The Million Meals Summer Coalition is getting ready to launch its effort for the 2018 Summer Meal program with assistance from Sacramento City Unified School District schools and a group of elected officials, community and business leaders. The launch event will take place on May 22 at the State Capitol. Download flyer
High school students on track to meet A-G requirements who are interested in taking enrichment courses at their high school this summer are now able to apply for these courses! Applications are due May 31. Students will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ask your counselor for more information.
Below is a description of the curriculum and which courses are slated to be offered at each one of our five comprehensive high schools:
SummerQuest is a free 6-week summer learning program for incoming 1st – 6th graders. The program gives students the opportunity to participate in meaningful and engaging summer learning experiences that will equip them with the skills to transition and succeed in the 2018-2019 school year.
SummerQuest will provide a theme based learning program to strengthen students’ literacy, math, social science, healthy eating, physical activity and artistic skills.
With the first day of class for the Expanded Learning Summer Program (ELSP) a little over a month away, we want to make sure parents and community members continue to receive answers to their questions about the program. If you still have questions, please take a moment to visit the district’s ELSP Frequently Asked Questions page. This page is being updated regularly with new Q&A’s being added every week.
John F. Kennedy Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) students earned top honors at last week’s awards banquet held at the University of California, Davis.
Senior Angie Goh was recognized as an outstanding senior, and sophomore Mugita Kurosaki was honored for his work on the Egg Xpress Physics Competition. Junior Charles Thorpe-Barbier was recognized for his work in aerodynamics past and present MESA competitions.
On May 1 and 2, Health Professions High School simulated a real-life crash scene as part of the “Every 15 Minute” program, which teaches students about the real-life consequences of drinking and driving.
On the first day of the program students were involved in a mock-scenario that involved a fatal vehicle crash. First responders were on-site to handle the staged wreck. A Life Flight helicopter flew in to transport one student away, while another was taken in an ambulance and the acting non-sober driver was taken off by the police.
On April 2, 2018, George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science received a Resolution from the City of Rancho Cordova honoring the 10th year anniversary of the high school. Mayor Budge was at the Ribbon Cutting ten years ago when the school was named George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science.
Phoebe Hearst Elementary School 3rd and 4th graders won the 33rd Annual Nature Bowl competition at Sacramento State University and took home the first place for the second straight year.
Nature Bowl is an annual, science-based educational program for 3rd - 6th graders that increases ecological knowledge and conservation literacy. In team settings, students rotate through stations where they eagerly learn about the environment while building teamwork skills and sharpening their creative and critical thinking.
Sacramento City Unified School District’s first Research Practice Forum made it’s debut last week with a two day event focused on bringing together academic and research leaders throughout California to develop strategies for improving student grade level readiness. The forum was made possible thanks to funding from the College Futures Foundation and the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, as well as support from Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE).
The state’s new online tool reports how districts and schools are making progress. The Dashboard considers all factors, including academic achievement, school climate, parent involvement and college-career readiness.
SCUSD is pleased to be hosting these workshops in partnership with the Black Parallel School Board and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence.
Sacramento Covered is sponsoring free medical, dental and vision screenings, a farmers’ market, games and other entertainment on Saturday, May 12, at the Golden 1 Center Plaza downtown from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
At Sacramento City Unified, we strive to teach students the skills they need to succeed in the workplace or higher education and to be an active participant in the community. One important way we can all contribute to our community is by voting.
Wednesday, May 9, is “California Day of the Teacher” and the Sacramento City Unified School District wants to take this opportunity to salute its 2,300 teachers! We also want to encourage students to click here and nominate an inspiring teacher for our upcoming Teacher Appreciation Gala at the Memorial Auditorium.
Washington Elementary cafeteria worker Charolette Broughton was officially presented with a hero’s cape and a check for $500 after the California School Nutrition Association’s Southern Chapter named her as a Primary Level winner of their School Lunch hero recognition program.
“Mrs. Charolette” learned that she won the recognition when students and staff surprised her last week with a school wide morning assembly, a check, flowers, cheers and her own cape presented by a student. The annual nutrition award is an annual event, and nominees’ names are submitted by a teacher.
Congratulations to Francisco Franco Torres, David Candia, and Michael Rafanan of Sacramento New Technology High School for winning the Forestry Challenge Championship! This group participated in the statewide forestry challenge in April at Camp Sylvester Resort. The students had the highest score and ranked number one out of 22 teams.
We are proud to share that Ms. Elizabeth Villanueva, a Spanish teacher at Luther Burbank High School is a finalist for the National Education Association’s 2018 Social Justice Activist of the Year award!
The award will be presented to the exceptional effort that demonstrates the ability to lead, organize and engage educators, parents and the community to advocate on social justice issues that impact the lives of students, fellow educators and the communities they serve.
May is National Bike month which is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encouraging communities to give biking a try. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of bicycles and an opportunity to come together with diverse stakeholders to raise awareness and inspire new riders.
The City and County of Sacramento, as well as local nonprofit organizations, are focused on developing more bike-friendly and walkable safe routes to help promote this increasingly popular form of transportation.
Leonardo da Vinci K-8 and William Land Elementary school students, parents and staff worked together to win California Treasurer dollar grants for the second consecutive year to enrich student learning experiences.
Friends and Alumni of John F. Kennedy High School are invited to the 50th Anniversary Celebration! Come join current and past students, teachers and staff for an afternoon of food, games, history and reconnecting.
The picnic will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at JFK.