Don't miss the 23rd annual production of
Fresno's Finest on Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Saroyan Theatre.
Over 600 students will take the stage to sing and play a variety of
music. Doors open at 6 p.m. This year's emcees will be Brady and Rose
from Softrock 98.9
FUSD Family Conference - Saturday, March 24
Relationships: Uniting Family, School & Community" is the theme for
the FUSD Family Conference. The conference will be held on Saturday,
March 24 at Hoover High School from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Superintendent
Michael Hanson will be the keynote speaker followed by breakout
workshops that include: Child Development, Graduation Requirements,
CAHSEE and more. For more information click Flyer
March 12: Update. See Negotiation News for more details.
March 8: District reaches tentative agreement with SEIU regarding economic proposal. See Negotiation News for more details.
March 8: Fresno Unified and the Fresno Teachers Association continued contract talks. See Negotiation News
and Contract Proposal
for more details.
Edison High captured its 11th
consecutive championship in the Academic Decathlon. Coach Gary Mrkaich
will accompany the team to the state finals in Los Angeles on March
16-18. The first place state team will advance to the April
25-28 National Decathlon in Honolulu.
Division winners included: Division I
Edison High placed 1st with Bullard High placing 3rd. Fresno High
placed 2nd in Division IV. In Super Quiz, Edison placed 1st, Bullard
3rd, and Roosevelt 5th. We salute our academic winners!
Please remember to secure your work permit
at your high school before spring break. If you have questions or need
an emergency work permit please do not hesitate to contact Sharon
Owyang's office at 248-7175 or the Department of Prevention and
Intervention at 457-3340.
| Isn't most of the
District's unrestricted general fund available for salaries? Not
necessarily. Find out more
in FUSD Facts.
FUSD Administrative Conference was held on Wednesday, August
9 at the Convention Center. More than 500 district leaders came
together to prepare for the new school year. Superintendent Michael E.
Hanson challenged everyone in the room to focus on student achievement,
further develop their skills as leaders, and to take responsibility for
the success of their teams.
Describing the great work accomplished last year and the long road
ahead to transform FUSD into a high performing school district, Supt.
Hanson requested that all leaders hold each other to a higher standard,
saying, “In serving our students of poverty, we cannot afford
to have a POVERTY OF EXPECTATIONS. We owe our students a WEALTH OF
EXPECTATIONS AND IMAGINATION.” Recently released CST results
show moderate gains in English Language Arts and math, but no school in
the district has reached its potential student achievement levels.
The afternoon session focused on the theme of teamwork in more detail
with discussions and activities facilitated by Assistant and Associate
Superintendents. Following a model of teamwork created by author
Patrick Lencioni, cohesive and successful teams trust one another,
engage in unfiltered conflict around ideas, commit to decisions and
plans of action, hold one another accountable, and focus on the
achievement of extraordinary results.
Please click here
to download a highlight video from the conference.
Sept. 13: Fresno Unified and the Fresno
Teachers Association continued contract talks, bargaining over a
variety of working conditions. See Negotiation News
for more details.
Fresno Unified and SEIU began bargainingfor
the 2006-2007 school year on September 11, 2006. Fresno Unified and
FASTA officially began bargaining for the 2006-2007 school year on
September 15, 2006.
Fresno Unified's latest edition of Building Futures
is now available online. This edition features Fresno Unified work with
community stakeholders on a District Improvement Action Plan, the
groundbreaking of Williams Elementary school, an interview with a
social studies teacher about his summer fellowship at the Oklahoma city
Memorial, profiles of our new principals, and how additional counselors
and new programs at middle schools are reducing behavior problems and
boosting academic achievement. Fresno Unified would like to thank the
many businesses that paid for advertisements making our fall edition a
success. If you are interested in advertising in "Building Futures"
please review our media kit . For additional information contact the Communications Office at 457-3733.
In an ongoing effort to keep our
community, parents, staff and students informed of new appointments
approved by Fresno Unified's Board of Education, a page has been created that will be updated following each board meeting.