April e-Newsletter


This month is a time to celebrate the achievements of Springs’ amazing students and staff!

First, I am pleased to congratulate the winners of our annual Springs-wide Science and Engineering Fair. We had some wonderful projects submitted by our Homeschool and Academy students, some of whom went on to compete in the Riverside County Science Fair. Our winners included:

Grades 4-5
1st place: Jocelyn Stangeland, Michelle Miller and Audrey Moreno, Corona Student Center
2nd place: Savannah Mitchell, Magnolia Student Center
3rd place: Katelyn Cherney, Magnolia Student Center

Grades 6-8
1st place: Landon Halvas, Magnolia Student Center
2nd place: Kyle Stamps, Homeschool
3rd place: Zachary Ibbetson, Corona Student Center
Honorable mention: Yasmin Bobadilla, Bear River Student Center

Grades 9-12
1st place: Tyler Ledet, Magnolia Student Center
2nd place: Eileen Solorzano, Magnolia Student Center

We very much appreciate the efforts of all our students who participated in the Fair, and I encourage more of our Springs families to consider participating next year.

Second, we are thrilled to announce that Agatha McIntyre and Rafael Ibarra are Springs Charter Schools’ two winners of the National History Day competition for Riverside County. They will continue on to compete at the state level!

Third, we celebrated National School Breakfast Week in March. Springs serves more than 200 meals daily to students at its Magnolia, Bear River, and two Hemet Student Centers through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. We encourage more families at these three sites to take advantage of the healthy choices these schools offer for school breakfast, as they not only improve the physical health of our school children but help them do better in school. We hope to expand this program to additional sites in the future.

Also related to food, I’m pleased to report that our Hemet Girard Student Center received the USDA Western Region’s Champions of School Breakfast Award for excellence in innovative practices and community partnership.

And finally, our 2017-18 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) survey is now open for responses through April 13, 2018. The purpose of the Plan is to help us improve our schools so that we may better serve our students and their families; we invite you to take a survey and offer your input as to how we can best reach this goal. Click here to take the survey in English or Spanish. We thank you for your input.



Dr. Kathleen Hermsmeyer


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