The Met Sacramento High School will host a culinary camp this summer for students ages 10 to 15 who love to cook, eat and play with food.
Junior Chef Central is a five-day culinary camp that gives kids the basic skills necessary to cook and build kitchen confidence. Students prepare a four-course meal daily and learn such cooking techniques as mise en place, sauteing, plating and baking.
All sessions run 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Cost is $299. for more information, click here.
Four students in Luther Burbank High School’s after-school Teen CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training program recently applied their knowledge of emergency first aid to help a classmate in distress.
A student in the school’s Law and Social Justice Small Learning Community was experiencing the onset of an urgent medical condition in class, requiring the teacher to call 9-1-1.
SCUSD, Sacramento State and Sacramento City College formally joined forces today to launch “Sacramento Pathways to Success” a partnership aimed at giving students and families a clearer, simpler roadmap to college and career success.
The partnership, announced before students and area dignitaries at John F. Kennedy High School, will help Sacramento students more easily transition to and succeed in college or gain a career technical education that will allow them to pursue employment and enter the workforce.
Elder Creek Elementary School student Damion Saechao won first place in Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District’s “Fight the Bite” poster contest, K-3 division.
For winning, Damion was awarded $200 and Elder Creek received $400.
In an effort to teach children about mosquito prevention, the contest encourages kids to use art and creatively design a calendar page promoting the mosquito prevention theme to inspire everyone to practice safety.
Leonardo da Vinci eK-8 School celebrated its many volunteers this week at a breakfast provided by the teachers. Posters were made by each class, thanking the parents for all they do and for enriching every student’s learning experience.
California Middle School teacher Jennifer Ellerman — one of two Sacramento County 2013 Teachers of the Year — was honored at Raley Field on Friday, April 26, during a special on-field ceremony prior to the Sacramento River Cats/Salt Lake Bees baseball game.
This is the sixth year that the Sacramento River Cats have recognized the Teachers of the Year.
Kathy Harris, a teacher at A. Warren McClaskey Adult Center, was honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award at the California Council for Adult Education State Conference.
Sue Gilmore, SCUSD’s Director of Adult Education, says Ms. Harris “gives 110 percent to her students. She works with difficult students yet manages to arrange activities in which they can all excel. Her positive and cheerful demeanor is contagious and appreciated by both students and staff. Kathy is always committed to her students and adult education.”
Bowling Green Chacon Academy hosted a Literacy Night on April 17. Families engaged in reading activities designed to teach the enjoyment of reading.
Students participated in activities at interactive “literacy stations.” Some students created a commercial of their favorite book, some read books outside on the grass with their parents, while others read digital books designed by first grade students.
Alice Birney Waldorf-Inspired EK-8 School held its third annual knit-a-thon to benefit children in need of a warm blanket.
Hand-knitted squares created by students were sewn together to create blankets that will be distributed to children in shelters or hospitals.
“The joyful colors not only provide warmth but also give comfort to those children facing a challenging situation,” says Principal Mechelle Horning. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for the students to share their knitting skills and participate in community service.”
C.K. McClatchy High School sophomores are hosting “An Evening of Yoga” from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, to benefit the Class of 2015.
Suggested donation for participation is $10 or $15.
Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel. This will be an all-levels class, so beginners are welcome. Admission includes tickets to a raffle that will follow the class. For more information, email teacher Julie Goldman at email@example.com.
West Campus High School has been named a 2013 California Distinguished School, a prize that recognizes the innovative magnet school for its excellent teaching, college-going culture and dedication to closing academic achievement gaps.
“I am thrilled that our school has been recognized and proud of our hard-working students and staff,” said Principal Greg Thomas.“This award reflects their commitment to high academic achievement for all students.”
Students at C.P. Huntington Elementary and C.K. McClatchy High School are featured prominently in a new training video for teachers on the administration of the California English Language Development Test.
The videos made their first debut last week at the Sacramento County Office of Education.
Students at Genevieve Didion K-8 School and Washington Elementary School participated in a nationwide pilot of the new Smarter Balanced assessments, online tests tied to the Common Core State Standards.
Students typed in responses to questions, wrote essays, calculated math problems using graphs and arrays and responded to videos as part of the assessment pilot.
The test also allowed some students to work together on a project then complete the task on-line.
Washington Principal Richard Dixon said the students got an eye-opening preview of the kind of work that they
Three phenomenal SCUSD scholar-athletes — Makenzie Fong of John F. Kennedy, Amanda Meroux of West Campus and Derek Taylor of C.K. McClatchy — have won the Dale Lacky Scholarship from the California Scholastic Federation.
The scholarship honors students for outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during their four years of high school. Each student was awarded $600 towards college fees.
Fong played for JFK’s volleyball team for three years and for the soccer team for two seasons.
Twenty-four SCUSD students from Luther Burbank, Hiram Johnson, John F. Kennedy and C.K. McClatchy high schools participated in the 16th annual Hmong National Development Conference in Fresno earlier this month.
Thousands of community leaders, business professionals, advocates and young people from across the country attended the three-day conference, themed “Journey Forward, The Next Chapter of the Hmong Americans.”
SCUSD’s Safe Schools Office in collaboration with Sacramento Police Department is providing campus monitor training. The training is funded by the Readiness and Emergency Management in Schools (REMS) grant provided by the US Department of Education.
Last Saturday, a group of campus monitors participated in a workshop on peer mediation and conflict resolution. The peer mediation group from John F. Kennedy High School made a presentation.
In preparation for the transition to Common Core State Standards, it is important that both students and teachers experience learning and teaching with the instructional shifts and a more thematic approach to curriculum implementation.
This year, teachers at Phoebe Hearst Elementary School have developed units of study tying together language arts, math, science and social studies standards at each grade level under a particular theme.
During the window of May 3 through May 29, each class will experience some form of instruction and learning around a theme tied to the school
Leataata Floyd Elementary School third grader Romeo Granados recently cut his hair for the first time and donated it to Locks of Love, an organization that supports cancer patients, burn victims and trauma survivors by fabricating wigs out of donated hair.
Says Principal Billy Aydlett: “Out of kindness and concern for others, Romeo cut his hair for the first time in his life and donated it to Locks of Love.
O.W. Erlewine School held its fifth annual Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 19.
The celebration included various activity stations set up throughout the campus.Students went on walks through the school’s nature area, established in 1965, and learned about the different types of animals that live in the American River.
Students from Albert Einstein Middle School were honored by the California Lottery at a ceremony on April 18.
The students’ work has been on display at the Lottery’s Richards Boulevard headquarters. Assemblyman Ken Cooley presented the middle schoolers with a certificate from the Assembly. Sacramento County Supervisor Don Natoli also came to congratulate them.
A squad of parents, students and staff members descended on Earl Warren Elementary School’s garden on April 11 to prepare it for spring planting. The day of work was organized by teacher Matthew Luper.
The group pulled weeds and spread fresh dirt. Within two hours, all the work was done and the garden is now ready for spring planting. To see more pictures, ”like” the Earl Warren page on Facebook.
Camellia Basic School and the nonprofit Equipping Voice for Opportunity Living (EVOL) hosted a graduation ceremony on April 11 for parents who completed citizenship preparation classes.
The classes, provided by EVOL, were free of charge and aimed at adult English language learners. The classes helped participants learn and improve English language skills as well as prepare to go through the application process to become U.S. citizens.
Subjects studied included how to properly fill out the citizenship application, U.S.