Established in 2000, The School News Roll Call is a free newspaper delivered to homes within the boundaries of the…More Los Alamitos Unified School District. Covering local schools and education issues, the paper offers regular features such as a messages from the school district's superintendent, county board of education officiails, local librarians and several of the school's principals. It is a truly local paper that is run by Founder and Publisher Kay Coop.
The School News puts out zoned editions unique to each school district it covers, and it covers several throughout Southern California. The publication schedule is staggered depending on the school district being covered. For the Los Alamitos Unified School District, a new edition basically comes out every other month with a gap during the summer break. The School News can be found off Main Street in Seal Beach. The newsroom sits in an idealic setting in the small building at the back of Brita's Old Town Gardens.
Rossmoor Elementary School 3272 Shakespeare Dr, Los Alamitos, CA90720 A winner of the Golden Bell Award, Rossmoor Elementary has repeatedly been named National Blue Ribbon School of…More Excellence as well as a California Distinguished School. The school serves approximately 627 students and has a knight as its mascot. The school's principal is Kiva Adele. The majority of the school's students outperform the state average on standardized tests. There are about 25 teachers at Rossmoor Elementary and teachers within the Los Alamitos Unified School District generally earn more than their counterparts statewide. Unique programs at the school include reading, arts and self-esteem programs.
Weaver Elementary School 11872 Wembley Rd, Los Alamitos, CA90720 The winner of a Golden Bell Award, Weaver Elementary is also a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence as well as a…More California Distinguished School. With the whale as its mascot, the school encompasses colorful sea-life murals throughout its campus. Erin Kominsky is the Weaver principal, and nearly 600 students attend the school. As with many schools in the district, students at Weaver vastly outpace the state average in standardized test scores. For example, in the 2008-09 school year, 97 percent of Weaver students tested demonstrated proficiency in math compared to the statewide average where only 46 percent of students demonstrated proficiency in math that year. All teachers at the school are trained in the "Cognitively Guided Instruction" approach to math. Programs at the school include music, art and an after-school program called Kids Korner.