West Covina Unified School District

  • West Covina Unified’s Mental Wellness Fair Raises Awareness, Reduces Stigma

    Edgewood Schools’ blue and gold campus was bedecked in lime green – the color associated with mental health awareness – during West Covina Unified’s inaugural Mental Wellness Festival on May 18, which connected families with mental health resources and aimed to reduce stigma. The free festival featured nearly a dozen sessions on breaking the stigma, cyber safety, improving one’s wellbeing, healthy and unhealthy relationships, living with someone who has mental health challenges and information on the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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  • International World Schools of West Covina Students Present Passion Projects

    Students in Edgewood Schools’ International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) lit up as they presented a zero-waste challenge, the impact of social media, a comprehensive look at “The Sound of Music,” video game design, the history of the Space Age and more on May 9 during Edgewood’s first-ever Personal Projects Exhibition. The Personal Project is the culmination of the five-year MYP, which serves students in grades six to 10. Students are encouraged to conduct independent research that explores a personal interest and demonstrates MYP-taught skills like critical and creative thinking, self-management and communication.

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  • Mt. SAC Early College Academy Summer School Classes Offer College, High School Credit

    Students at West Covina Unified’s Mt. SAC Early College Academy will explore the mysteries of marine biology, express their creativity through art and master math and expository writing during the Academy’s first-ever summer school courses.

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West Covina Unified’s Mental Wellness Fair Raises Awareness, Reduces Stigma

Edgewood Schools’ blue and gold campus was bedecked in lime green – the color associated with mental health awareness – during West Covina Unified’s inaugural Mental Wellness Festival on May 18, which connected families with mental health resources and aimed to reduce stigma. The free festival featured nearly a dozen sessions on breaking the stigma, cyber safety, improving one’s wellbeing, healthy and unhealthy relationships, living with someone who has mental health challenges and information on the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

West Covina Unified to Hold Graduations June 5-7

West Covina Unified will celebrate the Class of 2019 with commencement ceremonies for Edgewood High School at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 and for West Covina High at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6. Coronado High School will conclude the festivities with commencement at 2 p.m. Friday, June 7. All ceremonies will be held at West Covina High School, 1609 E. Cameron Ave., West Covina.

International World Schools of West Covina Students Present Passion Projects

Students in Edgewood Schools’ International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) lit up as they presented a zero-waste challenge, the impact of social media, a comprehensive look at “The Sound of Music,” video game design, the history of the Space Age and more on May 9 during Edgewood’s first-ever Personal Projects Exhibition. The Personal Project is the culmination of the five-year MYP, which serves students in grades six to 10. Students are encouraged to conduct independent research that explores a personal interest and demonstrates MYP-taught skills like critical and creative thinking, self-management and communication.

West Covina Unified Middle Years Programme Students Present IB Projects

Students in Edgewood Schools’ International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) presented their passion projects during the schools’ first-ever Personal Projects Exhibition on May 9, showcasing a zero-waste challenge, the impact of social media, a comprehensive look at “The Sound of Music,” video game design and programming and more. MYP – a five-year, eight-subject program that precedes the IB Diploma Programme – encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers.

West Covina Unified to Hold Mental Wellness Festival

West Covina Unified will celebrate Mental Health Month with a free Mental Wellness Festival for WCUSD families and community members from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Guests can enjoy a free pancake breakfast, giveaways, community resources and live entertainment as they learn about active parenting, anxiety and depression, healthy relationships, improving well-being and cyber safety. The festival will be at Edgewood Schools, 1625 W. Durness St., West Covina.

West Covina Unified’s Edgewood High School to Hold Grad Walk

Edgewood High School seniors will walk the halls of Orangewood Elementary clad in caps and gowns during the Grad Walk from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, May 31, giving soon-to-be grads the chance to thank their former teachers and motivate younger students. Orangewood Elementary is at 1440 S. Orange Ave., West Covina.

West Covina Unified Administrator Honored with Leadership Award

West Covina Unified Director of Student Services Dr. Marc Trotavore received the Association for California School Administrators (ACSA) Leadership Award at the Region XV spring awards banquet on April 29 at Castaway Restaurant in Burbank.

West Covina Unified High Schools Celebrate College Commitments

West Covina High School and Edgewood High School celebrated college-bound students with College Signing Day activities on May 1, including concessions and goody-bag handouts and photo booths where students could pose with memorabilia from their college of choice.

West Covina Unified Names 2018-19 District Teacher of the Year

West Covina Unified administrators surprised Orangewood Elementary teacher Karla Toledo with flowers and balloons on April 30 to announce her selection as the WCUSD 2018-19 Teacher of the Year. Toledo teaches kindergarten in Orangewood’s highly popular Spanish Dual Language Immersion program.

West Covina Unified’s Early College Academy to Celebrate Star Wars Day

West Covina Unified’s Mt. SAC Early College Academy will celebrate Star Wars Day a day early with dress-up activities throughout the school day and a movie night at 5 p.m. Friday, May 3. The Academy is at 2226 Rio Verde Drive, West Covina.