Arcata School District’s Citizen’s Oversight Committee Seeks Members

The Arcata School District Board of Trustees is seeking applicants for a Citizen’s Oversight Committee for Measures H and I, which the public overwhelmingly supported in the November 2016 election for school infrastructure improvements, teacher retention, student programs, and increased student safety. The Committee has the responsibility of informing the public concerning the expenditures of the Measure H parcel tax and the Measure I bond, as well as making an annual report to the Board and the community regarding the District’s adherence to the law and to the text and intention of the Measures related to expenditures of these funds.

The Committee will meet two to four times a year, with members serving for a two-year term, for no more than two consecutive terms. State law requires that the Committee be composed as follows: – One member active in a business organization representing the business community located within the District. – One member active in a senior citizens’ organization. – One member active in a bona fide taxpayers’ organization. – One member who is a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District. – One member who is the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District, and who is active in a parent-teacher organization such as the PTO or School Site Council. – At least two other members, selected from the public at large.

For more information or an application, please call the District office at (707) 822-0351, or you may pick one up at 1435 Buttermilk Lane in Arcata or download it from this website under the heading QUICK LINKS which is located in the sidebar at the left of the home page.

Applications are due no later than Monday, June 19.

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Sunny Brae Middle School Makes California Honor Roll

We’re proud that Sunny Brae Middle School is named a #CAHonorRoll school #STARSchool, which recognizes high performing, achievement gap closing schools across the state. The Honor Roll by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) is the only school recognition program in the state using student achievement outcomes as the criteria, and is a growing resource for all schools to learn about best practices that increase student achievement. CBEE utilizes data from the non-profit Educational Results Partnership, the largest longitudinally-linked, actionable school system of data in the country. Along with a high quality academic program that includes advanced math options, Sunny Brae offers a wide array of elective courses for students to choose from each trimester, from such offerings as Cribbage and Woodworking to Greek Mythology to Stitchery, Zumba, or Chess, as well as Art and Video production. Sunny Brae also enjoys a supportive and friendly student climate.

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Mindfulness Training

Mindfulness Training at Arcata Elementary School! We are happy to announce a course on Mindfulness in School / Mindfulness with Children for school staff and parents. The course is sequenced to build on skills over the 4 weeks, but you are welcome to join in any session. The Course will be taught by Krista Sanders, a certified Mindful Schools trainer. Class will be held on Wednesdays January 18, January 25, February 1, and February 8 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at the AES Library. Childcare is available, please call 826-1915 to rsvp for childcare.


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AES Geography Bee

A Geography Bee was held at Arcata Elementary, moderated by Dr. Steven Cunha, author and professor in the Geography Department at Humboldt State University. Students spent several weeks studying maps and quizzing one another in preparation for the event. Winners are 5th grade students Vito DeMarino – first place, Bliss Mandala – 2nd place, and 4th grader students Clementine Fairfax and Jaxon Kelly tied for 3rd. Vito DeMarino will be an online exam in January that will determine advancement to the next level of Geography Bee competition. Thank you to teacher Julia Adams for organizing this event!

AES Geography Bee 2016

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