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Eureka City Schools Celebrates Student Success and Honors Nominees for the Every Student Succeeding Award

January 26, 2023 - Eureka, CA - On January 19, 2023, Eureka City Schools honored eight outstanding students selected as nominees for the Every Student Succeeding Award.  The elementary, middle, and high school sites within Eureka City Schools nominated one exceptional student. The Every Student Succeeding Program honors students who succeed despite difficult circumstances and the educators who support them along the way.

The following students were recognized during an Awards Ceremony Breakfast at the Ingomar Club on Thursday, January 19, 2023:

Alice Birney Elementary: Yaretzi Reyes
Grant Elementary: Kevin Benitez-Davila
Lafayette Elementary: Emma Schuster
Washington Elementary: Mathias McNeese
Winship Middle School: David Russell
Zane Middle School: Ian Perez
Zoe Barnum High School: Owen Diaz
Eureka High School: Saedra Joseph

These students demonstrate resilience as they face challenges head-on and create bright futures through hard work and dedication.  Eureka City Schools believes every student deserves an equal opportunity to succeed.  Eureka City Schools congratulates each of these students, who are shining examples for all of us!

Eureka City Schools wishes to thank Paul Thompson of Thompson Builders for sponsoring the event and providing breakfast, John Dalby of Redwood Capital Bank for sponsoring the group at the Ingomar, and Sheriff William Honsal of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, for sharing his personal and inspirational story.

Press Contact:
Micalyn Harris, Executive Assistant
[email protected]
Tel: 707-441-2414

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Statement from Eureka City Schools re Academy of the Redwoods January 25, 2023

Students attending the Academy of the Redwoods ("Academy") benefit from the educational services it provides.  The Academy is one of many high-quality educational options in our region. 

Eureka City Schools remains supportive of students who have requested this educational choice and have complied with applicable transfer laws and procedures.  Every district in California is required to follow state laws concerning oversight of public educational programs within their district boundaries and student requests to transfer to a school outside of their home school district.  Unfortunately, for a significant number of students attending the Academy, this requirement has not been met. 

Academy of the Redwoods is undisputedly located within the Eureka City Schools (ECS) district boundaries. Under state law, this obligates ECS to recognize the Academy as a school within its District. ECS has asked to meet with the Fortuna Union High School District so we can collectively address state requirements concerning district boundaries and prevent any interruption of educational services for students attending the Academy. ECS believes this can successfully be accomplished with the cooperation of the Humboldt County Office of Education and partners at the College of the Redwoods.

ECS is committed to strengthening ongoing partnerships with education institutions in our region so we can collectively meet our required oversight obligations under the law and provide educational services that best prepare all students for successful futures.”

Press Contact:
Micalyn Harris, Executive Assistant
[email protected]
Tel: 707-441-2414

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JOIN US! Advisory Committee Planning Meeting - February 2023
Date: Friday, February 10, 2023
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Provided Upon Request  
Who Should Attend?  Community Partners & Parents

Eureka City Schools recently received a Community Schools Partnership Program Grant (CCSPP Grant).  One goal of the Community Schools grant is to build community and family partnerships to improve student learning.  The student and parent surveys that were taken during the first trimester at the three community school sites (Alice Birney, Grant, and Lafayette) helped gather information about what kind of school support students and families are in need of or want.  Community Schools work with teachers, students, families and community partners  to improve students and families by providing this support.
We are excited to be at the next stage of our work – creating an Advisory Council! You are invited to come learn more about Community Schools, especially if you have an interest to serve on the Community Schools Advisory Council.

If you would like to learn more about Community Schools, and to obtain additional information about the initial meeting and the time commitment for future meetings, please talk to your school principal, or reach out to Ronda Evans, Director of Community Schools at 707-441-2400 ext. 1938  or via email at [email protected]  
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Eureka City Schools, in partnership with families and communities, promotes academic success and career readiness for every student.  We are committed to:

  • Ensuring rigorous and innovative programs through high standards of teaching and learning
  • Providing a safe and supportive learning environment
  • Embracing our diversity as a strength
  • Promoting creative expression, critical thinking and digital literacy
  • Offering relevant learning opportunities to help guarantee a sustainable future
  • Developing responsible, productive, and ethical citizens for our communities and the world.