George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
February 13, 2017 News
"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Important Dates  

Feb. 13 ~ No School in observance of Lincoln's Birthday
Feb. 15 ~ Guest Pass deadline for Winter Semi Formal
Feb. 16 ~ Carver Charter Renewal @ SCUSD board meeting
Feb. 17 ~ Winter Semi Formal
Feb. 20 ~ No School in observance of President's Day
Feb. 24 ~ All-school Field Trip to Sacramento State

Phoenix Carver band entertained the audience of 100+ at the Senior Center Valentine Volunteer Luncheon with all original music.
SAT & ACT Test Prep Classes for Juniors 
Register now for our FREE 8 session test prep classes on Thursdays after school.
Scholars Tutoring Center is working with our College Advisor, Mrs. Kinn to get Carver students ready for college.
 
ACT Prep (for April 8 test):
Thursdays 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6; all 2:30-4:30 pm
Includes instruction on ACT Test sections English/Math/Reading/Science/Essay
 
SAT Prep (for June 3 test):
Thursdays 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25; all 2:30-4:30 pm
Includes instruction on SAT Test sections Reading/Writing-Language/Math/Essay
 
When you register in the office with Mrs. Agnos, you will pay $20 for the Princeton Review Cracking the SAT 2017 Edition
 
Students are responsible for bringing pencils and a test agency-approved calculator.
Carver Charter Renewal 
As a dependent charter high school in the Sacramento City Unified School District, Carver is responsible for submitting a Charter Renewal Petition every five years. Last week, Dr. Alessandri submitted the charter on behalf of the school. In the next month, the district charter review team will review the charter, visit the school (1/31), and request clarifications, more data or other items to complete the review.
 
The charter will be presented to the SCUSD Board of Education on Thursday, February 16 in the evening. Our faculty, students and Parent Guild members will give a brief presentation. We hope you can join us at the Serna Center to support Carver's charter renewal. The presentation will be sometime after 6:30pm. We will now more specifics as we approach the meeting date.
West Campus Spring Sports Info 
Carver students can participate in athletic programs at West Campus High School. Please contact coaches directly for more information.
  
Baseball
Contact: Gilbert Carmona - carmonagilbert@comcast.net
 
Softball
Contact:  Wayne Kubo - kubzero@aol.com
 
Swimming
Contact:  Jonathan Hutton - jphutton777@gmail.com
 
Tennis
Contact:  Joe Morales - joensac@yahoo.com
 
Track and Field
Contact:  Mike Lawrence - lmichael956@aol.com
 
 
Physicals
Sockolov
1 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, 95825
 
Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed for Lunch 11:50 a.m. to 1:05 p.m.
On Stage: Spring Play Prep Under Way! 
A message from Madame Fain:
The Drama Department is about to start rehearsals for Theophilus North, our Spring Play. It is set on the east coast in 1926. As we start to pull together costumes and props for this production please consider what you have been holding on to that may be more useful on the stage. If you have Grandma and Grandpa's things in storage, perhaps we can take them off your hands and give them a new home and purpose. The list of things we can use includes but is not limited to:
  • Women's skirts, blouses, dresses, jackets, suits, hats, shoes, jewelry, handkerchiefs, slips, and gloves.
  • Men's shoes, suits, hats, handkerchiefs, overcoats, suspenders, tie tacks and bars, cufflinks, straight and bow ties, vests and cumberbunds.
  • Props: manual typewriter, interesting items to dress a set (what sits on the mantle or bookshelf?) Tea service, small furniture (side tables, wooden chairs, plant stands, etc)  If you aren't sure text me a picture and I will let you know if we can use it.  (916) 710-1347
  • We can also use tools of all sorts and clean lumber left over from your home projects.
Nothing to donate but you'd still like to help? I would love to have some folks who would bake goodies to sell at intermission. If this sounds more your speed, send me an e-mail and I will send you a request the week before we open. *Theophilus North will be playing March 30th, 31st & April 1st, *
All-School Field Trip Update 
With a generous grant from the City of Rancho Cordova, we are able to charter busses to take the whole school to Sacramento State University to see the Sacramento/Black Art of Dance in honor of Black History month.
 
If your student will meet us at the theater and NOT take the bus-please email us a note indicating your permission to meet us at the theater at 9:15 a.m. (It is important that we get an accurate head count of students taking the bus) If you have not already done so, please return the permission slip to the office ASAP! download permission slip here 
 
The Dance production begins at 9:30 a.m. and runs 2 ½ hours.

We will have lunch. Students can bring a lunch or purchase a lunch at the food court. Students can order a bag lunch through the cafeteria. Please email Mrs. Agnos Claudia-Agnos@scusd.edu with your student's name. We will bring the bag lunches with us and distribute after the performance.

After lunch, we will take a college campus tour until 2 p.m. The busses will return to campus by 3:15 p.m. for the regular 3:20 p.m. dismissal. 
Carver Co-Ed Volleyball Game Schedule 
Come out to support our team! Games start at 4:15 p.m.
 
Wednesday 2/15 Carver plays American Legion at Health Professions
Wednesday 2/22 Carver plays Health Professions at Home
Monday 2/27 Carver plays Engineering and Science at Home
Wednesday 3/1 Carver plays The Met at Health Professions
Wednesday 3/8 Carver plays American Legion at Home
Monday 3/13 Carver plays Health Professions at Home
Wednesday 3/15 Carver plays Engineering and Science at SES
 
Playoffs start 3/20
Championship is 3/22
Student Opportunities, Scholarships & More! 
 
College: Make it HappenSpace is limited. You must register online if you plan to attend! Registration will close when the event is full. Event information, including parking instructions, will be emailed the week of March 13. On event day, check-in will be from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. The program will conclude at 1:00 p.m.
Physicians for Social Responsibility-Sacramento Chapter's High School Scholarship Essay Contest deadline is March 11. The prompt for this year's contest is a quotation from President Franlkin Delano Roosevelt which, although spoken over half a century ago, is a very timely one: "Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely." More information
 
The Folsom Lake College/Rancho Cordova College PromiseAn innovative grant program launched by Folsom Lake College, the Folsom Lake College Foundation, and the City of Rancho Cordova. Rancho Cordova residents who graduate from high school during the 2016-17 academic year will be able to attend their first year of Folsom Lake College fee-free (up to 12 units/semester), starting with the Fall 2017 semester. Deadline to apply is March 31.
 
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offer highly motivated, intellectually curious students the opportunity to investigate topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Students engage in small classes taught by instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. In this setting, students hone their academic skills and form new friendships with intellectual peers.
February Conference: The Rhythm of Inspiration, February 19-21
Western Waldorf Educators' Conference at Rudolf Steiner College
Join us as we explore numerous facets of rhythm, engage their inner and outer aspects, and activate new approaches to awaken and renew their influences in the classroom.

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How You Can Support Carver
Parent involvement is the key to our success at Carver! Consider sharing your talents and time, download and fill out a volunteer form at and drop it off at the front office or email it to gwcguild@gmail.com. Volunteer Forms

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The Carver High School library is operated solely by volunteers. It is currently open EVERY DAY AT LUNCH! Library coordinator Debbie Kira is available to provide training on Fridays. She can be reached by email at regans3@live.com or call/text at (916) 813-2718. Student Library Book Wish List
Dr. Allegra Alessandri, Principal | Email Me |  916-395-5266
 
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