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Out Now: Our Spring/Summer Digital Newsletter

Out Now: Our Spring/Summer Digital Newsletter
Andrea Torres


Dear Hacienda La Puente Unified Community,

Before we say goodbye to the 2023-24 school year, I want to highlight some of the exceptional accomplishments that have taken place in our District. Across Hacienda La Puente Unified, our students demonstrated academic, athletic, and civic engagement excellence, from student-athletes completing the Los Angeles Marathon to high schoolers earning scholarships and awards for moving art pieces and community engagement.  

The countless successes of our students are made possible by the passionate and dedicated teachers, administrators, and staff who fill our award-winning campuses. As a testament to the educational strength of our community, four HLPUSD schools were recognized as 2024 Schools to Watch in March, including Cedarlane Academy, Fairgrove Academy, Mesa Robles School, and Valinda School of Academics.

Hacienda La Puente Unified’s accolades do not stop there. Glen A. Wilson was celebrated as a 2024 California Distinguished School, showcasing our outstanding student performance and accelerated academic growth for one of our historically underserved areas. La Puente High School was also named a California Democracy School, an honor awarded to only four schools by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. 

Additionally, HLPUSD was selected as a recipient of the California Community Schools Partnership Program's (CCSPP) third cohort. This esteemed honor comes with a substantial grant of $21.3 million in state board-approved community school implementation grants. We are excited about the opportunities this grant will bring to our District, as it will enable us to further our efforts in these areas over the next few years. 

In May, we saw students across all grade levels reach personal milestones, celebrated with elementary and middle school promotions and five high-spirited graduation ceremonies for our Class of 2024. Congratulations to all our incredible students! 

New learning experiences for students are in full swing this summer as they engage in various summer programs, camps, and classes, including the District's popular C-STEM Robotics Summer Camp and the capacity-filled Youth Cinema Project (YCP) program starting in July. 

On behalf of the Board of Education, I want to thank all HLPUSD employees for making this school year a tremendous success. I also want to thank our hardworking educators for engaging in various professional development opportunities, summer teaching positions, and coaching camps for fall 2024 sports. We hope you enjoy your summer break and look forward to seeing you all for the first day of the 2024-25 school year on Wednesday, August 7.

Click here to check out our Spring/Summer Digital Newsletter!

Dr. Alfonso Jiménez 
Superintendent of Schools