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EGUSD middle school students to attend 12th Annual Middle School Leadership Conference

EGUSD middle school students to attend 12th Annual Middle School Leadership Conference

On Thursday, February 21, middle school leadership students from all nine Elk Grove Unified School District middle schools will attend the 12th Annual Middle School Leadership Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Antioch Progressive Baptist Church. 

The district-wide conference is designed for middle school students involved in student leadership, peer counseling, conflict management, Students Reaching Out, WEB (Where Everybody Belongs), Club Live and Teens for Tolerance.  This year’s theme is “Take A Stand…Be Who You Are!”

One of the hallmarks of the conference is the concept of peers teaching peers.  High school students from Elk Grove, Pleasant Grove and Sheldon high schools, along with other adult presenters will serve as facilitators of the conference.

EGUSD high schools to host Animation and Game Design Day

EGUSD high schools to host Animation and Game Design Day

 

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be hired at Cartoon Network?  What about the requirements to start the path to a career in graphic design and electronic gaming?

The answers to these questions and more will be covered at the 1st Annual Animation and Game Design Day from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 16 at Sheldon High School’s Performing Arts Center.  The animation and game design event is co-sponsored by Franklin and Sheldon high schools.  The free event is open to any interested students and their parents.

Animation and Game Design Day includes an animation presentation, game design presentation, a mini-college fair, an art contest and the opportunity to tour Sheldon High School’s Animation Department.  The event will feature the following four guest speakers:

Calif. to propose new student achievement testing

Calif. to propose new student achievement testing

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's top education official is expected to unveil a new system of student achievement testing on Tuesday.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson was tasked by the state Legislature last year to revamp the state's bank of standardized tests that measure student progress in English language arts and math and qualify high school students for graduation.

The proposed new testing comes as the state starts phasing in new national curriculum standards known as Common Core State Standards. The emphasis of the new testing will be on critical thinking and problem solving skills that will be aligned with Common Core's focus.

The proposal is the result of six months of meetings by a statewide taskforce that has held meetings around California gathering input from educators. 

The Associated Press