EAST NICOLAUS HIGH SCHOOL
2454 Nicolaus Ave. Nicolaus, CA 95659
Phone (530) 656-2255 - FAX (530) 656-1065
MARK BEEBE, SUPERINTENDENT/PRINCIPAL
JOSH ROWE, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
JACOB GEIVETT, LEARNING DIRECTOR
Hello Spartan Families,
I hope that this message finds you well on this beautiful Sunday. I wanted to reach out and inform our parents of our last week’s events and to briefly discuss the past, present, and the future.
This week we have our finals all week with two events at the end of the week. In terms of release times they vary a bit. Monday: 2:35, Tuesday and Wednesday: 12:35 Thursday is our Pool day where we will be at the community Pool all day until 2:00 pm, and then Friday we release at 12:35 with our graduation at 7:00 pm at our stadium.
This has been an amazing year for me personally. I am so fortunate to have interacted with all in the Nicolaus community. Our students are bright, articulate, respectful, and I am confident they will become productive and active citizens in their futures. I have met so many parents and have found your commitment and passion for your child’s education incredibly refreshing. I want to thank for your continued support and allowing me to guide your children while leading this beautiful school.
As many of you have heard, we have a number of teachers who have announced they are leaving for other opportunities. We are actively working and in the process of staffing our school for next year. I am sure that this caused many of you to wonder why so many in such a short time. The education business is cyclical. California has seen significant economic growth over the past 10 years. When the economy is good, educational districts are open to hiring new personnel. Coupled with a significant teacher and administrator shortage in California this creates opportunities for teachers and administrators. Our teachers, who have decided to embrace opportunities in other systems, have all told me they are leaving to be closer to home and their families, embrace administrative opportunities, and embrace new challenges. They have all told me they will deeply miss East Nicolaus, our community, and our students. I have told each and every one I wish them the very best in their new endeavors.
We have spent the last week interviewing teachers to fill most of our open positions. There was a broad representation from all aspects of our community and school during these interviews. I want to thank them for their participation and input. Each position had deep pools of talented applicants. Ultimately, as the leader of our school, it is my humble responsibility to select the best possible future teachers for East Nicolaus High School students and community. We are excited that we have found numerous individuals to fill our open positions who are passionate, student centered, strong in their content, and those who will embody our Spartan spirit. Our staff will look different next year that is certain. Change is difficult, yet it is a constant in the current educational climate. I want assure all of our parents that WE will come together as a team and our focus will ALWAYS be on ensuring our young Spartans achieving their academic and extracurricular success. Pending ENJUHSD Board approval, I will reach out and announce their names with brief bios on each new teacher.
Thank you again and as always please call me for any questions, concerns, and thoughts you may have had.
Hello Spartan Nation,
It seems like just yesterday we were at the end of October, and now we have reached the end of November. I trust this message finds all in our Spartan Nation healthy and ready for the magical and wonderful events of December.
We will have a mere three weeks of the fall semester left as we begin next week. A number of events have occurred in November that has been tragic to our Northern California area. The response from our students and staff here at East Nicolaus has been heart-felt and joyous to witness as our students and staff have collected clothes, food staples, gift cards, and embraced a new student from Paradise.
Our fall sports have mostly concluded, with our undefeated Big Red football team playing tomorrow evening at Durham for the Northern Section CIF Championship. This should be an exciting contest. Our winter sports are in full pre-season form with multiple contests, games, and matches. I have been so impressed with the support from our Spartan community attending all events. Thank you so very much.
I hope that all of our Parents have signed up for our Spartan Daily Bulletin and we are excited to announce that you can now access your Aeries Portal account with the Mobile App available in your App Store. Look for "Aeries Portal". Once you install it to your device, search for "East Nicolaus High". Login or follow the instructions to create an account. We hope you find this a useful tool for keeping track of student progress!
I understand that these modes of communication center on computers and smart phones; however technology is here to stay and even for an old guy like me I'm doing my best to stay current. Thankfully I have a great number of teenagers around me to help.
I wish all in our Spartan Nation a wonderful end to November and let's say hello to December with a loud shout of: It's a great day to be a Spartan.
Hello Spartan Nation,
Since my last update many amazing events have occurred at East Nicolaus High School. I am hopeful that I will be able to recap many of these activities, however if I leave a group or individual out, I apologize in advance.
Homecoming was an amazing week even with the incredible downpour that caused us to reschedule Powder Puff and the bonfire. Our students showed the Big Red spirit with tremendously creative grade level floats, our rodeo team displaying the colors of our country and a choreographed performance,our cheerleaders with an amazing routine, our Women's Volleyball team with big wins and our Big Red football team with a resounding win. Last week our rescheduled Powder Puff and Bonfire was attended by many and was treated to an exciting game, a HUGE bonfire, and great music with Mr. Roddick’s band.
We are moving right along in the fall semester and recently our mid-semester grades were updated. Please check the Aeries portal and if you have an questions reach out to us for additional information.
This week is Red Ribbon week and our students are having dress up days and there will be a rally on Friday. Tonight our Lady Volleyballers travel to Quincy for a first round playoff game. Our Big Red football team is home for the next two weeks with games against Williams and U-Prep.
There are four weeks until our Thanksgiving break. We are working on our web site to create a master calendar to highlight ALL events and activities that occur at East Nicolaus High School. Currently you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Parents, if you haven't as yet, please sign up to receive our Spartan daily bulletin. Communication to such a wide group of people is always a bit difficult; however we are developing multiple platforms to deliver information in a timely basis, with our daily bulletin a cornerstone of that communication.
Our Spartan welding students had their welds tested by a Certified Weld Inspector recently. We had 16 students become certified welders. 13 of which were in the 3G position. That is halfway point to becoming a master welder. We also had 2 receive their 4G certificates, 6G being is as high as you are able to achieve. An amazing and impressive accomplishment for our students, Mr. Barker, and our Manufacturing pathway.
It’s always a great day to be a Spartan…and it's an honor to serve our students and the East Nicolaus community.
Hello Spartan Family,
We are finishing our 6th week of school. If that isn’t amazingly quick, we are mid-way through September. Although I have mentioned this on my All-calls, please have regularly conversations with our Spartans about their grades, their day, and just how they are doing. We ask a great deal of our students on a daily basis, and it is quite natural to become tired and have lulls in accomplishing tasks. Please know that I ask our students to ask for help while here at school. I also wish to offer our parents the same support. Please ask for our help and we will do our very best to support all in our Spartan Community.
Last Friday was our first home football game with our second being this Friday. We have set-up a facebook account to highlight and showcase our Spartans doing amazing things daily. Please check out our web site for this link: http://www.eastnicolaus.k12.ca.us/
I trust this note finds you well and enjoying a nice cool down from this past summer heat. Enjoy your weekend and Remember It’s always a great day to be a SPARTAN.
Mark H. Beebe
Dear Parents and Students of East Nicolaus High School,
On behalf of the entire staff at East Nicolaus High School, I would like to extend an enthusiastic welcome to all new and returning Spartans! The beginning of a new school year is always exciting and at times confusing. We are here to help you navigate those confusing moments and questions. Please call and ask for help from any of our amazing staff.
We want your student to feel excited about attending East Nicolaus High. We want them to know they will be attending a school that celebrates the diversity that lies in all of us and focuses on creating a safe, respectful and responsible learning environment. Your participation in your child's education is crucial and we value your input and involvement. We have the highest expectations of your child, and of ourselves, as we prepare them to become career and college ready graduates.
We look forward to the 2018/2019 school year and remember, "It's a great day to be a Spartan!"
The first day of school is on Wednesday, August 15th.
Very respectfully Yours,
Superintendent / Principal