Rowland Unified Schools Celebrate
Read Across America
Above: Northam Elementary students enjoy guest readers visiting classrooms for Read Across America.
Community members and district staff visited classrooms across the District to read to students this month for Read Across America events. Thank you to everyone who shared their love of reading!

NORTHAM ELEMENTARY: "Our students really enjoyed meeting our guest readers, getting to know what they did to get to where they are, and discussing the importance and impact reading has on us all, "said Northam Principal Esther Garcia. "For our Read Across America event, we had in-person readers and remote readers. Even my sister, Marina Ronsse, read aloud for kindegarten from her home in Duvall, Washington! We are just so appreciative of everyone taking the time out of their day to share their love of reading with our students!"
A fabulous Read Across America day! Shout out to Karyn Formano and her scavenger hunt for TK-6. Kids loved hearing After The Fall and reflecting on the skill of perseverance! Powerful book for kids of all ages!
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Rowland High FBLA Students Move On to State Championships
Futures Look Bright: Future Business Leaders of America students from Rowland High School are on their way to state championships next month.
The Rowland High School Future Business Leaders of America students received various awards at their recent Southern Section Conference. Now nine students will advance to the state championships in April to compete against schools from across California.

"During our virtual learning last year, many of our members were seasoned seniors who graduated. Therefore, this year is a building year for our FBLA chapter," said Rowland High School Business Education Teacher and Co-Advisor of FBLA, Caroline Manookian. "It's amazing to see these students overcome last year's hurdle, and excel in their regional competition. I'm very proud of their accomplishment and wish them success at the state competition in April."

Congratulations to the following students:
Pictured above left to right front row:
Ian Szeto, 12th grade 1st place Marketing team
Melody Dao, 12th grade 2nd place Entrepreneurship team
Katelyn Chi, 11th grade 7th place Personal Finance
Pictured left to right back row:
Eric "Gio" Guillen, 11th grade 1st place Marketing team
Bohan Yang, 12th grade 6th place Economics
Joshua Kim, 10th grade 2nd place Entrepreneurship team
Helen Ku, 12th grade 7th place Business Calculations
Students unable to be photographed that are advancing to state:
Ethan Higuchi, 10th grade 1st place Marketing team
Allen Li, 10th grade 1st place Intro to Business Concepts
Nogales Noble Juan Valdez
QuestBridge & Youth Leadership Scholarship Winner
Congratulations to Nogales High School Senior Juan Valdez, who received the SchoolHouse Connection Scholarship! For his commitment to academic excellence, Juan was awarded $2,000 and an all expensed paid trip to Washington D.C. Juan also has the coveted distinction of being a national QuestBridge Prep Scholar, that provides resources to apply to top colleges. He is eagerly awaiting to hear from prestigious universities such as Stanford, Duke, Pomona College and Yale.

We wish him and all of our college-bound seniors good luck as they await to hear college acceptance news!

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Your input on Rowland Unified programs and services is needed as we plan for continued student success next year during our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) process!

RUSD Community Meeting March 22 at 6 PM
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Join us as we discuss in small groups what is working and what can be improved in RUSD!

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RUSD Board Recognizes
Rowland High School
Student Athletes
This week the Rowland Unified School District Board of Education recognized athletes from Rowland High School. Congratulations to Rowland High School Girls Basketball Team that placed 2nd at Hacienda League with a 7-3 record and finished the season ranked #7 in CIF Division 3A.
Rowland High School Girls Water Polo team are the 2022 Hacienda League Champions and qualified for CIF. Congratulations Raiders!
Congratulations to Rowland High School Boys and Girls Wrestlers who placed at the Hacienda League and qualified for CIF competitions.
March 18, 2022 Issue RUSD News Editor
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