Monrovia Unified School District celebrated Dual Enrollment Week March 18-22, highlighting Monrovia High School students who are enrolled in the district’s Early College Program. The partnership between the District and Citrus Community College offers students a path to college through courses that meet high school graduation requirements and provide college credits simultaneously.
Students from Santa Fe Computer Science Magnet School lined up to receive Chromebooks during the school’s one-to-one device rollout event on April 10, enhancing the school’s commitment to boost student-learner outcomes by providing a quality education that includes digital instruction. In addition to the Chromebooks, students also received chargers and laptop sleeves to protect the computers.
An educator known for her unconventional classroom tactics brought more than 700 Clifton Middle School students to tears on Feb. 14 with stories of how her “unteachable” students have blazed paths to college and successful careers. Erin Gruwell, a former Wilson High School teacher in Long Beach Unified School District featured in the film “Freedom Writers,” discussed the transformative power of education during a Freedom Writers Foundation assembly, leading students through activities demonstrating the impact of such obstacles as financial hardships, homelessness, and depression.
Red and gold lights and decorations filled Plymouth Elementary’s cafeteria as students, dressed in traditional Chinese clothing, captivated families and friends with songs, dances, and skits during a Lunar Near Year Family Night Celebration. PTA sponsored the school-wide celebration that drew scores of students, siblings, parents, and grandparents to watch student performances, build paper lanterns, craft fire-breathing dragons out of paper cups, streamers and pompoms, and design a Lunar New Year calendar.