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Esther L. Walter was built in 1959 and was named after a teacher, Esther L. Walter, who taught in the Magnolia School District for more than 25 years. The school was the ninth and final school built in the Magnolia School District. Walter is a Gold Ribbon School where our goal is to provide a safe and positive learning environment for all students. To fulfill our goal, the Walter staff provides rigorous Common Core standard-based instruction with integrated technology in order for our students to become 21st century learners. Walter is extremely fortunate to have the support of the community and parents and parents are involved in their student’s education. The district adopted Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is evident when walking through the campus. Students strive to achieve exemplary behavior and are recognized daily, both in classrooms and school-wide, for exhibiting the qualities of SOAR. (Safe, Open arms, Academic, Respectful). Students at Walter are empowered in their learning through the academic supports and special programs provided by the Walter School Staff and outside agencies. Esther L. Walter is an excellent Gold Ribbon school which is recognized for the hard work and dedication of its staff, students, families and community. We look forward to partnering with you in your child’s education.

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Magnolia students participate in spelling bee

Magnolia Students Participate in Annual Spelling Bee

Eighteen outstanding scholars from all nine District schools participated in the annual Magnolia School District Spelling Bee took place on Wednesday, January 31. The two top spellers from each school participated in this exciting competition at the Juliette Low School of the Arts, coordinated by Principal Dr. Debra Von Sprecken.
Magnolia Parents turn on solar energy switch

Magnolia School District Generates Sustainable Energy for Student Success

In January 2017, Magnolia Superintendent Dr. Frank Donavan and the Board of Trustees recommended moving the District in a renewable energy, greener direction. The District partnered with ENGIE, formerly known as OpTerra Energy Services. As a result of this partnership, a comprehensive energy plan was developed that will generate $14.1 million dollars in net savings for the District over the next 30 years.
Jazmine Alvarado stands in front of her design

Walter Student's Design Comes to Life

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 was a memorable day for Walter School’s 6th-grade student Jazmine Alvarado. Jazmine is this year’s winner of the “Design a Ford” contest. The contest is a partnership between OC GRIP and Ford Motor Company where students get to design the color scheme for the OC Grip Vehicle. Jazmine’s design was picked among over 140 entries across 14 Orange County Schools.