SCUSD is sponsoring two great events for families and students to learn what teens need to do now to prepare for college.
The annual SCUSD College Fair will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, at Hiram Johnson High School (6879 14th Ave.)
Representatives of more than 70 colleges and universities — including UCs, CSUs, out-of-state and private institutions — will be on hand to answer questions, provide information and examine seniors’ transcripts.
John F. Kennedy High School graduate Charlie Hammitt (class of 2013) started Sacramento State this week confident that when he graduates he will land a high-paying job in a field he loves.
In fact, he already has a job he loves — as an apprentice machinist at Tecma Industries, where he is learning to make parts for the aerospace industry. Hammitt credits the opportunity to earn while he learns to JFK’s Manufacturing and Design Linked Learning Academy.
SCUSD’s Chief of Staff Koua Franz was one of eight school leaders from around the country honored last week by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL).
Franz received CASEL’s Mary Utne O’Brien Award for advancing social and emotional learning. SCUSD is one of eight districts partnering with CASEL through its Collaborating Districts Initiative to improve the climate and culture of schools through role modeling and instruction in five social and emotional competencies. SCUSD received a three-year grant from the NoVo Foundation to support this work.
Children who are the best prepared for school perform the best academically. To help get kids ready for the rigors of today’s classrooms, SCUSD is sponsoring a School Readiness Fair on Saturday, March 16, at the Serna Center.
Hundreds of families are expected to attend the fair to take advantage of such free services as health screenings and dental exams.
Mark Hopkins Elementary School on Monday opened “Julia’s Closet,” a clothes closet named for Principal Tiffany Smith-Simmons’ grandmother.
The closet is a collaborative effort between Mark Hopkins and the Elk Grove Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.The goal is to provide much needed resources for students, including underwear, socks, warm clothing and school uniforms.
Julia’s Closet is named in honor of Smith-Simmons’ paternal grandmother, Julia B. Ogletree. Says Smith-Simmons: “(She) loved fashion and helping others.
Clayton B. Wire Elementary School parents joined together with Principal Bao Moua and campus Youth and Family Resource Center Coordinator Liz Sterba to organize the school’s first official Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in more than 20 years.
The PTA was officially chartered on October 9 at a meeting with many parents and several teachers in attendance. Maricela Sanchez, parent of a preschooler, kindergartener and second grader at the school was elected president.
Albert Einstein Middle School’s Winter Concert and Fundraiser on December 13 is one of the school’s major fundraisers for the year. Teachers and staff have been working hard on collecting donations for the silent auction and raffle but more items are needed.
Items can be gift cards, books, jewelry, electronics, crafting or scrapbooking supplies, tickets to a game or passes to a museum. All donations are tax deductible and will help benefit the school.
At its September 6 meeting, SCUSD’s Board of Education voted to change the name of Jedediah Smith Elementary School to honor Seavy Circle and New Helvetia community activist and school volunteer Leataata “Tata” Floyd. The school is also working to implement its theme for student learning “The Panther Way.”