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SACRAMENTO, Calif., (December 11, 2019) – Magnolia School District was selected as one of 57 recipients of California’s leading educational honor, the Golden Bell Award. The Golden Bell Awards, celebrating their 40th year, are presented by the California School Boards Association to promote excellence in public education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices. The awards reflect the depth and breadth of education programs and governance decisions supporting these programs that are necessary to address students’ changing needs.
The top two spellers from each school participated in the annual Magnolia School District Spelling Bee. It was a very intense competition with words like tapestry, surmised, and trifecta. Congratulations to Bryan Pham from Walt Disney Elementary School who earned top honors as this year’s champion.
The Cops 4 Kids gift-wrapping event at the Anaheim Police Station was a tremendous success. This year Cops 4 Kids is sponsoring 40 of Magnolia families, including those who have had significant losses, such as losing their home or loved one.
Mattie Lou Maxwell School had the honor and pleasure of hosting the Anaheim Ducks "Behind the Mask: Storytelling through Art" assembly. Molly Schaus and Brett Kurtz, members of the Anaheim Ducks Fan Development Team, spoke to the upper-grade students about the history behind hockey masks and the tradition of goaltenders putting meaningful art on them.
Robotics Teams from Marshall, Maxwell and Schweitzer competed at the First Lego League tournament on Saturday November 9th. Students from each school created a project addressing a problem that is found in the cities of today, and proposing solutions for the future.
Maxwell School Teacher Melissa Brennan was honored last Friday night as one of the 6 finalists for Orange County Teachers of the Year. She was selected among 64 educators across Orange County. The glamorous event was held at the Disneyland Hotel and featured student musical performances. Check out this video from Orange County Department of Education featuring Melissa and her colleagues. Congratulations Melissa!