Due to the high volume of applications received, SCUSD’s Youth Development Support Services has extended the deadline for notifying parents/guardians regarding their child’s enrollment into SummerQuest.
All parents will be notified no later than Friday, May 20, if their child has either been successfully enrolled in the program via the lottery or if they have been placed on the waiting list. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2016 Project Green Awards will be presented during a celebration beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at Leataata Floyd Elementary School, 401 McClatchy Way.
Winners of the first-ever Green Apple Awards will be revealed at the event as well.
Fourteen schools are competing for $1 million in project funding. With Project Green, student-led Green Teams perform sustainability audits of their campuses, research ways to improve energy and water conservation and make recommendations for upgrades.
Today is National School Nurse Day, a time to celebrate the specialty practice of school nursing.
According to the National Association of School Nurses, school nurses help improve student attendance and academic achievement. They also save time for teachers, principals and staff, support the general health of adults at a school and help campuses prepare for emergencies.
Planning on visiting Sacramento waterways this summer? While the rivers offer the perfect way to cool off, Sacramento County Department of Regional Parks want to remind all river goers to wear their life jackets.
For kids under 13, it’s required by law.
To become part of the county’s social media awareness efforts, post photos in life jackets with the hashtag #SacRivers. Learn more at www.lifelooksgoodonyou.org.
Albert Einstein Middle School’s girls softball team won the SCUSD middle school championship last week, edging out Sutter 6 to 5 in a close game.
Here’s the recap by Principal Garrett Kirkland: “We hit a home run on the first pitch of the game. Sutter came back and scored four in the bottom of the first. We tied it in the fourth, only to have Sutter regain the lead by one in the bottom of the inning. The Eagles scored two runs in the last inning to take the lead by one and then held Sutter scoreless to win the championship.”
A reception will be held at Sol Collective Arts and Culture Center on Saturday to celebrate teacher Xico González’s inspiring photos of The Met Sacramento’s Class of 2016.
The photos will be on display at Sol Collective through the end of May.
“Fotos y recuerdos” features film and digital photographs taken by González of his students in their final year together. This exhibit is a commemoration of the time that they have spent together, and to acknowledge their close relationship before they part ways on June 16 at their graduation.
“Freedom Writers” teacher Erin Gruwell will appear at John F. Kennedy High School on Friday, May 13, to screen a new documentary that tells the story of her students in the years after the movie was released in 2007.
May is Mental Health Month, an opportunity for the community to learn about the damaging effects of stigma. Wear green on Thursday, May 5 – National Child Mental Health Day – and throughout the month to show your support for erasing stigmas.
Here, SCUSD’s Student Support and Health Services Director Victoria Flores discusses student mental health support and the role it plays in education.
State Superintendent Tom Torlakson and SCUSD Superintendent José L. Banda visited John F. Kennedy High School on Monday to promote legislation that would increase state funding to after-school programs.
Others on the JFK tour included Assemblyman Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) and Michael Funk, director of the state’s After-School Division. Cooper is the author of AB 2663, which would add $73 million for after-school programs.
Earl Warren Elementary School will host its annual Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be several stations with valuable information on hand washing, blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol and much more.
Dental and vision screenings will also be available. Kids will be entertained with games, prizes and a bounce house.
Earl Warren Elementary School is located at: 5420 Lowell St., Sacramento, 95820.
John F. Kennedy High School junior Autumn Luna received the Dean’s List award at the 2016 FIRST Robotics World Championship competition in St. Louis last week.
Rosemont’s robotics team also traveled to Missouri for the competition. Although they didn’t land in the top three, coach David Stafford says just being at the championship had a big impact on the teens.
It’s time to dust off your bikes, pump up your tires and join your neighbors and co-workers in bicycling for work, school, shopping, recreation or training this May during the Sacramento region’s annual May is Bike Month campaign.
In addition to the health benefits of bicycling, you can also pedal to avoid traffic congestion, save money on gas, help reduce air pollution, and enjoy the beautiful May weather.
Athletic signing days – opportunities for young sports stars to commit to a college – are a high school tradition. On Tuesday, other seniors enjoyed their time in the spotlight as well.
The Sacramento Pathways to Success partner organizations hosted a Reach Higher College Signing Day on Tuesday at Rosemont High School. At the morning celebration, graduating Rosemont Wolverines joined other college-bound teens across the country as they sat down to sign commitment certificates to colleges and universities they will attend in the fall.
Ethel I. Baker Elementary School is hosting a free job and wellness fair on Saturday. More than two dozen partner organizations will participate in the fair, including Sacramento City College, Sacramento Public Library, Elica Health Centers and American Medical Response.
Community members can practice resume writing, get job interviewing tips and learn how to get a job with the state. Free wellness check-ups, vaccinations and eye exams will also be provided.