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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.”

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.”

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.

Laguna Creek High School takes home top awards at 2nd Annual SMUD Northern California Solar Regatta

Laguna Creek High School takes home top awards at 2nd Annual SMUD Northern California Solar Regatta

 

Students in Laguna Creek High School’s Green Energy Technology Academy (GETA) took home four of the top awards at the 2nd Annual Northern California Solar Regatta, sponsored by SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utilities Agency) on Friday, May 17 at Rancho Seco Lake.

Laguna Creek entered two teams in the competition this year – a senior team and a junior team.  The senior team won the Slalom and Sprint competitions, as well as the Best Boat Design Award.  By finishing first in the races and earning the Best Design Award, the senior team amassed the highest point total for the day and took home the Regatta Cup.  The award-winning senior team consisted of the following students: Santana Marin and Kerstin Wallinger.  The junior team included the following students: Kayleen Carter, Michael McCurdy and Jericho Avery.

Toby Johnson Middle, Franklin High school students win Perfect Attendance Laptop Giveaway

Toby Johnson Middle, Franklin High school students win Perfect Attendance Laptop Giveaway

Toby Johnson Middle School student Kyle Villamarin and Franklin High School student Katherine Acasio were selected as the winners of the 2012/2013 Perfect Attendance Laptop Giveaway.  Villamarin and Acasio were surprised with their new laptops and printers during a prize patrol featuring a visit from EGUSD Superintendent Dr. Steven M. Ladd on Monday, May 20. 

CCHCS launches second annual scrubs drive for Stockton school

CCHCS launches second annual scrubs drive for Stockton school

California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) has launched its second annual scrubs drive for the new Health Careers Academy (HCA) in Stockton. 

The HCA provides a rigorous college prep curriculum for high school students. Many had never considered careers in health care or even struggled with graduating high school at all. The uniform at HCA is medical scrubs; however, many of the students face extreme economic hardship and some students are even homeless. 

Last year, CCHCS was able to provide thousands of new and gently new scrubs as well as various other medically related items through collections from staff all across the state! The students were so appreciative and thankful for all the support and cool new scrubs.