West Covina Unified to Hold College Financial Aid Info Nights:
West Covina Unified will hold a series of financial aid information nights for students and families, providing presentations on the process and assistance with financial aid applications. West Covina High School will hold a session from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the Bulldog Café, 1609 E. Cameron Ave., West Covina. Edgewood High will host a session from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the Pride Café, 1625 W. Durness St., West Covina.
El Monte Union Kicks Off College Application Season with Workshops:
El Monte Union High School District is hosting Cash for College workshops to help families access financial aid and other college resources. Attendees will get help with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act application. Workshops will run from: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at South El Monte High School, 1001 Durfee Ave., South El Monte; and from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at Fernando Ledesma High School, 12347 Ramona Blvd., El Monte.
Buena Park School District to Host Reconfiguration Townhall Meetings:
Buena Park School District will host two townhall meetings to share plans to realign attendance boundaries for its TK-5 schools and to shift Beatty School from a TK-6 school to a middle school. Translation for Spanish and Korean speakers will be available. Buena Park Junior High’s session will take place from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19; Beatty School’s session will take place from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Fontana Unified Elementary to Host Thanksgiving Meal for Families:
Redwood Elementary School will host its eighth annual Thanksgiving Extravaganza from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, providing a hearty meal and celebration for local families. Children’s plates are free; adult plates are $4, or $5 with a to-go container. The meal will consist of turkey and gravy with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, vegetables and more. Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, Nov. 13. Redwood Elementary is at 8570 Redwood Ave., Fontana.
West Covina Unified to Brief Students, Families on College Financial Aid:
West Covina Unified’s Edgewood High School will hold a financial aid information night for students and families, providing presentations on the process and assistance with financial aid applications from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the Pride Café, 1625 W. Durness St., West Covina.
Lynwood Unified to Celebrate National Parent Involvement Day:
Lynwood Unified parents and guardians will receive curbside coffee, video tributes and be treated to student performances at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 when the District celebrates National Parent Involvement Day. District schools will engage parents with various activities and workshops that offer tips on involvement.
West Covina Unified to Provide Information on Early College Academy:
West Covina Unified’s Mt. SAC Early College Academy will hold an information session at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, providing families with details about the benefits of attending its flagship dual-enrollment public high school. Academy students can earn a high school diploma and up to two years of free, transferable college credit simultaneously. Students from Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties are eligible to apply. Mt. SAC Early College Academy is at 2226 E. Rio Verde Drive, West Covina.
Mayflower Elementary to Host Coding Curriculum Showcase:
Mayflower Elementary School will highlight its in-depth coding curriculum at an Epic Build Showcase event at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Visitors can tour classrooms to learn about class coding projects and celebrate the focus on coding as a second language. The event follows a similar event held Nov. 15 at Plymouth Elementary. Mayflower is at 210 N. Mayflower Ave., Monrovia.
El Monte Union to Host Final Cash for College Workshop:
Fernando Ledesma High School will host a Cash for College workshop to help families access financial aid and other college resources. Attendees will get help with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act application. The workshop will run from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at 12347 Ramona Blvd., El Monte.
El Monte Union to Break Ground on $10 Million Gym, Performance Facility:
El Monte Union will celebrate the groundbreaking for a 15,000-square-foot Multipurpose Building & Gymnasium at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Fernando R. Ledesma High School, 12347 Ramona Blvd., El Monte. The $10 million facility will feature a performance space with grandstand seating, basketball court, fitness areas, outdoor classrooms, an outdoor weightlifting area, snack bar, concession and lobby areas, restrooms, classrooms and a learning garden to promote healthy eating. The facility will serve as a gathering place for athletic events, performances and neighborhood functions. This is the first major project to be funded by Measure HS, a $190 million facilities bond approved by voters in November 2018.
Buena Park School District to Honor Emery School, Students:
Buena Park School District will honor seven Emery School students for exemplifying superb core ethical values and fostering a friendly campus atmosphere during a Board of Education meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16. Emery School administrators will also give a presentation to the Board of Education about its focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). The meeting is at the district office, 6885 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park.
Fontana Unified Launches 22nd Annual ‘Fontana Santas’ Toy Drive:
Fontana Unified kicked off its 22nd annual Fontana Santas Toy Drive at the Nov. 13 Board of Education meeting, with board members and District officials lining up to donate the first toys of the drive. Fontana Santas is an effort by Fontana Unified, Fontana School Police and community partners to provide gifts to FUSD families in need. The drive will conclude with the District’s third annual holiday breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 21 at Henry J. Kaiser High School, 11155 Almond Ave., Fontana. School police officers will deliver gifts to neighboring homes during the event, during which families will enjoy a pancake breakfast, family-friendly games and pictures with Santa. Toy donations will be accepted at the District office and FUSD schools.
West Covina Unified Opens District of Choice Enrollment:
West Covina Unified will soon begin accepting enrollment applications for the 2020-21 year through the state-certified District of Choice program until Tuesday, Dec. 31. As a District of Choice, West Covina Unified is eligible to accept families from throughout Southern California in its engaging, highly competitive academic programs. The District’s signature programs include Mandarin and Spanish dual-language immersion, California’s only TK-12 International Baccalaureate Continuum and dual college enrollment through the Mt. SAC Early College Academy. Visit the WCUSD website for enrollment information.