Getting ready for careers & rocking the runway: Highlights for May 10 - 16, 2016

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Getting ready for careers & rocking the runway: Highlights for May 10 - 16, 2016


District 9 Supervisor David Campos will be sharing what his workday is like with Junipero Serra students along with employees from Xoom, a digital money transfer company whose employees regularly volunteer at the school as part of SFUSD’s Circle the Schools program. They will be joined by other representatives from local organizations talking about their careers. It’s all part of the time-honored tradition of Career Day, where schools bring in professionals from various industries to shine a light on the many college and career possibilities students on the many career possibilities open to them.

When:  Tuesday, May 10 / 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Where:  Junipero Serra Elementary School, 625 Holly Park Circle


Chinese Education Center and Balboa High will be receiving the Green School of the Year award from SF Environment. These schools have shown excellence in environmental education. They have “green teams” made up of staff and students who organize green programs at the school, including rainwater harvesting, composting and more. The event also honors schools throughout SFUSD and the city that demonstrate a commitment to environmental stewardship and run successful composting and recycling programs.


When:  Tuesday, May 10 / 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Where:  San Francisco City Hall / South Light Court


Students at O’Connell High are tackling homelessness and neighborhood gentrification in their Mission District community, and they are taking their projects to Civics Day, a yearly student competition organized by Generation Citizen. Teams will present their projects to local decision-makers and community members, who will give Change-Maker Awards to students and classrooms. Among other things, O’Connell students support legislation proposed by San Francisco Supervisor David Campos to declare a state of emergency on homelessness in the city. Civics Day is the final event of a semester of education provided by Generation Citizen, which works to strengthen national democracy by empowering youth to become engaged and effective citizens. Students from 11 SFUSD schools will be participating in this Bay Area event. SFUSD Board of Education Commissioner Sandra Fewer will be the event’s guest speaker.

When:  Wednesday, May 11 / 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Where: The Women’s Building / 3543 18th St.


Approximately 700 students will be participating in the annual SFUSD Schools Partnership Program Special Olympics Track and Field Meet. The students have trained in school to run, throw and jump for this final event of the school year. This is the ninth year for the partnership between SFUSD and Special Olympics Northern California, which provides equipment, curriculum and funding for this all-inclusive program. Peer athletes are encouraged to participate as well. The program helps students with special needs to become physically fit, develop specific skills for individual and team sports, enhance their social skills and self-esteem, and create a better foundation to reach their physical, intellectual and emotional potential.

When:   Friday, May 13 / 10:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where:  Kezar Stadium / 755 Stanyan St.


The San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) will be donating a completely functional ambulance to Galileo High’s Health Academy students to expand their hands-on learning opportunities with actual ambulance equipment. SFFD Chief Joanne Hayes-White will be on hand for the official turning over of the keys this week, along with Superintendent Richard Carranza, Galileo Principal Michael Reimer and students. This gift, coupled with SFUSD’s partnership with City College’s Emergency Technician class, will accelerate learning and increase exposure to career pathways for Health Sciences students.

When:   Friday, May 13 / 2:00 p.m.

Where:  Galileo HS / entrance off of Polk Street between Bay and North Point


Students at Bret Harte Elementary School will be dressed to the nines at the school’s annual “Rock the Runway” show. About a hundred students in grades pre-k to 5 will express themselves through wardrobe, song, dance, and theater as they walk the runway wearing sportswear and formalwear creations. Princess Kennard, a special education paraprofessional and dance team leader, is organizing the community event, which is open to students and families across San Francisco.

When:    Friday, May 13 / 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where:  Bret Harte Elementary School / 1035 Gilman Ave.



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