PS7 Middle: Home
No school in observance for Martin Luther King Jr Day.
All SHPS schools closed for President’s Day on Monday, February 21, 2022. Scholars return to school on Tuesday, February 22.
Our Parent Event for Quarter 3 will be Winter Open House Conferences.
No School for SHPS Scholars from March 17 – March 28. Scholars return to school on Tuesday, March 29.
Scholars are expected to be dropped off at 7:30 a.m. in uniform, well rested and ready to listen, be respectful, and work hard.
For those who elect to have breakfast at school, be sure that your child is in the breakfast line before the meal service ends at 7:40 a.m.
Homeroom has two meanings here at PS7. Scholars start their day in a zero period called “homeroom.” This period is a quiet one in which scholars will finish the remainder of their breakfasts, check over their homework, read silently, and make sure once again that they have all their must-haves. Homeroom is also what we call a group of scholars that transition together from subject to subject.
Listening, being respectful, and working hard to learn new material burns up a lot of calories. At 11:45, scholars are walked to the Main Commons to enjoy a purchased school lunch or one they brought from home. We promote healthy eating habits because we believe that what they eat now will influence their health later as adults. Scholars are expected to enjoy their healthy lunch while sitting at the table, enjoying the company of friends, and chatting calmly with neighbors.
We know that our scholars are working hard in their core classes and want to make sure they also have the opportunity to move and to be creative throughout their day. All of our scholars participate in PE and Art each week. Our PE coach introduces scholars to a variety of sports, teaching them the rules and basic of each, and giving them plenty of practice.
On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, PS7 middle scholars will be dismissed only to the front of Sacramento Charter High near the parking lot exit at 3:25 p.m. On Wednesdays, kids who finish their day without incident will get to leave at 2:15. After those times, we are unable to provide supervision. Older siblings attending Sac High must pick up their younger siblings from middle school- not the other way around. Loitering on campus is not be tolerated.
With a new focus on racial injustice, there is a spotlight on the sobering statistics in the reading levels between black and white students. In 2019, The Nation’s Report Card from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) found that just 15% of Black 8th graders were at or above reading “proficiency.” About half didn’t even reach the “basic” reading benchmark.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is “What are you doing for others?” said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In an effort to serve and respond to the needs of our community St. HOPE is teaming up with EventMD to provide a drive-through COVID Testing Site at Sacramento High School starting Saturday, January 15th. Both PCR and Antigen rapid testing will be available weekly on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 9 AM to 2 PM. Please get vaccinated and tested to keep yourself and others safe.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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”.
‘Getting the recognition it deserves’: Community prepares for Juneteenth celebrations in Sacramento
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.
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.
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.
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.
California Charter School Association (CCSA) pulled together a series called “Serving Black Students with Excellence” in honor of Black History Month. Sacramento Charter High School was featured in the series as the highest performing high school for Black students in California! You can check out their blog here for the full story!
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!
HOW COVID-19 IS RESHAPING EDUCATION
Reported and written by Word In Black
Word in Black is a news collaborative representing 10 of the leading Black publishers in the U.S. This story represents a cross-section of their work on the impact of COVID 19 on K-12 education.
Imagine this: You are trying to listen to the instructions from your teacher on your laptop, the volume is all the way up, but you still can’t hear. You look around the room and all your brothers, sisters, even parents are trying to do the same. Add the fact that you are still trying to figure out how distance learning works. Sounds frustrating, doesn’t it?
(WORDINBLACK.COM) – On Sunday, Sept. 12, the NY Times Magazine called 2020 “The Lost Year” for students across America and their families dealing with remote learning and the social, psychological and cognitive challenges it presents.
On Thursday July 30, 2020, NASA launched its most advanced rover to Mars. Back in 2019, as the Mars 2020 Rover, now renamed Perseverance, was in its testing phase of development, NASA called on the world to see who would want their names placed on the rover and travel 7 months to the red planet. Those participants would receive a boarding pass and accumulate Frequent Flyer Miles.
While Sacramento’s dining scene has been struggling with the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, there is a bright spot with this week’s opening of a new fast casual and gourmet pizza joint in Oak Park. Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria is a Nashville-based chain run by three childhood friends who dreamed up the concept inside an old garage in 2015. They spent two years testing pizza recipes in that garage and then launched their restaurant with great success. Their Oak Park grand opening marks their 5th location and is the latest Black-owned business to join the Oak Park resurgence.