News and Announcements

Rio Vista Elementary Named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School

On September 30, 2014, Rio Vista Elementary School was officially recognized by Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. The award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. For 2014, 337 schools are being recognized; 287 public schools and 50 private schools with 24 from California.

Rio Vista Elementary is being recognized for the following category of achievement: Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools. As a result, they are identified among the State of California's highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school's subgroups and all students over the past five years. Student subgroup performances for each subgroup are at high levels.

Congratulations and highest commendation goes to the entire Rio Vista school community - leadership, teachers, staff, students, and parents. With vision, commitment, and perseverance, Mr. Cochran and the Rio Vista school team set high goals and expectations, never gave up, and achieved. More importantly, they successfully impacted the learning and futures of hundreds of our students. Thank you for your ongoing dedication. We are proud of you!
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Halloween Scary Story Contest Winners

Each year the Whittier Daily News invites children and schools to particpate in the Halloween Scary Story contest. The Whittier Daily News had numerous entries and chose two standout winners from El Rancho Unified.

Rivera Middle School student, Brandon Preciado won the 12-14 year old category for his story called "Summoning." El Rancho High School student, Elyssa Torres won the 15-18 year old category for her story called "The Puppeteer."

Congratulations on your outstanding work!

Read both stories here:
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CHARACTER COUNTS! - RED RIBBON WEEK

The El Rancho Unified School District Board of Education supports the joint campaign of Character Counts! - Red Ribbon Week and proclaims October 19-25, 2014 as

CHARACTER COUNTS! - RED RIBBON WEEK

and encourages its citizens to strive for good character at all times and participate in drug awareness activities, making a visible statement that we are strongly committed to live a healthy life. Further, encouraging all to pledge: We show good character by being DRUG FREE!
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Pico Rivera Sheriff's Station Haunted Jail and Open House

Beware of the ghouls and goblins lurking through the Pico Rivera Jail! Participate in a scary afternoon with free treats for kids. The open house features information and exhibits on local law enforcement.

When: Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Pico Rivera Sheriff's Station, 6631 Passons Boulevard

Can goods and non-perishable food items will be collected to support Pico Rivera residents in need.

Sponsored by the City of Pico Rivera Parks and Recreation Department
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Help Us Transform Our Schools

You're invited to a series of community meetings to help inform the ERUSD Student Centric Facilities Master Plan. Help us transform our schools into the best learning environments in California!

ERUSD is hosting three community meetings:

- Rivera Middle School - September 9, 2014 - 6:00 pm
- The STEAM Academy @Burke - September 23, 2014 - 6:00 pm
- North Park Middle School - September 30, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Your opinion and participation is very important!

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Preschool Program

The Preschool Program is currently accepting applications for enrollment. Participating children receive a high quality curriculum that includes instruction in phonics, math, science, and fine arts. Classes operate daily from 9:00 am-12:00 noon and from 1:00-4:00 pm. Give the Early Learning Program Office a call at 801-5117 to learn how to register your child and get him/her ready to excel in kindergarten!
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