Congratulations to Sutter Middle School who has earned a 2018 Civic Learning Award of Merit.
The California Department of Education Civic Learning Award program has three levels: Awards of Excellence, Distinction and Merit. A panel of experts selected the winners based on the depth and breadth of their civic learning classes, clubs and programs. Superior court judicial officers will provide recognition to schools receiving the Award of Merit.
After competing against thousands of other students across the country, Pony Express first graders placed 1st in California and 2nd in the Pacific Region in the 2018 Mathseed Math Challenge.
Mrs. Bowland’s class will be rewarded for their efforts by winning a pizza party and backpacks full of goodies from the Mathseeds company. The winnings were earned based on the average number of lessons completed in a four-week time frame.
Why are there hearts hanging in so many trees around Sutterville? When Ms. Leonard’s 2nd grade class heard about their schoolmate Leo (Jianhao) Kuang and his grandmother being hit by a car, they decided to make cards and a heart mobile to send to the hospital.
At 10 a.m. this morning students from every corner of the district organized civic action activities on their campuses for 17 minutes as part of the National School Walkout Day. Last week our district made the decision to encourage student organizers to plan these activities on school grounds due to the great amount of interest students expressed to participate in the Walkout.
The district has sponsored a new publication to help families understand how to use the new California School Dashboard to assess and monitor the performance of schools. This publication was created in collaboration with the Washington Unified School District in West Sacramento and the Woodland Joint Unified School District. The publication was created in response to a need to provide more education to families about why the Dashboard is important and how families can use it.
Sacramento City Unified School District is leading the way in using data to help improve student achievement. This innovative work recently grabbed the attention of Bill Gates, the world famous founder of Microsoft. Mr Gates recently sat down with our Superintendent Jorge Aguilar, to learn more about how our district is using data to identify student needs and address the achievement gap.
Sac City Unified 2017-18 Teachers of the Year Mrs. Rebecca Siegert McGill and Mrs. Elizabeth Henrikson were among the educators honored during halftime at the March 3 Sacramento Kings game. Mrs. Siegert McGill is also a 2017-18 Teacher of the Year. Learn more about our two teachers of the year by clicking here.
Positive school climate is important to us as we work towards equitable outcomes for all of our students. The social and emotional health of our students is a priority for SCUSD. We need to hear from all members of our community.
Last week Jacqueline Rodriguez from the district’s Student Support and Health Department joined student Caleb Vaiz in an ABC 10 Sacramento and Co. interview to share the importance of the district’s Art of Kindness Campaign which is currently underway in all schools across the district. Rodriguez and Vaiz talked about the value this campaign has on raising awareness about the value of students learning to develop social emotional skills.
Come join the City of Sacramento, Sacramento City Unified School District and representatives from the SMUD summer internship program on Thursday, March 15, from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., at the Serna Center.
Staff will be available to answer questions regarding summer internship opportunities and computers will be available for students to complete the applications.
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus was in Sacramento last month to conduct various arts and music-related educational activities with students at multiple Sacramento City Unified Schools. The videos they produced are now available for public viewing.
This program was created 21 years ago and travels across the country with a team of audio engineers to teach thousands of kids how to make music. Learn more about the Lennon Bus.
Over 200 Kennedy High School students and supporters came out last Friday, March 9, to discuss gun violence prevention with Congresswoman Doris Matsui. The student town hall hosted by the Congresswoman in the Kennedy Auditorium included a livestream conversation with two students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The Douglas students shared ideas on how Kennedy students can advocate for better school safety policies at the federal level after the mass shooting on their Florida campus.
Project submissions for the Art of Kindness Summit are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 23.
During the February Random Acts of Kindness Week, students were asked to participate in kindness activities each day. Students were also challenged to document their activities and produce an artistic or documentary product. The products will be showcased at the Serna Center on April 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. at a free event that is open to the public.
Students may document/present their acts of kindness in the following ways:
Last week, three dancers from the Sacramento Ballet visited Burbank High School as part of the E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts (CLARA) outreach program, Arts Up Front.
The professional dancers, ranging in age from 22 to 32, hail from New York, Wisconsin, and Australia introduced students to the art of ballet. They gave a brief history of the dance form and explained the story of Carmina Burana, the company’s upcoming performance in the Ballet’s season.
Superintendent Jorge Aguilar is always looking for opportunities to hear from parents, students, staff and community members about the various projects, meetings and great work being done in our schools and community. Please check this page weekly to see the people and places our Superintendent is meeting with and hearing from.
If you would like to get in touch with Superintendent Aguilar, please click here to send him a message.
The Sacramento City Unified School District is proud to honor and recognize Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. These events recognize the great contributions that women have made to our nation. Please click here to learn more about the history of women in the United States by exploring their stories through letters, photographs, film and other primary sources.
Sacramento City Unified School District is partnering with the Gender Health Center for the 6th Annual No Time to Lose Conference. This conference discusses how to activate change for LGBTQ youth for professionals, social workers and school staff.