Dear Inglewood Unified School District Community,
This past week, I watched our young graduates walk across a series of stages and begin a new phase of their lives. As they seized their diplomas and entered into a world of exciting new possibilities, I couldn’t help but reflect on all the meaningful work we have put in to help them achieve their goals.
Commencement is not just a recognition of our students, but a celebration of our tight-knit community. Together, we have paved a path to success for the young people of Inglewood Unified.
Beulah Payne School held an informational meeting on May 30 to detail the school’s expansion to include seventh- and eighth-graders. The meeting offered a chance to explore the school’s renovated campus and gave parents the opportunity to connect with educators. We look forward to holding more meetings at our three other expanding campuses as we strengthen the relationship between the District and surrounding families.
DODGERS STEM FIELD DAY
A group of 500 third- through fifth-grade students experienced the joys of science through interactive STEM experiments on May 31 during Dodger STEM Field Day, led by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) and the Science of Sport organization. Current and former Dodgers players led the activities and inspired our young students in ways that only they could. I want to sincerely thank the Dodgers for partnering with us and infusing our students with a passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Hudnall Elementary School held its annual Olympic event on May 29, celebrating athletics and culture. Each class was given a country to represent as they competed in team events. These are the kinds of fun, interactive lessons that can leave an impression on students beyond conventional classroom learning. I look forward to many more years of this event.
It’s been such a pleasure to work alongside such a passionate, and dynamic community this year. As we enjoy the summer, let us continue to seek ways to inspire our students and produce the next generation of community leaders.
Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana