Steve Luther Elementary School in La Palma held a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 11, to celebrate its grand re-opening following a year-long modernization process.
The many upgrades, courtesy of the Cypress School District’s ongoing modernization program, include new computers and other modern technology, such as interactive smartboards in each classroom. Also among the new features are sensors that regulate the air flow in the rooms to keep students from becoming drowsy.
“Modernization gives our students the necessary tools for success,” said Jacki Teschke, the school principal, who was all smiles during the event.
“This is a very exciting day for Luther School and the City of La Palma,” added Assistant Superintendent Tim McLellan.
During his personal remarks, La Palma Police Chief Eric Nuñez said that the modernization process is a sign of how much the community cares about their children, and “people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
Guests at the ceremony included past and present School District trustees, School Board President Brian Nakamura, La Palma Mayor Steve Hwangbo and members of the La Palma City Council, Police Chief Nuñez, Cypress School District Superintendent Beverly Hempstead, David Monroy representing Senator Bob Huff, and Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva.
The ceremony was followed by tours of the school. Refreshments were supplied by Sweet September Cupcakes.
The next school in Cypress School District to undergo modernization upgrades is Arnold Elementary in Cypress.
Luther Elementary School principal Jacki Teschke at the grand re-opening ceremony on Friday, Oct. 11. Photo by Katie Wiedel.