Weekly roundup: Discovery Cube gingerbread contest returns, Vista View Middle School’s modernization, and more

The holiday season is fast approaching, and with it comes Southern California’s largest gingerbread-making competition and holiday display.

Gingerbread Contest

Hosted by the Discovery Cube, the annual “Science of Gingerbread” event will run from Nov. 19 through Jan. 1, welcoming visitors of all ages to embrace the holiday spirit. The festivities, offered at the children’s science museum’s Orange County and Los Angeles campuses, include designing and building the best gingerbread houses and engaging in educational winter-themed activities.

From classroom teams to professional bakers, all are welcome to submit their take on the perfect gingerbread structure. Entries will be judged according to the following categories — youth 5 and under, youth ages 6 to 13, groups, professional, winter wonderland, world of science and it’s a small world (share your best cultural holiday traditions).

Interested builders can register online for the competition and drop off their gingerbread houses at the museum from Nov. 19 to Dec. 4. At either Discovery Cube location, visitors can learn how to decorate cookies and construct virtual snowflakes with many onsite workshops available.

Each competition submission will be placed on display until Jan. 1, 2023. Category winners will be announced at the gingerbread awards ceremony on the final night of the event. For more information, visit discoverycube.org/science-of-gingerbread.

Here are the other stories we have followed this week:

  • Teachers at Murdy Elementary School in the Garden Grove Unified School District created “The Gratitude Project” in 2014, creating opportunities for students to interview military veterans, elders who escaped traumatic historic events and their own family members.
Price Elementary recycling club

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