The 6th Annual LGBTQA Youth Leadership Conference will be held Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Space is very limited for this conference which is free and open to any K-12 student. To attend, students must have a permission slip signed by a parent or legal guardian. Contact (916) 643-2360 or email Alejandra-Garcia@scusd.edu for more information.
The American Association of School Libraries has proclaimed April as National School Library Month. Join us in celebrating the unique and crucial services that libraries and librarians offer students. School libraries are innovative hotspots at the core of learning, where library staff teaches crucial 21st century skills to our students, allowing them to be competitive in college and careers. Libraries offer safe spaces where students’ social and emotional learning are valued and respected. They also foster creativity, collaboration, wonder, discovery and creation.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today commended the Sacramento City Unified School District for its leadership in the movement for school districts to declare themselves as “Safe Havens” and urged other districts across the state to follow SCUSD’s example. He also said he would be borrowing ideas such as the district’s Know Your Rights and Pledge cards as tools for other districts to use.
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.
Congrats to the West Campus Warriors! The West Campus girls basketball team beat the Los Osos Grizziles to win the CIF Division IV championship at Golden 1 Center last weekend. West Campus became the second SCUSD school to win a CIF State basketball championship (McClatchy girls won Division 1 championship in 2015).
The McClatchy Girls Basketball played Windward in the Division I State Championships on Friday. They lost 53-41.
Come for the food, stay for the music. The CKM Music Program will be the featured entertainment at the “Off The Grid” food truck event this Thursday, March 30 in Land Park (15th Ave. & Land Park Drive).
The event starts at 5 pm and runs until 9 pm. The student musicians will performing from 6 to 7:30 pm.
William Land Elementary School will hold its Spring Fundraiser on Saturday, April 1 from 8 to 11 a.m. The fundraiser includes a pancake breakfast, rummage sale, book fair and other activities. Proceeds will benefit the school’s Mad Science Program and Sierra Nevada Journeys and Arts Integration program. For more information, including presale and family price tickets, email Bradford.Quon@gmail.com. William Land is located at 2120 12th Street.
Rosemont High School’s Love Only Love (LOL) club was featured last month at the Sacramento State University multicultural conference. The club shared their peer counseling program which began with training from the district’s Connect Center. As part of the program, confide in one another, rather than in a counselor about common sources of anxiety and depression and ways to cope within the school environment. LOL club president Kayla McGee and advisor Julie Snider spoke about their efforts with student teachers, teachers and university professors.
O. W. Erlewine and Sutter Middle School students joined in Sacramento’s NCAA Basketball Regional Tournament excitement on March 17 when University of Cincinnati cheerleaders, band members and mascot performed a pep rally at each school to promote the regional tournament in Sacramento. The visitors taught the students about encouraging one another to do their best.
Parents and students can still sign up for the April 27 field trip to Sacramento City College. The free trip, planned by the Family and Community Empowerment Department (FACE), is open to parents and one student enrolled in the sixth grade or higher.
Kit Carson can begin to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Diploma Programme campus in the fall. Andrew Macdonald, the Chief Schools Officer for the IB program notified Kit Carson Principal Santiago Chapa on Monday of the “considerable accomplishment” in achieving authorization for the prestigious program.
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.
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.