Attention Students and Parents:
This is a reminder that new flashing light crosswalks have been installed along Yolo Avenue. We encourage our students to use these new sensor-operated safety features as they make their way to and from school each day. Our school principals will be talking to students about these new flashing light crosswalks.
The Esparto Unified School District is set to receive a $120,000 grant to help support Career Technical Education programs in the district. The grant aims to increase Career-Technical Education in grades TK-12. The State Board of Education is expected to announce the recipients of the grant at their March meeting. The funding will be utilized to build stronger CTE programs at Esparto Elementary School and Esparto Middle School. Funding will also be used to create more field experiences for students at Esparto High School and Madison Community High School.
This annual conference is regarded as the top professional development opportunity in advanced secondary education. Attendees include teachers of the more than 30 AP courses offered, counselors, superintendents, and school principals.
Three Esparto High School Students participated in the Lion's Club Speech Contest on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Students were asked to prepare a 5 to 10 minute speech on the topic of "Is the right to privacy a threat to our National Security?"
The three students spoke gave wonderful speeches in which they summarized the arguments for the individual right to privacy, but recognized the importance of national security. Our two runner-ups were Oscar Murillo and Lizette Torres. They each received a certificate to commemorate their participation.
Ruby Virgen was selected as the winner of the Speech Contest. She will now be moving on to the Lions Club Zone Level. Speakers who make it through all four levels will gain scholarship funds in the amount of $22,000. Wishing Ruby the best in her pursuit of these scholarship funds!
The State Board of Education recently approved a new accountability system for all public schools in California. The new system will be called the California School Dashboard and is designed to provide parents with the ability to evaluate the eight state priority areas.
School districts expect the California School Dashboard to be unveiled in March 2017 on the www.cde.ca.gov website. State Board of Education President Mike Krist described the new system as an important part of the process to improve public schools in California. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson describes the California Dashboard as an example of the collaborative, creative work of the diverse constituencies of the state's educational community.
School principals will hold workshops for parents to visit the webpage and learn about the new system. Please contact your school principals with any questions.
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