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    Interdisciplinary Learning Comes to Life at ECMS

    ECMS students become policy-makers, historians and philosophers to explore social change solutions.

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    2015 In Review

    Join Us As We Reflect on 2015: An Outstanding Year at ECS!

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    Our After School Programs grew significantly in 2015

    This year at Environmental Charter Schools, after school programs have grown on all three of our campuses. Check out a few of the exciting after-school highlights!

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    ECMS-Gardena Welcomes New Leadership

    Join us in welcoming Robert and Tasneem in their new roles at ECMS-Gardena!

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    Celebrating One World, Many Cultures at ECMS-Gardena

    ECMS-Gardena welcomed more than 200 guests and community members to its 2nd Annual One World, Many Cultures – Multicultural Day on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

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    ECMS-Gardena Receives Gold Ribbon Schools Award

    ECMS-Gardena is proud to receive California’s new Gold Ribbon Schools Award.

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    ECMS – Gardena Offers New Tennis Experience for Girls with RAMP Tennis at StubHub! Center – Carson!

    The Women’s Sports Foundation and espnW announces ECMS-Gardena and RAMP Tennis-Carson partnership is a “Sports 4 Life” National Grant Recipient.

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    Weingart Foundation donates $200K towards ECMS Gardena Renovation

    Check out photos from our progress on the ECMS Gardena renovation.

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    First Annual Heritage Festival @ ECMS-Gardena [PHOTO GALLERY]

    ECMS-G hosted it’s first Heritage Festival to celebrate the diversity of our community through food, games, performances, and fellowship.

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    ECMS-G Student Speaker Shines at “Girls to Greatness” Luncheon

    Seventh grader, Daphne Lima, spoke truth at the “Girls to Greatness” EmpowHer Luncheon.

  • In the Press

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    CBS LOS ANGELES: UCLA Hosts Event To Highlight Career Opportunities For Women In Science, Technology

    ECMS Inglewood and Gardena send 80 female students to UCLA for the first-ever “Empower Her: STEMDAY”.

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    SLATE MAGAZINE: “Tell Your Second-Grade Teacher I’m Sorry”

    Learn about why K-12 students in America are falling behind in science.

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    VOICE OF AMERICA: Effort Under Way to Expand US Parks, Playgrounds

    Voice of America features ECMS’s KaBOOM! Playground Build Day in a news story.

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    DAILY BREEZE: Environmental Charter School expands footprint into Gardena area

    ECS celebrates the opening of its LEED Silver certified middle school campus in Gardena.

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    [Audio] KNX 1070 – CBS Radio Los Angeles Interviews ECS Founder

    ECS Founder Alison Suffet Diaz talks about ECS’ new middle school campus in Gardena on KNX 1070 — CBS Radio Los Angeles.

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    Building the Green Dream Campus: Environmental Charter Schools Creates a New Middle School in South L.A.

    ECMS-G is featured in EdTech Connect — EdTech’s quarterly newsletter.


    Students Get Global Perspective on Women’s Issues

    The State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program brings foreign guests to charter school’s class for young women.

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    19-country Delegation to Observe Girls-Only Class at EmpowHer

    Environmental Charter Middle School will host a delegation of activists, educators and nonprofit managers from 19 countries as part of a program to empower women through education.

  • Events

  • Band Practice – September 30, 2016

    Band practice will be this thursday.

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    YMCA Rock Band Performance

    Saturday May 14th,
    Strawberry Festival
    1050 W 163rd St,
    Gardena, CA 90247

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    Multicultural Festival on May 21, 2016

    Join us for our 2nd Annual Multicultural Festival and learn about the different cultures discussed at ECMS-Gardena.

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    EmpowHer STEMDAY Bringing Science and Technology to Low-Income Students in Los Angeles; Funding for Stem Programs Grows (PAST EVENT)

    Students participated in an event designed to expose girls to opportunities Science, Technology, Engineering & Math.

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    [EVENT] ECMS Gardena Heritage Festival – May 31st 11am-2pm

    Join us as we learn about and celebrate the different cultures we represent at ECMS-Gardena.

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    Join us at the ECS Bowl-A-Thon on March 30, 2014 (PAST EVENT)

    Mingle, have fun and raise money for ECS at our first annual Bowl-A-Thon on March 30, 2014.

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    Shakey’s Night! Pizza + Fundraiser

    Eat at Shakey’s to support ECMS-G.

  • NWEA Testing January 27-31

    January 27- January 31 NWEA Testing / 27 de enero – 31 de enero NWEA Pruebas NWEA testing all grades. NWEA pruebas para todo los grados

  • Meeting for 8th Grade Parents / Culminación del 8vo

    8th Grade Meeting/ Culminación del 8vo Don’t miss the 8th grade culmination meeting on Wednesday, October 16th at 6pm. Learn about end of year activities and culmination requirements. No se pierda la reunion el miercoles, octubre 17te a las 6pm. Aprenda sobre actividades de fin de ano y requisitos de la culminación

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    Help Us Build a Playground in a Day! June 7, 2013

    Help us build an entire playground in a day at our campus on June 7, 2013!

  • Newsletters

  • All Aboard! The New School Year is Here!

    Find out what we did this summer and what’s next!
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  • ECS Seniors Are Going Places and More!

    Join us in celebrating our many accomplishments this school year!
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  • Lots to Celebrate at ECS!

    Find out more about Gold Ribbon, Graduation + more! View Newsletter

  • Spring into ECS: Events + More!

    Check out what we’ve been up to and what’s coming up next!
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  • We’ve Got That Green Spirit!

    ECS Students… Advocates of Our Environment & Community!
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  • Appreciating 2014 + Welcoming 2015!

    Top 10 appreciations from 2014…View Newsletter

  • Summer 2014 Newsletter – Summer News!

    Check out our upcoming events and more! View Newsletter

  • June 2014 Newsletter – Photos: of Graduation + Ribbon Cutting + Events Recap

    End of the school year news and celebrations. Check out all the photos and more!
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  • May 2014 Newsletter – Board + Alumni Spotlights

    Learn about what it is like to be an ECS Board Member and the accomplishments of our ECS Alumni.
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  • March Newsletter: Exploring Pressing Issues + Giving Back

    Spring forward by checking out what we’ve been up to!
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