The Summer Food Service Program is free to all children 18 years of age or under, and persons over 18 who participate in a public or nonprofit private school program established for the mentally or physically handicapped.
The program runs from June 27th - July 28th.
Please check flyer for specific days and times that breakfast and lunch are served for each site.
Meal times are subject to change. Please call (916) 433-5325 to confirm any of these sites.
All 14 student-led Green Teams participating in Project Green 2016 were awarded funding for water conservation projects at a ceremony on Tuesday.
Initially, only the teams that scored highest on a Project Green rubric were to be awarded funding. But because some of the schools proposed fairly inexpensive projects — Bret Harte Elementary asked only for mulch and planter boards — the district decided to fund all 14 proposals, said Project Green Specialist Rachel King.
“We’re excited to fund all the projects and the judges were excited, too, because it took a little pressure off them,” King said.
The first-ever Green Apple Award winners were also announced on Tuesday. Garrett Kirkland of Albert Einstein Middle School won Principal of the Year; George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science won Green Team of the Year; Kim Williams of Leonardo da Vinci eK-8 won Teacher of the Year; and Food Literacy won Green Project of the Year.
Under Project Green, campuses across the district form student Green Teams supported by parents and staff and conduct audits of their facilities. The teams work with district and local professionals to draft recommendations for improvements ranging from the installation of solar tubes to increase the amount of natural light in classrooms to installing water-wise plumbing fixtures.
Students present their recommendations to a panel of experts. Judges then evaluate each submission based on their audit, presentation and written report. Schools displaying the highest performance in these areas are awarded funding for their projects.
“Thank you all for your hard work,” King told the principals, teachers, students and parents who attended the ceremony at Leataata Floyd Elementary School. “You’re amazing.”
Will C. Wood Middle School students were treated to a fun, Halloween-themed safety fair on October 30 – an event that closed Walk and Bike to School Month for SCUSD.
Co-hosted by the state Office of Traffic Safety, the fair featured Pete Walker, a California safety mascot who has appeared on billboards and bus ads throughout October. Walker wears a costume made of car parts and promotes the message “Pedestrians Don’t Have Armor.”
Many students, some dressed in costumes, posed with Pete Walker at a “selfie station.”
Sacramento Police Department donated 25 bike helmets for the event. They were distributed to students who have been spotted biking to school without appropriate safety gear. Police also brought two canine officers — Ike and Rollo. In addition, WalkSacramento was on hand with information about safe routes to school.
Students in Will C. Wood Middle School’s Book Club participated in a Japanese tea ceremony at Sacramento State and later dined at Benihanas to celebrate completion of the novel “The Sign of the Chrysanthemum” by Katherine Patterson.
The book tells the story of a young man who journeys through medieval Japan in search of his father, whom he believes may be a samurai warrior.
The chefs at Benihanas treated students to an amazing show that included whirling knives, an onion volcano and flying eggs as they cooked and served hibachi chicken, fried rice and vegetables to their appreciative audience.
The Will C Wood Book Club is a two-year-old club that works in conjunction with Club ASES, an afterschool program, to promote scholarship, learning and fun.
The idea behind the club is to read historical fiction that follows the history curriculum for middle school, paired with a field trip to expand the reading experience. Next up: “The Diary of Lucy Whipple” by Karen Cushman, a young adult novel set during the Gold Rush. That book will be followed by a field trip to Underground Sacramento.
Robotics teams from several SCUSD schools participated in the initial Northern California FIRST LEGO League qualifying tournament held November 10 at John F. Kennedy High School.
FIRST LEGO League is an international competition that develops critical skills in science and technology in a super-charged learning atmosphere. Small teams of 9 to 14 year olds design, build, program and test an autonomous LEGO Mindstorms robot along with a project developed as a solution to a real world problem developed with experts.
SCUSD schools participating included Martin Luther King Jr. K-8, Will C. Wood Middle School, Sam Brannan Middle School and School of Engineering and Sciences.
Matsuyama Elementary School also sent two teams to the tournament — the only K-6 school in the district to compete.
Martin Luther King Jr. K-8 School’s RoboWizards team walked away with the highest score of the day and the top prize: The Championship Award.
Both of Will C. Wood Middle School’s robotics teams made excellent showings at the First LEGO League Qualifier held at John F. Kennedy High School on Saturday, November 10.
The Super Spartans and Spartan League placed first and second in the robot performance portion of the tournament. The Super Spartans also placed first in robot design. Both teams are now preparing for the regional championships!
At a rally with the Sacramento Kings, Will C. Wood Middle School proudly honored six Spartans who achieved a perfect 600 score on their California Standards Tests in math last spring.
Students recognized are seventh-graders Soua Chang, Leslie Tapia and Jaqueline Velasco-Zarate and eighth-graders Aisha Castro, Macy Chenh and David Vong.
The “perfect six” met Kings guard Jimmer Fredette, who posed for a photo with the kids. They were also presented with a trophy by Principal Mary DeSplinter. Proud parents joined in the celebration and were honored with bouquets of flowers. Great job Spartans!
Will C. Wood Middle School is one of 11 SCUSD schools that completed the district’s Welcoming Schools Certification Process last year. The process requires schools to complete six “milestones” related to improving school climate and strengthening community partnerships.
The goal of the initiative is to stimulate partnerships between community organizations and schools, make families feel comfortable and welcome at schools, validate families on their efforts and foster a mutual understanding that families are part of the school’s and district’s decision-making process.
The following sites are Welcoming Schools Certified:
Albert Einstein Middle School
Camellia Basic Elementary School
Ethel I. Baker Elementary School
Hiram Johnson High School
John F. Kennedy High School
Maple Elementary School
Mark Hopkins Elementary School
Peter Burnett Elementary School
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School
Will C. Wood Middle School
William Land Elementary School
Students from Will C. Wood Middle School traveled to Point Reyes National Seashore last month where many of them experienced both the ocean and campfire s’mores for the very time. The 35 students and their chaperones stayed at the Clem Miller Education Center, a facility that includes five cabins and a large lodge for teaching, eating and hanging out. Kids hiked over 20 miles, learned native fauna and flora, visited a Miwok Village, studied the health of a creek and created a database report. Said one student: “It was a great experience to learn so many things in nature and see tide pools for the first time! I even picked up a jelly fish off of the beach!” Kudos to chaperones Nicole Costanzo, Marni Culy Wolf, Bruce Boyer and parents Sandra Tye and Mr. Thao.
The Will C. Wood Middle School Open House and Multicultural Faire featured costumes, dancing and delicious food. Families enjoyed seeing student work in the cafeteria and the creative door decorating contest boards displayed in the hallways. Performers included professional dancers from Underground Flow, Grupo Folklorico Los Alteños, Kalpulli Xihuacoatl Danza Azteca and student dancers, including the Spartan Breakers and the school’s Hmong Dance Group.
April 20 officially marked the successful completion of Parents As Partners in Schools (PAPS) first cohort! The second cohort is currently in full swing and will be completed in the next few weeks! PAPS provides parents and community members the opportunity to learn more about being involved in their child’s education, becoming an effective advocate for their child’s needs, gaining leadership skills and improving communication to have effective parent-teacher relationships.
The first cohort of schools include: Will C. Wood Middle, Rosa Parks Middle, Oak Ridge Elementary, Maple Elementary, Golden Empire Elementary and Mark Hopkins Elementary. These schools have completed their series of workshops with enthusiastic parent participation. Currently, there are over 90 participants in PAPS. Parents that have completed the program expressed they have learned strategies and have gained tools that will be helpful for their families personally and educationally, now as well as for their future. Once participants have completed the series of workshops they will be invited to a much anticipated graduation ceremony on May 29 at Luther Burbank High School.
Will C. Wood Middle School students brought home big prizes at the regional MESA Day competition at San Jose State University. In their first year participating in the LEGO robotics program, Nina Harris and Thuong Nguyen were awarded first place. Nina and Thuong were able to program their robot to complete the course in just under a minute, beating teams from all over Northern California. After months of hard work and dedication, these two young ladies saw their hard work pay off.
Will C Wood Middle School students and their parents toured California State University, Sacramento, last month – the 10th annual fieldtrip to CSUS sponsored by the 65th Corridor Project and the university. The group enjoyed a day filled with informational workshops on such topics as financial aid and admission requirements provided in their home language. Parents and students were welcomed by CSUS Provost Joseph F. Sheley and Dr. Greg Mark, director of 65th Corridor Project. It was a great opportunity for parents to visit a college campus and see all the opportunities available right around the corner from their neighborhood
Mary Hardin Young currently serves as Assistant Superintendent of Schools with Sacramento City Unified School District.(SCUSD).
Prior to this position, Mary was an Administrator of Academic Achievement, the Director of Elementary Education and Principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School – all with Sac City Schools.Before moving to California, Mary served as a Superintendent for a K-8 district just outside of Yellowstone National Park in Montana, and a Staff Development Specialist and Middle School Principal in Iowa.While her educational settings have included a small community school district, an expansive rural system and two large urban districts, her work has consistently focused on increasing student achievement, educational equity and access for diverse student populations. Mary received her Masters in Educational Leadership, through a Danforth Fellowship at Iowa State University. She holds two Bachelors of Science degrees: One in Elementary Education and one in Disadvantaged Education and Psychology.
Students in 7th and 8th grade are not included in the GATE identification process in the Sacramento City Unified School District. Students who are identified as GATE in grades second through sixth will continue to be identified as GATE students throughout their middle and high school years. These classes include GATE identified students as well as students who have demonstrated high achievement or high potential.
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.
Superintendent Raymond launched the Priority Schools program in the spring of 2010 to accelerate the rate of student learning in low-performing, high-poverty schools. Six schools were initially selected for participation: Oak Ridge, Father Keith B. Kenny and Leataata Floyd (formerly Jedediah Smith) elementary schools; Fern Bacon and Will C. Wood middle schools; and Hiram Johnson High School. Rosa Parks Middle School was added to the program in June 2011.