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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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La Mirada High School Sophomore Receives NASCAR Award Recognizing Racing Skills

Zooming across a black-and-white checkered finish line at 140 miles an hour in a 400-horsepower car is not unusual for La Mirada High School sophomore Ryan Vargas, who’s been racing since he was 11.

“Growing up, I always loved monster trucks, demolition derbies and Thomas the Tank Engine,” Ryan said. “When my dad took me to a NASCAR event at Irwindale Speedway, I found out that kids could actually race cars and saw it as an opportunity to do something I loved.”
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Know Your Rights Event: Congresswoman Linda Sanchez - March 1, 2017

Join Congresswoman Linda Sánchez and Centro CHA for a FREE information session to discuss:

 What to do if immigration agents are at your door
 Your rights as a Permanent Legal Resident
 The current state of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
 The Naturalization Process

Information on how to obtain low-cost or free legal services will be provided.
Presentation also available in Spanish.

Wednesday March 1, 2017
6 PM — 7:30 PM
Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex
13000 Clarkdale Ave, Norwalk, CA 90650

For additional information, please call us at (562) 860-5050.
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Dulles Elementary Students Win Golden Ticket with Production of the Musical “Willy Wonka, Jr.”

Adorned by top hats, green wigs and golden tickets, Dulles Elementary School students heralded the arrival of the “Candy Man” and brought to life the timeless characters of Charlie Bucket and the Oompa-Loompas during two performances of the musical “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Jr.” held at Benton Middle School on Jan. 27 and 28.

The two-act musical, adapted from Dahl’s beloved children’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, highlighted the talents of 60 Dulles Elementary K-5 students and incorporated musical numbers, choreography, elaborate set changes and star turns for its featured players.
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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Elementary School Enhances Classroom Learning with Surround-Sound Audio

New River Elementary School third-grade student Cathy Arzac stood in front of her class with a microphone hanging around her neck, confidently reading a story to her peers as her voice carried across the classroom at an even volume with the help of a surround-sound audio system.

“I like the microphone because people can really hear me and it makes your voice really loud,” Cathy, 8, said. “I want to be like my teacher and be calm and relaxed.”
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Norwalk High to Offer AP Capstone Diploma Program

Norwalk High School will join 53 California high schools in offering a new Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone diploma program in fall 2017 that teaches students college-level research skills.

AP Capstone is a new tier of specialized instruction that centers on collaborative learning and critical thinking, allowing students to strengthen their reasoning processes and analytic techniques.
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