New Northam Elementary Health Clinic/Family Resource Center Board Approved:The Board of Education also approved the contract to build a new Family Resource Center and Health Clinic at Northam Elementary for the contract amount of $556,180. “We’re excited that this new 3,600 square foot seamless service center for RUSD children and their families will offer dental, medical and mental health and community resource support services,” said Jennifer Kottke, Family Resource Center Coordinator. Construction begins next month.
Rowland High School Student Recognitions for National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists and Commended Students: Four students from Rowland High School were recognized for having scored in the top one half percent of the Nations’ one per cent of students who took the SAT/National Merit Scholarship Test. Semifinalists continue and National Merit Finalists are determined later this year. The four semi-finalists are: Samantha Antonious, Zachary Huang, Kathy Wang and Mani (Lily) Zhang. There are 14 students who have been recognized by the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Board for exceptional academic promise. The 14 commended students are: Sherry Chu, Timothy N. Chu, Ian C. Cristobal, Daniel E. Begazo Gamarra, Stephen Hsiang, Johan Hsu, Chieh-Ming Huang, Sunny Lai, Pamela A. Lim, Jonathan A. Liu, Nick Romo, Feremy A. Siocon, Tiffany L. Tang, and Sabring Tan.
National Hispanic Scholar: Rowland High School Senior Nick Romo was recognized as a 2013-14 National Hispanic Scholar for his achievement on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
- New Director of Special Projects - Ms. Silvia Rivas: Please welcome to RUSD Ms. Silvia Rivas, who brings a great deal of experience in the area of Special Projects and Categorical Services. She has served as a Director of Student Programs and Staff Development in Buena Park School District. She has also served successfully in the capacity of teacher at the intermediate and high school levels, and as Coordinator and Principal at the elementary levels. Rivas has directed various title and grant programs and conducted numerous training activities in the areas of Curriculum and Instruction. She has also received the Los Angeles County Bilingual Directors Outstanding District Administrator of English Learner Program Award in 2003. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science and a Master’s Degree in Education.