Spring sports rock! It has been an amazing week in athletics for our schools. On Tuesday night, Roseville High had to go to a tie breaking third game to beat Oakmont High in baseball to advance to the section finals. At the same time, the Roseville High boys volleyball team, the 12th seed in the tournament, knocked off #1 seed Granite Bay High to advance to the Division 1 championship. Woodcreek High's softball team lost a heart-breaker in the semi-finals Tuesday night as well. On Monday, the Granite Bay High Boys' Golf team qualified for the State Championship at Pebble Beach by finishing second in the NorCal Tourney. And, to top it off, the Granite Bay swim teams swept the section championships, winning the boy’s and girl’s varsity championship and then winning both the boy’s and girl’s frosh-soph championship. That is a first in the history of the Sac-Joaquin Sections. We are looking forward to the championship games this weekend and some huge track meets in the next two weeks.
Congratulations go to all of our teacher of the year and classified employees of the year who were honored at a County wide ceremony on Monday evening. On Wednesday, County Superintendent Gayle Garbolino-Mojica, surprised Mark Henry, a district mechanic, by stopping by to award him the County Classified Employee of the Year award in his category! Mark is a humble and amazing man, and is well deserving of this award.
|Left: Gayle Garbolino-Mojica and Bobby Ritter Right: Brian Gruchow, Joe Landon, Mark Henry and Gayle
The district was honored to have California School Board Association President-elect Jesus Holguin visit our campuses on Monday. Mr. Holguin was amazed by the students he met in the Engineering and BioMed programs at Antelope High School and was awestruck by the work being done in technology at Granite Bay. Our own trustee, Paige Stauss serves on the executive board of CSBA and guided the tour.
|Tino Guzman, Principal John Becker, Mr Holguin, Paige Stauss, Ron Severson
Granite Bay’s business program hosted their 16th annual auto showcase in partnership with Folsom Chevrolet. Students sold cars, provided financing and insurance, and demonstrated deep understanding of the business environment in the auto industry. Instructor Jeanne Sampson has been managing this event since its inception.
Congratulations go to Imad Seyoury, a student at the Roseville Adult School who became a U.S. citizen this week! Originally from Palestine, Mr. Seyoury learned English this year in our program and earned his citizenship.
Graduation week is upon us. Here is the schedule for all of the graduations next week! You must have a ticket from a graduate to attend.
Tuesday 6:00PM - Independence High School (RHS Patty Baker Theater)
Thursday 6:30PM – Adelante High School (RHS Patty Baker Theater)
Friday 6:30PM - Oakmont High School Quad
Friday 7:00PM – Woodcreek High School, Antelope High School, and Roseville High School (Football Stadiums)
Saturday 8:30AM – Granite Bay High School (Football Stadium)
1:00 PM – Roseville Adult School (RHS Patty Baker Theater)
By Saturday afternoon, I will be tired of hearing Pomp and Circumstance. But, these are all great events where we celebrate and honor our graduates!