Schools across SCUSD celebrated Read Across America last Thursday, March 2. Take a look!
The Sacramento City Unified School District announced yesterday the launch of a campaign to protect its undocumented students and staff amid growing fears of deportation in immigrant communities. The campaign is the first of its kind in California and is the next step in SCUSD’s national leadership on protecting and standing up for undocumented students and their families. District leaders were joined today by State Assemblymember Jim Cooper, City Councilmember Eric Guerra and dozens of students, teachers and community members.
Daylight saving time begins Sunday morning. SCUSD reminds parents to turn your clocks forward one hour — we want to see every student at school on time on Monday!
Congratulations to Sutter Middle School who won both the 8th grade boys and girls basketball championships last month.
High School Basketball Playoffs are happening tonight and this weekend. Good luck to all the teams!
Varsity Boys Basketball
Luther Burbank Boys Basketball plays Division II Semifinals tonight at University of Pacific against Beyers.
West Campus Boys Basketball plays Division IV Semifinals tonight at University of Pacific against Liberty Ranch.
Scissors, Paper & Glue features artwork from Xico González’s studio art classes at the Met Sacramento High School. In this exhibit, the viewer will see social justice, portrait collages and silhouette collages, linoleum block prints (hallway) and drawings using a grid.
Adam Wadhwani, an eighth grader at Sutter Middle, is currently a contestant on the 5th season of MasterChef Junior. MasterChef Junior is a culinary competition series featuring home cooks between the ages of 8 and 13. The show premiered on February 9. Adam has currently made it to the top 20 contestants by winning his challenges.
We sat down with Adam to ask him a few questions about his experience and his love of food.
When did you start cooking?
C.K. McClatchy High School hosted the first of seven townhalls on February 21 to gather input on what our community wants to see in a new superintendent. Students, parents, community members, teachers and other staff attended.
To follow the superintendent search process and submit your comments via the search survey, visit http://www.scusd.edu/superintendent-search. The survey is available in multiple languages.
Remaining townhall schedule:
Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School and Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School have earned 2017 Civic Learning Awards of Merit.
Technology Services would like recognize Joanne Rollin as a recipient of the 2015-16 CALPADS Training Recognition Award. This award recognizes an individual’s effort in learning how to use CALPADS and increasing their CALPADS proficiency.
Students in Hiram Johnson High School Corporate Business Academy are participants in VITA, or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.
Johnson has participated in the VITA program since 1997. Since then, Hiram Johnson students have filed thousands of tax returns for our community, putting hundreds of thousands of dollars back into the local economy.
David Lubin Elementary School is excited to host a series of discussions and on-stage interviews, “LubinTalks,” that brings families together to experience the inspiring stories of local innovators, artists, educators and thinkers.
Congratulation to West Campus student, Namiko Adams, for being selected as a McDonald’s All American Nominee! She is one of more than 720 high school basketball players nationwide to be nominated for this prestigious tournament.
The results from the 2016 elections have profoundly impacted our entire nation, as well as our SCUSD community. While some were jubilant, others were crushed by the results. There has been heightened tension in some schools and an increase of race-related bullying incidents since the elections. As educators, we should use these opportunities as teachable moments to have conversations with our students about the democratic process, how we can resolve differences and conflicts, and how we can address diverse and sometimes conflicting ideology.
The Theodore Judah Kitchen and Theodore Judah Garden is delighted to announce their collaboration and write about how much educational fun they had leading the 2017 kitchen tour and nutrition class with vegetable tastings. This year’s kitchen tour and tasting included unfamiliar vegetables such as plantains, bean sprouts, beets along with a few salad bar-familiar vegetables including kale and purple cauliflower.
Sutter Middle’s Advanced Photo Class will be featured in ArtStreet opening this weekend to the general public. Over 80 artists were selected to take over an abandoned warehouse and create an immersive, interactive art experience.
Sutter’s contribution is called “Our City, Our Streets” – a photographic collage of each students interpretation of the street. It is a conceptual piece with the collage actually on the ground so that viewers can walk over and experience “our streets.”
SCUSD has partnered with the Hmongstory 40 (HS40) Project to bring their exhibition to Sacramento.
From February 11 thru February 25, 2017 the HS40 exhibit will be open for the public at the Enrollment Center Monday – Friday from 2-5 pm and weekends from 10 am to 6 pm.
The HS40 exhibit anticipates over 2,000 students will come see the exhibit.
For more information, visit their website at www.hmongstory40.org.
McClatchy’s Jordan Cruz was nominated for the 2017 McDonald’s All American Games. Cruz was one of more than 720 high school basketball players nationwide to be nominated for this prestigious tournament.
Congratulations to Jordan on this significant accomplishment.
Decades-old Kit Carson Middle School is looking for a name to match its students as the campus evolves into a high school.
Kit Carson Vice Principal Rich Haley who serves on the committee charged with bringing recommendations to the Sacramento City Unified School District said the group has begun gathering input from the community. “We want to know what the community wants – whether we should adopt a totally new name or only tweak the name by dropping the middle school designation,” Haley said.
On Tuesday January 10, 2017, the Connect Center team headed out to Will C. Wood Middle School for a historical event sponsored by local LGTBQ organizations and the California Endowment. Around 200 students gathered in the school’s cafeteria to hear from retired NBA player Jason Collins, the first NBA player to publicly come out as gay during his career. Collins shared his coming out story with students as he described the stigma he felt and the stories he had to construct to hide his authentic self. He described feelings of alienation, especially in spaces such as the locker room.
With his contract expiring in June, Sacramento City Unified School District Superintendent José Banda formally announced on Friday, January 20, 2017 that he will not seek renewal of his three-year agreement with the city schools.