamwork while demonstrating driving skills with their creations. This event is open to the public. Buena Park Junior High School is at 6931 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park.