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Water Savings & Job Shadow Days - Highlights for February 4-10, 2014

Highlights

Mayor Ed Lee is asking residents to reduce water usage by 10 percent to combat the drought. They need look no further than the staff and students at SFUSD, who have already reduced water usage by 10 percent by installing high-efficiency toilets, drip irrigation systems, rainwater harvesting cisterns, and ultra-low flow faucets across the district. Schools continue to find ways to save water and teachers are educating students about what they can do at home.     

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A few hundred high school students in SFUSD’s Academy of Hospitality, Tourism, and Food Service will be stepping into the real world of working in San Francisco’s restaurants and hotels, as well as a view of the regional management-level of Starbucks, as they explore their career options beyond high school. Known as “Groundhog Job Shadow Day,” the event provides participating students with first-hand experiences to help define their interests. The day is made possible by members of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, the Hotel Council of San Francisco, the San Francisco Travel Association, and Junior Achievement, as well as the building and construction trades, health sciences organizations, banking and finance institutions, and IT companies that partner with SFUSD to support students and teachers with everyday work experiences. There are seven career themed academies in SFUSD’s high schools, including Finance, Engineering/Construction Trades, Law, Hospitality & Tourism, Health Services, Teaching, and Information Technology.

When:    Wednesday, February 5

Where:   Call for details

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A group of 250 Chinese elementary-school-age students from Beijing are performing at the Palace of Fine Arts this week, and they will also be visiting SFUSD classrooms, performing for schools, and even playing kickball with their American peers. The Chinese students are touring as part of “Friendship Across the Ocean,” a Chinese-American concert and exhibit at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

When:    Friday, February 7 / call for details

Where:   Ulloa, Sunset, and Francis Scott Key Elementary Schools

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