CENTER LINE

MAY 2016

Center Aim

-Scott Loehr

It feels like just yesterday teachers and staff welcomed children back to campus to start a new school year of learning and growing. It’s difficult to believe that the end of the 2015-16 school year is now upon us. School sites throughout the district are planning their traditional end-of-the-year events. There are spirit days, field days, class celebrations, the States Parades, academic recognitions, Open House, Jr. & Sr. Proms, the CHS Moving-Up Rally, promotion ceremonies and high school commencement activities. Every CJUSD staff member is doing their part to ensure a smooth conclusion to the 2015-16 school year and at the same time, gearing up for the 2016-17 year to begin.

Congratulations to Center High School’s 2016 Top Ten seniors for their academic excellence: Brianna Foley, Alexander Miller, Manpreet Kang, Ryan Riley, Paul Yegorov, Anastasiya Blyshchyk, Zachary Topper, Marina Fernandez-Frentzel, Gabrielle Grafton and Adriana Vazquez. All ten scholars were honored at a celebratory dinner on March 30th surrounded by their families, honored guests and Center High School and district administration.

Congratulations to the CHS seniors who have been accepted into 4 year colleges and universities. On April 29th, college bound seniors were honored for their academic achievements at the annual Purple Cord Dinner. Each will wear a Purple Cord at the graduation ceremony to signify their acceptance into a 4 year college or university.

Congratulations to the Center High School seniors who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy is a statement of accomplishment for gaining competency in two or more languages. In April the recipients were recognized at a ceremony at the Sacramento County Office of Education and will again be recognized at Sr. Awards Night in May. At graduation each will be given a diploma affixed with the Seal of Biliteracy. Additionally, the recipients of the Seal of Biliteracy will wear an orange cord at graduation.

Congratulations to the McClellan Boys Basketball team who won their league championship and finished the season undefeated. They triumphed by more than 20 points, led by Coach Aaron Hagman. Spring sports at Center High School and Riles Middle School are wrapping up their seasons with their site set on post season playoffs.

May is Staff appreciation. Every position in the district plays a vital role in providing a positive learning environment for children. Teachers, office staff, groundskeepers, counselors, instructional assistants, campus monitors, bus drivers, noon duty staff, maintenance department, custodial staff, nutrition services, nurses, psychologists and administrators all contribute to the academic achievement and the social and emotional growth of students. We appreciate the work each staff member does everyday to educate the children of Antelope. Take a moment to thank a CJUSD staff member today.




Center Joint Unified will offer free summer meals Monday-Friday at the following locations:

· Dudley Elementary (8000 Aztec Way) May 26th-July 15th, 11am-12:00pm

· Spinelli Elementary (3401 Scotland Drive) May 26th-July 15th, 11am-12:00pm

· Center High School (3111 Center Court Lane) May 26th-July 15th, 11am-12:00pm

· Danbury Park Apartments (7840 Walerga Road) June 9th-July 15th, 11am-11:45am

No meals will be served on July 4th. Meals are Free for everyone ages 1-18yrs. old. Students can bring their siblings and friends! No I.D. or registration required. For more information, call (916)338-6416.

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Making a Difference

Each day CJUSD Teachers touch lives, using their finely tuned skills and passion for education to make a difference for our youth. Congratulations to the extraordinary teachers who have been selected by their respective sites as 2016 Teachers of Year: Chris Collins (McClellan), Lisa Childers (Oak Hill), Heather Jones (CHS), Theresa Lunsford (Riles), Jennifer Nelson (Dudley), Gloria Lewis (Spinelli), Monica Smith (North Country). Special congratulations are extended to Theresa Lunsford, named the 2016 Center Joint Unified School District Teacher of the Year.


Every position in the district plays a vital role in the success and achievement of our students. Congratulations to the following Classified Staff who have been selected by their peers as Classified Staff of the Year: Robert King (District Office), Shirley Hayes (CHS), Jimmie Palavivatana (Dudley), Debra Sabella (McClellan), Lyndsey Moss (North Country), Kelly Baker (Oak Hill), Katrina Kitchens (Spinelli) Barbara Livingston (Riles).


Congratulations to our district retirees; Joe Gomes (CHS), Holland Myers (CHS), Sarah Kelly (Oak Hill), Cindy Tovera (North Country), Tracy Hayes (Riles), Laura Sambucetti (Oak Hill), Gloria Payne (Dudley), Vicky Nunes (Oak Hill), Scott Sabella (MOFAT), Toni Sabus (North Country), Nellie Burnett (Transportation), Judy Ketcherside (CHS), Linda Bender (CHS). We celebrate the tireless dedication and the positive impact each has made on their colleagues, students, and the families of Antelope. As a district, we wish each of you all the best as you move onto the next chapter of your life.

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CHS Honors Academic Excellence

The image of the purple cord adorning the necks of Center High School graduating seniors is a tradition that began in 2001 to recognize those who have been accepted to four-year colleges and universities. This year the honor of wearing the purple cord was bestowed to members of the Center High School graduating class of 2016 in a Purple Cord Ceremony attended by the students’ family members, CHS staff and members of the Antelope community.





Congratulations to the following Center High School scholars for their commitment to educational excellence. We wish you continued success on your path to higher education.




Elissa Aguilar: California State University, Sacramento; Humboldt State University

Emily Akin: Alaska Pacific University; California State University, Chico; Hawai’i Pacific University; Hult International Business School, London; Humboldt State University; Montana State University; San Francisco State University; University of Limerick

Abigail Armienta: California State University, East Bay; California State University, Sacramento; San Jose State University; William Jessup University

Daniel Avalo: University of Hawai’i, Manoa

Lorenzo Avaloz: California State University, Sacramento; George Fox University; San Jose State University

Kasey Bagelmann: Bethel University; California State University, Sacramento; Pacific University Oregon; Saginaw Valley State University; Saint Augustine’s University; University of La Verne

Victoria Baldwin: The Art Institute of California – San Francisco

Anastasiya Blyshchyk: University of California, Davis

Maggie Bostic: California State University, Chico

Aleksandr Boyko: University of California, Davis

Megan Bruce: California State University, Sacramento; University of California, Davis

Lauren Chaney: California State University, Sonoma; Hollins University; Lindenwood University; Penn State University; Robert Morris University; University of California, Merced; University of Hawai’i, Manoa

Chelsea Chao: California State University, East Bay; California State University, Sacramento; San Francisco State University

Tammy Chao: California State University, Sacramento

Alina Chernyavskaya: California State University, Sacramento

Chase Chow: California State University, Sacramento

Joseph Cowles: California State University, Sacramento

Ngoc Doan: California State University, Sacramento

Iana Esipciuc: California State University, Sacramento; William Jessup University

Marina Fernandez-Frentzel: California State University, Sacramento; San Diego State University; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Davis; University of Nevada, Reno; University of Washington

Brianna Foley: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; California State University, Sacramento; Humboldt State University; University of California, Davis; University of California, Santa Cruz

Makayla Garcia: University of San Francisco

Roberto Godinez: University of California, Merced

Alysiana Gonzales: The Art Institute of California – Sacramento

Gabrielle Grafton: California State University, Fullerton; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; University of California, Davis; University of California, Santa Barbara

Kamalpreet Hansra: California State University, Los Angeles; California State University, Sacramento; Saint Mary’s College of California; San Francisco State University; San Jose State University

Cassidy Hildebrand: California State University, Sacramento

Emmanuel Ihejirika: California State University, Chico; California State University, Sacramento

Trache’ Jacobs: Alabama A&M University; Langston University

Souvanna Jarvis: California State University, Sacramento; California State University, Sonoma; San Francisco State University; University of the Pacific

Manpreet Kang: University of California, Davis

Arjudeep Kaur: California State University, Sacramento

Corey Kowalczyke: California State University, Monterey Bay; California State University, Sacramento; California State University, Sonoma; San Francisco State University; San Jose State University; University of California, Merced; University of San Francisco

James Krestoff: California State University, Sacramento

Aaron Lewis: Texas Southern University

Kaitlyn Lobue: California State University, Sacramento; San Diego State University; University of Nevada, Reno

Sage Lucero: California State University, Sacramento; Humboldt State University

Inna Lutsik: California State University, Sacramento; University of California, Merced

Alyssa Marquez: University of California, Santa Barbara

Tobias Marshall: Langston University

Karamveer Mastana: San Jose State University; University of California, Merced

Ariana Matthews: California State University, Sacramento; Saint Mary’s College of California; San Francisco State University

Alexander Miller: University of California, Davis

Albina Moskalyuk: California State University, Sacramento

Chloe Parker: Northwest Nazarene University

Emily Perez: University of Nevada, Reno

Amanda Pope: California State University, Chico; Humboldt State University; University of California, Davis

Jelena Price: Benedict College

Marla Quintero: California State University, Monterey Bay; San Francisco State University; San Jose State University; University of San Francisco

Ashlynn Ritter: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; California State University, Chico; California State University, Sacramento; California State University, Sonoma

Marcellus Roberts: Azusa Pacific University; California State University, Sacramento; Humboldt State University; Langston University; Lawrence University; Pacific University Oregon; University of Jamestown; University of Redlands

Bose’ Robinson: California State University, San Marcos; Langston University

Jack Robinson: California State University, Sacramento

Hasina Safi: California State University, Sacramento; University of California, Davis

Alena Shestyuk: California State University, Sacramento

Lindsey Silva: California State University, Sacramento

Daija Smith: California State University, Monterey Bay; California State University, Sacramento; University of California, Santa Barbara; University of California, Santa Cruz

Chelsea Snell: California State University, Sacramento

Christopher Sorensen: California State University, Sacramento; Colorado Mesa University

Ryder Sutton: Colorado Mesa University

Shelby Thompson: University of California, Santa Barbara; University of California, Santa Cruz

Zachary Topper: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; California State University, Sacramento; University of California, Davis

Adriana Vazquez: California State University, Sacramento; San Jose State University; University of San Francisco

Jose Vega: California State University, Sacramento

Claire Westvik: California State University, Sonoma; University of California, Santa Barbara

Erichelle White: Langston University; San Francisco State University

Alexis Williams: Colorado State University, Pueblo; Dakota State University; Midland University; Shawnee State University; South Dakota State University; The University of Akron; The University of Toledo; University of North Georgia; University of Pikeville; University of Wyoming; Wayne State College; Weber State University; Western State Colorado University

Charles Williams: California State University, Chico; Oklahoma State University

Trevor Wittmann: California State University, Sacramento

Paul Yegorov: University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Davis; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, San Diego

Special Thanks to the Sponsors of the Purple Cord Dinner

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd & Romo Law Firm - Gold Sponsor


CUTA- Bronze


Claude Brock Memorial Scholarship Fund -Bronze


Hardy Slay

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CHS Students Awarded Prestigious Seal of Biliteracy

Congratulations to the 27 Center High School graduates who are among an elite group in California to achieve the prestigious State Seal of Biliteracy, demonstrating literacy in multiple languages.


Each award recipient met rigorous state criteria and has demonstrated his or her linguistic abilities on examinations, grades and coursework. By meeting all of these requirements, the California Department of Education awards each student with a gold “State Seal of Biliteracy” on their Center High School diploma. Additionally, each student earning the State Seal of Biliteracy was presented with an orange cord to wear at the graduation ceremony.


Congratulations to all of Center High School’s Seal of Biliteracy recipients:


Abigail Armienta, Kasey Bagelman, Naomy Blake, Aleksandr Boyko, Marina Chepurnaya, Alina Chernyavskaya, Joseph Cowles, Mutaz Edress, Iana Esipauc, Darya Foksha, Roberta Gidinez, Kristina Kolesnikovich, Inna Lutsik, Svyatoslav Lyubimov-Hunko, Chloe Parker, Amanda Pope, Don Quebada, Marla Quintero, Viola Rishko, Ashley Risner, Alejandra Rosales, Mark Rudko, Alena Shestyuk, Adiana Vasquez, Jose Vega, Victoria Wilson.

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Oak Hill Elementary & Center High Bring Home a SEVA!

For 26 years, the Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium has worked with students and teachers exploring the value of video production. The Student Educational Video Awards (SEVA) celebrates the talents and vision of student video producers.


Each year students from Center High, Oak Hill Elementary and North Country Elementary produce and submit entries into various categories. Congratulations to Mr. Vern Bisho (CHS MCA Teacher), Ms. Susan Erickson (Oak Hill Teacher) and Ms. Kim Tricomo (North Country Teacher) and all of the CJUSD students who submitted entries into the 2016 SEVA Awards.


OAK HILL HONORS

SEVA Awards:

  • Informational Category - Producers: Marissa Diab, Alex Reyes, and Taylor Strait


Honorable Mention:

  • Informational Category - Zackary Freitas, Brock Leggett, and Michael Yegorov
  • Documentary Category - Alaina Bazo and Maggie Zhang
  • Creative Expression - Zackary Phutsangdee, Shawn Saheed, Kaidan MacAdam, Isaiah Wofford, and Nate Shibata


CENTER HIGH SCHOOL HONORS

Student Voices Video Campaign Finalist (top 20 out of 300 entries)

  • Emmy Harmon - Music Inspires Confidence


SEVA Awards:

  • Alysiana Gonzales- Painting Life
  • Finalists:
    • Mark Rudko- Food Literacy
    • Chloe Parker- Senior Sunrise
    • India Green-Lott- Australian Girls Basket Ball


Honorable Mention:

    • Emmy Harmon- Music Inspires Confidence


Northern California Media Educators Film and Media Showcase

  • Cassidy Hildebrand – Third Place-Water Conservation PSA
  • Skyler Downes- Second Place-Visual Effects
  • Jimmy Hoad and Alysiana Gonzales 2nd Place - Sports Human Interest


NORTH COUNTRY HONORS

Honorable Mention:

  • Documentary category - "The History of Center Joint Unified School District", Amaya Page, Michelle Ma, Promise Tibbitts, Danyyil Tokaryev, Eduard Tokaryev, Dominic Miller, and Malik Safi
  • School News category - "Being Proactive: The Song", featuring Mrs. L. Anderson's 2nd graders, Amaya Page and Promise Tibbitts

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A Healing Gift from the Heart

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The Quilters Guild of Antelope is a group of gifted quilters who share their talents, providing quilts for those in crisis. The Guild works with chaplains, the Sacramento Sherriff’s Department, Sacramento City Police Department, ambulance companies and Sacramento Metro Fire to donate warm blankets in times of need. In 2015, the 68 member Guild handcrafted 288 quilts. They have set a goal to provide 300 quilts this year.

When Daniel Comer was tragically struck down by a car on January 19, 2016, G. Stephenson Wilson, a fellow student at Wilson Riles Middle School, knew of the good work his grandmother, Debi Wilson, did with the Quilters Guild and requested that a quilt be designed for Daniel. The Guild worked together, incorporating pieces of fabric that would tell Daniel’s story. They included his favorite sports team logos and the logo of Wilson Riles Middle School. Superintendent Loehr, Principal Frisch and G. Stephenson were present when Debi Wilson presented the completed quilt to Daniel and his mom, Kimberyly Cooley.

We wish Daniel a speedy recovery and look forward to having him back on campus as a high schooler next year.

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Congratulations to the 2016 Sports-O-Rama Champions, the CHS C/O 2016

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...and the 2016 Judges

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Riles Community Garden in Full Bloom....

A big thank you to Marsha Cornwell, Karen Price, and the Garden Club for making the WCR garden SO beautiful.

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FREE Summer Meals



Center Joint Unified will offer free summer meals Monday-Friday at the following locations:

  • Dudley Elementary (8000 Aztec Way) May 26th-July 15th, 11;00am-12:00pm
  • Spinelli Elementary (3401 Scotland Drive) May 26th-July 15th, 11;00am-12:00pm
  • Center High School (3111 Center Court Lane) May 26th-July 15th, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Danbury Park Apartments (7840 Walerga Road) June 9th-July 15th, 11;00am-11:45am

No meals will be served on May 30th & July 4th.

Meals are Free for everyone ages 1-18yrs. old. Students can bring their siblings and friends!

No I.D. or registration required.

For more information, call (916)338-6416.

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