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10/04/16

Hey kids, let's have breakfast!

For a lot of kids, breakfast is a challenge -- rushed morning routines, lack of enough food at home, or just not being hungry for an early-morning meal -- and that challenge can add up to a lot of hungry kids at school. SFUSD’s nutrition services has been tackling this issue for several years and is now getting breakfast to 37,000 students a day, free of charge, and delivering it to them in the way that works best for the students. ... Read more

09/20/16

Willie Brown Middle School teacher motivating students through sports, health class

Aumornai Edinburgh knew she wanted to be a teacher since the second grade. This year, Edinburgh started her second year teaching at Willie L. Brown Middle School, where she’s piloting a 12-week, rotating health class for all sixth- and seventh grade students. She’s also the school’s athletic director, and coaches the girl’s basketball team.... Read more

08/11/16

SFUSD eighth-grade students outperforming peers in math

A new report from SRI Education on SFUSD’s Science, Technology, Engineer and Math (STEM) Learning Initiative shows that SFUSD’s eighth-grade students are ahead of peers in other school districts when it comes to math performance. ... Read more

06/16/16

Introducing Nature to 9th-Grade Students at Camp Mather

As the school year ended, the freshmen class at John O'Connell High School nervously anticipated the annual, ninth-grade trip to Camp Mather. Most of the students had never been to the city-owned camp in Yosemite National Park near the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.... Read more

06/06/16

Cobb Elementary, SFUSD schools celebrate students completing transitional grades

During the final week of school at SFUSD, students at Cobb Elementary participated in several end of the year ceremonies to congratulate them on transitioning from pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and fifth grade. Across SFUSD, many schools held promotion ceremonies to congratulate students on transitioning to the next grade or moving to a new school.... Read more

05/02/16

Outstanding graduates of 2016

When we created Vision 2025: Reimagining Public Education for a New Generation, we constructed a graduate profile with the community —the knowledge and skills our students need to succeed in the future. Meet a few members of the Class of 2016 who exemplify traits in our graduate profile.... Read more

04/25/16

Car show fundraiser returns for 3rd year at John O’Connell High School

When Jailene Medina started organizing a classic car show at John O’Connell High School, she hoped the event would revitalize the classic car and lowrider culture in the Mission District. Three years later, the show has exceeded expectations with annual submissions from more than 100 classic cars, motorcycles and souped up bicycles. This year’s “Give Something Back Car Show” will be Sunday, May 1, at John O’Connell High School. Once again, the San Francisco LowRider Council is partnering with the school for the competition. ... Read more

04/20/16

MLK Middle School improves student-teacher communication, increases class time

When Principal Michael Essien became the leader of Dr. Martin Luther King Middle School (MLK), one of his first tasks was understanding why 75 percent of office discipline referrals were for African American students when they represented 18 percent of the student body. Essien asked his staff to share stories behind the numbers. He discovered that MLK staff needed to improve their non-verbal communication skills and learn how to de-escalate student conflict.... Read more

03/17/16

SFUSD staffer, principal honored by San Francisco Board of Supervisors

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors in February recognized SFUSD Student Advisor Jay Taylor, Principal Emmanuel Stewart and other San Francisco citizens as Black History Month Honorees who are paving the way for the next generation of leadership. ... Read more

02/11/16

Free dental exams promote oral health at Willie Brown Middle School

Sixth-grader Temon Howard tilted his head back, opened his mouth wide, and looked at the ceiling as a dentist in purple scrubs hovered over him. First, she used a large popsicle stick to open the sides of his mouth, then she shined a flashlight inside to examine his teeth.... Read more