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Hiram Johnson West Campus make Sac Biz Journal's list of top Sacramento schools

Hiram Johnson West Campus make Sac Biz Journal's list of top Sacramento schools

The Sacramento Business Journal created a list of the “Sacramento region’s 25 smartest public schools by SAT scores," and Hiram Johnson West Campus made the list.

According to the report, West Campus ranked number 22, with an average SAT score of 1585 out of 2400 in the 2010-11 school year. The school’s rating dropped from rank No. 20the year before.

Congratulations to all of the West Campus students whose SAT scores contributed to the ranking! 

Education fair for Latino families at Sac State

Families in West Sac's Latino community may be interested in a free education fair coming up at Sacramento State from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 in the University Union Ballroom, said event spokesman Alan Miller in a press release.

EGUSD to offer free immunization clinics

EGUSD to offer free immunization clinics

The Elk Grove Unified School District will hold free immunization clinics for eligible students on August 15 and 16 at several locations throughout the district.  Parents must bring their child’s Immunization Card (yellow card) or “Out of Compliance” letter from their school to the clinic. No appointments are needed to attend the immunizations clinics. 

To be eligible to participate in the immunization clinics, families must meet the following requirements:

·        Have no health insurance or insurance that does not cover vaccines

·        Are Medi-Cal eligible

·        Are American Indian or Alaskan Native

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!

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.”