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District News

PSUSD Program Manager Named County Staffer of Year

Palm Springs Unified School District's Mental Health Program Manager JM Evosevich has been named Riverside County's Classified Administrator of the Year. JM will be honored along with other County Educators of the Year at a Riverside luncheon in May.

The Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce will also be honoring all of District Educators of the Year from all three school districts on April 10 at the Mary Pickford Theatre. The event is open to the public. For tickets or more information, visit www.cathedralcitycc.com.

Free Bowling for Kids at PS Lanes This Summer

It's true. No strings attached. All who register their students/children can bowl two free games EVERY DAY during the summer. Information attached. Teachers can go to this same website to learn how to apply for grants for classroom supplies.

PSUSD Teacher of Year Featured At Tech Literacy Summit

James Workman Middle School Teacher Jessica Pack, one of California's 2014 Teachers of the Year, will join Col. Mitchell Paige Middle School Principal Derrick Lawson for a technology panel discussion on April 3 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the "Literacy Summit V Technology in the Classroom: at California State University San Bernardino's Palm Desert Campus.

Parents, students and teachers are invited, free of charge, to explore and discover who to connect tablet technology in meeting Common Core Standards through pod casting, digital story telling and creating movies and posters. Get hands on experience and learn real-world strategies, evaluate iPad/tablet applications, books and videos while discovering new ways to use this innovative technology to improve student learning.

The Summit will be held in the Oliphant Auditorium, and parking and admission are free. Participants should bring their own iPad or tablet. The event is co-sponsored by CSUSB Palm Desert Campus and Dr. Ward and Pat Fredericks.

Ten PSUSD Students To Compete in AYSO Nationals

Ten young men from PSUSD schools have earned spots on the Palm Springs AYSO Soccer National’s team that will represent our state in the National Games to be held in Torrance California this summer from June 29th through July 6th, 2014.
Play...ers range in age from 8 to 10 (grades 3 through 5.)

Because of their outstanding play this soccer season, these players have earned a spot on the team, registration for the tournament, guaranteed participation in the National Games Opening Ceremonies as well as complimentary tickets to a Los Angeles Galaxy professional soccer game on the 4th of July where they will have the opportunity to meet professional players on the Galaxy’s current roster.

Although many of the costs have already been covered, transportation and lodging are not a part of the tournament invitation. In order to guarantee that these deserving young men get the opportunity to participate in this highly regarded tournament, Palm Springs AYSO is actively fundraising and accepting donations that will be spent on transportation, lodging, uniform and equipment costs. Many of the players on the roster cannot afford to cover their own costs. The experience for some of these players would be their first extended trip out of the Coachella Valley and would really broaden their horizons. This team will not only get to meet and compete against players from all over the country but will also have the opportunity of squaring off in the qualifying rounds against the tournament’s only international guests -- Trinidad and Tobago.

If you would like to donate to this very worthy cause that would enrich the life of a young Palm Springs Unified athlete, you can donate funds via the following website:

Any amount would go a long way towards helping the team have one hundred percent participation in this National tournament. If you would rather write a check, make it payable to AYSO 80 and sent to Kurt Schieldge at Vista del Monte Elementary School, 2744 N. Via Miraleste, Palm Springs, 92262.

PSHS Music Students Win Six Awards at Festival

On Sunday, January 26, the entire music department from Palm Springs High School travelled to Cal State LA to perform at the Fine Arts Complex as part of the 6th Annual Angel Cup Hollywood Music Festival.

More than 800 students from China a...nd Taiwan travelled to Los Angeles including instrumentalists, singers, and dancers in additon to the 300 Palm Springs High music students who took part in the Festival. The Spirit of the Sands Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, Madrigals, Orchestra, and Jazz Band performed and claimed six trophies as part of the Festival:

PSHS Symphonic Band and Visual Corps: 1st Prize Instrumental
Wind Ensemble: Best Leading Innovation Award
Jazz Band: Special Merit Best Performance
Concert Choir: Most Promising Talent Award
Madrigals: 1st Prize Vocal
Orchestra: 2nd Prize Instrumental

The Spirit of the Sands Band and Visual Corps Program, the Palm Springs High school Choir, and Palm Springs High School Orchestra also received three Certificates of Congressional Recognition from Judy Chu, Member of Congress, 27th District.

The Hollywood "Angel Cup" International Youth Music & Arts Festival is hosted by the YCAA--International Youth Culture & Arts Association, and gains great supports from the government in Los Angeles County, California State University, American Chinese Culture Association, Nightingale International Culture & Education Foundation USA, as well as many other music and arts organizations.

For more information, visit: http://www.youthfestivalusa.org/About_Us_History.aspx


Workman Student Wins Spelling Bee For Fourth Consecutive Year

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners. Jenna-May Ingal, right, a 7th grader at James Workman Middle School, won the bee for the fourth consecutive year. Runner-up was Alondra Campos, left, an 8th grade student at Painted Hills Middle School. Jenna-May will represent the District at the county spelling bee in March, and Alondra will be our District's alternate.

PSHS Band Dinner Dance Event Feb. 21

Swing Back Dinner Dance featuring the PS Swings Jazz Band is set for Friday, Feb. 21 at the new Palm Springs High Performing Arts Building. Tickets are $20 including dinner, silent auction and entertainment. See details attached.

Six PSUSD Administrators Win Region Awards

Six Palm Springs Unified School District Administrators have been named Administrators of the Year by Region XIX of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and are now vying for state honors in their respective categories. Congratuations to:

Dr. Christine Anderson – Superintendent

Dr. Mike Swize – Assistant Superintendent

Dr. Diana LaMar – Career Technical Education Administrator

Dr. Tracy Piper – Middle Grades Principal

Mrs. Lynda Lake – Elementary Principal

Mrs. Jane Mills – Pupil Personnel Administrator


RMHS Youth Football Camp

RM Rattlers Youth Football Camp for ages 7-14 is scheduled for Feb. 1 and 2 and March 1 and 2 at Rancho Mirage High. For more information see attachment.

DATA-Skills USA at CCHS Holds eWaste Fund Raiser Jan. 25

DATA-SkillsUSA at Cathedral City High is holding an eWaste fundraiser to help support students competing at the state and national levels. If you have any old electronics taking up space at home, please bring them by Cathedral City High School on Jan. 25. 

Items may also be dropped off to room 704 any day leading up to the event.

Accepted items include: computers, monitors, TVs, cell phones, mp3 players, ink & toner cartridges, printers, microwaves, cables and wires, laptops, telephones, etc. 

If you have an item not listed or have a large number that needs to be picked up, contact mcauthron@psusd.us.