We are pleased to announce that we will be offering Summer Bridge Math to Grade 3, 4 and 5 students (upon teacher recommendation). Besides addressing the 'summer brain drain' that typically happens in the months of June and July, Summer Bridge Math aims to close mastery gaps in struggling Math learners by adopting a slower and more focused pace of learning. In very small class sizes, students will get the personal attention they need to address conceptual challenges and learn at a deeper level. Teachers will utilize on-target and engaging curriculum during the camp. Three camps are offered:
Camp Descartes: For incoming Grade 4 students
Camp Newton: For incoming Grade 5 students
Camp Fermat: For incoming Grade 6 students
Please contact your child's teacher if you wish your son/daughter to be recommended to the camp!
EUSD is now a "Certifying Organization" for the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards!
Presidential recognition sets you apart from your peers. It is a tremendous honor. You can earn hours of volunteer service if you decide to help our elementary students in Math. Helping feels good, and achieving a PVSA Medal and Letter of Certificate signed by the President is icing on the cake!
To learn more about PVSA, click on this LINK. To apply to be one of our academic tutors please complete this APPLICATION FORM.
Curriculum and Instruction News Bits & Bites
K-5 Teachers have adopted McGraw-Hill's Reading Wonders as its ELA/ELD Program after a thoughtful evaluation and pilot process. Click HERE to learn more about our new program.
Grades 6 - 8 teachers will participate in further exploration of other ELA/ELD Programs. On August 15, program presentations will be provided by: CollegeBoard (Springboard Program), Great Minds (Wit and Wisdom), McGraw-Hill (StudySync Program) and EMC Publishing (Mirrors and Windows Program).
Summer Bridge Math Camp is currently in session! Students are receiving novel instruction that is focused on a critical gateway skill for success in Math: Fractions! EurekaMath from EngageNY (https://www.engageny.org/common-core-curriculum) is being used in the program, as well as ST Math (http://web.stmath.com) as a trial from the American Mind Institute. Thank you to our wonderful teachers: Mrs. Beiler, Mrs. Gill, and Mr. Smith!
The Eureka Union School District is dedicated to developing learned and inspired global citizens. We provide our students with a dynamic, rigorous education that focuses on collaboration, critical thinking, and character development. Our students are supported in a nurturing environment which fosters the healthy academic, social, emotional, and physical development of each individual. Our partnership of students, families, educators and community members encourages creativity and celebrates innovation.
We strive to provide a rigorous, relevant and comprehensive education for all students in our district. Students are prepared academically, socially, and globally for secondary and post-secondary education, and success as a member of a 21st century global community.
Our classrooms provide a seamless learning environment, utilizing the latest technology. Students in Eureka Union School District classrooms are exposed to integrated content at a deep level and are provided meaningful opportunities to apply knowledge and skills. EUSD believes in the education of the whole child, thus the focus is on the education of the whole child.
Our curriculum is focused on the California Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards, as well as an established set of 21st century skills that are addressed through our Challenge 21 program. EUSD also prides itself in its balanced focused on both cognitive and conative skills. Socio-emotional development and the acquisition of emotional intelligence are integrated in curriculum.
Our Curriculum and Instruction Goals
Our district is focused on three main curriculum goals that help us to meet the needs of all learners:
To utilize the curriculum and instruction committees to continuously improve academic programs in literacy,mathematics, science and history/social science as well as expand access to enrichment programs.
To use Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to achieve academic goals and support Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Response to Intervention (RTI).
To continue to build and broaden the Challenge 21 program as a component of our current 21st century educational program.
These goals were set as ongoing goals, which are monitored and updated annually.
In order to continue to improve our programs, our teachers work in teams throughout the district. Teachers representatives from each site participate as members of curriculum teams focused on Mathematics, Science, Technology, Enrichment, and English/Language Arts and Social Studies. Each team sets short- and long-term goals for the content area, determines district level assessments, and plans for professional development.
In addition to the district-level teams, teachers work in grade level and curriculum teams at each site. Staff development days, summer institutes, and collaboration days provide time for us to work in groups on tasks that help us to develop effective Professional Learning Communities. As educators we value time to model life long learning as we expand our knowledge about research-based instructional strategies and strive to maintain a collaborative culture with a focus on learning for all students.
For more information about Curriculum and Instruction in the Eureka Union School District, please contact Ginna Myers, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Professional Development and Student Assessment, at email@example.com.
TK-3 Curriculum Mapping in Mathematics
Director of Curriculum,
Instruction, Professional Development and Student Assessment