SCUSD’s goal is always to encourage a lifelong love of reading in our students and community. Summer is a great time to get into reading, visit local libraries and check out the many interesting programs available.
We’ve compiled a variety of free reading resources for kids and teens to explore this summer.
The International Baccalaureate organization this week officially authorized Kit Carson as an IB World School. Kit Carson is now the first SCUSD school authorized to offer IB’s highly respected Middle Years Programme.
Kit Carson has been transitioning to an IB school since 2013, when a community team first forwarded the idea of a campus redesign. In the years since, staff has received extensive training and worked together on curriculum focused on the five essential IB elements: Knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action.
SCUSD is expanding its successful Early Kinder program to Tahoe and John Sloat elementary schools this fall.
Early Kinder is for students who will turn 5 years of age between September 2 and December 2. The program is designed to give these children an extra year of learning before they start traditional kindergarten.
“We consider Early Kinder a gift of time,” says John Conway, coordinator of the Early Kinder programs. “Kindergarten can be challenging for students who are not truly prepared for the rigors and routines.”
Students, parents, staff and community partners gathered Monday at Theodore Judah Elementary to officially mark the start of construction on a new two-story classroom wing.
“This new beautiful building will add to Judah’s legacy and help our students learn and grow for decades to come,” said Superintendent José L. Banda, noting that Theodore Judah is the oldest continuously used elementary school in Sacramento.
Two seniors in C.K. McClatchy High School’s Humanities and International Studies Program were accepted into every top tier college to which they applied, including Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Brown and Cornell.
“I’ve been privileged to teach these young men,” says HISP Coordinator Ellen Wong. “They are amazing.”
Tony Hackett applied to Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Cornell, USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and the University of Washington. He got into them all.