Pictured above are seven student workers who have been assisting the custodial staff at FHS this past summer as part of the Fillmore Unified School District’s Student Worker Program. More than 50 student workers are earning money and gaining work experience. Courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-unified-school-district-blog/2023/7/18/fillmore-unified-school-district-summer-student-worker-program.
Pictured above are seven student workers who have been assisting the custodial staff at FHS this past summer as part of the Fillmore Unified School District’s Student Worker Program. More than 50 student workers are earning money and gaining work experience. Courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-unified-school-district-blog/2023/7/18/fillmore-unified-school-district-summer-student-worker-program.
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More than 50 students are earning money and gaining work experience this summer across multiple Fillmore Unified School District departments including Grounds, Maintenance, Technology, Food Services, Custodial, Clerical, and at the School Farm. The program pays students minimum wage while gaining real-world experience and the chance to develop essential skills that extend beyond the classroom. They are learning practical knowledge, time management, and interpersonal skills that enhance their employability and readiness for future careers. Additionally, working within the school district fosters a sense of responsibility and ownership in their educational environment, instilling a deeper appreciation for the value of education and community involvement.

 


 
Summer School is in session at Mountain Vista, pictured above and below are 1st graders having fun as they discuss counting strategies with Counting Collections during Summer School. Courtesy https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=pfbid0EBYbTsgK3S4q8qrnwr rFZ19vdncmgMVd2SYfkeuP5s9pBDx8fATxg8 moaQmur7jMl&id=100063493185283.
Summer School is in session at Mountain Vista, pictured above and below are 1st graders having fun as they discuss counting strategies with Counting Collections during Summer School. Courtesy https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=pfbid0EBYbTsgK3S4q8qrnwr rFZ19vdncmgMVd2SYfkeuP5s9pBDx8fATxg8 moaQmur7jMl&id=100063493185283.
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HELP WANTED – House cleaning person for private home. Eight hours a week between M – F from 7:30am – 11:30am and/or 2:30pm – 6:30pm. Well paid. Call 805 – 524 – 9929. (7/13).

 
Mountain Vista Students from Mrs. Caballero’s 2nd grade summer school class studied stethoscopes. Students graphed their resting vs. Active heart rates. They analyzed how their heart rate changed after exercising. Photos courtesy https://www.facebook.com/permalink. php?story_fbid=pfbid02K GdEYg35qDCBXiB1tYi CYPRyKNwKAXKGCrZr436xaAyxo3E5Ez Hu9F5GorR7N8iEl&id=100063493185283.
Mountain Vista Students from Mrs. Caballero’s 2nd grade summer school class studied stethoscopes. Students graphed their resting vs. Active heart rates. They analyzed how their heart rate changed after exercising. Photos courtesy https://www.facebook.com/permalink. php?story_fbid=pfbid02K GdEYg35qDCBXiB1tYi CYPRyKNwKAXKGCrZr436xaAyxo3E5Ez Hu9F5GorR7N8iEl&id=100063493185283.
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Sespe Pre-school is replacing all of its playground features. The school's roofing and air conditioning will also be replaced. Work is expected to be finished within two weeks.
Sespe Pre-school is replacing all of its playground features. The school's roofing and air conditioning will also be replaced. Work is expected to be finished within two weeks.
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On June 02, 2023, FHS Alumni awarded $68,000 in scholarships to several Fillmore High Seniors. This year’s winners are listed as follows:
Isabella Ramirez - Thomas DeWitt Memorial Scholarship, Class of ‘73 Memorial Scholarship (Attending Cal Lutheran University).
Jack Morris - Thomas DeWitt Memorial Scholarship, FHS Class of ‘78 Memorial Scholarship, Scanlin/Balden Athletic Scholarship. (Attending U.C. Santa Cruz).
Sofia Cardenas - FHS Class of ‘83 Memorial Scholarship (Attending the University of Arizona).
Daniela Bolanos - Thomas DeWitt Memorial Scholarship, FHS Class of ‘93 Memorial Scholarship (Attending Ventura College).
Paola Ruiz De Lara - Thomas DeWitt Memorial Scholarship, FHS Class of ‘98 Memorial Scholarship (Attending U.C. Santa Barbara).
Isabella Zhen - Thomas DeWitt Memorial Scholarship, Fillmore High Alumni Scholarship (Attending U.C. San Diego).
Monique Hurtado - Thomas DeWitt Memorial Scholarship, FHS Class of 2003 Memorial Scholarship, Scanlin/Balden Athletic Scholarship (Attending U.C.L.A.).
Liliana Montejano - Thomas DeWitt Memorial Scholarship, FHS Class of ‘2013 Memorial Scholarship, Scanlin/Balden Athletic Scholarship (Attending U.C. San Diego).
Alanna Garcia - Thomas DeWitt Memorial Scholarship, John Lemley Memorial Scholarship, (Attending U.C.L.A.).
Jovany J. Perez - Thomas DeWitt Memorial Scholarship, Steve and Patricia Baum Memorial Scholarship (Attending U.S.C.).
Ivan Becerra - Fillmore High Alumni Scholarship, Scanlin/Balden Athletic Scholarship (Attending Cal Lutheran University).
Andrea Laureano - Scanlin/Balden Athletic Scholarship (Attending Cal State Northridge).
Mathew Pineda - FHS Class of ‘1971 Memorial Scholarship, Sespe Creek Events, Inc Art Sanchez Memorial Scholarship (Attending Ventura College) ——NOT PICTURED.

 

Courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-unified-school-district-blog/2...
Dear FUSD Community,
As we wrap up the 2022-23 school year, I extend my deepest gratitude to every person that makes up our amazing FUSD Family. This includes our awesome students, engaged parents, hardworking staff members, and dedicated community members who all continue to do their part to invest in our kids in Fillmore and Piru.
Fillmore Unified is a special place to work, live, and learn. It has always been the people here that truly make this community and school district such a wonderful place to call home. As your Superintendent, proud FHS alumna, and community member, I thank you for the ways you continue to unite around our collective purpose of supporting each student and their future goals.
Our students excel in so many amazing ways, making our entire community immensely proud of their efforts and accomplishments. Last week we celebrated the Class of 2023. Below are just a few of their accolades:
- $483,150 awarded at FHS Senior Scholarship Awards Night
- CA Scholastic Federation (CSF): 36 students
- California State Seal of Biliteracy: 30 students
- Golden State Seal Merit: 42 students
- Valedictorians: 21 students
- Admitted to the University of California (UC) System: 27 students
- Admitted to over 40 different Universities and Colleges
(Twenty different California State Universities, eight UCs, USC, Santa Clara University, and California Lutheran University)
- Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarship Recipient
- Armed Forces: five students
- U.S. Airforce
- U.S. Army
- U.S. Marine Corps
We have had an incredible year, thanks to all of you! For those of you who have a child returning to our district in the fall, we are working hard over the summer to prepare for the 2023-2024 school year. Over the summer we will continue to share information with you about the upcoming school year through Parent Square messages, posts on our website, and social media.
I wish you a very happy and restful summer break. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you, your child, and the Fillmore Unified School District. I look forward to seeing everyone back on August 16 for the First Day of School.
Respectfully,
Christine Schieferle,
Superintendent
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Estimada Comunidad del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Fillmore,
Al concluir el año escolar 2022-23, extiendo mi más profundo agradecimiento a todas las personas que componen nuestra increíble Familia del Distrito Escolar de Fillmore. Esto incluye a nuestros increíbles estudiantes, padres involucrados, el personal escolar que trabaja arduamente y la comunidad que se dedica a continuar haciendo su parte para invertir en nuestros estudiantes en Fillmore y Piru.
El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Fillmore es un lugar especial para trabajar, vivir y aprender. Han sido siempre la gente aquí las que verdaderamente hace de esta comunidad y distrito escolar un lugar tan maravilloso y acogedor. Como su Superintendenta, orgullosa egresada de la Escuela Secundaria de Fillmore y miembra de la comunidad, yo les agradezco la manera en que continúan uniéndose en torno a nuestro propósito colectivo de apoyar a cada estudiante y sus metas futuras.
Nuestros estudiantes sobresalen de muchas maneras asombrosas, lo cual hace que toda nuestra comunidad se sienta inmensamente orgullosa de sus esfuerzos y logros. La semana pasada, celebramos la Clase de los Graduados de 2023. A continuación se muestran solo algunos de sus logros:
- $483,150 otorgados en la noche de Premios de Becas para Estudiantes del Grado 12 de la Escuela Secundaria de Fillmore
- La Federación Escolar de California (CSF) – 36 estudiantes
- Sello de Alfabetización Bilingüe del Estado de California; 30 estudiantes
- Sello de Mérito Golden State – 42 estudiantes
- Valedictorianos (con promedio de calificaciones de 4.0 y mayor) - 21 estudiantes
- Estudiantes aceptados al Sistema de la Universidad de California (UC) – 27 estudiantes
- Estudiantes aceptados en más de 40 universidades y colegios diferentes
(20 universidades estatales de California diferentes, 8 UC, USC, Universidad de Santa Clara y Universidad Luterana de California)
- Beneficiario de la Beca Bill y Melinda Gates
- Fuerzas Armadas – 5 estudiantes
- Fuerza Aérea de EEUU
- Ejército de EEUU
- Cuerpo de los Marines de EEUU
¡Hemos tenido un año increíble gracias a todos ustedes! Para los que tienen un hijo(a) que regresa a nuestro distrito escolar en agosto, estamos trabajando arduamente durante el verano para prepararnos para el año escolar 2023-2024. Durante el verano, continuaremos compartiendo información con usted sobre el próximo año escolar a través de mensajes por medio del app de Parent Square y publicaciones en nuestro sitio web y redes sociales.
Les deseo unas vacaciones de verano muy felices y tranquilas. Gracias por la oportunidad de servirle a usted, a su hijo(a) y al Distrito Escolar Unificado de Fillmore. Espero verlos a todos el 16 de agosto para el Primer Día de Escuela del 2023-2024.
Respetuosamente,
Superintendenta,
Christine Schieferle

 
On Wednesday, June 7th, at the district office, Sierra High
School/Heritage Valley Independent Study held their 2023
Graduation Ceremony. Above are students as they take
their last bus ride as seniors. Photo courtesy https://
www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=712459410884290&set=
pcb.712460587550839.
On Wednesday, June 7th, at the district office, Sierra High School/Heritage Valley Independent Study held their 2023 Graduation Ceremony. Above are students as they take their last bus ride as seniors. Photo courtesy https:// www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=712459410884290&set= pcb.712460587550839.
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On Wednesday, June 7th at 6pm, Sierra High School/Heritage Valley Independent Study hosted their 2023 graduation ceremony at the Fillmore School District office. The evening was filled with families, friends, faculty, and staff smiling for photos as they congratulated the students. View the full ceremony live on YouTube with the following link: https://www.youtube.com/live/EsPQNXij Ql0?feature=share. Photo courtesy https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=71245941088 4290&set=pcb.712460587550839.
On Wednesday, June 7th at 6pm, Sierra High School/Heritage Valley Independent Study hosted their 2023 graduation ceremony at the Fillmore School District office. The evening was filled with families, friends, faculty, and staff smiling for photos as they congratulated the students. View the full ceremony live on YouTube with the following link: https://www.youtube.com/live/EsPQNXij Ql0?feature=share. Photo courtesy https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=71245941088 4290&set=pcb.712460587550839.
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Congratulations to Ms. Gutierrez’s 3rd grade class, who read 4-million words this year and is now ready to take on the 4th grade! Courtesy https://www.blog.fillmore usd.org/san-cayetano-elementary-eagles-blog/2023/6/5/ms-gutierrezs-3rd-grade-class-read-4-million-words.
Congratulations to Ms. Gutierrez’s 3rd grade class, who read 4-million words this year and is now ready to take on the 4th grade! Courtesy https://www.blog.fillmore usd.org/san-cayetano-elementary-eagles-blog/2023/6/5/ms-gutierrezs-3rd-grade-class-read-4-million-words.
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The Fillmore Philanthropic, Education, Organization (PEO) Chapter GY presented the Chapter GY Education Award of $1,500 to Fillmore High School senior Bennedy Ferrer. She wants to major in math and would like to teach in Fillmore. Pictured are GY President Susan Hopkins, Bennedy Ferrer, her mother Catalina and Jan Lee of the Award Committee. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
The Fillmore Philanthropic, Education, Organization (PEO) Chapter GY presented the Chapter GY Education Award of $1,500 to Fillmore High School senior Bennedy Ferrer. She wants to major in math and would like to teach in Fillmore. Pictured are GY President Susan Hopkins, Bennedy Ferrer, her mother Catalina and Jan Lee of the Award Committee. Photo courtesy Martha Richardson.
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On Wednesday, June 7th at 6pm, Sierra High School/Heritage Valley Independent Study hosted their 2023 graduation ceremony at the Fillmore School District office. You can view the full ceremony live on YouTube with this link: https://www.youtube.com/live/EsPQNXijQl0?feature=share.  See more photos in next week’s Gazette. Photo courtesy https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=712459410884290&set=pcb.712460587550839.
On Wednesday, June 7th at 6pm, Sierra High School/Heritage Valley Independent Study hosted their 2023 graduation ceremony at the Fillmore School District office. You can view the full ceremony live on YouTube with this link: https://www.youtube.com/live/EsPQNXijQl0?feature=share. See more photos in next week’s Gazette. Photo courtesy https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=712459410884290&set=pcb.712460587550839.
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Rotary President Scott Beylik asked each of the veteran Rotarians to stand and state what service they were in. Those who stood were Dick Richardson, Joe Ricards, Bob Hammond, Ernie Villegas, John Garnica, and George Golden. This was followed by Rotarian Kellie Couse who introduced the graduating seniors who will be joining the US military and she presented with a military sash each. The students are (l-r) David Vaca, Air Force, Juan Luis Orozco, Marines, Mauricio Barajas, Marines and Christopher Valdez, Army. Congratulations to all! Courtesy Rotarian Martha Richardson.
Rotary President Scott Beylik asked each of the veteran Rotarians to stand and state what service they were in. Those who stood were Dick Richardson, Joe Ricards, Bob Hammond, Ernie Villegas, John Garnica, and George Golden. This was followed by Rotarian Kellie Couse who introduced the graduating seniors who will be joining the US military and she presented with a military sash each. The students are (l-r) David Vaca, Air Force, Juan Luis Orozco, Marines, Mauricio Barajas, Marines and Christopher Valdez, Army. Congratulations to all! Courtesy Rotarian Martha Richardson.
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FMS Principal Carlos Valdovinos named Administrator of the Year. Photo courtesy https:/
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FMS Principal Carlos Valdovinos named Administrator of the Year. Photo courtesy https:/ /www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-unified-school-district-blog/2023/5/22/carlosvaldovinos-administrator-of-the-year-336cc.
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Eli Hernandez named Classified Staff of the Year. Photo courtesy https://
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Eli Hernandez named Classified Staff of the Year. Photo courtesy https:// www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-unified-school-district-blog/2023/5/22/eli-hernandezclassified-staff-of-the-year-jdwlz.
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Vicki Murphy named Certified Staff of the Year. Photo courtesy https://
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Vicki Murphy named Certified Staff of the Year. Photo courtesy https:// www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-unified-school-district-blog/2023/5/22/vicki-murphycertificated-staff-of-the-year-6y
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In last week’s Gazette the Fillmore School Board recognized the 2023 Staff & Student Members of the Year. This week we are sharing the bios of the Classified, Certificated, and Administrator of the year along with their bios.

Mr. Valdovinos joined Fillmore Middle School and has truly changed the culture. He has built a team of teacher leaders whose ideas he embraces, he listens to their concerns, and has worked together with them to create a strong team of professionals on campus who are truly committed to empowering and bettering the lives of our students in Fillmore and Piru. The continuous commitment and support that is shown by Mr. Valdovinos is felt by staff on campus. This is evidenced by the smiling faces, the volunteering to participate in events and activities, and the positive climate on campus. Mr. Valdovinos is seen at community events, building relationships with local business owners to support our students, connecting with students during lunch and during passing periods, and welcoming families to join our team at the middle school to build an even stronger support system for our students. Our students continuously thank him for being there, enjoy the time and care he gives them in talking with them about their activities, and truly light up upon seeing him and knowing that their principal is so supportive.

Eli is a fun and energetic Roadrunner! He is positive, has a can-do attitude, and goes above and beyond in the workplace. When he is asked to help out or attend to a task, he does it without hesitation and is quick to help others. Eli takes the initiative and fixes any problem he sees. He does not walk by a problem and ignore it; he either takes care of the problem or gets the information to the appropriate staff so that they can take care of it. He works hard and puts in the extra effort/time to ensure Rio Vista School is clean and a safe

 

GARAGE SALE - 1411 Goodenough Rd. Sleeper sofa, oak dinette, air conditioner, dishes, tools, tile saw, yard furniture, camping equipment, Christmas decorations, misc. tile, lots of nails, old automotive lights Sat. 3 9am-5pm. (6/1)

 
The Fillmore School Board announced Fillmore High School’s 2023 Student of the Year award goes to Alana Garcia. As the winner, she was surprised with balloons and flowers by school staff and board members. Read her full bio below. Photo courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-unified-school-district-blog/2023/5/22/alanna-garcia-student-of-the-year-fillmore-high-school-k7t9e.
The Fillmore School Board announced Fillmore High School’s 2023 Student of the Year award goes to Alana Garcia. As the winner, she was surprised with balloons and flowers by school staff and board members. Read her full bio below. Photo courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-unified-school-district-blog/2023/5/22/alanna-garcia-student-of-the-year-fillmore-high-school-k7t9e.
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Alanna exemplifies all areas of Fillmore High School - Academics, Arts, Athletics, and Activities. She pursued and excelled in the most rigorous course of study. This is evidenced by her taking ten college courses at two different community colleges and four Advanced Placement courses, all while maintaining a 4.50 GPA. Alanna thrives in her role as a school leader. She is Senior Class President, a Pep Squad Captain for four years, FFA Chapter President and Regional Vice President, and has held many other leadership positions during her high school career. Her involvement and sense of service has won the respect of teachers, community members and fellow students. C.S. Lewis said, “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” Alanna epitomizes this statement. Out of all the students’ staff has worked with, Alanna stands out among them as someone who has high integrity and ethics. Her teachers describe her as ambitious, sociable, passionate, and a natural leader. This fall, Alanna will attend UCLA and double major in Psychology and Communications.

 

GARAGE SALE - 1411 Goodenough Rd, Fillmore. Sleigh beds, refrigerator, sleeper sofa, oak dinette, hutch, chest of drawers, tile saw, tools, dishes, yard furniture, camping equipment, Christmas stuff, miscellaneous. Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 5pm. (5/25)

 
The Fillmore School Board announced Sierra High School’s 2023 Student of the Year award goes to Sofia Santa Rosa. As the winner, she was surprised with balloons and flowers by school staff and board members. Read her full bio below. Photo courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-unified-school-district-blog/2023/5/22/sofia-santa-rosa-student-of-the-year-sierra-high-school-hht94.
The Fillmore School Board announced Sierra High School’s 2023 Student of the Year award goes to Sofia Santa Rosa. As the winner, she was surprised with balloons and flowers by school staff and board members. Read her full bio below. Photo courtesy https://www.blog.fillmoreusd.org/fillmore-unified-school-district-blog/2023/5/22/sofia-santa-rosa-student-of-the-year-sierra-high-school-hht94.
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Sofia is a true standout at Sierra High School, having earned nearly every award the school has to offer. She is a member of ASB and a school leader, having organized Senior Sunset, serving as a DJ for the campus, and just recently coordinated a Mother’s Day event to celebrate all women at SHS. Despite being a star student in all her classes, she isn’t afraid to seek extra help in math, often arriving early for tutoring sessions to improve her skills. Her impressive list of accolades includes the PRIDE award, which recognizes students who demonstrate positive attitudes, respect, integrity, determination, and excellence. She has also received the Responsibility Award for never being tardy, as well as awards for Citizenship, Service Appreciation, and Academic Excellence. Sofia is known for her kind and compassionate nature; she never hesitates to lend a listening ear or a helping hand to anyone in need. Many students seek her out for counseling and emotional support, and she always makes time to be there for them. Sophia is attending Ventura College in the fall and plans to become an ultrasound technician.

 
Calling all FHS Class of ’78 members! Your 45 year Class reunion is happening at this year’s Fillmore Flashes Alumni Dinner Event on Saturday, June 10th. Please contact the Alumni Association to get your reservations in. You can also confirm your reservations now, by going to www.fillmorehighalumni.com. Click on
Calling all FHS Class of ’78 members! Your 45 year Class reunion is happening at this year’s Fillmore Flashes Alumni Dinner Event on Saturday, June 10th. Please contact the Alumni Association to get your reservations in. You can also confirm your reservations now, by going to www.fillmorehighalumni.com. Click on "Events", Then on the Class of ‘78’s Reunion webpage. Let’s go Flashes!! Courtesy FHS Alumni President Mark Ortega.
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Principal Amber Henrey said, “Our dedicated and passionate counselor, Miss Jackie, was recognized as Continuation Counselor of the Year for Region Two. This means out of 438 continuation schools in the state, Miss Jackie was chosen to be one of eight counselors for this award. She was recognized as a top counselor for the areas of Los Angeles, Kern, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo! Miss Jackie was nominated for her passion and commitment to student success. She works hard to break the stigmas around mental health. She brings her own experiences as a proud daughter of migrants to the students to inspire them to dream and plan big. The students are fortunate to have such an empowered and intelligent champion on their side.” https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=686215 020175396&set=pcb.686228233507408.
Principal Amber Henrey said, “Our dedicated and passionate counselor, Miss Jackie, was recognized as Continuation Counselor of the Year for Region Two. This means out of 438 continuation schools in the state, Miss Jackie was chosen to be one of eight counselors for this award. She was recognized as a top counselor for the areas of Los Angeles, Kern, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo! Miss Jackie was nominated for her passion and commitment to student success. She works hard to break the stigmas around mental health. She brings her own experiences as a proud daughter of migrants to the students to inspire them to dream and plan big. The students are fortunate to have such an empowered and intelligent champion on their side.” https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=686215 020175396&set=pcb.686228233507408.
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Principal Amber Henrey said, “Congratulations to Alma and her family on her citizenship! Mr. Barrera, Mrs. Meza, and all of your classmates are very proud of you!” https://www.face book.com/photo.php?fbid =691869589606 254&set=a.56 58409588 75785&type=3.
Principal Amber Henrey said, “Congratulations to Alma and her family on her citizenship! Mr. Barrera, Mrs. Meza, and all of your classmates are very proud of you!” https://www.face book.com/photo.php?fbid =691869589606 254&set=a.56 58409588 75785&type=3.
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