Buena Park School District

  • Buena Park School District Encourages Health with Meal Distribution Program

    Buena Park School District’s nutrition services department has given out more than 260,000 meals to students and their families, providing them with fruits, vegetables and protein to maintain healthy lifestyles since the start of the stay-at-home order. Child Nutrition Director Katrina Butler said the District has gone above and beyond the goal of just handing out food to students and has expanded to feed entire families through its meal distribution program.

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  • Emery School Hosts Promotion Ceremonies for 5th, 6th Grades

    Emery School was alive with cheers, dancing and applause during its drive-thru promotion ceremonies, which congratulated fifth- and sixth-grade students on completing a milestone in their educational journeys. The school held a morning ceremony for 92 fifth-graders and an evening ceremony for 86 sixth-graders on May 28, giving students one more chance to see their friends and thank their teachers. Sixth-grader Noelani Canotal gave her teachers a friendly “hang 10” hand sign during the ceremony and thanked them for preparing her classmates and her for middle school. Canotal said she is looking forward to attending Beatty Middle School in 2020-21.

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  • Buena Park Junior High Teacher Named Orange County Teacher of the Year

    Career Technical Educator Shelley Andros thrives on helping her students find their passions, saying that her profession is more of a calling in keeping with the maxim “Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Her exemplary work ethic at Buena Park Junior High has earned her the title of 2021 Teacher of the Year award from the Orange County Department of Education. The award winners were announced virtually in May.

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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.

Buena Park School District’s GATE Super Saturdays Nurture Creativity

Buena Park School District’s GATE program has held bi-annual Super Saturdays for 13 years, bringing together students from across the District for competitions that focus on engineering. The most recent Super Saturday tasked about 70 students in teams of five to seven to build pasta- and paper-based structures to guide marbles into plastic cups.