District College Fair September 19 at Rowland High School 5:30 - 8 PM
Everyone welcome! Rowland Unified Families are invited to the 2019 District College Fair this Thursday, September 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rowland High School. Families can learn about the college admissions process and more by meeting with representatives from colleges, universities and military branches. There will be helpful resources and workshops offered (please see schedule below). For more information call
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UC Berkeley
UC Los Angeles
UC Irvine 
UC Merced
UC Riverside 
UC San Diego 
CSU Fullerton
CSU Los Angeles
Cal Poly Pomona  

California Community Colleges
Citrus College
East Los Angeles College
Fullerton College
Mt. San Antonio College
Rio Hondo College 
National Guard 
CSUF Army ROTC (Titan Battalion) 
Private Universities
Azusa Pacific University 
Biola University
Cal Baptist University
Columbia College Hollywood Culinary Institute of America
Grand Canyon University
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
HQ Coding Institute 
John’s Hopkins University
Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD)
Mt. St. Mary’s University
Platt University
Premier Career College
University of La Verne
University of the Pacific
Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
Whittier College 

Break-Out Sessions and Workshops A (6:15-6:45 PM)

College Calendar (ROOM D-5): Important dates for students and parents to be aware of including college application deadlines, financial aid deadlines, SAT/ACT tests dates and more!  (Spanish/Mandarin Translation Available) 
California College Systems (ROOM D-4): A general overview of the California UC, CSU, Private and California Community College systems

Getting Middle Schoolers College Ready (ROOM E-2): This presentation will increase awareness of the college planning process beginning in middle school. (Spanish Translation Available) 

Introduction to Financial Aid (ROOM Hideout): Students and parents will be given an overview of the financial aid process for college including how to apply, the different types of financial aid and much more. Information will be presented by the Rio Hondo Financial Aid Department. (Spanish/Mandarin Translation Available) 

Break-Out Sessions and Workshops B (7:00 -7:30 PM)

Community College (ROOM: D-4): Gateway to Four Year college, Vocational and Technical Careers: An overview of the advantages of enrolling in a community college, from pursuing a vocational or technical career, to transferring to a four-year college or university. (Spanish/Mandarin Translation Available) 

Introduction to Financial Aid (ROOM: Hideout): Students and parents will be given an overview of the financial aid process for college

Trade School/Technical School Options (ROOM: D-5): This session will highlight trade and technical opportunities from local college programs. 

Writing the College Essay (ROOM E-2): What do Yale, Stanford and UCLA share in common? Essays and writing prompts! We will cover how to optimize your writing and avoid common pitfalls 
 (Spanish/Mandarin Translation Available)
United Against Bullying
The Rowland High School Senior Class stood together in a visual and united front against bullying by wearing orange on Friday, September 13. Across the country beginning in 2011, orange has been the symbolic color to stand up to bullying of all groups. Rowland High School seniors and faculty participated by wearing orange at the annual Senior BBQ to show 9th-11th graders that the senior class is united to begin a change on campus against bullying. ASB is selling orange shirts and more events are planned for October and for Unity Day - National Together Against Bullying Day on October 23. UNITED for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Make it ORANGE and make it end!
Rowland Elementary K-Kids Honored for Community Service Work
Rowland Elementary K-Kids honored by Board of Education on September 12, 2019 for their more than 650 hours of community service.
K-Kids stands for Kiwanis Kids and is the elementary branch of Kiwanis, a non-profit international community service organization. The mission of K-Kids is to do service, build character and develop leadership. Rowland Elementary is proud to have the only K-Kids in Rowland Unified, where elementary students participate in club activities, meetings, fundraisers, and service projects (both on and off-campus.) Together, they have completed over 650 hours of service.

Rowland K-Kids were also recognized by Kiwanis International during the 2018-2019 year as a Distinguished Club and won the award for Best Traditional Scrapbook in the California-Nevada-Hawaii District.

Additionally, 6th grade student Gogo Zhou received the Kiwanis Children’s Fund Leadership Award and the Distinguished Club Officer Award. Rowland Elementary Club Advisor and 4th grade teacher Mrs. Holloway also received the Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award.
Celebrate Shelyn Elementary's 50th!
Above: Shelyn Elementary when it opened its doors and there was wide open spaces in Rowland Heights. Bottom left: Shelyn Principal Bob Harrison with the school staff in 1969!
Shelyn Elementary School will turn 50 and the community is invited to a 50 th Golden Anniversary Community Celebration this Thursday, September 19 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The school celebration will feature carnival games, face painting, a cake walk, photo booths, and student performances from each grade level, including the Shelyn Choir, Band, and Mandarin Dual Immersion students. Superintendent Dr. Julie Mitchell and the Board of Education will also be in attendance.

“It is such an honor to lead the celebration of our history,” said Shelyn Principal Sarah Opatkiewicz. “Our vibrant, community school has a long history of families who have attended throughout the decades. It is no surprise to see our parents and grandparents as former Shelyn Sharks volunteering daily! We are excited to invite our community for a fun, carnival celebration to show off how far we have come as we look forward to the next 50 years!”
Shelyn Elementary now offers a Mandarin Dual Language Immersion Program with Mandarin enrichment opportunities school-wide. Beginning in Kindergarten, students are taught how to read, write and communicate in two languages, learning 50% of their day in Chinese and 50% of their day in English.
Shelyn students review greeting vocabulary in Chinese and learn about moon cakes and the Asian Moon Festival Season by Shelyn Mandarin Teacher Kevin Chou.

The community can watch the innovative learning in action at Shelyn by following them on Twitter @ShelynSharks
Help Support Nogales Noble Regiment As They Prepare for London New Year's Day Parade
Come grab a pizza and help raise funds for the Nogales Noble Regiment for their London trip on Wednesday at Pizza Supreme!

Millions of people tune in every year to watch the London New Year's Day Parade (LNYDP) and our own Nogales High School Noble Regiment Band will be one of only four bands on the West Coast ( and the only high school band in California ) to perform in this internationally-televised parade on January 1, 2020.

The Noble Regiment has earned many accolades and awards under the direction of Brad Pollock, including performing twice at the New York Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2008 and 2015.

For more information on how you can help support the Nogales Noble Regiment as they prepare for London, please contact the Nogales Noble Regiment Band Boosters at auditor@nogalesnobleregiment.org
September 17, 2019 Issue Questions? Contact RUSD News Editor gward@rowlandschools.org
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