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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Shows Improvement in State Standardized Tests

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified students showed improvement during the second round of standardized testing on the new California Standards for English language arts (ELA) and math, according to a new state report.

The two tests are the centerpiece of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), administered to grades three through eight, and grade 11. The exams, created by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, gauge writing, critical thinking and problem solving skills far beyond the scope of California’s previous standardized tests.
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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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