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Norwalk-La Mirada Migrant Education Students Showcase Musical Talent, Celebrate Olympics

More than 100 students from Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District’s migrant education program sang songs of unity for their parents and celebrated the Olympics during an open house at Edmondson Elementary School on July 19.

The event marked the end of the migrant education program’s summer session. A 10-week Saturday session will commence in the fall.

Glazier Elementary School first-grade teacher Bradley Erickson was the program’s music instructor and coordinated the performance of pre-kindergarteners through sixth-graders.
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3rd Annual Caring Beyond the Classroom

The Teachers Association will be hosting their 3rd Annual Back to School Event- Caring Beyond the Classroom.

It will be held on Saturday, August 20th from 8:30am-10:30am. All Norwalk-La Mirada students are invited to attend to receive back to school supplies and resources to kick off the 2016-17 school year.

Event will be held at the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Parking Lot
12820 Pioneer Blvd, Norwalk CA 90650.

More information call (562) 868-6251.
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Norwalk-La Mirada Elementary School Raises More Than $11,000 for American Heart Association

The American Heart Association presented Escalona Elementary School principal Bonnie Lytle with a plaque of appreciation in June for her school’s efforts in raising more than $11,000 during their February Jump Rope for Heart event.

Escalona was one of only 10 L.A. County schools to receive an award of appreciation.

“This is a tremendous honor that I accept on behalf of the District,” Lytle said. “We have all been touched in some way by someone who has heart disease, and that includes our students, who were inspired to go out into their community and fundraise with their families and friends.”
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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified to Cover College-Prep Exam Fees, Add STEM Pathways as Part of LCAP

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified’s Board of Education recently approved its 2016-19 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) that invests more than $170 million – including nearly $28 million for high-needs students – to support initiatives such as providing free Advanced Placement exams and expanding science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) career pathways.

The LCAP, a requirement of the state’s school funding system, guides District efforts to improve student learning. It identifies goals for each year, strategies to achieve those goals and funding sources.
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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Graduate Earns Prestigious National Merit Scholar Award

LA MIRADA, CA – La Mirada High School graduate Lawrence Koh was recognized as a National Merit Scholar, a distinction awarded to about 7,500 of the 1.5 million students who take the PSAT each year.

Koh will attend UC Berkeley, where he will pursue a medical degree with plans to focus his career on battling cancer.

“Cancer is a complex disease that affects so many lives,” Koh said. “For me, it represents one of the highest challenges of medicine and is something I can dedicate a lifetime to.”
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Norwalk-La Mirada Scholars to Study Medicine, Engineering, Counseling

Three John Glenn High School graduates will forge paths in medicine, computer engineering and counseling, inspired by their siblings, community and athletics. The trio of scholars dedicated their high school years pursuing their passions, helping to form their career paths.

“These three students are a source of pride for our entire District,” Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Superintendent Dr. Hasmik Danielian said. “They represent the work of our students, parents and teachers and exhibit the best of what we can accomplish together.”
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Glazier Elementary Honors Teacher for 46 Distinguished Years of Service at Norwalk-La Mirada

Known for her penchant for the color red and her love for dressing up for any occasion, especially days that involved her favorite author Dr. Seuss, Glazier Elementary third-grade teacher Martha Treadway will be retiring after 46 years of dedicated service to Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District.

Glazier gave her a grand farewell, proclaiming June 10 to be Martha Treadway Day. A tree was planted in her honor and testimonials were presented from current and former Glazier staff, state and county representatives, community leaders, and her adoring students.

“I could never fathom the day that I had today,” Treadway said. “I thought I would teach seven years. Never did I dream I would be here for 46 years. Thank you to all of you who came today. This has been the best day of my life.”
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Norwalk-La Mirada Dual Language Teacher uses Challenges to Inspire Bilingual Students

Edmondson Elementary School dual-language teacher Mayra Salguero has been awarded the Read Conmingo Bilingual Educator of the Year award for her dedication to helping students speak and read in English and Spanish and learn Latin culture through art, music and dance. The award came with a $200 prize to use toward school supplies and a free book for each student.

“I was surprised and happy to share this with my students, parents and the whole community,” Salguero said. “It makes me proud to be a Hispanic woman earning this award and that I am able to make a difference in the community. It shows my students that they can be successful too.”

Her passion for helping students learn Spanish and English comes from her own challenge in overcoming language barriers. Salguero was born in the United States and moved to Mexico when she was in kindergarten. When she returned to the U.S. in the sixth grade, she didn’t understand any English.
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La Mirada High Seniors Ready to Instill Matador Pride to Prestigious Universities

Three La Mirada High School students have crossed the globe, hiked soaring mountains and dedicated hundreds of hours to volunteer service in pursuit of passions that next will take them to some of the most prestigious universities in the country.

Vittorio Reynoso-Avila, Meghan Miller and Dante Gonzales will be graduating as some of La Mirada High’s top students with experiences that led them to be school leaders and passionate individuals.

“These three outstanding students are representative of the hard work and spirit you find throughout our District,” NLMUSD Superintendent Dr. Hasmik Danielian said. “Vittorio, Meghan and Dante are an inspiration to students and teachers. I wish them the best of luck in their journeys.”
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