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Norwalk Unified SkillsUSA Chapter Brings Home Third Model of Excellence Award

Norwalk High School has earned national recognition for intensive hands-on community service projects that include planning and building an adaptive bicycle for a disabled 8-year-old, creating a community garden at the Norwalk Senior Center and constructing a mobile community food trailer.

This marks the third consecutive year that Norwalk High has received the SkillsUSA Gold Chapter of Distinction and the nationally acclaimed 2017 Model of Excellence Award.
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Aspiring Student Engineers Square Off During 2017 Chevron Design Challenge at John Glenn High School

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified high school students competed against 15 other Los Angeles County student engineer teams on April 1 at John Glenn High School to develop original blueprints and a marketing line for lightweight headphones during the 2017 Chevron Design Challenge.

John Glenn High students developed solar-powered headphones that would charge throughout the day; Norwalk High students designed headphones for runners; and La Mirada High students added voice recognition to their headphones.
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Nuffer Elementary Increases Male Role Model Presence Through International Volunteer Program

Marco Johnson, father of a Nuffer Elementary fifth-grader, works 10-hour days four times a week as a surgery technician, and volunteers his Wednesdays at the school as a way to spend more time with his youngest daughter.

“I wanted to be a part of my daughter’s life more, and be a role model for her and her friends,” Johnson said. “I can be active and be more involved in her life.”
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Norwalk-La Mirada’s Waite Middle School Recognized for Boosting Student Literacy

Waite Middle School has been recognized for raising student literacy levels by strengthening student reading, vocabulary and comprehension skills over the last three years through Project Raising Educational Achievement for students with Disabilities (READ).

Waite achieved Project READ’s Exemplar status by involving family and community members, aligning school English language arts curriculum with the California Standards and teaching reading skills across all subjects.
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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Teacher Inspires Females to Pursue STEM Careers Kelly Garcia Recognized as Teacher and Woman of the Year

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified female students are empowered to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with the help of Teacher on Special Assignment Project Lead The Way (PLTW) coordinator Kelly Garcia, who was recently honored as Teacher of the Year by PLTW and Woman of the Year by Assembly Majority Floor Leader Ian Calderon.

“Ms. Garcia definitely influenced me in choosing a pathway in STEM,” Los Alisos eighth-grader Allison Conrad said. “She would tell us how many women are in the field and that it’s not a man’s job – girls can do it too.”
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Norwalk-La Mirada Celebrates Fun, Family During Read Across America Week

The Cat in the Hat paid a visit to Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District elementary schools to help students and teachers commemorate the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss during a weeklong Read Across America celebration of literacy, from Feb. 27 to March 3.

Nuffer Elementary School students sported crazy hair-dos and Dr. Seuss costumes, and participated in a Power of Books assembly hosted by Ronald McDonald. On March 2, guest readers, including NLMUSD Superintendent Dr. Hasmik Danielian, Norwalk City Council members and several Laker Girls dancers, came to Nuffer to read classic children’s literature.
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The NLMUSD State and Federal Program Department is hosting a GATE parent workshop on Tuesday, March 28th from 5:30-6:30 in room 4 of the PDA. We will have presentations from three experienced NLM educators. They will cover a number of GATE related topics such as: Characteristics of the Gifted Child, How to Nurture Your Gifted Child, and various enrichment activities.
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Norwalk-La Mirada Mock Interview Helps Student Reach Ivy League Dreams

Norwalk High School senior Promise Agbo credits her acceptance to Columbia University on her strong interview where she used tools and strategies she learned preparing for Norwalk-La Mirada Unified’s second annual mock interview.

“The mock interview practices helped me to secure a spot in Columbia,” Agbo, 17, said. “I still have more college interviews, but I wouldn’t have been as prepared if I didn’t participate in the mock interview.”
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Olympic Gold Medalist Jennie Finch Returns to La Mirada High, Leads Weekend Softball Camp

Olympic gold medalist and La Mirada High graduate Jennie Finch teamed up with a cadre of Olympians and elite sluggers to coach and inspire 120 softball student athletes to dream and believe at La Mirada High School from Jan. 21-22.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be back at La Mirada High, where it all started for me,” Finch said. “Whatever your pursuits may be, stay confident, work hard and step up to the challenge.”
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