Even though it was a school holiday, Anaheim Union High School District students headed to their campus or into the communities Monday for projects that included assisting seniors with their tech gadgets, putting together care packages for veterans and cleaning up district campuses.
The Orange County Register chronicled how district students were inspired to conduct service projects to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the national day of service he inspired.
At Magnolia High, more than 200 students painted inspirational messages throughout the campus. Some students collected books and toys to donate to children.
The district helped students connect with community service projects as part of the annual Servathon, now in it fifth year.
Collectively, the junior high and high school students of the district were expected to complete about 100 projects.
Here are some other articles that made news from throughout the region for the week ending Jan. 25.
- Tens of thousands of teachers in Los Angeles returned to classes on Wednesday morning after a six-school-day strike yielded a collective bargaining agreement.
- The California legislative analyst’s office released a detailed report explaining why Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget plan for early intervention of students with special needs is unlikely to meet its objectives.
- A Los Alamitos High School student created a nonprofit to fight child marriage in Kenya, where approximately 23 percent of women marry before turning 18.
- According to research analyzing trends in enrollment, the number of Special Ed students in schools increased substantially in last 10 years with no clear indicator of the cause.
- The California Commission on Teaching Credentialing acknowledged concerns about the rigorous testing required by incoming teachers and plan to make changes.
- UCI’s School of Physical Sciences will host a physics show and lecture for K-12 students on Saturday, Feb. 2.
- Hundreds of students from 41 local high schools will participate over two consecutive Saturdays in the 51st annual Orange County Academic Decathlon.
- More than 200 local volunteers scooped 600 pounds of trash from the Upper Newport Bay estuary during a day of service hosted by OCDE’s Inside the Outdoors program to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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