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West Covina Unified School District

  • 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 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.

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  • 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.

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