The Riverside Unified School District, working in partnership with Riverside Project Safe Neighborhoods, will offer a program on Gang Awareness and Prevention Training for Parents from 6-8 PM on Thursday, June 6 at Central Middle School, 4795 Magnolia Avenue. The guest speaker will be Riverside County Deputy District Attorney Evelyn Essenwanger. Topics to be covered include; How and why children get involved with gangs; warning signs of gang involvement; and ways that parents can keep their children out of gangs. The training is FREE. Click the headline above to download a flyer with more information.
Congratulations to King High School's Lei Lei Hawkins who won "Best Cameo" for her role as the jail matron in "Hairspray" at the Broadway LA's Jerry Herman Awards. Lei Lei received her award for Broadway's Peter Pan, Cathy Rigby. King actors Erin Metz and Ryan Slagle also competed for a chance to go to New York for the national Jimmy awards.The Jerry Herman awards are the regional competition for the national Jimmy awards in New York. King students received an invitation to participate in the Jerry Herman awards program after a judge attended King's Feb. 28 production.
Do you have questions about your child's school or your city? Check out RiversideLIVE, to be held 7-8 PM on Thursday, May 23. You can ask RUSD Superintendent Dr. Rick Miller or Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey your questions via Facebook, email, or Twitter. The program will be shown live on the city's public access channels and on two live stream websites: www.watchrusd.com and www.watchriverside.com. Please note these sites won't be active until the show begins at 7. For more information, visit www.riversidelive.org. Click the headline above to download a flyer with more details.
Congratulations to RUSD Superintendent Dr. Rick Miller and North High School's Mike Bartee, both of whom were honored by the NAACP. Dr. Miller received the organization's Education Award and Mr. Bartee earned the Omar Stratton Award. Congratulations to these outstanding members of the RUSD family.
RUSD is home to two distinguished Gates Millennium scholars, Anthony Calvillo (King High School) and Karen Figueroa (Ramona High School). Both are AVID students. Anthony participated in the Project Lead the Way program and will be studying engineering at UC Riverside. Karen Figueroa spent two summers completing a biomedical internship at Loma Linda University and will attend UCLA to pursue the pre-medical field. The Gates Millennium scholarship may be used within 10 years to support the full costs of their undergraduate and graduate education. It is awarded to the most extraordinary students based upon exceptional leadership, community service and academic achievements. Anthony’s and Karen’s accomplishments are especially notable considering there were more than 54,000 seniors who had applied, making it the largest and most competitive group of candidates in the program’s history. Only 1,000 Gates Millennium Scholars are selected nationwide each year. The odds of winning this prestigious scholarship are less than 2%. Congratulations Anthony and Karen!
Nearly $2,000 worth of musical instruments have been purchased using funds donated to the Richard Folger Memorial Fund, which was established last year in honor of longtime Emerson Elementary School teacher Richard Folger, who passed away last year. Click the headline above to read more.