SAUSD E-Blast for the Week of May 31 to June 6, 2019 
The weekly e-blast is designed to keep the Santa Ana Unified School District Community informed of district and educational information, recognitions, opportunities, and resources.  Please feel free to share with others  who  are not on the SAUSD distribution list.
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UPCOMING SAUSD 2019 GRADUATIONS 

A total of 3,190 seniors will graduate from Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) high schools this year! While most of the District's commencement ceremonies were held earlier this week, there are still two to go! Saddleback High School's graduation takes place at 7 p.m. May 31, 2019 at Eddie West Field-Santa Ana Stadium. And Middle College High School's ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. on June 4, 2019 at Santa Ana High School. Visit www.sausd.us for links to watch the ceremonies via livestream.
FREE MEALS DURING THE SUMMER 

During the regular school year, all SAUSD students have access to meals each school day at no charge. In order to ensure that no child goes hungry when the regular school year is not in session, SAUSD offers nutritious breakfasts and lunches at no charge for children between the ages of 1 and 18 during the summer months. The meals are offered at 60 participating locations, Monday through Friday, throughout the city of Santa Ana. Click here for details.
2019 GRADUATION PHOTOS: SANTA ANA HIGH SCHOOL  

A total of 584 students took part in the Santa Ana High School graduation on May 30, 2019 at Eddie West Field-Santa Ana Stadium. Dr. Stephen Tucker, conductor of the Symphony Orchestra at UC Irvine, and actor/producer Edward James Olmos were the keynote speakers. In addition to entering technical colleges, military service, the workforce, and apprenticeships, graduates reported that they will attend various two-year colleges and four-year universities, including Orange Coast College, UC Santa Barbara and Allegheny College. For photos from the ceremony, visit our Facebook album and click on this Orange County Register photo gallery.
2019 GRADUATION PHOTOS: SANTA ANA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

On May 30, 2019, 400 students participated in the commencement ceremony for Santa Ana Valley High School at the Santa Ana Public Schools Sports Complex. Dr. Margarita Sanchez-Padilla, a family physician with Kaiser and Valley graduate, was the keynote speaker. In addition to entering technical colleges, military service, the workforce, and apprenticeships, Valley graduates reported that they will attend various two-year colleges and four-year universities, including Santa Ana College, UC Irvine, and Stanford University. For photos from the ceremony, visit our Facebook album here.
2019 GRADUATION PHOTOS: GODINEZ HIGH SCHOOL

Six hundred and fourteen students from Godinez Fundamental High School participated in commencement exercises on May 29, 2019 at Eddie West Field-Santa Ana Stadium. Luis Gonzalez, a 2015 Godinez graduate and recent graduate of Georgetown University, was the keynote speaker. In addition to entering technical colleges, military service, the workforce, and apprenticeships, Godinez graduates reported that they will attend various two-year colleges and four-year universities, including Santa Ana College, CSU Dominguez Hills and the University of Notre Dame. For photos from the ceremony, visit our Facebook album and click on this Orange County Register photo gallery.
2019 GRADUATION PHOTOS: SEGERSTROM HIGH SCHOOL

On May 29, 2019, 437 students took part in Segerstrom High School's graduation at the campus. Frania Mendoza Lua, a Ph.D. student and Segerstrom graduate, served as the keynote speaker. In addition to entering technical colleges, military service, and the workforce, graduates reported that they will attend various two-year colleges and four-year universities, including Santa Ana College, UC San Diego and George Washington University. For photos from the ceremony, visit our Facebook album and click on this Orange County Register photo gallery.
BOARD OF EDUCATION

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday,
June 11, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.

Members of the SAUSD Board of Education

Valerie Amezcua, President
Rigo Rodriguez, Ph.D., Vice President
Alfonso Alvarez, Ed.D., Clerk
John Palacio, Member

Stefanie P. Phillips, Ed.D., Superintendent
2019 GRADUATION PHOTOS: EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS  

Students from C├ęsar Chavez High School, Lorin Griset Academy, REACH Academy, and the Independent Study Program in the Santa Ana Unified School District participated in the Educational Options graduation, a joint commencement ceremony, on May 28, 2019 at the Santa Ana Public Schools Sports Complex. Steven Kim, Co-Founder of Project Kinship, was the keynote speaker. Graduates reported that they will be continuing their studies at various colleges, including Santa Ana College, Irvine Valley College and Orange Coast College. For photos from the ceremony, visit our Facebook album and click on this Orange County Register photo gallery.
2019 GRADUATION PHOTOS: CENTURY HIGH SCHOOL

A total of 362 students participated in the 2019 commencement ceremony for Century High School on May 28, 2019 at Eddie West Field-Santa Ana Stadium. Dr. Francisco Suarez, a 1996 Century High School graduate, was the keynote speaker. In addition to entering technical colleges, military service and the workforce, Century graduates reported that they will attend various two-year colleges and four-year universities, including Santa Ana College, UC Irvine and DePaul University. For photos from the ceremony, visit our Facebook album and click on this Orange County Register photo gallery.
HYDRATION STATION COMES TO HEROES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

A new a hydration station was unveiled this week at Heroes Elementary School, courtesy of a partnership between SAUSD and the Orange County United Way. The organization's Emerging Leaders United group raised $5,000 over the course of one year to purchase the electronic water station for the campus. SAUSD Board of Education President Valerie Amezcua said the device gives students a healthy drink choice and allows them to refill their own personalized water bottles, cutting down on waste. She said she looks forward to continuing the collaboration, and seeing stations installed in all SAUSD schools.
ROAD TO A BETTER FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP CAR SHOW

Segerstrom High School held its annual Road to a Better Future Car Show on May 23, 2019 at the campus. What began as a simple idea to what has now become an annual event that not only allows the school to raise money for the scholarships, but has also given the athletic boosters the opportunity to raise funds for their teams. This year, thanks to the car show proceeds and the donations gathered from staff members, parents, and local businesses, they were able to double the scholarships that were given last year, giving out a total of $6,000 in scholarships to well deserving recipients, in hopes of supporting their "Road to a Better Future." This annual event is organized by Counselor Frankie Gonzalez and DSO Carlos Quezada "LOS".
TIPS - ENROLLMENT AND MENTOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2019-20

Have you heard the news? SAUSD's Teacher Induction Program is open for 2019-2020 enrollment! If you are a general or special education teacher who needs to clear a preliminary credential, enroll today! There is no cost to SAUSD teachers. Visit www.sausdtips.org/home to learn more and enroll today. We are looking forward to growing and learning together. 

Are you passionate about teaching and learning? Looking for ways to develop as an instructional leader? The Training, Induction, and Professional Support (TIPS) department is looking for general and special education teachers interested in becoming a Mentor for new teachers in Santa Ana participating in Induction. Visit www.sausdtips.org/home to learn more and apply today!
SAHS NJROTC DISTINGUISHED UNIT AWARD CERTIFICATE 

Santa Ana High School received the Distinguished Unit Award Certificate last week. It is the top award that an NJROTC Unit can earn. It is based upon a variety of factors, including participation in Field Meet competitions, Air Rifle competitions, Academic competitions, and SeaPerch (STEM) competitions (in which the cadets make an underwater remotely operated vehicle and have to navigate it through an obstacle course). Another major factor in the Navy determining if a unit has earned Distinguished Unit status is the events that it hosts. The SAHS unit hosted the Naval Service Training Command Area -11 Field Meet Championship (Superbowl), the Raider Challenge (a physical fitness competition) and a three-day Basic Leadership Training evolution on campus this school year. The SAHS unit has been awarded the Distinguished Unit Award for the last 19 years.
22 FIRST AND SECOND GRADE WALKER STUDENTS READ OVER 100,000 WORDS

Twenty-two first and second grade students read over 100,000 words each this year at Walker Elementary School. In grades 3-5, 22 scholars belong to the 1,000,000 word club. Walker scholars read a total of 108,000,000 words and 41,000 books. Congratulations to these students!
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