Sacramento City Unified School District’s Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to designate SCUSD schools as “safe havens” that protect students regardless of immigration status.
“Students cannot learn in an environment of fear,” said Board Vice President Jessie Ryan. “Last night, by unanimously passing the Safe Haven School District resolution, our district made a strong statement that we hear our community’s fears and will do everything in our power to protect all students irrespective of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual preference or immigration status.”
Governor Jerry Brown today selected Democratic Congressman Xavier Becerra — a graduate of C.K. McClatchy High School — to serve as interim state Attorney General. If his appointment is approved by the Legislature, he will be the first Latino to serve in the state’s highest law enforcement post.
Sacramento City Unified School District is applying for the 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) and the 21stCentury Community Learning Centers Elementary and Middle/Junior High Students Cohort 10 Fiscal Year 2017-18 grant.
Look out, Sir Paul McCartney: On December 17, Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy brings the Beatles to town when 18 SCUSD students join professional musicians to recreate the “Abbey Road” album in its entirety.
U.S. Congressional Representative Ami Bera learned that he had been re-elected to a third term on Friday, November 18, while visiting C.K. McClatchy High School.
Bera defeated Republican challenger Scott Jones, Sheriff of Sacramento County. The final votes were tallied and Jones conceded while Bera, an Elk Grove physician, was meeting students enrolled in CKM’s Law and Public Policy Academy.
The news provided students with a real-time lesson in democracy.
California Prison Industry Authority, an agency that works to give youthful offenders job skills, recently donated 40 refurbished desktop computers to Sutter Middle School.
The computers, gathered from state agencies, were refurbished by 10 young men at Stockton’s N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility. Sutter will use the computers in the library/study hall, offices and classrooms to help provide access to technology for students and parents who may not have a computer at home.
Lisa Markuson, an alumna of SCUSD (Didion, Pony Express, Sutter and McClatchy-HISP) brought her love of poetry recently to two elementary schools: Camellia and Susan B. Anthony, where her mother, Gwen, is a teacher.
Markuson is the founder of “The Haiku Guys and Gals” of Brooklyn, a program in which she entertains audiences at corporate events by writing a personal haiku for each guest in less than a minute per haiku.
The lesson of last week’s presidential election is that we live in a divided country. No matter how you voted in the election, I think we can all agree that campaign rhetoric and questions about the future of our country have stoked fears, sadness and anger in our community and in cities across the United States.
Nutrition Services is planning a Thanksgiving FEAST lunch for elementary and K-8 students and staff tomorrow (Thursday, November 17). The menu includes turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes and a farm-to-fork salad bar.
The cost for staff is $3.75. FEAST is either free or $2 for students, depending on site and eligibility.
Every month, staff and students at Theodore Judah Elementary focus school-wide on a positive character trait as one of the aspects of the school’s educational program.
The school’s character trait for November is kindness. As part of this month’s kindness activities, student leaders and their families, who serve as part of Judah’s Kindness Alive student leadership program, spent time this weekend decorating the entrance to the school with positive messages about being kind and supportive to one another. It was a warm and caring way to start the week.
Eleven students from Sacramento New Tech High School participated recently in the 2016 El Dorado Forestry Challenge, one group of a total of 84 high school students from 13 schools from northern California.
The event was October 26-29 at Leoni Meadows Camp, near Grizzly Flats. Two of New Tech’s three teams scored in the top 10 of the 20 teams at the event.
One of the highlights for the students this year was learning how to conduct a “Brown’s Transect,” a method to quantify woody debris on the forest floor.
Five magicians presented a smash show at Bowling Green Chacon Academy to a delighted crowd of students, parents, teachers and PTA volunteers last Saturday.
Dale and Elaine Lorzo, Bill Devon-Hutcheon, David Wright and Magical Mary joined Mr. Happy (the magical dog puppet) on stage to raise $400 in ticket sales to support the school’s magic club and other PTA-sponsored projects.
The event was coordinated by David Dayton—amateur magician and veteran Bowling Green Chacon teacher.