Fullerton School District, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of 100 top school districts from across the United States to participate in the first-ever National Connected Superintendents Summit on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the White House in Washington, D.C.
 
Superintendent Robert Pletka is among exemplary local school chiefs who will be recognized on behalf of their school district for their leadership in helping transition their district to digital learning. This unique conference will bring together officials from throughout the United States to share with one another, and the Education Department, promising approaches to using technology in classes.
 
Fullerton School District was chosen from over 800 applicants and Dr. Robert Pletka will represent the District at the White House as the only school district in Orange County to be recognized. The Fullerton School District is receiving this recognition for many programs in the schools, but most notably, the 1:1 iPad Visible Innovation Program (VIP), iPersonalize, and All the Arts for All the Kids.
 
“Equitable access to digital information and the myriad of technology tools can help ensure students are not only consumers of information but producers of knowledge and contributors to their community,” said Dr. Robert Pletka on the importance of access to technology 24-7.
 
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Fullerton School District inspires learners
to leverage the arts and innovative technology
to create, collaborate, communicate, critically think,
and contribute to a global community.
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District Office and Schools will be closed from November 24th-November 28th 2014 for the ThanksGiving Holiday.
  • Robotics Club Needs Robots to Help Build More!

    Robotics Club Needs Robots to Help Build More!
     The Parks Junior High School STEM Robotics Club is taking off faster than they can build the robots!  Under the guidance of Mr. Chong and Dr. Hyun, the 7th grade team did great at the Orange, CA competition on November 8, 2014.  Despite some mechanical difficulties, the team was able to thrive in core values and research, giving them the ticket they needed to attend Legoland’s ...

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  • District Statement regarding Teacher Misconduct

    Official statement- Fullerton School District
    Allegations of teacher misconduct

    Please direct all inquiries to Superintendent’s Office
    “On Thursday, November 13, 2014, Shauna Sims, Special Education teacher at Parks Junior High School, was taken into police custody for off campus misconduct with a high school student.  The Fullerton School District is collaborating with the Brea Police Department.  Pending due process, teacher Shauna Sims has been placed on administrative leave by the Fullerton School District.
    With ...

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  • Catch Me At My Best

    Catch Me At My Best

    “Catch Me At My Best” is an opportunity to recognize employees of the Fullerton School District that have gone above and beyond with customer service. School offices and District departments have “Catch Me At My Best” recognition cards available for students, parents, and fellow staff members to fill out, and the cards can be turned in to school administrators or Department managers. You may also complete a nomination form online ...

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  • Dr. Mathew Barnett Honored at Spark IMAGINATION

    Dr. Mathew Barnett Honored at Spark IMAGINATION 2014
    Science@OC
     

    Nicolas Junior High School Principal Dr. Mathew Barnett is being honored at Science@OC, an organization that works with schools and districts in Orange County to improve science education, prepare students for STEM careers, and engage local, state, and national organizations and networks to support science education.  The mission of Science@OC is to develop scientifically literate preschool through 12th grade students in Orange ...

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  • Laguna Road First Graders

    Laguna Road First Graders Celebrate Red Ribbon Week in Style
     

    A group of first grade students in Mrs. Kim-Lee’s class showed style while sending positive messages about Red Ribbon Week.  The students were excited to share the message with the school and Mr. Sullivan.   At the first grade level, the focus is on good choices, since they are too little to talk about drugs.  These girls show how meaningful these types of activities ...

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  • Teacher of the Year at Valencia Park School

    Fullerton School District Teacher of the Year
     Lupe Escobar
     

    Lupe Escobar was named the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year at Valencia Park School and for the Fullerton School District.  It didn’t stop there – Ms. Escobar was also a top 15 finalist for Orange County Teacher of the Year.  This is a very high honor, and one that few attain.  On Friday, October 24, 2014, Ms. Escobar was honored at the Orange County Teacher ...

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  • Maple School Receives Golden Bell Award

    Maple School Receives Golden Bell Award

    Congratulations to Maple School for receiving a 2014 Golden Bell Award for The Argumentation and Communication Leadership program in the Commmunity Schools through Partnerships and Collaboration category. Maple School excelled during the on-site validation process which ensures the integrity of the award and ensures receipt by some of the most outstanding educational programs in California. The Golden Bell Award recognizes outstanding programs that highlight best practices in education. The ...

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  • Technology Thrives at Acacia

    Technology Thrives at Acacia as Students Teach at Biola University
     

    Hard work and determination has paid off for students at Acacia School.  The school is now a 1:1 iPad school in Kindergarten through sixth grades.  As recently as four and a half years ago, there was one laptop cart at Acacia School that circulated among all the upper grade classes and one iPod Touch Cart that was shared among the lower grade classes.

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  • VIP visit to Parks Junior High School

    VIP visit to Parks Junior High School
    The 1:1 VIP (Visible Innovation Program) event was held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.  Following the distribution of iPads at Valencia Park School, participants were able to visit other school sites.  Several went to Parks Junior High School to tour the campus and visit classrooms.  Two of those participants were Davis and Carrie Barber, Fullerton Stories' owners, editors, and reporters.  Three Parks students shadowed the Barbers as ...

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  • Traffic Congestion and Parking Lot Safety

    Fullerton School District – Traffic Congestion and Parking Lot Safety 

    Because of the large number of parents and children arriving at school at the same time, School Zones often present a serious safety hazard for children.  As congestion increases, it becomes more difficult for parents and our students to see one another out on the street, in the sidewalk, or in the parking lot. Caring parents often unknowingly create traffic hazards while rushing to drop off ...

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  • 1:1 VIP (Visible Innovation Program) Celebration held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, and Fullerton School District Superintendent, Dr. Robert Pletka, announced the District’s distribution of over 6,000 iPads to 5th through 8th grade students through its Visible Innovation Program (VIP). The program aims to provide students with 21st Century skills, content knowledge and literacy that will help them master the multi-dimensional abilities required to equip them with the skills needed to capture life ...

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  • First Day of School

    First Day of School
    Our 2014-2015 school year has begun with much excitement from students, staff, and parents.  We look forward to a wonderful year ahead!  Please enjoy the following pictures that captured the excitement of our first day of school on Monday, August 11, 2014.

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  • Opportunity for Students

    Laguna Road School Chorus is open to all students in Fullerton School District. For more information and the registration form, please click here.

    LRSC Registration Form Fall 2014

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  • District Welcome Back Celebration

    The District held its Welcome Back Celebration on August 7, 2014.  Employees gathered together to kick-off the 2014-2015 school year.  Please enjoy the following pictures that capture this event.

     

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  • Apply Now for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

    Apply Now for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

    Now Available

    Online applications are currently available at our website  at any time and on any day – including weekends.
    The Nutrition Services Office is open every Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Paper applications for free and reduced-price meals are available at the Nutrition Services office and in the District office's lobby.

    The regular price for lunch is $2.55 for ...

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  • New Administrators and Promotions

    New Administrators and Promotions

    At the Board of Trustees Meeting on June 24, 2014, the following people were introduced as new administrators or administrators who had been promoted for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year: Julie Brandon, Principal, Fern Drive School; Dr. Erlinda Soltero-Ruiz, Principal, Orangethorpe School; Kathleen Escaleras-Murillo, Assistant Principal, Valencia Park School; Daryl Spector, Assistant Principal, Richman School; Jaime Ann Hopton, Assistant Principal, Parks Junior High School; Lauralyn Eschner, Director, Educational Services; Shannon Ambuehl, ...

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  • Writers Guild Anthology Purchase

    Writers Guild
    If you would like to order a copy of their anthology, Our Children and The Heroes Who Hold Their Hands for yourself, please feel free to access the following URL to place an order.

    http://www.lulu.com/shop/fullerton-school-district-students/our-children-and-the-heroes-who-hold-their-hands/paperback/product-21544635.html

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  • Afterschool Childcare and Enrichment for TK & K

    Registration for a new program at Raymond Elementary School. TheLAB Afterschool Childcare and Enrichment for TK & K.

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  • Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP): Reinvesting in Education

    The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) was presented to the Board of Trustees by the LCAP Stakeholder Committee members during the regular School Board Meeting on May 13, 2014 for their review.  The timeline for the LCAP School Board approval timeline is as follows:

    June 10, 2014 – Public Hearing / Local Control Funding Formula / Local Control Accountability Plan

    June 24, 2014 – Approval of Local Control Accountability Plan

    The LCAP Stakeholder Advisory Committee met during the months ...

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  • Beechwood and Hermosa Drive Schools Named as 2014 CA Distinguished Schools

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that Beechwood and Hermosa Drive Schools were named as 2014 California Distinguished Schools for their “strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement.”
    Special kudos to Hermosa Drive School who also received physical education designation.  Hermosa Drive is one of two schools in California to receive this additional designation and we are very proud of them!
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  • School News Roll Call Publication

    Please click on the following links to electronically view the School News for the Fullerton School District. Inside you will find featured articles from our District Superintendent and each school site.

    Click here for the April 2014 Edition
    Click here for the February/March 2014 Edition
    Click here for the December 2013/January 2014 Edition

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  • Important Information About Tdap Requirement!

    For information about the Tdap requirement click the appropriate language link below.

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Dr. Robert Pletka’s Message

some text On behalf of Fullerton School District, I extend my warmest welcome to the students, parents, faculty and staff. 

Our motto, “Great Schools – Successful Kids,” is a truism supported every day by providing standards-based academic programs that foster an environment where teachers and parents work together to make instructional decisions that promote success for all students.

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