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Norwalk High Seniors Raise Over $16,000 for Charity for Charities Event

Norwalk High School seniors Caleb and Jordan Volpei shared with their classmates the story of a family friend, Krista Dornburg, who lost her job and house while undergoing cancer treatments in 2009, but pushed through the difficult time with positive spirits.

Four years after the treatments, the cancer returned. Ignoring the advice of her doctors to stay home, Dornburg went to church on Sundays and attended the Breast Cancer Angels Christmas Ball.
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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Families Receive Holiday Gifts During 8th Annual Toy Shop Breakfast

Sleigh bells were jingling at the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District office over holiday break, as dozens of families in need were invited to take part in the eighth annual Toy Shop gift giveaway and breakfast, held Dec. 22.

Over 175 families were treated to a full-service breakfast and participated in group activities. Parents had their choice of 580 new toys to give as holiday presents for their children and District staff wrapped the presents as part of a community campaign to brighten the holidays for the District’s neediest families.
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Norwalk-La Mirada High School Students to Perform in Annual Tournament of Roses Parade

Eight high school students from the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District have been selected to perform in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade Honor Band.

The students were selected from a pool of about 500 musicians throughout Southern California and will join more than 100 Honor Band members consisting of instrumentalists, a flag pageantry and the Pasadena City College’s Lancer Marching Band.
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Los Coyotes Unveils Norwalk-La Mirada Unified’s Latest College and Career Center

Los Coyotes Middle School unveiled a college and career center with a Dec. 21 ribbon-cutting ceremony, giving students the opportunity to explore career and higher education pathways.

Eighth-grader Madison Garcia was excited for the opening of the college and career center.

“Having a college and career center will give me more information that I can’t find on my own,” Garcia, 14, said. “Students will learn about college and the different types of work and salaries they can have.”
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NLMUSD Eighth-Graders Encouraged to Pursue Engineering Pathways During ‘Female Challenge Day’

Nearly 100 female Norwalk-La Mirada eighth-graders from Corvallis, Los Alisos and Waite middle schools participated in a day of hands-on learning and instruction during Female Challenge Day on Dec. 2 at Norwalk High School.

Cal Poly Pomona Project Lead The Way (PLTW) students joined Norwalk High School’s Pathway to Engineering (PTE) students to speak to the middle schoolers about the challenges and rewards of pursuing education and careers in the traditionally male-dominated field of engineering.
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Superintendents Letter to the Community

Dear Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Parents,

Since Election Day, we’ve engaged in many conversations with students, teachers and our community who are wondering what happens next.

We remain committed to equipping our students with a strong, educational foundation while providing an inclusive school community that values a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds and experiences. Norwalk-La Mirada Unified is focused on ensuring that our students will succeed academically and overcome any challenges they may face in life.

Like you, we have heard of the troubles at other schools, but Norwalk-La Mirada Unified is proud to say our students benefit from positive school climates and cultures where everyone is respected and seen as a valuable member of our community.
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Los Coyotes Middle School Receives Golden Bell Award

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified’s Los Coyotes Middle School is being honored with a Golden Bell Award for a student mentoring program, Where Everybody Belongs (WEB), which supports incoming sixth-graders as they transition from elementary to middle school.

WEB connects eighth-graders with new students, making them feel welcomed to the school. Mentors meet before and after school, and during lunch to plan, organize and carry out a series of social and academic activities, including movie nights, Academic Saturday School and Homework Club.
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