Schweitzer School was named a California Gold Ribbon School in 2016. Schweitzer School has won this award due to its excellent academic program and to the collaboration of staff and parents in providing that program. We are especially proud of our personnel, who believe that all of our students will succeed academically and will develop good character with the right kind of support. All of our teachers are considered highly qualified by the State of California, and work very hard to provide a high quality education to our students. Parents, classified staff, and support staff all work together to make sure Schweitzer students read and write daily. On the annual parent survey, 98% of our parents responded that their child is getting a good education at Schweitzer School.
World Mental Health Day, honored annually on October 10, was created to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilize support to improve the mental health of people around the world. This year’s theme, “Mental Health Care for All: Let’s make it a reality” highlights the importance of equitable access to quality mental health care for all individuals, especially with the additional toll that the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on the physical and mental health in our communities.
Recently, the California Reading Coalition released the California Reading Report Card and the Magnolia School District was ranked 16th in the State and 1st in Orange County for our Socio-economically Disadvantaged (SED) and Hispanic Subgroup students in 3rd Grade. Third Grade is the first year of State Testing. The scores were based on the last State Test Scores available in English Language Arts (2017-18 and 2018-19).
Thanks to the generosity of the Rotary Club of Anaheim, Magnolia School District students received over 250 new backpacks full of school supplies. Students across the district were chosen to receive the colorful backpacks. The backpacks were filled with binders, pencils, crayons, markers and other necessary supplies for school. The Rotary Club of Anaheim members hopes that Magnolia School District students have a successful school year!
The City of Anaheim has generously included the Magnolia School District in their TreePower Program. Eventually all schools in the District will receive trees from the City. The goal is to create shade and reduce energy costs while also helping the environment. The first trees were planted this summer at Dr. Albert Schweitzer school. Anaheim City Council Member, Jose Diaz presented the trees to Principal Marcy Chant and a group of fifth grade students. Magnolia School District Board Members, Barbara Clendineng and Connie Martin were also present for the ceremonial tree planting.