Each year, RCWD sponsors a poster contest for students in grades K-5. This year's theme, "Get SAVVY about Water Conservation," gives budding artists the chance to illustrate the importance of water conservation. The winning students, as well as their teachers, are honored at awards ceremonies throughout our service area. Of the winning posters, the top five posters are submitted to The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in Los Angeles for consideration and a possible spot on the WATER IS LIFE calendar. This contest is open to students between kindergarten and fifth grade only.
In 2015-2016 RCWD had over 2,000 participants. Below are the 16 winning entries:
Kindergarten: Angel Aguilar Quinto, Crowne Hill Elementary, Teacher- J. Gomez
Kindergarten: Bristol Bryson, Calvary Murrieta Christian, Teacher- Veronica Olien
First Grade: Hannah Koole, Calvary Murrieta Christian, Teacher- Veronica Olien
First Grade: Xoeyanna Clines, Rancho Elementary, Teacher- S. Yates
Second Grade: Arlen Mullins, Rancho Elementary, Teacher- C. Bamber
Second Grade: Madelyn Buchberger, Calvary Murrieta Christian, Teacher- Veronica Olien
Third Grade: Matthew Gonzalez, Tony Tobin Elementary, Teacher- T. Jeremiah
Third Grade: Frances Almenana, Calvary Murrieta Christian, Teacher- Veronica Olien
Fourth Grade: Ryan Deese, Temecula Luiseno Elementary, Teacher- T. Saffell
Fourth Grade: Gina Namkung, Cole Canyon Elementary, Teacher- C. Goetz
Fourth Grade: Angelina Phimmasouk, Monte Vista Elementary, Teacher- Theresa Olivas
Fourth Grade: Angelo Mancia, Tony Tobin Elementary, Teacher- K. Atkinson
Fourth Grade: Hillary Slezak, Cole Canyon Elementary, Teacher- C. Branson-Walker
Fifth Grade: Eli Moulton-Rhodes, Alta Murrieta Elementary, Teacher- D. Walton
Fifth Grade: Cassandra Maria Amador Adefuin, Temecula Luiseno Elementary, Teacher- Alan Mills
Fifth Grade: Meilani Castillo,Temecula Luiseno Elementary, Teacher- Kelly Means
H2O Where Did you Go? School Assembly Program
Rancho California Water District is providing a NEW theater assembly program this year from Shows that Teach: H2O Where Did You Go? RCWD provides a COMPLIMENTARY environmental assembly program for schools in our service area. There is NO cost to your school. Performances are 40-45 minutes each. Separate programs are offered for grades K-2 and 3-6, and middle school audiences. 100 is the minimum number of students for a performance, unless prior arrangements have been made. Scheduling is based on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to schools who have not previously received a performance. Performances will take place indoors. Performances will be scheduled based on the total number of students at your school.
Gobi, the water drop and his friend, Aguat, travel from their rain cloud above the Colorado River down to earth and have an adventure in trying to reunite as Gobi and Aguat learn the truth about California-friendly plants and discover the importance of water conservation. Teachers will receive the book “Gobi’s Adventure,” a story about outside water conservation as well as Gobi’s adventure lesson plan and materials to be used as a class set. This is a great reinforcement tool for the teacher to use throughout the year. Training on this curriculum is available. To order this curriculum, please contact Meggan Valencia at (951) 296-6922. This activity is intended for children between kindergarten and second grade and lasts around 20 to 30 minutes. View the Gobi curriculum packet.
Otis the Turtle
A complete lesson plan and curriculum packet which includes the storybook and an Otis the Turtle plush character. This is a great reinforcement tool for teachers to use throughout the year. This activity is for third and fourth graders. View the Otis curriculum packet.