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Location: The Guild Theater
The September Oak Park Speaker Series will feature a discussion with Civil Rights Activist Howard Fuller and Charter School Entrepreneur Eric Mahmoud.
Mayor Kevin Johnson will lead the discussion about Education as the civil rights movement of today.
Location: The Guild Theater
Join Mayor Kevin Johnson for a discussion with several members of the Historic Black Panthers who had a significant presence in the Oak Park community.
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.
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.
Tom Schnetz to open new eatery next year close to his Oak Park taco shop
Offerings to include sandwiches, carved meats, stuffing and veggies
Restaurant also to have German beer garden in adjacent alley
Tom Schnetz, the successful Bay Area restaurateur who last month opened La Venadita in Oak Park, now is planning to start up a hof brau in the same neighborhood. Randy Pench email@example.com
BY BOB SHALLIT
Historic Oak Park cycle location to get total makeover
Site of Thom’s Cyclery is being restored to resemble its original look
The result will be street-level commercial space and two upstairs apartments
Project, to be completed this fall, adds to Oak Park renaissance
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RIRE boutique to expand into Oak Park with third location
Owner Josie Lee hopes to bring her brand of affordable fashion to 3330 Broadway in July
Retailer got her start at vendor fair, then East Sac Mercantile, before getting her own space
Boutique owner Josie Lee said she typically works the Sunday shift at her Davis store, one of three she operates in the Sacramento region. firstname.lastname@example.org Cathie Anderson
BY CATHIE ANDERSON
By Patrick L. Kennedy, Harvard Correspondent
This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.