7 ROWLAND UNIFIED SCHOOLS RECEIVE STATE’S HIGHEST HONOR
AS GOLD RIBBON SCHOOLS
ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA – APRIL 14, 2016 – Rowland Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Julie Mitchell announced today that seven elementary schools were officially named by the California Department of Education as Gold Ribbon Schools, the state’s highest designation for outstanding educational programs and practices. The seven exemplary elementary schools from Rowland USD are: Hollingworth Elementary, Jellick Elementary, Shelyn Elementary, Stanley G. Oswalt Academy, Telesis Academy of Science & Math, Villacorta Elementary, and Ybarra Academy of the Arts and Technology.
“The Board of Education and I are extremely proud of our schools selected for the Gold Ribbon recognition, as these schools exemplify the innovative and student centered learning environments that are throughout the Rowland Unified School District,” said Mitchell. “Recognitions such as the Gold Ribbon are made possible through the hard work and dedication of all of our educators and staff, working in partnership with our parents and community. The Board of Education and I are elated to congratulate them for this outstanding achievement and recognition."
"I could not be prouder of our Jellick students, staff, and parents. The Golden Ribbon validation visit is a testament to the collaborative effort among our stakeholders to support Jellick’s students as 21st Century learners," said Jellick Principal, John Staumont.
The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment and accountability systems. Nearly 6,000 elementary schools were eligible to apply this year and 772 were selected.
Schools applied for the award based on a model program their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies. Please visit the California Gold Ribbon Schools Program on the California Department of Education’s Web site.
Jellick Elementary 's Signature Practice: Character Counts!
Jellick Elementary’s Jaguars of Character is designed to prepare and support strong, positive role models to promote productive social and academic behavior. Jellick students receive instruction aligned to Character Counts! values (Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship). Students are encouraged through the motto, “Jaguars Never Quit!” to build perseverance and self-confidence. Jaguars of Character supports the schools’ efforts to create a positive climate on campus to improve academic achievement, attendance, and reduce discipline incidents and bullying.
Jellick Elementary Principal: John Staumont (626) 964-1275 www.Jellickschool.org