The event, which will begin at 12 pm in the courtyard of the Trinity Cristo Rey Lutheran Church located at 902 S. Broadway, in Santa Ana, will celebrate school choice with CCS’ scholars, parents, and staff. Scholars will be able to share why school choice is important to them while wearing their school choice scarves and enjoying ice cream. The event is open to CCS scholars, parents, teachers, and staff; media may RSVP. Continue reading
NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK INFO & ENROLLMENT FAIR AT MAINPLACE MALL ON JANUARY 27
Local school districts and public charter schools, community leaders and education partners will participate in Orange County’s 3rd Annual celebration
In celebration of National School Choice Week, the Orange County Parent Union has gathered local school districts, public charter schools and business partners for its 3rd Annual Orange County School Choice Information and Enrollment Fair that will take place on January 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Santa Ana’s MainPlace Mall. Continue reading
Santa Ana Unified School District to Highlight Programs, Offerings During School of Choice Fair
on Jan. 20, 2018
The event will highlight and showcase the innovative and award winning-programs offered at SAUSD schools.
Come and learn about the innovative and award-winning programs offered throughout the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) during the School of Choice Fair from 1 to 7 p.m. on January 20, 2018 at MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana. Continue reading
Learn about the many free Public School options available to Orange County Families at the upcoming 3rd Annual Orange County School Choice Fair, on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the MainPlace Mall, located at 2800 N Main St., in Santa Ana.
Meet educators from local District Public Schools, Public Charter Schools and Home Schools. And meet business partners that support public school choice options too. Continue reading
One of our readers sent us a note tonight regarding a threat that was discovered regarding an alleged shooting that was supposed to take place tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 18, at Santa Ana’s Valley High School.
The note, which was sent by Valley High School Principal David Richey, states that the Santa Ana Police Department is investigating this matter. However school will be in session on Monday, despite the threat. Continue reading
News Release: Santa Ana Unified’s Sal Tinajero Named State Educator of the Year by National Speech & Debate Association
Tinajero was selected from more than 5,000 member coaches and teachers across the country because of his unwavering commitment to speech and debate education
Sal Tinajero, a Program Specialist for the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD), has been named the 2017-2018 California Educator of the Year by the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA).
Tinajero was selected from more than 5,000 member coaches and teachers across the country because of his unwavering commitment to speech and debate education, and because his passion for speech and debate has enhanced the quality of education in California and beyond, according to NSDA. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
Santa Ana, CA – The Santa Ana Public Library recently received a $25,000 grant from the American Library Association (ALA) to pilot coding programs for youth and young adults in the City of Santa Ana! The Santa Ana Public Library is one of 28 libraries nationally to receive a grant from Libraries Ready to Code, an initiative of the American Library Association sponsored by Google, promoting early development of Computer Science (CS) and Computational Thinking (CT) skills in young people around the globe!
International Computer Science Education Week kicks off programming events on Monday, December 4, 2017 and will wrap up on Sunday, December 10, 2017. The Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest and engage in computer science through free, introductory activities sponsored in communities around the world (https://csedweek.org/about). Continue reading
Why is the Santa Ana Unified School District Intentionally misleading community members and parents on the true academic achievement of the District?
At Friday’s Superintendent Breakfast, Dr. Stefanie Phillips reported to a full house of over 400 community members that 69% of the students are reading (ELA) proficient. Where did she get those numbers from? According to the new results reported by the California Department of Education, Santa Ana Unified School District is 28% proficient in ELA and 22% proficient in Math. Continue reading
SAUSD Superintendent Dr. Stefanie Phillips Highlights Successes, Growth During 2017 State of the District Breakfast
Topics included the district’s 93 percent graduation rate, 93 percent college-going rate, and the increase of early college opportunities in the district.
(Oct. 13, 2017) – Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) Superintendent Dr. Stefanie Phillips welcomed and addressed more than 400 business and community leaders during the annual Superintendent’s State of the District Breakfast on Oct. 13, 2017 at Godinez Fundamental High School. The event was sponsored by SAUSD and the Santa Ana Public Schools Foundation.
Dr. Phillips provided a key note address in her State of the District message highlighting the District’s successes, challenges, and plans of action to ensure all students are being prepared for college and careers and to be productive citizens of our society. Topics included the district’s 93 percent graduation rate, 93 percent college-going rate, and the increase of early college opportunities in the district. Continue reading
Jaime Orendain, a 34-year-old Santa Ana High School assistant wrestling coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old former student was released from jail Thursday when prosecutors declined to file charges against him, according to MynewsLA.com.
Apparetly the SAPD did not collect sufficient evidence against Orendain and will have to get back to work on building a case before prosecutors will consider filing charges. Continue reading
Alvar Albert Gonzalez, a 47-year old former Santa Ana High School science teacher and resident of Santa Ana, was sentenced Friday to a year in county jail for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student, according to the O.C. Register.
Gonzalez had sexual intercourse with the female student at least nine times during school lunch breaks in 2013, according to the SAPD. Continue reading
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 12:13 PM
Santa Ana School Police Department
School Police is placing Davis Elementary School on a Lockout (not a lockdown) for police related activity in the area. There is no threat to the students or staff. Continue reading
For the first time, the SAUSD will be hosting a Welcome Back to School Bash at the Santa Ana Public Schools Sports Complex on Saturday, August 5, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to help their students prepare for the 2017-18 academic year.
During this fun-filled and educational event, students will receive free backpacks and school supplies, free health screenings, support with registration and enrolling in our district, free samples of food from Nutrition Services, and prizes and giveaways from La Ranchera 96.7 FM. Continue reading
First Day of School at Santa Ana Unified Begins with a Pledge
“I Pledge” back-to-school community-wide campaign kicks off
(July 26, 2017) SANTA ANA – On the first day of school this year, every student in the seventh largest district in the state of California will take a solid pledge to stay in school until graduation day.
Monday, August 14, 2017, Santa Ana Unified District (SAUSD) will roll out an exciting new district-wide initiative that encourages every student to place a decided focus on the future. The community-wide campaign called “I Pledge” places emphasis on the year that students will graduate in order to send a powerful message to students and their families that Santa Ana Unified is committed to seeing them cross the stage to receive their diplomas. Continue reading
The Santa Ana Parent Union is hosting their next free Movie Night on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., at El Zocalo Restaurant, located at 301 N. Tustin Ave., in Santa Ana. The featured movie will be “Waiting for Superman.”
Waiting for ‘Superman’ is the highly acclaimed documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim and produced by Participant Media about the serious challenges facing the American education system. Despite increased spending and politicians’ promises, our public-education system, once the best in the world, routinely forsakes the education of millions of children and is buckling. Continue reading