News, Announcements, & Success Stories

This is the final regular edition of the District Digest for the 2017-18 school year. Schools return from summer break on Aug. 13. The first edition of the District Digest for the new school year will be Aug. 15. 
WE'VE GOT PHOTOS: High school graduation and middle school promotion highlights
Congratulations to all of our high school graduates. Here is a 2018 GRADUATION PHOTO GALLERY highlighting ceremonies at our high schools: Cordova, Folsom, Folsom Lake, Kinney, Vista del Lago, Walnutwood and Adult Education. 

Congratulations to our middle school students who promoted to high school. Check out our  2018 MIDDLE SCHOOL PROMOTION GALLERY highlighting ceremonies at our middle schools: Folsom, Mills, Mitchell, and Sutter. 
VIDEO: Principal donates her car to grandmother of student
Lorraine Testut is the guardian of her grandaughter Dottie Kampf, who just finished first grade at Cordova Gardens Elementary in Rancho Cordova. The Principal of her school, Karen Redfield, is retiring, and at the end of the school year, she asked to meet with Lorraine and asked if she could donate her car to her.
Dottie has been a student at the school since kindergarten, during her first year they had to move a lot further away. Lorraine wanted to keep consistency in her  education and not move her to a different school, so over the course of the past couple years, Karen and staff at the school witnessed Lorraine walking her granddaughter to school daily in the rain, wind or extreme heat.
Lorraine at one point had made fliers for a Recycle Drive to collect cans and bottles, to try to raise money for a vehicle without success. So the school helped with a bus pass, but that still included quite the long walk. Redfield said it was the right thing to do, to donate her car to Lorraine and was inspired by the grandma's dedication to her Dottie's education. 
Watch the touching  video here! 
VIDEO: End-of-Year Reflections from Superintendent Koligian
During her first year as Folsom Cordova's superintendent, Dr. Sarah Koligian set out to learn about what distinguishes our schools and communities, and how they create pathways to success for every student.
In this video message, Dr. Koligian reflects on her observations, what she learned about what it means to be a part of 'Team FCUSD', and how she sees our schools and communities serving our students.
VIDEO: Seniors at CHS and Vista del Lago inspire elementary students with grad walks
Vista del Lago High held their 2nd Annual GRADitude Walk on May 23rd and Cordova High held their first Grad Walk on May 29.

All seniors from Vista del Lago High visited their former elementary schools: Blanche Sprentz, Empire Oaks, Folsom Hills, Oak Chan, Russell Ranch, as well as Folsom Middle dress in their graduation caps and gowns. The idea is to inspire younger students to graduate.

A group of seniors at Cordova High participated in a Grad Walk to nearby elementary school Cordova Gardens. It was a sight you don't see everyday, students walking through a Rancho Cordova neighborhood in their caps and gowns, arriving at Cordova Gardens to be cheered on by students and staff there. The elementary students were super excited to cheer on the graduating Lancers. 

In other news ...

Alumni News: Vista grad gets marketing award
Cal Poly senior and 2014 Vista del Lago graduate Hannah Avdalovic was awarded first place for Best Marketing and Public Relations Manager from College Media Business and Advertising Managers (CMBAM) during its annual convention. 
The award recognizes a student manager most responsible for promoting a media organization to outside communities, managing relationships externally, and or creating promotional and sales materials. 
Avdalovic, a journalism major with a concentration in public relations, works as the marketing and PR manager for Cal Poly Journalism's student-run media, Mustang Media Group, and has been involved in marketing the organization for the past three years. 
She has been recognized with other awards throughout her time in the organization, including earning first place for Best Audience Engagement Strategy and second place for Best Social Media Campaign, also from CMBAM. 
Board of Education:  June 7,  2018
The FCUSD Board of Education will hold  its regular meeting on Thursday, June 7 at 6 p.m. in the Education Services Center Board Room, 1965 Birkmont Drive in Rancho Cordova.
Agendas are posted online the Friday before each regularly scheduled meeting. 

This week's agenda items include: 

Special Presentation
  • Special Graduation Ceremony
  • Secondary Social Science Pilot Consensus and Approval of Textbook Adoptions: Grades K-5 and Grades 6-8   
  •  Approve Revisions to Student Conduct Code 2018-2019
  • Adopt New Board Policy 5145.13: Response to Immigration Enforcement 
  • Public Hearing: 2018-2019 Tentative Budget.
  • Public Hearing: 2018-2019 Local Control and Accountability Plan  
All agendas can be found here.
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