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Understanding Health Education

Recognizing that healthy students are better learners, California has put in place health education standards for public schools and created a framework to provide instructional guidance for educators. See the attached, easy to understand one-page summary.
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Q & A on California Healthy Youth Act

The California Healthy Youth Act, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2016, requires school districts throughout the state to provide students with comprehensive sexual health education, along with information about HIV prevention, at least once in high school and once in middle school. The state legislation also allows districts to offer age-appropriate sexual health education in earlier grades if they choose to do so. But parents can opt out of sex education, and local districts get to determine their own curriculum.
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Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! It is an honor and privilege to lead this wonderful District and I am looking forward to another year filled with outstanding learning experiences and opportunities for our students. For those of you who are new to our District, we extend a warm and friendly welcome.
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Understanding the California Health Education Framework

In May, the California Board of Education approved a new Health Education Framework for public schools, providing optional guidance for K-12 teachers based on the state’s health education standards. So what exactly is a framework, how does it differ from the standards, and how does the California Healthy Youth Act fit into the equation?
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Tips on How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Technology can provide children with new opportunities to learn and connect that can help them improve their quality of life and allow them to better contribute to society. But technology, especially social media and other online tools, has the potential to harm students by putting them at risk for predators, cyberbullying and inappropriate content that many parents today never worried about when they were children a generation ago. Click the headline for 6 tips on how to keep your kids safe online.
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Ralf Correll Celebrates 40 Years in WSD

Ralf Correll, a skilled maintenance worker, is celebrating a remarkable 40 years with the Westminster School District this year! He was honored recently at the annual WSD Retirement & Years of Service banquet for this extraordinary accomplishment. Did you know that the average tenure at a job in the United States is 4 years? Ralf has exceeded the national average 10 times! That is truly exceptional! Employees that have reached this kind of longevity are an extremely valuable resource and we deeply appreciate Ralf’s wisdom, knowledge, and contributions.
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The Price of Freedom Art Contest

The Board of Trustees honored the winners of the 3rd Annual “The Price of Freedom” art contest. The Vietnam Veterans of America (Chapter 756 in Long Beach) partnered with Trustee Frances Nguyen to bring the art contest to WSD. The entries were judged on the interpretation of the "Price of Freedom” theme, creativity, originality, craftsmanship, title, and artist statement. Beautiful and impressive pieces of art were submitted by students from all three WSD middle schools. The contest winners received monetary prizes and trophies: 1st Place - $400: Thong Trang - 8th grade at Warner; 2nd Place - $300: Amy Nguyen - 7th grade at Warner; 3rd Place - $200: Megan Tran - 8th grade at Warner; People’s Choice - $100: Ryan Dam - 7th grade at Stacey.
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