Teachers are real life superheroes. They educate, innovate, encourage and support. Every day they touch the lives of millions of children and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom.
Take the time to celebrate these real life superheroes during Teacher Appreciation Week. Use the hashtag #thankateacher to share on social media.
It’s time to dust off your bikes, pump up your tires and join your neighbors and co-workers in bicycling for work, school, shopping, recreation or training this May during the Sacramento region’s annual May is Bike Month campaign.
In addition to the health benefits of bicycling, you can also pedal to avoid traffic congestion, save money on gas, help reduce air pollution, and enjoy the beautiful May weather.
Athletic signing days – opportunities for young sports stars to commit to a college – are a high school tradition. On Tuesday, other seniors enjoyed their time in the spotlight as well.
The Sacramento Pathways to Success partner organizations hosted a Reach Higher College Signing Day on Tuesday at Rosemont High School. At the morning celebration, graduating Rosemont Wolverines joined other college-bound teens across the country as they sat down to sign commitment certificates to colleges and universities they will attend in the fall.
The Sacramento Kings rolled out their new logo to Bret Harte Elementary School students on Wednesday. Bret Harte was one of nine local schools selected by the Sacramento Kings to preview the new design, which was officially celebrated at a Golden 1 Center gala.
Representatives of the Kings organization handed out T-shirts, stickers and signs to students. They also sponsored a dance contest with some of the students and gave a new basketball with the new logo to the school.
A debate team from Sutter Middle School bested 55 other teams from Northern California, Oregon and Washington last Saturday to win the Northwest Region Middle School Public Debate Program Championship.
Coached by Sutter teacher Michael Baradat, the team of Ella Christiansen, Ethan Pham and Emma Johnson won all five preliminary rounds and defeated San Juan Unified’s Churchill Middle School in the finals.
The topic for the final round was: ”Schools should require cameras in the classroom.” The Sutter team scored a unanimous-decision victory.
George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science student Alyssa Gnos won $450 in the Caring for Our Watersheds proposal writing contest co-sponsored by the Center for Land-Based Learning and Agrium, an agriculture products supplier.
Gnos also won a matching amount for her class at Carver.
The Caring for Our Watersheds contest challenges students to
research their local watershed, identify an environmental concern and come up with a realistic solution.
Students from Sunnyside High School in the Fresno Unified School District staged an anti-bullying assembly titled “Don’t Laugh at Me” for Crocker-Riverside Elementary School students on April 8.
“It was quite powerful and led to great follow up discussions in the classrooms with our students and their teachers,” says Principal Daniel McCord. “We’re looking forward to having them return next year.”
Hollywood Park Elementary School has partnered with Sacramento State this school year to provide Social Emotional Learning during PE classes every Monday.
A team of Sac State student facilitators come to Hollywood Park each week to work with students at the school. Students are presented lessons on the five SEL competencies: Self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, healthy relationship skills and responsible decision-making skills.
O.W. Erlewine School will hold its ninth annual Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 22.
Staff and volunteers will set up activity stations throughout the bucolic campus. Students and teachers will also enjoy walks through the school’s adjacent Nature Area, which was established in 1965, and learn about the many types of animals that live on the American River Parkway.
Fly fishing, smoothies and pine cone bird feeders are also on the agenda.
We know that students are not just learners, imaginers, and explorers – they are complex beings, just like adults. A significant factor in how successful a child is in their education, and in life, is the access they have to total wellness: nurturing homes; proper nutrition; and access physical, mental, and emotional health.
National Teacher Appreciation Day, also known as National Teacher Day, is celebrated on Tuesday of the first full week in May. This day is part of Teacher Appreciation Week which is the first full week in May of each year.
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and to show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth.
We invite the whole SCUSD community to wear green during the month of May, and especially on May 5th, National Child Mental Health Awareness Day, to acknowledge the importance of mental health supports for all students!
For more information on SSHS, our services, and/or the YMHFA initiative, contact us at 916-643-9252.