Congratulations go to Roseville High School and their AVID team, led by AVID coordinator Melissa Jones. The school was recently visited by a team from AVID to determine whether the school should be recertified as National Demonstration Site. The school received a three year (max possible) recertification! The AVID program has long been a hallmark of Roseville High and has impacted the lives of hundreds of students. Awesome!
I attend a ton of student performances each year. A few times each year, I walk away from the experience thankful that I got to be part of something incredible. The Antelope Football teams win over Grant High School right before the break was one of those moments. Two great teams battled for every minute of four quarters. There were lead changes, momentum shifts, incredible displays of athleticism and enough drama for a whole season. The stadium was packed and both schools bands and cheer sections were going crazy. In the end, after a magical two point conversion, the last gasp pass into the end zone by Grant was knocked away. It was a classic high school football game that everyone on both sides will long remember! And, we are really proud that although some of the top programs in the area are filled with students who are transfers from other schools, our programs are generating success with kids who grew up together in the local community.
Roseville High School held their first Career Fair this week over 40 businesses and schools were able to share their experiences, educational pathways and offer post-secondary educational career information to students. Mike on the Mic from the Sacramento River Cats emceed the event in addition to being a representative of sports broadcasting and media.
Oakmont High School girls water polo went undefeated this season, senior, Morgan Jones was named MVP. Oakmont High School senior, Denise Arendain, was the CVC tennis champion and MVP for the fourth time! Congratulations to all of our student athletes!
Right before the break, Oakmont Student Government had “Dude be Nice week!” I love the simplicity of the message.
Keep the folks at Woodcreek High School in your thoughts and prayers. The school experienced their second suicide this year as a young man took his own life on Sunday night. Folks around the district have responded with counseling and grief support. The two events were totally unrelated and both took family, friends and school personnel totally by surprise. It is a good reminder that we need to really look out for each other. Really sad! The school leadership team and their teachers and support staff have had their hands full but have done an amazing job supporting our students and their families.