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School Bulletin: Granite Bay students make donation

RHS alumni host fundraiser
By: Sena Christian, Staff Reporter
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Granite Bay students make donation

Two Granite Bay High School students, Jamie Higgins and Danielle Scribner, planned their own junior prom when the school discontinued the event. The girls promoted their prom on Twitter, sold tickets, rented a venue and provided dinner, decorations and dancing for the event, which 175 students attended April 13 at The Family Church on Eureka Road in Roseville. In the process, the event raised $1,500, which the teenagers donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This nonprofit organization grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

RHS alumni host fundraiser

The Roseville High School Alumni Association will host its fifth annual barbecue fundraiser to benefit the school from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, on the patio at Sierra View Country Club, 105 Alta Vista Ave. in Roseville. The event is open to the public and a $25 per person donation is requested. Reservations are recommended. To RSVP, contact Judy Pugliese Aguilar at (916) 765-7052. For more information, visit http://rosevillehighalumni.org.

EUSD schools named to honor roll

Greenhills Elementary, Maidu Elementary, Oakhills Elementary, Ridgeview  Elementary, Cavitt Junior High and Olympus Junior High schools in the Eureka Union School District have been selected by California Business for Education Excellence as six of 1,237 “Scholar” public schools in California to receive the title of 2012 Honor Roll School, according to a press release. The distinction means the schools demonstrate consistent high levels of academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps. Each of the schools in the Eureka Union School District have shown significant levels of academic achievement, but do not have a significant socioeconomically disadvantaged student population and have been, therefore, named “Scholar Schools for 2012.”

Youth authors celebrated

The Friends of the Granite Bay Library hosted its annual Young Authors’ Showcase April 17. Nearly 100 students, parents and school staff members attended to view writings on display in the Dr. Seuss-themed community room. The showcase honored about 40 students from Greenhills and Oakhills schools in Granite Bay. Each teacher was allowed to select one student whose work had gone beyond expectations or possessed standout quality. The reception was followed by a presentation from puppeteer Jan Sanders, featuring “Fluffers” and a troupe of other puppet characters. Sanders’ performance featured selected writings by some of the authors in attendance, and a brief overview of the elements of great story writing.

New EUSD textbook on display

The proposed textbook, “envision MATH” by Scott Foresman and published by Addison Wesley, for use in grades K-2 in the Eureka Union School District will be on display for public review. Members of the public can review the book from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until June 11 at the district office, 5455 Eureka Road in Granite Bay. The board of trustees is expected to vote on the textbook on June 11.

Have news for the school bulletin? Email your campus news and events to reporter Sena Christian at senac@goldcountrymedia.com.