March 12, 2018
Oster Student Presentation
Oster Principal Dianne McEntee shared there was a district vision four years ago to introduce technology with amazing professional development, and the use of the 4 C’s of 21st century learning teaching strategies. A year ago, Teacher Leader Kaitlin Klein and Oster's STEAM lab were added. Principal McEntee said their student demonstration is a culmination of that four-year vision. Fifth grade students in Mr. Hickey’s classroom shared what they learned and challenged the board members to a “Battle Bot Bonanza,” using dash robots battling each other, pictured below, to the delight of the audience.
It was an honor to recognize Carlton teacher Linda Cline. Mrs. Cline received the Susan D. Barder Fellowship, as an outstanding educator. Carlton fourth grader, Alexis Oh, is a participant in the Johns Hopkin’s program “Center for Talented Youth,” and wrote an essay to nominate Mrs. Cline. Nominated teachers are invited to apply to the fellows program and only 10 – 15 teachers each year from California and Nevada are selected, as was Mrs. Cline. Congratulations Mrs. Cline!
Art Vistas Program Volunteers
Art Vistas Program volunteers were recognized for their countless volunteer hours that make the Art Vistas Program a success in our district. These volunteers teach art lessons to our K- 8 students at every school. Art Vistas is a program designed to expose children to fine art instruction and students participate in hands-on art workshops run by a team of energetic parent docents. Union School District truly appreciates our Art Vistas volunteers!
Day of the Employee
The Board adopted a resolution designating May 23 as Day of the Employee in Union School District. The Resolution noted the many outstanding contributions and services provided by teachers, classified employees and administrators in Union School District. On that date, the District will honor its retiring employees, employees who have completed from 5 to 40 years of District service, the 2018 Teacher of the Year and the 2018 Classified Employee of the Year.
Second Interim Report Approved
The Second Interim Report is a status of the District’s financial picture through January 31, 2018. This report compares the General Fund anticipated revenues and expenditures with the current operation budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.