Our new school year has begun! The Los Nietos learning community is excited to embrace the infinite possibilities for student success in the 2016-17 school year. We’ve made critical upgrades to ensure this year is one of our best ever.
The first week of August saw our teachers gather to review our newly adopted language arts and math textbooks, and learn about the District’s new wireless technology upgrades. Our classified employees attended training designed to better support them in their work assignments, while our middle school teachers were trained to use digital tools such as Google Classroom, software that allows them to create and organize assignments quickly.
I’m excited to officially and publicly recognize Desiree Chavez, a stellar eighth grade mathematics and science teacher at Los Nietos Middle School, on her recognition as the Los Nietos School District’s 2016-17 Teacher of the Year. The distinction earned her an invitation to the Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year Banquet on Friday, Sept. 16.
Also in August, our Healthy Los Nietos program – which battles childhood obesity and strengthens nutrition and physical education – was recognized as one of seven successful nationwide case studies in a nationally circulated report by the Health Research & Educational Trust.
These fantastic initiatives and honors are a small part of the ongoing services dedicated to support our students and take us to new heights in 2016-17.