Here we are again, on the precipice of another weekend, and we’ve got a batch of education stories from the week.
Bond measures that would benefit schools in Anaheim, Buena Park, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Orange and Westminster passed by sizable margins, but voters in the Nov. 8 election rejected similar measures in the Brea-Olinda and Capistrano unified school districts.
In his latest column for the OCDE Newsroom, Orange County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares called for kindness following the divisive presidential election.
Workers are making progress on a new aquatics center at Sunny Hills High School in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District, which has a number of big-ticket projects planned following the passage of a $175 million bond measure.
Hundreds of students from Santiago Charter Middle School in Orange reflected on the sacrifices of veterans during a visit to the Field of Valor at Handy Park and later wrote short essays on the experience.
Making good on her promise, an Irvine elementary school principal kissed a pig named Hamlet after her school surpassed its PTA fundraising goal.
More than 400 guests attended the Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s seventh annual Spirit of Excellence Gala and Auction, which reportedly raised more than $750,000 for Irvine schools.
To commemorate Veterans Day, local vets were invited to share their stories with students from a number of OC schools, including Harbour View Elementary in Huntington Beach and Mariners Elementary in Newport Beach.