Paramount Unified School District

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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 Senior wins California 40th District Art Competition, Classmate Earns Third Place

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.

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.

Paramount Unified Elementary Student Stars with Actor John Cena in Make-A-Wish Promo as School Raises $3K for Leukemia, Lymphoma

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 to Hold Mental Health Training

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.

Paramount Unified’s Odyssey STEM Academy Joins Innovative Software Platform

Paramount Unified’s Odyssey STEM Academy – set to open in fall 2018 – solidified a partnership with AltSchool, an education and technology organization that personalizes learning through teacher-built and student-driven platforms. The system will feature lesson plans tailored for individual learners, long- and short-term goal planning and easy access for parents and teachers to communicate.