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Superintendent's Update

From the Office of Superintendent Kelly Staley
April Highlights | 2018
Congratulations to Pleasant Valley High School as they Claim the
CIF State Boys D-III Championship Title!

Celebrating Success

One of the greatest joys we experience working within Chico Unified, is the pride and absolute elation we have for all of our student successes. Each day, the students teach us there is no limit to their creativity, their ambition and their ability to achieve greatness. It's an honor to play a role in supporting our future leaders, and we thank you for supporting education.


Kelly Staley

SkillsUSA California State Medalists & PV's First Female Gold Medalist in Welding

SkillsUSA provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.

We are so proud of Chico High School, Pleasant Valley High School and Inspire for representing Chico Unified at the state competition. A special congratulations to Shelby.  She is PV High School's first female State Champion in the welding division! Shelby placed GOLD in Oxy-Acetylene.
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Congratulations to Bidwell Junior High student, Ryan! He won first place in the 2018 Junior High County Spelling Bee!

The winning word was "intimidated".

A Pleasant Valley High School art student created the winning poster design for the 2018 Pioneer Day Parade. The committee presented her with a $300 award!
Fair View High School's Peer Mediation Program has a positive impact on school culture and empowers teens to learn and teach their peers healthy communication skills, compassion and kindness. 
Sierra View Elementary School's garden is springing to life. Students and volunteers dedicate hours to creating a flourishing garden for Sierra View families to enjoy.

Phoenix Student Fashion Show

Photo Credit: Michaela Warthen at
Pleasant Valley High School's Reta Rickmers and Linda Elliott coordinated the Phoenix Fashion Show on Saturday, April 21. The students created an entire fashion show from up-cycled, reusable materials and with a budget of $10 for an entire outfit. The event was incredible and the students shined.
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Chico Junior Students Create in Itech Class

Watch this 45 second video of various students working on their birdhouse project in Itech - an elective course offered at Chico Junior High School.

Chico High Featured on PBS series "Inside California Education"

Chico High School's feature begins about 8:30 minutes into the video segment. Watch Here.

Chico High School was highlighted on the PBS series “Inside California Education”.  Chico High School was noted as “a vibrant business park” and the segment showcased Career & Technical Education pathway students, educators and programs. Principal Mark Beebe noted, "Chico High is working to prepare students to be college and career ready." 


Teachers & Students Make Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser a Success

Teachers, Retired Teachers and students (along with community members) volunteered to raise funds for the Torres Shelter.

Chico Unified students from the junior high and high schools crafted handmade ceramic bowls for the event. Chico Unified teachers volunteered to serve the soup and participants were able to select a custom crafted bowl to take home.

It was an incredible and fun event! Thank you to all the restaurants who donated soup, and to all of our student and staff volunteers.

Chico High School Arts Instructor Featured in California Educator Magazine

PVHS Visual & Performing Arts Department Chair, Reta Rickmers, stands with Superintendent Kelly Staley
“Trying innovative things keeps my job fresh and exciting,” says Rickmers, a teacher of 28 years. “For me, the best part is not knowing how it will all turn out.”

Read the full article on how PV High School's Reta Rickmers is asking students to blend art and commerce in an innovative way.

Choose Chico - Community Video

Superintendent Kelly Staley joins Butte College and Chico State in a warm welcome to education for prospective students and residents.

Chico Unified Launches
Online Learning Academy

Students in grades 6-12, in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Plumas, Sutter, Tehama, and Yuba counties are eligible to enroll in the Oak Bridge Academy.  Students can play sports and enjoy activities at their neighborhood school while enjoying a flexible class schedule.

Oak Bridge Academy is an exciting and innovative learning environment being constructed in a space at the Chico Mall. You'll find the Oak Bridge Academy on the east end of the Chico Mall, directly across from Verizon.  You can expect to see the unveiling this July! 

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Overcoming Adversity -
Alec Dorn Inspires Us All

Alec Dorn has a big heart and shares his positive outlook on life with everyone around him. Prepare to be inspired ...
KIXE aired their Big Education Event. Shasta Elementary School's Alec Dorn shares why Hunter's Disease doesn't slow him down. Alec is featured about 11:30 minutes into the video segment. Prepare to be inspired!

Upcoming Events

Pioneer Day Parade - 5/5/18


Chico High Students Will Be Graduating on Their Own Campus

Chico High School Science Show - 5/19/18


Chico High School Fundraiser - 5/21/18


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