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EGUSD selected for statewide Common Core State Standards grant

EGUSD selected for statewide Common Core State Standards grant

The Elk Grove Unified School District has been selected as a recipient of a Math in Common grant from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation to support EGUSD’s faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics for K-8 students.

Valley High School student wins Elk Grove Auto Mall Graduating Seniors Attendance Drive

Valley High School student wins Elk Grove Auto Mall Graduating Seniors Attendance Drive

At the beginning, there were ten finalists but in the end, there could only be one winner.

Joua Lee of Valley High School selected the lucky key, starting a Toyota Corolla and winning the $20,000 grand prize in the Elk Grove Auto Mall 2012/2013 Graduating Seniors Attendance Drive.  The $20,000 grand prize is to be used towards the purchase of a vehicle at the Elk Grove Auto Mall.  The nine runners-up each received a $100 VISA gift card.

Special "Writing from Within" Workshop this Saturday!

Special "Writing from Within" Workshop this Saturday!

Have you ever wanted to document your life story?  Or learn to write with more skill and style?  Or even see your place in the world from a fresh perspective?  Now is your chance to improve your writing skills and potentially even turn your life stories into published novels and screenplays during a special “Writing from Within” workshop offered by Bernard Selling this Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at the City of West Sacramento Community Center.  

An accomplished writer, director, producer and writing teacher, Selling has a successfully written, produced and directed award-winning documentary and short fiction films based on stories by American authors.

Toby Johnson Middle School teacher selected for 2013 Summer Fellowship in Korean Studies for America

Toby Johnson Middle School teacher selected for 2013 Summer Fellowship in Korean Studies for America

Arlis Groves, a social science teacher at Toby Johnson Middle School, has been selected to attend the 2013 Summer Fellowship in Korean Studies for American Educators, sponsored by the Korea Society in partnership with the Korea Foundation and the Freeman Foundation.

Groves will participate in a 12-day, expenses-paid study tour of Korea during which fellows will visit a high school, museums and sites of historical and cultural interest.  Lectures on Korean history, culture, politics, economics, arts and language will be provided by university faculty.  The fellowship, which runs from June 26 to July 7, is open to middle and high school social studies and world history teachers.

3rd Annual Arts Alive! event returns to Cosumnes Oaks High School

3rd Annual Arts Alive! event returns to Cosumnes Oaks High School

On Thursday, May 9, Cosumnes Oaks High School and Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School will open their doors to the public to showcase their visual and performing arts programs with their annual Arts Alive! event.  This year, Arts Alive! will expand from the Cosumnes Oaks High School Performing Arts Center and Black Box Theater to include displays in the library, art quad and school’s newest facility, the rHouse.

The annual Arts Alive! event will feature projects and performances from the following departments: art, ceramics, dance, graphic design, instrumental music, vocal music, photography and theater.

Railroad Museum Offers "Trains & Tripods" Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar

Railroad Museum Offers "Trains & Tripods" Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar

Lights, Camera, Action! 

Back by popular demand, the California State Railroad Museum is proud to host a unique “Trains & Tripods Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar” on Friday evening, May 10 and Saturday morning, May 11 (before the Museum opens for the day). 

The two-part program includes an optional seminar on existing light photography and a photographers-only photo session inside the visually-enticing museum before it opens to the public for the day.  

Amateur photographers of all skill levels can choose to attend one or both of the activities. Conducted by former Sacramento Bee photographer and Canon USA consultant Dave Henry, the fast-paced and information-packed lighting seminar is scheduled for Friday evening with the “bring your own tripod” photography opportunity scheduled for Saturday morning.

Space is limited to 50 participants and advance registration for “Trains & Tripods” is required.