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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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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.