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The Sacramento City Unified School District is once again partnering with the Sacramento Unified Education Foundation to host the second annual Teacher Appreciation Gala Awards. The “TAG” awards ceremony will be held at the Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, May 31st, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Click here to download a flyer.
Community members are invited to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the East Sac Garden Tour on Mother’s Day weekend, May 12 - 13, and visit their seven beautiful gardens. The annual event helps raise funds for David Lubin Elementary.
The tour will include a visit to “The Blue House” garden from the Oscar-nominated movie Lady Bird. Locally-made crafts will also be available at the Artisan Boutique and make sure to stop by the ChalkTop featuring David Lubin Elementary School student’s chalk art.
Congratulations to Jeanie Young and Zauna Nuru-Bates, both seniors at the Met Sacramento High School, for making their senior project a success. They have collected donations with an estimated value of approximately $800.
They have seen first-hand how badly homelessness affects our youth and wanted to help create awareness of the problem.
They looked for a shelter that had a positive reputation in supporting our youth, and was committed to helping the LGBTQ youth.
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.
Congratulations to both the School of Engineering and Sciences and John F. Kennedy High School’s Robotics Teams who competed in the World Robotics Championships in Houston, TX last weekend! The World Championship hosted 400 teams representing 10 countries.
After the qualification round of 10 matches, JFK ranked 9th and SES 42nd. Kennedy was selected to move on to the Semifinals. Although their robot performed well, the team lost the first two matches. This is the farthest any SCUSD team as ever gotten in the championships.
Congratulations to students from Health Professions High School (HPHS) for being featured in Mental Health California Magazine for its University of California A-G mental health curriculum and their rigorous college preparation courses.
Health Professions is one of the most unique, innovative and challenging programs in the Sacramento area. At HPHS, students from around the region have the opportunity to experience the many careers in the healthcare field together with a traditional college prep curriculum.
This story was provided to the district courtesy of the Pocket-Greenhaven Community Association.
Ms. Jacquie Skinner is an amazing English teacher at the School Of Engineering & Sciences. Emphasizing perseverance and collaboration, she oversees the school’s senior projects, challenging engineering assignments that serve as a launching pad into higher education and careers.
Congratulations to our students and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) team for hosting another successful Art of Kindness event last Friday! Approximately 300 students, teachers, administrators and community members attended the culminating event which wrapped up a multi-month campaign to promote random acts of kindness and awareness about the value of social emotional learning.
We are pleased to share that Rosemont’s Wind Ensemble received unanimous superior ratings at the Golden Empire Festival at Sacramento State University this past Saturday, April 21. This is a Rosemont first!
The band is a performance-centered concert ensemble offered to Rosemont students playing woodwind, brass or percussion. Students prepare and perform contemporary and traditional wind music with the objective of expanding musicianship and technical facility, developing ensemble skills, and better understanding music literacy.
We would like to thank families and community members for the positive response we received after announcing the launch of our new Expanded Learning Summer Program (ELSP) last Friday. Research and data shows many Sac City Unified students can benefit from expanded learning summer courses.
We are excited to announce new summer programs for 2018! In addition to our regular Summer Matters Program, this year the district will be launching a new FREE Expanded Learning Summer Program that aims to improve grade level readiness for thousands of students in our schools, as well as provide enrichment classes and credit recovery courses.
In the past few weeks the district has shared with all school sites and employees copies of a guide to our district’s finances. The publication titled “Investing in Students: A Guide to Understanding Sacramento City Unified School Districts’ Finances” helps explain a number of financial topics such as how our schools get funded, how our resources are invested and steps the district is taking to balance the budget.
April 16 – 27 are designated as High School Education Weeks. This provides an opportunity for high schools to foster an environment that cultivates lifelong voters and active citizens. One way to do this is by pre-registering to vote.
Online pre-registration is available for eligible 16 and 17 year olds at RegisterToVote.ca.gov. California youth who pre-register to vote will have their registration become active once they turn 18 years old.
Harkness Elementary School’s 54 sixth-graders and their parents started their path to conquering college and creating opportunities and options for their futures recently with a tour of the University of California, Davis.
Working with UC Davis MESA, students worked on an engineering activity – building a small scale model windmill. While the sixth graders worked with the MESA team, parents learned about college costs and visited the dormitories. Principal Isabel Govea said her students were “so happy” to see college life in action, including eating in the dining hall.
Photographers of all ages are invited to enter their best high-resolution images celebrating the Sac City Unified community. We are looking for new photos to highlight as our home page image.
We invite you to capture what is special to you about Sac City Unified. Photos can capture school life, culture, district history or anything that embodies the spirit of Sac City Unified. Selected images should reflect the diversity of our district and will be showcased starting in August 2018 through the 2018-2019 school year.
On March 23rd nearly 100 students participating in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) took a thrilling and energizing field trip to UC Davis to see the FIRST Robotics competition. FIRST Lego League is organized by FIRST Robotics and introduces younger students to scientific and real-world challenges.
Student art, videos and live performances from all grade levels will be highlighted in tonight’s Art of Kindness Showcase from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Serna Center. Squeeze Inn and Chando’s Tacos food trucks will be available at the Serna Center all evening for guests wanting to purchase a bite to eat.
Art work and documentaries were produced as a way to record random acts of kindness across the district. Some of the art work will later be exhibited around Sacramento after tonight’s event.
Children at Hubert H. Bancroft Elementary School learned water safety tips from Splasher the Frog and his friends Joe and Charlie during their water adventure puppet show!
The AquaSMART Live puppet show teaches children how to be safe when they are in and around California’s Waterways. Splasher the Frog and his friends Joe and Charlie, the AquaSMART Stunt-Dummies, perform scenes to show families what can happen when they are not safe in the water.