In the Jr. Rocket Owls program, the 5th graders learned basic physics and math concepts related to rocketry, and have successfully built and launched their Level 1 rockets. During the last three sessions, they learned how to use the professional RockeSim computer software to simulate the flight of their Level 2 rocket (a two-stage Loadstar II), built these rockets and created scientific payloads for them. They are excited about launching the Level 2 rockets in February and analyzing the data collected during launch.Here is a short video, showcasing the 5th graders describing their payloads and the scientific questions that they have come up with at our last meeting, on January 9.
California Healthy Kids Survey
Parents please preview the "California Healthy Kids Survey," before you child takes the survey during the week of October 26-30, 2015. Please select one of the surveys below:
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Congratulations to the Glendora USD Employees of the Year for 2015-16!
Linda Fallon (4th grade teacher at Sellers) is your Teacher of the Year, and has been with GUSD molding elementary minds at both Williams and Sellers since 1992. Linda is a true professional, in every sense of the word, and goes above and beyond to provide her students and their families an extraordinary education.
Vickie Woolley (Extended Day Care Specialist II at La Fetra) is your Classified Employee of the Year, and has been assisting students on a daily basis at La Fetra since 1992. Vickie makes those special connections with kids, and is endeared by thousands of students and families that have had the pleasure of being part of her renowned Day Care program over the years.
Linda & Vickie are both great representatives for all of us here in GUSD!!!!!!
Sellers Elementary Celebrates President's Day !
In honor of President's Day, Sellers Elementary School students welcome a special guest to lead them in the all school pledge of allegiance. Principal, Steve Bishop, introduced President Lincoln, surprising all in attendance. President Lincoln spoke to the students about the flag and the students even wished him a happy birthday. Mr. President was even up on pop culture and paused to take a group selfie with some District Office staff. All in all it was a great start to the school day!
Sellers Extended Day Care Walk-A-Thon
Sellers Extended Day Care Students participated in a walk-a-thon to donate money to the Glendora Community Conservancy. The students raised over one thousand dollars. A total of 31 trees were planted in the “Children’s Forest” on Colby Trail where the recent fire occurred. The California Conservation Core was on hand to assist the students. The largest tree was dedicated to Alison Giardinelli-Brunetta, daughter of GUSD employee Fran Giardinelli, who passed away from breast cancer in February.
Tiny Tartan Spring Activities
The Preschool Tiny Tartans have been busy with fun spring activities. The annual Trike-a-Thon raising funds for St. Jude Research Hospital was huge success with all students participating. Parents enjoyed watching their students “do laps” with trikes, bikes, and scooters. The preschool students also colored eggs and baskets for the springtime egg hunt, which was enjoyed by all.
Sellers Kinder Field Trip to Tanaka Farms
Sellers’ Kindergarten students prepare to embark on their first field trip to Tanaka Farms where they will learn where fruits and vegetables come from and how they grow.
LCFF Presentation By Ron Bennet
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Ron Bennett, the CEO of School Services of California, a highly sought after speaker who advises school districts, legislators, and even governors regarding school finance, presented information about the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) – The biggest change in school funding in 40 years and how it will impact the Glendora Unified School District. Parents, staff and all those present appreciated his easy to understand presentation with a touch of humor.
Please click on the link for a copy of Mr. Bennett’s presentation.