October 26, 2012
What’s Happening in EGUSD - Week of October 29, 2012
Important Dates to Remember
- October: Character Education Month and California School Bus Safety Month
- October 23-31: Red Ribbon Week
Upcoming School Events
Mock elections at EGUSD schools
Their votes might not contribute to the outcome of this year’s election, but the next generation of voters will cast their ballots for candidates and propositions in mock elections at schools throughout Elk Grove Unified. Here’s a brief rundown of what several schools have planned:
John Ehrhardt Elementary School
Third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students at John Ehrhardt Elementary School will cast their votes for President during the week of October 29 during their computer lab time. Each student who votes will receive a sticker that says “I voted.”
Katherine L. Albiani Middle School
Katherine L. Albiani Middle School students will participate in “My Vote,” the California student mock election, on Tuesday, October 30 in their social science classes. Prior to voting day, students had to register to vote. Students will have the opportunity to vote for President of the United States and Propositions 30 and 34. Students will also learn about the function of the Electoral College and difference between popular results and Electoral College results. Each class will be assigned a state and given Electoral College votes that are given to that state. At the end of the day, all votes statewide will be tabulated. The final outcome of the statewide election will be reported on Wednesday, October 31.
Harriet Eddy Middle School
Students at Harriet Eddy Middle School will participate in a mock election on Tuesday, October 30. For Eddy’s mock election, students will vote between the two candidates for President of the United States based on where they stand on certain topics instead of by name. Students will pick either Candidate A or B. After the mock election, the identities of each candidate will be revealed along with the election results.
Toby Johnson Middle School
Toby Johnson Middle School students will cast their votes for the Presidential candidates on Tuesday, October 30 during lunches at 11:07 a.m. and 12:40 p.m.
Joseph Kerr Middle School
Kerr’s mock election will take place all day long on Tuesday, October 30 in the library. Students will visit the library to vote during their social science classes. They will cast their ballots for President of the United States, Propositions 30 and 34, Senator, Congress and the Mayor of Elk Grove.
Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School
On Tuesday, October 30, students at Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School will participate in a mock election from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Students will cast their votes during their Humanities class and will receive an “I Voted” sticker for voting. Results from the Pinkerton mock election will be compiled to be included in the statewide student mock election results. In addition to the mock election, many Pinkerton staff members will be representing their favorite historical candidate.
Florin High School
Florin High School students will cast their ballots at a mock election held in social science classes throughout the week of October 29. Students have been studying the election for weeks. Florin is participating in the My Vote program and students will cast ballots in the race for President, Senator and all 11 propositions in the statewide mock election run by California Secretary of State.
Pleasant Grove High School
The social science department at Pleasant Grove High School will coordinate a Mock Election day on Tuesday, October 30. Students will have the choice to vote on their own time either before school (school starts at 8 a.m.), during both lunches at 11:18 a.m. and 12:24 p.m., and after school dismisses at 3:11 p.m. Pleasant Grove’s mock election is a part of the statewide mock election run by California’s Secretary of State. To be eligible to vote, students had to register by Friday, October 26.
6th Annual Falcon Fun Run comes to Katherine L. Albiani Middle School
Elementary school students from throughout Elk Grove Unified will participate in the 6th Annual Falcon Fun Run at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2012, sponsored by the Katherine L. Albiani Middle School cross-country team.
Students in kindergarten will run a ¼-mile course, grades 1 and 2 will run a ½-mile course, grades 3 and 4 will run a ¾-mile course and grades 5 and 6 will run a 1-mile course. Awards will be given to the top three boys and top three girls in each division. Post race refreshments will also be provided.
Multicultural Faire at Stone Lake Elementary School
Students and staff at Stone Lake Elementary School will enjoy a multicultural assembly from 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on Friday, November 2. Special guest performers at the assembly include the OHANA Dance Group.
Later that evening, students, staff and parents will attend Stone Lake’s free annual Multicultural Faire – entitled “Friendship Comes in Many Colors” – from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2012. The evening event will kick off with a student cultural fashion show, followed by an international buffet. After the buffet, an entertainment hour will feature cultural dance groups JODAMA (African dance), Highland Dancers (Scottish dance), Ballet Folklorico Nube de Oro (Mexican folklore dancers), Nritta School of Dance (classical Indian dance of India) and steel drummers.
Fall Plays Galore!
Fall is upon us and fall plays are in full swing! The following schools will have performances this weekend:
- Cosumnes Oaks High School’s theater students will perform “Death of a Salesman” on November 1-3. The popular play tells the endearing story of the struggles of Willy Loman, an aging, traveling salesman, during a major turning point in his life. The play is a commentary on the insurmountable American dream and one family’s battle to stay together in spite of the pressures placed on them by social and economic strife. Showtimes start at 6 p.m. on November 1 and 7 p.m. on November 2-3, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on November 3. Tickets are $8 general admission and $6 for senior citizens, children under 10 and students.
- Franklin High School’s Theater Company will present the classic tale by William Shakespeare, “The Taming of the Shrew,” as their fall production. The classic comedy will be presented in the era of cowboys in the 1800's western style. This is a hilarious show and can be enjoyed by all audiences. The original script has the main plot depicting the courtship of Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, and Katherina, the headstrong, obdurate shrew. Initially, Katherina is an unwilling participant in the relationship, but Petruchio tempers her with various psychological torments—the "taming"—until she becomes a compliant and obedient bride. The subplot features a competition between the suitors of Katherina's more desirable sister, Bianca. Showtimes begin at 7 p.m. on November 2-3, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on November 3. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $7 students with an ASB sticker, adults age 55 and older, children under 12 and matinee performances.
- Pleasant Grove High School’s theater students will present “PGNL – Pleasant Grove Night Live” on November 1-3. In the style of Saturday Night Live, Pleasant Grove Theater Productions will stage original comedy sketches and commercial parodies as well as a surprise guest host, musical guest and a live performance by Pleasant Grove’s very own Soul Purpose Dance Company. Showtimes start at 7 p.m. every night. Tickets are $10.
- Theatre students at Sheldon High School will present their rendition of “The Miser, Paris Texas,” Moliere’s most popular and hilarious play. “The Miser” is the famous French playwright’s great satire on materialism – a funny yet sophisticated story of cunning, guile and double dealing, not only by the penny-pinching tightwad himself, but also by his family and servants. Sheldon’s production is set in modern day Paris, Texas on Harpagon’s large ranch. The fast-paced production is filled with cowboys, big-haired belles, cowboy boots and hats, big belt buckles, line dancing and plenty of good music. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. November 1-3. The cost is $10 general admission.
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