The American Association of School Libraries has proclaimed April as National School Library Month. Join us in celebrating the unique and crucial services that libraries and librarians offer students. School libraries are innovative hotspots at the core of learning, where library staff teaches crucial 21st century skills to our students, allowing them to be competitive in college and careers. Libraries offer safe spaces where students’ social and emotional learning are valued and respected. They also foster creativity, collaboration, wonder, discovery and creation.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson honors Sacramento City Unified Safe Haven efforts
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today commended the Sacramento City Unified School District for its leadership in the movement for school districts to declare themselves as “Safe Havens” and urged other districts across the state to follow SCUSD’s example. He also said he would be borrowing ideas such as the district’s Know Your Rights and Pledge cards as tools for other districts to use.
Congrats to the West Campus Warriors! The West Campus girls basketball team beat the Los Osos Grizzlies to win the CIF Division IV championship at Golden 1 Center last weekend. West Campus became the second SCUSD school to win a CIF State basketball championship (McClatchy girls won Division 1 championship in 2015).
The McClatchy Girls Basketball played Windward in the Division I State Championships on Friday. They lost 53-41.
We are very proud of both teams!
Come for the food, stay for the music. The CKM Music Program will be the featured entertainment at the “Off The Grid” food truck event this Thursday, March 30 in Land Park (15th Ave. & Land Park Drive).
The event starts at 5 pm and runs until 9 pm. The student musicians will performing from 6 to 7:30 pm.
William Land Elementary School will hold its Spring Fundraiser on Saturday, April 1 from 8 to 11 a.m. The fundraiser includes a pancake breakfast, rummage sale, book fair and other activities. Proceeds will benefit the school’s Mad Science Program and Sierra Nevada Journeys and Arts Integration program. For more information, including presale and family price tickets, email Bradford.Quon@gmail.com. William Land is located at 2120 12th Street.
Rosemont High School’s Love Only Love (LOL) club was featured last month at the Sacramento State University multicultural conference. The club shared their peer counseling program which began with training from the district’s Connect Center. As part of the program, confide in one another, rather than in a counselor about common sources of anxiety and depression and ways to cope within the school environment. LOL club president Kayla McGee and advisor Julie Snider spoke about their efforts with student teachers, teachers and university professors.
O. W. Erlewine and Sutter Middle School students joined in Sacramento’s NCAA Basketball Regional Tournament excitement on March 17 when University of Cincinnati cheerleaders, band members and mascot performed a pep rally at each school to promote the regional tournament in Sacramento. The visitors taught the students about encouraging one another to do their best.
Kit Carson can begin to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Diploma Programme campus in the fall. Andrew Macdonald, the Chief Schools Officer for the IB program notified Kit Carson Principal Santiago Chapa on Monday of the “considerable accomplishment” in achieving authorization for the prestigious program.
Sacramento City Unified is updating its Wellness Policy. Changes will be presented to the Board in May, but it’s not too late to share your thoughts about proposed revisions to the policy or to make suggestions.
During the month of February, Earl Warren staff, students, families and community raised over $11,000 for kids suffering from leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers through the Pennies for Patients Charity Drive.
School-wide activities were scheduled throughout the month to encourage participation including ”pie a teacher,”and ”principal for the day” raffle. Principal Jones even dressed in a tutu and took the ice bucket challenge because the school beat its goal of $7,000.
C.K. McClatchy and West Campus Girls Basketball teams head to the CIF State Championships this weekend at the Golden 1 Center.
McClatchy will play Windward (Los Angeles) for the CIF Division I State Championship this Friday at 6 p.m.
West Campus will play Saturday at 10 a.m. against Los Osos (Rancho Cucamonga) for the Division IV State Championship.
The “Lead” mural was envisioned, created and designed by Mr. Mike Mitchell, a kindergarten teacher and artist at Golden Empire Elementary.
Mr. Mitchell and other teachers and staff painted the mural over the weekend of March 10 to surprise the students upon their return to school.
Superior Court of California Judge Jaime R. Roman was a student at Parkway Elementary in 1958, just a couple years after the school opened. After reminiscing about his experience at Parkway, he sent a letter to Principal Doyal Martin along with a donation telling his story and asking about an infamous paddle that used to be in the principal’s office. Mr. Martin invited the judge to come and visit his old stomping grounds.
Big cheers for the Lady Lions and Warriors as they advance to the CIF NorCal Girls Basketball finals this Saturday.
On Tuesday night, the McClatchy Lions beat Heritage (Brentwood) 76-46 in the Division 1 Semifinals. The NorCal Final game will be held this Saturday at Santa Clara University. McClatchy will play against Oak Ridge at 2 p.m.
The Division 4 West Campus Warriors beat Arcata 47-41 in their semifinal. West Campus will play St. Joseph at West Campus this Saturday at 6 p.m.
Daniel Crenshaw and other 2016-17 Sacramento County Teachers-of-the-Year were honored at “Impact Night” at the Kings vs. Nuggets basketball game on March 11.
Fans joined the Kings Foundation for a special Salute to Educators, where Mr. Crenshaw and others were honored for their accomplishments as powerful agents of change in the community.
Mr. Crenshaw was selected to shoot free throws, and his name was posted around the arena! He won Jamba Juice for the entire crowd! SCUSD and Rosemont High School couldn’t be more proud of this amazing, dedicated teacher.
The state has developed a new accountability system, the California School Dashboard, that will report on the progress our school and our district is making. The system launched today at www.caschooldashboard.org.
These exciting changes taking place in education will take time to fully implement. The California School Dashboard is integral to our continuous improvement efforts, and we will be using the Dashboard in our ongoing conversations with our families and community.
After finding out the bikes of a Bowling Green McCoy Academy family were stolen, social worker Prescilla Medrano reached out to the Sacramento Police Department for assistance.
Through donations from the Sacramento Police Department’s Cops and Clergy program, the bikes were replaced to get this family back on the road to school.
Thank you Sac PD!
The West Campus Boys Soccer Team won the Division V Section Championship. Congratulations on your great accomplishment!
On March 7, members of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department visited Earl Warren Elementary School to help the students have some fun and play games during lunch recess.
Deputies organized several activities including: hockey, frisbee golf, an obstacle course, dancing and more. A great time was had by all participants.
The event was organized through the Sheriff’s Community Impact Program.
One of the most important responsibilities of a school board is to hire a superintendent that will carry out the strategic plan, vision and mission of the district. As part of the hiring process, the school board wants to seek community input through townhall meetings and: