Making the most of rain & careers in hospitality: Highlights for March 22-25, 2016

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Making the most of rain & careers in hospitality: Highlights for March 22-25, 2016


Spring has arrived, and 28 SFUSD schools currently have access to nearly 40,000 gallons of water collected by cisterns installed in their schoolyard gardens. With so much rain this winter, some cisterns are now full, including the one at New Traditions Elementary, where students are learning more about rainwater catchment systems and other sustainable activities. New Traditions’ students, along with thousands of other SFUSD students, work with Education Outside Americorps members, who help maintain and use the gardens as outdoor science classrooms. On March 22 a third-grade class will be learning about the water cycle and drought-tolerant plants.

When: call for details
Where: New Traditions ES / 2049 Grove St.


More than 100 high school students in SFUSD’s Academy of Hospitality, Tourism, and Food Service will be stepping into the real world of San Francisco’s hospitality industry as they explore career options beyond high school. Job Shadow Day provides participating students with first-hand experiences to help define their interests. Students from George Washington and Galileo high schools will learn about accounting, housekeeping, sales, reservations, the front desk, and human resources. They also will participate in mock interviews. The day is made possible by members of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, the Hotel Council of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Travel Association. 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. The Academy of Finance also will be participating in Job Shadow Day with local companies.

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 24
Where: Students will learn about the hospitality industry at several locations, including: The Hilton San Francisco Financial District, 750 Kearny St. / Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O-Farrell St. / Moscone Center, 747 Howard St., fifth floor / Pizzeria Delfina, 2406 California St. and Michael Mina, 252 California St. (students will make lunch with the chef) / and the Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel, 2500 Mason St.


SFUSD schools will be closed Monday, March 28 – Friday, April 1, 2016, for spring break.


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