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EGUSD encourages students to “Map Your Future”

EGUSD encourages students to “Map Your Future”

Parents and students will have an opportunity to map a path to college and careers at the Elk Grove Unified School District’s first annual Map Your Future: K-12 Career Pathways Exposition from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8 at Monterey Trail High School.  The event is offered through a partnership between EGUSD, Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce and Elk Grove Economic Development Corporation.

“Research has shown that a key factor in a child’s college and career success is his or her engagement in the K-12 learning process,” said Steven M. Ladd, Ed.D., EGUSD superintendent.  “Students – and our data – tell us a sense of belonging and an interest in what they are learning result in higher attendance and better academic performance.  Participation in a career pathway is one way students can become involved in a rewarding, supportive, engaging learning community.”

EGUSD schools to celebrate International Walk to School Day

EGUSD schools to celebrate International Walk to School Day

On Wednesday, October 9, Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) elementary schools, as well as student volunteers from several middle and high schools, will participate in International Walk to School Day with an assortment of activities.

Schools will recognize Walk To School Day with a variety of events, including: assemblies; raffles for students who walk or bike to school; walking the tracks at rural schools; safety fairs; presentations from local law enforcement and fire department; class discussions about health, fitness and safety; poster contests; and “walking school buses” – groups of parents and students who “pick up” other students at “bus stops” along the way to school.

Elk Grove Unified’s first school to participate in Walk to School Day was Foulks Ranch Elementary School in 2002. The popularity of the event has grown over the years and all elementary schools will participate in the event either before or during Walk to School Week October 7-11.

Application Period For Food Literacy Academy Extended Through Thursday

Application Period For Food Literacy Academy Extended Through Thursday

California Food Literacy Center has announced the launch of its second Food Literacy Academy in Sacramento. This intensive 10-week training will prepare community volunteers to become certified Food Literacy Advocates, equipping them with the skills needed to teach food literacy in their community.

California Food Literacy Center’s mission is to inspire change today for a healthy, sustainable tomorrow through enduring community food education. They teach food literacy skills primarily to K-5th graders, and respond to a limited number of requests from a range of teen, adult and professional audiences as well.

In Sacramento, 40% of children are obese. Childhood obesity is a leading public health concern that disproportionately affects low-income and minority children. Children who are obese in their preschool years are more likely to be obese in adolescence and adulthood.

EGACE to offer creative writing workshops

EGACE to offer creative writing workshops

The Elk Grove Adult and Community Education (EGACE) Always Learning program is offering several opportunities this fall for students to explore and develop their creative writing skills.  The workshops are all conveniently offered at EGACE (8401-B Gerber Road, Sacramento).  

Creative Writing Workshop

Nan Mahon, an instructor with Always Learning for over 10 years and a local published author, will share tips to help you get started with your dream to become a writer.   Let the creativity begin here!  Bring your ideas and any projects you have started to the fun-filled day-long workshop. 

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fee: $49 (includes materials

Gathering Family Stories – While There is Still Time

EGUSD to hold 21st Annual College & Career Fair

 EGUSD to hold 21st Annual College & Career Fair

The Elk Grove Unified School District will host its 21st Annual College & Career Fair from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Pleasant Grove High School. 

The College & Career Fair will feature representatives from California State University and University of California campuses, private universities, vocational and technical institutions, local businesses and branches of the military, including:

Source: Elk Grove Unified School District

EGUSD receives national counseling grant

EGUSD receives national counseling grant

The Elk Grove Unified School District has been selected to receive a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program.

This program provides funding to local education agencies to establish or expand elementary and secondary school counseling programs, with special consideration given to applicants that can:

EGUSD students and staff earn Youth Elly Awards

EGUSD students and staff earn Youth Elly Awards

EGUSD students and staff from three high schools captured 12 awards at the 2013 Youth Elly Awards at the Roseville Theater Arts Academy on Sunday, September 8, 2013.  The Elly Awards, presented by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance, honor outstanding achievements of community theaters and artists in the greater Sacramento area.  The Elly Awards are named for Eleanor McClatchy, a devoted patron of the arts.