Royal School District News
Special Board Meeting Announcement
Royal School District Board of Directors
Special Board Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Royal School District No. 160 will be holding a special board meeting on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at the Royal High School Library, 955 Ahlers Road, Royal City, Washington, 99357. The Public is welcome to attend.
This special meeting is called for the purpose of conducting the business items on the following agenda, which includes business that was to be conducted at the Board’s regular meeting originally scheduled for Monday, July 28, 2014, which has been cancelled. At the July 30, 2014, special meeting, the Board will conduct business and may take final action on the following agenda items:
- General Consent
- Financial Budget
- GEAR UP Educational Field Trips 2014-2015
- Resolution 540; Delegating Authority to WIAA
- Authorization of Filing an Unfair Labor Practice by the District Against the Royal Education Association with the Washington State Public Employment Commission
- Resolution 541; ASB Budget Extension
- Resolution 542; Approval of 2014-2015 Royal School District Annual Budget
- Approval of Change Orders for High School Addition
- Approval of Board Meeting Calendar 2014-2015
- Superintendent Contract
- Resolution 538; Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
The agenda for this special board meeting can be found here.
ROYAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 160
/s/ Rosemarie Search
Secretary to the Board of Directors
July 25, 2014
Happy Summer Vacation!!
Have a safe & wonderful
Message from the Superintendent - June 2014
June 10, 2014
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,
Can you believe that the last day of school is just a few days away?! Spring quarter always seems to fly by. As the 2013-2014 school year comes to a close, I would like to fill you in on some of the things happening in our district.
Last Day of School
Due to the snow days we had, the last day of school will be Friday, June 13, 2014. Buses will leave at 10:30 a.m.
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2014! Your hard work and dedication has paid off. Baccalaureate was held on Monday, June 2, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Nazarene Church. Senior/Scholarship Night was held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. We capped off the week with graduation on Friday, June 6, 2014, at David Nielsen Memorial Stadium. The weather was perfect, maybe a little hot, and the ceremony was wonderful. Once again, congratulations to the Royal High School graduating class of 2014!
The dates for summer school have been set for July 28, 2014, through August 14, 2014. Veronica Barrett is our summer school director and has been working very hard to hire staff and register students. If you have any questions about summer school please contact your child’s school.
As you can see, a great deal of progress has been made on the high school addition. All four walls and the roof have been put into place and tile has now started to line the roof.
We are gearing up to start the bidding process for the intermediate school and we should expect to see construction on that project start shortly after. We are excited to welcome these new additions to our campus!
The calendar for the 2014-2015 school year has not been determined. As soon as it has been created, a copy will be sent out to you.
We have had a lot of exciting things happen in our district this year which made the year fly by! Enjoy a safe, fun, bountiful summer!
OSPI's 2014 Superintendent's High School Art Show
May 19, 2014
Congratulations to Nathan Perdue for winning the Association of Washington School Principals Award for his ceramic sculpture titled “Young Dragon”. Nathan is among 15 statewide winners in the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) 2014 Superintendent’s High School Art Show in Olympia.
Liliana Moreno, Junior at Royal High School, will also have her digital photograph entitled “Sunrise” showcased at the art show in Olympia.
OSPI’s art show opened on April 7, 2014, and will remain on display through May 29, 2014, at the Old Capital Building in Olympia during regular office hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).
The awards reception for the state exhibit was held on Friday, May 16, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Old Capital Building located at 600 Washington Street SE, Olympia, WA 98504.
Once again, congratulations to Nathan on this spectacular accomplishment!
"Young Dragon" by Nathan Perdue
Mike Holmes, Royal High School Art Teacher
with Nathan Perdue, Senior at Royal High School
First Ever English Language Acquisition Award
Royal Middle School Receives First Ever English Language Acquisition Award
Royal School District is proud to announce that Royal Middle School is one of forty-two schools in Washington state to receive the first ever English Language Acquisition Award. The Washington State Board of Education created this award to recognize schools whose ELL students are making the greatest progress towards the goal of becoming proficient in English, which is a stepping stone to career and college-readiness.
“Given the increasing number of English Language Learners entering our schools, it is important to recognize the great work staff are doing in assisting our students towards English language acquisition,” said Dr. Gil Mendoza, Assistant Superintendent, Special Programs and Federal Accountability at OSPI. “Foundational skills in the English language are essential to achieving academic success. The efforts of the award-winning schools have gone unheralded for years, yet thousands of students from this important group have gone on to be motivated and succeed in school due to their and others’ untiring efforts.”
The award criteria is based on the Washington State English Language Proficiency Assessment (WELPA) of which nearly 1700 schools across the state use to assess their ELL students. The award recognizes approximately the top five percent of elementary, middle, and high schools based on the school’s median point gain on the 2012-13 WELPA. Award winning schools must also have met 2012-13 Annual Measurable Achievement Objective (AMAO) 1 and AMAO 2 federal accountability targets.
Email Request of School Board Agenda
The school board agenda is emailed prior to the week of the meeting.