Youth Science Center offers science in La Puente schools


Mia Ontiveros wears her heart on her shirt for all to see.

The 11-year-old drew a heart with connecting veins of the
circulatory system on a white T-shirt while learning about the human
body during the Summer Science Program class at Baldwin Academy in La

“I’m just labeling (the veins and organs on the shirt) so you
can see where they are (on your body) when you wear it,” said Ontiveros. The incoming sixth-grader and her fellow students learned
about human body systems and were asked to draw the system of
their choice on a shirt for a project.

“I knew about the (body’s) systems,” said 10-year-old incoming
sixth-grader Ramiro Muniz. “This is like a review. It was different but

Baldwin is one of two satellite program sites in the La Puente
area offered through the Youth Science Center (YSC) in Hacienda
Heights. The other school site is Sparks Elementary.

Read more in Claudia Palma’s story SCIENCE.

Hacienda La Puente school board interviews candidates tonight

Seven candidates vying to fill a vacancy on
the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District board of education will
be interviewed by the board starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The interviews will be conducted in open session during a special board meeting.

The seven candidates are: Gloria Alderete, Norayma Cabot, Gil Anthony
Duarte, John M. Eckman, Henry E. Gonzales, Cynthia Greenup and Salvador
J. Hinojosa.

Each are attempting to fill the unexpired term of former board member
Anita Perez, 74, who stepped down July 1 after serving 19 years on the
board of education. Her term ends in November 2013.

Last month, the school board received a letter from the candidates
stating their interest, as well as a resume. The candidates were each
given a list of questions to be asked by the four existing board members
during Monday night’s open interview session. The meeting will take
place at the district’s board room, 15959 E. Gale Ave., Hacienda

Each candidate will be given a chance to answer questions from the
board. The candidates also will be allowed a three minute opening
statement and a one-minute closing statement.

The four members of the board are scheduled to make a selection and
move to approve their appointment at the regular board meeting of July