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Student producer Evan Navarro from Inderkum High School produced the video "Life of an IB Student." He says: "I wanted to spread awareness about the IB program and what's it's about. My video also shows the skills students learn from being in the IB program and how they use it in their everyday lives to build their sense of character as a person. I want people to know about the rigors and challenges students face in the program and how they strive to overcome it."
Winners and participants are recognized at SECC's SEVA Award Night each spring and winning videos are shown on cable and online. For 30 years, SECC has worked with students and teachers exploring the value of video production. The SEVA contest is open to all Sacramento county and regional students K-20 and celebrates the talents and visions of student video producers.
Student producers Melissa Peterson, Evelina Sereda, Erica Vakulich, and Kelly Martinez from Oak Hill Elementary School produced the video "Substitute, Don't Pollute." They say: "This is a stop motion production about stopping air pollution."
Once the families and children checked in with Robla administrators, they were then able to get a new haircut, collect a new backpack, and pick out gently used clothing items and/or shoes. Smile keepers were there with their 30 foot RV to provide a dental screening, fluoride treatment and tooth brush for our children. The health education council provided healthy food and snack demonstrations, Paul Mitchell School provided 20 hair stylist students to provide over 80 haircuts and the Food bank provided fresh produce for our “Farmer’s Market”. In addition, local agencies were there to share resources and information to the families, these included: Terkensha, North Area Mental Health, My Sister House, Legal Immigration information, Teachers for Healthy Kids, Mil Mijeres Legal Services, and the United Way and Sacramento Food Bank.
During a June 21 media briefing from the Newseum in Washington, representatives from NASA, other federal agencies, and science organizations discussed the opportunity for scientific study offered by the total solar eclipse that will cross the U.S. on August 21. Over the course of 100 minutes, 14 states across the United States will experience more than two minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. Additionally, a partial eclipse will be viewable across all of North America. The eclipse will provide a unique opportunity to study the sun, Earth, moon and their interaction because of the eclipse’s long path over land coast to coast. Scientists will be able to take ground-based and airborne observations over a period of an hour and a half to complement the wealth of data and images provided by space assets.
On Jan. 27, a public ceremony was held at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to mark the official opening of an Apollo 1 tribute at the Apollo/Saturn V Center located in the visitor complex. Jan. 27 was the 50-year anniversary of the accidental fire that occurred inside the Apollo 1 spacecraft on the launch pad at Cape Kennedy – tragically claiming the lives of astronauts Virgil Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee. The investigation of the accident led to major design and safety improvements of the Apollo spacecraft for the coming journeys to the moon.
NASA held a news conference April 4, at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, to preview the beginning of Cassini's final mission segment, known as the Grand Finale, which begins in late April. The briefing was shown live on NASA Television and on the agency’s website.
Folsom Cordova’s annual Family Engagement Summer Academy took place at White Rock Elementary School earlier this year. What years ago started as a summer meal program for kids turned into a full summer learning camp where kids can stay active and continue learning in the summer.
There were 65 students in the academy, ranging from grades 1-6. After sixth grade, many come back the next year as volunteers called ‘CIT’s’ (or Counselors in Training) which help in the classrooms and interact with the children.
This year’s theme was ‘Makers Space,’ which included coding, robotics and technology. Kids in the academy rotated between classrooms featuring different hands-on, DIY activities such as making their own games, as well as classes in art and yoga. The children loved showing off their work to their caring adults, teachers and the CIT’s.
-Video and story by Sydni Fagan, FCUSD Communication Internship Program
The students at Riverview STEM Academy in Rancho Cordova show their creations, trophies, and explain what the program means to them. Teacher Valerie Lanich explains how these kids went from new students to award winners.
Sutter Middle School celebrated International Day of Happiness on Wednesday March 20, 2019 by having motivational speaker Kevin Bracy of REACH One Alliance to speak to students about the power of positivity in life and to promote a positive school climate at school assemblies.
Madeleine Albright discussed her memoir, Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948, with Ambassador Nicholas Burns, professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
"Creating Awareness for ALS by Alaina Bazo Maggie Zhang from Oak Hill Elementary School.
Student DV features student work entered in the annual SEVA (Student Educational Video Awards) contest. Open to all Sacramento County K-20 students, the SEVAs provide a variety of categories to express an educational message — PSA, school news/events, documentary, instructional and creative expression."
Check out one school's alternative to trick or treating in Trunk or Treat by Ella Crow, Delia Lopez, and Adrianna Carter from Oak Hill Elementary School. SEVA TV features student work entered in the annual SEVA (Student Educational Video Awards) contest. Open to all Sacramento County K-20 students, the SEVAs provide a variety of categories to express an educational message — PSA, school news/events, documentary, instructional and creative expression.
Del Campo High School has a new mural adorning its walls. The new mural is a result of a collaboration project started by Students with a Voice (SWAV), a club focused on improving the campus, in an effort to increase club connectivity on campus. The mural was painted on April 27 and contains a single word that best represents each club on campus.
In an effort to ensure a high level of literacy skills for all students, the district has implemented an early literacy initiative in several elementary and K-8 schools. The early literacy initiative's goal is to increase the percent of students reading at/above grade level.
In late April, teachers, students and families gathered at the Sunrise Community Church for the 2019 AVID senior celebration. The senior celebration is put on annually to recognize graduates' efforts and hard work put in throughout their high school careers.
On Sac City Unified campuses, the Chief Information Officer says multimedia and communications programs help students build citizenship skills and self-confidence. Learn more about SECC board member Elliot Lopez. @officialSCUSD#secctv