DUSD NEWSLETTER: OCTOBER 2018
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´╗┐OCTOBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
CAASPP SCORES RELEASED: The California Department of Education has released the 2018 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test scores. Overall, DUSD saw a slight increase in the percentage of students that met or exceeded state standards. For more information click here.  
NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS: During the October 9, 2018 Board meeting,19 DHS students (a new school record!) were honored for being among the 16,000 academically talented high school students across the country who earned the status of National Merit Semifinalists based on their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT taken in the fall of last year. These students represent the top 1% of the PSAT/NMSQT test takers in the country. They will now go on to compete for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be awarded next spring. Congratulations to Manan Chopra, Aaron Deivaprakash, Neha Harpanhalli, Kevin Jiang, Archishma Kavalipati, Priyanka Kedia, Christy Koh, Yash Kulkarni, Rishabh Lenka, Jennifer Liu, Nahusha Madhusudan, Rishik Manthana, Mallika Pajjuri, Ivan Rao, John So, Jeffrey Tian, Alice Wong, Sarah Wu, and Michael Zhu!
DHS STUDENT ACCEPTED TO PRESTIGIOUS ACADEMY: Dublin High School senior Alice Wong was recently accepted to the Junior Academy of the New York Academy of Sciences. The program received 6,500 applications of which 586 students from 57 countries were selected. Congratulations Alice! For more information click here .
WELLS RUNNER SWEEPS SEASON: Congratulations to Wells Middle School sixth grader Sabrina Noriega ! During this year's middle school cross country season, Sabrina won all her races, including events at Fallon, Mendenhall (Livermore), and Pleasanton Middle School. She finished her clean sweep with a win at the Championship meet on October 10, 2018.
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL: Is your elementary school student biking or walking to school? The Safe Route to School program aims to establish routes which maximize safety for travel to and from school sites, as well as to educate school administrators, parents, and children about vehicle, bike, and pedestrian safety. Visit the City of Dublin's website to review and download your school's map!
DPIE FUNDRAISER ON OCTOBER 20: Dublin Partners in Education, along with its signature sponsors Rotary Club of Dublin and Kaiser Permanente, invite you to The Speakeasy Gala. This is DPIE's largest fundraiser of the year and all proceeds benefit programs for the 12,000+ students at the 12 schools in the Dublin Unified School District. For more information click here .
2018 HOMECOMING: Did you miss this year's Dublin High School Homecoming Parade? Don't worry, we shared a few photos of the event on our Facebook page. Check them out here .
NEW HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT MOVES FORWARD: The Dublin Unified School District recently issued a press release regarding the Board's decision to move forward with the acquisition of the Promenade site. Read the full press release here
HALLOWEEN COSTUME GUIDELINES: Halloween is right around the corner and we want our families to know what type of costumes are acceptable to make this a positive and fun environment for all. To review District Halloween costume guidelines, click here.
THE ARTS AT DHS: There are a number of performances taking place at DHS in the near future, including:
NEW KOLB PRINCIPAL: Dublin Unified School District recently announced Clara Lee as Principal of Kolb Elementary School. For more information, click here
NEW WELLS AP: The Dublin Unified School District recently announces Matthew Britten as the new Assistant Principal at Wells Middle School. For more information, click here .
DISTRICT NEWS: Dublin Unified School District recently provided an update regarding the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services position. For more information, click here.
BOARD MEETING VIDEOS: Did you know that all Board meetings are captured on video and can be streamed at any time? To see past Board meeting videos, including the recent joint meeting between the Dublin City Council and DUSD Board of Trustees, click here .
WETIP ANONYMOUS CRIME/THREAT REPORTING: DUSD has a relationship with WeTip, a service that allows people to share anonymous tips about potential threats or crimes at Dublin schools and facilities. That information is shared with local law enforcement and district officials and responded to immediately. You can share information anonymously online http://www.wetip.com or over the phone 1-800 732-7463 
DO YOU HAVE A TIP?:  Is there is a great story you think we should know about? If so, send us the lead. Include a few sentences of background information and some photos. We can't guarantee we'll cover it (don't take it personally, there is a lot going on in a district with 12K students and just over 1K staff) but we'd love to know. Email your tip to " communications@dublinusd.org ."
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