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Journalism now offered as an elective at Graves Middle School

SOUTH WHITTIER – South Whittier’s Graves Middle School is now offering students a journalism class as an option for an elective in efforts to offer academic courses that inspire students to explore career options.


The journalism elective offers students an opportunity to learn multi-media and technology skills that will benefit them in college and the workforce while allowing them to explore careers they otherwise may not be exposed to. Students get hands-on experience learning how to write, film, be in front of the camera, and edit video. 


“Our focus with bringing journalism to Graves Middle School was to give our scholars more of an academic opportunity to choose an elective that can benefit them in the future for different careers,” Graves Middle School principal, Dr. Trena Salcedo-Gonzalez shared.


“I think it’s important for them to explore what they’re passionate about. Most of our scholars have a passion for writing and within journalism; it shows a different type of writing.”


Students have put together multiple videos for their student body that inform students about upcoming school events, programs, sports, weather, and school updates.


South Whittier School District has added new electives to Graves Middle School to offer students electives that are academically rigorous while allowing students to explore new career opportunities. In this effort, Graves Middle School has also opened a Medical Core Elective and Spanish elective at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

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