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County superintendent issues statement on Texas school shooting
May 24 , 2022
Orange County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares on Tuesday issued the following statement on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Today, an unspeakable tragedy occurred at an elementary school in the city of Uvalde, Texas. Far too often, we have seen horrific scenes like this play out, as names like Newtown, Parkland and Columbine have been etched into our collective consciousness. Now, once again, we are left to try to make sense of a senseless act, one that cut […]
Famed artist from Mexico paints mural alongside Westminster High School students
It took visual art teacher Daina Anderson four years to get renowned artist Farid Rueda to travel to California and spend a week with her students at Westminster High School. The first time Anderson extended an invitation to Rueda was over social media, but the artist didn’t have a visa that would allow him to come to the United States from his home in Cancun, Mexico. Then, the global pandemic happened. For the past several years, Anderson has invited international […]
OC Supt. Al Mijares to host virtual forum celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May 23 , 2022
A panel of speakers will share personal stories and perspectives on building student agency, strengthening democracy and fortifying the workforce during an upcoming virtual forum hosted by County Superintendent Dr. Al Mijares in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. As the latest in OCDE’s series of online colloquiums based on the theme “Know My Name, Face and Story,” the event will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. Teachers, counselors, administrators and others […]
Garden Grove Unified announces new program to bring support dogs to schools
Dogs have a way of impacting everyone they touch. Their companionship makes joys sweeter, pain duller and, mostly, they provide unconditional love when we need them the most. Many students who returned to campus after completing two school years in a pandemic are regaining a sense of normalcy, but there are children who are experiencing stress and social anxiety. On Monday, May 16, the Garden Grove Unified School District and the Garden Grove Police Department announced the launch of a […]