News and Announcements

El Segundo Unified School District Organizational Update

Dear ESUSD Parents and Community,

The tragic school shooting that occurred in Parkland, Florida yesterday likely has students, staff, and parents returning to school with a heightened sense of alertness or anxiety about school safety. These violent and senseless events naturally and appropriately evoke feelings of grief for those affected and concern for the safety of our own communities should such an event ever occur in El Segundo. We would like to strongly reiterate to you that the care and well being of our students and staff is our top priority. Click headline for full message.
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El Segundo High School to Launch ‘High School of Business’ Program

El Segundo High School is pleased to announce its selection as a school site for the High School of Business™ program. Beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, the program is designed to challenge students through accelerated, project-based curriculum in preparation for college-level business administration programs. This curriculum will be incorporated into the ESHS Business Pathway. Click headline for more.
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ESHS Cross Country Teams Shine at State Finals

The El Segundo High School girls’ and boys’ cross country teams had a successful year in 2017. Both teams won the Ocean League title in 2017 – the first time in school history that both teams won a league title in the same year. Click headline fore more.
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Richmond Street School Learning Garden Provides Educational Sanctuary

Students at Richmond Street School (RSS) are discovering a new way of learning one seed at a time. Richmond Street School’s Learning Garden was established several years ago, and has recently gained momentum with the help of a dynamic duo who are passionate about helping students learn the importance of planting, sustainable food sources, and the benefits to humans and the environment. Click headline for more.
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El Segundo High School Welcomes Middle School Families for Exploratory Open House

With an eye on students who will grace its halls in the not too distant future, El Segundo High School (ESHS) hosted an inaugural Middle School Families Open House on Nov. 6. More than 300 students, parents and community members attended the event designed to encourage middle school students to explore the many hands-on educational experiences and innovative curriculum available at El Segundo High School intended to marry academic coursework with real-world projects. Click headline for more.
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Board of Education Approves Three New Inductees into the El Segundo High School Hall of Fame

The El Segundo High School (ESHS) Alumni Association recently welcomed three new honorees into the ESHS Hall of Fame: John Van Hamersveld (Class of 1959), Sandra (Garrard) Jacobs (Class of 1960), and Dawn (Keeney) Shaughnessy (Class of 1989). An induction ceremony was held for students, faculty, and invited guests on October 26, 2017 at the El Segundo Performing Arts Center. Click headline for more.
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What Happens When Students Combine a Pumpkin with a Good Book? Richmond Street School Sparks Creativity with Literacy O’Lantern Contest

With the goal of promoting a genuine love of reading and inspiring discussions about books, Richmond Street Elementary School held it’s first Literacy O’Lantern Contest. Students were invited to use their imaginations to create a book character on a pumpkin or gourd. Submissions were collected in mid October and displayed in the school library with the corresponding book. Forty-seven students and four staff members turned in creative lanterns from popular books including Harry Potter, Pinkalicious, Captain Underpants, Where the Wild Things Are, Pete the Cat, and a lineup of other favorite characters. This made for a difficult decision during judging! Click headline for more.
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"Educate El Segundo" Special Edition Published in El Segundo Herald

In this Educate El Segundo special insert, please read the article about the El Segundo Unified School District’s (ESUSD) Long Range Facility Master Plan, which was approved by the Board of Education in August 2016. The plan identifies facility upgrades needed to main­tain an optimal learning environment for current and future students. When it comes to educating students of this community, school facilities matter. Click headline for more.
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Renee Hoover Named LA County Teacher of the Year

Renee Hoover is a second grade teacher at Center Street School who has been named a 2017 Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year by the county’s Office of Education. She is among sixteen educators, from a pool of more than 72,500 teachers in Los Angeles County, who were recognized at a banquet on September 29. Teachers of the Year are selected for their exemplary dedication, compelling classroom practices, positive accomplishments and professional commitment. She is now eligible to advance to the California State Teacher of the Year competition. Click headline for more.
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