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West Covina Unified School District

  • West Covina Unified Breaks Ground on Science/Career Technical Education Building

    West Covina Unified broke ground on a science and career technical education (CTE) building at West Covina High School on June 25, commemorating the District’s latest effort to create innovative, effective learning environments. The 28,000-square-foot science and CTE building will house new chemistry and biology labs, a state-of-the-art video production lab and broadcast studio, engineering computer labs and robotics spaces that feature a competition arena and manufacturing lab. The $15.7 million project, funded by the voter-approved Measure ES, is expected to be completed by fall 2020.

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  • West Covina Unified Schools Recognized as Top Schools for Narrowing the Achievement Gap

    Five West Covina Unified schools were recognized for narrowing the achievement gap among underserved students, with strong gains seen in standardized state testing scores in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics, earning places on the 2019 Top Los Angeles County Public Schools for Underserved Students list.

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  • Orangewood 5th-graders Showcase Months of Hard Work in International Baccalaureate Exhibition

    More than 80 Orangewood Elementary fifth-graders presented capstone projects on May 28 that delved into such topics as the addictive nature of video games, how YouTube targets audiences and barriers to women playing football during their International Baccalaureate (IB) culminating exhibition.

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West Covina Unified High Schools Place in Top 20 Percent in 2019 Best High Schools List

Edgewood and West Covina high schools have been ranked in the top 20 percent of high schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, recognizing their successful International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs. Edgewood High and West Covina High earned scores of 90.5 and 80.72, respectively, earning them high rankings among the nearly 2,500 high schools in California.

West Covina High School’s Air Force JROTC to Hold 5K Run

West Covina High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps will hold a 5K Run at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1 at Thyberg Field, 1609 E. Cameron Ave., West Covina. Attendees can also enjoy a car show, DJ, family-friendly games and concessions.

West Covina Unified to Highlight Elementary IB Program

Orangewood Elementary will showcase student achievement in its International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. Fifth-graders will present a culminating project during the 2018-19 PYP Exhibition focused on the theme “Sharing the Planet: Passion Inspires Action.” Projects will demonstrate the transdisciplinary, collaborative inquiry process students engage in through the PYP. Orangewood is part of the International World Schools of West Covina, which offer a TK-12 continuum of IB instruction. Orangewood is at 1440 S. Orange Ave., West Covina.

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 festival featured nearly a dozen information sessions, meditation clinics, concessions, giveaways, live entertainment and family-friendly activities.

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.

WCUSD Fifth-graders Present International Baccalaureate Projects

Orangewood Elementary showcased student achievement in its IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) during the 2018-19 PYP Exhibition on May 28. Fifth-graders presented their culminating projects – focused on the theme “Sharing the Planet: Passion Inspires Action” – demonstrating the program’s transdisciplinary, collaborative inquiry process. Orangewood is part of the International World Schools of West Covina, which offer a TK-12 continuum of IB instruction. Photos and video are available.

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.