East Whittier City School District

  • El Monte City School District Nutrition Services Chief Named Director of the Year

    Director of Nutrition Services Dr. Robert Lewis keeps students happy, healthy and productive by offering creative and healthy dishes like cherry blossom chicken with brown rice and broccoli, handmade tamales and pizza with low-fat cheese and whole grain crust. Since joining the El Monte City School District 10 years ago, Lewis enacted programs to fight childhood obesity and secured funding to make breakfast, lunch and supper free to all K-6 students.

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  • East Whittier Elementary Designated 2017 National Blue Ribbon School

    The U.S. Department of Education on Sept. 28 named East Whittier City School District’s Leffingwell Elementary School as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon school for narrowing the achievement gap. Leffingwell is among 342 schools across the U.S. and 22 in California to receive the coveted designation.

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  • East Whittier City Names New Evergreen Elementary School Principal

    East Whittier City School District has named Skarlette Torres as the new principal of Evergreen Elementary School, returning her to the school where she spent her first 10 years at EWCSD as a teacher and counselor. Torres is committed to the 5-C’s of 21st Century learning – critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication and community.

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East Whittier City Board of Education Approves First Phase of School Modernization Projects

The East Whittier City School District Board of Education has approved the first round of campus modernization and repairs through money raised via the $94 million measures R and Z bonds, approved by voters in November 2016. Beginning in summer, Laurel, Mulberry, Orchard Dale and La Colima elementary schools will receive the following upgrades: roofing repair; painted lunch shelters, covered walkways and storage bins; asphalt/concrete replacement; fencing; flooring abatement and flooring installation.

East Whittier Introduces New Elementary Administrators Following Start of 2016-17 School Year

The East Whittier City School District has appointed two new principals and an assistant principal to kick off the new school year at Orchard Dale and Ocean View elementary schools. Leading Ocean View Elementary is a 16-year veteran of the District, Tim Strand; Renee Mackay will helm Orchard Dale Elementary as principal after working in education for 18 years; and Kim Songer, who has 26 years of experience in education, will serve as assistant principal at Ocean View Elementary.

East Whittier Schools Expand Music, STEM Programs

Fifth-grade students at East Whittier City School District now have the added opportunity to learn to play the piano as part of the District’s expanding music program. The District’s bolstering music program is available at all three middle schools, with East Whittier Middle School earning recognition as a nationally awarded program. As students kick off the 2016-17 school year, they can take advantage of the District’s rich visual and performing arts program, which provides bi-weekly instruction to students in kindergarten to fifth grade. To boost their learning during the summer months, students from several District elementary schools spent two weeks in June immersed in a Summer STEM Academy, running science experiments, playing math games, conducting research, learning to code and sharpening engineering skills.