Buena Park School District

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.

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.

Buena Park Junior High Students Learn Coding, Earn College Credits through Computer Science Class

Seventh- and eighth-graders at Buena Park Junior High are mastering Advanced Placement computer science concepts typically taught to high school juniors and seniors – and earning college credit – as part of a partnership designed to promote interest in tech careers. The Computer Science class is offered through a partnership with Anaheim-based nonprofit Cod.Ed Education, teaching computer languages such as Java and Python and programming theories.

Buena Park School District Offers Ocean-focused STEM Program

Buena Park School District students are learning to swim, build waterproof robots and sail thanks to the Long Beach Sailing Foundation's Middle School science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program. The program is a partnership between the District and the Long Beach Yacht Club. It provides 35 junior high Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students with the opportunity to participate in water-based activities to boost achievement and social-emotional growth. Photos are available.

Buena Park School District to Host Principal for a Day

Buena Park School District will hold its annual Principal for a Day celebration from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 25. Guest principals, who will range from public officials to local entrepreneurs, will conclude their visits to District schools with a reception at the District office. The Buena Park School District office is at 6885 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park.

Buena Park School District Prepares for Battle of the Books

Buena Park School District’s most well-read third- and fourth-grade students are prepping for the annual Battle of the Books, a competition where students face off to answer trivia questions about novels. The event started as a club for Beatty School’s fourth- through sixth-grade avid readers during the 2012-13 school year by Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) fourth-grade teacher Esther Lee and librarian Kelly Bone to promote literacy and encourage teamwork skills.

Buena Park Junior High Back to School Night Highlights Expanded Programs, Community Building

Buena Park Junior High parents learned how their children will study infectious diseases, bake culinary confections and examine the founding of the United States during the school’s recent Back to School Night. During the Aug. 15 event, teachers, staff and administrators also stressed the importance of parents partnering with the District to build a supportive community to ensure all students excel academically and grow socially and emotionally.