Last week Jacqueline Rodriguez from the district’s Student Support and Health Department joined student Caleb Vaiz in an ABC 10 Sacramento and Co. interview to share the importance of the district’s Art of Kindness Campaign which is currently underway in all schools across the district. Rodriguez and Vaiz talked about the value this campaign has on raising awareness about the value of students learning to develop social emotional skills.
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus was in Sacramento last month to conduct various arts and music-related educational activities with students at multiple Sacramento City Unified Schools. The videos they produced are now available for public viewing.
This program was created 21 years ago and travels across the country with a team of audio engineers to teach thousands of kids how to make music. Learn more about the Lennon Bus.
Come join the City of Sacramento, Sacramento City Unified School District and representatives from the SMUD summer internship program on Thursday, March 15, from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., at the Serna Center.
Staff will be available to answer questions regarding summer internship opportunities and computers will be available for students to complete the applications.
Project submissions for the Art of Kindness Summit are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 23.
During the February Random Acts of Kindness Week, students were asked to participate in kindness activities each day. Students were also challenged to document their activities and produce an artistic or documentary product. The products will be showcased at the Serna Center on April 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. at a free event that is open to the public.
Students may document/present their acts of kindness in the following ways:
Over 200 Kennedy High School students and supporters came out last Friday, March 9, to discuss gun violence prevention with Congresswoman Doris Matsui. The student town hall hosted by the Congresswoman in the Kennedy Auditorium included a livestream conversation with two students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The Douglas students shared ideas on how Kennedy students can advocate for better school safety policies at the federal level after the mass shooting on their Florida campus.
Last week, three dancers from the Sacramento Ballet visited Burbank High School as part of the E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts (CLARA) outreach program, Arts Up Front.
The professional dancers, ranging in age from 22 to 32, hail from New York, Wisconsin, and Australia introduced students to the art of ballet. They gave a brief history of the dance form and explained the story of Carmina Burana, the company’s upcoming performance in the Ballet’s season.
Recently a number of students and families in our community have indicated their desire to participate in a 17-minute walkout on March 14th at 10 a.m. to demand action on gun violence after the tragic event in Parkland, Florida. While this issue weighs heavily on all of our hearts and minds, the district wants to provide some guidance on how our schools plans to conduct activities on this day.
With schools across the nation on heightened alert, please watch and share this public service announcement. Help us keep our schools safe! Remember that if you hear or see a safety threat, report it immediately to law enforcement. Thank you Police Chief Daniel Hahn and the Sacramento Police Department for being our public safety partner.
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.