Creating Classroom Magic

Collegewood Elementary Students Become Word Surgeons By Kelli Gile WALNUT—Walnut Valley USD elementary teachers have been on the hunt for buried treasure in classrooms this year. The vast riches they have been uncovering are not rare gold coins, but the spark in their students’ eyes and a new enthusiasm for learning. These daring and adventurous […]

Collegewood 2nd graders celebrate Earth Day

 Kelli Gile WALNUT —Second graders at Collegewood Elementary paid tribute to Mother Earth with a day of “outdoor school” on April 22. About 100 students rotated through stations while learning about recycling, repurposing, and more. “Our kids need to practice Earth Day every day so that their future will be clean and bright!” said teacher Betsy […]

Walnut Valley Board Honors Outstanding Student, Parent

BY WVUSD WALNUT, CA–The Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees honored a standout student and her mother during the October 19 meeting. Collegewood Elementary 4th grader Pitzil Milagro Avila Castellanos received the Super Student Award for going above and beyond in her learning. She excels in all content areas, acts with integrity, and consistently demonstrates thoughtfulness, shared […]

Collegewood: Reducing Trash 90% Wins $1000

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile Collegewood Elementary is a grand prize winner in the Grades of Green trash-free lunch challenge.

Inspiring students to care for the environment By Kelli Gile   Walnut—This year, Collegewood Elementary decided to go green! Students, staff, and parents worked hard to implement a Grades of Green recycling program, and at the same time compete for a cash award. Twenty-two Los Angeles County schools joined the environmental non-profit’s 2015-16 Trash Free Lunch […]

Collegewood Completes 612 Acts of Kindness

Photo courtesy: WVUSD

By Kelli Gile WALNUT, CA—Collegewood Elementary showed support for second grader Coben Swanson with 612 acts of kindness during a read-a-thon at the school on February 12. The school quickly rallied when the eight-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia in November, sending get-well video messages and fundraising to help the family with expenses. All 612 students […]

Walnut: Collegewood Kids Learn About Traffic Safety

Photo courtesy: Kelli Gile

By Kelli Gile Walnut— Collegewood Elementary students got a lesson in traffic safety last month. A crew of Community Club volunteers used cardboard cars to demonstrate the rules. Principal Joan Perez announced the lesson for transitional-kindergarten (TK) through 2nd grade students on the front lawn of the school. “We want to keep all of you […]