The CV Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the Digital Learning Initiative (DLI) in support of 21st Century Learning. The district is proud to announce that starting next school year, the new one-to-one initiative will provide all incoming 9th graders (approximately 1,500 students) with a brand-new Chromebook for use in school and at home. The initiative has a four-year rollout plan so that by the 2020-21 school year, all CVUHSD students will have their own Chromebook. Over 1,600 DLI surveys were completed by teachers, students, parents, administrators and staff to ensure stakeholder input and the results were 90% showed positive support for the program. The voter-approved local parcel tax will fund the initiative, so there will be no impact on the general fund, and it will save the district money in the long-run by phasing out textbooks.
We are happy to welcome our administrators to their new positions! Dr. Stephen Nellman, previously the Director of Student Services, is our new Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. Next, Dr. Howard Ho, previously an Associate Principal at Leuzinger High School, is the new Director of Student Services. Both of these educators have a long record of success at each stage of their careers in Centinela Valley, and we have great confidence that they will continue that record of excellence in their new positions.
Additionally, Ben Wardrop, previously an Associate Principal at Lawndale High School, has been appointed as the Principal of Lloyde High School, CVISS, and the Adult School. This is a big responsibility that combines the work previously performed by two administrators. We know Mr. Wardrop will be a success in his new position due to his experience, passion, and energy.
The California PBIS Coalition recognized Lawndale High School for the successful implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at the Silver level. Lawndale received the honor within the California PBIS Coalition’s System of Recognition, reflecting excellence with the application of the core features of PBIS.
SoCal Helpful Honda Guys selected Hawthorne High School's special education teacher, Mr. Ivan Flores for a Random Act of Helpfulness. He was surprised with a room makeover including new desks, a new reading area with couches and beanbags and several new storage spaces. Flores was nominated by Principal Vanessa Landesfiend and was selected out of over 500 submissions, proving how inspiring and remarkable of a teacher he is. To top it all off there was an another surprise for him, Principal Landesfiend announced that he has been voted Hawthorne HS's Teacher of the Year by his colleagues. CV is so proud to have you!
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On Feb 22., 2017, young designers from Hawthorne High School presented the newest fashion trend, When Geometry Meets Fashion, at the Fourth Annual United Way of Greater Los Angeles Linked Learning Showcase. Their Linked Learning project was an opportunity to create sustainable fashion using geometry, math and design skills learned in the classroom.
Copy and paste the address below for the full story, LA Fashion Magazine: http://thelafashion.com/2017/02/24/knew-math-beautiful/