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West Covina Unified School District

  • West Covina Unified Student Excels in Purdue Summer Science Program

    Edgewood High School student Vanessa Li was one of 35 students across the country selected to conduct biochemistry research at Purdue University through its Summer Science Program, using wet lab techniques and modeling software to study an enzyme from a fungal pathogen and designing a small molecule inhibitor to protect crops from the fungus. The highly selective program featured 39 days of hands-on, collaborative experimental research, mentorship from university professors and tours of local scientific and cultural sites.

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  • West Covina Unified Launches 2019-20 Year with New Programs, Facilities

    WEST COVINA, CA – West Covina Unified students returned to campus for the 2019-20 year on Aug. 15, ready to learn new languages, jumpstart their college education and strive for success thanks to expanded learning opportunities and the promise of new and upgraded facilities. Many schools welcomed students and families with cheers and signs of […]

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  • West Covina Students Receive School Supplies at Annual Back to School Kickoff

    Nearly 100 West Covina Unified students and families in need will be ready for the 2019-20 school year after receiving new shoes, backpacks, hygiene kits and school supplies during the District’s third annual Back to School Kickoff, held July 31 at the WCUSD Family Resource Center. The Back to School Kickoff was coordinated by the West Covina Unified Foster and Homeless Youth Center, which provides students who face severe hardships with opportunities to thrive on and off campus.

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West Covina Students Receive School Supplies at Annual Back to School Kickoff

Nearly 100 West Covina Unified students and families in need will be ready for the 2019-20 school year after receiving new shoes, backpacks, hygiene kits and school supplies during the District’s third annual Back to School Kickoff, held July 31 at the WCUSD Family Resource Center. The Back to School Kickoff was coordinated by the West Covina Unified Foster and Homeless Youth Center, which provides students who face severe hardships with opportunities to thrive on and off campus.

West Covina Unified Introduces International World Schools of West Covina

West Covina Unified will offer California’s only TK-12 International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum – providing a globally focused education in a free, public school setting – when school begins Aug. 15 through its recently named International World Schools of West Covina. International World Schools of West Covina consist of Orangewood Elementary and Edgewood middle and high schools, which house the IB-authorized Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. All three programs use a service-learning approach, encouraging students to make local and global connections to their education.

West Covina Unified Welcomes Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Teacher

Yuyan Chen, a native Mandarin speaker from China’s Sichuan Province, will take the reins of Orangewood Elementary School’s Mandarin Dual Language Immersion program when the class debuts Thursday, Aug. 15. Chen will use a 50:50 model, employing both English and Mandarin 50 percent of the time throughout the instructional day. The program will also use Simplified Chinese characters, aligning with West Covina’s middle and high school Mandarin programs.

West Covina Students Receive School Supplies at Back to School Kickoff

Nearly 100 West Covina Unified students and families in need will be ready for the 2019-20 school year after receiving new shoes, backpacks, hygiene kits and school supplies during the District’s third annual Back to School Kickoff, held July 31 at the WCUSD Family Resource Center. The Back to School Kickoff was coordinated by the West Covina Unified Foster and Homeless Youth Center, which provides students who face severe hardships with opportunities to thrive on and off campus.

West Covina Unified’s Edgewood High School Welcomes Class of 2023

Edgewood High School’s incoming freshmen raced to hug each other during an ice-breaker exercise at the sixth annual freshman orientation on July 31, building bonds as they prepared for the rigors of high school. Hosted by Edgewood High’s Associated Student Body and Bridges program, the event brought together students – including those who are new to the Edgewood Schools – for a day of interactive games, presentations and a campus tour led by student leaders.

West Covina Unified Students Win Top Prizes at West Covina Film Festival

West Covina Unified students showcased their filmmaking skills at the inaugural West Covina Film Festival on July 25, submitting original short films under six minutes to a panel of city officials, residents and business owners. West Covina High School’s video production students won first place in all but one category and took home seven prizes, including the top prize of the evening for the category “What I Love About West Covina.”

West Covina Unified 2019-20 School Year to Begin Aug. 15

West Covina Unified School District will kick off the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 15. WCUSD will launch new programs – including Mandarin dual language immersion – and provide a variety of academic offerings, such as California’s only TK-12 International Baccalaureate continuum, Spanish dual-language immersion, TK-12 visual and performing arts instruction, college-prep and career tech courses and STEM instruction.

West Covina Unified to Hold Meet and Greet for Mandarin Dual Language Program

West Covina Unified’s Orangewood Elementary will hold a meet and greet for its Mandarin Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, providing families with an opportunity to learn more about the program before it launches on Aug. 15. The event is open to families interested in enrolling in the inaugural kindergarten class. Parents can meet their child’s DLI teacher, learn about the benefits of bilingualism and biliteracy and tour the campus. Orangewood Elementary is at 1440 S. Orange Ave., West Covina.

West Covina Unified Middle School Hosts Family Orientation, Tours

West Covina Unified’s Edgewood Middle School is inviting new students and families to a “Cub Time” orientation from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 and from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, when they can begin the transition to middle school. Families can engage in student-led campus tours and bonding activities, learn about academic offerings and meet staff and administrators. Edgewood Middle School is part of the International World Schools of West Covina, offering a rigorous and globally focused education through an International Baccalaureate continuum. Edgewood Schools are at 1625 W. Durness St., West Covina.

West Covina Unified 2019-20 School Year to Begin Aug. 15

West Covina Unified School District will kick off the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Aug. 15. WCUSD will launch new programs – including Mandarin dual language immersion – and provide a variety of academic offerings, such as a California’s only TK-12 International Baccalaureate continuum, Spanish dual language immersion, TK-12 visual and performing arts instruction, college-prep and career tech courses and STEM instruction.