A message from Dr. Ellen Dougherty, Superintendent
Another Trimester in the Books!
The second trimester of this year has been filled with so many fun and exciting learning experiences! On two Saturdays in March, we hosted Kindergarten Festivals to meet and welcome our new families into the LESD community. Our elementary schools also hosted kindergarten articulation meetings between our preschool and incoming kindergarten students.
Students continued to work on the new rigorous Common Core standards using the many new Chromebooks that we purchased through our parcel tax. They also began to prepare for the new State SBAC Testing, which starts April 7th.
Some of our students participated in parades and band competitions. Middle school students participated in Career Days where adults from many different professions visited and shared their job responsibilities with the students.
Parent conferences were held to share with our parents the success of their students. We hosted family nights that focused on health and wellness, reading and math. Parents got to work beside their students to create fun projects that focused on the Common Core math and reading standards. Parents also had the opportunity to learn health and wellness tips, attend family nutrition nights, and take gardening classes.
As the second trimester comes to a close, I would like to thank all of our dedicated teachers, administrators, support staff, and students for their hard work up until this point. Here’s to a great third trimester, and best of luck to all of our 3-8 grade students with the upcoming SBAC testing!
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Statement to the LA County Committee on School District Organization
Click here to read the speech given to the L.A. County Committee on School District Organization at its meeting on March 2, 2015 as well as the accompanying PowerPoint.