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Mattie Lou Maxwell School is committed to providing all students with a complete educational experience that develops the whole child - academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. Our teachers are highly qualified, and participate in exceptional staff development provided by the Magnolia School District’s Educational Services Department. We respond to the individual needs of our students by offering daily interventions for students who are below grade level during and after school. We believe in creating partnerships with the community to provide extracurricular and leadership opportunities for our students. The Anaheim Ducks have built a hockey rink at Maxwell, which is used for physical education and for tournaments. Parents are invited to participate at Maxwell in a variety of ways. The PTA, School Site Council, and ELAC meet regularly. Our Parent Patrol volunteers every morning: welcoming students and parents to school, and preparing classroom materials for the teachers.

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Free Summer Meals for Children

Free Summer Meals for Children

This summer Magnolia School District will be offering free meals for all children. June 25 – July 26, 2018* (Monday-Thursday) (Closed July 4, 2018) Click title for more information.
Students Playing Chess

7th Annual Chess Tournament is Bigger than Ever

On Saturday, May 19th, 2018 Success Through Chess hosted the 7th annual Magnolia School District chess tournament at Baden-Powell School. The day was filled with concentration, focus, tears, cheers, as students played individually for the first part of the day, then team chess or “bughouse” with their classmates against other District students!
Magnolia Seniors Greeted by Salk Students

Graduating Seniors Visit Magnolia School District

Magnolia School District students were really excited to welcome graduating seniors from Magnolia High School to a “Senior “Walk” at their schools on Monday, May 21. The seniors donned their caps and gowns for a brief “parade” through Maxwell, Salk, and Walter Schools, along with the accompaniment of the skilled musicians in the Magnolia High School drumline.
Mirna Colocho and Stacey Kraack display their awards

Magnolia Educators Receive Awards for Services to Language Learners

On Thursday, May 10 Stacey Kraack and Mirna Colocho were recognized at the 6th Annual Language Learner Celebration, recognizing individuals from districts across Orange County who have improved opportunities and outcomes for English learner students. The event took place at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin.
Juliette Low School of the Arts students performing.

Students, Parents, and Staff enjoy live performances and great food during the fifth annual Magnolia Education Enrichment Foundation (MEEF).

For the last five years, the month of May has signaled the time for the annual MEEF Food and Fun Festival. This year was the biggest festival to date! Gourmet food trucks had a fantastic food variety for sale, from Flying Hawaiian Sliders to Korean BBQ Beef Bowls. Live performances included musical selections by members of the Advanced Magnolia School District Band, Patriotic songs by 2nd Graders from across the district, Juliette Low School of the Arts student’s reenacted parts of their yearly musical, Disney School Polynesian Dancers showed their skill, and Hula and Flamenco Dancers provided a splendid finale to the student performances.