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Back-to-school week starts Sept. 17 for grades 6-8.          La semana de "regreso a la escuela" empieza el 17 de septiembre para los grados 6-8 .

Superintendent’s Message

July, 2018
 
Dear Paramount Unified School District Families and Friends,
 
We recently celebrated nearly 1,000 graduates during a commencement ceremony that gathered the Paramount community together. As our young men and women move into the next phase of their lives, we should all be proud of the roles we have played in paving the way for their success. I want to thank all of you for helping to create an achievement culture in Paramount Unified.
 
I’m proud to announce that nearly 370 of our graduates are heading to four-year universities and many more will attend community colleges and trade schools. We honored our college-bound students during a special University Celebration Day. The group shared lunch and memories as they relished one of their final high school moments.
 
Our new Odyssey STEM Academy is nearing its launch this fall and welcomed incoming students and families with a summer kick-off event. School founders Keith Nuthall and Becky Perez visited with parents while students participated in fun events like face-painting. We can’t wait for our freshman class to arrive for the first day of school.
 
Four students from Paramount High School were honored for their heroic actions by Mayor Diane Martinez at a recent Paramount City Council meeting. Fernando Melgar, Gabriel Orozco, Juan Garza and Anthony Farias assisted injured students during a car accident in March. They received certificates of recognition from the mayor. Their bravery is the true meaning of the Paramount spirit.
 
As we enjoy the summer, let us continue to seek ways to inspire our students and produce the next generation of community leaders.
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Ruth Pérez

 
Mensaje de la Superintendente:
 
Estimadas Familias y Amigos del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Paramount,
 
Recientemente celebramos a casi 1.000 graduados durante una ceremonia de graduación que reunió a la comunidad de Paramount. A medida que nuestros hombres y mujeres jóvenes pasan a la siguiente etapa de su vida, todos debemos estar orgullosos del papel que hemos desempeñado en allanar el camino para su éxito. Quiero agradecer a todos ustedes por ayudar a crear una cultura de logro en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Paramount.
 
Estoy orgullosa de anunciar que casi 370 de nuestros graduados se dirigen a universidades de cuatro años y muchos más asistirán a colegios comunitarios y escuelas de comercio. Honramos a nuestros estudiantes que se dirigen a la Universidad durante el Día de Celebración de la Universidad. El grupo compartió almuerzo y recuerdos y dis- frutaron de sus momentos de finales de la preparatoria.
 
Nuestra nueva preparatoria, Odyssey STEM Academy está a punto de lanzar este otoño y dio la bienvenida a los es- tudiantes entrantes y sus familias con un evento de inicio de verano. Fundadores de la escuela Keith Nuthall y Becky Perez platicaron con los padres mientras que los estudiantes participaron en diversiones como el pintarse la cara. Estamos ansiosos que nuestra clase del noveno grado llegue el primer día de escuela.
 
Cuatro estudiantes de la Preparatoria de Paramount fueron honrados por sus acciones heroicas por la alcaldesa Diane Martínez en una reunión reciente del Consejo de la ciudad de Paramount. Fernando Melgar, Gabriel Orozco, Juan Garza y Anthony Farías ayudaron a los estudiantes heridos durante un accidente automovilístico en marzo. Recibieron certificados de reconocimiento de la alcaldesa. Su valentía es el verdadero significado del espíritu de Paramount.
 
Mientras disfrutamos del verano, continuemos buscando maneras de inspirar a nuestros estudiantes y a producir la próxima generación de líderes de la comunidad.
 
Atentamente,
Dra. Ruth Pérez

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