Apr 052013
 
Using a brain to make a point:

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAR 27, 2013 – GUEST COMMENTARY from Edwin Garcia, Kaiser Permanente Dr. Victor DeNoble, a former tobacco research scientist who became a whistleblower against his company – and the entire industry – spoke to hundreds of students in a series of school assemblies in West Sacramento earlier this month, explaining the [...]

Mar 262013
 
Westfield families celebrate reading -- city councilmen & others help out

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 13, 2013 – Westfield Village Elementary School in West Sacramento celebrated “Read Across America” week with its own family literacy celebration on Feb. 27. Over 200 children and parents showed up, receiving information in English and Spanish on things families can do at home to promote reading and literacy. Several [...]

Mar 192013
 
School board election recap: comments from Castillo, Kirby-Gonzalez & mayor

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 13, 2013 – Teachers unions and school reform groups choose sides with their checkbooks in record-setting race – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento voters last week elected a teacher to the school board –  after a record-setting campaign battle between the two top candidates. Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, a Southport [...]

Mar 022013
 
Bridgeway takes school hoops crown

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 27, 2013 – BY DON SCHATZEL – Bridgeway wins the Washington Unified School District girls basketball crown! As reported by the  coaches: Bridgeway Island Elementary School finished their very dominant season undefeated by beating Westmore Oaks Elementary, 37-27. Nia and Tiana Lowery demonstrated great teamwork throughout the season and Alissa [...]

Feb 252013
 

NEWS-LEDGER EDITORIAL — FEB 13, 2013 – What can we all do to help West Sacramento’s schools? Well, one of the top strategic goals now being put forward by the local school board is to “foster a culture of high expectations.” And that is something that the City of West Sacramento, and the rest of [...]

Feb 212013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – West Sacramento’s local elementary schools will accept registration for kindergarten and transitional kindergarten students on Sat., Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your child’s birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, proof of physical (dated after Aug., 2012, for kindergarten students) and a copy of your PG&E bill for [...]