Sports: Cross country, track and field, football, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball, water polo, basketball, wrestling, baseball, diving, swimming, softball. For more information on CKM athletics, click here.
Signature field trips: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Disneyland (grad night)
Clubs: CKM students have more than 40 clubs to choose from, including California Scholarship Federation, Mathletes, Key Club, Academic Decathalon and National Honor Society. For a full list, click here.
The Arts: Marching band, jazz band, orchestra, Lion’s Pride Players, choir, ceramics, dance and digital photography. For a full list, click here.
After-school programs: ASSETS
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!
The California Interscholastic Federation Sac-Joaquin Section has awarded scholarships to C.K. McClatchy High School athletes Kelsey Wong and Kweku Djan.
The A. Dale Lacky/CSEA Scholarships are awarded students who demonstrate outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during their four years of high school. The award is named after former Section and State CIF President A. Dale Lacky.
This year, 48 students were announced as winners. Wong was awarded $1,000 and Djan received $500.
C.K. McClatchy High School cross country coach Julie Watkins — a science teacher – has been named Northern California Rookie Coach of the Year for 2015-16 by the California Coaches Association.
In Watkins’ first year as head coach, the Lady Lions qualified for the CIF State Championship — the first SCUSD team to do so. To qualify, the Lions defeated such traditionally strong teams as Oak Ridge, Sheldon and Folsom at the sectional championships.
Watkins will be honored at a reception on June 18 in Fresno.
Oakland painter Milton Bowens, an arts educator whose works hang in galleries and the new Levis Stadium, will be the keynote speaker at The Art of Caring: A Social Emotional Learning Summit and Student Showcase on April 14.
Bowens’ work uses familiar images and historic text to question such topics as race and celebrity in American culture. Click here to view his website.
Students from C.K. McClatchy High School’s Brown Issues Club, along with Principal Peter Lambert, participated in Saturday’s 16th Annual March for Cesar Chavez Day, which began in Southside Park and ended with a rally at the Capitol.
Governor Jerry Brown announced last week that he has appointed C.K. McClatchy High School student Olivia Sison, 17, to the California State Board of Education.
Sison, a junior, has served as CKM’s student government secretary since 2015. She has held several positions at the Sacramento Youth Commission since 2014, including events coordinator and treasurer. She is a member of the California Scholarship Federation.
A ballet dancer, Sison has performed with the Sacramento Ballet and as a soloist with the Crockett-Deane Ballet Company.
State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, state Senator Richard Pan, SCUSD Board Member Jay Hansen and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer met with students at C.K. McClatchy High School on January 19 to launch a signature-gathering drive aimed at raising the tobacco tax.
The initiative calls for increasing the tax on cigarettes by $2 a pack. It would also extend tobacco taxes to electronic cigarettes, whose use by teenagers tripled between 2013 and 2014.
Three SCUSD seniors were awarded scholarships at the annual Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility banquet on April 26.
The students were winners of the organization’s essay contest. The Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility received 170 entries this year from high school seniors in Sacramento and surrounding counties describing their thoughts on the words of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who said, ”The world is over-armed, and peace is under-funded.”
Tributes have been pouring in for the 2015 State Champion Lady Lions basketball team of C.K. McClatchy High School.
On Tuesday, the team and coach Jessica Kunisaki were honored by the Sacramento City Council and then feted during a time out at the Kings game.
The team will receive Stellar Students recognition at Thursday night’s Board of Education meeting. On Friday, the girls will ride on a firetruck through Land Park in a community parade beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The Lady Lions are the first girls team in SCUSD history to win a state championship.
Sacramento City Unified officials cut the ribbon on C.K. McClatchy High School’s newly renovated gym at a ceremony on Friday.
McClatchy’s gym, opened with the school in 1937, lacked air conditioning until the $2.2 million renovation, which began last summer. In addition to a new HVAC system, the gym was upgraded with new bleachers, new energy-efficient lighting, refinished flooring and remodeled locker rooms and restrooms. The gym is home to the Lions’ winning basketball and wrestling programs.
A group of parents who live in the Land Park neighborhood have formed a new nonprofit foundation to raise funds for schools.
The Land Park Schools Foundation (LPSF) has been busy hosting fun events to benefit Crocker-Riverside Elementary School, Leataata Floyd Elementary School, California Middle School, C.K. McClatchy High School and Tiny Tots Preschool.
“We’re trying to make sure all those schools have the resources they need,” says LPSF President Konrad Vonschoech. “If we all get a little bit involved, we’ll all have success.”
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.
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 6-week program that gives incoming 9th 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. Free breakfast and lunch provided daily. Program includes Field Trips, performances, and an end of the summer Showcase!
Dates: June 22- July 30, 2015
Times: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Locations: C. K. McClatchy, John F. Kennedy, Luther Burbank, Rosemont and West Campus 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.
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.
SCUSD offers high-achieving students a choice of four criteria-based high school options for a rigorous, challenging education that meets University of California requirements. Please note that these program require an separate application to apply.
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: