Buena Park School District

  • Buena Park School District Students Showcase Public Speaking Skills at Inaugural Speech Competition

    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.

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  • Buena Park School District Adjusts Boundaries, Creates 2 Middle Schools

    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.

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  • Musicians, Disney Coaches Guide Buena Park School District Performers

    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.

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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 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.

Buena Park School District Kicks Off School Year with New Goals, Focus

Buena Park School District’s campuses were humming with excited greetings from reunited classmates and tearful sendoffs from new parents as they dropped off their children on Aug. 13 for the first day of school. The District welcomed more than 4,520 students across seven campuses, each adorned with colorful banners and chalk messages welcoming students and encouraging responsible behavior.

Buena Park School District Wellness Garden to Promote Emotional Growth

A lush, green surprise will be waiting for Whitaker School students when they return to school on Tuesday, Aug. 13 – a new wellness garden, complete with native California plants, fruit-bearing trees and herbs to benefit the entire school. Funding for the wellness garden project, which included leveling the ground, clearing weeds, spreading mulch and planting vegetation, was provided by BayWa Renewable Energy and United Way.