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
Important Dates 
August 30 - Carver Parent Guild Meeting @ 6 p.m. on campus
August 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
Principal's Note
Welcome 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 girls!

We 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 Carver team. 
Ms. 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 and life.
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 Classes are held 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Great way to earn Community Service hours!
District 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 The deadline to apply is September 8, 2017.  Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis. For questions, please email
Safety 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!
Dr. Allegra Alessandri, Principal | Email Me |  916-395-5266
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