Courtesy of the Hollister School District:
The Hollister School District is proud to share that the recipients of
the Student Achievement Learning Award are HSD Students. The
purpose of the Outstanding Achievement in Learning Award is to
recognize exemplary students with special needs from local
educational agencies (LEAs), that exemplify positive outcomes for
students with disabilities. Established by the San Benito County
SELPA Governing Council, this award recognizes those students and
encourages implementation of best practices throughout San Benito
Jack Preader is an incredible student that continuously overcomes
obstacles to excel personally and scholastically at Cerra Vista
Elementary School (CV) . According to CV staff, Jack is everything
that they ail hope our children will be. On a daily basis Jack
demonstrates what it means to have grit, that courageous resolve
that marks all great heroes. He utilizes a variety of tools and
technology to participate fully in general education curriculum daily.
He is an inspiration; and anyone’s day will be brightened when
crossing Jack’s path. More importantly, Jack is unwaveringly positive
and kind, even when obstacles get in his way. When he sees his
friends, he lights up a room with his smile. He is a role model for
those who come into contact with him He is truly an example of
perseverance and dedication. Jack is clearly a highly deserving
recipient of the Outstanding Achievement in Learning Award.
Julian Pena is a first grade student at RO Hardin. Julian has overcome
challenges with the support of a strong home and school partnership.
He has participated in our ROH special day class and he is becoming a
more independent learner. As the distance learning year got started, the
team decided to push Julian a little more and increase his
mainstreaming time in the general education program with support as
needed. He has made such great strides in a short period of time. Julian
is now reading at grade level and participates in the reading club with
our librarian. Not only does Julian participate actively, he volunteers to
read to the group of other first graders!
Maria Lupita Arrizon is a Kinder student at Ladd Lane. She is a happy,
energetic and an enthusiastic learner. She exemplifies perseverance
and strives daily to overcome the constraints of a severe disability.
Though typically aversive to exploring sounds and other materials, she
is exploring the interactive objects that have been sent home weekly
that support the week’s lessons, during distance learning. She is actively
responding to the video’s and sounds that accompany the daily lessons,
as well as sustaining attention for the majority of the school day. An
emerging skill that Lupita is working towards is a dedicated sign for the
Andre Gilliard is a respectful, productive, and determined student. He
enjoys being at school and is excelling during distance learning. Despite
any impediments he may face by being a student with a disability, he is
thriving. Andre transitioned seamlessly from traditional learning to
distance learning. Even with all of the challenges that come with
distance learning, Andre has grown in independence. He is following a
daily schedule, accessing his google classroom with changing virtual
rooms, and meeting his goals. Andre has only missed one day of school
for being sick and completed the work due for that day. Broncos are
known to be Productive, Respectful, lntegrous, Determined and
Engaged. As a Rancho San Justo Middle School student, Andre is a
very good example of a student having all of these qualities. Everything
He Does, He Does with P.R.I.D.E!
HSD Special Education Monthly Home & School Connection are now available online. It can beaccessed at https://www.hesd.org/specialeducation parent resources. You can also ask your child’s SPED teacher for a copy. This monthly newsletter is filled with fun learning ideas and
activities for home.