C. K. McClatchy High School (CKM) is an exciting, multicultural school committed to seeing students grow and mature in their knowledge, wisdom, discipline and social skills while becoming independent productive citizens. Since 1937, generations of families have attended McClatchy.
CKM’s Humanities and International Studies Program (HISP) is noted as an outstanding university preparation program that is grounded in the study of classical literature, geography, world cultures, history, political science and international studies. The Air Force Junior ROTC program works with students to develop skills in air dynamics, science and the social sciences. In addition, the school has a Criminal Justice Academy. Go Lions!
Five student journalists from C.K. McClatchy High School and a photographer from Hiram Johnson High School won awards at the Sacramento High School Journalism Network’s second annual awards dinner on May 30.
Monica Chan, Editor-in-Chief of CKM’s The Prospector, won first place in the Best Editorial Writing category for her editorial on college.Reporter Lizzie Robinson won first place in Best Column for her opinion piece on faux Christmas Trees.
Twelve student “green teams” showcased projects to make their campuses greener and more sustainable at SCUSD’s second annual Project Green Showcase last Thursday (May 23) at Phoebe Hearst Elementary School.
Viable projects are in line for $1 million in Measure Q bond money set aside for green school initiatives. Measure Q was approved by Sacramento voters in November.
Of the 123 graduating seniors in C.K. McClatchy’s Humanities and International Studies Program, a full third — 42 — are headed to UCs in the fall.
Of those 42 students, 14 will join the freshman class at prestigious UC Berkeley, nine will attend UC Davis and seven will attend UC Santa Barbara. Others are headed to UCLA, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz and UC Riverside.
In all, students in the HISP class of 2013 were accepted at 497 colleges.Twenty-four students have chosen California State Universities and nine will attend community colleges.
A C.K. McClatchy High School debate team has won the national Tournament of Champions, becoming the first team ever from a California public high school to win the nation’s top high school debate competition.
McClatchy seniors John Spurlock and Keenan Harris took first place in the policy debate division at the University of Kentucky tournament. In the 42-year history of the Tournament of Champions, no team from a California public high school has ever won.(In 2003, a team from College Preparatory School, a private high school in Oakland, took top honors.)
This is an exciting 7-week program that gives incoming 9th and 10th grade students the privilege of helping out their community through service learning opportunities that address community issues and concerns.
After completing 120 hours of service, students will earn; 5 high school elective credits and the opportunity to attend a 3-day, 1-night Leadership camp at Sacramento State University. Free breakfast and lunch provided daily. Program includes Field Trips, performances, and an end of summer Showcase!
Dates: June 17 – August 1, 2013
Times: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Locations: Hiram Johnson, C. K. McClatchy, John F. Kennedy, Health Professions, Rosemont, West Campus and Luther Burbank High Schools
C.K. McClatchy High School sophomores are hosting “An Evening of Yoga” from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, to benefit the Class of 2015.
Suggested donation for participation is $10 or $15.
Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel. This will be an all-levels class, so beginners are welcome. Admission includes tickets to a raffle that will follow the class. For more information, email teacher Julie Goldman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students at C.P. Huntington Elementary and C.K. McClatchy High School are featured prominently in a new training video for teachers on the administration of the California English Language Development Test.
The videos made their first debut last week at the Sacramento County Office of Education.
Three phenomenal SCUSD scholar-athletes — Makenzie Fong of John F. Kennedy, Amanda Meroux of West Campus and Derek Taylor of C.K. McClatchy — have won the Dale Lacky Scholarship from the California Scholastic Federation.
The scholarship honors students for outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during their four years of high school. Each student was awarded $600 towards college fees.
Twenty-four SCUSD students from Luther Burbank, Hiram Johnson, John F. Kennedy and C.K. McClatchy high schools participated in the 16th annual Hmong National Development Conference in Fresno earlier this month.
Thousands of community leaders, business professionals, advocates and young people from across the country attended the three-day conference, themed “Journey Forward, The Next Chapter of the Hmong Americans.”
C.K. McClatchy High School student Mitchell Lee was awarded the DOVIA Margaret Einspahr Youth Award from Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services on April 11.
Mitchell has volunteered with the food bank’s clothing programs since 2011. Last year, he organized several donation drives, including a shoe drive which gathered an astonishing 700 pairs of shoes to help families in need.
A member of the food bank’s Youth Committee, Mitchell works to engage other youth in philanthropy and volunteerism.
Members of John F. Kennedy and McClatchy high schools’ LiLu clubs will present one-of-a-kind handbags and other accessories handmade by students at the 12th annual LiLu Handbag Project runway show and auction on Saturday, April 13 at Wind Youth Center, 701 Dixieanne Ave., Sacramento.
The event is a fundraiser for the center, which provides outreach, social services and emergency shelter for homeless youth ages 12 to 21.
C.K. McClatchy High School’s Lion’s Pride Players will present the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “The Music Man” at 7 p.m. on April 17-19 and 24-27 in the school’s historic auditorium.
“The Music Man” won Best Musical and five other Tony Awards during its initial Broadway run in 1957 which lasted through 1,375 performances.The cast album won the first Grammy Award for “Best Original Cast Album” and was number one on the Billboard charts for 245 weeks.
Three C.K. McClatchy High School students enrolled in teacher Christine Richard’s ceramics class were honored by the California Art Education Association during an event at the Crocker Art Museum last month.
On display were works by students Bonnie Lindgren, Danielle Rodriguez and Ashley Wilson, who won first place in the 3-D category which featured work from eight high schools in the Northern California region.
Editor’s note: The following article was written by Nia Brown and Tim Loo, reporters for The Prospector, C.K. McClatchy High School’s newspaper. Brown and Loo were among dozens of CKM seniors who met U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on his recent trip to Sacramento. Click here to see a KCRA report on Kennedy’s interactions with the students.
C.K. McClatchy High School will raise the curtain Wednesday night on a spirited production of the comedy “As You Like It.”
The idea for a four-act Shakespearean production comes from student Will Block, a Bard enthusiast who is directing the play as his senior project.
“As You Like It” follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia and court jester Touchstone, to find safety and eventually love in the Forest of Arden.
The motto of the Sacramento City Unified School District is to Put Children First. This motto is ingrained in district culture and is carried out each and every day by our administrators, teachers, staff, and community members. These individuals go above and beyond, and take pride in ensuring we position our students for success. An amazing example of this type of individual is Mr. Tim Douglas.
Student artists from George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science and C.K. McClatchy High School participated in the 22nd Annual Chalk It Up to Sacramento festival in Fremont Park over Labor Day weekend. Carver kids played up the school’s theme of “How Will You Engage the World?” McClatchy’s sidewalk square debuts the new theme for the marching band’s half time/competition show. “Gangster Chronicles” is based on 1950s film noir movie music scores.
SCUSD’s Board of Education on Thursday honored eight C.K. McClatchy High School students who spent 28 days this summer in the East African nation of Rwanda.
The students participated in the AfriPeace Youth Peace and Cultural Education Program, which provides young adults with opportunities to learn about African culture, history and society while performing humanitarian work.
The Sacramento City Council passed a resolution honoring C.K. McClatchy High School’s 75th anniversary, which kicked off last month. The Land Park campus was constructed in 1937 as part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration. It opened for students in the fall of that year. Pictured receiving the resolution are CKM students, City Councilman Rob Fong (a McClatchy alumni) and Principal Peter Lambert.
The 121 graduating students from C.K. McClatchy High School’s prestigious Humanities and International Studies Program (HISP) received 520 college acceptances, keeping up with a 25-year tradition of excellence. Forty-two HISP students will attend UCs, including UC Berkeley, UCLA and UC Davis. Twenty-two will attend California State Universities and 34 will attend private and out-of-state schools, including Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Occidental, New York University Sarah Lawrence, Reed and the United States Coast Guard Academy. Go HISPers!
C.K. McClatchy High School’s Lion’s Pride Players closed out an eight-performance run of the classic musical “Guys and Dolls” on Saturday. The musical is based on Damon Runyon’s stories of gamblers and petty criminals in New York City in the 1940s. Here, junior Will Block, playing Nicely-Nicely Johnson, belts out the Frank Loesser tune “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”
C.K. McClatchy High School seniors Tiffany Chan and Lark Trumbly are among the finalists in the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility 2012 High School Scholarship Essay Contest. The writing prompt for the contest was a quote from former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis: “We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.” Students will present their essays at a dinner on Sunday and winners will be selected. First-place prize is $3,000.
Alicia Chan, a senior at C.K. McClatchy High School in the rigorous Humanities and International Studies Program, was honored by the Board of Education on Thursday as a “Stellar Student.” Working with teacher Barbara Hansen this year, Alicia entered artwork in two highly competitive student contests: Mercy Cancer Center’s “Meaning of Hope” contest and the “I Voted” sticker design contest sponsored by the Sacramento County Voter Registration Office. Despite heavy competition, Alicia won first place in both contests. Congratulations!
Alicia Chan is a great example of a truly well-rounded student with a bright future ahead. A senior at C.K. McClatchy High School, Alicia maintains a 3.7 grade point average in the rigorous Humanities and International Studies Program. But Alicia is not just a scholar! She is also a gifted artist.
More than 250 high school students at C.K. McClatchy High School will participate in the school’s annual Cultural Events Day hosted by the school’s highly regarded Humanities and International Studies Program (HISP). Cultural Events Day, made up of 18 exciting and educational artistic workshops, will run from 3:20 p.m. through 5 p.m. This year’s event will include a wide variety of cultural offerings in visual arts, performing arts, culinary arts and explorations of specific cultural heritages, including presentations of drumming, belly dancing, Zumba, fencing, hula and Mexican cooking. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about various cultural traditions, such as the Mexican Day of the Dead and Kuk Sool (Korean martial arts). Cultural Events Day is organized and hosted by the HISP program at McClatchy, but all McClatchy students are invited to participate.
The School of Engineering and Science’s robotics team (SEStematic Eliminators) won a Regional Finalist Award at the FIRST Robotics Sacramento Regional competition held at UC Davis. The SES team was SCUSD’s first ever to advance to the finals of this prestigious competition. The Eliminators also won the Industrial Safety Award given to the team that progresses beyond safety fundamentals by using innovative ways to protect against hazards. John F. Kennedy High School’s team made it to the semi-finals and won the Quality Award for “machine robustness in concept and fabrication.” The C.K. McClatchy Reavers and the Hiram Johnson Wire Freaks also competed in the program. Congratulations!
Two members of the historic Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American pilots who fought in World War II, visited Air Force Junior ROTC and Humanities and International Studies Program students at C.K. McClatchy High School on March 20. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. The airmen at CKM were George W. Porter, Walter M. Suggs and George S. “Spanky” Roberts. The veterans shared a glimpse of life during World War II, both during combat and after the war. Says Principal Peter Lambert: “It was truly a pleasure to have these national heroes on campus.”
The National Forensic League last month announced that C.K. McClatchy High School junior John Spurlock has earned the degree of Premiere Distinction, the organization’s highest degree of student membership. The designation places him among the top half of one percent of NFL student members.
SCUSD’s Board of Education on Thursday, March 15, passed a resolution honoring the upcoming 75th anniversary of C.K. McClatchy High School. CKM’s student government class and SCUSD Student Board Member Isaac Gardon wrote the resolution and placed it on the Board’s agenda. The resolution is in advance of May 20, which will mark the 75th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone completing construction of the school. CKM first opened its doors to students in the fall of 1937. Other planned anniversary events include a performance by Sacramento Ballet in the gym on May 3.
C.K. McClatchy High School senior Alicia Chan won the Sacramento County Voter Registration Office’s art contest for the design of a new “I Voted” sticker to issue to everyone who votes this year at the polling stations. There were 76 entries. Congratulations to both Alicia and her art teacher, Barbara Hansen.
A SAC Member is one of four members chosen from each class level (i.e. freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior) to be a representative from the school’s Youth Congress. He/She is a highly visible student from the school site that works to ensure youth input and participation in decision-making processes.
Advanced Placement (AP) college-level courses and exams offer high school students the opportunity to earn college credit, stand out in the competitive college admission process and prepare for the rigors of college through challenging classes. AP courses emphasize the skills and habits needed to be successful in higher education, including demanding writing skills, problem-solving abilities, time management discipline and sharpened study habits.
Six SCUSD schools are piloting Inclusive Practice, a model for aligning Special Education services in a manner that is equitable, meets individual student needs and closes the achievement gap. Inclusive Practice pairs general education and Special Education teachers in co-teaching partnerships in which both have an equal role in the classroom and employ parallel teaching strategies to meet the needs of all students. As result, students with disabilities have a strong presence, access and voice in the general education classroom.
Our students dream about their futures. They want to be engineers and nurses and chefs and video game designers and senators. They want to go to college. They want successful careers and lives filled with passion and purpose.
At SCUSD we are committed to helping all of our students achieve their dreams. Every school is focused on preparing students for college and careers through rigorous course work, positive relationships with caring adults and meaningful connections to the world at large.
To empower young men to become lifelong learners and globally competitive leaders – to be resilient, responsible and respectful men – SCUSD is piloting a Men’s Leadership Academy.
The Academy is modeled after a successful program in Long Beach that emerged out of the “Long Beach Promise.” The work is supported by a $40,000 grant from The California Endowment.
The Academy is a class offered during the school day (and for elective credit) to teens at risk of dropping out. Through service learning and a multi-cultural curriculum, the class aims to provide students with the tools to succeed, including teamwork, leadership, life skills, problem-solving and resiliency skills.
The Academy focuses on bringing together teachers, students, parents and community businesses and partners to provide the encouragement needed for these teens to complete high school and enroll in college.
This work is critically important: The drop-out rate in Sacramento City Unified for the Class of 2012 (the last year for which there is data) is 11.5 percent, but the rate for African American students in 15.5 percent.
The targeted audience for the Men’s Leadership Academy is boys in grades 9 – 12 who have multiple risk factors, including low attendance, low academic performance and high suspension rates. Schools that have academies include: C.K. McClatchy, John F. Kennedy, Rosemont, Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions, American Legion, and Sutter and California middle schools.
Elementary, middle, and high school students are assigned to a designated neighborhood school based on where the student lives, as long as the school offers the services the student needs. Each neighborhood school has a defined geographic boundary and is intended to serve the students who live within that geographic boundary.
Go to our Attendance Area page for more information about school boundaries, attendance maps and our neighborhood school locator.
The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is a federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools across the United States. The program was originally created as part of the National Defense Act of 1916 and later expanded under the 1964 ROTC Vitalization Act. The purpose of JROTC, according to federal code, is “to instill in students…the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.” Additional objectives include: