I had the pleasure to attend Templeton High School's graduation ceremony a few weeks ago. We awarded high school diplomas to 178 students. A member of the community who is active in the Historical Society provided me the following excerpt from a 1923 Templeton yearbook:
"The Templeton Union High School was first visualized in 1915 by one of the prominent citizens of the community. The inspiration was gained at the exhibit shown in the Educational Building of the San Diego Exposition.
The Board of Trade took the matter up, circulated a petition and formed the district. A bond election was then held and five thousand dollars was voted for the first unit. At the second bond election held in 1922, $45,000 was voted to be used for completion of the high school.
Classes were first conducted in a tent and the present Library until the building was erected.
The first graduation class of '20 was composed of nine members. The class of '21 had three members, and the present class of '22 has ten members.
The number of students in attendance has increased each year, and it is hoped that by next year the new building will be finished and more students will be in attendance."
Data demonstrates that our students are as prepared as ever for the challenges of college and career in the 21st century. Despite our success, the staff and I aren't the type of people to rest on our laurels. We intend to break ground on the new science building and classrooms on what was the front lawn at THS shortly after the plans are approved by the Division of State Architects (DSA). We will launch many new programs next year in support of our Science, Engineering and Agriculture pathways. Templeton Middle School and Vineyard Elementary School will support these programs by introducing Fabrication Labs for students. Equipment and curricular units will introduce students to robotics, coding, 3D printing and design skills necessary for technical trades and advanced degrees in the high demand jobs of the future.
Joe Koski, Ed.D, Superintendent
Statement: Institute instructional practices, rigorous content and data systems to measure student achievement leading college and career readiness and the development of 21st Century skills.
- Increase implementation of common core in ELA and research-supported teaching practices in mathematics
- Increase 21st century learning experiences using performance assessments, internships and presentations of learning
- Increase opportunities for students pursuing certification and career goals following graduation using online courses, new application based courses and increasing enrollment at community college or in certification programs
- Using highly effective teachers at every site to align management evaluation practices and pilot collegial instructional rounds
Statement: Create systems to recruit, hire, empower, develop and promote high performing staff members while minimizing the negative impact of underperforming staff members.
- Improve Human Resource recruitment, interview and recognition practices
- Articulate district versus site responsibility for curriculum delivery
- Provide baseline equipment and instructional materials for the transition to CCSS and SBAC
Statement: Involve stakeholders in developing and adopting a balanced budget that implements the reinvestment plan creating the greatest organizational outcomes for dollars which will be returning to our system.
- Maintain a balanced budget minus strategic spend down of excessive reserves with involvement of stakeholders
- Develop methodology for measuring return on investment for new programs and initiatives
- Establish baseline allocations for district versus site classroom expenditures
Statement: Implement the capital improvement plan and complete projects stemming from Measure H-12 revenue that improves classroom environments, sustainable energy and enhanced educational offerings.
- Design and seek DSA approval for VES Annex and THS projects
- Complete existing projects on time and within budget
- Guide final decision on Solar Project
- Integrate new employees into cohesive maintenance plan
Statement: Create and implement systems which provide regular two way communication between stakeholders and guide the decision-making and evaluation of organizational systems.
- Stakeholder engagement and LCAP development
- Common Core ramifications
- VES Annex, THS construction and solar project
- 360 communication and evaluation
Templeton High School Athletics Participation Rates:
Males at THS: 348
Females at THS: 376
Total Female participants: 207 (236 counting cheer)
Total Male Participants: 268
Total number of teams:
Male Freshmen teams: 0
Male JV teams: 8
Male Varsity teams: 10
Female Freshmen teams: 1
Female JV teams: 8 (including cheer, 9)
Female Varsity teams: 8 (including cheer, 9)