George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
August 28, 2017 News
|"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin|
- Carver Parent Guild Meeting @ 6 p.m. on campusAugust 31
- First day of school! (download 2017-18 calendar)
September 4 - No School in Observance of Labor Day
September 14 - Back-to-School Night 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
All Parents Invited to Carver Guild Meeting!
The GWC Guild is scheduled to
meet 6 p.m. THIS WEDNESDAY, August 30 on campus to plan activities to
celebrate Carver's 10th anniversary during the 2017-18 school year. All
parents/guardians of Carver students are members of the GWC Guild --
we'd love to see you there. Download Parent Volunteer Form
to Carver's tenth year! We are eagerly preparing for a new
school year and planning our 10th Anniversary. Our faculty held a
retreat together in the hills near Placerville. We celebrated our decade
together and deepening our work as Waldorf teachers.
|Carver teacher retreat at White Feather Ranch.|
There have been some changes to our faculty over the summer and we are eager to introduce you to our new teachers.
|(Clockwise) Ghiorso, Llorente and Rodriguez.|
Ms. Stephanie Cook will be co-teaching with Mr. Andrew Llorente in
Social Science. They will teach 9th grade Geography and 12th grade
Economics and Government. Mr. Llorente will cover for Ms. Cook when she
takes maternity leave from mid-October to Mid-March to welcome twin
welcome Ms. Diane Rodriguez to our Resource Program. She joins Ms.
Maria Smith in room 203 in the Special Education program. Ms.
Rodriguez worked for us at Carver in the spring of 2016 as a long
term substitute in the Spanish classes. She worked last year in the
RSP program at Hiram Johnson High School. We welcome her rejoining the
Embrey resigned from the English Department due to her health
concerns. We are happy to introduce Ms. Beth Ghiorso (gar-so) to our
faculty in the English Department. Ms. Ghiorso comes to us with 25
years of teaching experience, most recently at the Sacramento Waldorf
High School. Ms. Ghiorso has served as Librarian. She also specializes
in contemporary US literature and working with a diverse learners.
|Bell Schedule & First Week of School
School hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Thursdays are an early release day for all schools in SCUSD. Carver runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. on Thursdays. The first day of school and Orientation begin on Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. on August 31. School will begin with an all-school assembly welcoming teachers and students to school. There will be activities on Thursday
and Friday led by teachers, student council and various classes to
welcome everyone back to school and introduce Carver and our community
to new students.
Carver Earns Linked Learning Silver Pathway Certification
The Linked Learning Alliance has announced that George Washington Carver School of Arts & Science Social is
now certified as a Linked Learning Silver Pathway in Social and Environmental Justice Pathway.
"These themes weave through all course work, projects and career exploration at Carver," Principal Allegra Alessandri said.Linked Learning Silver represents
a step on the journey toward offering more rigorous, engaging and
supportive experiences so all students may succeed in college, career
Student Opportunities & More
Carver is offering a free SAT prep class on Saturdays for juniors and seniors! Please contact Astrid Kinn to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Classes are held 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Great way to earn Community Service hours!
Attorney Anne Marie Schubert invites Sacramento County high school
students to apply for the 3rd Annual Youth Academy, which is now
accepting applications. Students will learn about the criminal justice
system and engage in open communication between law enforcement and
themselves concerning issues that affect youth today - including race as
a factor in the criminal justice system, use of force, gun violence,
gangs, dating violence, human trafficking, marijuana, crime scene
investigation and evidence, and distracted driving. A career fair will
be held at graduation. The program is open to current Sacramento County
high school students. Eligible students can apply for either the
South, North, East or Elk Grove/Galt area academy. They must submit a
completed application, which can be downloaded at www.sacda.org
. The deadline to apply is September 8, 2017.
Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis. For questions, please email YouthPrograms@sacda.org
Center's Youth Advisory Council was established in 2016 with the
purpose of making a difference in communities throughout California by
using peer influence to outreach directly to the world's youth and
preparing young adults to lead by example for future generations. We
meet once per month, either in person or by Skype. Students participate
from all over California making a difference while developing business
skills to advance their futures. Entry deadline is September 22, 2017 for all California Students! 2017-18 Application
How You Can Support Carver
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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 such as the
high-quality art supplies students use every day in their classes.
Your donations have helped pay for a music program, the mobile kitchen
and chalkboards. Our next goal is shaded outdoor seating!