BOARD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
St. Helena Unified School District
October 9, 2014
· St Helena Unified School District Homecoming 2014
The Spirit of the St. Helena High School (SHHS) Homecoming swirled through the Vintage Hall Boardroom on Tuesday evening. Student Representative to the Board, Jack Preston, delivered his monthly presentation in video form. Mr. Preston included reports from each school site, describing the excitement surrounding fall events, especially the SHHS homecoming. You can access Jack’s report by clicking on the link below.
In addition to Jack’s report, the Saints Nation Team created a video outlining the week’s event. The video featured footage of the Spirit Day activities and Float building. Please visit the link below to enjoy this special video: Saints Nation Video
· Update on Career Technical Education (CTE) Program
Principal Ben Scinto, provided the Board an update on St. Helena High School’s (SHHS) thriving CTE Program. Previously standalone CTE courses, SHHS has delineated three additional Pathways (Hospitality, Tourism, & Recreation Pathway being the model) in the Agricultural and Natural Resources Sector: Agriscience, Agricultural Mechanics, and Ornamental Horticulture. For 2015-2016, SHHS will also introduce a two course sequence in the Informational Technology Industry Sector, and is currently working to identify an Advisory Group that will steer offered coursework at the high school.
· Healthy Kids Survey Report
Dr. Toews presented information on the most recent California Healthy Kids Survey conducted in the 2013-14 school year. In this report, improvement was observed in the following areas: Declined use of alcohol and marijuana. The report details can be viewed clicking the link below:
· Playground Committee update from Dr. Marylou Wilson
Dr. Wilson shared information on the Playground Committee meeting which took place on September 23, 2014. The display case pictured below can be found at the elementary school. The items in the case came from the time capsule that was unearthed at the meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for October 28, 2014. It will be held in the cafeteria at the Elementary School beginning at 5:00 PM.
District of Choice (DOC) Report
Dr. Cindy Toews presented a report on District of Choice for the 2014-15 school year. A total of 31 applications were received for the 2014-15 school year. Of these applications, St. Helena Unified School District (SHUSD) was able to grant entry to 13 new DOC students.
Applications for the 2015-16 school year are now available. Please visit the SHUSD website at http://shusd.schoolwires.com/domain/350 to download an application. The filing deadline is November 30, 2014.