November 1, 2010
Here is what’s going on in the Elk Grove Unified School District during the week of November 1-6:
November 2: Valley High School and Samuel Jackman Middle School GEAR UP students will visit Charles Mack Elementary School for the “GEAR UP STEP UP” project from 8:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. The project’s goal is to increase 6th grade students’ excitement about high school and awareness of college and post-secondary opportunities. The program’s goal is to develop a sense in elementary students that “I can go to college.”
November 3: Parents of students at Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School are invited to attend the next session of Parent University from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This month’s topic is “Enrichment and Physical Education.”
November 4: Elk Grove High School will host the Northern California Link Crew Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The conference will help link crew leaders sharpen their skills as advocates for freshmen on their respective campuses. Approximately 400 students from Elk Grove Unified, Sac City Unified, Bear Creek and Modesto will attend the conference.
November 4: Students at Franklin High School will raise money for the Foundation for Children with Cancer as they participate in “Hats on for Cancer” Day. Students will donate money to contribute to cancer research and in turn will be able to wear their hats on all day long – including in classrooms. Students who donate will also receive a sticker.
November 4: Elk Grove Elementary School will receive $10,000 in school supplies from Avery Dennison during a presentation at 9 a.m. Elk Grove Elementary was one of fifteen schools from across the country to gain enough online votes to win the $10,000 grand prize from Avery Dennison.
November 4-6: Franklin High School’s Theater Company will present “Is He Dead?” – a play by Mark Twain and adapted by David Ives – that focuses on a fictional version of the great French painter Jean-Francois Millet as an impoverished artist in Barbizon, France. With the help of his colleagues, Millet stages his death in order to increase the value of his paintings. All shows start at 7 p.m., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on November 6. Tickets are $10 for general admission and Saturday matinees are $7.
November 4-6: Pleasant Grove High School’s theater students will present “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” at 7 p.m. on all nights. The play follows the story of Randle P. McMurphy, a convict posing as a patient in a mental institution in order to avoid worker’s prison. McMurphy becomes an accidental hero in his efforts to bring sanity to a mental ward run by the iron-fisted Nurse Ratched. Tickets are $9 for general admission and $8 for students with an ASB sticker.
November 4-6: Theatre students at Sheldon High School will present “The Arabian Nights” as their fall production. The play reanimates the ancient myths of the legend of over 1,001 nights. To save her life, a beautiful bride must spin hypnotic tales of genies, jesters, thieves and kings – winning her freedom by eventually winning her husband’s heart. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for general admission.November 5: Barbara Comstock Morse Elementary School will hold their annual Rhythms of the World event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the multipurpose room. The multicultural event invites visitors to learn about the seven continents through artifacts, live entertainment, food and fun.