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Fontana Unified High School Partners with General Motors to Bolster Automotive Repair Program

Summit High School’s ASE Education Foundation Automotive Program has partnered with General Motors (GM), which will donate a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse to help career technical education (CTE) students enrolled in Summit’s ASE Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair class gain the technological skills necessary to become an automotive technician. Made through GM’s corporate donations program, the gift will bolster Summit’s maintenance class, which is guided by GM’s Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP) curriculum and incorporates advanced automotive technical training with a strong academic foundation of math, reading and electronics, as well as analytical and technical skills.

Lynwood Unified Preps for High School Instruction at Upgraded Campus

Lynwood High School will return to its original campus, located on Bullis Road – which formerly housed Lynwood Middle School – and will welcome the LHS Knights for the first day of the 2021-22 school year on Thursday, Aug. 19 when it unveils an improved campus featuring high school amenities and new technology. Multiple upgrades are taking place across campus, including the addition of new portable classrooms, as well as updates to the dance room and locker rooms.

Fontana Unified Sets Aug. 6 Start for 2021-22, Launches Online Program

Fontana Unified School District will launch the 2021-22 school year on Friday, Aug. 6. Students will return to campuses for in-person instruction, five days a week. Fontana Unified will also provide full-day kindergarten at all elementary sites in 2021-22. Students who wish to remain in an online learning environment may apply for one of the District’s two virtual programs: the new Actively Creating Connections Ensuring Student Success (ACCESS) program, launching this year, or the Virtual Learning Program (VLP), which launched in 2020-21. ACCESS is an independent study program that offers live, synchronous instruction in a digital classroom and mirrors a traditional school day. VLP is an asynchronous curricular program geared towards meeting the needs of students who are self-guided, independent learners.

Live Theater Returns to Río Hondo College with Production of “Working”

Live theater is returning to Río Hondo College, which will stage and livestream two online performances of the Broadway musical “Working,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6 and Saturday, Aug. 7. “Working” is a series of vignettes telling the stories of everyday Americans, in their own words, with professions ranging from steelworker to corporate executive. Based on a book written by oral historian Studs Terkel and developed for the stage by lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz, the musical debuted on Broadway in 1978. A 2012 revival of “Working” added two new songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, which will be included in the College’s production.

El Monte Union Receives 4 of 11 Electric Buses as Part of Clean Mobility Project

El Monte Union High School District received the first two of 11 electric buses on July 21 and two more on July 22 as a part of the District’s participation in the Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project, made possible by the $9.8 million grant awarded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). This new fleet of electric buses is a part of the District’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, creating a healthier environment for students, families and staff. El Monte Union’s participation in the Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project promotes the use of zero-emission vehicles and clean transportation options for its school community, thanks to the CARB grant.

Live Theater and Music Return to Río Hondo College with Online Production of “Working”

Live theater is returning to Río Hondo College, which will stage and livestream two online performances of the Broadway musical “Working,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6 and Saturday, Aug. 7. “Working” is a series of vignettes telling the stories of everyday Americans, in their own words, with professions ranging from steelworker to corporate executive. Based on a book written by oral historian Studs Terkel and developed for the stage by lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz, the musical debuted on Broadway in 1978. A 2012 revival of “Working” added two new songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, which will be included in the College’s production.

Baldwin Park Unified Students Receive Chromebooks to Narrow Digital Divide

Baldwin Park Unified received a donation of 79 Chromebooks to distribute to students in need from the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF), helping address the digital divide to ensure that every student receives an equitable education. CETF supplied the devices and BPUSD’s team of technology service technicians worked with school staff and home liaisons to identify families and assign Chromebooks to students. Each Chromebook has been enrolled in the District’s Google Management account for content filtering, and the devices have been added to TipWeb, which will allow the District to keep track of the devices.

Lynwood Unified Prepares for High School Instruction at Upgraded Bullis Campus for 2021-22 Year

Lynwood High School will return to its original campus, located on Bullis Road, and will welcome LHS Knights for the first day of the 2021-22 year on Thursday, Aug. 19 when it unveils an improved campus featuring high school amenities and new technology. Multiple upgrades are taking place across campus, including the addition of new portable classrooms, as well as updates to the dance room and locker rooms. The campus modifications also include updated classrooms and science labs, and a renovated quad with added greenery. A new technology hub will be installed in spring 2022.

Whittier Union Receives $45,000 from Credit Union of Southern California

Whittier Union High School District will receive $45,000 from the Credit Union of Southern California, which was presented to the District during its July 13 Board of Trustees meeting. The funds will be used primarily to enhance sports programs across the District and will also benefit student-athletes for years to come.

Baldwin Park Unified Prepares for School Year with Leadership Charge

Baldwin Park Unified School District and school administrators gathered together for the District’s annual Leadership Charge on July 15 and 16. Superintendent Dr. Froilan N. Mendoza welcomed principals, program administrators, directors and supervisors to both professional development days, ensuring the entire BPUSD team is prepared to welcome back students to the new academic year.