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Lawndale HS Teacher Named LA County Office of Education Teacher of the Year

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Lawndale High School physics teacher, Ms. Maria Genota, was named Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Teacher of the Year. Genota was selected for her exemplary dedication, compelling classroom practices, positive accomplishments and professional commitment. LACOE selects the top 16 teachers out of the 72,000 teachers within the county. Genota prides herself on setting up programs that provide her physics students opportunities to meet and collaborate with engineers and implementing new strategies in her classroom.

Hawthorne Teacher Wins First Place and $27,000 for Innovative Teaching Project

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Hawthorne HS geometry teacher, Ms. Ding-ay Tadena, won 1st place in Voya Financial's Unsung Heroes Program and was presented with a $27,000 check.  She won for her innovative “When Geometry Meets Fashion” project, which focuses on connecting “left brain and right brain” skills.  Students use the math skills they have developed from her class to the study of music, art and fashion design.  The Voya grant will allow Tadena to provide materials for a diverse array of mathematical art projects, including drawing, painting, fashion and accessory design, and more. Tadena believes by understanding and applying the crossovers between arts and mathematics, students will be able to find color, glamour and beauty in what is sometimes considered a mundane subject. With her award grant, she plans to purchase items for the program, including dress forms, expandable body forms, mannequins, sewing machines, assorted textiles, 3-D printers and art materials. These items will help ensure the continued success of the program for years to come and will allow other teachers to utilize the resources so they can also discover the joy of arts integration into other subjects.

BIG NEWS: One-to-One With Chromebooks

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The district is proud to announce that the new one-to-one initiative provided all 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 funded the initiative, so there was no impact on the general fund, and it will save the district money in the long-run by phasing out textbooks.

CV Partners with Sprint to Give Free Internet to Students Without Access

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CV is partnering with Sprint to give high-speed internet to our students who do not have access at home. As part of Sprint's 1Million Project, they are giving us 300 HotSpots with high-speed internet each year, for the next 5 years. We will distribute them to CV students who qualify, giving them free internet at home. Internet is a basic necessity for student success in the 21st century and we thank Sprint for this amazing opportunity!

Administrative Changes at CV

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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.
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CVUHSD Saves Taxpayers $33.3 Million
 
The Centinela Valley Union High School District recently locked in savings of over $28.1 million for local taxpayers by refinancing a portion of Measure CV bonds approved by voters in 2008 and a portion of Measure CV bonds approved by voters in 2010.
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Upcoming Events

CVUHSD Regular Board Meeting

Date: 12/12/2017, 5 PM
Time: 5 PM
Location: District Board Room, 14901 S. Inglewood Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260; Closed session at 5:00pm followed by Open Session at approximately 5:45pm

CVUHSD Regular Board Meeting

Date: 2/13/2018, 5 PM
Time: 5 PM
Location: District Board Room, 14901 S. Inglewood Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260; Closed session at 5:00pm followed by Open Session at approximately 5:45pm