World Mental Health Day, honored annually on October 10, was created to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilize support to improve the mental health of people around the world. This year’s theme, “Mental Health Care for All: Let’s make it a reality” highlights the importance of equitable access to quality mental health care for all individuals, especially with the additional toll that the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on the physical and mental health in our communities.
News & Announcements
Recently, the California Reading Coalition released the California Reading Report Card and the Magnolia School District was ranked 16th in the State and 1st in Orange County for our Socio-economically Disadvantaged (SED) and Hispanic Subgroup students in 3rd Grade. Third Grade is the first year of State Testing. The scores were based on the last State Test Scores available in English Language Arts (2017-18 and 2018-19).
Thanks to the generosity of the Rotary Club of Anaheim, Magnolia School District students received over 250 new backpacks full of school supplies. Students across the district were chosen to receive the colorful backpacks. The backpacks were filled with binders, pencils, crayons, markers and other necessary supplies for school. The Rotary Club of Anaheim members hopes that Magnolia School District students have a successful school year!
While the Pandemic changed the way we educate children in the Magnolia School District, it did not change our focus on high expectations, rigorous academics and the importance of social-emotional learning. When we transitioned from virtual learning to our hybrid model last April, students and staff were very happy to return to school. We added additional custodial, health, counseling, food services and instructional support to ensure our schools are safe and the needs of our students and staff are met.
A few weeks ago, Chris Martinez, our Systems Network Technician was honored not only as the Magnolia School District Classified Employee of the Year but also as one of the nine Orange County Classified Employees of the Year. Today, we are proud to announce that Chris has been selected as one of the California Classified Employees of the Year.
Magnolia School District employees are honored for their years of service to the children of our schools.
Seven Magnolia School District sites were named 2019-20 Honor Roll Schools by the Educational Results Partnership
After an extensive analysis of student data for every public school in California, it was determined that the following schools have demonstrated high levels of student achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps.
Seven Magnolia students had their artwork featured in the traveling art show "Arts on the Move". Arts on the Move partnered with VSA, whose mission is to provide arts, education, and cultural opportunities by, with, and for people with disabilities, making the arts accessible to people of all abilities.
As you are aware, at our Board Meeting last week we discussed our School Reopening Plan and a comprehensive guide that we have developed titled "Family and Student Return to School Guide." Both of these documents are now posted on our website under the COVID-19 tab. We have also posted the weekly Coronavirus Test Positivity Rates that are published by the Orange County Health Care Agency.
We are proud of our Magnolia School District preschool students, who are engaged in fun and educational learning at home with their families! Last week, students were given a Friday challenge of “Who could build the tallest structure?” The students and their families created structures using household materials. Once constructed, they measured and submitted the height of their structures to the classroom teacher. The winner with the tallest structure received the honor of selecting the Fun Friday songs to be played in their weekly class Zoom meeting. Check out these awesome structures that the students and their families constructed!