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Baden-Powell School, a California Gold Ribbon School, first opened its doors in the city of Anaheim in 1966. We currently serve over 750 students in general and special education classrooms, preschool to sixth grade. We foster a true culture of student leaders and learners where ALL students belong, lead and thrive. We have a significant populations of students with disabilities who are fully or partially included in general education classrooms. Our rich culture of inclusion has led to tremendous growth and learning opportunities for both special and general education students. Through Peer Assistance Leadership (PAL), students develop and demonstrate leadership skills. The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program provides students with strategies to be successful scholars and to prepare for college and career. At Baden-Powell School, no matter what language students speak at home, where they live, or whether they have a disability or medical condition, they LEARN, LEAD and THRIVE.

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Dr. Donavan Wins Tracey Gaffey Award

On May 9, 2022 our District Superintendent, Dr. Frank Donavan, was honored with the prestigious Tracy Gaffey Award. The award is presented to one administrator each year and is in the memory and spirit of Tracy Gaffey, long time leader in education.
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Superintendent's Message 5-27-22

We are all deeply saddened by the horrible tragedy that occurred at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas earlier this week. The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority. I want to let you know what we have done to keep our schools safe and the resources we have available to address the social-emotional well-being of our students, families and staff members.
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Expanded Learning Program Update from Dr. Donavan

We are in the process of greatly expanding our Expanded Learning Program options. We have afterschool and summer school programs available for many students this year. For the 2022-23 school year we will have afterschool and summer school options available for all of our students.
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District Superintendent Receives Distinguished Award

We are pleased to announce that our Superintendent, Dr. Frank Donavan, will be honored with the prestigious Tracy Gaffey Award. The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) presents this Award to one administrator per year that mentors and guides other administrators and contributes significantly to public education and educational leadership.