Young drivers show their transportation knowledge – Orange County Register
Serrano kindergerten student Jayden Prolo, sporting “Serrano” “Eagles” tattoos, drives his chopper in the annual Transportation Parade. (Courtesy of Andrea Mills)
Superintendent Mike Christensen checks out Ryan Higle’s Batmobile at the Serrano Transportation Parade. (Courtesy of Andrea Mills)
Joseph Kraft maneuvered his large pirate ship in the Serrano Transportation Parade. (Courtesy of Andrea Mills)
Lilly Menke piloted a colorful submarine in the Serrano Transportation Parade.(Courtesy of Andrea Mills)
Evan Henkle, in the Jurassic Park jeep, was chased by a huge dinosaur. (Courtesy of Andrea Mills)
Lauren Ankenman, with glitter and a cone in her hair, drove an ice cream truck, and handed out samples, during the Serrano Transportation Parade. (Courtesy of Andrea Mills)
Joseph Kraft, in a Johnny Depp pirate costume, navigates his Black Pearl at the Serrano Transportation Parade. (Courtesy of Andrea Mills)
El Modena’s Vanguard Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Brian Glahn, celebrates their first-place win. (Courtesy of Matthew Tu)
El Rancho STEM class students Deandra Gonzales, Faith Fackiner, Gabe Gallardo display their paper rollercoaster, based on applying principles of physics. (Courtesy El Rancho)
Teacher Shelli Hemerson’s STEM class displays their rollercoasters. Students learned and applied physics concepts to create the coasters. (Courtesy El Rancho)
Villa Park High School Robotics team includes Gino Angiuli, Joseph Achtien, and Jenna Achtien, with their Advisor, James Hughes. (Courtesy VPHS)
Drug and Alcohol Counselor Kristy Belle, encourages a Troop 1475 Boy Scout, as he fails to walk in a straight line while wearing the “Drunk Goggles” (Courtesy of Andrea Mills)
It is a tradition that kindergarten students and their parents look forward to all year: the Serrano Elementary School transportation parade.
Each year, kindergarten classes study the various modes of transportation, and end their curriculum with a parade of imaginative and inventive vehicles.
The students and their parents spent time together building the elaborate creations – some with lights and sound effects! They gathered after school for the big event, the kindergarteners so cutely costumed to coordinate with their vehicle.
Villa Park City Councilwoman Diana Fascenelli had the honor of starting this year’s parade, as Superintendent Mike Christensen looked. Colorful airplanes, pirate ships, race cars, yellow taxis, stealth bombers, Batmobiles, firetrucks, a jeep, an ice cream truc, and even a chopper, with the driver sporting “Serrano” tattoos, proudly navigated the “track.”
***El Modena successes
The El Modena Vanguard Percussion Ensemble took first place in the 2017 American Drum Line Association championships, with a score of 91.95 out of a possible 100.The ensemble earned a spot in the finals after receiving a first in the semi-finals at Martin Luther King High in Riverside.
At a separate competition, the El Modena High School Winter…