Note from the Superintendent: Major successes for your students |

Note from the Superintendent: Major successes for your students

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The following is a message from Superintendent Chief Learning Officer Rob Leri, to be included in TTUSD’s April 6 Education Connection Newsletter.

I am excited to share with you that Tahoe Truckee was recognized again by the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading as a Pacesetter community for our early literacy work.

A large part of this recognition is based the measurable progress we have made in summer learning. Our community should feel proud of all we have accomplished together. We are one of only 38 Pacesetter communities across the nation!

Congratulations to Truckee High School’s Odyssey of the Mind team for coming in first place in their division at last month’s Capitol Gold Region tournament. Their outstanding performance advances them to a state level tournament this month at UC Riverside.

Our team from North Tahoe School also did well, coming in third place in their division. Thanks to our volunteer coaches Jean Fournier, Brett Smith, and Terri Viehmann for all their time and work in making this possible.

The nomination process is underway for the Excellence in Education Foundation’s Linda Brown Fellows and Star Awards. This annual program offers parents and community members a great opportunity to recognize our outstanding teachers and staff who go above and beyond to serve our scholars. We encourage you to participate! Nomination forms can be found in school offices and at

Truckee High School band students did a fantastic job hosting their annual band telethon. What is so special about this event is that students produce the entire event — from organizing, performing, and even filming.

Funds raised at this year’s telethon will be used for band instrument repair and maintenance, music scholarships, marching band uniforms, music workshops and clinics, music and band tour expenses. Congratulations on a job well done!

Speaking of bands, North Tahoe High School’s Jazz Band recently made a big mark at the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival. They were one of six bands (out of a total of 46 jazz bands) that earned unanimous Superior Ratings as a Command Performing group.

Following their Command Performance, they were told that their band filled up the theater with sound better than any other group there. Nice job Lakers!

If you’re in town over Spring Break, be sure to stop by the Village at Squaw Valley on Saturday, April 16, to see our sustainability clubs performing their popular Trashion Show at 2:15 p.m. It’s a show you won’t want to miss!

I hope everyone has a fun-filled spring break and can enjoy all the recreation Tahoe Truckee has to offer.

Rob Leri is superintendent of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Email him at

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