May 202012
Award for Bridgeway Island school

NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 16, 2012 — Bridgeway Island Elementary School was named a “Title I Academic Achievement Award” again this year by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. It’s the second consecutive year for the award. The honor goes to schools that meet performance standards “meeting the educational needs of students living at or […]

May 182012

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — The West Sacramento Community Theater group will hold a workshop for young actors running Mondays through Thursdays, July 16 to Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop will instill basic acting skills to students, regardless of skill level. The workshop finishes with a performance on Aug. 11. Open to […]

May 162012
Kaiser grant helps kickstart West Sac park

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 9, 2012 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Land on and near the Westfield Village Elementary School’s playfields will be upgraded into a neighborhood park, thanks largely to a $150,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente.   The grant comes from a Kaiser program that tries to fight obesity by helping people […]

May 092012

NEWS-LEDGER — May is “Bike Month,” with officials throughout the region encouraging people to use their bicycles for commuting, errands and recreation. The target is 1 million miles of pedaling for residents of the six-county region in May. Events include “Bike to School Day” on May 9, “Capitol BikeFest” on May 10, and “Bike to […]

May 082012

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — The Bryte & Broderick Community Action Network (BBCAN) invites you to their community meeting on Tuesday, May 8, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria of Riverbank Elementary School, 1100 Carrie Street. The meeting will focus on education, with guest speakers including the Riverbank principal and vice principal (Mike Woodcock and Shamryn […]

Apr 222012
'HEART OF THE CITY': West Sac's youth

NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 18, 2012 — BY DON SCHATZEL — Congratulations to  Stonegate Elementary, the local 2012 boys scholastic basketball champions! Stonegate was crowned the Washington Unified School District 2012 boys basketball champs after a 47-38 win over Westmore Oaks. As usual, the road wasn’t easy! Stonegate had an overall record of 6-1. Starting players […]

Mar 312012

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 21, 2012 — A citizen’s committee charged with studying the real estate owned by Washington Unified School District has recommended that the district not sell off any “surplus” property at this time. But the committee recommended that WUSD “evaluate the advantage of consolidation of site usage or joint facility usage to make […]