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. Photos are available
Zamboni Middle School welcomed Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith for a visit on January 17 to inspire students in music, visual arts and dance classes. Smith, who has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will serve as a Turnaround Artist mentor to Zamboni as part of the Turnaround Arts: California program, which provides support for arts in select schools.
Paramount High School senior Osvaldo Galaz is affectionately known around his campus as “the chef,” a title he has earned due to his considerable culinary talent. Galaz showcased his ability for all to see in October when he faced off against a handful of select high school students and won the Marukan Cup of Culinary Excellence at Cerritos College.
Paramount High School students are learning how to start businesses, build websites, prepare for job interviews and other vital life skills through the school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club. The after-school club meets weekly. Members of Paramount’s FCCLA attended the annual National Leadership Conference in summer in Atlanta, where students from across the country competed in 30 events.