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Service Day Benefits Local Schools this Saturday

Service Day Benefits Local Schools this Saturday

California’s public schools have been hit hard with budget cuts.  In responds to this and as part of the “Mormon Helping Hands” effort , approximately 500 local members will gather at three Sacramento schools to renew and beautify them this Saturday from 9:00 a.m.

Rancho Cordova Elementary Jog a Thon this Friday

Rancho Cordova Elementary Jog a Thon this Friday

This annual Jog a thon is a fundraiser for the school, while promoting jogging and healthy eating for the kids. 

Sacramento high school students recite poetry for prizes

Sacramento high school students recite poetry for prizes

SACRAMENTO - On Thursday, Feb. 3 starting at 12:30 p.m., 18 of Sacramento County's top teenage poetry performers will represent their high schools in a countywide competition. The 6th Annual Poetry Out Loud contest will be held at Rosemont High School located at 9594 Kiefer Boulevard.

The teens will perform in front of a live audience and a panel of judges for a chance to advance to the California Poetry Out Loud competition held March 20 -21 in Sacramento. The state winner will receive $200 and an expenses-paid trip to compete in the national competition in Washington, D.C. later this year.

Participating high schools schools in the contest on Feb. 3 include: Bella Vista, Center, Del Campo, Elinor L. Hickey, Elk Grove, Heritage Peak Charter, Inderkum, John F.

Kids can make pancakes too!

If you follow the right steps, any kid can make pancakes. Students from Cosumnes River Elementary School show you how.

Newsom launches California discussion on state's higher education system

Newsom launches California discussion on state's higher education system

California's Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday the launch of a statewide higher education listening tour and an online campaign that will engage Californian's in a public dialogue, seeking their feedback and suggestions on issues relating to the state's higher education system.

In the coming months, Newsom is expected to travel to the University of California (UC), Califoria State University (CSU) and community college campuses, to meet with a broad range of stakeholders, including students, administration officials and community and business leaders.

"I look forward to having an honest conversation and hearing directly from students, educators and administration officials on everyday issues and challenges within our higher education system," said Newsom.

San Juan Unified selects 2011 classified employees of the Year

Five outstanding employees have been selected as San Juan Unified’s 2011 Classified School Employees of the Year. To recognize classified employees, the District accepted nominations for Classified Employees of the Year in the following six categories: child nutrition; maintenance and operations; office and technical; para-educator and instructional assistance; support services and security; and transportation.

All five of the Classified Employees of the Year will be recognized at the Feb. 8 Board meeting. They are also now eligible to be selected as one of Sacramento County’s Teachers of the Year. 

Starr King K-8 Head Custodian James Hutton has been a custodian in the District for 11 years and has been the head custodian at Starr King K-8 for one year.

“James is making a difference in the lives of our students and he has made a personal commitment to Starr King.

California ReLeaf announces student poster contest

SACRAMENTO -- California ReLeaf announced today the release of a statewide Arbor Week poster contest for students in third to fifth grades. Students are asked to create original artwork based on the theme “Trees Are Worth It”. Submissions are due to California ReLeaf by February 1, 2011.

In addition to the poster contest rules, educators can download a packet that includes three lesson plans that focus on the value of trees, community benefits of trees, and  jobs in the urban and community forestry field. The full packet including lesson plans and poster contest rules can be downloaded at www.californiareleaf.org/programs/arborweek.