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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.

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Preschool Students Perform At-Home Learning

We are proud of our Magnolia School District preschool students, who are engaged in fun and educational learning at home with their families! Last week, students were given a Friday challenge of “Who could build the tallest structure?” The students and their families created structures using household materials. Once constructed, they measured and submitted the height of their structures to the classroom teacher. The winner with the tallest structure received the honor of selecting the Fun Friday songs to be played in their weekly class Zoom meeting. Check out these awesome structures that the students and their families constructed!
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Magnolia School District Continues its Hard Work to Serve the Needs of Our Students and Families

Magnolia School District continues its partnership with Giving Children Hope, an organization that delivers weekly backpacks to some of our District families. Normally, these backpacks are filled with food and put together by members of their organization and then distributed to Magnolia School District families.

During these unprecedented times, Giving Children Hope is able to deliver the food to our District, but is not able to fill the backpacks. We are very proud of our teachers, who step in and volunteer their time to fill these backpacks for our families each week. The District is so thankful to have such amazing and dedicated employees. The teachers response to the call for help was so overwhelming some of the volunteers had to be turned away. Teachers help assemble the food bags and distribute them to our families.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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3 Magnolia Schools Receive Distinguished School Honors

We are proud to announce that three Magnolia School District schools have been named as California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education. Dr. Peter Marshall School, Juliette Low School of the Arts, and Walt Disney School have received this honor based on outstanding student academic achievement, as well as strong student attendance and and low suspension rates.
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