It’s Friday, Jan. 20, and we’ve got another batch of education stories from the week.
- A number of Orange County students made the trip to Washington, D.C. to witness Friday’s inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States.
- More than 4,000 students from the Anaheim Union High School District dedicated MLK Day to making a difference in their community during the district’s third annual Servathon.
- Sunny Hills High students, parents and coaches were ready to celebrate their school’s new aquatics facility, capping the first big-ticket project funded by the Fullerton Joint Union High School District’s 2014 bond measure.
- OCDE’s Inside the Outdoors program honored Martin Luther King Jr. Day by getting involved with a pair of community service projects.
- A story that aired on KPCC Southern California Public Radio (89.3) about the use of breathing and relaxation techniques in schools referenced the work of OCDE’s Resilient Mindful Learner Project.
- A high schooler from Irvine and her teacher will extensively research the story of a local World War II hero before taking a trip to Normandy, France through a unique project coordinated by the National History Day organization.
- Since the mid-1990s, Brea Olinda High School has annually bestowed the title of “Mr. Brea” upon one senior boy.
- Newport-Mesa Unified school board members authorized a redesign of the district’s logo, a locally familiar emblem for 25 years.
- And finally, Keith Hancock of Tesoro High School in the Capistrano Unified School District is one of 10 national finalists for the 2017 Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation. Another local finalist, Henry Miller of Sierra Vista Middle School in Irvine, was profiled by the Register last week.