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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Launches Sixth Middle School College and Career Center

Los Alisos Middle School’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students rapped motivational verses to celebrate the opening of their college and career center.

“The college and career center is going to give students ideas on where they want to go, who they want to be and what they want to do,” AVID eighth-grader Daisy Esquivel, 14, said. “I think the center will impact the younger students – I didn’t think about going to college until I was in eighth grade.”
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Provisional Board Member Appointment Notice

On May 22, 2017, the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, Board of Education took action to appoint Jude Cazares to fill the vacancy created by Margarita Rios’ resignation. Ms. Rios was elected to the Norwalk City Council on March 7, 2017. On April 5, 2017 she submitted her resignation from the Board of Education effective April 11, 2017.

Mr. Cazares’ appointment is provisional for 30 days and becomes effective thereafter unless a petition calling for a special election, containing a sufficient number of signatures, is filed with the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Hosts Career Exploration Night, Includes Microsoft Coding Workshops

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified students from all grade levels connected with potential career pathways through an online assessment of their interests and strengths and tested their physical fitness with the Army by doing pull-ups at the District’s inaugural Career Exploration Night.

Freshman Margaret Zavala from Southeast Academy, a District military and law enforcement high school, volunteered at the event.
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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Class of 2017 Visits Elementary Schools in Caps and Gowns

La Mirada High School Class of 2017 student Ryan Rodriguez shared how he decided to attend the Naval Academy in front of his little brother’s La Pluma Elementary third-grade class, as part of Norwalk-La Mirada Unified’s inaugural Kinder to College event.

“What I’m doing right now by going into the Naval Academy is inspiring my brother and making him want to do something even better than me in the future,” Rodriguez, 17, said. “I want him to know that he has unlimited potential in life.”
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Bollywood Dance Performance Highlights Norwalk-La Mirada District’s ‘Day of the Parent’ Celebration

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified State and Federal Programs Director Mercedes Lovie wore an elegant green, blue and white Indian saree as she introduced Eastwood Elementary School fourth-graders, dressed in full Bollywood regalia, to perform a traditional Bollywood dance during the 16th annual Day of the Parent.

The District honored up to eight parents from each District elementary, middle and high school with a Day of the Parent certificate, thanking them for their role in sharing the responsibility of educating their children.
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Norwalk-La Mirada Woodshop Students Build, Donate Garden Boxes to Local Youth Shelter

La Mirada High School senior Isaac Cantu is vigilant as he stencils the words "Dream Big" along the side of one of four garden boxes that he and three other students made in their woodshop class.

When Cantu and seniors Johnny Granados, Andrew Iabarra and Spencer Collins finish the garden boxes, their hours of craftsmanship will house dozens of plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables to beautify the grounds of the Casa Youth Shelter in Los Alamitos.
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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Students Honored in State Photography Contest

Benton Middle School seventh-grader Genesis Sandoval laid down in the middle of the cracked and empty road on the way to Mt. Baldy and snapped a photo of the lanes stretching out into the distance, believing the image encapsulated the essence of exploration and its many possibilities.

Organizers of the 2017 CaliforniaStreaming Digital Photography Contest agreed, choosing Sandoval’s photo as one of its eight winners from among hundreds of entries.
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Norwalk High Junior Triumphs at Lions Club Student Speaker Contest

NORWALK, CA - Norwalk High School junior Alyssa Bernal is a step closer to her dream of attending an Ivy League law school, earning $500 in scholarships after strong performances in a series of preliminary competitions leading up to the 80th annual Lions Club Student Speaker Contest.

Bernal, who wants to be the first female chief justice of the Supreme Court, will use the money to attend the Yale University Young Global Scholars pre-collegiate summer program in June.
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Sanchez Elementary Students Celebrate National Arbor Day, Plant Trees at Norwalk Park

NORWALK, CA – Sanchez Elementary fifth-graders took up gardening gloves and shovels on April 25 as they joined Norwalk city workers and officials in planting 25 Golden Medallion trees at Hermosillo Park in honor of National Arbor Day.

“This is important for students to see how they can make a positive impact on their environment,” teacher Michelle Kibic said. “It’s beautiful that the students can plant the trees and come back years later to see how their work has grown.”
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