Eureka Union
School District

The Top Performing TK-8 DistrictTop of Page

We are very pleased to share that, once again, our district was highlighted in the Sacramento Bee for the outstanding performance of our students (see news article link HERE).  The graphs in the article show EUSD as leading in the percentile of students exceeding mastery of the state standards.  Please note that EUSD students outperform all TK-8 districts in the region in BOTH English Language Arts and Mathematics.  

Foundation Donates $415,820 for Enrichment ProgramsTop of Page

Our District continues to benefit from the unique and tremendous support of the
Eureka Schools Foundation (ESF).  As a result of the ongoing parent and community generosity, ESF presented a check for $415,820 to the Board of Trustees at the June 27 Board meeting.  Our wonderful partnership with ESF continues to support Eureka students with District enrichment programs such as Music, Technology, World Language and Athletics. Without private funding from ESF, our District’s ability to continue to offer these valuable programs would not be possible.
                                 Teachers holding a giant check of four hundred fifteen thousand eight hundred twenty dollars dated on June 27th, 2017

2017 Placer Area Reading Council (PARC) Seeds of Literacy AwardsTop of Page

Congratulations to the 2017 Placer Area Reading Council (PARC) Seeds of Literacy honorees.
The following are the employees who received the PARC Seeds of Literacy Award from
Eureka Union School District:

      Theresa Olea - Greenhills Elementary School
        Dawn Gonzalez - Maidu Elementary School
         Shelly Day - Oakhills Elementary School
                   Brandi Harris - Ridgeview Elementary School           

Theresa Olea receiving an award 
 Dawn Gonzalez holding a certificate
Shelly Day holding an award certificate  A teacher holding up an award 

EUSD Recognizes 2017 Teachers Who Make a DifferenceTop of Page

EUSD Teachers were recognized as the 2017 Teachers Who Make a Difference at the Placer County ACSA event, held on Monday, May 1, 2017. Congratulations to the dedicated and inspiring teachers. There is no doubt that each of our seven honorees make a difference with their students every day.

         Teachers standing in a group

Greenhills -- Karen Kuntz, Maidu -- Michele Reilly, Oakhills -- Lynda Schou, Excelsior -- Julie Smith Ridgeview -- Kathy Nelson, Cavitt -- Nancy Ferraro, Olympus -- Maureen O'Brien



2017 Intel Matching Grant CelebrationTop of Page

On Tuesday, May 2, the District attended a reception hosted by Intel in which we were honored to receive $28,400 in grant funds for the following: Oakhills to purchase more computers for students in the 2nd grade, and Cavitt and Excelsior will purchase Chromebooks to make strides in meeting  the 1:1 device to student ratio. In the photo from left to right is Superintendent, Tom Janis, along with Allan Most from Intel and Principal of Cavitt Junior High School, Jennifer Platt.
   Staff meeting Intel employees


2016 California Honor RollTop of Page

Congratulations goes to Oakhills, Cavitt and Olympus schools for being selected by Educational Results Partnership and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as a 2016 California Honor Roll recipient! The California Honor Roll is part of a national effort known for its extensive and rigorous analysis of student achievement in public schools. Our schools stood above other schools in the state because of our success for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps.
 The Oak Hills Coyote logo
 A logo of a man riding a horse and holding his hand in the air
 The Olympus logo

ACSA Region 2 AwardsTop of Page

Stephanie Groat holding up an award In January, Maidu School Principal Stephanie Groat, received recognition for being the 2017 Elementary School Principal of the Year for Placer County. Mrs. Groat's nomination was forwarded to the regional level, a region that covers ten counties. On March 10, Mrs. Groat was recognized as the Elementary School Principal of the Year for the Region! Mrs. Groat's nomination now goes forward to the state level. Congratulations Mrs.Groat!                                        

Eureka Union School District 2017 Classified Employees of the YearTop of Page

Placer County Office of Education continued their participation in the California Classified Employee of the Year program. There are 6 categories in which a classified employee may be selected, and each has specific criteria required to be eligible. The Eureka Union School District (EUSD) participated in the program again this year, and the nomination selection panel has selected 3 employees to represent EUSD at the County level in their respective category.
The classified employees of the year holding flowers
The following are the selected EUSD Classified
Employees of the year for 2017:
Liz Campo (School Secretary, Cavitt) 
Office and Technical
       Anne Casagrande (Library Clerk/ Media Tech, Greenhills) Para Educator and Instructional Assistance
Malda Martinez (Health Assistant, Excelsior)  
Support Services and Security

Eureka Union School District 2017 Teacher of the YearTop of Page

For the third year, Eureka Union School District is participating in the California Teacher of the Year program. Teachers were nominated for their demonstration of excellence in the areas 
Carrie Andrew receiving an awardof contributions and accomplishments in education, professional skills and growth, student progress, and school/community involvement. The district's review panel selected this year's teacher of the year to represent Eureka Union at the Placer County level. The 2017 Eureka Union School District Teacher of the Year is Carrie Andrew, Kindergarten teacher at Maidu Elementary School.
Click on the link below:

Spelling BeeTop of Page

EUSD conducted its own Spelling Bee Oral Competition for the first time that was held on January 17-19!  It was a wonderful event attended by parents, teachers and administrators. Six student winners have been selected to take the required qualifying test for participation to the Placer County Spelling Bee 2017 event. PCOE will select who will represent EUSD in March 2017.
Thank you to our Spelling Masters - Director Kelli Hanson and Board Member Renee Nash.  Great gratitude goes as well to our volunteers from Granite Bay High School Key Club! 
From left to right
Luca Miniati, Derek Phan, Kate Rowberry, Parker Fellows, Alisha Bansal, Ande Boyer
Students holding up certificates

Board Members Sworn In to Continue as Trustees for Eureka Union School DistrictTop of Page

At the December 13th Board meeting, two board members, Ryan Jones and Renee Nash, were sworn in to continue another term as Trustees for the District. Congratulations to the both of them.

Ryan Jones taking an oath of officeRenee Nash taking an oath of office

Celebrating EUSD StaffTop of Page

On Friday, September 16, the EUSD annual breakfast was held to recognize our devoted staff for years of service. The theme was "Teachers are the Colors that Make our World Brighter". It was a wonderful event held at Olympus Junior High School that began with student musicians performing and capped by the recognition of Maidu TeaTeachers and PTC members standing together in the District Officecher, Michele Reilly, for her 40 years of dedicated service to Eureka. We want to thank the Granite Bay Kiwanis and Parent Teacher Club leaders (shown in the photo) for coordinating and hosting the breakfast.                                                               
           Congratulations to all of our staff members who were honored:
  • 5 Years for Service: •Daisy Abarca•Lisa Arizcuren•Susan Binnewies•Lynn Shanklin•Monika Stover
  • 10 Years for Service: •Susan Baggesen•Monica Chirbas•Laurie Dalton-Stark•Heidi Delvalle•Toni Devitt•Leela Kite•Mary Krebs•Stephanie Krisiak•Lynn Luttrell•Carrie McWilliams
  • 15 Years for Service: •Wendy Fisher•Shawna Lukasko•Mark Martinez•Jennifer McMahon•Orlando Orona•Brian Robertson•Melody Tuttle•Kristy Wallentine•Heli Wetzel•Kelly Wood
  • 20 Years for Service: •Lisa Blake•Nancy Bolyard•Caitlin Brown•Robin Eid•Kimberly Gerould•Sean Healy•Jennifer Hopping•Karen Kuntz•Joyce Paese•Paul Shafto•David Skinner•Terina Stevenson•Kellie Whitlow•Lori Zeledon
  • 25 Years for Service: •Leslie Bailey•Kathy Brummund•Julie Crawford•Patrice McCallum•Donna Pool•Linda Uribe-Decou
  • 40 Years for Service:  Michele Reilly

Local Control Accountability PlanTop of Page

The LCAP, a multi-year (3-year) document, includes five (5) goal areas which frame the priorities for our continual improvement. Our Board of Trustees approved the LCAP along with our District Budget at the June 30, 2016 Board Meeting. Click here to access the Local Control Accountability Plan.

New to EUSD: Spanish Language Instruction Begins August 2016Top of Page

EUSD is excited to be providing Spanish language instruction next year (2016-2017) at grades kindergarten through third, and the following year (2017-2018) Spanish language instruction at grades fourth through sixth. Spanish language instruction will be two days/week and taught by highly trained native speaking instructors.
For questions about Spanish language instruction, contact Director, Ginna Myers, at

Eureka Schools Foundation Board Member RecognizedTop of Page

At the June 28, 2016 Board Meeting, the Trustees recognized Eureka Schools Foundation Board Member, Judi Gavia, for fifteen years of commitment and dedication to the students of the Eureka Union School District. Mrs. Gavia shared her sincere appreciation to the Board and staff upon receiving a plaque from the District for recognizing her. 
Judi Gavia
 Teachers hugging at the district office

California Gold Ribbon SchoolsTop of Page

Congratulations to Excelsior, Oakhills and Maidu Elementary Schools for their recognition as CA Gold Ribbon Schools.
Teachers holding Gold Ribbon banners off the staircase

Our SchoolsTop of Page