Weekly roundup: Farm-to-fork luncheon in Buena Park, guidance for new science standards and more

It’s the last day of March and, perhaps more important, it’s Friday. Naturally we’ve got another weekly roundup of education news stories.

  • Buena Park High School hosted a farm-to-fork luncheon, inviting members of the community to partake in a menu prepared with ingredients grown and harvested on campus.
  • High school students from Santa Ana shared stories of struggle and perseverance with political leaders, policymakers and representatives from the entertainment industry during a panel event at Saddleback High School.
  • Despite flat revenue projections, declining enrollment and an increase in pension costs, the vast majority of school districts in California are reporting they’ll be able to meet their financial obligations over the next two years.
  • Students in the Peer Assistance Leadership program at Roosevelt Elementary School in Anaheim recently wrote kind notes for the entire student body.
  • With funding from Disney, NAMM and Yamaha, a new music program in the Anaheim Elementary School District gives fifth-graders the opportunity to try out different musical instruments to see if they spark any interest.
  • Students from the Huntington Beach City, Huntington Beach Union High and Ocean View school districts exhibited hundreds of visual masterpieces and demonstrated their performing arts talents during the opening reception for the 11th annual Creative Visions showcase.
  • There won’t be any local teams competing at the U.S. Academic Decathlon in Wisconsin next month, but Woodbridge High School in Irvine made the top 10 in the California Academic Decathlon.