George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
March 27, 2017 News
"And Spring arose on the garden fair, Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere; And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast rose from the dreams of its wintry rest." ~Percy Bysshe Shelley
Important Dates  
March 27 - Carver co-ed basketball starts (see article)
March 30 - Spring Play 7 p.m.
March 31 - Spring Play 7 p.m.
April 1 - Spring Play 7 p.m.
April 5 - Carver Parent Guild meeting*
April 7 - Minimum Day, 12:55 p.m. dismissal
April 10 - Spring Break begins
April 17 - Back to school! 8:30 a.m.
April 28 - Jr/Sr Prom 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Delta King Hotel
May 1 - Teacher Appreciation Week (details to come)
May 3 - Carver Parent Guild meeting*
May 4 - OPEN HOUSE! 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
May 5 - AP Art portfolio due!
May 8 - Intersession Starts
May 9 - AP Calculus exam
May 29 - No School
*All parents/guardians are members of the Carver Parent Guild and welcome to attend monthly board meetings held at Panera on Zinfandel -- dates/times subject to change. Email gwcguild@gmail.com for more information.

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Carver Guild Seeks Volunteers to Fill Vice President & Treasurer Positions 
The Guild is a non-profit organization which supports Waldorf public education through community building activities and fundraising. All parents/guardians of Carver students are Guild members. Interested in the VP or Treasurer posts, or how you can get involved? Email gwcguild@gmail.com.
Intramural Basketball Starts March 27
After a fun and successful intramural volleyball season, Carver students are invited to to join spring BASKETBALL. The intramural team is co-ed and practices start on Monday, March 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be two weeks of practice before Spring Break. Games start after break. Please call the office or email the Coach Matthew Mossman matt.mossman@rocketmail.com to sign up to play.

Congrats Carver Volleyball Team! 
Carver beat first place American Legion High School for the season finale. Basketball starts Monday.
 
College Corner NEW!  
Juniors: If you haven't signed up for the ACT or SAT yet, now is the time! Dates of the ACT test are: are April 8, 2017 or June 10, 2017. Sign up at www.act.org. If you'd rather take the SAT, the dates are May 6, 2017, June 3 2017 or August 26, 2017. Sign up at www.collegeboard.org.

If you are not taking the ACT or SAT prep class, there are ways for you to prepare on your own. Visit Khan Academy at www.khanacademy.org to get some free online prep work for the SAT. For the ACT, go to www.act.org, sign up for the ACT question of the day and follow the links to online prep. You can also search at amazon.com for SAT and ACT prep books that contain sample questions and tests. See Mrs. Kinn with questions.
SAT & ACT Test Prep Classes for Juniors 
Register now for our FREE 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.
 
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.
Earn Community Service Hours! 
The American River Parkway Foundation spring clean up set for April 8. Register or check out other volunteer opportunities by emailing volunteer@arpf.org

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
Student Opportunities, Scholarships & More! 
NEW! California Musical Theatre's 2017 Season summer internships in cooperation with American River College is now accepting application. Gain practical backstage experience in a professional theatrical setting. More information at http://www.californiamusicaltheatre.com/academy/internship-program/

Sacramento State has their Summer Academies for High School Students with various courses. Scholarships are available. Registration opened March 1.
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.

Free firefighter career exposition 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Flyer
 
The Sacramento Teachers Association will be providing 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 http://help.sierracollege.edu/customer/portal/articles/2456780-enrolling-in-the-academic-enrichment-program-aep#step1 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

NEW! Mills College to host Be Bold, a special program designed to help rising high school juniors and sophomores navigate the college application process, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 20. The workshop will also provide valuable information for current high school seniors who are planning to transfer from a community college.
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.
Check out Carver Hub on YouTube.
From the Sacramento City Unified District 
Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training Summer Program 2017  
Every summer, BACWTT offers a number of professional development and renewal through the arts programs open to the greater Waldorf community and the public. For more information and to register, please visit www.bacwtt.org or email tiffany@bacwtt.org.
  • Drama at the Heart of Our Curriculum (June 19-23, 2017)
  • Puppetry in the Grades (June 23-25. 2017)
  • Waldorf Teacher Rejuvenation (June 26-30, 2017)
  • Living in Color: Exploring Color Space Through Veil Painting (June 28-30, 2017)
  • Early Childhood Waldorf Teacher Rejuvenation (June 26-30, 2017)
  • Living in Color: Developing Soul Capacities Through Art (July 1-2, 2017)
  • Teacher Training Taster (July 5-7, 2017)
  • Reshaping Our World Through Story (July 5-7, 2017)
  • Creating a Curative Classroom (July 8-9, 2017)
Music on a Mission Seeks Students 
Music on a Mission is a music lesson studio located in East Sacramento which donates 10% of the lesson cost back to homeless outreach in the city. Music on a Mission is currently accepting new students for music lessons. The more students, the more help we are able to provide! A free introductory lesson is offered to every prospective student.

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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