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Luther Elementary School GATE students at the California Science Center. Courtesy photo.

Field trip launches Luther Elementary GATE students out of this world

GATE* students at Steve Luther Elementary have been working on group research projects over the last few months dealing with the solar system. They have researched: the birth of the sun, solar eclipses, planets, black holes,
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Cypress School District offers update on effort to lower class size

Cypress School District is very excited to send this update to our community regarding the plan to reduce class size ratios in all primary grades at each of our six schools. Class Size Reduction Goal: At all schools, to reduce ...
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Cypress School Board to discuss search for new superintendent at Friday afternoon meeting

According to a publicly posted agenda, the Cypress School District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Friday, March 13, at 2 p.m. in the board room at District Headquarters, 9470 Moody St. in Cypress. The meeting ...
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Cypress SD general obligation bonds get AA rating from Fitch

Cypress School District today received an AA rating from Fitch Ratings Inc. on $46.6 million in general obligation bonds, with the added welcome notation that the rating outlook is stable. Fitch reported that the key rating dri...
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Orange County Breeze editor Shelley Henderson gesturing while talking with the students in Room 29 during King Elementary School’s Career Day. I’m wearing my Winter work clothes — jeans, a polo shirt, a dark sweatshirt, and billed baseball cap. The kids wanted to know if I ever wear a dress. I told them sometimes, but not usually because I never know what sort of situation I’ll find myself in. I would rather feel underdressed at a business meeting than have to hike around a muddy field in high heels, nylons and a flippy skirt! Photo by the nice substitute teacher in charge that day.

Pay It Forward: Orange County Breeze takes part in Career Day

On Friday, Jan. 30, I showed up at the office of King Elementary school at about 8:15 a.m. so that I would be ready to take part in Career Day starting at 8:30 a.m. The efficient and polite higher-grade student who escorted me ...
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Beverly Hempstead announces retirement as Superintendent of Cypress School District

Nearly four years ago I was provided the opportunity to join the Cypress School District family and its community to serve as Superintendent. In these past years, it has been the most enjoyable and fulfilling time of my 38‐ye...
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Get your holiday gifts wrapped at CHS gift wrapping fundraiser

Students from Cypress High School’s performing arts department will be heading over to the Barnes & Noble at Long Beach Towne Center on Carson Blvd. to raise money by wrapping holiday gifts. They provide the awesome ...
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Cypress School District Board of Trustees to re-organize on Thursday, Dec. 11

At the next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Cypress School District, staff members and Board members will recognize retiring Board Member David Giese and outgoing Board Member Valeri Peters Wagner. The oath of ...
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Top Ten Stories for Nov. 2 through Nov. 8

These were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts): Knotts Fire and Police Personnel Recognition Days honors those who protect our community Local election results: Cypress...
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Locked gate at entrance to parking lot of closed Mackay Elementary School in Cypress. Photo by Katie Wiedel.

Local election results: Measure R

Residents in Cypress approved Measure R, which rezones the former Mackay Elementary School site to allow development of homes and a public park. With all 33 precincts counted, here are the results as published by the Orange Cou...
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Local election results: Measure Q

Residents of Cypress failed to approve Measure Q, which would have rezoned the Cypress School District’s headquarters property to allow development of a new housing tract. With all 33 precincts counted, here are the resul...
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Letter to the editor: Measure Q raises questions

When Cypress School District introduced its land swap scheme that became Measure Q, many questions came to mind. Why would the district administrators want to exchange property with a developer instead of just selling it outrig...
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Yard signs in favor of Measures Q and R in Cypress. Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel.

Money contributed for (or against) local ballot measures

After looking at contributions for candidates in the Cypress City Council race, we’ll now look at contributions supporting (or opposing) local ballot measures. Measure Q This measure, if approved, would rezone the Cypress Sch...
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Cypress School District, Beverly Hempstead

Message from the Superintendent of Cypress School District

Cypress School District is proud of its continual growth and progress, building on more than 100 years of academic excellence. We steadfastly uphold the core belief that every child must be given an equal opportunity to achieve...
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