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Art and Music Showcase
PS7 Elementary

PS7 Elementary is always dedicated to bringing as many experiences to our scholars as possible. This year, we knew we wanted to increase the number of electives scholars had the opportunity to participate in while at the elementary school, so we added two — art and music. Throughout the year our scholars learned the various elements of art and music enabling them to present their art and music production, 

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Winter Break
No School

All SHPS schools closed during Winter Break from December 16th - January 4.  Scholars return to school on Wednesday, January 5. 

Video November 29, 2021

Representation matters: The Black Santa Movement, explained
ABC 10

SACRAMENTO, Calif — For the first time, Disney theme parks are including a Black Santa Claus in Christmas celebrations in it’s 66-year history.

But, that’s not all. Major retailers across the U.S. are also diversifying their pool of Santas to be more inclusive and spread holiday cheer. That includes Old Navy, Macy’s, and shopping malls.

Even though the Black Santa movement might be new to some people, it’s been a holiday tradition for years in Black communities. For many, Black Santa signifies more than representation.

Pipeline Newsletter

Exposure and Access

Dear St. HOPE Friends, Supporters and community,

Never would I have guessed  that an accomplished young Black man from my home state of North Carolina would be on the big stage gracing us on a grand piano..  It’s not that I didn’t think he and so many other Black musicians  were capable.  It’s that still today, opportunity is not always accessible in communities of color.  This is primarily due to lack of exposure and access – both of which are important factors in determining  whether our dreams and ambitions  can be fulfilled.  

Pipeline Newsletter

Increasing Access to College

Sac High Seniors recently participated in the annual Cash for College workshop to apply for Federal grants and loans to pay for college.  During the Cash For College event hosted by Sac High, advisors assisted students with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Act (CADAA), unlocking financial resources and making their dreams to attend  college become a reality. 

Pipeline Newsletter

Colour of Music Festival Debuts in Sacramento November 10-13

We are thrilled to welcome the Colour of Music Festival to Sacramento! Since 2013, the Colour of Music Festival has showcased the talents of black classical musicians and composers and highlighted their impact and historical significance on American and world culture. The Festival began with performances in Charleston, South Carolina and is now bringing some of the top black classical musicians, trained at some of the most prestigious music schools, conservatories and universities in the world, to Sacramento.

Article By Rebekah GonzalezNovember 1, 2021

This is the Highest Rated Restaurant in Sacramento
KFBK News

It’s easy to get caught up in going to the same restaurants and eating the same kinds of food. But in a great foodie city like Sacramento, you’re probably missing out on some world-class food.

Luckily, Yelp has compiled a list of the highest-rated restaurants in the Sacramento area you can check out.

So which local restaurant is the highest-rated in Sacramento?

According to Yelp, it’s Fixins Soul Kitchen In Oak Park.

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Sac High Kicks Off the School Year With Back To School Night & Footlocker

At St. HOPE Public Schools, our goal is always to take every opportunity to create memorable events for our scholars and families. We also work to collaborate with community partners to bring differentiated opportunities to our campus! On Thursday, August 19th, Sac High welcomed over 50% of our families to campus for Back To School Night! In collaboration with Footlocker we gave away over 250 backpacks and 300+ t-shirts and our scholars and families experienced a great evening with a local DJ, photographer, and amazing music! Our scholars and families were able to connect with Footlocker Stripers to talk about college and career paths, and also get some fun swag to show off at school and in the community. 

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Journey to the Future with St. HOPE’s New CEO, Cassandra Jennings

Dear St. HOPE friends, family and community,

I feel so blessed to be at St. HOPE and back in the Oak Park neighborhood in this season of my personal and professional journey, so I can continue to pour into the community that has been a part of my life for over three decades. My kids attended school in Oak Park; I worship in Oak Park; and both my husband and I worked for many years to improve the lives of Oak Park residents and to support the mission of St. HOPE to revitalize the community. I recall some of the initiatives I worked on over the years, including street clean ups, first time homebuyer programs, the St. HOPE after school program,

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To & Through College Starts Today with PS7 Elementary TK/Kindergarten

Your scholar’s journey to and through college starts today with PS7 Elementary’s TK/Kindergarten program.  Offering a FULL day program for both TK & Kindergarten, scholars are in school from 7:30AM to 3:00PM. PS7 Elementary also offers an after-school program, which runs until 6:00 PM, and provides enrichment opportunities such as Sac Theatre Company and Music In Motion.

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New Guild Theater Concert Series

The Guild Theater is kicking off a new concert series starting August 13th with R&B group, Troop! Troop, which stands for Total Respect for Other People, is known for a series of number-one R&B hits, including popular cover versions of the songs “All I Do Is Think of You” and “Sweet November”, originally performed by The Jackson 5 and The Deele. They also had a number-one hit with their original song “Spread My Wings”.

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‘Getting the recognition it deserves’: Community prepares for Juneteenth celebrations in Sacramento
KCRA 6.17.21

https://www.kcra.com/article/community-prepares-juneteenth-celebrations-sacramento/36759430

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. —

Juneteenth celebrations in Northern California are scheduled throughout the weekend.

The president and CEO of the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce said not only does it mark a celebration for the emancipation of slaves in 1863, but it’s also a celebration for those who finally learned of their freedom two years later.

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Events Around Sacramento Celebrate First Nationally Recognized Juneteenth
CBS 13 Sacramento 6.19.21

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Several events celebrating Juneteenth happened across Sacramento on Saturday.

There were calls for not only action, but reflection, bringing both joy and determination in the fight for progress.

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Events varied from soul music and dancing in Oak Park to art and vendors all highlighting black beauty and business at one of the longest-running Juneteenth festivals in Sacramento on June 19, 2021, which was taking on new meaning.

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Sacramento High senior lands full-ride basketball scholarship amid pandemic
Fox 40 6.4.21

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — COVID-19 threatened to derail college dreams for student athletes across the country, but one Sacramento High School senior was such a standout that she earned a full-ride college scholarship — without recruiters having met her in person.

“That was really difficult because not a lot of coaches were able to see me last year,” Heaven Samayoa-Mathis recounted.

Samayoa-Mathis, along with her family and coach, knew that meant they’d have to work that much harder to get her noticed. 

Article BY MARCUS D. SMITHSacramento Bee

This Sacramento day party keeps selling out. Here’s how to get your ticket to ‘Algorhythm’
6.2.21

“Algorhythm,” a new social networking day party, promises live DJ sets and culture every first and third Saturday of the month at St. Hope’s Esther Park.

Hosted by BaseOne.FM, a group of four millennial DJs, who started streaming their music sets on the live video app Twitch in August 2020. Now, the day party attracts a diverse group of Sacramento’s young professional and creative scene, selling out nearly every time.

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Sac High Scholars are College Bound!

On June 5th, Sacramento Charter High School graduated its senior class of scholars! We are very proud to say that even through an amazingly challenging year, 90% of the class was accepted to a 4-year university! The class of 2021 had acceptances to all nine Universities of California, all 21 California State Universities, and 25 different historically Black colleges and universities. 

Two outstanding scholars stood out amongst the class: Shabon Hankerson and Heaven Samayoa-Mathis.

Article By Marcus Smith

As St. HOPE president and CEO steps down, a familiar face is taking on the position
Sacramento Bee 6.9.21

Jake Mossawir is looking forward to focusing on the next chapter of his life, his family, as he expects to become a father to a baby girl this fall.

The St. HOPE President and CEO announced that he is stepping away after six years with the organization in an email to St. Hope students and families.

Mossawir and his wife are expecting a daughter and plan to relocate to Texas to start their family.

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Ms. Williams-James featured on National Parents Union

National Parents Union hosted Christina Williams-James, Dean of Culture and Instruction at St. HOPE Public Schools, on their “Managing Day to Day” podcast along with leaders from two other California charter schools. Christina talked about our mission of sending scholars to and through college, our five pillars, and how we support scholars of color. Check it out on Facebook Live HERE!