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School bulletin: EUSD earns top API score in Placer County

Two Granite Bay students Merit finalists; tailgate party at Sierra College
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EUSD earns top API score in Placer County

The Eureka Union School District earned an Academic Performance Index (API) score of 907 and is the only district in Placer County with a score over 900, according to results released Aug. 31.

The preschool through eighth grade district with schools in Granite Bay and east Roseville earned a score of 897 on the previous year’s statewide index.

“Since the state began to use the API as an indicator of school and district success, our district has consistently scored well above the state average, and is typically one of the top scoring districts in northern California,” according to a news release issued by EUSD.

While many districts have been forced to cut enrichment programs, EUSD has added programs, including Challenge 21 that focuses on 21st century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration and character development. The district has received financial assistance to continue its programs through the Eureka Schools Foundation.

Two local students Merit semifinalists

Two Granite Bay High School students are semifinalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program: Annie Liu and Moose Zaidi. The semifinalist selection, released Sept. 14, includes 16,000 students competing to be one of 8,300 high school students named Merit scholars. More than $34 million will be awarded to these scholars next spring once the final selection is made.

Tailgate party at Sierra College

Sierra College Alumni Association is hosting its fourth annual homecoming tailgate party on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Put on your cardinal and white and come support the Wolverines before their football game. The party will feature a barbecue lunch and a raffle with more than $500 in prizes. Attendees receive one free raffle ticket with a meal purchase. This event is open to Sierra College alums, students, faculty, staff and the general public. Discounts on tickets are available for alumni and students with ID.

The party takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in front of Buzz Ostrom Football stadium. The game begins with kick-off at 1 p.m. The campus is located at 5000 Rocklin Road in Rocklin. There is a $1 parking fee on campus. Parking permits can be purchased at machines located in the parking lot. Tailgate tickets can be purchased at the Campus Life Center or the Sierra College Foundation. For more information, call Adrianne Moss at (916) 660-7020.

Roseville Arts and city host kids public art contest

Hear ye, hear ye! The City of Roseville and Roseville Arts are calling out to young artists. If you are in fifth grader in Roseville, you have the chance to participate in a public art contest.

The bronze plaques previously located at the monument in Sculpture Park have been removed to be placed on public display in Roseville’s libraries, leaving space for a new public art display by local kids. Fifth graders at any public, private, charter or home schooled within city limits may submit their entry. Students should request a kit from Roseville Arts to create a mosaic tile design entry from construction paper. A panel of judges will select 96 winners once entries are submitted in December. The tile installation will take place in spring 2012.

For more information or to request a kit, call Roseville Arts at (916) 783-4117, visit www.rosevillearts.org or stop by the Blue Line Gallery at 405 Vernon St. in Roseville.

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