Torri Burke, Principal, Rim High School Rim of the World High School is excited to introduce to the community a familiar face as their new Assistant Principal, Reed Mikkelson. Mr. Mikkelson joins the Fighting Scot Family after his successful two-year run as MPH’s Assistant Principal. Mr. Mikkelson grew up in the pacific northwest and has lived in Hesperia California since 2005; moving there from Corvallis OR where he attended Oregon State University. He has a wonderful wife of 21 years, 8 amazing children, and 1 grandchild. Mr. Mikkelson enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors; camping, mountain biking, hiking, trail running, etc. In addition, Mr. Mikkelson has also served in the Army reserves since 2007 and has been deployed once. Mikkelson began his career in education in 2007 at Hesperia High School teaching science and then joined MPH in 2019. While at MPH, he worked very diligently to implement a good line of communication between the school and parents, worked closely with the principal and teacher on special assignments to develop and implement assessment calendars. He also worked with the PBIS teams to increase attendance and focus on students who needed the most support to be at school (or online), especially during COVID. Reed worked tirelessly with staff to support students to reach their potential inside and outside of the classroom. His passion in education is helping to build capacity in staff and students and seeing them develop the skills and confidence to accomplish what they want to do in life.
David Nygren, Coordinator of Alternative Programs Last Thursday, October 28th, our TK-6th grade Home Choice students from the Rim Virtual Academy (RVA) went on a "nature walk" at the Arboretum. Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Smith invited their students to meet them at the Arboretum, and they led the students through the trails and identified the local types of pinecones and trees. They went through the bird exhibit and saw all types of nests. They had 30 students with their parents at this activity, and everyone had a great day with their teachers!
Jenny Haberlin, Chief Business Official, ROWUSD Hello, We are seeing an increased number of motorists pass our buses when red lights are flashing. With this week being National School Bus Safety Week, we wanted to remind you of the following and ask that you help us keep staff and students safe. Have a wonderful rest of your week! MOTORIST SAFETY AWARENESS • Be aware it is illegal in every state to pass a school bus stopped to load/unload students, in EITHER DIRECTION. • Know and understand laws governing motorist’s driving behavior near a school bus. • Learn the “flashing signal light system” that school bus drivers use to alert motorists if they are going to stop to load/unload students. • Yellow flashing lights indicate the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. • Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles. • Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate that the bus has stopped and that children are getting on or off. Motorists MUST stop their cars. To find out more about our transportation department, please visit our page at: https://www.rimsd.k12.ca.us/domain/31
Veronica McGilvery, Principal, Lake Arrowhead Elementary School Lake Arrowhead Elementary Staff and Students will focus each trimester on a COMMUNITY SERVICE Project. SUPPORT OUR TROOPS Oct 22- Nov 12 In partnership with our local Blue Stars Mom and Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. Kathy Flores, LAE is collecting donations of items to send to our armed forces during the holidays. Individually wrapped items are needed. Think outside of the box and what you think our women and men will love! Please send the donations to school with your student or bring them to our office. PLEASE STATE THE DONATIONS ARE FOR THE TROOPS. A few suggestions:
toothbrushes and paste
instant coffee packets
hot tea bags
small notebooks of paper and pens
notes of gratitude from US Citizens (YOU)
YEAR-LONG Community Service Project: Retirement of American Flags All year, LAE will be collecting torn and tattered American Flags to assist with proper retirement of them. LAE is partnering with various local Boy Scout Troops for this procedure. Please feel free to drop off your flags in our front office.
Hello Rim Staff and Families, Parent University Update: We need a minimum of 15 parents to offer these classes and we currently have 3 enrolled. We would love to have you join us! We are excited to partner with Fresno State Univerity to provide an opportunity for you to learn about supporting our kids social and emotional wellbeing and create positive relationships. Please see the attached flyers with more details and information about dates, times, and how to sign up. These classes are free and will be offered virtually. Thank you
Heather Dominguez, Director or Educational Services, ROWUSD RHS Counseling Department has partnered with Mountain Family Counseling & Training and Rim Family Services to provide a safe space for students to go on campus when they are in need of social and emotional support. The room is a comfortable and inviting space for students to de-stress and find comfort during difficult times. Any student can utilize the room on campus and is available during school hours. We appreciate the efforts of our high school team and community partners in making this available to support our students. Together WE CAN make a positive impact in the lives of our mountain kids.
Good Morning, Please be aware that Tri-State Community Healthcare has canceled the weekly testing at Grandview Elementary until further notice due to the recent lack of participation. Additional testing locations can be found at https://sbcovid19.com/testing-sites/ . -ROWUSD
Amanda Wharrie & Laurie Neal, Counselors, Mary Putnam Henck Intermediate School October is Bullying Prevention Month, and MPH is excited to kick it off with a month full of activities and fun! The counseling team has planned weekly fun and engaging activities for students to participate in. Some of the planned activities include Spirit week, sweet treats, prize raffles, and an anti-bullying assembly. At the end of the month, students will take a unity pledge to show their dedication to making MPH a bully-free campus!
Hello Rim Staff and Families, We are excited to partner with Fresno State Univerity to provide an opportunity for you to learn about supporting our kid's social and emotional wellbeing and create positive relationships. Please see the attached flyers with more details and information about dates, times, and how to sign up. These classes are free and will be offered virtually. Thank you!