News & Events at San Carlos

Students and staff at San Carlos Unified School District are always up to something new, and we love to showcase their achievements and share news about our schools. Check back here often for all the latest news and information.

Partnership with San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corp.

The San Carlos Unified School District #20 has recently partnered with the San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corp. to provide school-based clinics in its schools. This partnership will better ensure students have access to a school nurse for healthcare and eventually dental services.

This partnership is new this school year according to Dr. Deborah Jackson-Dennison, superintendent of schools.

"This partnership is part of our overall efforts to become a trauma-informed system that ensures we have healthcare within our school system," said Dennison. "It is our vision that students will not have to travel to the hospital for minor issues anymore–we want to provide basic medical care right here in our schools now, which helps to keep our students in school and helps to improve attendance."

Dennison explained that recruiting school nurses is a challenge and it is difficult to full such positions.

"I am happy we have this service in our schools now, they are here to help our students receive the best care possible," she said.

San Carlos Unified School District Offering Dual-Credit College Course

The San Carlos Unified School District is pleased to announce a partnership with San Carlos Apache College to offer dual-credit courses to its high school students.

A memorandum of agreement (MOA) was signed on August 14 between the school district and the college to provide enrolled high school students the opportunity to earn both high school credit and college credit at the same time.

Dr. Lisa Eutsey, vice president of academic affairs at the college, oversees the dual-credit partnerships. She explained 17 high school students are currently enrolled this semester in the one dual-credit course, Fundamental Chemistry, which is a five-credit college course.

Eutsey explained they are starting off slow by offering just one course this semester and they plan to expand next semester after an evaluation and consultation with the school district.

For more information about this great program, please view our winter 2018/2019 newsletter.

San Carlos High School National Honor Society Selection Procedure

The National Honor Society chapter of San Carlos Secondary School is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in four areas of evaluation: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Student selection for membership occurs by majority vote of a five-member principal-appointed faculty council, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school.

National Honor Society forms are due on or before Saturday, February 16, 2019. The induction ceremony will take place on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Please see our National Honor Society selection procedure description for more information.

Spelling Bee Winners Advance to County Competition in February

Five happy students posing for a picture at the 2019 Rice Elementary Spelling BeeRice Elementary School held their spelling bee contest on the evening of January 10. The contest participants were students in kindergarten to fifth grade and students competed in three groups - kindergarten to first grade, second to third grade, and fourth to fifth grade.

For a complete list of winners and more information, please see our press release.