Announcements & Events
- New marquee at La Paz Intermediate
- Stop by the front office to fill out your Marquee order form. Cost is $20 and please give us a weeks notice.
Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized La Paz Intermediate as a Common Sense School.
La Paz Intermediate has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying. The recognition acknowledges our schools commitment creating a culture of digital learning and citizenship.
"We applaud the faculty and staff of La Paz Intermediate for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Liz Kline, VP, Education Programs, Common Sense Education. "La Paz Intermediate deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large."
La Paz Intermediate has been using Common Sense Education's innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 100,000 classrooms nationwide.
The La Paz Intermediate school jazz ensemble performed at this year's Monterey Jazz Next Generation Festival, March 9-11. As one of only 6 middle school nation-wide to be accepted, they were treated to an outstanding weekend of jazz. Friday night the judges electrified the audience with their performance showcase, while Saturday included daytime performances with the top high school groups performing at night for top honors. On Sunday, La Paz performed at 10:00 am, and played to a full house in the Steinbeck ballroom of the Portola Plaza Hotel. La Paz was also awarded with the best trombone section award, one of only 4 awards given this year. All in all it was a fantastic performance and educational experience for our talented students, and it left us with a thirst to return again next year! Go Leopards!