Rowland Responds received a question from a Northam Elementary Parent asking why projectors were not mounted in the school like at other modernized schools.
Answer by Building Services Department and Northam Elementary Principal Celia Munguia:
During the modernization of schools under the 2006 Bond program, all sites were modernized and utilities were upgraded, classrooms were remodeled with learning walls and tack board walls, and new energy efficient lights.
At the same time, all the modernized classrooms were fitted with the wiring for ceiling mounted projectors. Bond funds could not pay for the projectors and decisions to purchase the projectors were left with the site Administration.
Sites had to purchase the projectors and if it was decided to have them installed in the new classrooms, the District assisted with the installation.
At Northam Elementary, Principal Celia Munguia has confirmed that each classroom has a projector, and in addition, an Elmo and a laptop computer for instructional use.
Principal Munguia notes that many of the projectors are not mounted, however, the installation is in the process of being done.
She welcomes all parents to participate in school site council meetings where they can receive information about this matter and other school-related items. For any other questions, please feel free to contact the Principal’s Office at Northam.
Super Star Victor Chen and family members join Principal Jeff Jordan and Board President Helen Hall.
Senior Victor Chen was honored as a Super Star Student. He is involved with numerous activities at Walnut High, said Principal Jordan.
He is an IB Diploma candidate, has a 4.00 GPA and a member of the Varsity Cross Country team that recently won the Hacienda League Championship. Victor is a member of the National Honor Society and Amnesty International clubs. He is also the Vice President of Conferences on the award-winning Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club. He has been a FBLA State Champ and won 2nd Place at Nationals. Victor hopes to attend Stanford University and major in Management Science and Engineering.
“We are Impressed with Victor’s sense of balance in his life. He likes to hang out at the Walnut Village, likes to study, read, and to help out with the family business. He knows it’s not all about high-turbo 24/7 academics. And that’s why I think he’s going to be successful and we’re really proud of him,” Jordan said.
Walnut High senior Saam Foroshani greets Board President Helen Hall.
Walnut High senior Saam Foroshani was recognized as a Super Star Student. During Saam’s 10th grade year, he made a choice that resulted in a transfer to Ron Hockwalt Academies.
While attending RHA, he knew that he wanted to return to a comprehensive high school, to graduate and go to college, explained Principal Jeff Jordan.
Through Saam’s self-determination, he has done everything possible to make-up grades and has diligently worked to complete the A-G requirements. Saam has applied to several Cal State’s with the hope of attending Cal State University, San Diego and major in Biology and then go on to pre-med.
“We are all proud of Saam and he is truly a success story. As educators, we all have a purpose in what we do each day. But at the end of the day, it’s people like Saam who remind us what our purpose is and that we can all make a difference,” Jordan said.