RUSD Students Make A Splash
at LA County Fair
Pictured above is "Splashy Boi" by Rowland High School photo student Jonathan Hernandez.
"Aaron" photographed by RHS student Brandon Cruz.
Rowland High School Photography Teacher Patrick Nunes is excited to share that 13 of his students brought home 1st-3rd place awards in multiple categories from the LA County Fair! Congratulations to these Raiders:
"A Days Work" by RHS student Natalie Vargas.
"One Promise" by RHS student Timothy Tovar. 
Killian Cougars Bring Home Awards Again!
By Sarah Smith
For the second year in a row, Killian Elementary had two students enter their amusement park projects from Miss Smith's 5th grade class into the LA County Fair for display. Emma Marcial and Ethan Lopez brought home top awards! Their projects were on display in the arts and crafts section of the American Kids Exhibit. Emma's Amusement Park was titled “Dia De Los Muertos” and was themed around When Death Comes Alive. She won a second place ribbon. Ethan's Amusement Park was titled "Water Island" and was themed around A Place to Have Splashing Fun! His was the only project in the 12 and under arts category to get the Sweepstakes ribbon which is quite an honor! This is the second year in a row that a Killian student has won the sweepstakes award in the 12 and under arts category. Everyone at Killian is very proud of Emma and Ethan’s accomplishments! 
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Yes, that was our very own @GianoSchool Chorus singing the national anthem during tonight's @Angels game Thank You @MusicGiano
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Nogales Tech students planning their device for the 2019 JPL Invention Challenge! Regional competition is just around the corner! We go this!!! @NogalesNobles @CTERowland #STEM#learnbydoing @RowlandSchools
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 What's the best day of the month? Payday! What's the worst day of the month? Paying your bills! Ss learn the value of a dollar by picking up their paycheck, cashing it, balancing the checkbook, and paying bills. Math in real life. #WeAreRUSD
Alumni Spotlight...
Rowland Alumni Kevin Li Fools Penn & Teller
World-renown illusionists Penn & Teller have their show "Fool Us," where they watch aspiring magicians try to impress them with a trick that the legendary duo must duplicate. If they are “fooled,” that lucky magician is flown to Las Vegas to be the opening act at one of their shows.

Rowland High School alumni (Class of 2015) Kevin Li shares his amazing recent experience with RUSD News:

"I never thought it would be possible to get back on the Penn & Teller stage again. They have never let a young magician go back if they didn’t fool them the first time around. But I pushed myself harder after my first appearance in 2017 and got a second chance on August 5!

I specialize in close-up magic which is very intimate. It allows me to do magic with pretty much anything and everything with people standing right next to me. I am proud to be one of the youngest magicians to Fool these masters I have always looked up to.

While at Rowland High School, pretty much everyone at school knew I did magic, but I don’t think they knew how serious it was to me. It was more than a side hobby or temporary phase. I got introduced to magic at the age of 8 years old by my grandfather in China. He was the first to perform and teach me magic. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do for the rest of my life."

SHOUTOUTS TO RUSD TEACHERS : Shout out to Mr. Youngerman from Alvarado who expanded my creativity on projects. From Rowland High School... Mr. Adams who taught me my first and last year and always cared about my progress with magic.... to Ms. Kuo who always made Chinese class interesting! Lastly, a huge shout out to my cross-country coach, Coach Mejia , who believed in my abilities of achieving much more. 

Kevin Li appeared on the “Second Chance Foolers” episode where he FOOLED Penn & Teller! Click HERE to watch the performance!
Upcoming Events...

  • Board of Education Meeting Thursday, October 10 at 6 PM with Public Hearing About Transition to By-Trustee Area Election
Transition to By-Trustee Area Election

Starting October 10, 2019, the Rowland Unified School District Board of Education will hold the first of four required public hearings, as well as additional community meetings, to discuss transitioning from an at-large to by-trustee area Board elections.
Under the current “at-large” system, all registered voters within the District’s boundaries are able to vote for candidates for all open Board member seats. Under the new proposed system, as required by the California Voting Rights Act, candidates will be elected by “trustee areas”. This means that only voters within a given trustee area can vote for candidates who reside within that same area. Each Board member (trustee) must reside within the designated trustee-area boundary, and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area. Under the by-trustee area system, voters would only vote for one seat on the school board if that seat is open during the election year.  
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6 p.m. AND Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Purpose: To receive input on the criteria to consider when developing trustee areas as well as the composition of the trustee areas. This input is intended to assist with the development of the draft maps to be later considered by the Board.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6 p.m.
  • Purpose: On November 14, the demographer’s proposed maps will be presented to the Board. Following the presentation, the Board will hold the first of two statutorily required public hearings to receive community input on the proposed trustee-area maps.
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Purpose: The Board will hold the second of two statutorily required public hearings to receive input on proposed trustee-area maps.

For more information click here .
October 3, 2019 Issue Questions? Contact RUSD News Editor
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