George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
March 13, 2017 News
"Peace on your hand and health to all who shake it." ~Gaelic Blessing
Important Dates  

March 13 ~ Caver Volleyball plays Health Professions @ HOME 4:15 p.m.
March 14 ~ Carver Visit Day 8:30 a.m. Call office to RSVP.
March 15 ~ Carver Volleyball plays Engineering and Science @ SES 4:15 p.m.
March 17 ~ Minimum Day 12:55 p.m. dismissal

*All parents/guardians are members of the Carver Parent Guild and welcome to attend monthly board meetings held at Panera on Sunrise -- dates/times subject to change. Email for more information.

Carly Gretler is a graduate of Carver and USC.
My Job at the Oscars
Carver graduate Carly Gretler currently works at ABC7 in the programming department as a production assistant in Los Angeles. Carly helps produce two 30-minute weekly magazine shows, "Eye on L.A." and " Vista L.A." The department she works in also produces special event shows such as the Oscars pre-show "On the Red Carpet" and the post-show (the network produces the award ceremony.)

Carly's job at the Oscars was to make sure all our various positions had all the equipment, food and water they needed. "We had a position on the balcony, a position on the bridge and on the carpet itself,"said Carly. "I was also in charge of making sure the talent was in hair and make-up on time and that those who needed to were all in Tuxedos (if you are on the carpet you have to look formal, hence the tuxes)." Carly also served as a stand in for the talent. "Meaning, I would pretend to be the talent so that the cameras could practice and everyone back in the production trailer could practice their transitions as well."

Even though the show was on a Sunday, Carly and crew were there on Hollywood Boulevard prepping starting Friday. "It is the largest production I have ever been on," said Carly. "It was truly an amazing experience and seeing all the celebrities in person didn't hurt."
From the Sacramento City Unified District 
  • The last of seven townhalls will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 at American Legion High School. To follow the superintendent search process and submit your comments via the search survey, visit The survey is available in multiple languages.
  • Read up the Sacramento City Unified School District's parent involvement policy. Click Here 
  • Check out the proposed "Wellness Policy for the 21st Century" Click Here
  • The 2017-18 school calendar has been approved. Download Calendar
Earn Community Service Hours! 
Student volunteers needed to work Carver information table at Rancho Cordova iFest 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. Contact Dr. Alessandri to volunteer and earn community service hours. More Info on Festival

The American River Parkway Foundation spring clean up set for April 8. Register or check out other volunteer opportunities by emailing
Student Opportunities, Scholarships & More! 
Sacramento State has their Summer Academies for High School Students with various courses. Scholarships are available. Registration opened March 1.
Applications for the annual Global Youth Advisory Council are now open! This year, the Council will be made up of 20 amazing young people from the ages of 16 to 24, ready to organize their peers by facilitating a Global Youth Rep chapter on their campus or community. The deadline is March 15.

Facing History and Ourselves invites 7th-12th grade students to enter their national contest with essays "...reflecting on who or what has influenced how they think about their roles and responsibilities as engaged members of their communities." Submission Deadline: March 15.  
Free firefighter career exposition 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Flyer

In commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, California State legislators Senator Scott Wilk and Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian invite 9th-12th grade students to submit an essay and/or visual arts piece in a scholarship contest. Submission Deadline: March 24. Click here for information on submission themes and guidelines.
The Sacramento Teachers Association will be providing the following scholarships to deserving graduating seniors.The deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 31. Download Scholarship Requirements & Application Guidelines 
BloodSource Scholarship Applications are due March 31 and ALL requirements listed below must be turned in to be eligible. Student applicants must be graduating seniors who have served on the blood drive committee at your campus. Essay, high school transcript, two letters of recommendation, and completed application required.
The City of Sacramento's Neighborhood Services Division invites students to its Annual Youth Job & Resource Fair, for ages 16-24. There will be summer employment,volunteer and training program information and resources available. The Youth Job and Resource Fair will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at City Hall Plaza (915 I Street, between 9th and 10th Street). If it rains, the date will be rescheduled to Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Youth Job & Resource Fair is free for everyone, but registration requested. Register Now
The ExxonMobil Bernard Scholarship which is below, is designed for African-American and Hispanic graduating seniors (deadline is April 10). For students to apply,

Sierra College's Academic Enrichment Program allows 11th and 12th grade students to earn college credits towards an Associates and/or Bachelor's Degree. In some cases students may be able to earn high school credit. To learn more about Academic Enrichment Program, please visit To enroll in the program, complete the Academic Enrichment Compliance Form and return it to the Sierra College Admissions and Records office no later than April 15. Download Form 
Tales from Carver Creative Writers
An 82-page book of poetry and prose by the Creative Writing Club at George Washington Carver High School. It is our first publication. Features writing by Sydney Smith, Felice De Danann, Allen Hamming, Sorina Munteanu, Nadia Garcia, Colin Regan, Grace Fernandez, and Scott Stine.

Purchase online at Lulu.Com for $20.
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.
Check out Carver Hub on YouTube.
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 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 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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