Congratulations to the participants in the Riverside Council PTA Reflections Contest: Ben Burrell, Ella Grace Chavez, Winston Clark, Madison Cole, Kaitlyn Conover, Luke Freese, Tristin Green, Shehab Harb, Madelyn Olsen, Jalene Rodriguez, Averi Rowan, and Tally Rowan Good luck first place winners: Madison Cole, Tristin Green, and Madelyn Olsen, at the District PTA Reflections Award Ceremony on Friday, March 21 at 7:00 Kennedy Middle College, Norco
In the coming weeks, you will be asked to give your thoughts on this question: “What would most help all students in RUSD to be successful?” We need to hear from you as our district begins putting together its Local Control and Accountability Plan. Districts throughout California are crafting these plans, which signal a significant change from the state-controlled “one size fits all” educational plans of the past to a more locally-minded plan that specifically addresses the needs of our students here in Riverside. Make sure to have your voice heard! Come of one of the community meetings, included one right here at our school. You can find a full list of meeting dates and times at: www.successforstudents.org. You also can share your ideas at this website.
RUSD's History Day is almost here! On January 25th, a select few of our very own Woodcrest students will be presenting at University Heights Middle School. Presentations run from 9:35 am to 11:45 am, with awards at 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. It would be great if you could stop by and show your support for the kids!
Students and Faculty were given a real treat when the choir from Martin Luther King High School came out before the break and sang for them. They all enjoyed listening to the musical talents of such an amazing group of teenagers. Two of the staff members were especially proud since both of their daughters are in the choir and were among those that sang. The students could not stop talking about the singing as the day went on.
On Thursday, November 7, 2013, the first grade students in Mrs. Theresa Anderson’s class at Woodcrest reached their goal of 1,000 AR quizzes passed!!! They concluded the day with 1,022. All 29 students in Mrs. Anderson’s class are participating on AR this year. They accomplished the 1,000 goal mark in just less than 10 weeks! A group of parents surprised the class with frog cupcakes to celebrate the reading achievement and the principal, Mrs. Ekman, awarded each student with a spirit stick with the words, “My Principal is Proud of Me!” The students have set a new goal for the second trimester. They want to pass 1,055 for a total of 2,055 AR quizzes. Mrs. Ekman is looking forward to seeing how many quizzes they pass by June!