School Closure Extended Through June 11, 2020

On April 1, 2020, Governor Newsom and Orange County Department of Education Superintendent Mijares recommended keeping schools closed to students for the remainder of the school year due to safety concerns related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In response to these statements, and in consensus with our Board of Trustees, it was determined that in order to stay safe we will extend the closure of our schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Although school campuses will be closed to the public, At-Home Learning Plans, online instruction and student work packets will continue to be provided through the last day of school, June 11, 2020. Also note that all school campuses and Online and At Home Learning will be closed for our scheduled Spring Break, April 10-17, 2020.

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Magnolia School District provides students with a high-quality education that builds a foundation to prepare them for college and careers in the 21st Century. All students are provided with rigorous standards-based instruction, one-to-one technology, and specially designed music and arts programs. Seven of the nine Magnolia Elementary Schools received the California Gold Ribbon Schools Award, and the Title I Academic Achieving Schools Award in 2016, and one school received the Exemplary Arts Education Program Award. The Magnolia School District is a great place to learn, grow, and make a difference.

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School Closure Extended Through June 11, 2020

On April 1, 2020, Governor Newsom and Orange County Department of Education Superintendent Mijares recommended keeping schools closed to students for the remainder of the school year due to safety concerns related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In response to these statements, and in consensus with our Board of Trustees, it was determined that in order to stay safe we will extend the closure of our schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Although school campuses will be closed to the public, At-Home Learning Plans, online instruction and student work packets will continue to be provided through the last day of school, June 11, 2020. Also note that all school campuses and Online and At Home Learning will be closed for our scheduled Spring Break, April 10-17, 2020. Click on "Read full story" for up to date information.
Students Talking with Brookdale Residents

Students Make Lasting Connections with their Community

Lord Baden-Powell Elementary School students continue to inspire kindness around their community. This year student council members, with the leadership of Mrs. Katrina Barkley and Mrs. Stacy Bugaren, made lasting connections with some of the residents of Brookdale Senior Living in Anaheim. Mrs. Barkley worked as our liaison to Brookdale, arranging visits and coordinating students and staff. Mrs. Bugaren managed the Student Council students to support visits to BP and arranged special projects that were delivered to Brookdale. Their collaborative work is the backbone of this partnership.
Itzayana Benitez received Third Place in the Third Grade Division

Magnolia Students Shine at Buena Park Elementary Art Show!

Three Magnolia School District artists were honored at Buena Park’s 44th Annual Elementary Art Show on Friday, January 31. From Juliette Low School of the Arts, Itzayana Benitez received Third Place in the Third Grade Division and Jade Nguyen received Honorable Mention in the Fifth Grade Division. From Dr. Albert Schweitzer School, Jhenalyn Arrazola received Third Place in the Sixth Grade Division.
Juliette Low School of the Arts Students

Why Test Scores Matter

Our District Superintendent, Dr. Frank Donavan wrote a great article on why test scores matter in our District. Check out the link below to read the full story.
Dr. Frank Donavan and Board President Nathan Zug receive Golden Bell Award

Magnolia School District Recognized with Distinguished California Education Honor

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (December 11, 2019) – Magnolia School District was selected as one of 57 recipients of California’s leading educational honor, the Golden Bell Award. The Golden Bell Awards, celebrating their 40th year, are presented by the California School Boards Association to promote excellence in public education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices. The awards reflect the depth and breadth of education programs and governance decisions supporting these programs that are necessary to address students’ changing needs.
2020 Magnolia Spelling Bee Participants

2020 Magnolia Spelling Bee was a Success!

The top two spellers from each school participated in the annual Magnolia School District Spelling Bee. It was a very intense competition with words like tapestry, surmised, and trifecta. Congratulations to Bryan Pham from Walt Disney Elementary School who earned top honors as this year’s champion.