Tag Archives: School

Faces and Places: McKinley Playground Community Build

From June 3 to June 9, volunteers battled high temps to get the beloved playground built up from ground zero. In the words of this photographer: “What a great week.  Many new friendships, great memories, and hundreds (thousands) of photos

Former Carmichael Park pool manager, swim coach shares memories of pool

Editor’s Note: This is part three of a series regarding the old Carmichael Park pool, which was recently demolished. Back in the early 1970s, when Richard Nixon was still president and bell bottoms and disco were the rage, a young

How the arts enrich Arden/Carmichael area schools

When is the last time you heard math students singing a popular song as a class during a fraction lesson? Or building an ancient city out of clay during history class? These are just a few ways teachers in San

Community leader spreads message of strong character to students

Tony Asaro isn’t a teacher by trade, but in San Juan Unified, he’s as recognizable on campus as school staff. Entering his 14th year overseeing community relations for the Sacramento River Cats minor league baseball club, Asaro spends the bulk

Guitars wanted for McClatchy’s after school program

Have a gently (or not so gently) used guitar gathering dust in a closet or in the garage?  McClatchy’s after school enrichment program (ASSETS) has 20 students signed up for guitar class, but only a handful of guitars. We are

Music Library Helps Pocket Area Teachers and Students Play On

Unless you’re a music teacher at Sacramento City Unified School District, chances are you’ve never heard of the district’s Music Library – considered a “hidden gem” tucked away in Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School in South Land Park. Started in

Something to Bark About: Carmichael Library Helps Kids Learn Reading Through “Read to a Dog” Programs

Every Tuesday, about 25 children ranging in ages from five to 10 come to the Carmichael Library after school to work on their reading skills. They’re not reading to a librarian, or a tutor or a teacher. Instead, they’re reading

Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary students march for school’s namesake

Students at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary marched from campus and around the block across from campus in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory on his birthday, Jan. 15. The march was a “Freedom March” and held different meanings

Faces and Places: Camellia Waldorf Winter Faire

Imagine a school transformed into a magical winter wonderland with King Winter, gingerbread houses, holiday activities, festive live music, mulled cider and delicious hearty food! Camellia Waldorf School invited the public to attend its 24th annual Winter Faire on Saturday,

PTA is ‘Key Ingredient’ to Crocker/Riverside’s Success

With school districts facing major budget cuts, school PTAs are playing a more vital role than ever in helping schools keep or bring back programs that help enrich their students’ educational experience. Case in point – the PTA for Crocker/Riverside