Congratulations to King High School's Lei Lei Hawkins who won "Best Cameo" for her role as the jail matron in "Hairspray" at the Broadway LA's Jerry Herman Awards. Lei Lei received her award for Broadway's Peter Pan, Cathy Rigby. King actors Erin Metz and Ryan Slagle also competed for a chance to go to New York for the national Jimmy awards.The Jerry Herman awards are the regional competition for the national Jimmy awards in New York. King students received an invitation to participate in the Jerry Herman awards program after a judge attended King's Feb. 28 production.
Do you have questions about your child's school or your city? Check out RiversideLIVE, to be held 7-8 PM on Thursday, May 23. You can ask RUSD Superintendent Dr. Rick Miller or Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey your questions via Facebook, email, or Twitter. The program will be shown live on the city's public access channels and on two live stream websites: www.watchrusd.com and www.watchriverside.com. Please note these sites won't be active until the show begins at 7. For more information, visit www.riversidelive.org. Click the headline above to download a flyer with more details.
Congratulations to RUSD Superintendent Dr. Rick Miller and North High School's Mike Bartee, both of whom were honored by the NAACP. Dr. Miller received the organization's Education Award and Mr. Bartee earned the Omar Stratton Award. Congratulations to these outstanding members of the RUSD family.
RUSD is home to two distinguished Gates Millennium scholars, Anthony Calvillo (King High School) and Karen Figueroa (Ramona High School). Both are AVID students. Anthony participated in the Project Lead the Way program and will be studying engineering at UC Riverside. Karen Figueroa spent two summers completing a biomedical internship at Loma Linda University and will attend UCLA to pursue the pre-medical field. The Gates Millennium scholarship may be used within 10 years to support the full costs of their undergraduate and graduate education. It is awarded to the most extraordinary students based upon exceptional leadership, community service and academic achievements. Anthony’s and Karen’s accomplishments are especially notable considering there were more than 54,000 seniors who had applied, making it the largest and most competitive group of candidates in the program’s history. Only 1,000 Gates Millennium Scholars are selected nationwide each year. The odds of winning this prestigious scholarship are less than 2%. Congratulations Anthony and Karen!
Nearly $2,000 worth of musical instruments have been purchased using funds donated to the Richard Folger Memorial Fund, which was established last year in honor of longtime Emerson Elementary School teacher Richard Folger, who passed away last year. Click the headline above to read more.
Approximately 150 homeless and needy individuals participated in the second annual Families in Transition event, designed to connect families in need with useful information and resources. The event took place on May 11. Click the headline above to read more.
Hawthorne Elementary School teacher Mariana Robles was surprised last week by guys and gals in blue – from Honda that is. Click the headline above to read more!
For the first time in HISTORY...North High School's Boys' Swim Team has been named CIF Division 3 Champions! Way to go North!
Congratulations, once again, to Mr. Mike Fine, who was lauded as the Riverside County Classified Administrator of the Year. Mr. Fine officially received his award at an event held in Palm Springs today. You can learn more about Mr. Fine by watching this video produced by RCOE. Thank you, Mr. Fine, for all you do every day for our district, staff and students! Click the headline above to access a video produced by RCOE and all of the Educators of the Year!