George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
April 24, 2017 News
"The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also." ~Harriet Ann Jacobs
Important Dates   
April 28 - Jr/Sr Prom 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Delta King Hotel
May 1 - Teacher Appreciation Week (sign up to help)
May 3 - Carver Parent Guild meeting*
May 4 - OPEN HOUSE! 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
May 5 - Minimum Day 12:55 p.m. dismissal
May 5 - AP Art portfolio due!
May 8 - Intersession Starts
May 9 - AP Calculus exam
May 29 - No School / Memorial Day
*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 for more information.

West Campus Cheer Tryouts Start Today
Please help us spread the word, West Campus Cheer Tryouts begin Monday April 24th, CLICK HERE FOR FLYER.  Should you have any questions or concerns please contact Coach Ashlee directly via reply to this email or phone at (916) 271-9421. 
We Need You!
Every Carver parent/guardian is a member of the Carver Guild and we need your help! The Guild has an immediate need for a vice president and treasurer as well as people who want to help friend raise and fund raise for the school by planning activities and building a stronger community. Join us! Find out more by emailing us at
Teacher Appreciation  
The Carver Guild is sponsoring Teacher Appreciation Week and providing something special each day for our dedicated teachers May 1st - May 5th. Each class has a specific participation day:
  • Tuesday, May 2nd is Breakfast served from 7:20 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  *Hosted by 9th grade
  • Wednesday, May 3rd is Grab n' Go snacks from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. *Hosted by 10th Grade
  • Thursday, May 4th is a Dessert Bar served from 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. *Hosted by 11th Grade
  • Friday, May 5th is a Fiesta Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. *Hosted by 12th grade
Sign up now at
Save the Date: Carver Open House
Join us for Open House 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 4th for a trip around the globe! Carver students have been working hard on their integrated projects which will be showcased at this family-friendly event. See you there!
Why Give to Carver? 
With the LCFF or "locally controlled funding formula" each year is budgeted with "gap funding." The state knows it isn't contributing enough to cover basic costs, hence the gap.

Giving to Carver shows your support of our diverse programs. As a public Waldorf school, we rely on donations to provide funding for all the "extras" for our students every day sucha as the high-quality art supplies students use every day in their classes. The gardening drama and music programs are "extra" and yet so vital to the very nature of the Carver program.  These classes require equipment and materials that are not covered by the State budget.  Within the academic classes we purchase additional books, novels and equipment to enhance all students' learning every day.

Please considering make a donation to Carver on this Big Day of Giving. DONATE NOW
Carver Makes the Honor Roll 
George Washington Carver School of Arts & Science is one of 11 schools which has been named an Honor Roll school for the 2016 California Honor Roll presented by Educational Results Partnership and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence. The 2016 Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle, and high schools that demonstrate consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps. For high schools, Honor Roll recognition includes high college readiness in students. Way to go Carver!
Carver Co-Ed Intramural Basketball Schedule
Come out and cheer for the team!

4/24 @HPHS
4/26 @ SES vs New Tech
4/28 No game
5/1 @ Carver vs SES
5/3 No game
5/5 @ HPHS vs Legion
5/8 @ Carver vs the Met
5/10 @ Carver vs New Tech
5/12 No game
5/15 @ Carver vs HPHS
5/17 @ Carver vs Legion
5/19 No game
5/22 No game
5/24 @ HPHS vs the Met
5/26 @ SES

5/31 Playoffs
6/2 Playoffs
6/5 Championships

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
Register Now for Summer Matters at SCUSD
Summer Matters at SCUSD begins their online registration today for its four programs running June 26th - August 3rd: Summer Quest (incoming 1-6 grades), Summer of Service (incoming 7-12 grades), Summer Ambassador Program (current 9-11 grades) and Summer at City Hall (current 9-10 grades). 

Parents and students can access information and applications by attending one of the Summer Matters Information/Registration Nights on March 21, March 30, April 5, April 17 or April 21 at the Serna Center (5735 47th Ave.) anytime between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. or simply registering online at

Rancho Cordova Council Member Dan Skoglund Passes Away
Dan Skoglund
The City of Rancho Cordova has announced the passing of Council Member Dan Skoglund. Dan passed away the morning of April 20, 2017 due to complications from a recent surgery.

Dan was appointed to fill a vacancy on the City Council in 2004 to finish out the term of the late Mayor Dave Roberts who passed away during his term in office. Dan was elected to a full term in 2006, 2010 and 2014 and served as Vice Mayor in 2008 and 2013 and Mayor in 2009 and 2014.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and colleague Dan Skoglund," said Rancho Cordova Mayor Donald Terry. "Dan had a heart for the Rancho Cordova community and as a colleague, he was always a strong advocate for what was best for our residents and the City."

Dan represented the City on the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, Sacramento Area Sewer District, Sacramento Metropolitan Cable Television Commission, and South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan Elected Advisory Board.

Dan lived in Rancho Cordova since 1975. He was a member and Vice Chair of the City's first Planning Commission. He served as a president for many organizations, including the Rancho Cordova Rotary Club, the Cordova Community Council, the Active 20/30 Club, and the Sacramento Chapter of the Professional Moving Association. 

Dan was a Relocation Consultant for California Moving Systems for 35 years. He was a graduate of Sacramento High School and attended Sacramento City College.

"Dan was a gentle and kind-hearted individual," said Rancho Cordova City Manager Cyrus Abhar. "He was instrumental in planning the future of Rancho Cordova and was known as a passionate supporter of youth programs and activities."

Dan was a family man and is survived by his mother, Gerry; wife, Pamela; son John Skoglund, daughter-in-law Lindsey Feeley Skoglund, and grandson Benjamin; and son Jeffrey Skoglund.
College Corner
Juniors: If you haven't signed up for the ACT or SAT yet, now is the time! The ACT test is June 10, 2017. Sign up at If you'd rather take the SAT, the dates are May 6, 2017, June 3 2017 or August 26, 2017. Sign up at

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 to get some free online prep work for the SAT. For the ACT, go to, sign up for the ACT question of the day and follow the links to online prep. You can also search at 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 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.
Student Opportunities, Scholarships & More! 
 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

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