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Raymond Case Elementary School Presents Disney's Aladdin Jr.

Raymond Case Elementary School Presents Disney's Aladdin Jr.

I sit in Raymond Case Elementary School multipurpose room ready to see Disney's Aladdin, Jr presented by the Raymond Case Drama Club. It's a full house. The lights dim to a beautiful made set of the marketplace Agrabah and palace where Princess Jasmine (played by Alex Taniguchi) is ready to battle with her dad the Sultan (played by Kevin Bali). The costumes, makeup and props are of a broadway show caliber. I think, "this is not an amateur musical" as the genie enters played by Annika Tamaki dressed in blue foundation asking if her pants make her look fat. The music and singing are excellent and the crowd cheers, laughs and comes to there feet as the final act ends.~~Janine King

EGUSD offers Open Enrollment at 14 secondary schools

EGUSD offers Open Enrollment at 14 secondary schools

On January 21, 2014, the Elk Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education gave staff direction to open enrollment at seven middle schools and seven high schools for the 2014-2015 school year.  The open enrollment applications are posted on the District’s website and are available at all EGUSD schools.

Open Enrollment applications for students currently enrolled in the 6th and 7th grades for the 2013-2014 school year will be accepted for the following middle schools: Harriet Eddy, Edward Harris, Samuel Jackman, Joseph Kerr, Elizabeth Pinkerton, James Rutter and T.R. Smedberg. 

Open Enrollment applications for students currently enrolled in the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grades for the 2013-2014 school year will be accepted for the following high schools: Cosumnes Oaks, Elk Grove, Florin, Laguna Creek, Monterey Trail, Sheldon and Valley.

Family Financial Cents: Fiscal Fitness

Family Financial Cents: Fiscal Fitness

It’s that time of year when so many families are “catching up from Christmas” spending. It’s also that time of year when many people realize they didn’t just spend too much, they also ate too much over the holidays. On this month’s segment of “Family Financial Cents“, I share some simple but effective tips on how to get fiscally fit with personal finances and the family budget.

EGUSD receives $50,000 grant for Digital Media Academy at Pleasant Grove

EGUSD receives $50,000 grant for Digital Media Academy at Pleasant Grove

The Elk Grove Unified School District has received a $50,000 Specialized Secondary Programs (SSP) grant to be used to enhance the Digital Media Academy at Pleasant Grove High School (PGHS).  SSP grants help school districts develop innovative programs to help students learn and develop real-world, 21st-century skills.  These programs can cover a variety of subjects, including English language arts, math, science, history/social science, foreign language and visual/performing arts.  The programs may include Linked Learning pathways, career academies and arts-integrated models.

With the SSP grant, PGHS will build a sequence of two new animation courses and two new academic core classes integrated with career technical education (CTE). The PGHS Digital Media Academy’s goal is to develop a two-year animation sequence.  The academy will offer Animation I beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.

Family Financial Cents: Creative Ways to Get Cash for College

Family Financial Cents: Creative Ways to Get Cash for College

Do you have children and you are wondering how to pay for college? If your tween or teen has some entrepreneurial skills, there may be some great “college cash” available to them. Starting a business so young can open up opportunities for scholarships, grants, mentoring partnerships, and more.

21st Annual Safe & Wise Water Ways Poster Contest!

21st Annual Safe & Wise Water Ways Poster Contest!

Source: Melissa Miranda, Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Boating and Waterways

13 Ways for School-Age Entrepreneurs to Build Their Networks

13 Ways for School-Age Entrepreneurs to Build Their Networks

What’s one tip you’d give a school-age entrepreneur who wants to build a network but is having trouble being taken seriously?

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

1. Take the Role of the Mentee

I was able to build my network at a young age by taking the role of an innocent mentee trying to learn as much as I could from the older and wiser. For young people, flattery is one of the best tools that you can use to connect with power players.