" The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.
Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
In our diverse community, we recognize that many students and their families are struggling with questions, concerns and fears about the recent immigration enforcement actions taking place across the state. We work very hard to make our schools safe spaces for learning for every one of our students. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that a child’s race, religion, or immigration status do not create any barriers to their education.
On February 15, 2017, our Board of Education adopted a resolution indicating that our schools are a safe haven for all students and their families regardless of their race, religion, gender, immigration status, etc. By passing this resolution, our district joins several others across the State of California that have already done so on the recommendation of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.
The Paramount Unified School District embraces the diversity of its students, parents, and community, and views this as something that makes us stronger. This resolution is just one sign of our commitment to all of our students, parents, and community members.
WILDCAT STUDY HALL
Who: Anyone needing help in ANY subject or just looking for a quiet place to complete your work
When: 2:-30 - 3:30 Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays
Where: Media Center/Library
WILDCAT ENGINEERS PREVAIL AT PRELIMINARIES
While everyone was sleeping Saturday morning, 41 MESA engineers prepared for their big day. All bridges, cars, planes, egg packages and presentations had a winning chance. However, 7 Wildcats came home with medals and get to move on to regional finial to compete with the very best of more than 80 other schools. Seventh graders, Andrea Exiga and partner Valeria Alvarez earned 3rd place in egg express. Seventh graders, Alexandra Estrada and partner Paola Modesto earned 2nd place on egg express. Sixth grader, Rodrigo Arenas earned an impressive 1st place in speak up. And finally, we got our bridges right. Sixth grader Emanuel Salas earned second place and 8th grader, Jamie Ibarria winning the overall with first place on the bridge competition. These students are not done yet, so let's cheer them on for the April 1st Regional Finals at USC!!!
Zamboni Wilcats are expected to demonstrate the following skills, traits, and attitudes in order to be successful, not just at school, but in our futures, as well!