Fans of beloved author, Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, will celebrate his 113th birthday on Thursday, March 2, 2017. His iconic books and influence on readers far and wide is recognized each year by The National Education Association. The NEA established Dr. Seuss’ Birthday as an annual nationwide celebration of reading known as Read Across America. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens and books.
Scissors, Paper & Glue features artwork from Xico González’s studio art classes at the Met Sacramento High School. In this exhibit, the viewer will see social justice, portrait collages and silhouette collages, linoleum block prints (hallway) and drawings using a grid.
Adam Wadhwani, an eighth grader at Sutter Middle, is currently a contestant on the 5th season of MasterChef Junior. MasterChef Junior is a culinary competition series featuring home cooks between the ages of 8 and 13. The show premiered on February 9. Adam has currently made it to the top 20 contestants by winning his challenges.
We sat down with Adam to ask him a few questions about his experience and his love of food.
C.K. McClatchy High School hosted the first of seven townhalls on February 21 to gather input on what our community wants to see in a new superintendent. Students, parents, community members, teachers and other staff attended.
Technology Services would like recognize Joanne Rollin as a recipient of the 2015-16 CALPADS Training Recognition Award. This award recognizes an individual’s effort in learning how to use CALPADS and increasing their CALPADS proficiency.
SCUSD’s Board of Education has scheduled seven townhalls to gather community input as it begins its search for a new superintendent.
One of the most important responsibilities of a school board is to hire a superintendent that will carry out the strategic plan, vision and mission of the district. As part of the hiring process, the school board wants to seek community input through townhall meetings and:
Students in Hiram Johnson High School Corporate Business Academy are participants in VITA, or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.
Johnson has participated in the VITA program since 1997. Since then, Hiram Johnson students have filed thousands of tax returns for our community, putting hundreds of thousands of dollars back into the local economy.
David Lubin Elementary School is excited to host a series of discussions and on-stage interviews, “LubinTalks,” that brings families together to experience the inspiring stories of local innovators, artists, educators and thinkers.
Congratulation to West Campus student, Namiko Adams, for being selected as a McDonald’s All American Nominee! She is one of more than 720 high school basketball players nationwide to be nominated for this prestigious tournament.
The results from the 2016 elections have profoundly impacted our entire nation, as well as our SCUSD community. While some were jubilant, others were crushed by the results. There has been heightened tension in some schools and an increase of race-related bullying incidents since the elections. As educators, we should use these opportunities as teachable moments to have conversations with our students about the democratic process, how we can resolve differences and conflicts, and how we can address diverse and sometimes conflicting ideology.
The Theodore Judah Kitchen and Theodore Judah Garden is delighted to announce their collaboration and write about how much educational fun they had leading the 2017 kitchen tour and nutrition class with vegetable tastings. This year’s kitchen tour and tasting included unfamiliar vegetables such as plantains, bean sprouts, beets along with a few salad bar-familiar vegetables including kale and purple cauliflower.
Sutter Middle’s Advanced Photo Class will be featured in ArtStreet opening this weekend to the general public. Over 80 artists were selected to take over an abandoned warehouse and create an immersive, interactive art experience.
Sutter’s contribution is called “Our City, Our Streets” – a photographic collage of each students interpretation of the street. It is a conceptual piece with the collage actually on the ground so that viewers can walk over and experience “our streets.”
SCUSD schools will be working all year on developing the social-emotional skills of students — competencies that can lead to success in class and happiness in life.
Each month, teachers and staff will be focusing on one social-emotional learning theme. This month’s theme is Empathy. It is important to offer children the opportunity, in safe and stress free environments, to put themselves in “someone else’s shoes.”
Learn how you can help your child learn responsible behavior at home with tips in the SEL February newsletter.
McClatchy’s Jordan Cruz was nominated for the 2017 McDonald’s All American Games. Cruz was one of more than 720 high school basketball players nationwide to be nominated for this prestigious tournament.
Congratulations to Jordan on this significant accomplishment.