Jul 042014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The local school district is accepting registration for kindergarten and for “transitional kindergarten” (TK) through August 1. For kindergarten, a child’s first birthday must occur by September 1, 2014. For TK, the birthday must be between September 2 and December 2. Bring a birth certificate, up-to-date immunization records, copy of utility [...]

Apr 202014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 16, 2014 – “SELPA,” a Yolo County agency that covers special needs education locally, will hold its annual awards ceremony on May 12. Several “special needs” educators in West Sacramento’s Washington Unified School District will receive honors. They include paraeducator Elizabeth Felix and teachers Debra McDaniel and Claudia Parks. The [...]

Apr 072014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — March 26, 2014 – The Yolo County School Boards Association honored a number of educators throughout the county at its annual dinner on March 17. From the Washington Unified School District in West Sacramento, the association singled out for excellence Julie Hoskins, an “ELD” and categorical programs administrator, and the “BEST” [...]

Jun 072013
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 7, 2013 – West Sacramento’s public school district announced yesterday they will hold a special strategic session on Saturday. The meeting will cover “governance team building” as well as “goals, objectives, policies and priorities” for the school board and district. The special session begins at 9 a.m. on June 8 in [...]

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 052013
 
Kirby-Gonzalez wins board seat

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 5, 2013 West Sacramento voters today used an all-mail election to fill the last year and a half of a vacant four-year seat on the local school board. The Yolo County Elections Office has released the preliminary results of that vote, and the apparent winner is Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, a teacher in [...]