George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
September 4, 2017 News
"The more you read, the more you'll know. The more you know, the more places you'll go." - Theodor Geisel (a.k.a Dr. Seuss)
September 4 - No School in Observance of Labor Day
September 6 - GWC Guild Meeting 6-7:30 p.m. in Room 203 see article
September 14 - Back-to-School Night 6-8 p.m.
September 16 - Great American River Parkway Cleanup
September 29 - Day of Courage 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Muriel Rukeyser writes in her poem "Elegy in Joy:"
Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings.
Not all things are blest, but the
seeds of all things are blest.
The blessing is in the seed.
begin as every year blessed. Perhaps our gathering today is a form of
blessing for our school year -- our 10th year! A decade old!
welcome our dear 9th graders. With some sentimentality and sense of
impending loss, we honor our 12th graders, the class of 2018! And we
relish the returning of our beloved 10th and 11th graders!
your teachers, we are well versed in the idea that we are planting
seeds. We hope that the ideas and the conversations and the experiences
and the learning that happens each school year are seeds for your
future self to harvest as nourishment and inspiration. It is no
accident that we have a garden here at Carver bursting with seeds and
seedlings and food to nourish us throughout the year.
week all the teacher and I went on a retreat in the forest, high
in the hills near Placerville. We talked and ate and folk danced and
stargazed into the Milky Way! We talked a lot about language and how we
speak to each other. We thought a lot about the protests this summer
where speaking to each other was violent and dangerous and unproductive.
hope and our goal is to work together to communicate clearly, to learn
to listen to each other, to learn to hear the truth of what each of us
is saying. Our intention is to work together as a community to create a
Safe Haven school, to develop our compassion and support of one
Every parent/guardian is automatically a member of the GWC Guild -- no forms, no fees! We will meet 6 p.m. THIS WEDNESDAY, September 6 in Room 203 to elect officers, adopt a budget and plan ways to celebrate Carver's 10th anniversary.
PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT SOUGHT!
Guild is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which supports public Waldorf
education at Carver. If you're interested in serving as President or
Vice President, please email email@example.com
or show up Wednesday!
Tenth grade Chemistry students practicing problem solving by skills
building Marshmallow Towers the first week of school! Photo: Melanie
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.
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.
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
Prospective Students and Families:
Register Online Here Today!
You are invited to join us for Sacramento State's Future Hornet Day 2017 on Saturday, October 14th from 1:00 to 4:00pm.
Future Hornet Day is designed especially for prospective undergraduates
and their families. You can tour the campus, meet with many of our
dedicated faculty and staff, and attend information sessions on
admissions, housing, financial aid, and more. Meet and mingle with some
of Sac State's finest throughout the day - students, staff, faculty,
alumni, and friends.
* Meet a representative from one of our 52 majors and get all of your questions answered!
* Learn more about Sac State's admissions process
* Participants will receive an early admission decision
* Take part in fun activities-food, games, photo booth
Enjoy guided tours of the campus, Housing, the WELL and the Upper
Eastside Lofts. See and hear first-hand about some of our dynamic
facilities and programs from current Sac State students. Register for one of these popular tours using the links provided in your event confirmation email - they fill up fast!
* . . . and much more!
sure to come by the check-in table in the Housing Quad when
you arrive and pick up your welcome packet, which includes special
Future Hornet discount coupons for use at campus merchants to help you
make the most of your Sac State visit.
Plan to stay and enjoy watching the Sac State Hornet Football Team play
in our Homecoming Game. Kick-off is at 6:00pm. Homecoming always
brings out the Sac State Hornet Spirit with lots of festivities, music,
food and fun for the whole family. Homecoming festivities begin
around 3:00pm and continue thru game time - featuring live music, a kid
zone, a parade led by Herky which includes the dance team and the marching band. For more information on all the Homecoming festivities, visit the Homecoming page.
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!