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Universal Technical Institute to hold open house March 14 & March 16

Universal Technical Institute to hold open house March 14 & March 16

The Sacramento campus of the Universal Technical Institute, the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, will hold open houses for prospective students on Thursday, March 14, and Saturday, March 16.

The events will provide people considering careers in the automotive, collision repair and diesel technology an opportunity to tour UTI-Sacramento’s 245,000-square-foot campus, located at 4100 Duckhorn Drive, off the Arena Boulevard exit from Interstate 5 in Natomas.

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Sheldon High School to host regional science fair

Sheldon High School to host regional science fair

 

A collection of projects, presentations and innovative ideas from the scientific minds of the future will be on display at the first annual Sheldon Regional Science Fair from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at Sheldon High School in the cafeteria.  The theme for the event is “An Evening of Science Research.”

“The regional fair was created as part of a vision from a cohort of teachers in the Sheldon Region,” said Bob Fendall, chair of Sheldon’s science department.  “Our goal is to create a seamless K-12 science education.  One way to do that is to provide opportunities for students and families to see what is happening in the realm of science at all grade levels.  We invited one of our science partners, the University of California, Davis, to participate as well.”

The regional science fair will feature a variety of displays and presentations, including:

Elk Grove High Wins 2013 Sacramento County Mock Trial Championship

Elk Grove High Wins 2013 Sacramento County Mock Trial Championship

West Campus High Wins Moot Court in 34th Annual Competition

After several days of fierce courtroom competition, and thoughtful deliberations by esteemed judges, the verdicts are in for the 2013 Gordon D. Schaber Mock Trial and Moot Court Program competition. In Sacramento County, Elk Grove High School is the winner of the Mock Trial competition. West Campus High School earned top honors in the Moot Court competition.

Rio Americano High School (Team 2) placed second in the Mock Trial competition and Bella Vista High School (Team 2) was runner-up in the Moot Court competition.

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), which coordinates the event, announced the winners at the GDS Awards Ceremony on March 4. Elk Grove High will advance to the California Mock Trial competition which will be held in Riverside, March 22-24. California does not hold a statewide Moot Court competition.

Open Enrollment at Elk Grove Unified School District

Open Enrollment at Elk Grove Unified School District

On February 19, 2013, the Elk Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education approved a 5 percent cap on the number of students allowed to transfer from a school attendance area through the 2012-2013 open enrollment process.  The cap is 5 percent of the school’s projected 2013-2014 student enrollment.

For the 2012-2013 school year, the Elk Grove Unified School District offered open enrollment at seven middle schools: Harriet Eddy, Samuel Jackman, Joseph Kerr, Elizabeth Pinkerton, James Rutter and T.R. Smedberg; and at seven high schools: Cosumnes Oaks, Elk Grove, Florin, Laguna Creek, Monterey Trail, Sheldon and Valley.  Applications were due by February 15, 2013.

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. 

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