Paramount High School to Celebrate Nearly 1,000 Graduates
Nearly 1,000 Paramount High School seniors will take the stage to accept their diplomas during an evening ceremony at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 8. The celebration will feature speeches by salutatorian Armando Alexis Torres, valedictorian Fernanda Corona and Superintendent Dr. Ruth Pérez. The school’s band and choir will perform during the ceremony, to be held in Paramount’s 6,000-seat stadium at 14429 Downey Ave., Paramount.
Roosevelt Elementary Students to Learn Future Possibilities at Career Day
Local leaders and professionals will give Roosevelt Elementary School students a glimpse into potential career paths during the annual Career Day at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 31 on campus, 10835 Mallison Ave., Lynwood. Roosevelt students will hear from professionals in the medical field, as well as public servicemen and women while taking part in demonstrations that simulate careers.
Paramount High School senior Noah Endo captured first place in the 40th Congressional District’s 25th annual Student Art Competition held by U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard. Endo won a $1,000 scholarship, $200 for art supplies and a trip to Washington, D.C., with a parent to attend the national exhibit opening. Endo was honored for his piece, titled “A Growing Threat,” created with color pencil, marker and pen. Fellow senior Susana Muñoz took third place, earning a $500 scholarship and $150 for art supplies. Photos are available.
Abraham Lincoln and Wesley Gaines elementary schools were named to the 2017-18 California Honor Roll for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement while closing achievement gaps. The Educational Results Partnership and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence present the annual honor, which includes a banner to display at each campus.
Paramount Elementary School to Host Mother’s Day Breakfast
Wesley Gaines Elementary School will celebrate moms during its annual Mother’s Day Breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday, May 11. The breakfast will be held on campus, 7340 Jackson St., Paramount.
Two Paramount High School seniors are among 300 students across the U.S. to receive the all-expense-paid Gates Scholarship. Karla Navarro and Armando Alexis Torres were named two of 2,000 semi-finalists in November before reaching the group of 600 finalists who were interviewed in March.
Zamboni Middle School will hire a full-time dance instructor and expand its performing arts program as part of a partnership with Turnaround Arts: California, co-founded by renowned architect Frank Gehry, which will provide up to $10,000 in annual financial support, helping to ensure arts education for every Zamboni student.
Paramount Unified’s Keppel Elementary students rallied behind three classmates who are battling cancer by raising $3,062 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients research program. “Through the fundraiser, we wanted students to see that they can make a difference right now where they are, and that they do not have to wait until they are older to make a positive impact on people,” Keppel Principal Darrenn Platt said. “It is rewarding for the students to know that the money raised is going to help kids like them, and it teaches our students to be leaders and to use their voices.” During the month of March, a challenge was held with classrooms competing to see who could raise the most money. Water bottles were placed outside of each classroom, with classes gaining points for pennies added and losing points for silver change and dollars.
Paramount Unified Elementary School Fights Leukemia, Lymphoma
Paramount Unified’s Keppel Elementary students collected change to assist in the fight against cancer, raising $3,062 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients cancer research program. Keppel students donated in support of three classmates who are battling the childhood diseases.
Paramount Unified will hold a districtwide mental health training where staff members will learn from the Mental Health First Aid program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at Paramount High School, 14429 Downey Ave, Paramount, CA 90723. Staff members will learn to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and gain skills needed to provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health crisis.