Paramount Unified’s Jefferson Elementary School has received a Golden Bell from the California School Boards Association (CSBA) for an instructional program that fosters professional development and improves curriculum. The “Growth Mindset is Paramount” program applies professional development with support from academic coaches and processes that include learning walks, grade-level collaboration and site-based professional learning. The CSBA Golden Bell Awards, now in their 37th year, promote excellence in education by recognizing outstanding programs and practices.
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.
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.
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.