Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. (Click the headline for more!)
Riverside Unified School District’s (RUSD) Lake Mathews Elementary School is garnering national attention as a result of its recent announcement as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School.
On September 8, 2015 in an historic event, Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) partnership agreement with both University of California, Riverside (UCR) and Riverside City College (RCC), signifying strategic partnerships designed to expand educational opportunities available for students in Riverside. (click the headline above to read more)
University of California, Riverside and Riverside City College will each be signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Riverside Unified School District, signifying their strategic partnerships designed to expand educational opportunities available for students in Riverside. CLICK THE HEADLINE FOR MORE!
On Monday August 17th, RUSD Board of Education recognized Riverside's Fire Department and for their efforts to educate our young students about water safety during the summer. Click the headline to read more!
RUSD Employees, click the headline for details about the All-Employee PD Day on August 19th, 2015
RUSD Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Support Renee Hill was invited to speak on a panel of educational technology leaders at the Future Ready Schools Summit in Orange County! Click the headline to read more.
Riverside Unified School District Staff Development Specialists Andy Stetkevich and Judy Fuhrman will share their expertise with an international community of educators at the 19th European Conference in Literacy, to be held July 13-16 in Klagenfurt, Austria. Click the headline to read more.
Congratulations to the Riverside Unified School District winners of the Water is Life Art Contest, sponsored by the Western Municipal Water District. Our elementary division winners are: First Place -- Auniece Fincher, Mark Twain Elementary School; and Second Place – Faith Chirinos, Franklin Elementary School. Middle School winners are: First Place – Selena Yang, Earhart Middle School; and Second Place -- Kelly Spencer, Frank A. Miller Middle School.
At-risk Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) students who successfully committed to improving their grades and attendance received bicycles at a special event on Wednesday, July 1 at the Central Registration Center, 5700 Arlington Avenue. The bicycles were refurbished by inmates and donated to RUSD by the California Institution for Women, working with the non-profit Correctional Employees Youth Group, Continuing the Dream. Click the headline to read more.
The Early Childhood Office is now enrolling 3 and 4 year old children for the 2015-16 school year that starts on August 24. We offer Head Start and State Preschool programs at 19 different school sites. Families must qualify for services based on family size and income. However, a limited number of families who are over income may qualify for a new program where they can pay a small daily fee to participate. We are also offering a new Spanish language program. Space is limited. Please call 951-352-8290 for more information
This past Thursday, organizers of the award-winning Starting Blocks swim education program celebrated another year of this life-saving program. Click the headline above to read more.
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Our own Arlington High School Choir will head to Carnegie Hall this week to perform at the world famous venue. . They are part of the Choral Convergence at Carnegie Hall on Friday, June 26 at 8PM.The choir earned the spot after taking first place at a music festival in San Francisco last year. They will sing alone on stage at Carnegie ,then mixed with other choirs for part of the program, which includes the world premiere of a piece written exclusively for this event. In addition, they will be performing the National Anthem on Saturday at the Mets Stadium for the Brooklyn Cyclones game. They successfully auditioned for this opportunity. On Thursday they will perform and have clinics at the Aaron Copland School of Music.Choir Director, Dr. Kellori Dower said, “"I'm extremely proud of the work of my students. We feel very supported by the Riverside Unified School District and the entire community. Thanks to everyone"
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Families are invited to attend the Summerfest event, to be held Wednesday, June 17 at Don Lorenzi Park4230 Jackson Street. There will be free food and activities. Click the headline for more information. And, don't forget...RUSD is once again providing free meals at city parks this summer for children through our FEEDS program!
More than 70 years ago, Mr. Bud Kaus, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War left his family to serve his country. And on Monday, June 8, the Miller Middle School community said thank you with a flag ceremony that included American and California flags that had been flown over the state capitol. The ceremony took place just days before Flag Day, which is Sunday, June 14. Click the headline to read more
Congratulations to the 2015 recipients of Riverside Educational Enrichment Foundation Scholarship students, given each year to outstanding Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students.Two scholarships are given in honor of former Board of Education members Maxine Frost and Lewis J. Vanderzyl. Clck the headline to read more.
Congratulations to Sierra Middle School Principal Steven Ybarra, the ACSA Region XIX 2015 Middle Grades Principal of the Year and Susan Mills, the ACSA Region XIX 2015 Personnel/Human Resources Administrator of the Year. Both were recognized at the group's spring ceremony held Friday, May 29 in Palm Springs.
Arlington High School’s JROTC has earned the Air Force JROTC 2014-2015 Distinguished Merit Award – an honor that places Arlington’s program in the top 8 percent of the 889 AFJROTC programs worldwide. Arlington is one of only three schools in California to earn the distinction, which recognizes units that go above and beyond expectations. In addition, Arlington AFJROTC instructors MSgt. Johnny Hillary and Lt. Col. Kelly McPeters have earned the U.S. Air Force AFJROTC Outstanding Instructor Award for the 2014-2015 school year. Arlington’s JROTC has distinguished itself by completing 35 community service projects, and contributing 3700 hours of community service. They also worked to raise money for the American Red Cross and assisted in fundraising events to benefit war veterans groups. Way to go, Arlington!
On Tuesday, May 26, RUSD thanked our many outstanding volunteers at the Volunteer Recognition Event, held at North High School. Volunteers were treated to a fun evening of performance coordinated by North's own Michelle Grotness, along with Choir Director Thomas Kociela and Band Director Pete Jackson. Thank you volunteers for what you do, day in and day out, to make a difference in our children's lives...to read more about our outstanding volunteers, cick the headline above to read their bios!
Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the California State Science Fair, held May 18-19 at the California Science Center. We had three winners. Cliclk on the headline to see who they were!
The 19th annual REEF Golf Tournament takes place Monday, June 15. This event is open to the community and is a great way to support the Riverside Edcuational Enrichment Foundation, which provides thousands of dollars in classrom grants to RUSD schools. Click the headline above to learn more.
On Wednesday, May 20, RUSD recognized our many outstanding employees at our annual Employee Recognition Event. Special honors were given to our District Employees of the Year: Certificated Manager of the Year Rich Davis; Classified Manager of the Year Angela McKinney; Confidential Employee of the Year Launa Whitlock; Principal of the Year Lari Nelson; Site Support Person of the Year Marie Coover; Classified Employee of the Year Kelly Powell; Elementary Teacher of the Year Eric Palmer; Middle School Teacher of the Year Ashley Fulmer; and High School Teacher of the Year Cherilynne Hollowell. Thank you all for your service!