RUSD Art Exhibition at Rowland Heights Community Center This Thursday, April 5
The RUSD Art Exhibition is April 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rowland Heights Community Center featuring art from
IB students from both Nogales and Rowland High Schools. Pictured: Rowland High School IB Art Students
(left to right): Deanna Ko, Sarah Lee, Isaac Ing, Christopher Cadiz and Ethan Rosell.
The community is invited to an evening of art and entertainment at Rowland Unified School District’s 2019 Student International Baccalaureate (IB) Art Exhibition, sponsored by the Rowland Heights Community Center on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. 

The event showcases artistic talents of students from both Rowland and Nogales High School’s IB visual arts and AP Studio art programs. A giant gallery will feature artist’s solo exhibition work displaying a variety of mediums including charcoal and color pencil drawing, watercolor painting, mixed media and sculpture. In addition, the exhibition will feature music performed by orchestral students from both Nogales and Rowland High Schools, along with treats and refreshments. The Rowland Heights Community Center is located at 18150 Pathfinder Road, at Pathfinder Park, in Rowland Heights.

  “This is an exciting evening where our community can view the amazing artistic talents of our high school students and learn more about the rigorous International Baccalaureate visual arts programs that are available at both Nogales and Rowland High Schools,” said Rowland High School Art Teacher Chablis Bates.
Nogales High School IB Art Students (left to right): Sophia Gayle Jacob, Kimberly Solano, Aiko Garnica,
and Charlene De Vera.
  “The exhibition will provide our IB seniors with an opportunity to visually communicate their own expression or voice through their curation of personal artworks and many provide the public the chance to purchase one-of-a-kind artwork,” said Nogales High School Art Teacher Robert Sotello.

Each student must display eight to 10 art selections and are anxious to see how the public will respond to their art form and theme.

Nogales High School IB Student Solo Exhibitions:

Aiko Garnica
“Religion” - Watercolor and colored pencil, sculpture
“The focus is on Ancient religions – female versions of Greek and Roman Gods – and the battle of evil and good.”
Charlene De Vera
“I” - Watercolor and colored pencil
“My journey of self-discovery.”
Sophia Jacob
“Love” - Watercolor
“Depicting all types of love – romantic, family, friend and even animal love.”
Kimberly Solano
“Women Overcoming Limits” – Clay and watercolor
“Sculptures depict that objectification limits the capabilities of women. Watercolors show how women overcoming barriers – women being happy, free and themselves.”
Sara Lee
"Obstruction" - Mixed Media
“My body of work portrays different obstacles that everyone goes through in life. Some obstacles are personal to me, but even my personal struggles can be relevant to others which makes my theme universal.”
Ethan Rosell
"Me & You" - Mixed Media
“Can't appreciate the light without a little dark.”

Rowland High School IB Student Solo Exhibitions:

Isaac Ing
"Legends" - Sculpture
“Legendary people, legendary thoughts, all rolled into one.”
Chris Cadiz  
"Identity" - Mixed Media 
“Who Am I?, Who Are You?, Who Are We?” 
Deanna Ko
"Self Love" - Mixed Media 
“Knowing how to love yourself enables you to be the best version of yourself. If you don't love yourself, how can you expect others to love you?”
Nogales High School and Rowland High School are part of the Rowland Unified School District and are both International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools. IB curriculum focuses on offering opportunities for students to become active and caring members of local, national and global communities; they focus attention on the values and outcomes of internationally minded learning and students strive to learn the IB traits of becoming inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective. Each year, graduates from both Nogales and Rowland High Schools attend the nation’s top colleges and universities. For more information, please visit
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Parent Meetings About Transitional Kindergarten Dual Language Immersion Programs in RUSD April 10 & 24
Dual Immersion Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a bridge between preschool and traditional Kindergarten. It is offered at Hurley and Rorimer Elementary for children who will turn 5 years old between September 2, 2019 and March 31, 2020 for the 2019/20 school year.
Parents Across the Rowland Unified School District are Invited to Learn More About the Program For These Young Learners.
Parent Information Meetings regarding Dual Immersion Transitional Kindergarten Programs:

April 10, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Hurley Elementary

April 24, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Rorimer Elementary

Pizza dinner will be provided!!
(Spanish Translators Available. Childcare Provided)
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