The Creative Writing Club at Rowland High School appreciates the help of a local business. The club had a busy year, hosting three writing competitions and producing an impressive literary magazine.
As the illustrations, narratives and poems were submitted, club members were amazed at the volume of submissions, but the project was becoming cost-prohibitive.
Then the Envision Computer Design Company in Industry stepped forward to generously print 150 copies of the magazine at no cost to the club. T
The Creative Writing Club wants to thank Envision for its generosity. The magazines were sold at school as a club fundraiser.
Rowland High’s cheer squad performs during the Rowland Unified School District’s Employee Back-to-school Kick-off at the Industry Expo Center on Aug. 18, 2009. Blanford Elementary teachers and staff cheer during the back to school event. (Staff photos by Leo
Rowland Unified held a big rally for employees to kick off the new school year that begins on Monday.
The grand event was held at the Industry Hills Expo Center on Tuesday morning. Rowland students presented the program with the presidents of the Rowland and Nogales ASBs as masters of ceremony.
The teachers were also entertained by Rowland’s comedy team, as well as the choir and band. Cheerleaders were there to cheer the teachers on.
The keynote was a recitation by the Nogales Poetry Club titled “You Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For.”
The event was sponsored local businesses.
Rowland High School honored several faculty and staff honors. Employees of the Year included instructor Barbara Robbertze and plant supervisor Bruce Ekblad. They were chosen for their hard work and dedication.
Rowland teacher Kelli Baumunk and Parent-Teacher-Student Association President Susan Shaver also got Golden Apple Awards. The awards are given to those who have made significant contributions to students and schools.
Teacher Sandi Wong received a $1,460 ECOLAB grant to purchase books for the READ 180 program. Her grant was titled “Adventurous Readers Who Reach for the Wong Sky.”
Congratulations to the Youth Science Center in Hacienda Heights. Volunteer Alaric Qin and teammate Daniel Tsai won first place in the Junkyard Challenge for the 2009 State Science Olympiad.
In the challenge, each team was given a paper plate that had to become an integral part of the project.
Qin and Tsai’s project was a coin sorter that offered 98 percent accuracy.
Their project went on to the national Science Olympiad in Washington, D.C., where it placed third.
Just got back from a tour of the new science buildings at Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights.
The Hacienda La Puente Unified School District is spending $12 million of Measure A Bond money to build the new science laboratories at Los Altos and renovate the labs at Wilson, Workman and La Puente High Schools.
The labs feature state-of-the-art work areas with sinks, fume hoods and preparation rooms. Board members say the new labs show the district’s commitment to enhancing its science curriculum.
Read about the new labs in an upcoming story in the Hacienda Heights Highlander.
Two more new administrative appointments have been announced by the Rowland Unified School District Board of Education.
Karen Magana is the new learning director at Alvarado Intermediate School. She is an experienced teacher in primary and upper grades and is fluent in Spanish.
She was most recently the assistant principal at Lakeside Middle School. Magana earned her bachelor’s and her master’s degrees in educational administration from Cal State Los Angeles.
Glenda Lisette Marin is the new learning director for Killian Elementary School and Ybarra Academy of the Arts and Technology. Her experience includes adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University, assistant principal at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary in Los Angeles Unified School District, and coordinator of English language and academic intervention programs.
Marin earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and her master of science in educational administration from Pepperdine University.
Welcome to Heather Holmes, the new preschool director for St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Hacienda Heights.
She has taught in a low income / high risk preschool, and has experience in curriculum, parent workshops, music programs and special needs activities.
Holmes began her new position on July 22.
Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Jim Cleamons talks with players during the Edge Basketball Summer Camp in Walnut on Tuesday. Cleamons spoke to nearly 60 campers during the second session of the camp. (Staff Photo by Keith Durflinger)