Mar 082012
 
School bus service on chopping block

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 7, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor School bus rides will probably be a thing of the past for most local elementary and middle school-grade kids next year. But the school board at the Washington Unified School District is considering a planned cut to bus service in the afternoon [...]

Mar 072012
 
Charter school renewed -- with conditions

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 29, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento’s school board on Thursday gave a temporary reprieve to the Early College Prep Charter School (WSECP) on Fallbrook Street. A state association of charter schools had recommended it be closed for poor student testing performance. But the board – in front of [...]

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 [...]