In the Spotlight
At Tracy Unified School District, we are proud of our students and staff.
Please take a moment to read through their accomplishments and exciting events below!
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KIMBALL HIGH SCHOOL
Kimball High School recognized their underclassmen’s academic achievement by rewarding students with their Academic Block K! This award is given out once a year—some students are receiving it for the first time and received their ‘Block K’, students that have received this award more than once, receive a scholar patch to add onto their ‘K’!
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Great news! Our Kimball Video students submitted three videos this year to the California Directing Change film competition - films to raise awareness of mental health issues and suicide prevention - and ALL three films Placed an award!
Out of over 700 submissions, we received a 3rd place and two 4th place honorable mentions. The 3rd place winner will move on to the next level of judging as well.
The Life of an Athlete
Filmmakers: Jordan Claire and Jasmine Phanhttps://vimeo.com/682043179
Filmmaker: Madison Hyler-Smithhttps://vimeo.com/682080018
Filmmakers: Ben Ortaleza, Jordan Claire, and Karanvir Sidhuhttps://vimeo.com/682046959
STEIN HIGH SCHOOL
We are proud of our early grads !
SOUTHWEST PARK ELEMENTARY
A special thank you to West High Space & Engineering Academy students Gabriel Garcia, Jonathan Santana, Isai Terriquez and Joel Enriquez for selecting our school for their project. Thank you for your donation. Greatly Appreciated
ACSA-Every Student Succeed event at San Joaquin County office of Education. SWP Recognized Grace as our student.
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JACOBSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Last Friday was Dapper Day at Jacobson. Mrs. Arellano’s class showed off just how Fancy the students at Jacobson are!
VILLALOVOZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The STEM lab at Villalovoz is open! Our Instructional Leadership Team has worked hard organizing materials and teachers are now signing up to bring their students to our STEM lab where students have the opportunity to work collaboratively with each other to plan, create, test and improve upon their engineering designs.
MONTE VISTA MIDDLE SCHOOLMonte Vista took first place (out of 16 teams) in the County Math Olympiad 7/8 on Saturday. Team members included: Wengenn Liao, Goonj Gautam, Eashan Cherukuri, Shreeya Subramani, and Sarah Syed. Wengenn Liao had the top score of all county participants.
This is the second year in a row that one of our teams took first place!
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In honor of Mother's Day this Sunday, Ashley and Jaylen's story is an inspiring one about mothers and sons. These two share a special bond because they are both Club kids!
Ashley's mother helped build her local Boys & Girls Club and when Ashley had her son, Jaylen, she made sure he was a member, too. At the Club, Jaylen discovered his passion for basketball and found many male role models.
Ashley and Jaylen found their second family at the Club and connected with their community. Learn more about them: HERE
TRACY HIGH SCHOOL
Today wraps up a week-long career preparedness unit for the Tracy High School Fire Service class. The highlights of the week were:
- Monday, the week began with a presentation by the City of Tracy Chamber of Commerce Hire me First Program on interview expectations, resume building, and preparing for employment
- Tuesday, Officer Harries from the Tracy Police Department helped to expose the students to work on the police force and another career in service of the greater good
- Wednesday, guest presenter Fire Inspector Thornton from South County Fire Authority presented to the class about her pathway towards becoming a fire inspector and the unique job expectations within investigation, arson, and building inspections
- Thursday, Captain Guzman from the Lathrop-Manteca Fire Department engaged with the class in a firsthand account of the daily life of a fire fighter and the brotherhood/sisterhood culture within the fire department
- Friday, the week wrapped with the students engaging in mock interviews conducted by: Christina Wyatt (One A Day Financial Coaching), Maggie Foresee-Griese (Chamber Ambassador & Small Business Owner), Alex Neicu (Captain in the Tracy Police Department), Naomi Burrnell (Boys and Girls Club), and Brian Pekari (Tracy United to Make a Difference Founder and Director)
CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Central School thanks the SJC7 Amazon Fulfillment Center for their donation of books for each of our students!
GEORGE KELLY SCHOOL
Third Graders enjoyed participating in Pioneer Day! Students had been busy learning about the Westward Movement, Tracy history, and one-room schoolhouses. Students experienced what it was like to go to school back in 1876 by: learning the 1876 Flag Salute, singing songs such as, “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad,” and “Oh, Susanna;” making yarn dolls, homemade butter, and playing some of the classic outdoor games such as jump rope, hopscotch, and cornhole. Students also practiced cursive writing, participated in a Spelling Bee, and learned Roman numerals.
POET CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Open House was last Thursday night, March 31st. This is a picture from a 5th grade classroom. We had just over 75% attendance from parents for the event. It was great seeing parents on campus!
Thank you to Amazon for their donation of books to our students!
Friday 4-8-22 we will be having a spring dance themed “Dance of the Sunflowers” for middle school students.
We have completed 4/5 grade SBAC testing to 100%
We are currently having our middle school students taking the SBAC should be completed by end of week
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