El Segundo Unified School District

News and Announcements

El Segundo High School Class of 2017 Takes a Walk Down Memory Lane; Seniors in caps and gowns visit Richmond Street and Center Street Schools in nostalgic visit

Students in El Segundo High School’s (ESHS) Class of 2017 will put on their caps and gowns for the first time on June 2 and walk to the elementary school from which they got their humble beginnings over a decade ago. The elementary school students and staff will line the hallways and corridors to welcome and congratulate the alumni. Click headline for more.
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Dr. Melissa Moore Receives Scholarship to Global Summit as Leading Educator

El Segundo Unified School District Superintendent Melissa Moore has been recognized as a leading educator and awarded a full scholarship to attend the upcoming “ASU GSV Summit” for a gathering of some of the greatest minds in education and workforce innovation. Moore is one of only 500 superintendents out of approximately 13,500 school districts nationwide to receive this honor. Click headline for more.
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El Segundo Long Range Facility Master Plan

The El Segundo Unified School District Long Range Facility Master Plan describes short-term and long-range facility recommendations. This document is a plan that the Board of Education will use to guide ongoing maintenance and care decisions for our district facilities and identify key facility modernization and new construction projects based upon the District’s goals, Boards’ priorities and funding availability. Project designations are considered flexible and the priority level timeline may be adjusted accordingly. Click headline to review the document in its entirety.
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El Segundo Unified School District Has the Highest Graduation Rate in the Region According to California Department of Education

El Segundo High School achieved the highest rate of graduates in the region in 2016, with 99.4 percent of its senior class taking home diplomas! The overall graduation rate for the El Segundo Unified School District is 98.9—also the highest in the region. ESUSD percentages far exceed the state’s average graduation rate of 83.2 percent.

California’s high school graduation rate increased for the seventh year in a row and reached a record high for the class of 2016, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced this week.

Click headline to link to the Daily Breeze story published April 11, 2017 about grad rates in the South Bay.
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El Segundo High School Choir Tours Hawaii for Performances and Cultural Exchange

This year, the El Segundo High School Choir’s spring performance tour took 50 students on a memorable trip to paradise.

Under the guidance of ESHS Choir Director Gianna Summers, the choral students had prepared for their trip to Hawaii since the beginning of the school year and were ready for five days packed with musical performances and cultural experiences. Click headline for more.
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El Segundo High School Students Place Second in 2017 Raytheon Engineering Games

A team of three El Segundo High School Engineering Pathway students took second place out of 30 high schools competing in the 2017 Raytheon Engineering Games in February. Along with their AP Physics Teacher Daniel Horvath, students Ryan Hoerner, Ben Kooper and Michael Leahy actually scored the same amount of points as the first place team during the challenge, and ultimately took second place with a completion time tiebreaker. Click the headline for more.
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Chevron Recognized with Partners in Educational Excellence Award

The El Segundo Unified School District is pleased to announce that the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 14 has honored Chevron with the 2017 Partners in Educational Excellence Award. The Partners in Educational Excellence designation is awarded to an organization that offers broad support and active involvement in the community, and has had sustained, positive impact on student achievement and learning. The ACSA recognized the Chevron El Segundo Refinery for effective collaboration between education and community leaders in the creation and implementation of programs to benefit ESUSD, and for creating innovative approaches to dealing with the complex challenges facing public education. Click headline for more.
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Marisa Janicek Awarded California Schools Administrator of the Year

El Segundo Unified School District’s Executive Director of Educational Services Marisa Janicek was selected District Administrator of the Year (Region 14) by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)—the second consecutive year the award has been given to an ESUSD administrator. Janicek will be honored at the organizations’ regional awards event on April 26. Click headline for more.
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ESUSD Announces Classified Employees of the Year

We are happy to announce the 2016-2017 awardees for Classified Employee of the Year for the El Segundo Unified School District:

Student Support Services: Sharon Felker (ESMS)
Paraeducators: Kristen Knoll (ESMS)
Administrative Support: Lynette Marcus (RSS)
M & O: William Ochoa (ESHS)

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Free Cyber Education Workshop for 4th and 5th Grade Students March 23

El Segundo High School student mentors from the El Segundo Cyber Education Initiative (ESCEI) are hosting a free Cyber Education Workshop on Thursday, March 23 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The event is for fourth and fifth grade students and their parents, and will take place at the ESHS Performing Arts Center. Please register and obtain tickets for this event at www.escei-eshs.com/events. Click headline for more.
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