The Sacramento City Unified School District is proud to honor and recognize Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. These events recognize the great contributions that women have made to our nation. Please click here to learn more about the history of women in the United States by exploring their stories through letters, photographs, film and other primary sources.
Sacramento City Unified School District is partnering with the Gender Health Center for the 6th Annual No Time to Lose Conference. This conference discusses how to activate change for LGBTQ youth for professionals, social workers and school staff.
Congratulations to Timothy Brown for becoming Sacramento region’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals “Champion”! The eight-year-old cancer survivor was honored this week and presented with the award among his classmates at Golden Empire Elementary School.
Timothy’s new title is “Champion Ambassador” for the entire country. He will serve as the local face for the millions of children treated at hospitals every year.
Spring and warmer temperatures are just around the corner, and Daylight Saving Time starts this Sunday, March 11.
This means we get to enjoy more light in the evening hours. Daylight Saving Time starts the second Sunday in March. However, this year is different because the annual changing of the clock in spring and fall celebrates its 100th anniversary in the U.S.
While cell phones and many other clocks will automatically adjust to the time change, your old-fashioned digital clocks will need to be reset before you go to bed Saturday night.
Last week Health Professions High School donated 34 desktop computers to district schools in need in order to re-purpose their computer lab to create a state-of-the-art hospital simulation lab for their Medical Science students. This new lab will enhance the school’s college prep curriculum by providing students an opportunity to learn industry specific patient care skills like CPR, first aid, bedside manner, patient transferring, vital signs and much more!
Students and faculty at West Campus High School have a lot to celebrate!
This past weekend, and in a 24-hour time window, three of their athletic teams won 3 section titles.
The boys soccer team beat Escalon 2-0, the girls basketball team, for the second consecutive season, won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Championship, and the boys basketball team beat Placer 67-60 to win their championship.
Superintendent Jorge Aguilar is always looking for opportunities to hear from parents, students, staff and community members about the various projects, meetings and great work being done in our schools and community. Please check this page weekly to see the people and places our Superintendent is meeting with and hearing from.
If you would like to get in touch with Superintendent Aguilar, please click here to send him a message.
This Friday, March 2, is the last day to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is essential to receiving financial aid if your student is applying or has applied for any career school, 2-year college or 4-year college or university.
The FAFSA application is available online at fafsa.gov.
Fans of beloved author, Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, will celebrate his birthday on Friday, March 2, 2018. The National Education Association (NEA) established Dr. Seuss’ Birthday as an annual nationwide celebration of reading known as Read Across America in 1998.
Sac City Unified students will join millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the twenty-first annual celebration. Many of our schools are hosting special events including:
Last Saturday, February 24, Tavi Heidelberg of C.K. McClatchy High School won the CIF state wrestling title in the 235 pound division. With the win, she became the first state wrestling champion in McClatchy High School history.
The following is a message and invitation to a community meeting from City Councilmember Jay Schenirer:
We are all aware of the horrific hit-and-run collision on Freeport Boulevard and Oregon Street that happened on January 31. Two people were hit by a car – one of whom was a young Sutterville Elementary student, as they tried to cross a busy five-lane street. Tragically, the woman lost her life and many other lives have been affected.
With potentially heavy rain and wind expected tomorrow morning and throughout the week, all parents in the Sacramento City Unified School District are encouraged to spend some time this evening and over the next few days discussing wet and unsafe weather safety tips with their children.
At this time of heightened concern over school safety, we want to thank you in advance for helping us work together to keep schools safe. Here are three ways you can assist.
First, we are seeing social media posts about perceived threats at specific schools. That kind of information – true or not, can make schools more vulnerable. If you see or hear something that worries you regarding school safety, please report it to law enforcement or to an adult at the school immediately.
The Board of Education and I want to thank all students, parents, staff and community members who participated on Wednesday at the C.K. McClatchy community forum. That we had approximately 300 people take time away from their families and other obligations to join us for this important community conversation demonstrates that we are a community that cares.
The Sacramento City Unified School District is continuing its rigorous outreach to recruit teachers for the upcoming school year. As part of these outreach efforts, the district is hosting an informational session for working professionals who are seeking an opportunity to earn their teaching credential, while continuing to work during the day.
Liza Barnes, the Office Manager at Susan B. Anthony Elementary in South Sacramento was featured recently at center court by the Sacramento Kings during “Care Night”. Please watch this inspiring story of how with the help of Kaiser doctors and medical staff, Ms. Barnes was able to beat the odds after suffering a heart attack.
We are so fortunate to have Ms. Barnes as part of the Sacramento City Unified School District team and are glad she has made a full recovery!
The Sac City Scholarships webpage is up and running with scholarships for this year’s graduation seniors. Additional scholarship information will be posted as it becomes available so please check regularly for new items. Make sure to also check the websites of colleges or universities of interest for information about scholarships, grants and other financial help.
Luther Burbank High School in South Sacramento just recently completed a new promotional video highlighting the various offerings at the school. Please take a moment to check out this high quality video and share with students and parents in the South Sacramento/Meadowview area who live in the Burbank service area and would like to learn more about the school.