Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science. Students and teachers can choose from a variety of activities for kindergarten and up. Activities work on any modern browser, tablet, smartphone, or even with no computer at all.
Sacramento voters in November will be asked to weigh in on two measures — Proposition 55 and Measure G — that affect funding to Sacramento City Unified School District.
Proposition 55 extends income taxes on California’s wealthiest earners but doesn’t raise taxes for anyone. Money from Proposition 55 goes directly to school districts. Measure G is a parcel tax that will help fund programs for struggling students and help bring the arts to all schools.
Sacramento City Unified offers families a portfolio of high-quality traditional neighborhood schools and speciality schools and programs — all aimed at preparing every student for success in college, careers and life.
During November, SCUSD’s Enrollment Center staff are available to help parents and students who live within the district but are not Sac City Unified families transition back to one of our excellent admission-free campuses. Tell your friends!
The work of student artists from C.K. McClatchy High School will be on display at Old Soul @ 40 Acres in Oak Park through November 11.
The show is a melange of images from various projects from the current semester.
This is the first year of CKM’s new Visual and Performing Arts Academy. Students at McClatchy now have the opportunity to take four years of sequenced art curriculum with the goal of being college- and career-ready at the culmination of their senior year.
More than 80 Sutter Middle School student artists in teacher Kelly O’Neill’s classes will be displaying their artwork — creative pink postcards — at the 23rd Annual International Pink Postcard Show on Friday, November 4.
The pink postcard show is a fun, festive art project that celebrates the color pink. Some have described it as “a joyful reminder to live in the present.”
Sutter artists and their postcards will be feted from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Warehouse Artist Lofts Public Market Gallery, 1104 R St.
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 gratitude. Teaching children to notice and appreciate the people and things in life that are good helps them learn to return kindness more readily. It builds optimism and positivity.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month, an initiative of the Children’s Bureau with a goal to increase national awareness and bring attention to the need for permanent families for children and youth in the foster care system.
Parkway Elementary School participated in National Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 22.
Make a Difference Day is one of the largest annual single days of service nationwide. Since 1992, volunteers and communities have come together on Make a Difference Day with a single purpose: To improve the lives of others.
At Parkway, teachers, students, families and community members came together to clean-up and beautify the campus by taking out dead plants and flowers and replacing them with fresh, new flowers and plants donated by Home Depot and families.
Halloween is Monday, and SCUSD is asking parents to help students stay safe by carefully considering their costume choices.
Masks that cover a student’s face are never appropriate to wear to school. Costumes or props that suggest or depict violence are also inappropriate attire for school, and, in some case, can lead to disciplinary action.
New parents and their infants and toddlers enjoyed a fun Fall Social last Friday that featured a puppet show, pumpkin patch, photo booth and activities designed to help children develop literacy and motor skills .
The event was organized by SCUSD’s Early Head Start Home-Based team.
Sacramento’s Office of Emergency Services this month is testing a new mass notification system — Sacramento-Alert.
Four SCUSD neighborhoods have been selected to participate in this test launch: South Land Park, Tahoe Park, Greenhaven and Meadowview. Those who sign up would receive messages via text, phone or email, with information about public safety, health or welfare issues.
Download the flyer and Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Middle school students learned about their options for high school programs at a Linked Learning Pathways Showcase last week.
SCUSD offers 21 Linked Learning pathways in such areas of interest as engineering, culinary arts, law, health and the arts.
Linked Learning Pathways provide students with specialized classes, mentoring and internships in fast-growing job fields — an opportunity for teens to sample a career and connect with the working world.
SCUSD this week unveiled its new Data Dashboard, a tool designed to help the community access important information about the district and our schools.
Phase I of the Data Dashboard contains information on enrollment, student demographics, student achievement and student engagement. While these statistics are already publicly available for review, the Data Dashboard consolidates the information into one place.
Golden Empire Elementary School students have a new space to learn about animals and develop empathy skills, thanks to community partners RedRover and IKEA.
Through IKEA’s Life Improvement Challenge, a workroom at the school was transformed into a RedRover Readers room, a place for teachers to work on building social-emotional skills through the RedRover curriculum.
The road to college and a career can be difficult to navigate. SCUSD’s 21 Linked Learning Pathways helps high school students connect with professional mentors while experiencing hands-on learning in classes aligned with careers.
Learn more about Linked Learning and how pathways can help prepare high school students for the rigors of college and the workplace at SCUSD’s Linked Learning Pathways Showcase on Wednesday, October 12, at the Serna Center.
Ten students from Matsuyama Elementary School are teaming up to help animals in need.
The girls and boys are members of the Matsuyama Robotics Team, which participates in the First LEGO League, a worldwide organization that challenges future leaders and innovators to apply science, technology, engineering and math concepts (STEM) to solve real-world problems. The topic for the 2016 challenge is Animal Allies. Young people are encouraged to learn more about animal and human interactions, identify a problem and create and implement a solution.