The Santa Ana Unified School District produces a weekly eBlast newsletter to inform the SAUSD community about important news and events, and accolades received by SAUSD students and staff. The eBlast newsletter for May 26, 2017 highlights 20 important topics, from our Top 100 Scholars event, to Saddleback High School’s graduation rate jumping 24%, to an SAUSD student winning a congressional art contest, to our Employees of the Month and more.
The public hearing for the LCAP will take place at the June 13, 2017 Board Meeting. Please review the presentation and the LCAP Document Draft. Final approval of the LCAP will take place on June 27, 2017.
The Santa Ana Unified School District produces a weekly eBlast newsletter to inform the SAUSD community about important news and events, and accolades received by SAUSD students and staff. The eBlast newsletter for May 19, 2017 highlights 23 topics, including Middle College’s 100% graduation rate, an #IAMSAUSD profile on Harvard graduate Gloria Montiel, information on the upcoming Santa Ana School Police Department Open House, and more.
More than 100 SAUSD elementary school students and their families and supporters gathered at the District office on May 11, 2017 for the National History Day Student Showcase. Students presented 50 projects - on figures ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Dolores Huerta - that they created for the recent countywide National History Day competition under the theme Taking A Stand in History. This year, an SAUSD student placed first in the elementary division and another group finished in the top six in the county, said Marta Moyer, History Curriculum Specialist for elementary education.
As the school year winds down, and students are working hard to finish their final projects and exams, the Santa Ana Unified School District is celebrating a significant increase of 11.5% in graduation rates over the last seven years. The District, which serves approximately 53,000 students in grades K-12, has a 91.6% graduation rate, surpassing the state average of 83.2% and the county average of 90.8%. Middle College High School, the District’s Early College High School located on the campus of Santa Ana College, has continuously had a 100% graduation rate over the same time period.
As the school year winds down, and students are working hard to finish their final projects and exams, the Santa Ana Unified School District is celebrating a significant increase of 11.5% in graduation rates over the last seven years. The District, which serves approximately 53,000 students in grades K-12, has a 91.6% graduation rate, surpassing the state average of 83.2% and the county average of 90.8%. The District is using unique methods - including online learning, evening school and more intervention services - to help students recoup lost credits.
Every week, SAUSD-TV is debuting a new chapter in our SAUSD Parent Voices video series, in which Santa Ana Unified parents share their thoughts on what makes their child's school special. This week we bring you an interview with Maria Rangel, a mother of four whose children have all attended Monroe Elementary, the same school that she once attended. "I know the school, I can see how it's growing from what we had," she said. "Now they have Chromebooks, they have iPads, they have apps, they have JiJi. They have so much."
Monte Vista Elementary and Active Learning have produced a new documentary on how the two worked together to produce a play called "It Ain't So Awful Falafel" featuring fifth grade students and how it impacted the campus. "I saw kids with learning disabilities, kids with speech disabilities, that got up there on the stage and just stole the show because it spoke to them," Principal Meg Greene said in the video. "They got to dance, and they got to move, and it completely brought out a new level of self confidence in them as a student based on this experience they were having in the after school program." The school community also met with the author of the book on which the play was based.
The SoCal Youth and Next Gen Philanthropy organization recently held an event at Dodger Stadium for 90 youth and adult participants. David Gomez, a Junior Coach from Wilson Elementary, was one of two Junior Coaches nominated to lead and facilitate a game at the conference to prepare attendees for their day of workshops. David represented Wilson Elementary and Playworks Southern California with great charisma, poise and positive energy as he led guests through a game of "Shipwreck." The Wilson school community is proud of its young leader!
The Board of Education held its Board meeting on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Jamie Aria, an 8th grader at Spurgeon Intermediate School led the Board and audience in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. High School Ambassadors from Century, Godinez, Lorin Griset, Middle College, and Santa Ana provided an update on the various activities occurring on their campuses. There were public comments from more than 50 speakers who addressed the Board of Education on topics of concern.