Winners Circle Presented to the Community at State Administrator’s Meeting
Inglewood Unified School District students from grades 1-12 were honored at this month’s board meeting and presented to the community as the 2016 winners of the Annual District-wide Spelling Bee.
IUSD hosts the yearly event as an academic enrichment activity promoting awareness about the meaning and origins of words. The Spelling Bee is an extension of our Curriculum and Instruction Department that ensures families have access to a rigorous academic experience focused on teaching for intelligence, understanding, and mastery of the state content standards. Winners will advance for an opportunity to compete in the Los Angeles County Spelling Bee.
Way to go Super Spellers!
La Tijera’s Ladies of Majesty will host their 5th annual Breakfast Fashion Show on Saturday, March 12 in the Multi-Purpose room. Students from Kindergarten age to 8th grade will hit the runway with today’s latest fashion! See founder/adviser Counselor Brenda Echols, in the front office for your tickets. Don’t miss out!
“It’s never too early to start preparing for higher education,” was the mantra echoed in the halls of LaTijera Academy of Excellence Charter School as they embarked on their First Annual College Fair. Students from every grade level crowded the multipurpose room for an opportunity to experience the road to higher education and attain college, career and financial aid requirements. Students and parents alike were on hand to receive the invaluable information.
“Including different types of future options was important for us,” noted LaTijera Guidance Counselor Brenda Echols. “We want to reflect positively upon all areas of their academic development. The Fair gave students an opportunity to explore the path that leads to the careers they have shown interest in; and will ultimately help them see the relevance of a college degree.”
Representatives from approximately 25 different organizations including colleges, universities, educational outreach programs, and military personnel offered stations with hands-on activities for students along with information about their institutions and give-a-ways. Many students came prepared with questions about college life, and career preparation.
The administration and staff at LaTijera are determined to plant the seed of success in every student. College does not have to be a four-year university; but it can. However, with a strong foundation and purpose for the future, it does not have to be out of reach for anyone.
On December 11 and 12, 2015, La Tijera’s Ladies of Majesty proudly presented, The Lion King Musical; directed by La Tijera’s Counselor Brenda Echols. La Tijera students from ages 5 – 13 performed a musical rendition of Disney’s The Lion King: Adventures of the young lion Simba (Ja’Haun Windon, 7th grade), the heir of his father, Mufasa (Damani Berry, 8th grade and Tevion Lindsay, 8th grade). Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar (Kevin Romero, 8th grade), plots to usurp Mufasa’s throne by luring father and son into a stampede of wildebeests. But Simba escapes, and only Mufasa is killed. Simba returns as an adult (Christian Hall, 8th grade) to take back his homeland from Scar with the help of his friends Timon (Symphoni Bordenave, 8th grade) and Pumbaa (Edwin Arevalo, 8th grade). Young Nala was played by Jurni Coleman (6th grade) on Friday and Anaya Lewis (4th grade) on Saturday. Teen Nala was played by Azariah McClean (8th grade). Rafiki was played by Jailen Mathis (8th grade) and Mackenzie Lett (5th grade) did an outstanding job playing Zazu, the King’s faithful mentor.
All of the young actors and actresses did a phenomenal job depicting the characters from Disney’s Lion King!
Click here for clips from the play: