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Congratulations to Melissa Brennan for being selected as one of the 2020 Orange County Teachers of the Year! Mrs. Brennan was surprised in her classroom by Orange County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Al Mijares who presented her with the prestigious award. Melissa has been teaching in Magnolia School District for the last 16 years, spending the last 5 years as a Transitional Kindergarten through First grade Special Day Class teacher at Mattie Lou Maxwell School.
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.
On February 15, Maxwell’s PTA sponsored its 2nd Annual Dance with a Loved One. Over 250 students and family members purchased tickets for the highly anticipated event.
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.
Magnolia School District continues to thrive in the area of Technology. Recently teams from Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Robert M. Pyles STEM Academy, and Mattie Lou Maxwell Schools participated in the FIRST Lego League Robotics competition. Each team had to design a robot to perform various tasks on the competition board. The teams scored points based on how many tasks they completed as well as their individual robot design. In the robot game Maxwell School placed 7th, Schweitzer was only one point behind in 8th and Pyles’ first-year team had a good showing at 17th.