SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASE

 

CONTACT:  Barry Yates, Juan Cabrillo Principal                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                  310.457.0360, ext. 60130                                         07 MAR 2011

 

 
JUAN CABRILLO ES STUDENTS CELEBRATE NEWSPAPER IN EDUCATION WEEK

 

Juan Cabrillo Elementary Newspaper Club; Lessons in Publishing

 

Students at Juan Cabrillo Elementary School are experiencing first-hand the demands and rewards of publishing a newspaper during Newspaper in Education Week (March 7-11).  

 

Students participating in Juan Cabrillo’s Newspaper Club write and publish the school paper, The Cabrillo Breeze.  While the primary purpose of the club is to learn the basics of journalism, the opportunities for learning are endless.  Newspapers expose students to a wide range of subjects and afford opportunities in teaching, both in core and enrichment topics.

 

By learning to write stories, conduct interviews, edit, and take photographs, students develop their communication, technology, creativity, and interpersonal skills.  Deadlines teach responsibility and accountability.

 

“The students enjoy the process, commented school principal Barry Yates, “and experience the thrill of seeing their hard work in published form for a real audience – the school community.”

 

The Cabrillo Breeze is published by the Juan Cabrillo Newspaper Club under the direction of 5th grade teacher, Mr. Steve Posey. The latest edition was published late February for the school’s recent Kindergarten Round-Up.

 

{If the media would like photos of the students at work, please contact Mr. Yates’s office at 310.457.0360, ext. 60130.)

 

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