Sacramento City Unified is updating its Wellness Policy. Changes will be presented to the Board in May, but it’s not too late to share your thoughts about proposed revisions to the policy or to make suggestions.
Approximately 200 parents and children attended Camellia Basic Elementary’s Pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 11, 2017 which used the theme of the Dr. Seuss’ book, The Lorax. Alanna Butterworth’s third grade class was inspired to choose the theme because of their participation in the district’s Project Green program. They are working on helping the other students at school change their behavior to save energy at school and at home.
During the month of February, Earl Warren staff, students, families and community raised over $11,000 for kids suffering from leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers through the Pennies for Patients Charity Drive.
School-wide activities were scheduled throughout the month to encourage participation including ”pie a teacher,”and ”principal for the day” raffle. Principal Jones even dressed in a tutu and took the ice bucket challenge because the school beat its goal of $7,000.
Sacramento New Technology High School is a finalist in the Let’s Play Before & After Photo Contest. Schools across the country submitted pictures of their used, worn-out sports equipment for the chance to have it replaced with brand-new sports equipment.
Superior Court of California Judge Jaime R. Roman was a student at Parkway Elementary in 1958, just a couple years after the school opened. After reminiscing about his experience at Parkway, he sent a letter to Principal Doyal Martin along with a donation telling his story and asking about an infamous paddle that used to be in the principal’s office. Mr. Martin invited the judge to come and visit his old stomping grounds.
The Sacramento City Unified School District is recognizing the sustainable efforts of our dedicated staff, students and community with the Green Apple Awards. Each year, people throughout the district go above and beyond their daily tasks and responsibilities to help make our learning environments more green and sustainable.
Big cheers for the Lady Lions and Warriors as they advance to the CIF NorCal Girls Basketball finals this Saturday.
On Tuesday night, the McClatchy Lions beat Heritage (Brentwood) 76-46 in the Division 1 Semifinals. The NorCal Final game will be held this Saturday at Santa Clara University. McClatchy will play against Oak Ridge at 2 p.m.
The Division 4 West Campus Warriors beat Arcata 47-41 in their semifinal. West Campus will play St. Joseph at West Campus this Saturday at 6 p.m.
Daniel Crenshaw and other 2016-17 Sacramento County Teachers-of-the-Year were honored at “Impact Night” at the Kings vs. Nuggets basketball game on March 11.
Fans joined the Kings Foundation for a special Salute to Educators, where Mr. Crenshaw and others were honored for their accomplishments as powerful agents of change in the community.
Mr. Crenshaw was selected to shoot free throws, and his name was posted around the arena! He won Jamba Juice for the entire crowd! SCUSD and Rosemont High School couldn’t be more proud of this amazing, dedicated teacher.
The state has developed a new accountability system, the California School Dashboard, that will report on the progress our school and our district is making. The system launched today at www.caschooldashboard.org.
These exciting changes taking place in education will take time to fully implement. The California School Dashboard is integral to our continuous improvement efforts, and we will be using the Dashboard in our ongoing conversations with our families and community.
Summer Matters at SCUSD begins their online registration today for its four programs running June 26 - August 3: Summer Quest (incoming 1- 6 grades), Summer of Service (incoming 7-12 grades), Summer Ambassador Program (current 9-11 grades) and Summer at City Hall (current 9-10 grades).
One of the most important responsibilities of a school board is to hire a superintendent that will carry out the strategic plan, vision and mission of the district. As part of the hiring process, the school board wants to seek community input through townhall meetings and:
A new grant program from Treasurer John Chiang and ScholarShare plans to award $300,000 to California’s K-8 public and charter schools in 2017. The ScholarShare Scholar Dollars grant program can support extracurricular and enrichment programs, such as new science lab equipment, band uniforms, tutoring programs and more. Help your local school by voting for them at http://www.myscholardollars.com/. Based on your school’s size, this grant can offer $5,000 to $25,000 in critical funds.
The Sacramento City Unified School District announced yesterday the launch of a campaign to protect its undocumented students and staff amid growing fears of deportation in immigrant communities. The campaign is the first of its kind in California and is the next step in SCUSD’s national leadership on protecting and standing up for undocumented students and their families. District leaders were joined today by State Assemblymember Jim Cooper, City Councilmember Eric Guerra and dozens of students, teachers and community members.