District Weekly Highlights
November 4 - 8, 2019
From the Desk of the Superintendent
Dear CUSD Team,

Happy Veterans Day!
As we prepare to enjoy our 3 day weekend in observance of Veterans Day (Monday, November 11th), we want to thank all those who have served in our armed forces and those that have family members who have served.

Measure "V" 16 & 12 Building Classrooms at CHS
We are excited to report that our 16 classroom modular building, referred to as building (A2) in the Measure "V" project is set to break ground in December of 2019. The expected student and staff occupancy date for the 16 classroom building is August of 2020. We thank the community of Calexico for these new facilities, as they are possible through the passing of the Measure "V" Bond. Following the completion of building (A2), construction will continue to building (A3), a 12 classroom modular building. Please click on the following link to view a rendering of these Measure "V" projects. Click here to view.

Girls Cross Country Team IVL Champs!
Congratulations to our CHS Girls Cross Country Team for their 1st place win on November 7th at the Sunbeam Lake Finals and for being recognized as the Imperial Valley League Champions! Coach Luis Rodriguez was named Coach of the Year. Great Job Lady Bulldogs!

Congressman Vargas Recognizes NJROTC Program
Congratulations to our Navy Cadet program, which has officially been accepted into the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) program! Congressman Vargas personally visited CHS to recognize our students and staff for this great accomplishment!!

Have a great 3 day weekend!

Carlos R. Gonzales

School Highlights
U.S. Representative
Juan Vargas recognizes Calexico High School's Navy JROTC Program
Alternative Education
Spirit Week, Graduate, ASSETS, Carne Asada, so much happening at Alternative Education!
Blanche Charles
Watch our highlights from this week! BC would like to Salute our BRAVE Veteran's who have sacrificed so much. We are Forever Grateful! Thank you!!!


Mains Elementary
Fall Festival
&
Red Ribbon Week
Rockwood Elementary
Principal Santos and Rockwood staff making a splash with many activities for students!!!
Willam Moreno Jr. High School
Our Aztec Circle Of Friends students attended the Cattle Call Mini Rodeo in Brawley on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

Department Highlights
SPARKS
Expanded Learning
Students in the SPARKS program at Blanche Charles Elementary learned to create pixel art using perler beads and graph paper. This is one of the activities used to build knowledge and skills needed to create their own video game.

Educational Services
These couple of weeks we conducted site visits and held CSI/ATSI meetings. Enjoy the video above from one of our visits and click below for more highlights.



Family Resource Center
Introducing Norma Longhmani our new Clinical Social worker at the Family Resource Center

Human Resources
Here is an update about the Health for the Holidays Challenge
  • Participants: 122 signed up so far (great participation!)
  • Teams: 16
(there's still time to create or join a team)
 
The last day to register is November 12th.


Personnel Commission
The Personnel Commission would like to acknowledge Gerardo Izaguirre for being the Classified Employee of the Month for October, 2019.

Gerardo works as a Custodian for the district.  He started working as a substitute back in August of 2016 and almost a year after he was selected to fill a part-time Custodial position.  Gerardo then applied for a full time Custodial position that became available and was selected to work in a split position between Cesar Chavez and Jefferson Elementary Schools.  Although Gerardo went to SDSU and earned a degree in Social Science, he reports enjoying working in his current assignment because he likes helping others in any way he can as well as being able to keep him active.  
Gerardo takes pride in having the school and classrooms look clean, proper and ready for students and staff. He said it brings him great joy to do things for others because it makes him feel part of a wonderful work family.

Congratulations Gerardo!
Technology
A coding bootcamp for the Digital Learning Academy and the start of a "Making Culture" was a huge part of the technology department this week. Read More
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