Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Village Academy goes Presidential

If you didn't hear, President O'Bama (going with the Irish theme) incorporated the Village Academy video "Is Anyone Listening" in his recent speech before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Check out the DB article and Pomona Unified website for more details.

Other PUSD news: K-12 education is being reshaped in Pomona. The yesteryear formula of elementary, middle school, and then high school will now be competing with multiple PUSD schools offering K-8 education and two middle schools converting to 7-12 academies. Gee, a public school generation that will miss those warm and fuzzy middle (junior high) school years, how unfair is that.

A message from the PUSD website:

Grade-level reconfiguration meetings
Join us this week at a community meeting to find out more about the five new Pre-K-8 schools and two small academies serving grades 7-12 that are coming to our district this fall. Come to the meeting that's closest to you:

Wed., March 11, 6:00 pm: Fremont Middle School
725 W. Franklin Ave., Pomona

Thurs., March 12, 6:00 pm: Golden Springs Elementary
245 S. Ballena Drive, Diamond Bar

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As Pomona residents, we are all affected by the public schools. If you have the time, consider volunteering at your local school.