Dr. Tapia's Blog

  • Science Fair

    Posted by Richard A. Tapia, Ed.D. at 3/30/2017

    Congrats to our Science fair winners!  A number of students did an amazing job preparing and presenting science experiments for all to experience.  It was a tough decision but we had a winner at every grade level and a couple of honorable mentions.  Good Job Acorns, way to make learning interesting and fun!


    Science Fair  

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  • Spelling Bee Champ

    Posted by Richard A. Tapia, Ed.D. at 3/1/2017

    Congrats to Ashley Erwin for the great job she did in the Central Valley Spelling Bee, she placed in the Top 25 of spellers from all over our Central Valley Region. Ashley did an amazing job representing Empire Oaks in the competition.  Great Job Ashley!!!


    Spelling Bee

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  • Mad Science Night

    Posted by Richard A. Tapia, Ed.D. at 2/28/2017

    The Mad Science Night Team showed up to share some wonderful science activities and to get students fired up for our Science Expo.  Ms. Rodgers and Ms. Nguyen shared information for the Empire Oaks Science Expo. Students from Empire Oaks will have their Science Projects and presentations presented and judged on March 30, 2017 at the Empire Oaks Science Expo.  Any questions check in with Ms. Rodgers and Ms. Nguyen.  The Mad Science night was filled with fun activities.


    Mad Science 1      Mad Science 2

    Mad Science 3

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  • Snowflake Festival

    Posted by Richard A. Tapia, Ed.D. at 12/5/2016

    What a great way to start off the holiday season!  Eating big pancakes and enjoying family activities throughout the morning.  Plenty of food, coffee, shopping and merriment!  Thanks to the great job done by PTA, Winter Spectacular coordinator Aly Smith, Pancake Coordinator Stephen Chavez, Vendor Faire Coordinator, Amanda Reinhart, Picture Stop coordinators, Yvette Aiello and Erica Kaestner. Santa was in town for a visit and the chorus sang for our families.  A great time was had by all.

    Big Pancake

    Room 20


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  • Empire Oaks Honor Roll

    Posted by Richard A. Tapia, Ed.D. at 11/18/2016

    With the first trimester in the books we recognized our fourth and fifth grade students for their academic achievement in the first trimester.  Congrats and great work to all of our Acorns who were recognized for outstanding academic achievement in the Fall 2016 trimester.  Keep up the good work!


    Principal's List

    Honor Roll

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  • Monster Mash!

    Posted by Richard A. Tapia, Ed.D. at 10/31/2016

    Thanks again to all of the hard work by PTA and our Monster Mash coordinator, Brandie Kachur.  The costumes were grerat and the rain stayed away long enough for us to enjoy activities and dancing inside the multi and outside in the amphitheatre.

    Monster Mash 1

    Monster Mash 2

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  • APEX Fun Run

    Posted by Richard A. Tapia Ed,D. at 10/14/2016

    The Apex fun run was a great success, parents and families had a great time exercising and implementing the Apex LEGEND lessons.  Learn, Engage, Give, Empower, Never Quit Do!  Students and staff alike enjoyed the participation and interaction with the APEX team that culminated in a great Fun Run.  Thanks to Mighty Meg, All That Nat and Nate the Great for another memorable experience.



    Apex Apex

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  • Donuts for Dads

    Posted by Richard A. Tapia, Ed.D. at 9/10/2016

    What a great way to start our day!  Donuts for Dad’s was a great success. Thanks Mrs. Whitby for the tremendous choice of delicious donuts to share. A great time was had by all.

    Donuts 1  Donuts 2

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  • Royal Gathering!

    Posted by Richard A. Tapia, Ed.D at 8/27/2016

    The Royal Gathering of The Nuts was a huge success.  Great job on the part of our PTA to put together the games and activities for our students and families to enjoy.  This gathering brings us all back together to kick off the new year in a positive way.


     RGOTN Staff  RGOTN 2

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  • Picture Day

    Posted by Richard A. Tapia, Ed.D. at 8/19/2016

    Who doesn’t love picture day?  All of our beautiful children dressed up in their Sunday best.

     Picture Day

    Picture Day 2


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