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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.

Drexel University Sacramento Holding May 7 Business Career Workshop

Drexel University Sacramento Holding May 7 Business Career Workshop

Business-related careers play integral roles across all industry sectors. That's why gradates with educational backgrounds in business are able to remain flexible and work in a variety of different positions and industries.

Whether you want to open your own business, work in a corporate environment or strategically manage a company's personal finances, participation in this Drexel University Sacramento workshop – Tuesday, May 7 (5-6 p.m.) – will give you a head start in becoming a successful, 21st century citizen and give you an edge on the competition.

Join John Carvana, Drexel University Sacramento's Manager of Career Services, in an hour-long interactive session that will help you identify the best career pathway in business to suit your personal interests and talents.

The workshop is free and open to the public and Drexel students, alumni and faculty.

New API score: Education reform

The Academic Performance Index, more commonly refeared to as the API, is about to under go a serious remolding. According to the California Department of Education, the API has previously been dictated solely off CST standardized testing and the CHASSE high school exit exam. After pushing for changes, reformers got bill SB 1458 signed by Governor Jerry Brown. This bill will redefine our schools API score, demanding that they consist of only 60% of test scores with the other 40% to be determined.

As to be expected, many people are very excited about this change, and everyone is trying to get their peice of that 40%... Read More

History comes to life at Valley High School

History comes to life at Valley High School

Is that Abraham Lincoln?  Could that be George Washington??

In preparation for the California Standards Tests (CSTs), these and other historical figures might be seen roaming the halls and classrooms at Valley High School quizzing students as a part of their annual History Museum on Thursday, April 25.  Since 2004, students at Valley have had the chance to see history come to life and get ready to tackle their CSTs at the annual History Museum. 

“The History Museum was created to bring excitement and energy to students to inspire them to do their best on the social studies CST,” said Chris Hardwicke, a history teacher at Valley.  “It’s something the students look forward to each year as many of them have told us the History Museum motivates them to try harder on their tests.”

SEA Spring Showcase

SEA Spring Showcase

WHO: Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy

WHEN: Monday, April 22, 5PM-7PM

WHERE: California State University, Sacramento Alumni Center, 600 J St., 95819

The Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy, a nonprofit, is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs replicate themselves. Local entrepreneurs and business leaders commit their time to train and mentor students. People of all ages and from all walks are welcome to apply for our program.

Keynote Speaker Michael Marks, a founding partner of Riverwood Capital, is an entrepreneur with a long track record of successful leadership. Prior to establishing Riverwood, a private equitey firm focused on technology companies, hew was a partner and senior advisor at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Ticket prices: Individual: $50. Alumni: $25.

Jessie Baker School students shine at annual games

Jessie Baker School students shine at annual games

Each year, students at Jessie Baker School have the opportunity to participate in their version of the Olympic Games at their annual Jessie Baker Games competition.  Jessie Baker holds the distinction of being the first school in California for students with severe disabilities.

This year, the athletic fun will begin with the opening ceremonies and torch run on April 24 at 10 a.m., continuing with more track and field events at 10 a.m. on April 25 and ending with the medal ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 26.