Paramount Unified School District

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Inspires Zamboni Middle School Students

    Zamboni Middle School welcomed Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith for a visit on January 17 to inspire students in music, visual arts and dance classes. Smith, who has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will serve as a Turnaround Artist mentor to Zamboni as part of the Turnaround Arts: California program, which provides support for arts in select schools.

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  • Paramount High School Student Showcases Culinary Talent through School’s Food Service Program

    Paramount High School senior Osvaldo Galaz is affectionately known around his campus as “the chef,” a title he has earned due to his considerable culinary talent. Galaz showcased his ability for all to see in October when he faced off against a handful of select high school students and won the Marukan Cup of Culinary Excellence at Cerritos College.

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  • Paramount High Students Sharpen Career Skills through Leadership Club

    Paramount High School students are learning how to start businesses, build websites, prepare for job interviews and other vital life skills through the school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club. The after-school club meets weekly. Members of Paramount’s FCCLA attended the annual National Leadership Conference in summer in Atlanta, where students from across the country competed in 30 events.

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Paramount High Students Thriving in New Computer Science Pathway

Paramount High School students are learning to program robots and build their own apps in a computer science pathway launched this fall. The District added computer science to its career technical education (CTE) pathway programs, which prepare students for success in college and career in specific areas of study. About 40 students are enrolled in the beginning course. The District will add advanced courses each of the next three years to complete the four-year program.

District to Raise Money for Scholars at 2nd Annual Quartermania

Paramount Unified community members will bring out their quarters to help raise money for college scholars at the second annual Quartermania event at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at Paramount High School, 14429 Downey Ave., Paramount. The event will feature dinner, giveaways and an auction from 6 to 8 p.m., when attendees will bid using quarters. Tickets are $20 and include dinner and a bidding paddle.

Paramount High Students Sharpen Career Skills through Leadership Club

Paramount High School students are learning how to start businesses, build websites, prepare for job interviews and other vital life skills through the school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club. The after-school club meets weekly. Members of Paramount’s FCCLA attended the annual National Leadership Conference in summer in Atlanta, where students from across the country competed in 30 events.

Paramount Unified Parent Donates New Technology to First-Grade Classroom

Rigoberto Sanchez, a parent at Howard Tanner Elementary, donated $2,000 worth of brand new Amazon Fire Kids tablets to his daughter’s first-grade classroom to show his appreciation and support for his daughter Yorley’s education. Sanchez heard his daughter’s teacher, Sheena Mora, mention during a September Back to School Night that she had recently acquired five tablets for her first-grade class through Donors Choose. Mora wanted to integrate child learning technology into her curriculum.

Paramount Students Work to Improve Environment Through Green Club

Whether volunteering to help restore wetlands, planting a community garden, conducting a beach clean-up or leading the campus recycling program, Paramount High School Green Club members are preparing themselves to deal with the challenges of eco-sustainability in the 21st century by becoming leaders on their campus. Now in its 12th year, the PHS Green Club, with nearly 100 members, meets once a week to plan its activities, which include hiking excursions and camping trips. Photos are available