Events This Week
TONIGHT: Nogales Boys Basketball First Round of CIF STATE Championship Games
Nogales High School Boys Basketball team is now competing in the CIF STATE championships since they won the CIF Southern Section 5AA Championship last Saturday.

Come support them TONIGHT, Wednesday, March 7, at 7 PM against Calvary Baptist in the Nogales High School Gym.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune Feature: Nogales' hot shooting leads to first boys basketball title ever By Fred Robledo

(1 of 27 photos) Nogales’ Joseph Flores, Matthew Frazier and Bershoun Levi celebrate after defeating Foothill Technology, 78-65, in the CIF-SS Division 5AA boys basketball championship game at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif. on Saturday, March 3, 2018. (Correspondent photo by Trevor Stamp)
District Choral Festival POSTPONED
The District Choral Music Festival that was scheduled for tonight has had to be POSTPONED due to the CIF state championship game that is being held in the Nogales High School gym. We apologize for the inconvenience and as soon as a new date has been determined, we will notify everyone.
Board of Education Meeting March 8
Click HERE for the Agenda for the RUSD Board of Education Meeting on Thursday, March 8 at 6 PM. Please note there will be several school recognitions including: Oswalt STEM Club Mathletes, Rowland High School Automotive Students, Rowland High School Academic Decathlon Team, Rowland High School Girls Soccer Team, Nogales High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team, Nogales High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team, Nogales High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team and School Spotlight Report on Rowland High School.
Rowland High School's Footloose, The Musical
Don't miss the last weekend of Rowland High School Theatre Department's Footloose, the Musical. Performances in the RHS Ellis Jordan Theatre are March 8, 9 and 10 at 7 PM and a Saturday Matinee at 2 PM. Tickets are currently on sale for $9 and are $10 at the door.
Above: Students from Telesis Academy meet with District staff to share input about their school. Parents came together at the LCAP Community Input Meeting last night at the Nogales High School Library.
We value your voice! Our community is invited to participate in RUSD's annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Community Survey that helps us focus District programs and resources
for continued student success.

The online survey was emailed to our stakeholders today.

To take our community survey click below:

Survey available now through March 23, 2018, and is also in Spanish/Chinese/Korean.
RUSD One of 12 Schools in Nation Selected
for Future Ready Schools Digital Equity Program

The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), with generous support from AT&T, launched a new pilot program and Rowland Unified School District was one
of 12 school districts across the nation selected.  The Future Ready Schools ®  (FRS) Digital Equity Program, led by All4Ed, will provide school district leaders with resources, leadership strategies, and other support to better plan and implement a digital learning strategy that improves learning outcomes for all students. The pilot program was announced last week by FRS at a retreat involving senior-level leadership from the 12 districts selected.

“Leaders from the twelve school districts selected for the Future Ready Schools (FRS) Digital Equity Program have demonstrated their commitment to modernize their schools, support their teachers, and identify modern learning opportunities that engage their students and improve learning outcomes,” said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia. “Thanks to a $300,000 contribution from AT&T, the FRS Digital Equity Program will help school district leaders identify their needs and craft a comprehensive plan that incorporates a research-based digital strategy and results in sound purchasing decisions. Such an approach ensures a smoother implementation and greater likelihood of success.”

“It is a pleasure to have been selected as an innovative school district striving to meet the needs of the students we serve,” said Rowland Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Julie Mitchell. “We look forward to working with leaders on a national level to make a positive impact for all students in the Rowland Unified School District.” 

Calling All RUSD Band Students 7th/8th Grades - High School: Interested in Performing in London?
An exciting opporutunity is available for those RUSD band and color guard students in grades 7th/8th and who attend Nogales and Rowland High Schools. The Nogales Noble Regiment has been invited to perform in London for the 2019-20 New Year's Parade! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opprotunity to represent our District on the international stage.

The cost will be approximately $3,200 and depostis will start geing due by this June.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, YOU MUST CONTACT NOGALES HIGH SCHOOL BAND DIRECTOR BRAD POLLOCK BY MARCH 12, 2018. For more information, please contact Mr. Pollock at (626)965-3437 extension 3661 or by email at
Read Across America at RUSD Schools
The Force of reading was strong at schools across the District as they celebrated Dr. Seuss's Birthday and Read Across America. Thank you to staff, parents and community members who came out to read to our students!
To celebrate the fantastical world of reading and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, characters from a galaxy far, far away visited students at Jellick Elementary. Members of the “501st Legion,” the largest Star Wars volunteer costuming group of “villainous” favorites such as Imperial Stormtroopers and Darth Vader himself, read to elementary students. In addition, visitors had fun taking their photo with a green screen backdrop (Superintendent Dr. Mitchell joined the festivities!) along with various community members including: Assemblymember Phillip Chen, representatives from the offices of Congressman Ed Royce and Senator Newman, officers from the Walnut Sheriff’s Department and local Fire Department, Chaffey Federal Credit Union, and 20 representatives from the City of Industry Target showed their support!
West Covina Fire Department No. 5 turned up the heat and community leaders like Deputy  Louis Denver from Walnut/Diamond Bar Station - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department had fun re-enforcing the joy of reading to Hollingworth students for Dr. Seuss' Birthday!
So Much News Daily! Follow Our Schools on Twitter @RowlandSchools
Thank you @HildaSolis for recognizing and always supporting our school and our college and career readiness efforts @RowlandSchools #GianoCareerDay2018
Awesome staff makes Family Literacy night happen! Fantastic celebration of reading. Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! @RowlandSchools #WeAreRowland

Kayla Park Won The Rowland Charter Oratory Contest - Kayla Park won the Rowland Charter Oratory contest and earned the right to compete in the ACSA Region 15 Oratory contest. We are proud that Kayla was one of six contestants that won a $500 scholarship http://  
Applications Now Being Accepted for RUSD Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee
The District is looking for candidates to fill vacancies for a two-year term on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) for the Measure R Bond. The CBOC shall have at least seven members and is designed to include individuals with business experience, senior citizens, and members of the community. Members must be residents in the Rowland Unified School District. District officials, employees, vendors and contractors are prohibited from serving on the committee. 

The Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee serves in an advisory role and does not have decision-making authority, but will review quarterly expenditure reports produced by the District to ensure that bond proceeds are expanded only for the purpose set forth in the ballot measure. The Committee will also review the audits and reports of expenditures of bond proceeds and will inform public concerning the same. 
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