The graduating students at Tyrrell Elementary School look forward to a bright future. The Vanir Foundation gives achievement awards to selected students in the graduating classes. The “Best Overall Student” award is given to three deserving sixth grade student who far exceeds all expectations. The 6th grade class, teachers and staff take a secret vote to select the deserving student. This year, Leonor de Jesus, Yahaira Venegas, Joanna Togiai and Abdurrahman Haniff were sele
Thanks to the Vanir Foundation, a group of 5th-8th grade girls from Mother of Sorrows School (MOS) participated in the “Expanding Your Horizons” conference. Hosted by Mount Saint Mary’s College, this career day is intended to inform young women about careers in math and science-related fields. The conference is aimed at girls in grades 5-8. Girls participate in hands-on workshops such as dissecting pig hearts, isolating DNA, and making colors with chemistry.
“The main purpose of career day is to give as much exposure and information about the different career options available to our students. My entire staff along with myself believe that college begins in kindergarten”, stated Dominguez Elementary School Principal, Alejandro Hernandez. Many individuals contributed their expertise to make this possible, including Vanir Ambassadors Carmen Burky and Michael Villegas.
In addition to various guest speakers the district’s maintena
Bret Harte Elementary School and the Vanir Foundation have partnered to provide programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). Last year, the foundation provided funding for an after-school hands-on program led by Vanir Ambassador Jordi Rodriguez. Engineering is Elementary (EIE) was open to 3rd and 4th graders to learn about different engineering concepts in a fun atmosphere.
One of those students is Gloria Ruelas. She participated in the program whi