Esparto High School


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Current Events

Click HERE to view an at-a-glance calendar of events at EHS.  Please make sure to confirm with your student or with the school as to event schedules, in case of last minute changes.

So sorry, I cannot figure out to rotate matter how hard I try! Working on it... -Ms Wiese


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Esparto High School Homecoming 2017-18 is in the books! Thank you to Mrs. Charter, our ASB Advisor, our ASB student leaders, our class advisors and all of the generous sponsors and parade participants that help make this event a success.


In September I had the privilege of attending a dinner with the American Legion Yolo Post 77 and the Women’s Auxiliary Club to honor our 2017 Boys and Girls State Citizens. These students are nominated by teachers and go through an interview process to be appointed this position. They then spend a week in the summer with hundreds of their peers from all over the state working together to form a mini-society, complete with elected officials, party platforms and laws. All three students report that is was an amazing experience and we are grateful to Ted and Silvia Hilyer from the American Legion; without their support these students would not have had this opportunity. Please see the picture in this issue.


October 27 is the end of the first quarter and all students will be receiving a report card in the mail. I encourage parents and guardians to review this report with your student and reach out to teachers with any questions.


After-school tutoring is available for all students Monday through Thursday, with two teachers available every day to work with students, or to provide a quiet place and a computer for the student to work independently. You can pick up a tutoring schedule in the main office.


On October 13 the FFA is fundraising with Cow Chip Bingo at our home football game against East Nicolaus. Tickets are on sale! We will recognize our senior class athletes at Football Senior night on October 27 and Volleyball Senior Night on October 24.


“Raise your chin, throw out your chest, Esparto High School ranks with the best!”



It’s been a great start to the new year!  Our maintenance and grounds staff has been hard at work and the EHS campus is looking better than ever.

EHS FFA did extremely well at the Yolo County Fair, in both livestock and AG Mechanics. Thank you to our dedicated teachers for all you do to make our program so successful.

I’d like to welcome some new staff members; Ashlyn Shoblom is teaching English and Drama,  Rebecca Rodriguez is teaching RSP classes and Leticia Figueroa is the night custodian.  We will also be hosting a student teacher from UC Davis, Chelsey Schnider, who is working towards becoming an Ag Teacher.

Our first home football game is September 8 against Vacaville Christian. Please come out to support our team and see all the athletic field renovations, as well as our new press box.

Homecoming game and parade will be on September 29th. The parade will begin at 1:15pm.  Parade entry applications will be available on the school website.

For homecoming game we will face off against Woodland Christian…Go Spartans!

We here at EHS are looking forward to a fantastic year!


EHS is now on Twitter  @ EspartoHS




Our shared vision of education:

consistent rigor, extraordinary results, and

inspired relationships



Esparto Spartans…

Demonstrate critical thinking

Write and speak effectively

Utilize technology

Take pleasure in life-long learning



Esparto Spartans…

Take responsibility for their learning

Appreciate the value of hard work

Pursue excellence as they navigate career pathways

Receive personalized support to accomplish their goals



Esparto Spartans…

Understand multiple points of view

Show respect

Work collaboratively

Actively contribute

EHS CTE shows off at EMS Back to School Night

Spartan Grounds Cafe



Yolo County Supervisor Duane Chamberlain and Assemblywoman Cecila Aguiar-Curry will be at Spartan Grounds Cafe on Tuesday, December 19 in Esparto to discuss state legislation, issues impacting our community, Yolo County, or the state of California, and ways their offices can assist you. 

Check out the Daily Democrat article on our very own spartan, marcus corona

The Daily Democrat has published a great article about Marcus Corona, who led the league in rushing yards at 1231.  CLICK HERE to read the article. The title of the article is "Esparto’s Marcus Corona working to bring quiet leadership into 2018" Congratulations to Marcus, Coach Rome and the rest of the HS Spartans for gaining recognition! 

EHS science

Kids exploring eukaryotic cells and identifying organelles. #EHSFFA #EHSPride #EHSScience


Culinary Students cater Sun VAlley Rice party

Mrs. Warde, as part of our district goals, works with Sun Valley Rice to provide hands-on experiences for our students with local industry partners. Students catered a holiday party event on December 1, planning, prepping and catering the event. Thank you Mrs. Warde and Sun Valley Rice for creating these opportunities! 


SLEWS with mrs charter and FFA

SLEWS field experience for 9th grade biology students. Students work with Yolo County conservationists and the Center for Land Based Learning to plant hedge rows and create plant identification cards by clipping and dry pressing plants. #EHSPride #EHSCareerEducation #EHSFFA #HighSchool #DurstOrganics


EHS visits 7 Southern California college campuses

College Visits

Esparto High School took 6 students on college campus visits of Southern California college campuses December 1-3. These visits are funded by LCAP and CTEIG. David Gracia was the chaperone for this first round of visits for the year, touring UCLA, USC, Pomona, CSU Long Beach and others. Esparto HS is dedicated to providing opportunities for our students to make informed decisions about their post secondary ventures, and we thank the Esparto USD and Board of Trustees for its continued support of these trips.  Future trips for this year will be to WCC, Sac State, UC Davis, UTI, UC Berkeley, CSU Sonoma, CSU Chico, Solano CC, Butte CC, among many others, as determined by student interest. Please call Ms. Wiese with any questions. 

FFA State Officer Visit

Esparto High School hosted Luke O'Leary, FFA State President and Armando Nevarez, FFA State Treasurer for our three year officer visit. These visits serves as a way to connect local chapters and the state organization. The officers attended an FFA field trip to Rockin Jump, presented to several classes in the Ag department and then joined us for a chili dog lunch in the quad. Thank you to  the Decontreaus family for hosting these boys in their home.  




This week in EHS Athletics (12/4-12/8)

Monday 12/4- Girls and Boys Soccer at Buckingham Charter

Tueday 12/5- Boys Basketball at Core Butte

Thursday 12/7- Girls Soccer versus Dixon

Friday 12/8- Basketball versus Buckingham Charter


Student Led Conferences


November 15-16- Student Led Conferences- Student Led Conferences are an updated version of parent-teacher conferences. The responsibility of talking about students’ academic progress is given to students, who lead their families through a portfolio, highlighting classwork, grades, attendance, CTE projects and goals.  Students in the 9th and 10th grade will present their Digital Portfolio to parents from 4:30-7:00 in the EHS cafeteria (Marsh Hall). Parents should look for information regarding their appointment slot in the mail. Parents of 11th and 12th grade students are invited to contact the office to request a conference if desired.


Pictured above: Students in Spartan Success are practicing their Student-Led Conference with a peer. 


#1 in Section for Rushing Yards

Congratulations to Marcus Corona and the EHS Spartans...Corona led the section in rushing yards with 1231 yards!

Esparto FFA Sectional Results

Opening and Closing Ceremonies Contest

-Chapter Officer Team received 1st Place 

-Outstanding Secretary went to Sierra Winter

- Novice Team One- received Gold

-Novice Team Two - received Silver


Cooperative Marketing Contest, we won 1st Place!!! Cynna McAllister placed as the 2nd high individual and Kelly Schwenger 5th high individual 


Best Informed Greenhand Contest - 2nd Place. 




Athletic Boosters Hosts Craft Fair- Nov 18

The EHS Athletic Boosters will be hosting a craft fair on Saturday, November 18, in the Marsh Hall. Proceeds from the event will go towards purchasing new Junior Varsity Football uniforms. 

EHS Alumni Basketball Game

The annual EHS Alumni Basketball game is here! On Saturday, November 18, current students will face off against former students in a battle for glory! Registration for the game starts at 10:00 am on Saturday in the EHS gym. If you haven't seen the renovations done to the gym last year, this would be a great opportunity to see the new gym! 

FAFSA and Dream Act Application Support

EHS will be providing one on one support to seniors completing their FAFSA or Dream Act Applications on the following dates:


November 6, 7 and 9th


Over 40 seniors have signed up for support and received individual appointment times.  


Please see Mrs. Kersting in the Counseling Office if you are a senior and would like help completing these very important financial aid applications!

Winter Sports

Winter Sports practice begins next Monday, November 6

 All Athletic clearance forms must be turned into Coach Perkins before students can begin practice. 




Girls Soccer- Rebecca Rodriguez

Boys Soccer- Rogelio Lopez

Varsity Boys Basketball- Marcus Chavez

Varsity Girls Basketball- Meghan Ringer

JV Girls Basketball- Lavella Kieny

Wrestling- Curtis Lawrence


This week in EHS Athletics

Tuesday, October 24; Volleyball versus Portola

Wednesday, October 25; Cross Country @ Black Butte

Friday, October 27; Football versus Hamilton (Senior Night)

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EHS Students visit with Legislative representatives in Sacramento

The High School Democrats club, in an event organized by Oscar Murillo, met with several influential people in Sacramento. The group of students first lunched with Ivan Carillo and other members of the legislative advocacy team of the Association of California School Administrators. They then were led on a tour of the Capitol building and met with Sacramento City Council member and EHS Alum, Eric Guerra. They also met Woodland City Council Member Xochitl Rodriguez Murillo, Legislative Aide Krystal Moreno, and Jorge Barajas. Students then had an open discussion with the California State Attorney General, Xavier Becerra.


EHS students are some of the most hardworking and innovative students around! See below for photos. 



Order your Yearbook NOW!

You can order your yearbook online by clicking HERE or you can pay with cash or check to Mr. Hall.  Time is running out...don't wait!



Volleyball and Cross Country Senior Night- October 16


Class of 2018 Caps, gowns, class rings and other memorabilia

Tuesday, October 17, the cap and gown representative will be on campus from 12-1:45 to accept orders for cap and gown and class rings. He will also be available to answer questions about available merchandise.   You can visit to access catalogs and order online.  Please call Bob Sebring at (916) 435-2331 with any questions. 

2017 Mexican American Concilio Honorees

The Mexican American Concilio of Yolo County held its 33rd Annual Recognition dinner on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Students are recognized for their academic pursuits and community involvement. The Esaprto High School seniors who were recognized this year were Elizabeth Ibarra and Alex Anaya. Both students will receive scholarship funds from the Conicilio.  Thank you to Rick Gonzales and congratulations to Elizabeth and Alex! 

Cow Chip Bingo-October 13

The big winners are Rebecca Middleman and the Esparto FFA...each will recieve $1140 thanks to the generous support of the Capay Valley community in this fundraiser! 

Battle of the Spartans

Congratulations to the East Nicolaus Spartans! Until next time....









Marcus Corona as the Top EHS Spartan presented by EHS Coach Jim Naekel and Mr. Esparto, Freddy Lantz. Thank you to Coach Perkins and Coach Nareau for keeping the tradition alive! 

Athletics this week (October 9-13)

Tuesday – Volleyball @ Quincy

Wednesday –Cross Country @Durham

Thursday – Home Volleyball Game vs. Biggs

Friday – Home Football Game vs. East Nicolaus


Fall Sports Senior Nights and Banquet

October 16th - Volleyball versus Delta -Senior Night

October 27th - Football versus Hamilton- Senior Night

November 14th- Fall Sports Banquet



Students in 10th and 11th grade will take the PSAT on October 11. This exam helps students practice for the SAT, which is required for admission to a four-year university. 


Homecoming Hallway Decorating

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Advanced Culinary Students work in WCC Aromas Cafe

2017 EHS Boys and Girls State Citizens

Boys and Girls State

I had the privilege of attending a dinner with the American Legion Yolo Post 77 and the Women’s Auxiliary Club to honor our 2017 Boys and Girls State Citizens. These students are nominated by teachers and go through an interview process to be appointed this position. They then spend a week in the summer with hundreds of their peers from all over the state working together to form a mini-society, complete with elected officials, party platforms and laws. All three students report that is was an amazing experience and we are grateful to Ted and Silvia Hilyer from the American Legion; without their support these students would not have had this opportunity.   See pictures above

Highlights from our 2017 first home Football game




Mrs. Wiese addresses students at the Academic Awards Assembly.


JV Cheer leads the freshman and sophomores in the chant "Raise Your Chin, Throw Out Your Chest, Esparto High School Ranks With the Best!!"


Senior Spartan Honor Roll Students



SLEWS Students work on local farm planting native shrubs

6th Grade Science Camp Chaperone Application

CLICK HERE to access the application form. The deadline to apply is February 2, 2018, no exceptions. If you have any questions, please contact Esparto Middle School. 

Get to know your EHS teachers...starring Dan Arevalos

Mr. Arevalos graduated from Esparto High School. What did you want to be growing up Mr. Arevalos?  "It changed from astronaut, to Disney artist, to NFL player, to businessman, entrepreneur, famous musician and now I want to be like Mr. Sammons." 

His first job was at the rafting company that runs along Cache Creek. He started with a major in college of Human Communications but ended up graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He ended up back in Esparto coaching baseball and substitute teaching, which led to his current position as an RSP teacher. What did you wish you had done in high school that you didn't? "I wish I would have worked out more, hit 10,000 more baseballs off the tee and studied harder to be a doctor in the field of Psychology." When he is not here at Esparto High School, he likes to draw, play video games, make music and hit baseballs. Where do you see yourself  10 years from now?   "Putting up our 5th Section Championship banner for baseball." If you could give some advice to our students, what would you say? "Do not ever be satisfied, stay hungry. Just because you are the best in your class, on your team, school, or town always know there are people working harder than you to be the better than you.


To wrap it up, Mr. Arevalos shared with us his favorite quote. "Make someone smile whenever you can, you never know how much of a difference you could be making in their life at that moment."

December at a Glance

December 1 - D/F Grade reporting

December 2- Saturday Academy

December 6- FFA Greenhand Banquet

December 7- Home Soccer game

December 8- Home Basketball game

December 12- Home Basketball game

December 13- Board of Trustees Meeting

December 13- Minimum Day

December 19- Home Soccer game

December 21- Home Soccer game

December 21- Minimum Day

December 22- Winter break begins


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Cross Country October 12, 2017

College and Career Readiness Block Grant

Esparto High School has received a block grant to promote College and Career Readiness. Please click HERE to view the 3 year plan we have developed.


Teacher Webpages

Alvarez, Daniel
Spanish 1, 2, 3, and AP Spanish
Arevalos, Daniel
RSP Teacher, Baseball Coach
Charter, Amber
Agriscience, ASB Adviser, FFA
Crerar, Jennifer
Spartan Success, Plant Science, Floral, FFA
Gracia, David
US and World History, Work Experience Coordinator
Hall, Wayne
Digital Arts Media and Yearbook
Murphy, Bill
Ag Mechanics and Construction, FFA
Perkins, Teresa
PE and Athletic Director
Rodriguez, Rebecca
Rogers, Ms.
Integrated Mathematics I
Rowland, Diana
English 9, CSU English (12), AP Literature
Russ, Adam
AP Statistics, FST, Precalculus
Sammons, Jeffrey
Government, Economics, AP Human Geography, AP European History
Shoblom, Ashlyn
Warde, Teresa
Culinary Teacher and Spartan Grounds Supervisor
Wickander, Wallace
Integrated Mathematics II and III, NHS Adviser
Yust, David
Chemistry and Research, Technology and Bioengineering

Counseling Information

Kersting, Alexis
Guidance Counselor

FFA Banquet

Culinary visit to Lake County


Science Fair