Celebrating artistic and academic achievements: Highlights for Feb. 23-29, 2016

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Celebrating artistic and academic achievements: Highlights for Feb. 23-29, 2016

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Students will be posing with the Golden State Warriors World Championship team trophy at the African-American Honor Roll celebration, which honors the approximately 1,200 students in grades 3-12 who are earning a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Board of Education Vice President Shamann Walton, Superintendent Richard Carranza and other district leaders will be on hand to congratulate students. Students who have a 4.0 GPA will receive an ancestral kente cloth from Ghana. This family celebration is sponsored by the San Francisco Alliance of Black School Educators, a volunteer organization of SFUSD educators.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 24 / 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: St. Mary's Cathedral / 1111 Gough St.


Every February, Lincoln High students create a "Pink Tsunami" in their classrooms and hallways. This is a day when students choose to wear pink in solidarity with LGBTQ students, who often face a disproportionate amount of bullying, harassment and assault. Pink hearts, streamers and more will line the halls to add to the school's festive, positive atmosphere. Classes are competing for prizes for the best expression of the theme "Disconnect to Reconnect." This international event began with students in Canada to support a male student who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.

When: Thursday, Feb. 25 / 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Where: Lincoln HS / 2162 24th Ave.


Superintendent Carranza will sing along with students from 13 SFUSD elementary and K-8 schools in the third annual SFUSD Choral Collaboration Festival "Young Voices in Song." Students study music under the direction of a Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) teacher.

When: Thursday, Feb. 25/ 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: Mission HS / 3750 18th St.


Students enrolled in Balboa High's Creative Arts for Social Transformation (CAST) Academy will showcase their work during a day set aside to highlight one of the state's top pathway programs. Balboa is one of only eight California model demonstration sites in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment industry sector. Additionally, the school's Game Design Academy will show how a multiple-year computer science course is taught through the framework of game design. This will be a closer look at what it takes to develop and run a high-quality education pathway that includes funding, design, instructional strategies, and industry and community partnership. Both programs work with the likes of Adobe, Zynga, SFMOMA, Bay Area Video Coalition, and the SFUSD Career Technical Education (CTE) Department to create career and college-oriented experiences for their students. Based on its great track record and plans for expansion, the CTE Department recently earned a CTE Incentive Grant from the state of California, which will result in $7,000,000 for SFUSD's CTE programs over the next 3 years.

When: Friday, Feb. 26 / 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
(student work demonstrations & panel discussion)

Where: Balboa HS / 1000 Cayuga Ave.

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