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State of the District Address Highlights Accomplishments of 2018 and A Look Ahead
Posted 1/21/19

 Hacienda La Puente Unified School District (HLPUSD) Presents 2019 State of the District

State of the District Address Highlights Accomplishments of 2018 and A Look Ahead

 

HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CALIF. – Hacienda La Puente Unified School District (HLPUSD) held its annual State of the District address on Thursday. The address provided more than 150 students, parents, community members, and business leaders with a look back at the achievements of the District in 2018 and what’s to come in 2019. The event was also live streamed with over 100 families watching from home.

 

“Being the largest school district in the San Gabriel Valley, our job is to ensure that our students receive a quality education,” said Superintendent Cynthia Parulan-Colfer. “We are really proud of our accomplishments of 2018, especially when looking at our increased graduation rates and the College initiative that provides for no cost PSAT and SAT test for all high school students and scholarships to take the AP exams to jumpstart their college journey.”

 

The Superintendent, Cynthia Parulan-Colfer highlighted programs in STEAM, coding, robotics and the statewide CSBA Golden Bell Award for dual immersion programs in the District. The District also won awards for being National Blue Ribbon Schools, CA Distinguished Schools, and Civic Learning Awards. Students from engineering, to speech and debate and athletics placed with top honors in their competitions – with many moving on to national competitions. The District also highlighted new and exciting partnerships with businesses like Sprint which are expanding access to internet connectivity at home for students and support from Honda which helped create a brand-new multi-media lab.

 

The presentation also provided an update of the $148 Million Bond Measure BB which the Bond Team has completed an assessment of all District-wide classrooms and finalized the 21st Century Classroom design guidelines. A focus for 2019 will continue to be renovations and updated classrooms to be consistent district-wide.

 

Prior to the evening presentation, guests were treated to musical performances by the Wilson High School Choir. Parents and the community members also had the opportunity to speak with school administrators and visit several school informational booths. In addition, the La Puente High School JROTC made their first district wide appearance as they presented the colors of the flag. The La Puente High School JROTC is a new program that began during fall of the 2018-2019 school year.

 

View the recorded presentation at: https://www.hlpschools.org/livestream

 

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