We are very excited to announce the return of author/animator, Adam Sidwell, to RiTechA on Wednesday, September 7th. He will be speaking to our K-5th grade students about The Joy of Reading and sharing his experience as a writer. Adam will also be autographing books for any students who would like to purchase one of his titles. To order a book, please print out the order form by clicking on the button below and submit it to the school office by Monday, September 5th. Checks may be payable to Future House Publishing. Forms are also available in the school office and have been sent to all emails on our mailing list. Here are the books and their AR Levels: Evertaster – AR Level 5.0-5.9 – AR Points 13 Buttersmith’s Gold – AR Level 5.0-5.9 – AR Points 5 Chum – AR Level 4.6 – AR Points 11 ...
August 31, 2016ristaffadmin
Did you know we now have a garden? What about chickens! Thank you so much to Hale Construction once again for helping our school. Here are a few photos of the first students getting things ready. Also, if you were wondering some of the benefits of having a school garden, then here are just a few. Make sure you come by and take a look when you get a chance. We will keep you posted on the progress as we take this gardening adventure together with our students. Educational Benefits Gardening offers hands-on, experiential learning opportunities in a wide array of disciplines, including the natural and social sciences, math, language arts (e.g., through garden journaling), visual arts (e.g., through garden design and decoration), and nutrition. There is mounting evidence that students who participate in school gardening score significantly higher on standardized science achievement tests. ...
August 30, 2016ristaffadmin
Date: February 2, 2016 Subject: Official Message from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction In April 2012, two organizations, the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association (the plaintiffs), filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) alleging widespread, systemic non-compliance by local educational agencies with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. The suit also alleges that the CDE fails to monitor, investigate, and correct such non-compliance in accordance with the law. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation. As part of the litigation discovery process, the plaintiffs have requested numerous documents as well as student data collected and stored by the CDE. Many of the requested documents and data stored in the CDE databases contain personally identifiable information (PII) of children, including children with disabilities, children who requested an assessment or who were assessed for special education eligibility, and ...
February 2, 2016ristaffadmin
Some of the students had the opportunity to participate in an interactive agriculture experience this past week. They got to touch soil, plant their own sunflower to bring home, and learn about soil and seeds. The instruction was delivered by an expert in the field and had interactive technology that allowed to the children to explore on their own. The students were extremely well mannered and we were so proud of each of them. This experience is provided by Agrium and they travel all over Northern America. We were happy to see them since they are only in our area about every two years. We hope the children came home to tell you all about it. Make sure you keep us updated on how their SUNFLOWERS are growing. Here are some photos we took during the event. Hope you enjoy them.
January 23, 2016ristaffadmin
COURTESY CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORDFor the second time in just a couple years we have had the opportunity to host Tom Torlakson to RiTechA. The students were amazing as usual and it was a great day despite the thick fog. LATHROP — Thick morning fog blanketed River Islands Technology Academy on Monday, but the minds and ideas of the students shined bright, leaving a big impression on the state’s top educator. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson visited the K-8 charter school to tour the robotics program and multiple state-of-the-art computer and science classrooms to see the technology-rich curriculum in action. The charter, located on the banks of the San Joaquin Delta in Lathrop, opened its doors in 2013 and is chartered by the Banta Elementary School District. Monday marked Torlakson’s second visit to the school since it was forced to move across the street from its original ...
December 12, 2015ristaffadmin
We had a wonderful day today at RiTechA. We had a special visitor today, Tom Torklakson – State Superintendent of Public Instruction. He was impressed with our new campus and school programs that have been implemented. He took some time to speak to our students and visit some of the classrooms during instruction time. It was a fabulous experience. The students created another digital book. This one was a Welcome to River Islands Technology Academy book just for our State Superintendent. We posted it here for all to see what a wonderful job all the students did. Click Here to See the Full Page Version
December 8, 2015ristaffadmin
Surviving Australia has been moved to here from the homepage. But we did not want you to miss out on sharing the creative work of our wonderful students. So, here is the new home for the Progressive Book by RiTechA students. Enjoy and do not forget to show all your friends and family! Click Here to See the Full Page Version
January 15, 2015ristaffadmin
Hour of Code is a global event that has touched millions of students in over 180 countries. We are proud to say it is our second year that we have participated and happy to be part of of an event that spans the globe. We were one of the 77,445 Hour of Code events around the world. If you are not familiar with what The Hour of Code is… It is an introduction to computer science that has been designed to introduce code and show how any one can learn the basics. The event has had participants that have ages from 4-104. You can check out more information by clicking on the link below. Another link provided below will direct you to SJCOE’s page that talks about the event as well. You will notice that our Principal Mrs. Scholl and one ...
December 16, 2014ristaffadmin
Here is the new home for the Constitution Day Project eBook. It has been moved from the Homepage to here so that students, parents and family members can still refer back to the wonderful book made by our students. Please make sure you bookmark this page for quick reference. You never know when you may need to open it up and share with Grandma, Uncle, Auntie, and friends. Click Here to See the Full Page Version
October 10, 2014ristaffadmin
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May 29, 2014ristaffadmin