San Rafael City Schools
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SRHS Principal Resigning
Letter to the Community regarding the resignation of Principal Kit Pappenheimer at the end of this school year.
Get Ready for the Fair!
We are excited to alert you to the upcoming 2013 Marin County Fair, July 2 to July 7, 2013, celebrating the theme, Schools Rule! It is believed that this will mark the first time in the history of our state that a county fair theme has been dedicated to the local schools and education.
We look forward to showcasing the exceptional work being done in San Rafael City Schools.
This is an exciting partnership between the Marin County Fair and Schools Rule-Marin, an organization of Marin’s public school foundations and districts working together to provide funding for all of Marin’s public school students and schools.. Attached is a letter from the fair organizers regarding exhibit opportunities as well as an entry form and an invitation for proposals?
For more information about the 2013 Marin County fair, please use this link:
For more information about SchoolsRule-Marin, please use this link:
Media & News Coverage
Terra Linda HS Students Return from Nicaraguan Service Trip - 4.24.13, Marin IJ
SRCS Represented at National Forum
High School Senior Named National Merit Scholar Finalist
Congratulations to Terra Linda High School senior Brandon Bay, a 2013 National Merit Scholar Finalist. In the fall, Brandon was named one of 16,000 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program for 2013. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors.
THANK YOU SAN RAFAEL VOTERS!
Both Measures A & B Passed!
The voters of San Rafael City Schools approved both Measures A & B with overwhelming support. Both measures were extensions of existing local parcel tax measures that would have sunset in June 2014. Measures A & B extend this source of local funding to 2021.
Local parcel taxes must be approved by a 2/3rd's majority of those voting, a threshold that requires significant community support. Measures A & B was approved by over 78% of those voting in the May 7th election... an amazing endorsement of our local public schools.
San Rafael voters support schools, approve Measures A and B - Marin IJ, 5/7/13
San Rafael voters showed strong support for local public schools Tuesday, renewing 24-year-old parcel taxes that will help fund San Rafael elementary and high school districts.
In a mail-in election, 78.5 percent of voters, or 7,409, approved Measure A, the San Rafael elementary school tax, and 79 percent of voters, or 12,061, supported Measure B for San Rafael high schools. The measures, which will extend the taxes another eight years, needed two-thirds votes of support to pass. The turnout was just under 40 percent for both measures
2013 California Day of the Teacher
May 8, 2013 is California’s Day of the Teacher
Learn how you can recognize and acknowledge members of our teaching staff! CLICK HERE
Congratulations Superintendent Watenpaugh
The Marin County Educator of the Year is Dr. Michael Watenpaugh, Superintendent, San Rafael City Schools. Dr. Watenpaugh has served in education in Marin County in both San Rafael and Novato, where he was named the Novato Educator of the Year. He left Marin County to go to Sonoma where he was named Sonoma County Superintendent of the Year. In 2007, he returned as Superintendent in San Rafael. Upon arriving in San Rafael, Mike was charged with carrying out a new strategic plan called “Roadmap to the Future” that had a focus on high expectations for all students, closing the achievement gap, maintaining fiscal solvency, engaging families and the community and unifying the district into one school community. He began the work of implementing the strategic plan with a focus on improving the education of ALL students.
Under Mike’s leadership, the public perception of the district has improved. Teachers, parents and students, working together, have achieved higher levels of student performance for all students and all significant sub-groups. Mike has brought visible changes to site and district leadership, district operations and family engagement. With staff involvement, new methods of analyzing data on student achievement have been adopted. Mike has encouraged regular employee engagement and emphasized leadership training at all levels in the district, including the Board. He has promoted inclusive and distributive leadership, partner initiatives and policies of open communication with parents, staff and the media.
At the countywide level, Mike is the co-chair the Joint Legislative Advisory Committee and serves on the Marin Promise Leadership Council. He has served as a judge for the state Golden Bell Awards. He is a member of the Committee on Accreditation of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and serves in the American Association of School Administrators. He also serves on the California School Boards Association's Superintendents Advisory Committee.
The Faces of San Rafael City Schools
Davidson Middle School - Version 2.0
Make Every Day Count!
School attendance is a key factor that contributes to student achievement, starting in the early grades and continuing through high school.
San Rafael City Schools is currently analyzing student ...more
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Dr. Harriet MacLean Receives AASA National Award
Dr. Harriet MacLean
"The Women in School Leadership Award recognizes the exceptional leadership of active, front-line female administrators who are making a difference in the lives of students every day." Read this press release to learn more.
The National Equity Project & SRCS