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Alta Sierra Teacher To Be Google Certified

Alta Sierra Teacher To Be Google Certified

Google has selected Alta Sierra Intermediate science teacher Joe Marquez as an attendee at its next Google Teacher Academy to be held in Austin, Texas, on December 2-3, 2014.

The Google Teacher Academy is a two-day intensive program that recognizes educators who are doing innovative and exciting things in their classrooms with technology. Fifty participants will get hands-on experience with Google's products and technologies, learn about innovative instructional strategies, and receive resources to share with colleagues. Upon completion, Academy participants become Google Certified Teachers who share what they learn with other educators in their local regions and beyond.

Cedarwood Honored As Distinguished

Today, October 23 at 2 p.m., Cedarwood Elementary officially celebrates its 2014 California Distinguished School award with a fun-filled rally for students and staff.

The half-hour-long festivities will include a performance by Cedarwood’s choir, as well as messages from current Cedarwood Principal Teresa Barber and retired principal, Colin Hindergardt.

On April 30, four Clovis Unified elementary schools – Cedarwood, Dry Creek, Pinedale and Riverview – were named 2014 California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education. Only 424 schools in the state earned this prestigious recognition.

The California Distinguished Schools Program focuses on California’s students and their right to an equitable and rigorous education, according to the California Department of Education. The program identifies and honors those schools that have demonstrated educational excellence for all students and progress in narrowing the achievement gap.

Lights On Celebration

In celebration of the national 15th annual “Lights On” event, Clovis Unified’s Campus Club afterschool program is hosting its own Lights On celebration with a student rally at Buchanan High in the multipurpose room on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.


The hour-long rally, which will begin at 4 p.m., will include students, staff, school administration, board members and parents from 25 Campus Club sites. More than 300 hundred students are expected to attend. During the rally, students will read the poems and essays they wrote on the topic, “What Campus Club Means to Them.” Students and staff will also participate in fun games and activities.


Congrats To This Clovis North Student!

Congrats To This Clovis North Student!

Spencer Howells, a senior at Clovis North High School, earned a top composite score of 36 on his ACT college admission and placement exam. Nationally, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2014, only 1,407 of nearly 1.85 million students earned a composite score of 36.


The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores.


ACT test scores are accepted by all major U.S. four-year colleges and universities. Exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.


Clovis North Student Picked For Army All - American Bowl

The 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour will visit Clovis North High School on October 8th, to select Defensive Lineman Jacob Daniel for the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Clovis North High School will honor Jacob before his teammates, classmates, fans and family during a Clovis North High School Tour Stop at the practice field in the lunch hall around 12:15 P.M.


Five U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour teams are traveling a combined 30,000 miles across the country from late September to mid-December to announce all 90 players and 125 marching band members invited to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. By becoming an U.S. Army All-American, Daniel joins an elite group. Players are chosen not only because they excel on the football field, but because they possess the strengths similar to our Army Soldiers of mental, emotional and physical toughness.

Cougar Country BBQ

Cougar Country BBQ

The Clovis High Cougar Foundation is hosting its annual BBQ Saturday, September 27th at Clovis Rodeo Grounds with all proceeds benefiting Clovis High.

Cool Hand Luke's restaurant will make all the food.

After dinner there will be a Cougar Casino, live band, dancing, live and silent auction.

Drive - Thru take out dinners will also be available.

You can buy tickets at The Cougar Store.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Accepting Applications

Applications are being accepted for the next  academy - it's a 26 week course through Clovis Unified and Clovis Chamber of Commerce for seventh through twelfth graders interested in becoming entrepreneurs.

To learn more, and to sign up, click HERE.