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EGUSD students to participate in Elk Grove Optimist/Kohl’s ChildSpree

EGUSD students to participate in Elk Grove Optimist/Kohl’s ChildSpree

More than 100 Elk Grove Unified students will enjoy a $125 back-to-school shopping spree on Saturday, July 27, 2013 to shop for back to school clothing at the Elk Grove Kohl’s store. Childspree is an event for select students who are in need of school clothes, backpacks and school supplies. The students range from kindergarten through 5th grade. 

Sign Up Now For Ubuntu Green’s Summer Garden Workshop Series

Sign Up Now For Ubuntu Green’s Summer Garden Workshop Series

Ubuntu Green is excited to announce our Summer Garden Workshop Series! These workshops are FREE and open to everyone.

All workshops are from 9:00-11:00am at the Ubuntu Urban Garden, 14th Avenue and 44th Street (behind Home Cash Market). Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP for the workshops you plan to attend, either by email (katie@ubuntugreen.org) or by call/text (916-879-8416).

Saturday, July 20, 2013: Garden Mentor Training

Join Ubuntu Green, Sol Collective, and Soil Born Farms for a workshop designed for those who want to help promote gardening and healthy eating in their community. Participants will leave with a working knowledge of common garden questions, and with information on multiple opportunities to get involved!... Read More

ARIA (American Renaissance Institute of Arts) Free Kids Fair

ARIA (American Renaissance Institute of Arts) Free Kids Fair

ELK GROVE, CA - Elk Grove and surrounding communities have been overlooked and under-appreciated when it comes to a regional theater and community arts center.

The need for the American Renaissance Institute of Arts is staggering, as community members thirst for arts education and performances ranging from ballet to musicals to theater to orchestral, jazz and ensemble-like performances. The research shows that nothing of this kind has been proposed, or even thought of in the private sector.

This venture was conceived from the ground-up to be self-sustaining, year in and year out without having to depend on money from rich patrons of the arts, without the need for grants, loans or angel investors.

Budget cuts leave summer school students hungry

Budget cuts leave summer school students hungry

55.8% of students in California during the 2011-2012 school year received free or reduced lunch.

A recent article written by the Sacramento Bee’s Loretta Kalb has drawn some attention to cuts in funding for summer school courses. According to the article, close to 150,000 students from the Sacramento and Yolo counties were eligible to receive free or reduced lunch during the 2011-2012 school year. However, when summer hit, “fewer than 10 percent of them took advantage of the free meals available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.”... Read More

Robert Burris Elected Chairman of Board of Advisors for Drexel University Sacramento

 Robert Burris Elected Chairman of Board of Advisors for Drexel University Sacramento

Drexel University Sacramento announced today that Robert Burris has been elected Chairman of its Board of Advisors.

 

Burris, a Senior Vice President of the Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization, will lead the 24-member board, which advises Drexel on its programs and plans for the future. He was elected as chairman by his peers on the Board of Advisors.

“Bob Burris is a tremendous ambassador for the Sacramento region and we are thrilled to have him take on this leadership role as Board chairman,” said Dr. Sandra Kirschenmann, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of Drexel University Sacramento. “We appreciate Bob and the entire Advisory Board’s commitment to ensure that the education we provide here is not just top-ranked in the country, but closely calibrated to the practical business needs of this region.”

Veterinarians release hero dog Kabang for return to Philippines

Veterinarians release hero dog Kabang for return to Philippines

Thronged by the news media and well-wishers, Kabang, the hero dog from the Philippines, today (June 3) was officially released from the veterinary medical teaching hospital at the University of California, Davis, and cleared to return to her family.

The diminutive shepherd-mix is credited with saving two young girls from an oncoming motorcycle in the Philippines. Struck by the motorcycle in December 2011, Kabang lost her snout and upper jaw and was left with a horrendous gaping wound on her face.

Her remarkable survival captured the attention of the news media in the Philippines and eventually the hearts of hundreds of people around the world, who provided funds through the private organization Care for Kabang for her nearly eight months of treatments... Read More

Sheldon High School Animation wins National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award

Sheldon High School Animation wins National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award

Sheldon High School’s K9 Studios has been selected as a recipient of the 2012-2013 Regional Student Television Award for Merit in the Music Video category by the Board of Governors of the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

Entries for the Regional Student Television Awards were submitted by high schools with media programs from Northern California, Reno, Nevada and Hawaii for work completed during the 2012-2013 school year.