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Students Participate in 42nd Annual Very Special Arts Festival

Students submitted their artwork and others performed as part of the VSA Opening Ceremonies. Students from Baden-Powell and Salk Elementary Schools were featured in the Opening Ceremony of the VSA Festival Saturday, April 21st. Two groups of students, supported by their teachers and other staff members, performed for the large crowd of parents, community partners and the general public at the Mall. Both dance numbers were a huge hit with the audience and students were excited to perform and receive the well-deserved attention.
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Magnolia Receives Generous Donation for Music Programs

Jake Chao, a senior at Oxford Academy, and a team of high school students from Orange County created a program entitled “Young Acoustics.” They created the program to bring free music classes to students in elementary school. Recently, Jake was awarded the Disney Dreamers and Doers Luminary Award and $3,000 to donate to a non-profit organization of his choosing. He chose Magnolia School District as the recipient to continue music instruction for students.
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Students, Parents, and Staff enjoy live performances and great food during the fifth annual Magnolia Education Enrichment Foundation (MEEF).

For the last five years, the month of May has signaled the time for the annual MEEF Food and Fun Festival. This year was the biggest festival to date! Gourmet food trucks had a fantastic food variety for sale, from Flying Hawaiian Sliders to Korean BBQ Beef Bowls.

Live performances included musical selections by members of the Advanced Magnolia School District Band, Patriotic songs by 2nd Graders from across the district, Juliette Low School of the Arts student’s reenacted parts of their yearly musical, Disney School Polynesian Dancers showed their skill, and Hula and Flamenco Dancers provided a splendid finale to the student performances.
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Wyland Mobile Lab Comes to Disney School

On April 24th Walt Disney School had the opportunity to participate in the Wyland Foundation Clean Water Mobile Center, a 1,000 sq. ft. Learning exhibition on wheels. The mobile center features a 40-person movie theater, computer model simulations, a running river, and models the effects of rain falling over a city landscape.
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Robert M. Pyles STEM Academy Thanks City Council

At the City Council meeting held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Dr. Frank Donavan, Superintendent of Magnolia Elementary School District, and Mrs. Dawn Breese, Principal of Robert M. Pyles STEM Academy, presented the City of Stanton with a certificate of appreciation for the traffic signal light being built on Dale Avenue and Chanticleer Road.
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Walter Student's Design Comes to Life

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 was a memorable day for Walter School’s 6th-grade student Jazmine Alvarado. Jazmine is this year’s winner of the “Design a Ford” contest. The contest is a partnership between OC GRIP and Ford Motor Company where students get to design the color scheme for the OC Grip Vehicle. Jazmine’s design was picked among over 140 entries across 14 Orange County Schools.
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Magnolia School District Generates Sustainable Energy for Student Success

In January 2017, Magnolia Superintendent Dr. Frank Donavan and the Board of Trustees recommended moving the District in a renewable energy, greener direction. The District partnered with ENGIE, formerly known as OpTerra Energy Services. As a result of this partnership, a comprehensive energy plan was developed that will generate $14.1 million dollars in net savings for the District over the next 30 years.
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