Paramount Unified School District

  • Four Paramount HS Students Honored by City for Assisting Students Injured in Car Accident

    Four students from Paramount High School were honored for heroic actions by Mayor Diane Martinez during a June 19 Paramount City Council meeting. Fernando Melgar, Gabriel Orozco, Juan Garza and Anthony Farias were commended with certificates of recognition from the mayor for assisting injured students during a car accident in March. The injured students were treated and released from a local hospital.

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  • Paramount Honors College-Bound Seniors During University Celebration Day

    Karina Cortes Garcia walked through a crowded Paramount High School gymnasium on May 24, proudly holding a certificate that displayed her college destination of the University of California, Berkeley. Garcia was one of nearly 370 college-bound seniors who gathered for University Celebration Day, which honored students for their acceptance to four-year universities. The group shared lunch and memories as PHS staff recognized each by name and awarded them with congratulatory certificates.

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  • 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.

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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.

Paramount Unified Parent Engagement Academy Connects Families through Educational Support

Paramount resident Teresita Zamudio did not hesitate to enroll in a seven-week support workshop that would provide additional resources to help her children succeed in school. As part of Paramount Unified School District’s inaugural Factor Parent Engagement Academy (PEA) class, Zamudio joined nearly 300 parents for graduation ceremonies held at Paramount Senior and Paramount West high schools on March 20 and 21.