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On Saturday, May 19th, 2018 Success Through Chess hosted the 7th annual Magnolia School District chess tournament at Baden-Powell School. The day was filled with concentration, focus, tears, cheers, as students played individually for the first part of the day, then team chess or “bughouse” with their classmates against other District students!
Three Magnolia School District Students received top honors at the Anaheim Beautiful Community Pride Poster Contest. Elias Leon III, 1st Grade from Dr. Albert Schweitzer; Kassandra Prieto, 5th Grade from Dr. Peter Marshall and Arlette Florencio, 6th Grade from Esther L. Walter were recognized at the Anaheim City Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 15th and received a family four pack of Disneyland Resort Park Hopper tickets.
Magnolia School District students were really excited to welcome graduating seniors from Magnolia High School to a “Senior “Walk” at their schools on Monday, May 21. The seniors donned their caps and gowns for a brief “parade” through Maxwell, Salk, and Walter Schools, along with the accompaniment of the skilled musicians in the Magnolia High School drumline.
On May 17th, Board of Trustees recognized the Magnolia School District’s 2018 Employees of the Year. Mrs. Sherrie Todorovic was selected as the Certificated winner, Mr. Miguel Beltran was selected as the Classified winner, Mr. Richard Schwartz and Mrs. Annette Cleveland were selected as the Administration winners.
On May 10, Magnolia School District celebrated our dedicated staff members at the annual “Years of Service” Recognition ceremony and reception. Employees who reached their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th year and 2018 retirees were honored. Together, these outstanding employees have contributed a total of 2,286 years of commitment and service to our District.
We are proud to announce that Magnolia School District staff members were honored at the 2018 Orange County Music and Arts Administrator Awards! Highlights of the evening included Mrs. Barbara Quintana, Board Member, receiving the Orange County Arts Advocate Award, Dr. Frank Donavan, Superintendent, receiving the 2018 Arts on the Rise Award, Steve Pescetti, Principal receiving the Outstanding School Administrator Award, and Marta Mora-Ratkay, Teacher, receiving the OC Arts Award for Theater. These staff members were honored for their outstanding leadership and support of the Arts. The event took place on May 9th at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in the Samueli Theater.