The Vietnam Veterans of America in partnership with Board Member Frances Nguyen sponsored an art contest with the theme of "The Price of Freedom" for 7th & 8th grade students. $1,000 in prize money was awarded to:
1st Place: Emma Dutch, Grade 8, Stacey Middle School
2nd Place: Trevor Tran, Grade 8, Stacey Middle School
3rd Place: Lillian Thai, Grade 8, Stacey Middle School
People's Choice: Ricky Le, Grade 7, Warner Middle School
The Board of Trustees of the Westminster School District approved Dr. Cyndi Paik as the new superintendent, effective July 1st, at a board meeting Thursday night. “We are so pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Paik. She is held in high esteem throughout the District and community and she has the right combination of experience, knowledge and vision to provide our students with the 21st century skills needed to be college and career ready,” announced Penny Loomer, Board President.
The Orange County Department of Education presented awards for accelerating bilingualism and biliteracy to Dr. Renae Bryant, executive director of the Office of Language Acquisition and to teachers Mimosa Ha and Lisa Krallman. WSD became the first district in California to offer a Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion program in 2015 and last September we opened the district's first Spanish Dual Language Immersion program. Click headline to read more.
About 30 students from Stacey & Warner competed in the District's first-ever Archery Tournament last weekend. With support from the Board of Trustees and grants from the Easton Foundation, the after-school Archery program has been running at Stacey for four years and Warner began a program this year. Click on headline for OC Register story.
Ca State Treasurer John Chiang and representatives of Scholar Share visited Sequoia Elementary for an Awards Ceremony this week. They presented both Sequoia & Willmore Elementary with checks for $10,000 for Scholar Dollar Grants. Only 20 schools across the state received the awards. Click on headline to read more.