The Board of Education recently recognized Kristen Abadjian as the District's Certificated Employee of the Month for June 2017. During the same meeting, the Board also honored Alicia Islas-Nava as the Classified Employee of the Month for June 2017. Read more about both of them here.
The 22nd Annual Math Field Day - an annual math competition for 4th-8th graders selected by teacher coaches to represent their school sites - was held recently at Villa Fundamental Intermediate. Students competed in mental math, algebraic thinking, geometry, problem solving (BreakOUT Edu) and STEM. Math curriculum specialists organized and managed the event which drew 360 student math-letes, about 90 teacher coaches, and about 25 volunteers from AVID SAUSD, Orange County Math Council, and LionHeart.
Advanced Learning Academy's "Coding Wolves" recently won second place in the AppJam+ Mobile Gaming App Showcase. The students worked with UCI Computer Science mentors to learn about app development and computer science skills. AppJam+ is a mentorship program that teaches students to build software in a short period of time. The goal is to excite and inform students about STEM career fields while teaching them the creative and hands on technical process of mobile application development. Students receive mentorship from college undergraduates and learn to make Mobile apps that can be used by their peers. To view a video about the students' experience, click here.
Teresa Stetler, Principal of Jim Thorpe Fundamental Elementary School, has some exciting reading-related news to share with the Santa Ana Unified community. Stetler reports that as a school, Thorpe has read 541,178,721 words! One student - Priscilla Le, a fourth grader in Mrs. Murray's class - has read 8 million words alone. Congratulations to all of our Thorpe scholars!
This month we are celebrating all of our graduates from around the District. We wish all of our Santa Ana Unified graduates the best in their future endeavors! Superintendent Dr. Stefanie Phillips recorded a new video message at Middle College High School, which was the first of our graduations this year. In her message, she talks about the importance of celebrating our graduates and all that they have accomplished. Click here to view it.
The Nutrition Services Department in Santa Ana Unified School District is pleased to announce that we will be participating in the Seamless Summer Feeding Option; serving free summer meals to children in the community! Please click on the headline for a list of participating sites, dates, times and additional rules.
Santa Ana High School's 2017 commencement ceremony took place June 21, 2017 at the Santa Ana Bowl. Graduates will be moving on to an array of colleges, including the U.S. Naval Academy and Santa Ana Unified's educational partner Santa Ana College. More than 100 students earned a Seal of Biliteracy. The class Valedictorian was Veronica Luna; the class Salutatorian was Samantha Munoz. Click here for photos.
Santa Ana Valley High School's 2017 commencement ceremony took place June 21, 2017 at the Santa Ana Bowl. Graduates will be moving on to an array of colleges, including USC and Santa Ana Unified's educational partner Santa Ana College. More than 100 students earned a Seal of Biliteracy. Gloria Mendoza-Ruiz was the Valedictorian; Maria Navarro was the class Salutatorian. Many students wore color coded stoles indicating their specific areas of study.
Segerstrom High School's 2017 commencement ceremony took place June 20, 2017 at the Santa Ana Bowl. Together, Segerstrom's Class of 2017 received more than $1 million in scholarship funds. Graduates will be attending an array of colleges, from Brown University to SAUSD's educational partner Santa Ana College. More than 180 students earned a Seal of Biliteracy. Nha Dang was Valedictorian; Maria Gomez was the class Salutatorian. Click here for photos.
Century High School's 2017 commencement ceremony took place June 20, 2017 at the Santa Ana Bowl. Together, Century's Class of 2017 earned more than $700,000 in scholarships and graduates will be moving on to an array of colleges, including Stanford and SAUSD's educational partner Santa Ana College. More than 100 students earned a Seal of Biliteracy. Lizbeth Gomez was Valedictorian; Jesenia Castro was the class Salutatorian.