Rowland Unified School District

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ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA – JUNE 19, 2018 – This is no regular summer school: Students program their robots to “dance” and navigate maze formations, while next door students are learning parliamentary debate skills – welcome to summer school in the Rowland Unified School District!


Wednesday, June 20, the media is invited from 8:30 AM to Noon to Rowland Elementary to watch more than 160 students in grades 4 – 6 show off their summer learning skills in robotics and the art of debate. (Rowland Elementary is located at 2036 S. Fullerton Rd., Rowland Heights 91748. Summer School Principal Jason Garcia can be reached at (626)964-3441).

    8:30 AM – 10 AM and 10:30 – Noon      DEBATE TEAMS IN ACTION

    Students learn communication and critical thinking skills at a high level as they learn parliamentary debate. This involves two teams of three people discussing a topic in front of a judge and audience. Come listen as students debate the topic on whether people should not eat meat and whether full-contact football should be banned.

    9 AM – Noon     ROBOTICS

    Students have built a Raspberry Pi Self Driving Robot Car and have learned computer programming using the Python Language. Team-based competitions will take place as the robots tackle course mazes and a special “dance” competition!

The Rowland Unified School District is offering a variety of summer school programs for at-risk, English Language Learners, Newcomers and GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) elementary and secondary students at 13 school sites. Programs at the three high schools offer credit recovery, advancement and enrichment programs.


MEDIA CONTACT: Gina Ward (626)854-8352


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