Students from Albert Einstein Middle School attended the annual “Dinner with a Scientist” event at McClellan Air Force Base last month.
Over dinner, students Sasha Stanley, Nha Thanh and Christian Orr discussed careers with various scientists from the Sacramento region, including a genetics specialist, a molecular biologist and Sacramento State professor Ronald Coleman, a fisheries researcher.
Dinner With A Scientist is a STEM series produced by the Sacramento Area Science Project and the Powerhouse Science Center.
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The LCAP, or Local Control and Accountability Plan, sets out district goals and an action plan for ensuring that every student gets the support they need. Share with us your thoughts on how we can best prepare each and every student for success in school and life.
Students at Edward Kemble and Cesar Chavez schools came together this morning to learn about the importance of fitness from runner Lea Wallace, a former Sacramento State All American who is training for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
“When I started running, I was just like you,” Wallace told the assembled students. “I was a little girl who would play tag on the blacktop. I wasn’t always this fast. But I wanted to get better every day so I worked hard.”
Albert Einstein Middle School students attended the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo last weekend. Students toured the exhibits and interacted with new technologies, art and science to help strengthen and build ideas for expanding Einstein’s current after-school Makers Club program.
Governor Jerry Brown has a reputation for being frugal and a bit of a curmudgeon. But during his internship in the Governor’s office this year, Sacramento Accelerated Academy student Austin Kropp says he saw another side to the state’s highest ranking elected official.
“He’s a really nice guy,” Kropp says of the Governor. “And the people I worked for paid for all my lunches and threw me a going-away party.”
The third annual Sacramento Black Book Fair (June 3-5) will feature more than 50 authors and eight venues in Oak Park. The free event includes a panel discussion among four featured authors, book signings, talks by writers, cultural goods and food vendors, children’s activities, poetry readings, art displays and much more.
C.K. McClatchy High School student Justin Poon has won a jersey design contest sponsored by Rugby NorCal and Canterbury North America, a sports clothing company.
After Poon’s design was selected as one of the top three submitted, the selection of the winning design was put to a public vote. The CKM faculty, staff, students and neighbors pulled together to support Poon and his design won.
All members of the CKM rugby team — undefeated for the season – will get free jerseys with the stunning black and red design.
Hiram Johnson High School students Luck Vuong and Elsa Esperanza are featured in a new Sacramento Kings video about the importance of exercise.
The students are shown playfully interacting with Kings mascot Slamson. The video was posted to the team’s Facebook page and shown to fans at a recent game. It was created in partnership with The California Endowment.
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Two teams from California Middle School were among the top five finishers at last weekend’s C-STEM Day competition held at UC Davis.
Sixty-three teams competed in the day’s RoboPlay Challenge Competition, which is aimed at building enthusiasm for computing and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Teams were tasked with creating code and running 10 operations with their robots.
Teams from Cal finished fourth and fifth. Go Bears!
To address a budget shortfall, Regional Transit is proposing making changes to service routes. The changes, which include combining and deleting some routes, will go into effect next January. Students who rely on the bus or light rail to get to school may be affected by these changes.
A list of the proposed changes can be viewed by going to www.sacrt.com, clicking on “Open Houses Scheduled” and clicking on “Draft Service Changes.”
Classified school employees are the everyday heroes who play crucial roles in our schools. From transporting and feeding students to teaching them vital skills and ensuring that schools are working - classified employees are integral to public education.
This week, please join us in celebration of the great team of SCUSD classified school employees who keep our schools running smoothly.
All 14 student-led Green Teams participating in Project Green 2016 were awarded funding for water conservation projects at a ceremony on Tuesday.
Initially, only the teams that scored highest on a Project Green rubric were to be awarded funding. But because some of the schools proposed fairly inexpensive projects — Bret Harte Elementary asked only for mulch and planter boards — the district decided to fund all 14 proposals, said Project Green Specialist Rachel King.
Luther Burbank High School students constructed a tiny house last weekend that will be donated to Kavanah, a nonprofit dedicated to helping provide affordable housing.
The students are enrolled in Burbank’s Construction and Design Small Learning Community. They competed against other local construction academies in the 30th annual Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange Jim Lambert Design Build Competition at Cosumnes River College.
Students from George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science, Alice Birney Public Waldorf K-8 and Health Professions High School showcased civic learning projects at a video conference coordinated by the Sacramento County Office of Education last month.
SCUSD students also helped moderate a panel discussion with politicians and other officials, including California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla. Students from Los Angeles joined in the conversation via video conferencing.
Students from Luther Burbank High School and Sutter Middle School won prestigious SEVAs (Student Educational Video Awards) during a gala held last night at Sacramento State.
Burbank junior Joseph Gonsolis won the SEVA for Best Instructional Video for “How to Be Secure.” Seniors Derek Love and Ariel Ruano earned Honorable Mention (second place) for their documentary “Sleep Paralysis.” The Burbank winners are students in teacher John Hull’s Media III TV Production class.