29 days ago
12 days ago
Yucaipa Fire Department picks up toys
In an annual tradition, staff in the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District collected toys for families in need. The Yucaipa Fire Department, assisted by superintendent Binks, collected and distributed the toys to local families.
Congratulations to Park View Middle School teacher Brittany Bay for being selected as a finalist for the CLMS Region 10 Educator of the Year. She is an educator who exemplifies educational excellence and has made significant efforts to implement elements of educational reform at Park View Middle School. Mr. Tucci, Park View Middle School principal wrote the following in Ms. Bay’s nomination letter, “There is no other team player at PVMS who exemplifies the willingness to reach out to students in a variety of ways to help them connect to their school. Her excitement for the connection with kids is unmatched at our school."
Gold Bell Award – A Night in the Trenches
Congratulations to Yucaipa High School teachers John Taylor and David Paul for earning a California School Boards Association (CSBA) Golden Bell. The CSBA Golden Bell Awards promotes excellence in education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices of school boards in school districts and county offices of education throughout California.
A Night in the Trenches is a simulated experience for students in Yucaipa High School. From 5 p.m. until the sun rises the next day, two teams of students go on “missions.” Activities include fighting battles, spying on each other, plotting stratagems and binding each other’s “wounds.” A winner is determined based on points earned for the missions. They have only their uniforms and some rations (no phones!) for the whole night. Students who have experienced this event say that it’s life-changing; some decide that history will be their college major, and most show increased interest in, and therefore achievement in, their European and US History courses.
Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
3 months ago
The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District (YCJUSD) is in the process of reviewing and updating the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is intended to be a comprehensive planning tool to help all students succeed. Parents, families and community members participated in the development and evaluation of our school district's LCAP.
Click here for the 2017-2018 YCJUSD LCAP (9.11.17)
4 months ago
2017-18 Teacher of the Year
4 months ago
Congratulations to Ruth Roberts, the 2017- 18 YCJUSD Teacher of the Year. Ruth is currently a 5th grade teacher at Ridgeview Elementary School. She has been in the district for 30 years and teaching 36 years all together. Ruth encourages her students to not only excel academically, but to be contributing members of society. She is a fine example for growth mindset - always willing to learn and grow, something she also teaches her students.