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Mary Tsukamoto Elementary 6th graders show appreciation to soldiers overseas

Mary Tsukamoto Elementary 6th graders show appreciation to soldiers overseas

ELK GROVE - School is almost out, but that hasn’t stopped Mary Tsukamoto Elementary School's 6th grade leadership team from doing one more community project before the end of the year. After learning that the son of one of their teacher’s had recently been deployed to Afghanistan, these focused young people came up with the idea of doing a supply drive for Max Van De Pol and his fellow soldiers. Van De Pol is the son of 3rd grade teacher Diana Van De Pol.

The students hope to show the U.S. servicemen how much they are appreciated here in Elk Grove.

"All year long our leadership team has led our student of the month ceremonies and talked about what skills are needed for each of us to be great citizens," said Vice Principal Patricia Hecht. "Now they are putting into action what they have taught.

First thing women notice about other women? How fat they are

First thing women notice about other women? How fat they are

If you've ever met a woman that you thought was sizing you up and judging you based on your appearance... you were probably right. A new study shows that women first size you up (literally) and decide whether you're fatter than they are.

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University of Phoenix Demonstrates Appreciation of America's Military With Scholarship Program

University of Phoenix Demonstrates Appreciation of America's Military With Scholarship Program

University of Phoenix recognizes and appreciates the personal sacrifices made by active duty servicemembers, veterans and their families. Through on-campus and online courses that can be taken anywhere in the world, University of Phoenix offers flexible education options to help military personnel and other busy adults reach their educational goals.

The University recognizes the critical need for America’s active duty servicemembers, their families, and veterans to increase their individual educational and professional strengths to further contribute to the 21st century workforce both in the military and beyond.

Q & A with JD Davis

Q & A with JD Davis

Q&A: JD Davis
Elk Grove Citizen
As JD Davis prepares to start on the mound for Elk Grove today in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff opener against Vacaville, the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder has an important three or four weeks ahead. ...

Students win educational video awards at SEVAs

Students win educational video awards at SEVAs

ELK GROVE - Elk Grove Unified students turned in a strong showing at the 2011 Student Educational Video Awards (SEVAs) on Monday, May 9, taking home awards in all four categories across all grade levels. 

The SEVAs give students of all ages a chance to share their vision through video or other multimedia about educational topics and issues in their daily lives.

2 Elk Grove Unified elementary students win poster contest

2 Elk Grove Unified elementary students win poster contest

ELK GROVE - Two Elk Grove Unified elementary school students have been selected as the winners of the EGUSD Food and Nutrition Services Department “Taste the Harvest” Elementary Poster Contest. The contest is designed to expose and encourage students to try fruits and vegetables that are new to them.  It also highlights Food and Nutrition Services’ successful Harvest of the Month Nutrition Education program.

EGUSD elementary school students were given a list of fruits and vegetables and were invited to use their creativity and artistic talent to create a poster.

John Ehrhardt Elementary School teacher earns literacy award

ELK GROVE - Evelyn Chan, a first grade teacher at John Ehrhardt Elementary School, has been selected to receive the Barbara Schmidt Lighthouse for Literacy Award from the Sacramento Area Reading Association (SARA).

Chan will be recognized at an awards banquet on Thursday, May 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Casa Garden Restaurant.

“Evelyn possesses an amazing ability to teach writing to her students,” said Robin Riley, principal at Ehrhardt.  “When her students reach second grade, they are well prepared to take the next step with their writing.”

The award honors the memory of Dr. Barbara Schmidt, Professor of Education at California State University, Sacramento.  Recipients of the Lighthouse for Literacy Award are teachers who best capture the spirit of the late Dr.