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  • Social Synergy at Sunland Elementary School

    Posted by Board District 6 on 3/31/2017

    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.”



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  • 2017 Challenge LA

    Posted by Board District 6 on 3/30/2017


    2017 Challenge

    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.



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  • Know Your Rights Workshops - Haddon

    Posted by Board District 6 on 3/28/2017

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  • Leading Together Toward Destination Graduation: A Forum with Superintendent Michelle King.

    Posted by Board District 6 on 3/28/2017

    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).

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  • Sweet victory for San Fernando High students in inaugural “Cupcake Wars"

    Posted by Board District 6 on 3/22/2017

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    In a delicious culmination to months of collaboration among culinary arts, visual arts, wood shop and music teachers and students, San Fernando Senior High School recently held its own version of “Cupcake Wars,” modeled after the popular Food Network program.

    Three teams of students displayed their carefully crafted confections against a backdrop of 1950s nostalgia –  a fitting theme honoring one of the school’s most famous alumni, legendary rock-and-roll artist Ritchie Valens.


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  • Creative energies flow in Northeast’s annual Arts & Lit fest

    Posted by Board District 6 on 3/20/2017



    Hundreds of students from schools across the Northeast San Fernando Valley showcased their talents in visual and performing arts Saturday at the annual Local District Northeast “Arts & Lit Fest.” Visitors were treated to dance, music, and theater performances throughout the day, including mariachi groups, drum lines, marching bands, jazz, ballroom, Folklórico dances, choirs, plays, and musical theatre.

    “There is nothing in the world like arts and literature to open our hearts and take us to places we otherwise never could have imagined,” said Linda Del Cueto, superintendent of Local District Northeast. “Education is the most noble profession in our society, and what better way to honor it than by watching the talents and expression of all our wonderful students?”


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  • "Know Your Rights" Forum - March 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Byrd Middle School

    Posted by Board District 6 on 3/17/2017

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  • LDNE STEM Fest - April 22, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Posted by Board District 6 on 3/17/2017

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  • National arts education group honors Sylmar Leadership Academy teacher

    Posted by Board District 6 on 3/16/2017

    National arts education group honors Sylmar Leadership Academy teacher

    An award-winning visual arts teacher at Sylmar Leadership Academy has been named by the National Art Education Association (NAEA) as the Pacific Region’s top elementary arts educator for 2017.

    The award is just the latest for Kristin Vanderlip Taylor, who has twice been honored by the California Art Education Association for her achievement and exemplary service.

    “Kristin is a stellar teacher who talents and accomplishments are reflected in the classrooms,” said Rory Pullens, executive director of Arts Education. “She proudly represents the L.A. Unified’s commitment, creativity and dedication to the arts.”



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  • Girls encouraged to reach for the stars – literally – at inaugural Women in STEM event

    Posted by Board District 6 on 3/14/2017

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    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.”

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