School Board Member Nick Melvoin Visits Campuses as the 2017-18 School Year Gets Underway

 LOS ANGELES (Aug. 16, 2017) - School Board Member Nick Melvoin visited the newly opened Crete Academy on Monday, August 14 and joined other Board members and the Superintendent visiting schools across L.A. Unified on Tuesday, August 15. He will be visiting schools located in Board District 4, which he represents, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; August 16 - August 18.

 

Below is information on all school visits on Mr. Melvoin’s itinerary for this week.

 

Monday, August 14

 

What:             Ribbon-cutting at Crete Academy, a new school with an educational program to TK-6th grade students who are homeless and living in poverty.

 

Where:           Crete Academy Elementary School

5125 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90043

 

Who:              School Board Member Nick Melvoin
Hattie Mitchell, CEO and Founder

 

Tuesday, August 15


5 a.m. to 6:15 a.m.

What:             Morning Live Shots

 

Where:           Maywood Center for Enriched Studies

5800 King Ave., Maywood 90270

 

Who:              Superintendent Michelle King

School Board President Dr. Ref Rodriguez

                        School Board Vice President Mónica García

                        School Board Member Dr. George J. McKenna III

School Board Member Nick Melvoin

Local District East Superintendent José P. Huerta

Chief Facilities Executive Mark Hovatter


7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

 

What:             Greeting Students and Families/Sign Unveiling

 

Where:           Griffith STEAM Magnet Middle School

4765 E. 4th St., Los Angeles 90022

 

Who:              Superintendent Michelle King

School Board President Dr. Ref Rodriguez

                        School Board Vice President Mónica García

                        School Board Member Dr. George J. McKenna III

School Board Member Nick Melvoin

Local District East Superintendent José P. Huerta

Student Integration Services Executive Director Keith H. Abrahams III

 

8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

 

What:             Campus Tour/Classroom Visits

 

Where:           Mountain View Elementary School

6410 Olcott St., Tujunga 91042

 

Who:              Superintendent Michelle King

School Board President Dr. Ref Rodriguez

                        School Board Vice President Mónica García

                        School Board Member Kelly Gonez

School Board Member Dr. George J. McKenna III

School Board Member Nick Melvoin

Local District Northeast Superintendent Linda Del Cueto

Multilingual & Multicultural Education Executive Director Hilda Maldonado

 

10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

           

What:             Music Performance/Classroom Visits

 

Where:           Millikan Middle School and Performing Arts Magnet

5041 Sunnyslope Ave., Sherman Oaks 91423

 

Who:              Superintendent Michelle King

School Board President Dr. Ref Rodriguez

                        School Board Vice President Mónica García

                        School Board Member Scott M. Schmerelson

School Board Member Dr. George J. McKenna III

School Board Member Nick Melvoin

School Board Member Kelly Gonez

Local District Northeast Superintendent Linda Del Cueto

Arts Education Executive Director Rory Pullens

 

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

What:             Lunch/Classroom Visit

 

Where:           STEM Academy of Hollywood at Bernstein Senior High School

1309 N. Wilton Place, Hollywood 90028

 

Who:              Superintendent Michelle King

School Board President Dr. Ref Rodriguez

                        School Board Vice President Mónica García

                        School Board Member Nick Melvoin

School Board Member Dr. George J. McKenna III

School Board Member Kelly Gonez

Chief Academic Officer Dr. Frances Gipson

Local District West Superintendent Cheryl P. Hildreth

 

1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

What:             Campus Tour/Classroom Visit

 

Where:           Boys Academic Leadership Academy

1511 W. 110th St., Los Angeles 90047

 

Who:              Superintendent Michelle King

School Board President Dr. Ref Rodriguez

                        School Board Vice President Mónica García

                        School Board Member Dr. George J. McKenna III

School Board Member Nick Melvoin

Local District West Superintendent Cheryl P. Hildreth

Access, Equity and Acceleration Special Projects Director Dr. Robert Whitman

 

2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

 

What:             Presentation of Firefighter Magnet Cadets/Dismissal

 

Where:           Banning Senior High School

                        1527 Lakme Ave., Wilmington 90744

 

Who:              Superintendent Michelle King

School Board President Dr. Ref Rodriguez

                        School Board Vice President Mónica García

                        School Board Member Dr. George J. McKenna III

Board of Education District 7

School Board Member Nick Melvoin

Local District South Superintendent Christopher Downing

Los Angles School Police Chief Steve Zipperman

Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph M. Terrazas

 

Wednesday, August 16

 

7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

 

What:             Announcement to staff and students; showcase diversity, unity and community, Student Bill of Rights.

 

Where:           Palisades Charter High School

15777 Bowdoin St., Pacific Palisades 90272

 

Who:              School Board Member Nick Melvoin

Principal Pamela Magee

 

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

What:             Visit innovative farm classroom, science class, newly installed

field and integrated sports program.

 

Where:           Paul Revere Middle School

1450 Allenford Ave., Los Angeles 90049

 

Who:              School Board Member Nick Melvoin

Principal Thomas Iannucci

 

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

What:             Visit lower-grade reading and writing workshop and upper-grade integration of instruction and technology.

 

Where:           Kenter Canyon Elementary School

                        645 N. Kenter Ave., Los Angeles 90049

 

1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

What:             Visit science classes.

 

Where:           Brentwood Science Magnet Elementary School

                                    740 S. Gretna Green Way, Los Angeles 90049

 

Who:              School Board Member Nick Melvoin
Principal Jean Pennicooke

 

2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

What:             Visit two innovative classrooms and meet parents at dismissal.

 

Where:           Warner Avenue Elementary School

                                    615 Holmby Ave., Los Angeles 90024    

 

Who:              School Board Member Nick Melvoin
Principal Agnes Kamau

 

Thursday, August 17

 

7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

 

What:             Visit Twice Exceptional Program Homeroom, coffee with parents, plus innovative classes and programs.

 

Where:           Portola Middle School

18720 Linnet St., Tarzana 91356

 

Who:              School Board Member Nick Melvoin

Principal Jennifer Yoo

Parent Leader Farnaz Simantob

 

9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

 

What:             Visit fashion class and store, new STEAM lab, video production class and Special Education.

 

Where:           Taft Charter High School

                        5461 Winnetka, Woodland Hills 91364

                                      

Who:              School Board Member Nick Melvoin

                                    Principal Daniel Steiner

 

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

What:             Tour New Media Academy Magnet and Performing Arts Magnet Lacer After-School Program.

 

Where:           Hollywood High School

1521 N Highland Ave., Los Angeles 90028

 

Who:              School Board Member Nick Melvoin

Principal Alejandra Sanchez

Magnet Coordinator Ali Nezu

Development and Artistic Director Jeanine DiTomasso (LACER)

 

           

Friday, August 18

 

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

 

What:             Visit Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Program.

                       

Where:           Broadway Elementary School

1015 Lincoln Blvd., Venice 90291

 

Who:              School Board Member Nick Melvoin

Principal Susan Wang

 

11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

What:             Visit Spanish and Mandarin Immersion classes and tour “Our Seeds to Plate” garden.

 

Where:           Mark Twain Middle School

                        2224 Walgrove Ave.,  Los Angeles 90066

 

Who:              School Board Member Nick Melvoin
Principal Althea Ford

 

12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

 

What:             Tour the school with the principal and a parent.

 

Where:           Mar Vista Elementary School

3330 Granville Ave., Los Angeles 90066

 

Who:              School Board Member Nick Melvoin

                        Principal Katherine K. Choe

 

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

What:             Visit Marine Science Academy students, Visual and Performing Arts tour and Mariner Empowerment Camp.

 

Where:           Marina Del Rey Middle School

                        12500 Braddock Dr., Los Angeles 90066

 

Who:              School Board Member Nick Melvoin

Principal Lorraine Machado

 

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