Sep 202011
 

Riverbank Elementary School sixth graders will be washing cars to help raise $15,000 for a trip to Sly Park in November. The car wash will be held Sat., Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, 1100 Carrie Street. Donations welcome. There will also be a “hot dog lunch combo meal” for [...]

Sep 072011
 
Coffee class delivers at River City High

NEWS-LEDGER – SEPT 7, 2011 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A high school teacher may work long hours for unappreciative students. And he or she may not get the best pay in the world. But, at least at River City High School in West Sacramento, a teacher can get one rather nice perk that [...]

Sep 072011
 

WUSD schools met the goal of Board President David Westin to achieve a 20-point increase in API scores overall this year. In fact, scores at the district went up 28 points. The gain makes for a 48-point increase in API scores districtwide over two years. Westmore Oaks this year joined Bridgeway Island and Southport elementary [...]

Aug 312011
 
Raiders drop opener; Beall shines in QB competition

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – AUG 31, 2011 – Well, they knew they faced a challenge. The River City Raiders opened the 2011 football season on the road against the number-six ranked Whitney Wildcats last Friday in Rocklin. Whitney took control of the game with a 26 point second quarter, and never looked back, securing a [...]

May 042011
 
Guest commentary: WUSD answers the mayor

NEWS-LEDGER – MAY 4, 2011 GUEST OPINION By Dayton Gilleland, Ed.D. Superintendent, Washington Unified School District When I arrived in West Sacramento about ten months ago, I expressed to the Washington Unified School District Board of Education that I was enthusiastic about the incredible gains the district had made in the past few years and [...]

Apr 202011
 

EDITORIAL – NEWS-LEDGER – APRIL 20, 2011 –   Mayor Cabaldon and the local school district aren’t going to see eye-to-eye on this one. At last week’s “State of the City” address by the mayor, Cabaldon took credit for bringing leadership reform to Washington Unified School District. A decade ago, as Cabaldon reminded his audience, [...]

Mar 022011
 
School board wants 20-point jump in test scores

NEWS-LEDGER – MARCH 2, 2011 By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The school board and superintendent of Washington Unified School District sat around a table for several hours on Friday, deciding on goals for the district for the 2011-2012 year. More specifically, they hashed out a set of benchmarks for the performance of their new superintendent, [...]