Spanish Enrichment Program
The ESF Spanish Enrichment Program brings world languages to the Eureka Union School District. This enrichment program exposes children to a world language, fosters excitement and interest in a foreign culture; and teaches ife and character skills that prepare students for the globally competitive environment in which they will enter.
Students in kindergarten through 8th grade participating in the program attend Spanish classes twice a week before and/or after school. Read more here...
Teams from all over the Sacramento Valley and foothills compete at multiple nature centers each spring testing student’s knowledge of the environment at the regional competition called Nature Bowl. For ten weeks students will build their background knowledge and practice the game-format of this six-event contest. Teamwork, problem solving and critical thinking will also be important skills to hone. Historically our District’s teams have done very well because of all the student’s hard work and dedication. The 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grade teams have always earned their way to the Finals. Click attached document below to learn more about the Nature Bowl.
Destination Imagination is a program which provides structured, team problem-solving competitions. Teams are given a wacky, mind-bending challenge with a set of guidelines in which they are to creatively produce a solution. The solutions include some kind of building, design, written, and performance components. Through these challenges, creativity and teamwork are emphasized. DI is a wonderful program for kids because they make new friends, learn to problem solve and have fun! Read more here…
The FIRST Lego League (FLL) is a program for 9-14 year olds often referred to as “sport for the mind”. The "FIRST" stands for this "For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology."
THE EUSD team, the Granite Bay Rock Monster Rockets, is the first FLL team in Granite Bay, and 2010 was their second season. An international challenge gets released in September each year that consists of research the team must complete and certain "missions" that a team must create a robot to accomplish on a designated field mat. In November/December there are competitions that occur regionally, the winners of which advance through several levels as they win, all the way to an international final.
The program is relevent to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) skills students need for their future. Please see attached fliers below for further information. To start a team you may contact Jessica Mathews at 916.791.9317
Visit our Newsroom here to view several news articles that have been in the paper about the above district activities and more.