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IMPORTANT! Our regular Monday, March 11th meeting of the PUSD School Board has been RESCHEDULED to Monday, March 18 at 6 PM

Superintendent’s Message

March, 2019
Superintendent's Message
Dear Paramount Unified School District Families and Friends,
The start of 2019 has brought about so many exciting opportunities for our students as we continue to build on the achievements that strengthen our District. Paramount High School students are thriving in the new computer science pathway launched in fall 2018. Our young people are learning to program robots and build apps through a course that will prepare them to flourish in college and careers. The District added computer science to its Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathway programs and will add advanced courses each of the next three years to complete the four-year program. Freshmen at Odyssey STEM Academy are also being prepared for the real world through a six-week internship program that pairs them with professional mentors. Students spend two days per week in their chosen professional field, which includes hospitals, computer labs, architecture firms and banks, and are learning to build resumes and conduct job interviews. It’s a rewarding program, and is yet another way that we’re preparing young people for life after graduation.
Our students at Zamboni Middle School were inspired to dream well beyond the classroom when they received a visit from from Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. Smith, who has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, interacted with classrooms and even jammed with the school band during an assembly. Smith serves as a Turnaround Artist mentor for Zamboni as part of the Turnaround Arts: California program, which provides support for arts in select schools.
Let’s continue to provide students with experiences that challenge them to aspire to future success.
Dr. Ruth Pérez

Mensaje de la Superintendente:
Estimadas Familias y Amigos del Distrito Escolar Unificado Paramount,
El inicio de 2019 ha generado muchas oportunidades emocionantes para nuestros estudiantes a medida que continuamos construyendo sobre los logros que fortalecen nuestro Distrito. Los estudiantes de la Preparatoria Paramount están prosperando en la nueva vía informática lanzada en el otoño de 2018. Nuestros jóvenes están aprendiendo a programar robots y crear aplicaciones a través de un curso que los preparará para prosperar en la universidad y las carreras. El Distrito agregó ciencias informáticas a sus programas de Educación en Carreras Técnicas (CTE) y va a agregar cursos avanzados en los próximos tres años para completar el programa de cuatro años. A los estudiantes del 9o grado en Odyssey STEM Academy también los están preparando para el mundo real a través de un programa de pasantías de seis semanas que los vincula con mentores profesionales. Los estudiantes pasan dos días a la semana en su campo profesional elegido, que incluye hospitales, laboratorios de computación, firmas de arquitectura y bancos, y están aprendiendo a elaborar currículos y realizar entrevistas de trabajo. Es un programa gratificante y es otra manera que estamos preparando a los jóvenes para la vida después de la graduación.
Nuestros estudiantes de la Secundaria Zamboni se inspiraron para soñar más allá del salón de clases cuando recibieron una visita del baterista de Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chad Smith. Smith, quien ha sido incluido en el Salón de la Fama del Rock and Roll, interactuó con los salones de clase e incluso él tocó con la banda escolar durante una asamblea. Smith se desempeña como mentor de Turnaround Artist para Zamboni como parte del programa Turnaround Arts: California, lo cual brinda apoyo para las artes en escuelas selectas.
Continuemos proporcionándoles a los estudiantes experiencias que los desafíen a aspirar al éxito futuro
Dr. Ruth Pérez


Strategic Planning

Paramount Unified School District's Strategic Plan was developed collaboratively by a team of over 40 stakeholders representing students, teachers and staff, parents, community members, and both site and district leadership.  Representatives from the City of Paramount as well as local businesses and area colleges and universities also participated.
The Strategic Plan addresses four key Focus Areas:
- College and Career Ready Graduates
- High Quality Teaching and Learning
- Positive School Climate and Environments Conducive to Learning
- Parent and Community Partnerships
The Strategic Plan is meant to build upon the great work that has taken place on behalf of the students in the Paramount Unified School District and raise achievement to new heights!
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High School Promise

In the spring of 2016, the Paramount Unified School District launched an ambitious undertaking: to reimagine high school. The High School Promise Initiative sparked a district-wide renewed commitment to more equitably prepare students for the demands and opportunities of college, career, and life in the 21st century. In concert with the district’s ambitious Strategic Plan, the High School Promise Initiative has been the catalyst for creating new opportunities for raising student achievement to new heights, including the launch of a  new small high school.
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As the result of how schools in California are funded, all districts must write a Local Control and Accountability (LCAP) Plan. The purpose of this plan is to outline how the district will use Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funds to meet the needs of students. Plans must align with eight state priorities and be updated annually. Each year the LCAP Committee meets to review the purpose of the plan, analyze academic data, district and school needs and discuss how to address future needs. The Committee includes teachers, administrators, classified staff, parents, high school students, and a member of the Board of Education.  PUSD’s Plan, which includes services and activities for 2017-2020,  was approved by the Los Angeles County of Education in August, 2017.
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Child Car Seat Safety Check Saturday March 23

Assembly Member Anthony Rendon, 63rd District invites you to a Child Car Seat Safety Check Saturday March 23, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Paramount Park, 14400 Paramount Blvd. Paramount, CA 90723
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