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Highlights Dec. 3-7, 2018: Special Olympics promotes inclusion; Schools participate in Computer Science Education and World AIDS Commemoration weeks


Special Olympics soccer game promotes inclusion
An exciting day of games will bring George Washington High School students together to celebrate Inclusive Schools Week with the Special Olympics High School Unified Soccer Tournament. In partnership with Special Olympics Northern California (SONC), the day will include Unified Games soccer teams made up of both general education and special education students playing on one team. The event aims to unify students with and without disabilities through unified sports activities while providing the knowledge, experience and skills necessary to create and sustain school communities that promote inclusion, acceptance, and respect for all students. The Opening Ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 4  / 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
WHERE: Washington High School / 600 32nd Avenue
Schools plug into Computer Science Education Week
Seventy-one years ago, Grace Hopper discovered a moth when fixing issues with her computer and coined the term “debugging.” This week, thousands of SFUSD students celebrate Computer Science Education Week, which coincides with this famous computer scientist’s birthday and is designed to show that everyone can create with computer science. Students will create dance algorithms, build paper computers, program robots, explore careers with code, and engage in other activities to demystify code and celebrate students’ creations. SFUSD is the first large, urban school district in the U.S. to create a comprehensive pre-K to 12 computer science curriculum. The number of students participating in computer science instruction has dramatically increased since 2013-14, currently reaching half of the 54,000 students in SFUSD.


Schools recognize World AIDS Commemoration Week

For nearly 25 years, SFUSD’s Student, Family and Community Support Division has participated in World AIDS Commemoration Week by displaying panels of the National Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt to bring awareness and education about HIV/AIDS to K-12 students. Fifteen schools will provide age-appropriate resources that focus on building awareness, empathy and reducing stigma regarding HIV and AIDS. Resources include classroom lessons, student observation and reaction sheets, videos and guest speakers. For secondary students, presentations often include historical context and impact, and promotion of health services including sexual health services.


Page updated on 12/03/18