News & Announcements

Reopening Plan Update (11/10/20)

As you are aware, at our Board Meeting last week we discussed our School Reopening Plan and a comprehensive guide that we have developed titled "Family and Student Return to School Guide." Both of these documents are now posted on our website under the COVID-19 tab. We have also posted the weekly Coronavirus Test Positivity Rates that are published by the Orange County Health Care Agency.

Preschool Students Perform At-Home Learning

We are proud of our Magnolia School District preschool students, who are engaged in fun and educational learning at home with their families! Last week, students were given a Friday challenge of “Who could build the tallest structure?” The students and their families created structures using household materials. Once constructed, they measured and submitted the height of their structures to the classroom teacher. The winner with the tallest structure received the honor of selecting the Fun Friday songs to be played in their weekly class Zoom meeting. Check out these awesome structures that the students and their families constructed!

Magnolia School District Continues its Hard Work to Serve the Needs of Our Students and Families

Magnolia School District continues its partnership with Giving Children Hope, an organization that delivers weekly backpacks to some of our District families. Normally, these backpacks are filled with food and put together by members of their organization and then distributed to Magnolia School District families.

During these unprecedented times, Giving Children Hope is able to deliver the food to our District, but is not able to fill the backpacks. We are very proud of our teachers, who step in and volunteer their time to fill these backpacks for our families each week. The District is so thankful to have such amazing and dedicated employees. The teachers response to the call for help was so overwhelming some of the volunteers had to be turned away. Teachers help assemble the food bags and distribute them to our families.

Magnolia School District Recognized with Distinguished California Education Honor

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.

2020 Magnolia Spelling Bee was a Success!

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.

Magnolia Participates in Cops 4 Kids Program

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.

Behind the Mask: Storytelling through Art comes to Maxwell School

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.

Magnolia Teams Compete in Robotics Tournament

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.

Teacher of the Year Finalist

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!
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