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Six Magnolia School District Schools Were Named 2018-19 California Honor Roll

Magnolia School District is proud to announce that Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Dr. Peter Marshall, Dr. Jonas Salk, Juliette Low School of the Arts, Robert M. Pyles STEM Academy and Walt Disney schools were named as 2018-19 California Honor Roll schools by Educational Results Partnership, a data science organization which recognizes high-performing, achievement gap-closing schools across the state.
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Juliette Low Artists Shine at Senator Chang’s Art Competition

Twenty-three Juliette Low artists showcased their beautiful pieces at Senator Chang’s Art Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 24 at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center. In the Third through Fifth Grade Division, Aanya Shah, fifth grade student, received Honorable Mention for her colored pencil drawing entitled “Flower Vase.” In the same division, Bahista Khairkhwah, fifth grade student, received Fifth Place for her painting, “Landscape,” which was done in oil pastel. A fourth grade student, Jade Nguyen, won the Staff Favorite Award for her acrylic painting, entitled, “A Home in Progress.”
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Poets from Juliette Low School of the Arts Read at Earth Day Event

“Some say that global warming is a lie,
Yet, in front of our eyes, the animals die.
An earth filled with trash, an earth so dead,
No plants, no animals, no roses so red.”


This is an excerpt from a poem entitled “Only an Earth,” which was read by sixth grade student, Maanya Arora, at the Earth Day poetry reading on Monday, April 22, at the Anaheim Central Library. Anaheim students were invited by our Poet Laureate of Anaheim, Mr. Grant Hier, to read their original poems inspired by Earth Day. Dr. Von Sprecken, Principal, and Mrs. Todorovic, first grade teacher, attended this exciting event.
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Laguna Playhouse Performs at Juliette Low School of the Arts

For the second consecutive year, performers from Laguna Playhouse TheatreReach performed for students at Juliette Low School of the Arts on March 27, 2019. This year, fourth and fifth-grade students enjoyed a rendition of Island of the Blue Dolphins, which they had read and discussed in class. Students were mesmerized throughout the performance, and, afterward, had the opportunity to ask questions of the actors.
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25th Annual Dental Clinic and Community Health Fair

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.
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Keys of Inspiration Piano Lab is Officially Open

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Juliette Low School of the Art’s Keys of Inspiration (KOI) piano lab was held on Tuesday, February 5. Many special guests were in attendance, including Lukas Barwinski-Brown, the Chief Executive Officer of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation (LLIMF), who traveled from New York for the festivities. Also in attendance, from the Magnolia School District, were members of the Board of Trustees; Superintendent, Dr. Frank Donavan; and members of the Executive Cabinet.
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Students Participate in Annual Spelling Bee

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.
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Students Attend Saturday School Session

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.
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Juliette Low School of the Arts Hosts Annual Harvest Carnival

On Friday, October 19, Juliette Low students, families and staff enjoyed the largest annual Harvest Carnival to date. The carnival featured a wide variety of game booths; a puppy petting zoo; cake walk; face painting; a cartoonist, who provided caricatures of participants; necklace engravers; and an obstacle course. Raffles took place throughout the afternoon for entertainment at a variety of venues, as well as items such as a foldable bicycle. Participants enjoyed feasting on taco dinners as well as the standard carnival foods, such as hotdogs, nachos, cotton candy, popcorn, and shaved ice.
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MEEF Fit and Fun 5K Run is Coming Up

This Saturday, October 6, 2018, is our 3rd Annual MEEF Fit and Fun 5K Run. There is time to sign up for this great event that benefits all our students and teachers.

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