Monday, October 23, 2017

October 20, 2017

Superintendent's Blog - October 20, 2017
First quarter is in the bank!  It is a long stretch from August until now.  The first day of school seems like it was a year ago!
Professional Development
While many of us were at Antelope High School for PD2, most of our clerical staffs were at the Professional Development Center to receive some awesome training on customer service strategies, dealing with confrontational people and how to better serve customers who do not speak English.  Marlon Morgan, from Wellness Together, did a spectacular job and the training was much appreciated!
Career Fair @ Lunch
The Oakmont High School Career Fair on Thursday was spectacular!  The helicopter cockpit and the booth for casino careers were my favorites. College and Career Technician Julie Leedy and Oakmont staff did a great job!  Students were totally engaged! 
6th High School
Work on the 6th high school is gearing up.  We expect plans back from the Division of State Architects in the next few weeks.  Once we have those, we will go about the selection process to identify the contractor.  In December, the board will be picking the name, mascot and colors for the new school.  We have had over 2,000 responses to the community survey we put out.  Here are the latest tallies.  This is advisory, not a vote!  The steering committee will be meeting to make some recommendations, but the board has total authority on making the final selections. Press picture below to play slideshow of input results. 
6th High School Community Input
Personnel Update 
We have some new members to our district team!  Greg Sloan is the new assistant principal at Granite Bay High School, replacing Mike Fischer.  He comes to us from the Placer Union High School District where he has been serving as an instructional coach. 

Stephanie Malia is back to work at Roseville High School!  We are so excited she was successful in her battle with cancer.  With her return, Jason Harm will be back  working full time as the assistant principal at the Adult School. 

Granite Bay High School also has added a new counselor.  Kathy Orchard is retiring this fall.  Her replacement is Navjot Singh who comes to us from Angelo Rodriguez High School in Fairfield.   

And at Adelante High School, Dwight Rogers will be the new assistant principal replacing Sybil Healy.  Sybil has opened a new charter school.  Mr. Rogers comes to us from Upland High School in Southern California. 
So You Think You Can Dance?
Our dance students had quite a treat this week as Mia Michaels (from So you think you can Dance?) provided coaching for dancers from Antelope, Roseville and Oakmont this week.  It was pretty exciting to be up close and personal with a professional dancer! Thanks go to the dance teachers for setting up this amazing experience for our students.

Jennifer Buschmann

Why did you come to this district and/or area?

To be closer to family.

What do you love to do when you aren’t teaching/working?

Spending time with my family - going to the lake and day trips.

Favorite Quote?

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Give us a fun fact about yourself.

I used to be a ballroom dance instructor/ like to do triathlons (though not recently).

Who inspires you?

Students I see everyday trying to make a difference.

Where’s your favorite place in the world?

The Caribbean