Feb 192012
 
'Heart of the City': West Sacramento's vibrant youth sports scene

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 15, 2012 – Wow! Youth basketball season! The Washington Unified School District girls basketball program wound down with great playoffs and a championship series. The playoffs began at Riverbank School that used to be Golden State Middle School that used to be James Marshall High School (small history lesson. . .) I [...]

Feb 032012
 
Raider wrestling season nears end

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – On Wednesday, Jan. 25, River City High School Wrestling team held their first home wrestling match vs Union Mine.  River City Lost the match 38-36.Their final home match of the season was scheduled for yesterday against El Dorado, when the team was to celebrate “senior night.” (Facebook members can find up-to-the-minute [...]

Jan 272012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 25, 2012 – The local school district is changing attendance boundaries for Stonegate, Westmore Oaks, Westfield Village and Elkhorn Village elementary schools, beginning with the 2012-13 year. Residential reas affected include a number of streets west of Sycamore Ave., including Orchard Way, Pine Street, Palomar Avenue, Lake Court, and more. [...]

Jan 262012
 
A computer may help autistic youth

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 25, 2012 By Steve Marschke 13-year old Qais Kakar is new to this country and new to the concept of school – he has just started his second year of formal education at Riverbank Elementary School. But those difficulties may pale in the face of another challenge Qais experiences. Qais is autistic [...]

Jan 122012
 

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 11, 2012 – When the school board of the Washington Unified School District meets on Thursday, Jan. 12, it will consider whether to renew the charter for the West Sacramento Early College Prep School. The California Charter Schools Association has singled it out as one of four charter schools in the Sacramento [...]

Jan 102012
 
'Tot lot,' other projects funded

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER Last month, the First 5 Yolo organization awarded $40,000 in mini-grants to organizations supporting children 0 to 5 in local communities. “We received 26 requests for more than $111,775 in funding,” said Yolo County Supervisor and First 5 Yolo Chair, Don Saylor in a First 5 Yolo press release.  “Each proposal demonstrated [...]