Paramount Unified School District

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Paramount Unified Christens New Cosmetology Program During Ceremony

    Paramount Unified celebrated a new cosmetology program during a ribbon-cutting event at the Paramount Adult School on Oct. 11. PUSD dedicated a new building for the program, which partners with Compton College to allow students to receive college credit toward Compton’s program and ultimately become licensed cosmetologists.

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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 Unified Special Needs Students Learn Life Skills via Apartment

Some 50 students with special needs are using a new apartment at Paramount Adult School as a tool for learning the skills they need to transition to independent living. The class is the first to use the apartment, which was constructed in spring. It features a living room, kitchen and bedroom spaces along with a washer and dryer.

Paramount Unified to Inspire Female Leaders at Empowerment Event

Paramount Unified will hold its second annual Young Women’s Empowerment Conference from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Paramount High School Senior Campus, 14429 Downey Ave, Paramount. The event will feature guest speakers, entertainment, and workshops that cover mental health, social media, college awareness and other critical topics. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

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

Paramount Unified Elementary School Familiarizes Parents with Laptops

Paramount Unified’s Raymond Collins Elementary School introduced third- and fourth-grade parents to new technology during a Google Chromebook parent meeting on Aug. 28. Collins teachers and staff presented a tutorial on the laptops to help parents support their children with the devices outside the classroom. District students are receiving the laptops as part of a multi-year technology rollout that will provide every student with an electronic device in grades three through 12 by 2020.

Paramount Unified Boosts Access to Technology for New School Year

Paramount Unified is offering computer coding curriculum, expanding student access to Google Chromebook laptops and featuring teachers newly certified in Google tools as the District increases access to technology for the 2018-19 school year. The technological tools are funded by the $106 million Measure I, which voters passed in 2016, and which has allowed the District to continually enhance classroom environments.

Paramount Unified Students Return to New High School, Expanded Programs

The newest edition to Paramount Unified, the Odyssey STEM Academy, launched with such innovative practices as discussion groups and the absence of school bells on Aug. 22, the first day of the 2018-19 school year for all 19 PUSD elementary, middle and high schools. The Odyssey opening has been a three-year process, and features a curriculum that focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. When the doors opened to the inaugural class of 144 freshmen they were immediately struck by the school’s fresh approach to instruction.

National Scholar Recognition Caps Successful Year for Paramount Advanced Placement Program

Two Paramount High School Class of 2018 graduates were recently named National AP Scholars by the College Board for academic excellence. Fernanda Corona and Raymond Rosales were recognized for averaging 4.0 or higher on all of their Advanced Placement tests and 4.0 or higher on eight exams throughout the school year. Corona was Paramount High’s class valedictorian and is now attending Duke University. In December 2017, Paramount Unified was recognized as an AP Honor Roll school district by the College Board for boosting access to AP courses to a broader number of students while maintaining or improving AP exam rates.