June 9, 2016
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
June 21, 2016
LCAP Public Hearing at the SUSD Professional Development Center room A-2; 5pm
June 28, 2016

SUSD Board of Education to approve LCAP in the SUSD Board Room; 7pm

Aug. 8, 2016
Teachers' first day of school
Aug. 9, 2016
Students' first day of school 

Weber Institute Art and Digital Showcase
Weber Institute art students transformed a school conference room into a gorgeous art gallery as they held their final Art and Digital Showcase of the school year! Weber art students placed their personal works of art from the 2015-2016 school year along to walls for parents, staff and classmates to view; some works were also available for purchase! In addition, second and third year students manned tables with their personal artwork and a laptop opened to their digital portfolios. Great job to the art students and Weber Institute art teacher Luz Lua!

Parent Tip
Encourage Summer Learning

One way to keep reading, writing and other subjects meaningful to your child during the summer is to make them part of activities that are special to her. Consider:

 

- Keeping a journal with your child. You write your thoughts and end with a question for her. She responds, and gives it back to you for another turn.

- Letting your child pick a book to read together. One night she reads a chapter out loud. The next night, you do.

- Putting a "word of the week" on your refrigerator or another visible spot. Open the dictionary and pick a new vocabulary word. Write down the word and its meaning. See how often you can correctly use it in a sentence for the rest of the week. Then choose a new word.

- Building something, such as a dog house or bookshelf, with your child. Put her in charge of finding instructions, figuring out cost and doing measurements for your project.

- Asking your child to plan special family events. Let her do the research to find a good spot for your family vacation. Have her plan a special dinner. Then purchase the food and prepare the meal together.


 

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Congrats Grads!
Congratulations Class of 2016! Close to 2,400 students graduated from Stockton Unified high schools this year and are bound for colleges, universities, the military branches or work. We are so proud of them. This class had high graduation rates, low drop- out rates and strong academic showings.Students at Cesar Chavez High School were awarded more than $1.5 million in grants and scholarships. SECA's seniors helped make their high school the 23rd top performer in the state and 95 percent graduated with at least a year of college credit under their belts. Ten Edison grads will attend UC Berkeley and another ten UC Davis, a stunning achievement. 

This year many of SUSD's grads plan to attend UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego or UC Davis. Others will go to private universities, including the University of the Pacific, Stanford, Brown, Howard, the University of Oregon, Pace and Northwestern universities. Others will attend California State University colleges or Delta Community College.

These students graduated from high school with glittering celebration, moments of somber reflection and some fond farewells. They left our district in a flurry of selfies, dabs, Mariachis and jazz bands. Click here to take a look at our wonderful photographs posted on the website for you to share!
See You August 9!
What a terrific year for SUSD! And now we take a break.  SUSD Connects will not be out again until August.

While the schools are closed, central offices remain open. Remember to make sure your student has received the appropriate immunizations for the new year. Call Health Services at (209)933-7060 for more information on this. School resumes for students on  August 9! Questions about enrollment can be answered by the Education Services Department at (209)933-7040.

We hope you have a good rest, a lot of fun and come back ready for another successful year in our schools!
- The Community Relations Team
SUSD Recognizes Volunteers and Parents at Awards Ceremony
Stockton Unified School District celebrated their 32nd Annual Volunteer/Parent Recognition Awards Ceremony on May 19, 2016 at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel. 

This year over 217 people attended which included 87 of our honored volunteers with a total of 16,176 hours; they were acknowledged and honored for their service time during the 2015-2016 school year.    In the past 31 years, it is estimated that over 2,187 volunteers have been honored for   506,872 volunteer hours that they contributed to our Stockton Unified School District students. These individuals in partnership with school staff have encouraged and enhanced the academic environment in our schools.

The Josie Armendariz Annual Award went to Linda Morales, as she put in 850 volunteer hours at Maxine Hong Kingston School this year.  She would work with the students in small groups on their weekly fluency practice tests as well as assist the teacher in preparing materials for their lessons.  The students adore her and enjoy spending time with her on the playground as well as in the classroom.

Jesus Garcia was awarded the Parent Empowerment Award for the 2015-2016 school year. 
SUSD PD Takes First Place in Police K9 Competition
Last month, 2016 Officer Curtis Jue and Yoda, our SUSD Police Narcotic Detection Dog, competed in a Western States Police Canine Association K9 Trial.  Officer Jue and Yoda placed 1st in the Building Search and 4th Overall.
 
The competition was hosted by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department with about 30 Officer's and their dogs.  There were two areas designated for the search a building and vehicles.  Narcotic substances were hidden and the dogs were used to find them.  A group of judges critiqued each detection team as they searched giving them a limited amount of time to search.

Congratulations to Officer Jue and K9 Officer Yoda!
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