John F. Kennedy Marching Band & Color Guard performed at the Lincoln High School Review of Champions in Stockton and gave a marvelous performance that is going viral on YouTube. Watch their stellar performance in the video below to see what everyone is talking about!
They received three Sweepstakes Awards (first place overall among all bands) in Field Show with a score of 93.57; Auxiliary with a 95, and General Effect with a 233.5. JFK also received an overall 2nd in Percussion and 3rd in Brass.
Joined by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, State Senator Richard Pan, County Supervisor Patrick Kennedy, Superintendent Jorge Aguilar and dozens of parents, students and community members, the Pacific Elementary Pumas celebrated the ribbon cutting and grand opening of a brand new computer lab at their school on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg toured Luther Burbank High School on Monday, November 27, to learn more about the school’s innovative Linked Learning Pathways programs that are offered to Burbank students. The Lieutenant Governor and Mayor heard from Principal Jim Peterson and Burbank students about the work they are doing in the following four pathway programs:
Welcome to the Superintendent’s corner! This space is dedicated to the people, places and events Superintendent Jorge Aguilar is engaging with every week. Mr. Aguilar believes that the district must engage with our community if we want the community to engage with the district and its schools. Please check this post weekly to view photos and video of the people and places that our Superintendent is meeting with and hearing from.
Congratulations to the Ethel I. Baker Elementary Indoor Soccer team for winning the leagues championship earlier this month. The school thanks coaches, parents, students and everyone who made this season possible. Baker finished with a league best six wins and one loss (6-1). Only loss was a 1-0 loss to Ethel Phillips earlier in the season, but came out victorious against them in the championship game with a 4-1 win.
Sacramento City Unified School District is applying for a 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) and a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Elementary and Middle/Junior High Students Cohort 11 Fiscal Year 2018-19 grant.
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.
This year’s theme is “Teens Need Families, No Matter What,” centers on building an effective response system that will support efforts to achieve lasting permanency for teenagers in foster care.
The High School Specialty Program Application is an opportunity for each student who resides permanently within the boundaries of the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) to apply for enrollment in a SCUSD high school specialty program, based on space availability for the 2018-2019 school year. SCUSD offers specialty programs at both our neighborhood and small specialized high schools.
November 30 is the deadline to apply for California public colleges and universities. Deadlines are firm so it is critical that students apply in a timely manner. Students interested in learning more can visit californiacolleges.edu for college planning. For information about application deadlines, visit collegesimply.com to learn more about the University of California, California State University and private college deadlines.
Students throughout the district are participating in events promoting walking and biking to school. The events also raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and to also stress the importance of increasing children’s physical activity, walker safety, and reducing traffic congestion. Reducing traffic also helps improve air quality.
The effort is sponsored by WALKSacramento and includes special school walks, assemblies, and Halloween-themed walking safety programs.
Sacramento Kings legend Doug Christie stopped by C.K. McClatchy recently with Sacramento NBA Kings player Kenny Thomas to speak to students in the school’s Men’s Leadership Academy and Brown Issues club.
Christie spoke to the youth about his personal experiences in overcoming adversity and the importance of a positive outlook. After this Life Skills workshop, the athletes warmed up and played a scrimmage game of basketball with their audience.
When more than one out of five students report being bullied, it is easy to understand why taking action to help kids feel safer in school, online and in the community is so important. Bullying prevention is an ongoing effort but in October, that effort takes center stage.
This October schools across the district are celebrating the second annual SCUSD Green Week. Throughout the week, schools are provided sustainability focused lessons, project ideas and activities that were created in partnership with local non-profits and community organizations.
Applying for college financial aid can be made easy by attending a free Cash for College workshop. It starts with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Application (CADAA).
The application period began Oct. 1, and early application is encouraged. See below for the schedule of district workshops.
To qualify for up to $12,630 a year, students must have at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average and have completed either the FAFSA or the CADAA before March 2.
Sac City Unified is celebrating the Week of October 9- 13 as Disability History Week by encouraging the district community to sign a pledge to respect each person’s identity and promote the inclusion of people of all abilities.
High school students should be reminded that the SAT examination will be administered on Saturday, October 7th. The PSAT will be administered this month on Wednesday, October 11th and Saturday, October 14th, with an alternate PSAT date set for October 25th. To help students prepare for these exams, the district would like to share helpful tips for taking the SAT/PSAT provided courtesy of the College Board. The College Board advises that the key to overcoming Test Day anxiety is to have a plan.