February 21, 2017

This week is Spirit Week! Tuesday: Denim, Wednesday: All Black Everything, Thursday: Tie Dye and Fanny Packs, Friday: 80s Theme and Neon

The Blacklight Dance is this Friday, February 24th from 8 – 10 p.m. Tickets are on sale in the student store.

Students who received a 1st semester GPA of 3.0 and above have been recognized on the 1st Semester Honor Roll and received certificates in 4th period classes last week. Posters with student names will go up this week in the cafeteria and library windows.

SCUSD is hosting a number of town hall meetings – opportunities for school communities to provide input about the qualities they would like to see in the next Superintendent. The meeting at Rosemont is Tuesday, March 7th from 6 – 8 pm in the Library. For other locations and dates, please visit the SCUSD calendar.

If you intend to purchase a yearbook, please make a minimum down payment of $10 no later than February 28. You must reserve your copy in order to receive a book. Limited copies will be available for $80 after March 1st, but to be guaranteed a yearbook, please reserve one this month. Make payments to Ms. Moua in the Controller’s office as soon as possible. 

-Senior parents: if you would like a senior memory advertisement in the back of the yearbook, space is running out. We have room for about 6-8 more senior memory pages. Reservations for senior memory pages are first-come, first-serve and space is very limited. Please contact Ms. Braun for more information. 

This week saw many of our Winter Sports compete in the playoffs.

In wrestling, we sent 12 wrestlers to Divisionals at Union Mine. Our team took 7th place overall and had 3 wrestlers move on to next week. Laurenz Fredeluces took home 3rd place, Anthony Augustine Sosa took 2nd place, and Telman Gevorkyan took 1ST!!! Outstanding season team!

Our boys varsity basketball team traveled down to Merced on Friday to play El Capitan in the 1st round of the playoffs. The Matadors took an early lead, but led by Seniors Melvin Parker, Marcellus Dollson and Junior, Justin Norman, we fought back to put it back to a single digit game late in the 3rd quarter. A couple turnovers and some missed 3-point shots ultimately put the game out of reach. We are very proud of the way they fought all season! Our boys passed up the 13-game record to win 17 games this season, so they truly made history. And, we had 3 players voted to the all-league team: Jaedan Blackmon, Jordan Blackmon and Eddie Reddiccs. Coach Bray was voted coach of the year. 

Our girls basketball team beat Galt HS on Tuesday to set up a “win & in” game versus Cordova to see who secured the 3rd seed of our league. It was a very competitive game with our ladies pulling out the 2-point victory! Friday they traveled across Watt to play at Rio Americano. Rio jumped out early to take the early advantage, but our team fought back and made it a 2-point game heading into the 4th quarter. Unfortunately, we couldn’t fight all the way back. Great job ladies on making it 3 years in a row to the playoffs!

Our boys soccer team will host a playoff soccer match this Tuesday night at 6pm in our stadium versus Placer HS. Come check it out!

The Varsity and JV Debate teams competed last weekend at Stanford University and this weekend at UC Berkeley in two circuit debate invitationals. Congratulations to the teams of Jayden Watts-Kaitlin Raymond, Serena Jones-Lily Dearing, Zach Lauria-Hector Hernandez, J’cyn Crawley-Kaylee Silber, Azana Ford-Jessica Plants, Lizzy Leach-Maya Peters. These amazing kids competed in 12 rounds over the course of two weekends. A special thanks to our team moms: Jennifer Watts, Andrea Raymond and Holly Renn. Also, a special shout out to Mark Hernandez, the executive of the Sacramento Urban Debate League and our own Coach Nelson.

Mark your calendars for the PTSA Crab Feed on Saturday, March 25th at St. John Vianney’s Church (10497 Coloma Rd.) in Rancho Cordova. Proceeds go to Safe and Sober Grad Night. Doors open at 6:00 pm. No-host bar and appetizers available. Dinner at 7:15 pm. Hot butter and cocktail sauce included. Dancing from 8:30 – 10:30. Silent Auction with a variety of items, including Rosemont student art, and 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $50. Buy them online at or in the Controller’s Office.

Back in October we announced that Joey Zhuang had made it to semi-finalist status for the National Merit Scholarship Program. We just received confirmation that he has advanced to Finalist standing!! The process of selecting winners from the finalists is now in progress. In March, NMSC will begin mailing scholarship offers to winners, and four major news media announcements of Merit Scholar designees will be made by NMSC in April, May June and July. No matter what, we are so proud of Joey’s accomplishment! He is among the top 1% of students across the nation!