Please join us in congratulating and thanking our retiring Principals–Stephanie Shaughnessy of John Morse Therapeutic Center, Terry Smith of O.W. Erlewine Elementary and Susan Gibson of Bowling Green McCoy Academy for Excellence. Each is a valuable member of #TeamSCUSD and we are going to miss them. We are grateful for their many years of service to our students and families and are excited for them as they transition to the next phase of their lives. Thank you Stephanie, Terry, and Susan for your service!
Sacramento City Unified School District has completed the construction of its new transportation yard. Buses and drivers moved into the new yard last month. The previous transportation facility was 76 years old and outdated.
Source Media Agency, made up of students from the Men’s and Women’s Leadership Academy, is the official youth media agency for Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD). They have designed a documentary to showcase experienced-based education which highlights the ideology that #LifeDataMatters. Click here to watch the documentary.
This year Sacramento City Unified School District helped connect 22 graduates from four different high schools (Burbank, Kennedy, McClatchy and Rosemont) to over $68,000 in scholarships to support these students’ post secondary education! Below is a list of our graduates that applied for and earned scholarships that were promoted by the District this year:
Sacramento City Unified School District is now seeking applicants to fill various bus driver, on-call bus driver and bus attendant positions. Please download this flyer for more information. To see all job openings in the District, please visit www.edjoin.org.
Congrats to John F. Kennedy high school and School of Engineering and Sciences students on their excellent performance in the 2019 SMUD Solar Regatta! High School and college students throughout the region designed, built and raced full-sized, solar-powered boats in this annual competition. Nice work!
The event took place at Rancho Seco Recreational area. Over 400 students from 20 high schools raced solar-powered boats they designed and built themselves. The SMUD Solar Regatta is filled with fun, teamwork, and competition.
Families should be aware that the California Department of Education (CDE) recently informed all school districts that California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and the English Language Proficiency Assessment of California (ELPAC) Student Score Reports will no longer come as paper copies, but as electronic files.
Thank you to Sac Republic and Reading Partners Sacramento for bringing Tyler Blackwood to visit students at Susan B. Anthony and Ethel Phillips Elementary Schools to read his children’s book, Clive the Croc!
The book tour is a partnership with the organization Reading Partners Sacramento, which aims to improve reading levels.
As a child, Blackwood struggled with reading and hopes his book will inspire children to read and write. Thank you for giving our students a special day!
Our classified employees play a tremendous role in making sure our schools are safe and healthy places to learn. We are proud to share that the following team members have been named our classified champions of the year! Congratulations to all the awardees.
Xao Thao, a senior at Luther Burbank High School, and Samantha Templin, a senior at West Campus High School, have successfully completed a year-long Thousand Strong internship program with the Sacramento City Unified School District’s communications department! Serving as social media interns for the district, Xao and Samantha successfully managed school Facebook pages and helped sites develop creative content and share positive news and success stories on social media.
Theodore Judah Elementary School celebrated their annual “Principal for the Day” event this week, and first grader William Hildebrandt was the lucky student to be principal for a day.
William also had the opportunity to meet Superintendent Jorge Aguilar. Superintendent Aguilar got to see William play his role, tour the school grounds, talk about instruction, homework, recess and safety at schools.
When asked about the best part of his day, William Hildebrandt said, “He got to meet the Superintendent”.
The Sacramento City Unified School District and Sacramento Running Association hosted a four day “STRIDE Olympics” events for 6th grade students.
Students from the following SCUSD elementary schools participated: Caleb Greenwood, Cesar Chavez, Crocker/Riverside, Genevieve Didion, Golden Empire, Hollywood Park, H.W. Harkness, Isador Cohen, James Marshall, John Bidwell, John Cabrillo, John Sloat, Leonardo da Vinci, Oak Ridge, O.W. Erlewine, Parkway, Peter Burnett, Pony Express and Sequoia.
Congratulations to our SCUSD Teachers of the Year! This year’s winners are Ms. Heidi Gaynor, a math teacher from Sutter Middle School, and Ms. Seema Sokolis, a teacher from James Marshall Elementary School.
Ms. Heidi Gaynor, Sutter Middle School
Ms. Heidi Gaynor is a Mathematics teacher at Sutter Middle School. She has been a teacher with Sacramento City Unified School District for more than 18 years.
Ms. Seema Sokolis, James Marshall Elementary School
We are excited to share that the California Council for Adult Education presented Dr. Susan Gilmore, SCUSD’s Director of Adult Education, with the Donald A. McCune Collaborative Award!
Dr. Gilmore’s work experience in adult basic education includes coordinating and administering three different adult schools within the Sacramento City Unified School District. She ensures that staff is well trained in the most relevant methodologies and that they are also kept up-to-date with the most recent accountability requirements to ensure that programs match industry needs.
On June 3rd, Rancho Cordova City Council approved $32,000 to fund the Expanded Learning Summer Program (ELSP) at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. These funds are supported in part by the city’s Measure H Community Enhancement Fund and represent an important investment for making the ELSP summer program possible this year for Lincoln students.
On behalf of the entire team at Sacramento City Unified School District, we want to congratulate your student(s) on successfully completing another school year! It is a pleasure to be of service to your family and we appreciate the continued opportunity to serve you.
“Our students and families deserve fair and full funding for education. That is why this afternoon I will be joining Board President Jessie Ryan, other members of our Board and thousands of educators at today’s #RedforEd Rally at the State Capitol.
In response to the announcement made earlier this afternoon by SCTA leaders that they will be postponing their May 22nd teacher strike, Superintendent Jorge Aguilar and Board of Education President Jessie Ryan issued the following statements: