A recent poll sent out over social media provides the impression that the Roseville High School District has been reluctant to build a new high school in the West Roseville Specific Plan. Nothing could be further from the truth. The desire is there…. The funding is not. A complete analysis of the issue, complete with some design layouts of the new school are available on our website, http://www.rjuhsd.com We encourage everyone to get the actual facts before making up your mind about this issue.
The District has examined every funding option imaginable and, to date, cannot find a way to construct a high school until there are significantly more housing units constructed. The District has purchased property, is in the process of finishing the plans and will be submitting them to the State Architects Office. The District has worked closely with the city on space utilization for the athletic fields. Woodcreek High School has been filled to capacity. A school bond and developer fees are in place. What does not exist are enough homes being built to support the project. The projected Town/Village Center in West Park is facing similar issues.
Currently, there are only 346 high school students in the neighborhoods that the new school will serve. In order to offer a quality comprehensive education program that is comparable to our other five high schools, a student population in the 1000-1200 students is necessary. The pace of growth is going to dictate how soon the district can begin construction.
We have been meeting with the city and the developers to see if there is a creative funding model we have not thought of. So far, we have been unable to find any alternative to waiting for growth. Please review our website for a more complete explanation of the project.
WATER! Like everyone in our region, our school district is complying with the new requirements to reduce water consumption during the drought. We have reduced watering across the district. You will probably notice that the grass strips in front of most of our schools will brown and may die during the summer. We are working with the city to hopefully keep our PE/athletic fields alive. Here is where you can help. We have literally tens of thousands of sprinkler heads on our campuses. They will break or fail on occasion, just as we all experience in our own residences. If you notice a broken head, please call 916-786-6589 so that we can immediately repair it. Our maintenance and grounds folks are working hard to ensure we save every drop of water we can.
May 29, 2015
It is graduation week! Independence celebrated their graduation Monday night and Adelante graduated 54 seniors Thursday night. By Saturday afternoon, almost 2500 students will have crossed the stage to receive their diplomas. We are so proud of our seniors! Some are headed to the finest colleges and universities in the world. Some have overcome unbelievable obstacles and life circumstances just to reach the stage. And most members of the class of 2015 are leaving high school well prepared to compete in college, in the workforce and in life. They have set new standards for excellence and achievement in the Roseville Joint Union High School District, and they have built friendships and relationships that will stand the test of time. We wish them well!
The district also had a stellar year in boy’s tennis! The Oakmont boys won the CVC and finished second to Rio Americano in the Division 2 section championships. Granite Bay won the SFL and also finished second, falling to Davis in the Division 1 section finals. Great year for both schools.
Congratulations to the Woodcreek Mountain Bike Team for their second place finish at the State Division one Championships this weekend. They had three individuals won medals and they made a close run at overtaking Sir Francis Drake High School, the perennial favorite in this competition. Coach Chris LaFazia was really proud of his teams performance.
Congratulations go to our amazing track athletes who competed last weekend at the Section Championships!
Oakmont High finished second overall in the Boys Division 2 field, led by Junior, Isaiah Holmes who won the triple jump, long jump and high jump, video here. Roseville finished 7th overall with section titles won by Treshon Woods in the 300 meter hurdles and Arturo Sotomayor, who claimed the 800 title. In Division 1, the Woodcreek Boys finished 4th overall with Lenny Nelson winning the triple jump. Tyler Brendel of Granite Bay won the 300 meter title. We have numerous athletes moving on the Masters Meet this weekend, all with an opportunity to go to the State Meet!
Roseville High School capped an epic year in Baseball by winning the Section Division 2 championship 1-0 on Monday night at Sac City. Congratulations go to Coach Lance Fischer and an amazing group of young men.
Former Oakmont High baseball player Preston Guilmet made his major league debut last week, pitching for the Tampa Bay Rays against the Oakland A's!