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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’s Kid Connection Leader Inspires Learning

For 16 years, Marilee Perini has been making summer school fun for Buena Park School District students, allowing them to decorate classrooms, discover the Newport Dunes and learn about dog breeds and reptiles from pet assemblies through the Kid Connection program she coordinates. Through Kid Connection, both during the summer and regular school year, Perini crafts lesson plans that focus on improving students’ academic and social skills.

Buena Park School District Teacher Hosts Summer Reading Program

Gilbert School kindergarten teacher Leslee Milch said her favorite aspect of summer is being able to read her favorite books, complete with silly voices and singing, for students and community members through her weekly Read with Me! program at Bellis Park. Milch, a National Board Certified teacher, created the program when she realized many of her students had few opportunities to practice reading skills during summer break.

Buena Park School District Teacher Promotes Literacy, Healthy Living Through Summer Reading Program

Gilbert School kindergarten teacher Leslee Milch said her favorite aspect of summer is being able to read her favorite books, complete with silly voices and singing, for students and community members through her weekly Read with Me! program at Bellis Park. Milch, a National Board Certified Teacher, created the program more than 20 years ago when she realized many of her students had few opportunities to practice their reading skills during summer break.

Buena Park Special Education Summer Program Sparks Growth

Buena Park School District’s special education students are spending the summer painting, playing outside and socializing thanks to an extended school year services program designed to keep students motivated beyond the regular school year. The special education summer program helps 70 pre-kindergarten through seventh-grade students hone gross and fine motor skills and improve social skills as they decorate classrooms and play counting games. Photos are available.

Buena Park School District’s Special Education Summer Program Inspires Growth

Buena Park School District’s special education students are spending the summer painting, playing outside and socializing thanks to an extended school year services program designed to keep students motivated beyond the regular school year. The special education summer program, which runs through June 28, helps 70 pre-kindergarten through seventh-grade students hone gross and fine motor skills and improve social skills as they decorate classrooms and play counting games.

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.