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HBCSD Arts Lead Teachers from each school promote Visual and Performing Arts

Congratulations to HBCSD Classified Employees of the Year!  Thank you for all you do to support our students!

Students from Tianjin and Moffett work on solving math problems together

12th Annual Creative Visions Art Show at HB Art Center held over 600 student art displays in addition to live performances! 

Dwyer Middle School Beach Clean Up 

STEM activities for all ages at Perry Elementary School's Family STEM Night.

Moffett Student Council and  Huntington Beach plant trees in Drew Park for Arbor Day.  

Moffett Student Council and Ms. Tree celebrate Arbor Day tree planting at Drew Park. 

HBCSD middle school teachers explore and practice engineering tasks to bring back to the classroom

One of the Top 3 Winners of the #HBCSDFirstDay2018 Photo Contest

Award Winning Show Choirs at Dwyer and Sowers Middle School

Join Surf Club - available at Dwyer and Sowers Middle Schools

Sowers Middle School students program sphero ball through the maze.  21st century learning using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to inspire learning and problem solving.

Surf City's Got Talent finds talent and vocal chops with Sowers's MIT group!

HBCSD Preschool student building and thinking through play.  More STEAM activities for our early learners!

HBCSD middle school science teachers continue to explore the NGSS standards and engineering tasks with OCDE STEM

Hawes Elementary students plant their garden with OCDE's Inside the Outdoors

One of the Top 3 Winners of the #HBCSDFirstDay2018 Photo Contest

Peterson Elementary honors our country

One of the Top 3 Winners of the #HBCSDFirstDay2018 Photo Contest

Sowers Middle School's Music Industry and Technology (MIT) Performing Group

Teachers keep learning to better serve our students

Over 600 student art pieces on display at HB Art Center for 12th Annual Creative Visions Art Showcase.

Sowers's MIT Group rock it out at Surf City's Got Talent in downtown HB. 

Sowers Middle School's New Elective- Guitar 

Technology and collaboration

Moffett students perform the minuet during Walk through the Revolution

Beach Clean Up

Students from Tianjin China visit Moffett Elementary for cultural exchange

HBCSD honors Arts Volunteers 

Ms. Laura Zellmer is surprised in class as she is name HBCSD's Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to HBCSD Early Childhood Education Program for being Outstanding ECE Program! 

UCI Mobile Rocket and Fab Lab at Perry Elementary School's Family STEM Night.

Read Across America at Peterson Elementary

Dwyer Middle School's Femineers' Club promotes female engineers! Ready to rule the world!

Edison High School student mentors students from Eader Elementary

Mrs. Unland leads Number Talks with her students

Peterson Elementary celebrates Read Across America

Sowers MIT Group perform at Surf City's Got Talent Competition at Downtown HB. Yes we have talent!

Calendar

Regular Board Meeting
Date: 10/16/2018, 6 PM 8 PM
Location: S. A. Moffett Elementary School, 8800 Burlcrest Dr, Huntington Beach, CA 92646, USA
GATE Parent Information Session
Date: 10/18/2018, 5:45 PM 6:45 PM
Location: Ethel Dwyer Middle School, 1502 Palm Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, USA
Red Ribbon Week
Date: 10/22/2018 10/26/2018, 11:59 PM
Parent Conference Planning Day Schedule
Date: 10/23/2018
Student Free Day- Conference Day
Date: 10/24/2018

News & Announcements

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

For the second year, the HBCSD Board Members passed a resolution to recognize Dyslexia Awareness Month in October. HBCSD is continuing to raise awareness through sharing information on the website, Constant Contact notifications at the school site, professional development for staff, and the West Orange County Consortium for Special Education Community Advisory Committee.

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) provides the following definition of dyslexia, which was adopted by the United States National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development:

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.

Below is a link to the new California Dyslexia Guidelines prepared by the California Department of Education in August 2017. This is a rich source of information including describing dyslexia, assessment, and best practices to support students that are struggling with dyslexia.

https://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr17/yr17rel56.asp

If you would like further information about dyslexia, please contact the Special Education Department at 714-378-2046.

HBCSD 2018-2019 School Calendar

On March 13, 2018, Huntington Beach City School District's Board of Trustees approved the 2018-2019 School Calendar.

** Please note that every Thursday is a Planning Day.**

HBCSD STATE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Enroll Now for 2018-2019 - limited space available! A three-hour program, Monday through Friday, available at Perry Elementary campus. Children must be three or four years old as of 9/1/2018.

HBCSD New Board Meeting Start Time

At the November 14, 2017 Board meeting, the Board voted unanimously to approve a new start time for all future Board meetings.

Board meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of each month in the Moffett Elementary School "Gallery Room". The new start time for all future regular and special meetings is listed below:

Closed Session: 5:00 p.m. (if necessary)
Open Session: 6:00 p.m.

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