Eye on Exeter
Wilson Middle School began a brand new Parent University series on Aug. 21, 2013 from 6-7 p.m. The goal is to keep parents informed of current policies/procedures, events, school culture, and much more. The Wilson Warrior Parent University (WWPU) will be meeting once a month and cover topics such as: Student Online Safety; Computer Skills; Bullying; Common Core; and How to access student grades from home and much much more!
We invite all parents to be part of the Warrior team and join us as we work together to create a positive school culture.
Kaweah High School, Community Day School
Kaweah High School and Community Day School held their Back to School Night on Tuesday, August 20. Students and staff took extra care to clean the campus and classrooms in preparation for parents and guardians to visit. The staff and students were welcoming, polite and had many positive things to say about the school year ahead.
Rocky Hill Elementary
We are off to a great start at Rocky Hill! We had approximately 400 families visit our campus for our annual Back to School Night on Thursday, August 15. Superintendent Tim Hire and Board Member Dewayne Faulkner were present. Rocky Hill administration presented information about our school and academic programs. Ms. Montemayor shared with families the three top priorities at Rocky Hill: Safety, Academics, and Connectedness. PTO sold A & W root beer floats, which helped raise money that will benefit our students.
Rocky Hill PTO met in the library after the Back to School Night. They elected new officers and are working on fundraisers to help our school. One idea that came up was having a monthly “Night Out” for families to eat at local Exeter restaurants in hopes of having a percentage of sales donated back to the school.
Picture Day – Aug.29
Hawk Store – Sept. 6
Students earn “Hawk cards” during the school day for positive behavior. They redeem their Hawk Cards monthly for some incentives. If you would like to donate items to our Hawk Store, please contact Shandee Bayne, Assistant Principal, at 592-5490.
Board Meeting – Sept. 11
Rocky Hill PTO Meeting –
Sept. 12 at 5:00 p.m. (Library)
First Five of Tulare Co.
Kindergarten students and their parents were better prepared to start school this year because of First Five of Tulare County and Exeter Unified School District. First Five of Tulare County in conjunction with Exeter Unified School District developed and implemented the Kindergarten Readiness Project to specially meet the needs of in-coming kindergarten students and their parents in the Exeter Community.
Parents and students attended a series of five workshops over a period of a month. Each workshop was lead by the district psychologist, Lynsi Swearingen and two lead kindergarten teachers, Vanessa Contreras and Christine Whitmarsh. Families practiced together during the workshops in two different types of readiness skills during each session. Each session focused on how to make sure the in-coming student was emotionally and behaviorally ready for kindergarten as well as a focus on knowing the academic skills needed to be successful throughout their kindergarten year.
Exeter Unified School District provided dinner and child care at each sessions. The Kindergarten Readiness Project received donations and support from the following business partners in the community: Food Link; Hometown Emporium; Sports Cut Barber Shop; Tangles; Dollar Tree; Molly’s Salon; Office Depot; Buckman-Mitchell, Inc.
Exeter Unified School District Office Staff
Brenda Gilbuena, who organized the workshop series stated, “It was amazing to see how much support came from our community in an effort to put this project together. The amount of learning taking place from both students and parents was a joy to see. I was excited to be a part of this community event and felt like it was such a fun and useful experience for our incoming kindergarten students.”
The goal of Exeter Unified School District in partnership with First Five of Tulare County is to provide a workshop series each summer to ready pre-school children for success in school.