Paso A Paso: Together We Read provides over 1,000 English and Spanish books, songs, and games that are fun for children and easy for parents to access on any smartphone, tablet, or computer with or without an Internet connection. When the district launched the online reading tool this summer, staff set a goal of 1,000,000 words by November 1, 2016. During the October 11, 2016, Board of Education meeting, Dr. Nadia Hilman, Executive Director of Elementary, reported that we had already surpassed that goal on October 3, with 1,182,891.
Congratulations to Santiago Elementary K-8 School for being one of only four schools in Orange County to receive the Disney Musical and Segerstrom Center for the Arts grant which will provide the school with free access to Disney musical materials and professional teaching artists to guide their teachers in preparing for the performances. This year, Santiago students from 3rd-5th grades will be involved in the production of Disney's The Lion King.
Nigel Lythgoe, co-creator, executive producer, and judge on Emmy-award winning show "So You Think You Can Dance" and executive producer of "American Idol", visited Willard Intermediate School, one of the schools that he mentors as part of the national Turnaround Artsprogram, on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. As part of the program, Turnaround Arts schools receive intensive arts education resources and high profile artist mentors. Willard joined this signature program of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) in May 2016, along with our own Sierra Preparatory Academy. They are two of 68 Turnaround Arts partner schools across the country.
More than 300 intermediate students in the Santa Ana Unified School District will demonstrate their leadership and oratorical skills during the district’s Fall Novice Classic Speech and Debate tournament to be held Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at McFadden Intermediate School, located at 2701 South Raitt Street in Santa Ana.
Want to learn about the variety of opportunities and programs offered at the elementary, middle, and high schools of the Santa Ana Unified School District? Attend the “We are SAUSD School Fair” on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the heart of downtown Santa Ana. There will be entertainment, giveaways, fun, school representatives, and information available about the programs and services offered throughout the district.
Students can win an IPad, Beats Headphones, a $250 Gift Card, and many other great prizes by creating their own unique project to advocate the importance of exercising the right to vote in the upcoming election. The contest period is between October 8 – November 8, 2016. To register, visit the City of Santa Ana website at www.santa-ana.org/StudentAmbassadorCompetition. Participants must be 13 – 21 years old to participate. This is a great opportunity to have fun, win prizes, and make a difference in the Santa Ana community.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
"We are SAUSD" Fall School Choice Fair
Saturday, October 22, 2016