Chico Unified School District would like to extend a HUGE thank you to Jack and Darien Sterling, owners of Mom’s Restaurant. They have recently reached $100,000 in donations to local schools as part of their community outreach School Adoption Program!
For the past several years, Mom’s Restaurant has partnered with Chico Unified School District to encourage the educational development of Chico youth. Each year, nine schools are selected to benefit from the restaurant’s monthly fundraiser. Every time a guest orders the “3+2+2” menu item, $2 is donated to a local school. The average donation is approximately $2,000 each month. Since the program’s inception, over $100,000 has been raised and donated to local elementary schools.The next time you enjoy a meal at Mom's Restaurant, please make sure to tell them thank you for supporting local education!
For the past several years, Mom’s Restaurant has partnered with Chico Unified School District to encourage the educational development of Chico youth. Each year, nine schools are selected to benefit from the restaurant’s monthly fundraiser. Every time a guest orders the “3+2+2” menu item, $2 is donated to a local school. The average donation is approximately $2,000 each month. Since the program’s inception, over $100,000 has been raised and donated to local elementary schools.
Have you seen these new billboards around town?
The project began with the Butte County Department of Public Health and a few of their KLEAN students (a Chico Unified School District club). They approached the Chico High School Digital Art Class with a challenge. They wanted to develop a public service announcement billboard for tobacco prevention. Information was presented regarding the concentration of smoke shops in town and the need for tobacco retail licenses.
Digital Art students completed research and created a public service announcement billboard. After the designs were drafted, community members were able to vote for their favorites on the Chico High School website. More than 70 billboard concepts were submitted, but the community narrow it down to the top 10.
Four billboard designs were actually selected for production, and they can be found around Chico. Two billboards are located on Esplanade, one billboard is on Mangrove and the other billboard is on Fair Street.
A huge congratulations to Shannon McLean (Instructor) and the students in her Digital Art Class!
The school year is coming to an end, but the commitment to feeding our youth doesn’t stop there. Many students rely on their school for daily meals, so Chico Unified School District wants to ensure meals are available all summer long. Nutrition Services is ramping up to kick-off their 2017 Free and Healthy Summer Feeding Program.
Most of the summer feeding sites begin meal service on Monday, June 12 and continue through the summer. For more information, please call (530) 891-3021.
This is a terrific opportunity for the community’s youth to engage in healthy and delicious food options.
Join us in congratulating Pleasant Valley High School’s Miracle Traylor. Miracle won the state title for the ambulatory girls' shot put at the 99th Annual CA Interscholastic Federation State Track & Field Championship!
Miracle's top shot put throw measured a huge 19 feet, 9 1/4".
Miracle continued on to win third place in the state final in the 100 this last Saturday, June 3.
We are so proud of this amazing athlete! Congratulations, Miracle!
Four Fair View students gave a panel presentation at the Tobacco Recovery Summit in Chico. They spoke of personal experiences with tobacco and their struggles to quit. The summit was attended by nearly 100 people, including doctors, psychiatrists, professors, counselors, teachers and social service providers.
The Fair View students (Crystal Balser, Adam Mines, Michael Thomas and Sara Smith) did an incredible job. They were clearly nervous to speak in front of so many adults, but it was also obvious that each of them took the task seriously and prepared well. They were honest, passionate, direct, moving and effective.
They represented Fair View High School, CUSD and Butte County schools superbly!
Congratulations to the following Silver Dollar Fair winners from Chico High School …
Best of Show:
Here are some highlights:
Chico Rotary honored six educators of the year, including four from Chico Unified School District. Please join us in congratulating the following 2017 Rotary Educators of the Year:
In addition, Brett Silva was honored at the 2017 Educator of the Year from Pleasant Valley High School. Brett’s family was present for the ceremony and was not only able to hear the impact he had on students, staff and family, but his wife shared the positive impact our students, staff and families have had on the Silva family.
Congratulations to the 2017 Rotary Educators of the Year!
ACE-LIFE is a Pleasant Valley High School college-prep Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program that prepares students for careers in education, child development, family and human services. The upcoming school year will mark the 20th anniversary of the ACE-LIFE Academy, and the 12th anniversary of the academy’s HERO program.
We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the extensive involvement of the HERO mentors listed below. Each of them provides 48 hours of job shadowing experience for our students, in addition to service-learning and community service opportunities.
Enloe Hospital - Coordinator: Laura Thompson
Chico Fire and Rescue - Coordinator: Division Chief John Kelso
Chico Police Department - Coordinator: Heather Kavanaugh
In Motion Fitness/Kids in Motion - Coordinator: Tennille Bales
CSU Chico Autism Clinic - Coordinator: Carli Ross
In Motion Fitness/Kids in Motion - Coordinator: Tennille Bales
The Oakmont - Coordinator: Alfreda Troudy
Bidwell Junior High School
Marsh Junior High School
The following ACE-LIFE Careers with Kids mentor sites contribute 120 hours of work-based learning experience for our students:
It has been our great pleasure to partner with supportive, dedicated, professional community members for the past 20 years. If you come in contact with any member of these organizations, please thank them for the myriad opportunities they have given to our students.
CUSD is considering the addition of thirty-five parking spaces at the District Office to accommodate staff and visitors while reducing street parking. The additional parking will minimize the enclosed grass area adjacent to the Large Conference Room with a portion of grass area preserved for community use. See attached for details, which has been distributed to nearby neighbors.
The CUSD Board of Education will consider the parking addition at the May 3, 2017 Board Workshop. Please submit any input and/or questions to Julie Kistle ([email protected]).