Norwalk-La Mirada Unified invested more than $83,000 to provide free aptitude tests, including the SATs and PSATs, for more than 7,000 students in October.
Seniors took the SATs, sophomores and juniors took the PSATs and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT), and freshman took the PSAT 8/9 on Oct. 19, while eighth-graders took the PSAT 8/9 on Oct. 13.
Students across Norwalk-La Mirada Unified’s 17 elementary, six middle and three high schools followed safety drills to “Drop, Cover and Hold!” on Oct. 20 as part of the annual Great ShakeOut, a statewide initiative that reminds Californians to prepare for earthquakes.
“One of our District’s priorities is to ensure that we provide a safe environment for our students,” Superintendent Dr. Hasmik Danielian said. “This includes ensuring our students, teachers, administrators and staff know what to do in the event of an emergency so that we are fully prepared should something happen.”
Decorated with college pennants and motivational words, Waite Middle School launched its College and Career Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 30, providing students with the opportunity to explore academic and career pathways at an early age.
“I am very happy to see this,” Waite Associated Student Body Treasurer Joseph Nunez said. “Students will get a chance to learn about colleges all around the country and can make an informed choice on classes and subjects they will study when they begin high school.”