Washington Unified Loses Assistant Superintendent

Washington Unified Loses Assistant Superintendent

By Michele Townsend This article is going to be a little bit different for me, as it touches my heart and my home, as it should yours. I have one child that More »

Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Start of Annual CAASPP Testing

Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Start of Annual CAASPP Testing

Last week, at Bridgeway Island Elementary, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that students have begun taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, the state’s computer-based, online assessments More »

Using science to make the world a better place: Westmore Oaks students made “solar suitcases” to energy poor schools in the Philippines

Using science to make the world a better place: Westmore Oaks students made “solar suitcases” to energy poor schools in the Philippines

By Monica Stark editor@news-ledger.com Jennifer Garcia and her students over at Westmore Oaks are at it again – using science to make the world a better place. Recall the recent story on More »

 

Petition succeeds, election to be called

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — OCT 14, 2012 —

The Yolo County Elections Department  has verified that there are enough valid signatures on that petition challenging the appointment of Elizabeth Bagdazian to a vacant school board seat. Her school board term has been terminated, and the WUSD school board will be required to call for a special election to fill the seat.

[adrotate group=”9″] The Washington Unified School District has issued a statement thanking Bagdazian for her service.

The petition was the subject of an article in the current edition (Oct. 10) of the News-Ledger newspaper.

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‘Walking school bus’ in Southport

A"walking school bus" forms up in Southport to promote the healthfulness of walking to school

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — OCT 10, 2012 —

Students at Southport Elementary participated in “National Walk to School Day” last Wednesday. Southport is one of the schools working in conjunction with “WalkSacramento” to promote the healthy benefits of walking to school.

[adrotate group=”7″]    Many students also participated in a walking school bus that day that began and Summerfield Park, all students were  provided with a healthy snack, donated by Cliff Bar, once they arrived at school. Cliff Bar also provided a fun sign for all students to sign to celebrate National Walk to School Day 2012.

For more information about WalkSacramento please visit their website at WalkSacramento.org.

Photo & information from Angela Cook, Southport Elementary School parent leader

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Student slightly hurt in bus accident

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 10, 2012 —

A driver without a license collided with a school bus Wednesday morning and two people received “what appeared to be minor injuries,” reports the West Sacramento Fire Department. The two injured people – a student the vehicle driver without a license – were treated at local hospitals.

[adrotate group=”7″] The accident occurred at 7:48 a.m. near Poplar and Merkley Avenues.

After help arrived, students on the bus were transferred to a second bus to go to school.

The CHP investigated the accident because it involved a public school bus with kids, and determined that the unlicensed driver was at fault, reported West Sacramento police.

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West Sac orchestra: free concert

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER —

The West Sacramento Community Orchestra invites you to a free concert on Sun., Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. at the city hall galleria, 1110 West Capitol. A second concert is planned for 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Centennial United Methodist Church, 5401 Freeport Blvd. in Sacramento.

[adrotate group=”7″]  Music includes the “Merry Wives of Windsor Overture” by Nicolai, “A Night on Bald Mountain” by Mussorgsky and other works – some with an element of “fear” in keeping with the Halloween season. Musicians are needed; call (916) 991-5262.

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Missing man safely located

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — OCT 12, 2012 —

Tony Savala, the “at risk” 73-year old reported missing today in West Sacramento, has been located, reports Sgt. Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department.

At-risk elderly man is sought:

TONY SAVALA: "at risk" 73-year old man was last seen Wednesday morning near a Merkley Avenue senior housing complex

WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — OCT 12, 2012 —

West Sacramento police are looking for help finding a 73-year old man suffering from dementia. According to Sgt. Nathan Steele of the police department:

“On 10-12-12 the West Sacramento Police Department received a report of an at risk 73 year old missing male.  The missing person Tony Savala was last seen 10-10-12 at approximately 1100 a.m at the Margaret McDowell Senior Center located at 1525 Merkley Ave, West Sacramento, Ca.

“Mr. Savala is not from West Sacramento and is unfamiliar with the area.  Mr. Savala suffers from dementia and other medical conditions which require medications.  Mr. Savala was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt, blue jeans, brown leather shoes, a silver watch and possibly a blue hat with a union logo.  It is believed that Mr. Savala may be on foot in the area.

“Mr. Savala is a Hispanic male, 5-11, 200 lbs, brown eyes and grey hair.  Please see the attached photo.  Anyone with information on the location of Mr. Savala is requested to contact West Sacramento Police Dispatch at 916-375-6474. ”

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Elena Villegas lobbies the governor

ELENA VILLEGAS (second from right) with a group of fellow college students asking Governor Jerry Brown (left front) to keep state colleges and universities affordable

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 10, 2012 —

West Sacramento’s Elena Villegas (second from right) was part of a group that met with Governor Jerry Brown on Sept. 29 to promote keeping the state’s community colleges affordable to students.
Brown is pictured at the left front.
Villegas is a community college student active with groups advocating for public college and university students. She attends Sacramento City College’s campuses in Sacramento and West Sacramento.

Courtesy photo