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Buena Park School District

  • Buena Park School District Supports Wellness with New Counseling Services

    Buena Park School District has expanded counseling services for its elementary schools, providing its youngest students with additional social-emotional support while teaching them about the importance of physical well-being. Each elementary school in the District now has a full-time dedicated counselor on campus; in addition, the District has contracted with Outreach Concern, a non-profit counseling agency, to have interns work as part-time counselors as they earn credits toward their degrees in social work and psychology.

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  • Buena Park School District Shows Gratitude to Community Partners

    Buena Park School District and the Board of Education paid tribute to five of its community partners, celebrating the programs, resources and assistance each has provided to students and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The District recognized the Buena Park Police Department for campus safety and resources, the Boys & Girls Club of Buena Park for providing support to socio-economically disadvantaged students, St. Jude Medical Center for mental and physical wellness assistance, the Jain Center of Southern California for supplying Chromebooks for at-home learning and Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park for gifting more than 3,000 backpacks and supplies to students. Photos are available.

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  • Buena Park School District Students Recharge at New WellSpace Centers

    Buena Park School District’s middle school students are recharging while creating their own miniature Zen gardens, applying stress management techniques, and boosting their social-emotional growth at newly established WellSpace centers. Buena Park Middle School and Gordon H. Beatty Middle School WellSpace centers are areas where students can express themselves, decompress and seek out relaxation and mindfulness techniques with support from school counselors. Students participate in activities such as journaling, aromatherapy, art therapy and physical movement. The centers are also furnished with comfortable chairs, calming music and encouraging slogans.

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Buena Park’s Emery School Students Shine at 6th-grade Promotion

Emery School students filled the halls of Thanksgiving Church with laughter and applause as they spent their final elementary school day reflecting on friendships, hugging and saying goodbye during their school’s sixth-grade promotion ceremony. The school’s ceremony took place May 31 with 76 students awarded for finishing their elementary school years, participating in clubs and achieving academic milestones.

Buena Park Junior High Students Excel at Robotics Tournament

Eight students from Buena Park Junior High showcased their engineering skills as they competed against a field of 80 students from four area junior highs and middle schools at Robot Nation, an annual robotics contest in which students must maneuver robots around obstacle courses. Two Buena Park teams placed in the competition.

Buena Park School District Schools to Host Promotions

Buena Park School District’s schools will host drive-thru, walk-thru and virtual promotion ceremonies to celebrate its fifth-, sixth- and eighth-graders with music, certificates of achievement and cheers of encouragement from teachers and administrators. Corey School will host an all-day virtual ceremony on ParentSquare Wednesday, May 27 and a drive-thru “Clap Out” ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, May 29. Pendleton School’s drive-thru promotion starts at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 28 and Whitaker School will host its walk-up promotion at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 28. Emery School will host drive-thru promotions for fifth-graders at 9:30 a.m. and sixth-graders at 6 p.m., both on Thursday, May 28.

Buena Park School District Students Shine at Annual Faley Special Games

Buena Park Junior High School eight-grader Gabrielle Barrios loves participating in the Faley Special Games, because it allows her to showcase her baseball skills and “cut a rug” on the event’s dance floor. Buena Park School District sent about 80 students to participate in the 34th annual Faley Special Games at California State University, Fullerton on May 4. The annual event was created to give special education students a day of sports, food, awards and entertainment.

Buena Park Junior High School to Host Robotics Competition

Buena Park Junior High School will face off against five area junior high schools when it hosts Robot Nation, a robotics competition from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. Students will be judged on the design of their robots and teamwork while demonstrating driving skills with their creations. This event is open to the public. Buena Park Junior High School is at 6931 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park.

Buena Park Junior High School Student Garden Nurtures Green Thumbs

Buena Park Junior High School seventh-grader Ricardo Estrada said he loved learning about the life cycles of insects and their effect on local flora and fauna as a result of working on his school’s student-run native habitat garden. The school’s garden was installed in December 2017 and has been maintained by horticulture students, as they learn about the various plants that thrive in California and how they benefit the environment. The upkeep is done by seventh and eighth grade students in the horticulture program, overseen by electives teacher Shelley Andros.