Work-Based Learning (WBL) is one of the key pillars of the Linked Learning approach to education, along with wrap-around student support, rigorous academics and technical skills. This hands-on approach to education has been largely achieved through Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses.
Learn about the latest updates on the program
SCUSD schools will be working all year on developing the social-emotional skills of students — competencies that can lead to success in class and happiness in life.
Each month, teachers and staff will be focusing on one social-emotional learning theme. This month’s theme is Perspective-Taking. In order for children to develop their ability to understand and respect the perspectives of others, children must be given multiple and diverse opportunities to activate their prefrontal cortex.
H.W. Harkness Elementary School sixth grade students participated in their very own farm-to-fork celebration last month. Thanks to their recent fall foliage planter project with SAP and Hands on Sacramento, they were able to harvest and sample red, butter and Romaine lettuce in their salads.
Fern Bacon Middle School recently hosted a High School Parent Informational Night to showcase the new online high school specialty program application process.
Counselors Yvette Oceguera and Thomas Avelar have presented a total of two sessions for our parents and students. Learn more about high school specialty programs here.
Sacramento City Unified was recognized as a leader among California districts on Wednesday when state Superintendent Tom Torlakson called on other K-12 organizations to adopt “safe haven” resolutions similar to SCUSD’s.
A living testament to the benefits of staying active, Luther Burbank High School Food Service Assistant Roosevelt Knox will celebrate his 95th birthday on Saturday.
“Roosevelt has great attendance and he comes to work every day well dressed and ready to work,” says Supervisor Cyndi Neaves. “He enjoys supplying extra fruit and milk on the lines during service for the students. He is an independent worker and we have enjoyed working with him.”
After 27 years with the district, Mr. Knox has indicated he will retire at the end of this school year.
The SCUSD Communications team, in response to user feedback, has upgraded the district’s website to be more family-friendly and customer service oriented.
The entire website is also now fully functional on tablets and phones to help families more readily access information.
SCUSD works hard to be ensure that schools will have the funding needed to provide a high-quality education to students this year, next year and into the future.
The process to create a balanced budget that maintains fiscal stability over time is complex and can be confusing. (What costs are rising? What is one-time money?)
To help break down concepts, SCUSD created a video. Want more information? Visit www.scusd.edu/budget.
Students from four SCUSD elementary schools — Bret Harte, Earl Warren, Ethel Phillips and Isador Cohen — received brand new bikes on Sunday during a daylong holiday event at the Golden 1 Center.
A total of 4,000 bicycles were distributed during the fifth annual Bike and Toy Giveaway coordinated by Destiny Community Center in Rocklin in partnership with the Sacramento Kings Foundation, Buzz Oates Charitable Foundation and Ramco.
Fern Bacon Middle School student Marion Hill and his mother, Mariama Hill, are the lucky recipients of an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City courtesy the Sacramento Kings.
Each year, the Kings choose one family from the Boys and Girls Club to surprise for the holidays. The Hills’ surprise also includes a shopping spree at the NBA store.
“The Kings chose a great kid,” says Fern Bacon Principal Mary Coronado. “Marion is a great student but most importantly he’s a leader on the Fern Bacon campus as well as on the basketball court.”
The Will C. Wood Middle School community dug in recently to replant the school’s garden.
Tootsie, a 3-month-old calf, visited Pacific Elementary School today to help children learn where milk comes from.
The Dairy Council of California sponsors the Mobile Dairy Classroom that features Tootsie and a 3-year-old Holstein cow named Snickers. Several SCUSD schools will be visited as part of a program to bring the farm to schools.
SCUSD’s Board of Education elected Jay Hansen as President at its most recent meeting. Jessie Ryan was elected First Vice President and Darrel Woo was voted Second Vice President. Together, the three serve as the Board’s Executive Committee.
Sacramento City Unified is accepting nominations for Teacher of the Year and Classified Champions.
SCUSD is home to some of the best teachers in the world. You can help recognize an amazing educator by nominating them for SCUSD’s Teacher of the Year.
The Teacher of the Year program is California’s effort to bring well-deserved recognition to the teaching profession. District winners go on to compete at the country, state and national level.
Sacramento City Unified School District’s Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to designate SCUSD schools as “safe havens” that protect students regardless of immigration status.
“Students cannot learn in an environment of fear,” said Board Vice President Jessie Ryan. “Last night, by unanimously passing the Safe Haven School District resolution, our district made a strong statement that we hear our community’s fears and will do everything in our power to protect all students irrespective of race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual preference or immigration status.”
Students in the Men’s Leadership Academy at West Campus High School have produced a video to show their support for protesters opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Three students in the program were recently honored by the Board of Education as Stellar Students for their work to raise youth voice through the use of digital media.
In response to being recognized, Maurice Pugh, Rondelle Jordan and Inderpal Dhaliwal, showed Board members their video and urged support for student activism.
Governor Jerry Brown today selected Democratic Congressman Xavier Becerra — a graduate of C.K. McClatchy High School — to serve as interim state Attorney General. If his appointment is approved by the Legislature, he will be the first Latino to serve in the state’s highest law enforcement post.
Sacramento City Unified School District is applying for the 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) and the 21stCentury Community Learning Centers Elementary and Middle/Junior High Students Cohort 10 Fiscal Year 2017-18 grant.
Look out, Sir Paul McCartney: On December 17, Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy brings the Beatles to town when 18 SCUSD students join professional musicians to recreate the “Abbey Road” album in its entirety.