The HHS Sting newspaper took first place honors for their paper in a national competition with hundreds of participants through the American Scholastic Press Association. They are led by journalism teacher extraordinaire, Devon Bostock.
Maple celebrated students with outstanding attendance, behavior, homework, and academic progress at the 3rd Mountain Lion Pride event for the year. Students enjoyed a BMX stunt show with an emphasis on setting and achieving goals!
Maple Elementary sixth grade teacher Terri Eddy was recognized by the Teachers Are Heroes program for her excellence in the classroom and contributions to her students and school outside the regular school day tutoring, coaching Drama, and building the school yearbook!
On Monday, April 7 2014 the Governing Board approved the contract with Holman Capital Corporation (HCC) for the financing of HUSD's Energy Efficiency project. As a result, the district will now be able to begin implementing its $13 million project with Climatec aimed at upgrading and replacing aging HVAC systems, replacing and retrofitting existing lighting, installing new energy management sytems, etc. all designed and guaranteed to create energy efficiency and reduce the district's energy costs. Funding for the $13 million project will come from a combination of Prop 39 monies (approximately $5 million) and savings the district will recognize as a result of reduced energy usage and costs. When completed, the project, as guaranteed by Climatec, will generate enough saving to the district's existing energy costs to not only pay for the financing of the project, but save the district an additional $2 million in the first five (5) years. HUSD is excited to be implementing these upgrades as we continue to be a leader in energy conservation and helping our schools become "green" schools.
Ranchero's Robotics team took 2nd place at State Championships in Santa Clara, California. This win secures them a spot in the Middle School division of VEX Robotics World Championship in April held in Anaheim and the International Championship in July held in Hawaii.
Cottonwood Elementary has introduced the 100-mile Club, which is a global fitness and running program designed to keep kids active. Coyote runners receive recognition and rewards for reaching the 25- 50- and 75- mile milestones, and are presented with a medal when they reach 100. Two students have already reached the 100 mile marker and more are approaching that pinnacle! The 100-Mile Club is great for students because not only does it keep them physically fit, it teaches them to set short-range and long-range goals, battle through difficult challenges, encourage teammates to be successful, and it builds the self-confidence to help them in all aspects of their lives.
The district will be administering the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) beginning July 8 – July 31 at Joshua Circle Elementary School. If your child has been identified as an English Learner, he/she is required to be tested annually with the CELDT. Beginning June 2, 2014, letters will be mailed to all
parents of our English Learners providing the assigned date and time that your
child should report for testing. If you do not receive an appointment letter, or if
you need to request a change to the day or the time, please contact the District
Office at (760) 244-4411 ext. 7218.
No school on May 23. This was a day built into the calendar in case we needed to make up for a snow day. Since we had no snow days this winter, it is now a 4 day weekend for students.
School Facilities Needs Analysis
Please click on Business Services at the top of this page and then click on Purchasing to view the School Facilities Needs Analysis.
There is a presentation available for download on the new California state standards for Common Core. Click on the Forms and Flyers menu on the left to download the presentation.
Paying for School Lunches
The new online payment system for student meals is now open! Please visit www.paypams.com and click on the Register Now! button to set up your account. With the new payment system, there is no longer any service fee for making school meal payments online. The system is also a great way to monitor your student's cafeteria purchases.
After School Program
If you are interested in after school tutoring, please contact your elementary site. The tutoring program will begin the first month of the school year. For additional information, please click on the After School Program link on the left-hand side of this page.
There are new age requirements that will affect all incoming Kindergarteners for the news two years. Please click on Kindergarten on the left-hand side to review the new requirements or read the details here: