Welcome to Local District WestCheryl P. Hildreth, Superintendent
West in the News
VENCIE HIGH EDUCATOR NAMED A CALIFORNIA TEACHER OF THE YEAR: Kirsten Farrell, a health science and medical technology teacher for Venice Senior High School, has been named by State Schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson as one of five California Teachers of the Year. She is the only Los Angeles teacher to receive the honor this year. Read More…
STUDENTS, EDUCATORS, COMMUNITY PARTNERS SET THE STAGE FOR FUTURE CAREERS IN MEDICINE: With experts anticipating a major shortage of medical professionals in the next decade, two L.A. Unified schools – Venice Senior High School and the Girls Academic Leadership Academy – are doing their part to grow the next generation of leaders in biomedical sciences. Along with an El Segundo high school, the campuses are piloting a curriculum designed to prepare students for 21st century careers as doctors, nurses, paramedics and others who apply biomedical principles to save lives. Read More…
SPORTS IN SPACE: PALMS MIDDLE SCHOOL ADD 'ATHLETICS' TO THE STEAM EXPERIENCE: When STEM programs morphed into STEAM, most schools added “arts” to the focus on science, technology, engineering and math. But, at Palms Middle School, students have joined the #EqualSpace challenge, using their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, athletics and math to develop sporting activities that could be played in space… Read More.