The Sacramento Unified Education Foundation is hosting a “Countdown Fundraising Campaign” to support John F. Kennedy High School’s robotics team — the only high school team selected to represent the City of Sacramento in the prestigious 2015 FIRST Robotics World Championships in St. Louis this week (April 22- 25).
The FIRST Robotics Championship is considered to be the World Series of robotics competitions.
The Rosemont High School debate team of Kaitlin Raymond and Kaylee Silber — coached by teacher Chris Nelson — captured first place in the Junior Varsity Division at the Santa Clara University Invitational Tournament on March 28.
“In this case, the last debate did not conclude until after midnight, so Mr. Nelson, the parents, and the students arrived home after 3 a.m.,” says Principal Elizabeth Vigil. “We really treasure staff like Chris, who are willing to support these kinds of enrichment experiences for kids. You rock, Mr. Nelson!”
Testing season is underway, giving students opportunities to show what they know and for schools to identify learning needs.
Students in grades three through eight and eleven will take the online Smarter Balanced Assessments in math and English language arts and paper-and-pencil science tests.
These tests are tied to the new Common Core State Standards, which are learning goals for students at every grade. The Common Core challenges students to think independently, use technology, solve tough problems, analyze information and construct well-researched arguments.
California Thursdays is a collaboration between the Center for Ecoliteracy, participating school districts and allied organizations to serve healthy, freshly prepared school meals made from California grown fruits and vegetables.
This is important work: SCUSD’s Nutrition Services Department serves more than 50,000 meals a day to students who often lack access to healthy food in their neighborhoods.