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Paramount Unified School District

  • Paramount Seniors Honored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation

    Paramount High School senior Rebecca Mejia has been recognized as a National Merit Commended Scholar and seniors Edward Quezada and Jocelyn Ureña have received certificates from the National Hispanic Recognition Program for outstanding scholastic achievement. Mejia was recognized for finishing near the top 34,000 in the U.S. in the 2018 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. A four-year varsity cross country athlete, she maintains a 4.41 GPA and hopes to pursue environmental studies at UC Davis. She also created a green club among her cross country team members that picks up trash at Paramount High School’s West Campus.

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  • Paramount Unified College Fair Prepares Students for Higher Education

    Patricia Lopez wanted her seventh-grade daughter to get an early start on learning about potential colleges. Paramount High School freshman Alexia Jimenez knows exactly what she’s looking for in higher education, she just wants to find the right school. Both found more than enough valuable information to help them plan for success during the third annual K-12 College Fair on Oct. 2 at Paramount High School.

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  • Paramount Park Teacher Named One of LA County Teachers of Year

    Paramount Park Middle School teacher Felicia Akuamoah was named one of 16 Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year by Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo during an awards banquet on Sept. 20. Akuamoah is a language arts teacher known for her ability to connect with students. The honored teachers are eligible for the California Teachers of the Year competition this fall.

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Paramount High Student Earns 3rd Place at Culinary Excellence Contest

Paramount High School senior Jerardo Valle cooked his heart out during the sixth annual Marukan Cup of Culinary Excellence competition, earning third place and a prize of $250 for taste, presentation and creativity. Valle’s entrée featured gourmet chicken tacos topped with juicy peppers and pineapple, paired with roasted potatoes and a citrus cabbage slaw.

Paramount Unified Provides Students with Free Eyeglasses

Alondra Middle School students received free eyeglasses on Oct. 25 through the District’s partnership with Vision To Learn, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating vision issues as a barrier to education. Students went through free screenings in the fall before receiving the glasses. VTL specialists joined staff members to distribute the glasses.

Paramount Seniors Honored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Paramount High School senior Rebecca Mejia has been recognized as a National Merit Commended Scholar and seniors Edward Quezada and Jocelyn Ureña have received certificates from the National Hispanic Recognition Program for outstanding scholastic achievement. Mejia was recognized for finishing near the top 34,000 in the U.S. in the 2018 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. A four-year varsity cross country athlete, she maintains a 4.41 GPA and hopes to pursue environmental studies at UC Davis. She also created a green club among her cross country team members that picks up trash at Paramount High School’s West Campus.

Paramount Unified Students Studies Careers through Internship Program

Students at Paramount Unified’s Odyssey STEM Academy are learning from successful professionals in a variety of careers through the school’s eight-week Living to Learn internship programs. Students spend two days per week in their fields of study with mentors who immerse them in real-world careers.

Paramount Unified College Fair Prepares Students for Higher Education

Patricia Lopez wanted her seventh-grade daughter to get an early start on learning about potential colleges. Paramount High School freshman Alexia Jimenez knows exactly what she’s looking for in higher education, she just wants to find the right school. Both found more than enough valuable information to help them plan for success during the third annual K-12 College Fair on Oct. 2 at Paramount High School.

Paramount Unified K-12 College Fair to Prepare Families for Higher Education

Paramount Unified students and families will be inspired to pursue a path to college success when the District hosts its third annual College Fair. Attendees will be greeted by representatives from more than 20 colleges as they receive valuable information to help them plan for higher education. Parents will also take part in a number of workshops that offer expert advice. Topics will include information on academic opportunities, financial aid, scholarships and the college transfer process.

Paramount Park Teacher Named One of LA County Teachers of Year

Paramount Park Middle School teacher Felicia Akuamoah was named one of 16 Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year by Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo during an awards banquet on Sept. 20. Akuamoah is a language arts teacher known for her ability to connect with students. The honored teachers are eligible for the California Teachers of the Year competition this fall.

Paramount Unified College Fair to Prepare Students for Higher Education

Approximately 1,000 Paramount Unified K-12 students and their parents will learn how to plan for higher education at the District’s third annual College Fair from 3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Paramount High School’s Senior Campus, 14429 Downey Ave., Paramount. More than 30 colleges will provide information on academic opportunities, financial aid, scholarships and the admission process.

Paramount Unified Partners with County on Community Schools Initiative

Paramount Unified is partnering with the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) and Department of Mental Health on a Community Schools Initiative that will increase support services for students. The Community Schools Initiative, launched in September, will focus Los Angeles County resources on Paramount Unified School District students over the course of a three-year pilot. The District will collaborate with community partners to provide additional health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement.