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About Us

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.

Latest News

Special Announcement

Reopening Plan Update (10/19/20)

Hello Everyone, As you are aware, at our Board Meeting last week we discussed the possibility of reopening our schools next month. Fortunately, the COVID-19 Test Positivity Rates in our area continue to decline. We will continue to carefully monitor and analyze the Positivity Rates before making a final decision on our reopening date. We will be holding a Special Board Meeting on November 5, 2020 to continue our discussion and finalize our School Reopening Plan.
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Preschool Students Perform At-Home Learning

We are proud of our Magnolia School District preschool students, who are engaged in fun and educational learning at home with their families! Last week, students were given a Friday challenge of “Who could build the tallest structure?” The students and their families created structures using household materials. Once constructed, they measured and submitted the height of their structures to the classroom teacher. The winner with the tallest structure received the honor of selecting the Fun Friday songs to be played in their weekly class Zoom meeting. Check out these awesome structures that the students and their families constructed!
Magnolia School District Teachers Help Assemble Bags of Food

Magnolia School District Continues its Hard Work to Serve the Needs of Our Students and Families

Magnolia School District continues its partnership with Giving Children Hope, an organization that delivers weekly backpacks to some of our District families. Normally, these backpacks are filled with food and put together by members of their organization and then distributed to Magnolia School District families. During these unprecedented times, Giving Children Hope is able to deliver the food to our District, but is not able to fill the backpacks. We are very proud of our teachers, who step in and volunteer their time to fill these backpacks for our families each week. The District is so thankful to have such amazing and dedicated employees. The teachers response to the call for help was so overwhelming some of the volunteers had to be turned away. Teachers help assemble the food bags and distribute them to our families.
Dr. Frank Donavan and Board President Nathan Zug receive Golden Bell Award

Magnolia School District Recognized with Distinguished California Education Honor

SACRAMENTO, Calif., (December 11, 2019) – Magnolia School District was selected as one of 57 recipients of California’s leading educational honor, the Golden Bell Award. The Golden Bell Awards, celebrating their 40th year, are presented by the California School Boards Association to promote excellence in public education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices. The awards reflect the depth and breadth of education programs and governance decisions supporting these programs that are necessary to address students’ changing needs.
2020 Magnolia Spelling Bee Participants

2020 Magnolia Spelling Bee was a Success!

The top two spellers from each school participated in the annual Magnolia School District Spelling Bee. It was a very intense competition with words like tapestry, surmised, and trifecta. Congratulations to Bryan Pham from Walt Disney Elementary School who earned top honors as this year’s champion.
Volunteers wrap gifts for students.

Magnolia Participates in Cops 4 Kids Program

The Cops 4 Kids gift-wrapping event at the Anaheim Police Station was a tremendous success. This year Cops 4 Kids is sponsoring 40 of Magnolia families, including those who have had significant losses, such as losing their home or loved one.