District Digest

SJUSD 2022-2023 School Year Highlights


Breakfast in the Classroom

Check out these articles about Breakfast in the Classroom at Park Hill Elementary.

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Student Voice

During the October San Jac SPEAKS meeting, eleven students shared personal insights about the value of the Career Technical Education pathways offered at San Jacinto High School. During high school students can learn job skills, earn college equivalency and gain valuable work experience in fifteen fields.
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Tiger Den

Check out this article about the SJHS Tiger Den. A collaborative effort, led by students, created an organized, private space for SJHS students to receive needed items. We are proud of the student leaders, our welding class, SJHS staff and San Jacinto City leaders for supporting this project!
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Football 2022 - A Season for the Record Books!

What a run! It was a history-making season for the SJHS Tigers who won the CIF-SS D-6 Football Championship game, won the CIF State Division 3-AA Regional Championship game (49-42) and lost by two points in the CIF State Football Division 3-AA Championship Bowl game (34-36). News articles specifically mentioned standout players: Dereun Dortch, Dillon Gresham, and Alijah Afemata. Dortch, Gresham and Vincent Holmes were listed in a "30 Top Players to Watch at CIF State Bowl Championships" article! Several players have gone on to commit to playing at the college level including Dillon Gresham who committed to play for the University of Oregon during a live broadcast 247Sports on May 22.
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Scientifically Speaking...

The creation of science fair projects as a classroom assignment, Science Club expectation, or just the love of experimenting resulted in learning and fun across the district. Some projects featured ways to filter water to address the global water crisis while others tested methods for making tasty tajin/soda drinks without the beverage overflowing!

The process of researching, creating, testing and communicating findings resulted in increased knowledge - a WIN for all students!

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SJUSD continues to narrow our focus on literacy with the goal to, "create literate students at each grade level through individualized supports with a focus on proficiency by grade 3." One piece of the solution is a voluntary teacher training, LETRS. Teachers have many positive comments about the training and our students are reaping the benefits! We are blessed to have a team of dedicated teachers and support staff that will keep learning and keep working until we reach the goal. Literacy. The ability to read and write. For each and every SJUSD student.
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District Battle of the Bookworms

A competition which began with 400 students and 6-12 teams in each SJUSD elementary school ended with one victorious team at the culminating District Battle of the Bookworm which was held on March 28, 2023.
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its so good to be TOGETHER AGAIN!

The excitement was evident as crowds gathered for the All District Choral Concert, an annual event that had been "paused" since 2019.
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KTTV Channel 11 Comes to SJHS

On May 9, a crew from KTTV Fox News visited the SJHS Video Production class. They conducted interviews and captured lots of footage of the students in action. They also were happy to show students their work van filled with editing equipment and readily shared personal stories of work experiences.

Additional stories:

Click here to watch the news feature.

Video Production Studio Press Enterprise Article

SJUSD News - March 29 Ribbon Cutting

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When I Dream, I Dream in Many Languages

A celebration acknowledging hard work and accomplishment was held on May 5, 2023 at the SJUSD Multilingual Learners Awards Program. This year, SJUSD saw a tremendous increase in students eligible for reclassification (from 187 to 300), the number of Long Term English Learners that reclassified (160), and also the percentage of eligible students that completed the reclassification process (94%). The increase of biliteracy award recipients (22 to 54) is also equally impressive.

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Student Quote of the Month

A Newspaper?? -- Is that like Instagram on paper??!!!!

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