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Second Annual STEM Expo Saturday at William Jessup University

Second Annual STEM Expo Saturday at William Jessup University

As you know, the rapid pace of technological growth coupled with the demands of a global economy that operates 24/7 raises the standard for schools to produce "life-long learners" who can keep up.

Studies show students as young as third grade have started thinking of their career path which is why it’s important to start early when getting kids to understand their options in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM. Studies also show that STEM classes and career planning should be built into school curriculum as early as possible, and that hands-on activities and visits with professionals in different fields are necessary for students to learn how their work in the classroom can be relevant to a future career.

To support the STEM initiative, this Saturday, March 24, William Jessup University will host Placer County’s Second Annual STEM Expo, free and open to the public from 11 am to 4 pm.

Principal on the Roof

Principal on the Roof

Students at Taylor Street Elementary School had no problems finding their principal today; all they had to do was look up. Dr. Arthur Estrada, principal of the school, challenged students to complete 250 levels of Lexia Reading. In return for meeting the challenge Dr. Estrada agreed to spend the entire day on the roof.
As of March 9th, students at the school have successfully completed over 330 levels of Lexia. Students are able to work towards mastery of the program at school as well as at home. Mrs. Kelly Chao has been especially instrumental in encouraging students to work hard at mastering the skills needed to complete all five levels of Lexia. Students who complete all five levels earn lunch with the principal.

Let Natomas School Trustees know what you think 3/22 and 3/28

Let Natomas School Trustees know what you think 3/22 and 3/28

You can let Natomas School Trustees know what you think at two hearings and hear what's planned for their areas of focus. The interim Superintendent's Office sent this advisory:

The Board of Trustees has directed staff to hold two public meetings to present information to the community regarding Trustee Areas and to receive input. The first meeting will be held at Natomas High School on March 22nd.

The second meeting will be held at Inderkum High School on March 28th. Both meetings will be held at 6:30 pm in the school’s theater. Information regarding Trustee Areas has been posted on the District’s website under Headlines.

Congrats Natomas High MESA Team!

Congrats Natomas High MESA Team!

The Natomas Buzz tweeted a kudos to Natomas High.

“The Natomas High School Math Engineering Science Achievement team participated in a regional MESA competition held over the weekend at Sacramento State University.

Thirty-two students competed from the school. Those who placed among the top three within their individual events qualified for the MESA Wind Energy Challenge Championship set for May 12 at UC Santa Barbara.”

Click on the link below to read the entire article from The Natomas Buzz which lists the students who will compete in the state level competition!

Congratulations!!

 

http://networkedblogs.com/vrq9X

Local elementary school launches school wise reading program today

Local elementary school launches school wise reading program today

Principal Hall at Bell Avenue Elementary School in Sacramento launched a school-wide reading program today – just in time for Read Across America Day.

The school had a kickoff party where Hall presented an over-sized $5,000 dollar check from Name Bubbles for the purchase of new books.

In addition to the reading program beginning at Bell Avenue Elementary School in Sacramento today, Name Bubbles has launched its Giving Program for 2012, committing an initial $10,000 dollar donation to Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States.  RIF is a national organization dedicated to delivering fre

Big crowd expected at Natomas School Board Meeting Tuesday night, Inderkum

Big crowd expected at Natomas School Board Meeting Tuesday night, Inderkum

Kids, teachers and some parents rallied after school at Natomas Park Elementary to try and save phys ed classes and fine arts that the board may vote to cut tonight at 7pm.

Inderkum is where the board meeting will now be held.