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Buena Park School District

  • 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 School District Welcomes Parents with Virtual Back-to-School Nights

    Parents were treated to a cavalcade of lively videos, presentations, and teacher interviews, detailing a wealth of programs and events available this year in Buena Park School District, during a series of virtual back-to-school nights. The District hosted its middle school events on Aug. 31, while grades TK to 2 were held on Sept. 1, grades 3 to 5 on Sept. 2, and the Buena Park Learning Center on Sept. 7.

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Buena Park School District Students Hone Speech, Debate Skills in Summer Program

Buena Park School District students are mastering public speaking, expanding their acting skills and learning how to improvise as part of the District’s speech and debate summer program. The summer program is a two-week course that will prepare 51 students – from grades four to eight – for success in the District’s main speech and debate program, as well as tournaments. While in the course, students are either placed in a writing workshop or learn to deliver specific speech topics, which include informative, original orator, declamation, interpretation and impromptu.

Buena Park School District Celebrates Students During Promotion Ceremonies

Beatty and Buena Park middle school students beamed with positivity and filled an entire stadium with their cheers during their promotion celebrations on May 26, which marked years of academic success and the end of their educational journeys at Buena Park School District. The ceremonies, held at Buena Park High School, allowed families to cheer on students while safely maintaining social distancing and following health guidelines. The event included messages of encouragement from District administrators and teachers from both middle schools. This was the first in-person middle school promotion for District students since 2019.

Corey School Celebrates Students with Lively Drive-thru Promotion

Energetic pop music and the cheers of teachers filled the air at Corey School on May 25, as the Buena Park School District community honored 79 fifth-graders in dazzlingly decorated cars during a drive-thru promotion ceremony. The afternoon ceremony marked the end of the 2020-21 school year and provided students the opportunity to celebrate with friends and family while thanking teachers for their support.

Students Awarded for STEAM Skills at Buena Park School District Showcase

Emery School students put their creativity to the test by crafting musical instruments from trash, designing ways to save the Earth’s resources and powering miniature cars from balloons during a science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) Showcase on May 11 and 12. Emery School’s STEAM Showcase is part of the school’s Passion Program theme “Thinkers, Scholars and Active Citizens move full STEAM ahead to a successful future.” The school’s Passion Program provides a STEAM focus to its students to prepare them for middle school, high school, college and the workforce.

Buena Park School District Teaches Financial Literacy, Inspires Future Investors

Buena Park Middle School students are learning about shorting stocks, buying futures and fiscal responsibility thanks to a stock market game that teaches students about the ins-and-outs of Wall Street and its impact on the economy. Buena Park Middle School math teacher Sean Hamilton is the advisor to 29 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students who are participating in the stock market game, which teaches students about buying and selling stocks to maximize their profits. Hamilton also emphasizes the importance of financial responsibility by teaching students about the benefits of starting a savings account.

Buena Park School District Unveils New Mosaic at Wellness Garden

Whitaker School showcased new mosaic artwork for its Wellness Garden, created to complement blooming plant life and edible vegetation while honoring student horticulturalists during an Earth Day celebration on April 22. The new mosaic, which depicts a boy and girl watering and planting seeds under a vibrant sun, was funded through an $8,000 grant from the Orange County Department of Education, United Way, BayWa r.e., America on Track and Kid Healthy. The celebration was also livestreamed via YouTube, allowing students and families to enjoy the garden’s new addition virtually.

Buena Park Educator Receives Women’s History Month Spotlight

Career Technical Educator Shelley Andros has been honored with the 2021 Fourth District Women’s History Month Spotlight for encouraging her students to become high-achieving scholars, pursuing careers as engineers and horticulturalists. Andros was recognized by Supervisor Doug Chaffee for inspiring her students and preparing them for college and the work force. Andros has taught horticulture, robotics and computer science at Buena Park and Beatty middle schools since 2017.

Buena Park School District Teachers Honored for Boosting Student Social Skills

Pendleton School special education teachers Kimberly Ulangca and Suzanne Huerta are passionate about boosting students’ social skills and igniting their passion in academics. Their efforts in improving Pendleton School’s Special Education program have earned them the Above and Beyond Award from the North Orange County Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPA). The award is given to special education teachers who are making great strides for their students, encouraging them to learn and grow.

Buena Park School District Students Receive Shoe Donations

Forty-one Buena Park School District students received $50 gift cards for Vans shoes, thanks to donations from the Boys & Girls Club of Buena Park. The employees and owners of Simpson Buick GMC of Buena Park raised $5,000, which was divided to provide 100 Boys & Girls Club children with gift cards. Students were given their gift cards during a Feb. 26 event; some students also won prizes such as blankets, t-shirts, cup holders and backpacks emblazoned with Vans logos.