Superintendent's Update

From the Office of Superintendent Kelly Staley
October 2017


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Measure K Funds Provide Improved Facilities for Students
Chico Unified School District is moving forward with Phase III of the Facilities Master Plan. The Facilities and Construction Department, along with our Maintenance & Operations Department, are repairing and beautifying the campus.
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Bidwell Junior High School received a new science classroom. The upgrades included ten new interactive TV's and a teacher workstation.
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Students at Marsh Junior High School are putting their new science classroom to good use.
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Shasta Elementary School received a new, temporary parking lot, off of Leora Court, to alleviate the impacting parking lot until construction is complete.
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McManus Elementary School received ten new HVAC units this summer.
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The Facilities Department remodeled and improved the screen print shop for our students at Fair View High School. We're excited to see what the students create in their new print shop!
CUSD Facilities Department used large cranes to place the new HVAC units on top of the large gymnasium at Pleasant Valley High School.
Click on these links to preview the new Shasta Elementary School, PVHS Sports Field and CHS Sports Field.
View a Panorama of the New Shasta Elementary School
View the PVHS Sports Field
View the CHS Sports Field

Gardens Play an Important Role at School

Thanks to grants, volunteers and enthusiastic staff, Chico Unified Schools are teaching students the joy of community gardens.
Learn more.

Back to School Donation

We are thankful to our community partners: Tri Counties Bank, Deer Creek Broadcasting and The Chico Mall for their generous donations.

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American Ninja Warrior Star Visits Rosedale Elementary Students
Students experienced the assembly of a lifetime thanks to Adrian Heym, a parent, the Chico Firefighters Association and Daniel Gil!

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Community Partner Spotlight

Mom’s Restaurant reaches $100,000 in donations to local schools as part of their community outreach School Adoption Program!

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Community Partner Spotlight

Hoisting shovels, tractors and wheelbarrows a group of 121 Recology volunteers gathered on the McManus Elementary School Campus. The volunteers dedicated their entire Saturday to beautifying the elementary school’s landscape and playground. (Photo Credit: Kimie Grace Photography)

Volunteer With Reading Pals
Community members can get involved by becoming a Reading Pal! The Reading Pals program is a local literacy campaign started by community members who recognize the importance of reading and the implications that illiteracy will have on our community if the problem is not addressed.

Since their launch in November 2013, they have paired 660 kids with 525 volunteers to read together, 1-on-1 for over 16,000 hours.
Learn More About Reading Pals
Upcoming Events
Jazz Orchestra and Ensemble Concert
Musical history descends upon Chico as Pleasant Valley High School welcomes the Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra. This 20-piece jazz orchestra performs American and Latin Jazz in the styles of Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and other classic performers.

This premiere jazz event is entirely free and is set for Tuesday, October 10 in the Pleasant Valley High School’s Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Seating is limited, so tickets must be reserved in advance. Tickets are available at the Pleasant Valley High School Main Office during school hours or can be reserved by emailing Band Director Ryan Heimlich (
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