We have four Gold Ribbon Schools! On Wednesday night, State Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson hosted a gala dinner at the Hilton Ball Room to recognize the award winning schools in our region. Oakmont High School, Granite Bay High School, Roseville High School and Antelope High School were all selected for demonstrating growth and academic excellence. This is a tremendous honor for our district and our community. Woodcreek High School chose not to participate this year because they were engaged in the WASC accreditation process.
Congratulations go to the Roseville High School boy’s volleyball team. After an undefeated league season, they swept the section championship. They were seeded fourth in the Nor Cal championships. They defeated three Bay Area power houses, De La Salle, #1 seed St. Francis of Mountain View, and #2 seed Bellarmine to claim the Nor Cal Championship! This has been an amazing journey for a group of young men, many of whom began playing at the varsity level as Freshmen. In a cool side note, their Coach, Marco Salcedo, was attending his daughter’s wedding last Saturday in Southern California when the finals were being played at Bellarmine. Oakmont High School varsity coach, Devon Quok volunteered to help out and joined their assistant coach, Anthony Medlin on the bench. Undeterred, the team captain, Neal Reilly, acted as a player coach, calling timeouts, encouraging and admonishing his teammates. They did not miss a beat, playing one of their best matches of the season.
The Antelope High School boy’s track team 4x400 relay team is headed to the State Track finals tomorrow. They won the section title last weekend in amazing fashion. Anchor man Myles Ellis, took the baton for the final lap and was over 50 meters behind. Check out the video of his last lap! It is one of the most amazing finishes I have ever seen!
Independence High School and Adelante High School both enjoyed awesome graduation ceremonies this week. We have perfect weather for the four ceremonies tomorrow and for the Granite Bay High School and Roseville Adult School graduations on Saturday.
Oakmont High School girls' swim team finished the year as CVC section champions! Coach Cornilsen and Savine lead the team in an amazing season! Way to go!
Finally, what an amazing year! We passed Measure D in November, and construction projects will be in full swing all summer. We just hired the contractor for the Performing Arts building at Antelope High School. We should be breaking ground on that project as well as the 6th high school next April! We have seen amazing performances in Athletics, CTE and the Arts that galvanized our schools and that have brought pride to the whole community. More students than ever have the choice of pursuing a college education and we are sending students to the best schools in the world. I am so proud of the effort of our teachers, administrators, counselors and all of the support staff. We started the year talking about relationships and mindfulness. That conversation has grown to include a real focus on equity. I can’t wait to get started next August! I hope you all find time to get some rest, recharge, and enjoy your family and friends over the summer. Thanks for an awesome year!