By lejandro Magallanes I March 30, 2017 2:37 pm
On Thursday, March 23, Sunland Elementary successfully hosted their first Community Open House. The turnout was good. After all, the school’s marketing committee, made up mostly of teachers, personally handed out invitations to this event, making connections with the business owners of the community. And why were they making such a huge effort to bring people into Sunland Elementary? It’s because the school is passionate about their vision of education, and part of that vision is to reach out to the entire community.
Principal Eddie Carrillo explained to his guests, “Our kids are going to learn English. They’re going to learn math. That’s a given. But here at Sunland Elementary, we are taking it a step further.”
On Saturday, March 11, 2017 students from nine LAUSD high schools gathered at Reseda High School to showcase their responses for the 2017 Challenge Los Angeles Program. Students presented their solutions in front of guests and a panel of judges who had the difficult task of selecting the winner of this year’s Challenge Los Angeles.
The forum will offer school site leaders the opportunity to dialogue with Superintendent King about the L.A. Unified Strategic Plan and our commitment to 100% graduation. We are excited to meet with our students, parents, and school personnel from the Van Nuys HS, Panorama HS, and Fulton College Prep Family of Schools.
Wednesday, March 29 from 5:30PM-7:00PM
Vista Middle School Auditorium (15040 Roscoe Blvd. Panorama City, CA 91402).
Above, Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer Diana Trujillo inspires female students to make their own dreams come true.
More than 2,300 students from two dozen schools across L.A. Unified gathered recently at Francis Polytechnic Senior High School where they had the chance to interact with an all-female ensemble of NASA engineers and scientists.
“There are so many girls out there who have dreams of doing what I do now,” said Diana Trujillo, an immigrant from Bali, Colombia, who is now one of the lead aerospace engineers on the Mars Rover project. “They need role models. They need to see that no matter who you are or what you want to do in life, you can do it. Nobody can stop you.”