George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
August 15, 2016 News
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." ~Nelson Mandela
August 23 ~ Registration Drop-In Hours 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
August 24 ~ Registration Drop-In Hours 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
August 25 ~ Registration Drop-In Hours 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sept. 1 ~ FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 8:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Sept. 5 ~ No School in observance of Labor Day
Sept. 15 ~ Back to School Night 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Nov. 4 ~ Minimum Day 12:55 p.m. dismissal
Urgent Need: Parent Guild Seeks Treasurer
The George Washington Carver Parent Guild has elected new officers,
but is still in need of a treasurer to serve on the board for the
2016-17 fiscal year - training and support provided!
All parents/guardians of Carver students are members of the GWC Parent
Guild. The guild supports school programs through fundraising and more.
For more information about the Guild, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Message from the Principal: What's New at Carver?
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I cannot believe I am
writing these words. In September 2008 I moved my family from our home
in San Francisco to begin this new job of opening the first public
Waldorf high school in the country. This year marks the beginning of my
10th year in SCUSD following a dream -- a dream most of my colleagues
thought was impossible.
And yet, here we are adding programs and faculty every
year for 9 school years! I am so very proud of our work building
Carver. This is the work of parents who willed the school to open at
every SCUSD Board meeting for six years. It is the work of a
dedicated and hardworking faculty and staff who have been growing
and developing since the very beginning. It is the joy and
learning of students and families for the past eight years!
we open our 9th school year, I want to acknowledge our great
hiatus last spring. As I agreed to support A.M. Winn Public
Waldorf K-8 Waldorf school as an interim position as Winn grew
and hired a new principal, Mr. Preston, our Spanish teacher stepped
up to serve as assistant principal, as I led both schools. With
gratitude and relief, I return full time to Carver as principal.
fall we are grateful for Sr. Preston's service as he reenters the
Spanish classroom. He will be joined by Sra. Celia Rothenberg, who is
taking two sections Spanish 1.
Mr. Andrew Llorente in the Social Sciences. He will be
teaching 12th grade Economics and Government and 10th Grade
World History. Part of Mr. Llorente's job is filling in for Ms.
Stephanie Cook who is taking a partial sabbatical and teaching
only part time in 9th grade geography.
addition to our new teachers, there is a new schedule based on the
negotiations between our teachers' union SCTA and the school
Please attend one of our mandatory back to school registration times for walk-in registration,
and to purchase school supplies, and to donate to our Parent Guild
which supports our school programs and student activities.
We look forward to a joyful and successful school year.
Allegra Alessandri, Principal
Sports at Carver
If you are interested in playing sports, our school
district has arranged for Carver athletes to play at West Campus high
school. Carver has a close relationship with West Campus and encourages
all interested athletes to try out for their teams.
For more information, contact West Campus Athletic Director at Mary Lucca at email@example.com or (916) 277-6400. Visit http://westcampus.scusd.edu/athletics
to download the 2016-17 Athletics Packet.
Carver Students Tour Italy & Greece
About two dozen Carver students, teachers, staff and parent
chaperones participated in a 15-day tour of Italy and Greece this summer
led by art teacher Mr. Roberto. Stops included Athens, the Greek Isles,
Pompeii, Sorrento, Rome, Florence, Venice, Assisi and more! Check out
these fun snapshots courtesy Ms. Mitchell, who helped chaperone.
Carver- Chengdu, China Partnership Continues
Since 2013, Carver High School has forged a strong partnership with the
Chengdu Waldorf High School during which Dr. Alessandri spent summers
and two weeks each school year helping train Waldorf high school
In 2014, Chengdu Waldorf School opened its high
school, creating the first kindergarten to high school program in China.
In addition to opening the high school, several students from Chengdu
Waldorf School have come to Sacramento Waldorf school for high
school. This fall, we will host a Chengdu Waldorf student in our
summer Dr. Alessandri traveled again to Chengdu and presented a talk
about "Parenting the Healthy Teenager." During a visit with
Principal Li Zewu, the educators discussed partnering with Chengdu
Waldorf High School to develop an exchange visit program for a
three-week to three-month period over the summer. Please contact
the office if you are interested in hosting a Chengdu Waldorf High
School student and/or sending your student to China.
Alessandri says of her time in Chengdu: "I love the people and the
culture. The people are so warm and welcoming. I learn so much every
time I visit."
Carver Student Kudos!
George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
student Alyssa Gnos won $450 in the Caring for Our Watersheds proposal
writing contest co-sponsored by the Center for Land-Based Learning and
Agrium, an agriculture products supplier. Gnos also won a matching
amount for her class at Carver.
More than 400 students sent in proposals for review. Proposals from the
top 10 finalists were presented to a panel of community judges. Gnos is
the only finalist from an SCUSD school. She is now eligible for
approximately $1,000 in funds to implement her project.
Gnos's proposal is to creatively raise awareness that storm drains
deliver water and pollutants directly back to waterways. Her plan is to
install inlet filters in neighborhood storm drains to reduce current
oil and sediment delivery and use colorful imagery around each drain to
educate about storm water runoff. Source: Sacramento City Unified School District Facebook Page
the summer break, former and current Carver students and teachers
demonstrated their support for mandated Ethnic Studies classes across
the state at the California Department of Education.
Sacramento County DA Youth Academy
Cordova Police Department encourages area high school students to apply
for this year's Youth Academy. Students will learn about the criminal
justice system and engage in open communication between law
enforcement and themselves concerning issues that affect youth today -
including race as a factor in the criminal justice system, use of
force, gun violence, gangs, dating violence, human trafficking,
marijuana, crime scene investigation and evidence, and distracted
driving. A career fair will be held at graduation.
program is open to current Sacramento County high school students
(incoming 10th through 12th graders). Eligible students can apply for
either the South, North, or East Area academy. They must submit a
completed application, which can be downloaded at www.sacda.org. The deadline to apply is September 16, 2016. For questions, please email YouthPrograms@sacda.org. For questions, please email YouthPrograms@sacda.org.