April and May
We now begin the last grading period of the 2-12-2013 school year, with warmer weather, a whole new set of extra-curricular activities, and a combination of GOOD TIMES and HARD WORK for our seniors.
Parents, if your child is in 12th grade, please check in and support him or her on the senior project. This is a big deal for our seniors. They have prepared and worked on subjects that aren’t necessarily part of the everyday curriculum. On May 16 and May 17, all of our seniors have to bring their very best presentation style to make a 5-7 minute speech and presentation to a panel of judges, called the Senior Boards. It’s very stressful, very rewarding, and deserves all the attention the students can bring. I will be sending an update on Graduation early in May. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. White.
For our ninth, tenth and eleventh graders, new challenges await. We had an excellent turn out for our CAHSEE administration, and we know that those 10th graders gave it their best effort. We thank the students and the parents for their efforts to make this our highest proficiency rate ever. I would like to thank the dedicated teachers, counselors, clerks, secretaries, and our own Mrs. Canal, who put together a very smooth operation!
Now, we face the BIG testing challenge. All 9th, 10th and 11th grade students begin state testing the week we return from spring break. The schedule is adjusted; seniors have a few easy days, and we need the very best our students can bring to reach those levels of proficiency in Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Science and History. All of these subjects are tested.
I hope to see all of you at the parent meeting on May 1st. As always, call us if you have any questions.
URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE BALDWIN PARK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Due to the continuing state budget challenges and continued cuts to public education, it has become necessary for all District employees to take seven unpaid furlough days. Therefore, all BPUSD schools and facilities will be closed on the following dates:
Additionally, as a result of this financial challenge, schools will not be scheduling Back to School Night or Open House. The District appreciates the support of its employees and the community during this economic crisis.