Mastery of the following competencies is the cornerstone of the Piner-Olivet District program. In addition to the knowledge described in the California Content Standards, these competencies are the foundation of our culture and academic goals. We believe that students proficient in these skills and behaviors will be successful on any path they choose.
Students handle themselves with confidence and act with honesty and courage. They commit to their developing beliefs and are willing to assume roles as inquiring observers, active participants, and dynamic leaders. They demonstrate positive working relationships across diverse groups, accept personal responsibility for their actions, and remain open to learning from the feedback and guidance of others.
Students develop and use the skills necessary to plan and engage in group projects. They work to resolve social and logistical conflicts and devise solutions to meet diverse needs. They collectively set goals and develop strategies to meet those goals. They evaluate the effectiveness of their approach and constructively adapt to new understandings as they arise.
Critical and Creative Thinking
Students identify problems and pursue opportunities from multiple perspectives. They locate, organize, analyze, and apply key information in inventive and imaginative ways. They design, evaluate, and employ a variety of strategies, tools, and skills to achieve innovative results. Students are independent, creative, and critical thinkers who question and connect to the world around them from both big picture and focused perspectives.
Students understand and practice effective communication using verbal and nonverbal language with intent, awareness, and accuracy. They are empathetic, emotionally intelligent, persuasive, and articulate. They are skillful self-advocates who effectively communicate their needs. Students internalize and present their understandings and ideas with confidence and clarity. Employing a variety of media, they use practical, academic, and artistic abilities to convey meaning in a clear and engaging fashion.
Students excel at making critical observations about their own learning and potential. They formulate meaningful and relevant questions that inspire and encourage further inquiry. Students consistently take charge of their education by reflecting upon and revising their own practices.
Citizenship and Global Responsibility
Students are engaged and informed citizens. They are empowered to create positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world. They are mindful and principled decision makers who understand the long and short-term effects of their actions on others and the environment. They practice compassionate, ethical, and active citizenship in local, global, and virtual settings. Students strive to achieve balance between their own needs and the needs of others.
Resiliency and Drive
Students are adept at taking intelligent risks and view mistakes as necessary steps toward learning and growth. They consciously identify their intentions and desires. They possess the tenacity and determination to work individually and collaboratively. They are self-motivated and self-regulated. Piner-Olivet students confront challenges and persevere through adversity.
The Piner-Olivet Union School District will be accepting bids for the following projects:
1. Schaefer Elementary School Flooring Project
2. Schaefer Elementary School Exterior Painting Project
Bids will be accepted for each of the projects up to 4:00 PM on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Piner-Olivet District Office, 3450 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa, CA. There will be a mandatory bid walk for each project. For the complete Notice of Informal Bid, Instructions to Bidders, and all other bid documents, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014-2015 District Calendar
The calendar for the 2014-2015 school year is now available. You can download the calendar below:
Governing Board Meeting
May 7, 2014
1370 San Miguel Avenue
Santa Rosa, Ca
Matt Sokol Memorial Scholarship
The Piner-Olivet Education Association is honoring beloved POUSD teacher, soccer coach and Black Oaks Soccer Club player Matt Sokol by offering a $250 soccer scholarship in his name. Qualified applicants should be current or former Piner-Olivet School District students.
The Scholarship award is intended to assist the applicant with uniform, equipment and registration expenses.
Please complete and submit the application no later than May 16th to the Piner-Olivet Unified School District Office at 3450 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa, Attn: Janet McDonough or Holly Miller.
You can now get updates, news, and announcements sent right to your Android mobile phone or iPhone. You can download our district's free mobile app by clicking on the "School Go" image above.