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Highlights Jan. 14-18, 2019: Technology donations; Preparing for health-related careers; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events

Highlights

Students in special education receive technology gifts

Students in special education classes at Hillcrest Elementary School will receive technology resources valued at approximately $8,000 from the nonprofit Autism Yesterday and Today. Resources include 15 mini iPads, 15 protective cases for the mini iPads, a camera, a color printer, 15 Osmo technology learning software, and insurance for 2+ years for the equipment. Access to technology greatly helps students who receive special education services thrive inside and outside the classroom.

WHEN: Monday, January 14 / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Hillcrest Elementary School / 810 Silver Avenue

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Technology donation supports elementary students

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and its social impact partner, Webcor Builders/MWH Global Joint Venture, will help Dr. Charles R. Drew College Preparatory Academy kick off the year by surprising its first grade students with 20 Hewlett Packard Chromebooks and 20 Amazon Fire HD tablets. SFPUC General Manager Harlan L. Kelly, Jr., District 10 Supervisor Shamann Walton and SFUSD Board President Stevon Cook will join the school community in celebrating the donation.

WHEN: Monday, January 14 / 9 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
WHERE: Dr. Charles R. Drew College Preparatory Academy / 50 Pomona Avenue

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Blue Coat Ceremony prepares students for health-related careers

Twenty-three juniors from John O’Connell High School will celebrate their completion of the FACES for the Future program during a Blue Coat Ceremony. The students participated in a 2-year health-focused internship and leadership development program made possible through a partnership between the San Francisco Department of Public Health and SFUSD. The program supports entry into healthcare professions, including public and behavioral health careers with an emphasis on health careers exploration, academic enrichment, wellness support, and youth leadership development.  

WHEN: Monday, January 14 / 6 - 7 p.m
WHERE: Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital - Carr Auditorium / 1001 Potrero Avenue

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March and assembly in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, students at the famed historical figure’s namesake Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Middle School will celebrate his legacy with a school assembly including guest speaker District 10 Supervisor Shamann Walton, a performance by Bret Harte Elementary School’s dance troupe, and a Drum Major Justice Awards presentation acknowledging students who have had an impact on campus. The assembly will be followed by a march to commemorate the legacy of Dr. King.

WHEN: Friday, January 18 / 10 a.m. - Assembly, 11 a.m. - March
WHERE: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Middle School / 350 Girard Street

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School holds 1st Annual Social Justice and Kindness March

In the spirit of the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Sunnyside Elementary School’s African American Parent Affinity Group, in partnership with the wider school community, will celebrate their 1st annual Social Justice and Kindness March. The event will showcase individualized pieces of work that demonstrate the students’ understanding of what kindness, equality and equity represents to them.

WHEN: Friday, January 18 / 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Sunnyside Elementary School / 250 Foerster Street

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Media, please RSVP to Laura Dudnick at (415) 730-0314 or dudnickl@sfusd.edu.

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Page updated on 01/14/19