We survived the monsoon like rains over the past week and started our second term on Wednesday. Other than a few leaky roofs, our schools are pretty much unscathed.
At the Board meeting Tuesday night, Trustee Linda Park announced that she is resigning her position. Linda’s family has moved their business back to Nevada and the whole extended family is relocating. Linda has been a stellar board member who brought passion, insight and incredible empathy to leading our district. She poured herself into the work of understanding the incredible complexities of the school system and has become a tremendous asset because of her knowledge. Linda loves kids. She relished the opportunity to meet and to get to know many of the amazing teenagers that cross our thresholds. She has a deep affinity for kids who are struggling or who face obstacles in their lives and has been a fierce advocate for Adelante, Independence, Roseville Adult School and all of our site intervention efforts. Most recently, I am certain that Measure D would not have passed without Linda’s tireless commitment and leadership of the campaign. Our district and our community will be enjoying awesome facilities for the next 50 years because of her efforts. For me personally, I will miss most her unbridled commitment to do what is right for our students. She will be sorely missed. The Board has determined to appoint a successor to serve out the rest of her term. We hope to complete the application, screening and selection process in the next 6 weeks.
The EdTech Summit is this weekend. Formerly known as Googlefest (I still like that title better!), this is our fourth year of hosting one of the premier educational technology events in Northern California. Over 100 of our teachers will be joining folks from across the region to get training on the latest, greatest innovations to accelerate learning in our schools. If you are unable to attend you can still access the resources online. gafesummit.com/roseville/2017
For the second year in a row, Oakmont High School students, staff and the Roseville Community banded together to help fight cancer with the Me-One Foundation 5K run at Maidu Park. Me-One assists families of cancer victims “get away” for a weekend.
Soccer season has had a cold and wet beginning. If you have noticed the stadium lights on each evening, it is because the Sac Joaquin Section moved both the boy’s and girl’s soccer seasons to the winter. This will enable the State to conduct a true State Championship tournament for soccer. It also has meant a number of cold, wet soccer matches as our coaches and teams are dealing with the elements with the first really wet winter we have experienced in years. Perfect timing!