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Jerry Argovitz Stadium Naming Held

A one-hour ceremony on the football field at Rancho Mirage High School was held on Dec. 9 for the formal naming of the football stadium after seasonal Rancho Mirage resident and semi-retired NFL “super agent” Jerry Argovitz.  Argovitz recently made a one-million-dollar donation to the Palm Springs Unified School District to establish an endowment-fund at RMHS in support of the newly named Jerry Argovitz Sports Institute, or JASI.

The Institute’s curriculum and activities, overseen by RMHS Principal Ken Wagner, will be designed for RMHS athletes and other District students specifically to introduce them to the wide variety of sports- and sports-related career options open to them separate and apart from playing professionally

Consisting of a series of carefully structured lectures, in-depth presentations, guest-visits, field trips, and workshops by Argovitz and colleagues from the world of professional sports, the curriculum is intended to expose sports-focused students to the multiple career pathways down which their interest in pro sports might take them – from management, journalism, and broadcasting to advertising, communications, coaching, sports medicine, and dozens of other arenas.

According to Dr. Argovitz, “A majority of high school athletes have a desire to go to college to focus on a career in athletics on the field -- but few recognize the opportunities for a career in sports that doesn’t involve wearing a helmet or throwing a football.  Our Institute at RMHS will introduce them to these options, keep them interested in academics and graduating, and build their commitment to character development, integrity, work ethics, moral values, and academic excellence.”  Argovitz stresses that “The reality is, most high school athletes’ dreams of a pro sports career are unrealistic.  Yet if we get them excited about the countless sports-related areas in which they absolutely can build a meaningful career, we’ll keep them in school.”

Ellen Goodman, Executive Director of The Foundation for the Palm Springs Unified School District, worked closely with Argovitz for six months to conceive, develop, and flesh-out the JASI agreement, which, as Goodman has said, “takes Jerry’s longtime interest in mentoring young athletes and would-be athletes, and makes it possible for him to reach dozens and dozens of district students with his wisdom and long experience in pro sports.  Our students will benefit enormously from his insights and guidance.”

Dr. Christine Anderson, Superintendent of Palm Springs Unified School District, will preside over Friday’s ceremony, and has commented, “As a founding owner of a major professional football franchise, Dr. Argovitz has a deep commitment and a genuine desire to help underserved and economically challenged District students especially, and as an agent has represented and mentor many young and talented athletes.  The depth of understanding that he will provide to our District’s students is enormous.”

Of the Argovitz endowment fund, PSUSD Board of Education President Karen Cornett said, “The donation is exactly what the Foundation for the Palm Springs Unified School District, under Ellen Goodman’s directorship, was set up to do:  secure generous private community funding for initiatives within PSUSD that would otherwise go unfunded or underfunded.  The agreement with Mr. Argovitz is an absolute win-win for us.”

PSUSD Talks

Palm Springs Unified School District Communications Manager Joan Boiko is hosting "You Learn Something New Every Day" every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. on Progressive Talk 1450 KPTR AM.

The show features news and information about the Palm Springs Unified School District.

Our guests on March 4 will be Ryan Landmann, DHSHS theatre director and a few of his students to talk about the upcoming production of "Damn Yankees," and David Green, director of Musical Theatre University, and a couple of his students, to talk about upcoming production of "Legally Blonde."  For more information or to suggest future show topics, contact Joan Boiko at jboiko@psusd.us or (760) 416-6010.

View past episodes here!

Notice of Exemption for the GO Bond Election

Notice of Exemption for the GO Bond Election within the Palm Springs Unified School District and Issuance and Sale of One or More Series of General Obligation Bonds

Early Childhood, Headstart Registration Under Way

 In order to register your child for the 2016-2017 ECE Programs you must bring the following:

1. Birth certificates for ALL children in the household less than 18 years of age.

2. Immunization Shot Record for the child being registered.  Physical & TB (required before enrollment).

3. Proof of Income: Current, consecutive pay stubs* (for 2 months), 2015 Income Taxes, Passport to Services for CALWORKS/TANF Recipients

*Current consecutive paystubs: if paid 2 times a month or every 2 weeks need 4 paystubs; if paid weekly need 8 paystubs

4. Parents who are declaring to be single must provide: Proof of single, Legal Divorce or Separation Documents, Or Child Support through the District Attorney’s Office, or Documentation that you’ve filed for Child Support.

5. Proof of California Residence ( Utility Bill )

You may register your child, Monday–Friday between 7:30 A.M. and 4:15 P.M.

(Our office closes at 1:30 p.m. on the 2nd Friday of each month)

Please bring the above information to the ECE office at

Early Childhood Education Office

1000 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite C, Palm Springs,

or you may contact us at (760) 416-8090, fax number (760) 416-8413.

 

Para registrar a su niño en el Programa de Temprana Edad, para el año 2016-2017 necesitara lo siguiente:

1. Actas de Nacimiento de todos los niños menores de 18 años.

2. Tarjeta de Vacunas del niño/a que quiere matricular.

3. Comprobante de Ingresos: Income Taxes del 2015, Talones de cheques consecutivos* (ultimos 2 meses), Pasaporte a Servicios si recibe CalWORKs, Noticia de Acción reciente

Talones de cheques consecutivos: si recibe cheque cada dos semanas o 2 veces al mes necesita 4 talones; si recibe cheque cada semana necesita 8 talones

4. Padres que se declaran Solteros deben proporcionar: prueba de soltero, documentos legales de Divorcio o Separación, o documentos indicando que están en proceso de obtener sostenimiento para los niños por la oficina del Abogado del Distrito.

5. Comprobante de Domicilio en California (cualquier pago de utilidad)

Puede registrar a su niño/a de Lunes a Viernes, entre 7:30 A.M. a 4:15 P.M. (Cada segundo Viernes de cada mes nuestra oficina CIERRA a la 1:30 p.m.). Favor de traer su información a

Oficina de Educación a Temprana Edad

1000 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite C

Palm Springs

Si tiene alguna pregunta por favor llame al (760) 416-8090. Número de fax: (760) 416-8413.

 

 

Vista Del Monte Communication Tower Relocation Information

Vista Del Monte Elementary Information

Please click here for more information.

District Names Educators of Year

Congratulations to Palm Springs Unified's 2015 Outstanding Educators of the Year. These District winners are now vying for county honors and will be recognized at the Feb. 10 Board of Education meeting.

Principal of the Year – Lucinda Killebrew, Nellie N. Coffman MS
Certificated Manager of the Year – Dr. Diana LaMar, Director of Linked Learning/CTE
Confidential Staff Member of Year – Linda Riccio, Senior Credential Specialist
Classified Manager of the Year – Joan Boiko, Communications Manager
Classified Staff Member of Year – Brenda Martinez, Administrative Secretary, Rancho Mirage Elementary
Site Support Staff Member of Year – Gerardine Dooley, LVN

The winners were chosen from nominees submitted by PSUSD staff members to a selection committee comprised of last year’s honorees.

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