That’s entertainment

It’s movie night in local schools. Grab some popcorn and enjoy some flicks with your kids.

Los Altos Elementary in Hacienda Heights will screen “Kung Fu Panda,” in the cafeteria at 6 p.m.

Bixby Elementary will also have a Movie Night tonight in the Cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.

California Elementary in La Puente hosts a Family Night with activities for parents and students in the cafeteria at 6 p.m.

The Nogales Jazz Choir will perform in concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Manor.

Workman High School Band will serve a “Thank You Dinner,”  in the Den from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Earlier in the day, Candace Orozco presents a Parent Education Meeting: “Nutrition and Children,” in the Baldwin Elementary School Cafeteria at 8:30 a.m.

Wedgeworth presents “Holidays Throughout The Year,” performed by Grades K-2, in the Multipurpose Room at 8:30 a.m.


Family Math Night set

Collegewood Elementary School in Walnut will hold a Family Math Night for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades tonight from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The fun event will be held in the Multipurpose Room. Teacher prep students from a Cal Poly Pomona University math class will lead activities during this event for students and their parents.

The college students design the centers to help parents get ideas on how to work with their children on Math skills in a fun and engaging way!

Hacienda schools roll out for Shakeout

Things were rocking and rolling in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.

OK, maybe not rocking, but the students were rolling out of their classrooms as they all participated in the big Shakeout Disaster Drill this morning.

The district was using the drill to practice for the Big One. Even workers at the administration building participated by ducking under their desks.

The superintendent’s office reported that every thing went well in the practice drill.

Special education discussed

Special Education Department Invites Parents

to Attend an Evening Meeting

 Individual Education Program


5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13

Rincon Intermediate School Cafeteria

5 p.m.-5:55 p.m Meet Staff Members: Enjoy refreshments, sign in, visit table displays, ask questions and learn about various school services offered by the Special Education Department.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. IEP Training Presentation (also Questions & Answers)

Presenter Aimee Delgado, Advocate Office of Clients Rights Advocacy

Please call your district if you plan to attend. Give this information:

Name, Phone Number, Number of Adults Coming and Number of Children Who Need Childcare. Please tell us if you need an interpreter and which language is needed.


Hacienda La Puente USD parents call:

English: Christine (626) 933-6526; Espaol: Sandra (626) 933-6505

Rowland District parents call: Jan (626) 935-8412; Espaol: Ms. Escutia (626) 854-8343

Rowland offers “Seussical, The Musical”

Rowland High School Visual and Performing Arts Department will perform “Seussical, the Musical” for its fall production. 

More than a 100 student actors, designers, and technicians have been working on the show since the beginning of September. Performances are Nov. 13-15 and 20-22 at 7 p.m.  Matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Nov. 15 and 22. 

Tickets can be purchased from the theater department for $10.

Student panel: Thoughts on the presidential election

Question: What are your thoughts on how the presidential election turned out?

Join the discussion. Post a comment with your answer to this week’s question.

Nicholas Kuche, 16, Covina High School
I think that this year’s election was a historic moment on many occasions, the first being that the citizens of this country elected its first African-American president. This shows that America is able to look past the color of someone’s skin and that this is truly the land of opportunity. I personally think that America made the right decision in picking Barack Obama as their new president.

Derek Klena, 17, South Hills High School
I believe that this is probably one of the most influential and impacting events in history. It is one that will not only affect the United States but the whole world. It proved that anything is possible. I feel grateful to have been alive to see this momentous occasion occur, for it could mean the start of a bigger and brighter future for all.

Taylor Moncrief, 16, Diamond Bar High School
Wow! The election was pretty exciting. Everybody at school talked about it and I called my Grandma in Mississippi. She was so happy she was crying. Maybe I can be president someday! I’m biracial and my mom’s father was Indonesian! I never thought about it before Nov. 4.

Katie Montemayor, 17, Glendora High School
I am extremely pleased with the results of the presidential election. I agree that change is w<MD>hat we need. And besides change, it was time to put some new policies into Washington, D.C. I think that the election, being over and so historical, will help to reunite a semi-divided nation and strengthen the bonds that hold our nation together so that “Yes We Can” can stay “Yes We Did.”

Amanda McCraven, 14, La Verne Lutheran High School
My thoughts on the election is that it is good that so many people voted in this election and some high schools got involved by holding mock elections at their school. I also think the Americans made their choice known by electing President Obama. Hopefully, he will be able to make some of the changes he promised during his campaign.

Kasey Haas, 16, Glendora High School
I’m very satisfied with how the elections turned out. It’s so surreal to be living through such a historical event. I have full faith in Obama to do what is best for the country. He will be an admirable president.

Student achievement honored

Glenelder Elementary School in Hacienda Heights celebrates student achievement with a big awards ceremony to at 1:15 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Congratulations to our great students.

Palm Elementary will also toast its top students in an awards assembly from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in its cafeteria.

Later, Baldwin Academy holds a sixth grade literacy night at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria.