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--THE RECAP --

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KCUSD State Test Scores Highlighted on ABC30

KCUSD was recognized on ABC 30 yesterday in a news segment that highlighted state test scores. The segment recognized KCUSD for exceeding the State test score averages in both ELA and math for the first time. Watch the segment here.

700+ Students Participate in Annual Oral Interpretation Festival

Approximately 700 KCUSD and St. La Salle students participated in the annual KCUSD Oral Interpretation Festival on Tuesday, October 29 at OCHS. Students in grades kindergarten through 8th recited memorized poems as a solo, duo, trio, small group, or large group. Read the full story here.

McCord Celebration Recognizes Student Attendance

For several years, McCord's annual attendance goal has been 97%. During the 2018-19 school year, students achieved 97.03% attendance! To honor the achievement, parents were invited to the school, treated to a light breakfast and provided information about the importance of student attendance. Students were also recognized by receiving small incentives and extended recess. Following the breakfast celebration, parents were invited to classrooms to participate in interactive ELA activities.

Citrus Holds Parent Teacher Conferences

Nearly 300 parents of Citrus students attended parent-teacher conferences on October 16 and 17. In addition to receiving important information about their student's achievement, parents were thankful that they were offered multiple days to choose from for their conference. The school used both phone calls and Peachjar to get the word out to parents. According to Citrus Principal Stacy Carrillo, "It was a wonderful turnout."

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OCHS Athletes of the Month

Seniors Maria Cardona and Jannette Rodriguez were named OCHS Athletes of the Month for October.


Maria Cardona, a senior setter on the varsity volleyball team was selected for her leadership, positive attitude and ability to balance school work, athletics and home life while maintaining above a 3.0 GPA.

Jannette Rodriguez, a senior on the varsity tennis team, went undefeated in league this year. She has been on the team for four years. In addition to the hard work she has put in on the tennis court, Jannette has earned a 3.87 GPA while taking AP and Honors classes. Jannette plans to attend UC Irvine next year and major in forensics.

Middle School Girls Water Polo Team Competes for Championship

The Reedley Middle School Girls Water Polo Team competed against Sanger last Friday in the championship playoff game. The team is comprised of middle school girls who attend RHS feeder schools. The team remained undefeated until the championship game, losing to Sanger 7 - 2. The team is coached by Christina Haywood and Elise Thiesen.
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--NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS--

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--AROUND THE DISTRICT--

KCUSD Middle Schools Participate in Red Ribbon Week Festivities

Citrus, Grant and Navelencia Middle Schools participated in Red Ribbon Week activities last week to promote awareness and encourage students to be drug-free. Each school celebrated with themed dress-up days such as "give drugs the boot," "we dream of a life without drugs," and "laugh drugs away." Grant promoted the week with a special video. View it here. Navelenica held lunchtime activities such as the mummy wrap. Citrus students had the opportunity to pledge to be drug-free.

RHS Football Player is Fresno Bee Player of the Week

Danny Cortez, a senior running back on the RHS varsity football team was named the Fresno Bee Player of the Week last week. Nominated along with four other players from area high schools, Danny received the most votes to earn the Player of the Week title. Read the full story here.

A.L. Conner Students Dress Up for Movie Night

A.L. Conner held their first family movie night on Friday, October 25. Students and families enjoyed a special viewing of Hotel Transylvania on an outdoor big screen. Celebrating the harvest season, students attending the event dressed up in costume.

Construction Update

Significant underground preparation has taken place over the past two weeks on the Reedley High School site improvement project. Crews have trenched underground lines for water, sewer and electrical for the Adult School/Dunlap Leadership Academy (DLA) building, Cal Safe preschool and the field house. Foundations for the Adult School/DLA building and the preschool continue to be formed by moving dirt within the current construction site and from an off-site location.

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RHS Teams in Valley Playoffs

RHS student-athletes will participate in Valley playoff games this week. Come out and support our students.


Today, November 5

Varsity Girls Tennis, 2nd round of playoffs, RHS vs Porterville, 2:30 at RHS

Varsity Girls Volleyball, 2nd round of playoffs, RHS vs San Joaquin Memorial, 7:00 p.m. at SJM


Wednesday, November 6

Varsity Girls Water Polo, 1st round of playoffs, RHS vs Exeter, 4:30 p.m. at Exeter High School Varsity Boys Water Polo, 1st round of playoffs, RHS vs Bakersfield Christian, 4:30 at RHS


Thursday, November 7

Varsity Girls Volleyball and Tennis, 3rd round of playoffs, TBA


Friday, November 8

Varsity Football, 1st round of playoffs, RHS vs.Immanuel, 7:00 p.m. at RHS

RHS Parent Workshops Kick-off Tomorrow

RHS Counselors will hold a three-part series of interactive workshops for parents beginning tomorrow, November 6. The one-hour workshops will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the RHS Library. Daycare and a light dessert will be provided.


November 6 -- Cash 4 College

November 13 -- Scholarships

November 22 - Graduation and A-G Requirements

More information is available on the RHS website.

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