La Palma’s George B. Miller School wins California Civic Learning Award of Merit

George B. Miller Elementary School of Centralia Elementary School District has earned the 2019 California State Civic Learning Award of Merit.

The Civic Learning Award for public schools is co-sponsored by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauy, and recognizes the important role of public schools in preparing students for participation in our democracy. The awards are designed to both celebrate successful efforts to engage students in civic learning and to identify successful models that can be replicated in other schools.

At George B. Miller School, all students engage in a study of Government and Citizenship, and participate in service-learning projects throughout the year to apply what they are learning to real-life situations. Dynamic extracurricular activities, such as Student Council, Miller Student Broadcast Team and the Science Olympiad as well as community service projects that include raising funds for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, participating in food, clothing, and toy drives provides students the opportunity to get involved in the school and community, and to work together toward a common goal.

Dr. Stacy Chang, Principal of George B. Miller School shared, “A positive environment is essential for learning and positive civic development. As a Platinum Award-winning school for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS), George B. Miller School’s goal is to promote positive values and expectations that promote a culture of respect and pride in the school’s achievements.”

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The Centralia School District is located in beautiful Southern California in the northern part of Orange County, between Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Centralia School District was established in 1875 and today, the district’s eight elementary schools are located in the cities of Buena Park, Anaheim and La Palma, serving approximately 4,400 students.

This article was released by Centralia School District.

Mr. Keith Hunt’s fifth graders’ reenactment of the Boston Tea Party at George B. Miller Elementary School. Courtesy photo.