Wednesday, December 20, 2017

December 20, 2017

Superintendent's Blog - December 20, 2017
The EdTech Roseville Summit is coming up in January!  This is our fifth 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. Click here for more information!
Academic Team Championship
New for the 2017-18 school year, the Sac-Joaquin Section is awarding academic team championships for each season. The Academic Team Championship is the collective GPA of the team. Oakmont High School Girls Tennis Unweighted GPA was higher than those from any sport in the section! The girl’s mean unweighted gpa was 3.962!  That is one smart team!  This is a remarkable accomplishment!

Season's Greetings
It has been a long grind since August but it has been a very successful fall term.  The success our kids are enjoying is a tribute to the hard work, passion, concern and dedication of all of us!  Thank you for getting up every morning and making a difference in our school district.  I hope everyone enjoys a wonderful holiday season and that you have a chance to recharge and relax.  See you in January!

Friday, December 15, 2017

December 15, 2017

Superintendent's Blog - December 15, 2017
West Park High School to become the 6th comprehensive high school in the Roseville Joint Union High School District!

On Tuesday night, the RJUHSD Board of Trustees reviewed data collected from the community for the past two years regarding the potential name, school colors and mascot for the planned 6th high school in West Roseville.  The board unanimously supported the choices that reaped the most community support.  The new school is designated to open August of 2020.  The school will be known as the West Park High School Panthers, with the school colors being Navy Blue and Gold. 
The district expects to break ground on the site this spring.  A principal will be hired to lead the staffing, preparation, furnishing and program development for the school starting in July of 2019.  The school will open with approximately 600 ninth and tenth graders in 2020.  A grade level will be added each of the following two years. 
The residents in the school’s attendance area are very excited to finally have a neighborhood school to call their own. 
Some legends of the district are retiring mid-year.  Roseville Guitar teacher Brian Hack built the guitar program from the ground up at Roseville High School and is an incredible performer as well.  Andrea Zimmerman served as a stellar science teacher at Woodcreek, was one of our first staff development specialists at the district and has been a rock star as an assistant principal at Oakmont High.  Gail Hobbs is retiring as the Admin Secretary in Curriculum and Instruction and was a long time Principals Secretary at Woodcreek.  I am going to miss the red licorice jar that has always been next to her desk!  Carolyn Hightman has been the department secretary in Maintenance and Operations for 17 years.  It is hard to imagine calling over there and talking to someone else!  Greg Tejes is retiring as the Accounting manager at the D.O.  He has been making sure the bills are paid and that are checks are on time for years now.  Joan Renne is retiring after years of service as an nstructional Assistant at Oakmont.  Our girl’s played volleyball together and she has been a family friend for 23 years.  While we are excited for the next chapter in all of their lives, this is a special crew who have been integral parts of the distict’s success for decades.  They will be sorely missed. 
Cadash Dance
Judi Daniels retired as an assistant principal at Roseville High after a terrific career as a teacher at both Granite Bay and Woodcreek High Schools.  She is a cancer survivor and has poured herself into an array of projects since retiring.  She is working with the Chadash Dance company out of Colorado and they will be performing two shows in the Roseville High theater during the break on January 5th and 6th, tickets are available online.  The show features a couple of former district students, Dacia Biletnikoff and Michelle Broadus Alias.  Here is a link to their website if you are interested in learning more.  I am going!
Click video to view trailer!
Granite Bay ran into a buzz saw on Saturday night against Pittsburg in the Nor Cal finals.  Pittsburg played De La Salle very tough in their section final and is a big, fast, physical team.  GB had a great season and there is no shame in coming up short. The sportsmanship evident that night and afterward was cool to see.  On Sunday, Granite Bay students, players and fans were tweeting good luck to Pittsburg as they move on and congratulating them for the win.  How we act when facing defeat and adversity is what really defines us.  Proud of the response this weekend!