The Buena Park School District hosted 27 guests onto its seven campuses on Sept. 25 for its Principal for a Day. The event provided guests with insight into how each school operates, what students are learning and ways to build partnerships between lawmakers, business owners and educators.
Emery School fourth-grader Apollo Meneses was the picture of determination as he orated the Greek legend of Adonis, complete with sound effects, to a cheering crowd during Buena Park School District’s inaugural Speech Tournament, held Nov. 16 at Whitaker School. Meneses said he practiced in front of his mother, in front of the mirror and even while he was supposed to be focusing on other work.
After reviewing feedback from more than 400 community members during townhall sessions, Buena Park School District will adjust enrollment boundaries and reconfigure two schools in an effort to balance attendance, strengthen TK-8 pathways and boost program offerings. The unanimous decision, made Dec. 2, will add sixth grade to Buena Park Junior High, turning the campus into a middle school in fall 2020. In addition, Beatty Elementary will be restored to its originally intended use as a middle school, providing greater program depth for students in grades six through eight across the District.
Corey School students are learning to sing, dance and appreciate symphonic music with aid from Disney dance and vocal coaches through a Disney Musicals in Schools grant and from professional symphonic musicians through the Frieda Belinfante Class Act Program. These new offerings are part of the school's revamped visual and performing arts program.