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Buena Park School District

  • Buena Park Elementary School Honors Students

    Gilbert School honored 23 students for demonstrating respect, organization, attentiveness and responsibility (ROAR), showing growth mindset or demonstrating improvement during distance learning lessons at its first drive-through ROAR celebration. Each week, teachers select students to honor with printed certificates, which outline their academic or social accomplishments. Students, along with their families, were invited onto campus to collect their awards while being celebrated by teachers and staff. Students and families wore masks and followed social distancing rules to maintain safety.

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  • Buena Park Elementary School Delights, Inspires Students with Virtual Music Program

    Emery School students are banging on drums, learning about cultures and enhancing distance learning lessons through a new virtual music program that teaches students musical appreciation in the comfort of their homes. The program, which offers six weekly music lessons to students, is part of a partnership between the school and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Each lesson pairs a Segerstrom musician with a class to mesh music with lessons on world cultures, folklore and history.

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  • Buena Park Elementary School Awards Best, Brightest, Safest Students with Virtual Ceremony

    Emery School families from around the globe celebrated the hard work, compassion and positive behavior of 135 students across seven grade levels during a series of Dec. 16 virtual student of the trimester award ceremonies. The ceremony took place via Zoom, with each grade level showcasing students who went above and beyond in being respectful, responsible, ready to learn and safe during distance learning and in-person lessons.

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Buena Park Junior High Students Excel at Robotics Tournament

Eight students from Buena Park Junior High showcased their engineering skills as they competed against a field of 80 students from four area junior highs and middle schools at Robot Nation, an annual robotics contest in which students must maneuver robots around obstacle courses. Two Buena Park teams placed in the competition.

Buena Park School District Schools to Host Promotions

Buena Park School District’s schools will host drive-thru, walk-thru and virtual promotion ceremonies to celebrate its fifth-, sixth- and eighth-graders with music, certificates of achievement and cheers of encouragement from teachers and administrators. Corey School will host an all-day virtual ceremony on ParentSquare Wednesday, May 27 and a drive-thru “Clap Out” ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, May 29. Pendleton School’s drive-thru promotion starts at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 28 and Whitaker School will host its walk-up promotion at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 28. Emery School will host drive-thru promotions for fifth-graders at 9:30 a.m. and sixth-graders at 6 p.m., both on Thursday, May 28.

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.