RUSD Student Awards & Recognitions
RUSD Board of Education honors National Merit SemiFinalists and
Commended Students from Rowland High School.

The Rowland Unified School District Board of Education recognized students from Rowland High School on September 15,2022 for their achievement on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) who were named as SemiFinalists and Commended students.

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist students are selected based on their high PSAT/NMSQT test scores -- less than 1 percent of the nation's graduating seniors qualify for this incredible recognition. These students have an opportunity to continue in the national competition for college scholarships in the Spring. Congratulations to:

Selina Cheng

Juliet Kim

Madeleine Tsoi 

There are 12 Rowland High School students honored as National Merit Commended Students this year -- these students are among the 50,000 highest scoring participants across the nation on the PSAT/NMSQT:


Frank Chavarria

Emily Chiang

Joshua Chien

Collin Jia

Dylan Kang

Kylie Lay

Noah Lim

Daniel Lu

Brandon Quach

Ryan Linn

Leah Shin

Jason Tang

Juliet Kim

Madeleine Tsoi

Buckboard Days Parade SATURDAY!

The Buckboard Days Parade and Festival is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. For more information please visit

Join Us This

Saturday, October 15 for the

50th Annual

Buckboard Days Parade!

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Come support our schools and community this Saturday! The Buckboard Days Parade and Festival begins at 9 a.m. at the corner of Nogales and Colima and ends at the Rowland Heights County Park, where the festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year's theme is "50th Golden Anniversary: Back to the Future" and the 2022 Grand Marshals are Mary Jo Maxwell, Jr. Women's Club President for the 1971 Parade, and Bonnie Duenas, Current President of the Rowland Heights Women's Club.

Come early for the HH Kiwanis $7 Pancake Breakfast at Bell Memorial Church (across the street from the District Office) that starts at 7 AM.

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The parade will feature Rowland Unified school groups, community organizations, classic cars, floats and entertainment.

Come Support our Schools!

Alvarado Marching Band & Color Guard

Hurley Elementary School

Jellick Elementary School

Nogales High School Cheer

The Nogales Dance Crew (TNDC)

Nogales High School Football Team

Nogales High School Noble Regiment

Oswalt Academy

Rowland Elementary

Rollin' Raiders - Rowland High School

Rowland High School Cheer Squad

Rowland High School Rowland Raider Regiment

Rowland High School Varsity Football

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Shelyn Elementary

Telesis Academy of Science & Math

Ybarra Academy of the Arts and Technology

Rowland Elementary Students Receive Backpacks & More

The Rowland Elementary cafeteria was packed with students as squeals of laughter were heard. Students were surprised as they received free backpacks filled with school supplies. Through its inaugural Big Summer Giveback program, Puente Hills Toyota, together with 450 dealerships nationwide will support local schools, including students at Rowland Elementary (pictured above) by teaming up with the Kids in Need Foundation.


As soon as we were told by Toyota of this wonderful cause we signed up immediately. This is a chance for us to give back to the community that has been so supportive of Puente Hills Toyota before and after the pandemic,” said Nicholas Cardin, Vice President-General Manager of Puente Hills Toyota. “The Toyota partnership with Kids In Need Foundation will have an immediate and positive impact on the kids and families right in our own backyard.” 

"Seeing the sparkle in the eyes of our kids and their huge smiles that day warmed my heart," said John Martinez, Principal of Rowland Elementary. "We are so grateful to everyone for their generous gifts and spending time with our kids."


Rowland Unified School District Board of Education Meeting 

TONIGHT October 13 at 6 PM Public Session Click to View Agenda  

October 13, 2022 Questions? Contact RUSD News Editor [email protected]

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