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.
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
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
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
students can participate in athletic programs at West Campus High
School. Please contact coaches directly for more information.
Track and Field
1 Scripps Drive
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.
shoes, suits, hats, handkerchiefs, overcoats, suspenders, tie tacks
and bars, cufflinks, straight and bow ties, vests and cumberbunds.
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
& April 1st, *
All-School Field Trip Update
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
If your student will meet us at the theater and NOT take the bus
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
February Conference: The Rhythm of Inspiration, February 19-21
Western Waldorf Educators' Conference at Rudolf Steiner College
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.
Check out Carver Hub on You Tube HERE
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
or call/text at (916) 813-2718. Student Library Book Wish List