Education News Briefs
From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 4
Charles Evans Hughes Middle School of Long Beach was among three other California schools nominated by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to compete in the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Awards. The Green Ribbon Schools program aims to encourage schools to improve their energy efficiency, create healthy environments for students and staff, and enhance their work to effectively prepare graduates for 21st century careers. This is the second year of the recognition program, and awardees are expected to be named on April 22, which is Earth Day.
Algalita Marine Research Institute has been studying the buildup of plastic debris in our world’s oceans during the past 12 years. The Institute is releasing a hands-on, interactive “Debris Science Investigation Kit” that includes everything educators need to teach the impacts of plastic marine debris within one 50-minute class period. The DSI Kits are free but are in limited supply so be sure to reserve your kit today. http://www.algalita.org/education/marine_debris_kit.html or email email@example.com or call (562) 598-4889.
CSULB President F. King Alexander will speak at Antioch Church in Long Beach on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 10:30 a.m. as part of the California State University’s (CSU) Super Sunday, an initiative designed to inform young African Americans about higher education and encourage them to pursue it. Additionally, Douglas Robinson, CSULB’s vice president for student services, will speak at City of Refuge in Gardena on the same day at its 8 and 11 a.m. services. For more information about the list of participating churches, times of service and locations, go to www.calstate.edu/supersunday.
Cerritos College will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the recent remodel of Falcon Gymnasium on Friday, March 8 at 11 a.m. The renovation of the 52-year-old gymnasium included a state-funded seismic upgrade to make the building more resistant to earthquakes. It was also about restoring a high-design mid-century modern architecture. Originally designed by architects Henry Wright and Earl Freels from Kistner, Wright & Wright, the gymnasium opened its doors in 1961.
International Water Polo Club is looking for new members of any age group and skill level. Located at the USA Water Polo National Aquatic Center on the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos. Outdoor Olympic Size Pool is heated year round and offers both recreational and competitive level programs for the aquatic enthusiast. For more information/sign-up and trial lessons, please visit our web site, www.internationalwaterpoloclub.com or you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call at (949) 428-7576.