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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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3 Norwalk-La Mirada Schools Awarded California Gold Ribbon Awards

Three Norwalk-La Mirada Unified schools were named California Gold Ribbon Schools for providing outstanding educational programs and practices that prepare students to be competitive in colleges and careers.

Hutchinson Middle School was recognized for its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) magnet program; Los Coyotes Middle School was recognized for its student leadership programs; and La Mirada High School was recognized for its career pathway programs.
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The District will be hosting a Project Information Meeting for the John Glenn High School Proposed New Stadium and Athletic Fields Improvement Project. You are welcome to attend and present comments and concerns regarding the environmental issues associated with construction and operation of the proposed project.
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Norwalk High Senior Receives $40,000 Edison Scholarship, Ambitions to Become a NASA Engineer

Norwalk High Senior Promise Agbo is closer to her dream of becoming a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) engineer after she was named one of 30 Edison Scholars across Southern California to be awarded a $40,000 scholarship. Agbo plans to major in mechanical engineering with a minor in computer science at Stanford University.

“Now I don’t have to worry about financial struggles and I can focus on internships and other opportunities,” Agbo said. “I can focus on getting more experiences in the aerospace engineering industry.”
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Notice of Vacant Board Seat

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District is taking applications for residents wanting to be appointed to a vacant seat on the Board of Education.

Applications will be accepted beginning April 24, 2017 through May 3, 2017 and need to be submitted no later than 3:00 pm on the last day. Please submit applications to:
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
Attn: Superintendent’s Office
12820 Pioneer Blvd. Norwalk, CA 90650

Questions: Please call Norma Altamirano at (562) 210-2005
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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Students Published in Literary Journal Through Reading, Writing Program

Norwalk High School freshman Dominique Guerrero saw the possibility of becoming a writer after her short story, “This is For You, Mom,” was published in a University of California, Irvine literary journal, which featured 18 writings from students across Norwalk-La Mirada Unified.

“When I heard I got published, it just blew my mind,” Guerrero said. “I think it’s very inspiring and great motivation to know that I can do this and that people are actually interested in my work. I could use writing to express myself and show my personality and maybe to inspire other people.”
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6 La Mirada High Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent for Spring Sports

La Mirada High School senior Alyssa Ramirez remembers Olympic gold medalist Jennie Finch, a Matador alumni, speaking about her professional softball experience after high school, and giving valuable advice that Ramirez would carry with her throughout her softball career: remember that feeling when you lose against a team.

“It helped to motivate me to be a better pitcher and to work harder,” said Ramirez, a pitcher. “It’s been a blessing to play softball my whole life and to finally have it pay off.”
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