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Principal's Welcome Message

Principal's Welcome Message

 

Welcome to Cedarlane Academy, a home for the Thunderbirds, where we put our STUDENTS FIRST!  

          We are “Soaring with Pride, Excellence and Commitment” for all of our K-8 students!  We are a community of fantastic students, dedicated teachers,                                                         and supportive parent groups.  We take pride in our K-8 school where we provide marvelous opportunities                                                    for all of our students to be successful at our school and beyond!

        Our highly qualified teachers and staff inspire and engage our students in the preparation of the 21st Century, ensuring the success of all students.                    We do this through teaching the Common Core State Standards, using the research-based curriculum, implementing exciting enrichment programs,         differentiating instruction, and carefully planning interventions for our diverse students, and teaching that integrates the following 21st Century skills:                 Rigor, Relationships, Relevance, Use of Technology, Student-centered Classrooms, Student Engagement, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity,                     Communication, and Good Character-building activities in all classrooms.  Here are some of our wins and programs that add to our success!:

  • Strong support for all students with the highly qualified admin team, teachers, counselor, full-time resource teacher/TOSA, and support staff!
  • Code to the Future Computer Science Program for all Kinder~8th-grade students with weekly lessons!
  • 2019 Top Public School Award and 2019, 2017 and 2015 CA Honor Roll Award winner!
  • Silver Award at the LA County Math Field Day!
  • Excellent Science Olympiad team wins (i.e., Tied First Place at the 2017 Science Olympiad (Elementary) Competitions in Los Angeles County)!
  • College Board’s SpringBoard Pre-AP Math & English Classes to prepare our middle school students for High School AP Classes and other College and Career Readiness programs for K-8!
  • World Language Programs: Korean (Elem) and Chinese (MS) Dual Immersion Programs Daily (50:50); Spanish (MS) and Chinese (K-8) as a Modern Language 
  • Accelerated Math, English, Social Studies, and Science Honor Classes for our GATE/Honors middle school students!
  • A variety of exciting elective classes that get our students ready for college and beyond!: STEAM I/STEAM II, Band, Guitar, College-bound/AIM, Technology/Media Arts, Associated Student Body, MakerSpace, C-STEM, Fine Arts, Dance PE, AIM, ELD, and more!
  • Sports (Basketball, Cross Country, Softball, Touch Football, Soccer, Volleyball, and etc.), Dance and Cheer Teams!
  • Technology use in all classrooms including the 1:1 Laptops, ELA devices, and iPads; Two complete technology labs for all K-8 students!
  • Free after-school programs: ASES program from dismissal until 6:00 pm daily for K-8 students; Korean Nanta Drums; Taekwondo; Tutoring, Block Grant Intervention Club; Science Olympiad Teams, Math Team, CyberPatriots Team, YSC Club, Rembrandt Art, Dance Team, Yearbook Club, Sports, Cheer Team, WindTree STEM/3-D Club, and more!
  • Strong Response to Intervention and character-building activities in all classrooms!
  • Leadership growth opportunities for the students!
  • Celebrations of student success throughout the year with awards, Success Tickets, Renaissance, rallies, assemblies, and educational trips (including a trip to Catalina Island, Washington D.C., New York, museums, and more!)!
  • Middle school 2019 SBAC scores: Rank 2nd in the district!
  • FREE BREAKFAST, LUNCH, and SUPPER (Supper for ASES students)!

         Our assistant principal, Ms. Lisa Mannino, and I would like to share my enthusiasm and optimism for another strong and successful school year at                           Cedarlane Academy.  I believe with everyone’s commitment to student success, including strong support and participation by the parents,                                                                we can achieve our goal to reach every student to be ready for high school, college, and careers.   

                               Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support in the new school year.  Our staff and I are honored to be here                                                                                                with your children, and we look forward to having a very successful new school year! 

                                                                              “Let’s Team Up to Soar with Pride, Excellence, and Commitment!”

                                                                                                                                    Sincerely,

                                                                                                                           Ellen Park, Principal

                                                                                                            Cedarlane Academy (K-8), HLPUSD