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Please join us for OPPN’s First Career Fair hosted by the Greater Sacramento Urban League and Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. At the Career Fair, Oak Park residents and the greater community will have an ability to:
- Explore Employment Options
- Connect with Local Employers
- Achieve your Career Goals
DATE: Thursday, October 27, 2016
TIME: 10:00am to 2:00pm
If you are unavailable to attend the Board Meeting and wish to make a public comment to be shared with the SHPS Board of Directors, please click here.
Location: Sac High Library
Oak Park Prep scholars love to have fun and stay active. Last year was the first year the Eagle’s joined in on competitive Basketball and Soccer for both boys and girls. They had a blast and are looking forward to great seasons ahead!
At OPPA we believe that complete education includes the development of intellectual competence as well as the nurturing of fine character. Our emphasis on both academics as well as character education prepares scholars to become informed, concerned citizens who are successful in work and in life Oak Park Prep students do not just develop as intellectuals, but also as responsible citizens. By adopting and practicing Oak Park Prep’s PREP values (Prepared, Respectful, Engaged, Professional), we prepare our scholars to become leaders and give back to their families and their communities.
Oak Park Prep scholars receive over 100 minutes of both Math and ELA each day!
Oak Park Prep’s school day expands the traditional definition of a middle school day to include extended hours that allow for more individualization for our scholars and provides them with the time to catch-up if they are below grade level. Our program is purposefully and strategically designed to combat the fourth-grade slump that exponentially impacts student learning in every subsequent grade.
A small school allows for personalized, targeted instruction. By operating a middle school of 120-180 students, approximately 1/4 the size of neighboring middle schools, Oak Park Prep’s staff have the unique advantage of targeting scholars at an age that is incredibly challenging both socially and emotionally. It also enables us to create specific academic targets to push all scholars to their personal bests and quickly bring them up to grade level by high school.
Each of our Homerooms is named after a specific university to add to our college going culture.
In 2012, Sacramento’s RIRE Boutique established itself with its first pop-up location in East Sacramento. Since then, the contemporary clothing boutique has witnessed a growth in popularity, respectively allowing its expansion into a more permanent location in Midtown and a even further expansion into Davis in 2015 and Oak Park this last summer.
September’s Indivizible program served as a pitch-perfect lesson on how to best inspire, uplift, and empower our young people. With school back in session, focusing on the advances made by trailblazers within the American education system helped facilitate an important dialogue about how we can help our young people become tomorrow’s leaders.
The Seeds of HOPE Dinner is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together students, all-star chefs, and community partners. The Annual Dinner supports the Edible Sac High Garden, which provides scholars with the necessary skills, tools, and confidence to make intelligent choices about the food they choose to fuel their bodies, while simultaneously providing opportunities to develop real-world business skills and acumen.
On Saturday, October 1st, St. HOPE Public Schools participated in “Celebrate Oak Park”, a community event organized by Sacramento City Council Member Jay Schenirer’s District 5 team and WayUp Sacramento to help kick-off Oak Park Smart.
Forget Taco Tuesdays. Sacramento is all about Meatless Mondays.
The city passed a resolution Tuesday night declaring all Mondays from here on to be meat-free in Sacramento in honor of Paul McCartney, a noted vegetarian who will play the opening night concert at Golden 1 Center.
Sacramento’s Unseen Heroes and the Oak Park Business Association continue to bring the community together through a special experience known as Gather: Oak Park.
As part of an ongoing expansion, the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce has moved from midtown to a larger building in Oak Park that it may someday share with Sacramento’s other ethnic chambers of commerce.
The mission of St. HOPE is rooted in service and leadership. Summer is the perfect time to see these concepts in full display as Sac High alumni, home from college, return to their alma mater for summer internships.
St. HOPE is founded on five pillars. Pillar number three is More Time. Most know this translates into longer school days for our students, which is one part of the concept of more time, and one that may cause kids to cringe initially. But it makes sense. If you are behind it will take longer to catch up. If you are ahead then more time will help you get further ahead. However, the pillars are not just for our students, they apply to the adults as well.
Teachers and staff at St. HOPE embody the five pillars and model them for students.
The new St. HOPE websites, launched just last week, tell the St. HOPE story, aid in cross-network alignment, and provide stakeholders with an excellent communication tool. With features like the St. HOPE timeline, beautiful carousel images, and a thorough events calendar, it’s easy to capture everything we are about here at St. HOPE. The sites are managed using one system, so whether you are a parent, tenant, or a future partner, you are getting the same message; we are committed to revitalizing Oak Park through quality public education and economic development.
After capturing the 2015 Metro League Championship banner, Sac High Football continues to roll. With the start of the fall season approaching, the Dragons are gearing up for a tough pre-season schedule with aims of repeating and exceeding the expectations set during last year’s impressive campaign. This season, the Dragons will compete against Jesuit High School, J. Serra Catholic High School from Los Angeles, and the prolific Folsom High School Bulldogs, all before Metro League competition.
St. HOPE’s focus on Oak Park’s children goes beyond just those that attend the schools we operate. While well over 1,500 students attend Triumph, PS7, Oak Park Prep and Sac High combined, there are thousands of other children in the neighborhood. Over the past month, St. HOPE has had the privilege of opening the school’s doors to children from Oak Park and the surrounding communities on several occasions. We are honored to have this privilege to support as many students and families as possible.
In August 2003, PS7 opened its doors as a K-4 school in south Oak Park. Almost 200 students in kindergarten through fourth grade sat on the blacktop for the school’s opening ceremonies, which included Mayor Kevin Johnson, founding principal Herinder Pegany, PS7’s founding team, which included Patricia Burks, and not to mention countless excited parents and community members.
BY CATHIE ANDERSON
Oak Park resident Janell Lacayo is investing in her neighborhood, opening her Nectar jewelry boutique a few weeks ago in one of the renovated properties that architect Ron Vrilakasredesigned and owns on Broadway.
Lacayo had been selling her handmade jewelry mostly at arts and craft shows for seven years, though some locals will recall that she also had short stints at the now-shuttered East Sacramento Mercantile over at 3257 Folsom Blvd.