The Sacramento City Unified School District is pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 Green Apple Awards. Each spring the Green Apple Awards seek nominations of our dedicated staff, students and community that go above and beyond their daily tasks and responsibility to help make our learning environments more green and sustainable. Nominations were accepted in the categories of Green Team of the Year, Green Administrator of the Year, Green Educator of the Year and Green Operations Staff of the Year.
On March 23rd nearly 100 students participating in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) took a thrilling and energizing field trip to UC Davis to see the FIRST Robotics competition. FIRST Lego League is organized by FIRST Robotics and introduces younger students to scientific and real-world challenges.
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.
All 14 student-led Green Teams participating in Project Green 2016 were awarded funding for water conservation projects at a ceremony on Tuesday.
Initially, only the teams that scored highest on a Project Green rubric were to be awarded funding. But because some of the schools proposed fairly inexpensive projects — Bret Harte Elementary asked only for mulch and planter boards — the district decided to fund all 14 proposals, said Project Green Specialist Rachel King.
Will C. Wood Middle School students were treated to a fun, Halloween-themed safety fair on October 30 – an event that closed Walk and Bike to School Month for SCUSD.
Co-hosted by the state Office of Traffic Safety, the fair featured Pete Walker, a California safety mascot who has appeared on billboards and bus ads throughout October. Walker wears a costume made of car parts and promotes the message “Pedestrians Don’t Have Armor.”
Many students, some dressed in costumes, posed with Pete Walker at a “selfie station.”