"Community, Country, And Service":Sparks Middle School students heard from Civil Rights advocate and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Ms. Sylvia Mendez at the Sparks MS Distinguished Speaker Luncheon. The landmark 1947 Mendez court case effectively ended segregation as a matter of law in California. Justice Marshall, who represented the NAACP as amicus in the appellate case, used many of the same arguments years later in Brown v. Board of Education. (March 27, 2015)
Technology Enhanced Arts Learning (TEAL): The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) and HLPUSD Instructional Services are working togehter to focus on ways in which true arts integration supports learning in the classroom and addresses the Common Core State Standards and California Visual Arts Standards. (March 26, 2015)
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that Valley Alternative School earned the designation of one of the twenty nine Model Continuation High Schools in Calfiornia for 2015. These schools are being recognized for providing innovative programs and comprehensive services to students. (March 18, 2015)
Eighth Annual SGV Educational Foundation Scholarship Dinner: "Stairsteps to Success": The annual SGV Educational Foundation "Stairsteps to Success" Scholarship Dinner-Auction fundraiser raises thousands of dollars for graduating student scholarships (March 19, 2015)
At the Board of Education meeting on February 26, 2015, Students Blanca Ramirez and Melody Tai were recognized for their achievements.(Pictured L-R: Blanca Ramirez, Grandview College Preparatory Academy Student; and Melody Tai, Wilson High School Student.)
At the Board of Education meeting on February 26, 2015, Students were recognized for their accomplishments in the National Merit Scholarship Program as Semi-Finalists and Finalists for 2015. (Pictured L-R: Michael Chang, Brian Nguyen, Sarah S. Yue, Manyan “Joyce” Ou, Helen Chen, Bonnie Luu, and Caroline Adelle Torres. Not pictured: Patrick S. Young)
At the Board of Education meeting on February 26, 2015, students from the Robotics Team of Mesa Robles School were recognized for their achievements in the STEM/Robotics program. (Pictured L-R: Students: Amy Tam, Marcus Chang, Justin Wu, Michelle Xie, Thomas Chang, Vicky Zhai and Teacher, Mr. Joseph Franck.)
At the Board of Education meeting on February 26, 2015, La Puente High School Students and Art Teachers were recognized for their achievements in the Visual and Performing Arts Program at the school. (Pictured L-R: LPHS Teacher, Ms. Laura Foster; Students: Joanna Larios, Sabrina Rodriguez, Valerie Araujo; and LPHS Teacher, Ms. Amy Min. Not pictured: Daisy Velasco, Jonathan Gonzalez, and Lexa Loperena.)
Dual Immersion Showcase was held on February 24, 2015, at the Hacienda Heights Community Center. (Pictured: Mr. Gino Kwok, Board Member; Dr. Paulina Cho, Wedgeworth School Principal; Mrs. Rosie Sinapi, Los Altos Elementary Principal; Ms. Gloria Alderete, Interim-Executive Director of Elementary; and Dr. Joseph Chang, Clerk of the Board.)
Happy New Year! Sunset Elementary School students perform a dragon dance to help celebrate the Year of the Ram. In 2014, Sunset Elementary School was named a California Distinguished School and recognized as a National Title I Academic Achieving School. (February 19, 2014)
Los Molinos School selected for the 2015 National Blue Ribbon School Award by the U.S. Department of Education. Pictured: HLPUSD Board Clerk Dr. Joseph Chang, Los Molinos Principal Erin Roderick, HLPUSD Board Vice President Penny Fraumeni, HLPUSD Board Member Jay Chen and HLPUSD Board Member Gino Kwok, Esq. (February 6, 2015)
Los Altos High School AP Calculus B/C Math Fair: Mrs. Mann and the LAHS Conqueror Calculus students with their applied mathematics demonstration "Robotic Reasoning". Students showed how math was used for spatial reasoning for a robot to control its movements. (January 26, 2015)
Sunset Elementary School in partnership with the City of La Puente and the LA Conservation Corps held a Community Tree Planting Day on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Parents and student volunteers from LEAD (Life Experiences About Democracy) from Sunset Elementary School, Workman Elementary School, Sparks Middle School, La Puente High School helped plant the trees. (Pictured: Rep. Office of Hilda Solis, HLPUSD Board Member Gino Kwok, Esq., Principal Diaz (Workman Elementary), Principal Miller (Sunset Elementary).
The District Dual Immersion Parent Advisory Committee meeting to discuss the upcoming Dual Immersion Showcase and Silent Auction on February 24, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the Hacienda Heights Community Center. For more info on district Spanish and Chinese dual immersion programs, visit: http://www.hlpschools.org/dual or call (626) 933-1000.
Our HLPUSD Student Board Representatives particpating in the California School Boards Association (CSBA) Annual Education Conference 2014 in San Francisco. Student leaders heard from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. (12/14/2014)
Say No To Bullying! The Wedgeworth Warriors conduct an Anti-Bullying flashmob at the Puente Hills Mall (October 9, 2014).
Temple Academy students gather to say "Thank you!" for the donation of school backpacks from New Horizons and Hot Topic (2014).