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There are great things happening at Corcoran Unified School District, and we want to share them with you! Here we will keep you informed of important district announcements as well as success stories about our district, our schools, our teachers, and our students. We want you to feel connected, so please check our News page often and stay in-the-know.

Last Day Of School

Our last day of school is on Friday, June 1. It has been a wonderful school year, and we wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer.

Gold Model Schools

We are very pleased to announce that every school in the Corcoran Unified School District won the PBIS gold model school award for the 2017-2018 school year. Representatives from each school attended the model school awards ceremony on May 3, 2018, at the Golden Palace Banquet Hall in Fresno. We would like to thank all staff for implementing PBIS on your campus and setting a standard for creating a positive learning environment for our students!

Students Witness Kidney Transplant

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, the CHS Anatomy and ROP Health Occupations classes watched a kidney transplant via conference call and satellite from Ohio.

Students watched the preparation of pre-operation, the operation itself, and recovery. Students also were able to ask questions about the procedure to the surgeon. It was a great opportunity for these high school students.

Volunteer of the Year

Ericka Holquin was nominated for Volunteer of the Year by Bret Harte staff Katherine Howarth, Leanne Shellhamer, Kristine Scott, and Stacy Brockie. In the nomination, they mention that even though she works as a yard duty supervisor at Bret Harte, she donates a great deal of her spare time volunteering.

During her off-duty hours, she is encouraging students to do their best in school and providing extra support to teachers. She will work with small groups of students to practice reading high frequency words or lend a hand for special art projects or school performances. Each trimester, she volunteers organizing and running the school’s Bear Buck Store. She also freely offers her time in the school’s book fair and has helped purchased books for students that did not have enough funds. 

Additionally, Ms. Holquin helps the academic coach make copies for all teachers and students. At any time a need presents itself she is always willing to help. She is well liked by all staff members and connects with parents and member of the community. Ms Holquin is genuinely dedicated to the school and its students.

John Muir Middle School Receives Activation Orders

John Muir Middle School is excited to be the 220th battalion of the California Cadet Corp assigned to the 3rd brigade.

The California Cadet Corp was formed in 1911 to help develop young leaders. The Cadet Corp's primary goal is not to send all their cadets to the military but instead to prepare young leaders. The six objectives of the California Cadet Corps are to develop leadership, citizenship, patriotism, academic excellence, basic military knowledge, and health, wellness, and fitness. The motto for the Cadet Corp is "Essayons," French for “Let us try.”

Upcoming Events and Reminders

Be sure to mark your calendars for the following upcoming events!

  • Board policy/human resource subcommittee meeting - Tuesday, May 1 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Facilities subcommittee meeting - Thursday, May 3 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Curriculum subcommittee meeting - Thursday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Regular board meeting - Tuesday, May 22 at 6:00 p.m.