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Magnolia School District is proud to announce that Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Dr. Peter Marshall, Dr. Jonas Salk, Juliette Low School of the Arts, Robert M. Pyles STEM Academy and Walt Disney schools were named as 2018-19 California Honor Roll schools by Educational Results Partnership, a data science organization which recognizes high-performing, achievement gap-closing schools across the state.
Students at Dr. Peter Marshall Elementary School raised $8,274.31 for the Pennies for Patients and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The mission of Pennies for Patients is to find a cure for blood cancers! The fundraiser was led by Dr. Peter Marshall’s Student Council, composed of fourth through sixth-grade students. Student Council Advisor Mr. Hector Loya, a fourth-grade Dual Immersion teacher, led this fantastic event.
Saturday, February 23, 2019 marked the 25th anniversary of the Magnolia School District Dental Clinic and Community Health Fair. Dr. Jonas Salk Elementary School MPR was transformed into a Dentist’s office and the courtyard was turned into a community health fair. Students and their families from all across the district were invited to attend.
The 2019 Magnolia School District Spelling Bee was a memorable one! The rain may have delayed the Bee, but it certainly did not stop it. The two top spellers from each of our 9 schools participated in the very intense competition. Students successfully spelled words such as extravaganza, gregarious, capricious and cauliflower.
On Saturday, December 8, almost 350 fourth through sixth grade students attended a four hour Saturday School session. Offered for the first time in Magnolia School District, this four hour session was designed to provide students with fun, engaging learning activities while making up some lost learning time from being absent.
In a few short years, Magnolia’s Spanish Dual Immersion program has grown from just 55 students to almost 380. The program began in 2012 with just two kindergarten classes and now it has expanded to all grade levels through 6th grade. Magnolia has implemented the 90/10 model of instruction which means that in kindergarten the instruction is received 90% in Spanish and 10% in English. English instruction increases by 10% each year so by fourth grade, the instruction is presented 50% in each language.