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Children’s Storytime

Books, games and activities for kids ages 3-10. 

Sponsored by River City Road Runners

Underground Books (2814 35th Street)

12pm-1pm

(916) 737-3333

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Kathy Lynn Marshall “The Ancestors Are Smiling!”
Discussion and Book Signing

“The Ancestors Are Smiling! is a collection of uplifting, funny, touching, and sometimes harrowing real life stories, creatively told by Kathy Marshall’s ancestors and their descendants. Marshall’s great-grandmother Ella worked for a Congressman who helped convince President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. Great-aunt Reba describes receiving her high school diploma at the age of 106 and being profiled in Essence Magazine and on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

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Sacramento Community Book Discussion Q&A Panel Discussion

The Campus Community Book Project (CCBP) was initiated at UC Davis to promote dialogue and build community by encouraging diverse members of the campus and surrounding communities to read the same book and attend related events. The book project advances the Office of Campus Community Relations (OCCR) mission to improve both the campus climate and community relations, to foster diversity and to promote equity and inclusiveness.

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Eddie Hart “Disqualified: Eddie Hart, Munich 1972, and the Voices of the Most Tragic Olympics”
Discussion and Book Signing

Having previously tied the world record, Eddie Hart was a strong favorite to win the 100-meter dash at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. Then the inexplicable happened: he was disqualified after arriving seconds late for a quarterfinal heat. Ten years of training to become the “World’s Fastest Human,” the title attached to an Olympic 100-meter champion, was lost in a heartbeat. But who was to blame?

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“Black to the Future” – Panel Discussion with Milton 510 Bowens

“The debasement of the office of the President of the United States of America is Serious, and will have lasting Consequences. Trump has stained our national honor and demeaned our highest office, with his overt and unabashed racism. The people defending him on TV, in Congress, in the Senate and those average men and women who live, work and go to school all over this nation, look like fools.

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Sacramento Black Book Fair

Blue Nile Press

Fifth Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF)

CREATING A LEGACY

Fourth-Annual Community Read-In Project

Join us and participate in the 2017-18 Community Read-In Project by the SBBF

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Gregg Popovich Meets St. HOPE

To close out 2017, St. HOPE held its annual fundraiser with a special HOPE for the Holidays Soiree.  A capacity audience over 250 people attended the event at the new Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in downtown Sacramento.  The soiree featured NBA coaching legend Gregg Popovich, who shared his views, opinions and experiences about a variety of topics.  

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Dragons Train with Grit for SAT

On Friday, November 10, while most Sac High staff enjoyed the day off in honor of our veterans, 96 juniors showed up at 8am to take the first of three SAT practice tests. Ms. Bostick, Mr. Marks and the junior grade level team built momentum and created a sense of urgency around preparing for the real test in April. The four hour experience was grueling but the results will be worth the effort.

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PS7 Surprise Project

While students and teachers were on Fall Break, several staff members from PS7 Elementary and the St. HOPE Public Schools Home Office participated in a two-day campus improvement service project as a surprise for returning students.  The 5,360 square foot space, which was overgrown with dead grass and weeds for years, was transformed into a beautiful outdoor quad that will be used as an outdoor classroom and lunch area for students.

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2017 CAASPP Data Release

The eagerly anticipated SHPS state test results were officially released September 27th. While student performance for most of the State of California flat-lined this year, the overall percentage of SHPS scholars meeting or exceeding the standard went up six percentage points in English Language Arts and two percentage points in Math.

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair

Sac High hosted the annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair on September 15th and, once again, HBCU representatives stated Sac High students were the highlight of their multi-city tour.  More than 40 HBCUs were represented at the fair, and most of them offered on the spot admissions decisions and scholarships to qualified seniors.  The fair was a lively and positive event for our community, and our entire senior and junior classes were able to meet with admissions representatives, learn about exciting opportunities at HBCU campuses, and submit applications

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Student Spotlight: Rayonna Thompson, ASB President 

Meet “Ray” this year’s Sac High ASB President and Student Representative to the SHPS Board of Directors. 

How long have you been at St. HOPE? 

This is my fourth year. My sister went to PS7 and that’s when Sac High really caught my attention. The schools are not for everyone, but the focus on A-G requirements at Sac High really excited me and got me thinking about life after high school. 

Why did you want to be the ASB President? 

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New Garden Mural Created by Dragon Alumni Aizik Brown

Edible Sac High sat down to get to know more about muralist, Aizik Brown, a 2012 Sac High graduate who also studied Studio Art at Humboldt State University.  Aizik was inspired at a young age by his father, who was a graffiti artist. He remembered his father showing him how to draw and was totally stunned by it. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” said Aizik. “Once I found graffiti I did not want to stop doing it. I have to say that my father was the main influence and inspiration in me becoming an artist.”

 

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St. HOPE Scholars Excel at College Track

HOPEsters participating in College Track ended the 16-17 school year with a bang and are off to a great start as they head back to school this August. Joining the Oak Park neighborhood in 2014, College Track’s mission is to remove the barriers that prevent students from earning their college degree by providing them with comprehensive academic support, leadership training, financial and college advising, and scholarships. Like us, they teach our scholars the skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond. 

Article Sactown MagazineBY TORI MASUCCI CUMMINS

New clothing and accessories shop opens in Oak Park
Marcy 31, 2017

It’s not a men’s clothing store. It’s not a women’s boutique. Strapping is introducing Sacramento to androgynous apparel and accessories at its new shop, which soft opened Wednesday in Oak Park’s Broadway Triangle District.

“It’s a new concept,” says shop owner Susan Stewart, a retail veteran who lives in Tahoe Park and began her online company Strapping Fit in January 2016 with clothing and accessories she designed to fit her own body type and lifestyle.

Article The Sacramento BeeBy Ryan Lillis

Now coming to Oak Park – startups in shipping containers
July 13, 2017

A funky new concept is coming to ever-changing Oak Park.

Architect Ron Vrilakas has a plan to construct a mini startup campus on an empty lot at 34th Street and Broadway, across from the Broadway Triangle retail and housing development he built.

But this new venture comes with a twist: Up to 30 work and retail spaces in the building would be made out of shipping containers.

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Meet Malcolm Brown

Malcolm Brown joined the St. HOPE Family this summer as the Managing Director of Operations. Learn more about Malcolm and his journey to St. HOPE in the brief interview below.

Malcom, tell us about where you come from and what’s prepared you for your new role?

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Scholars Intern in Oak Park

While most students are sleeping in and hanging out with friends, a group of 12 scholars entering their senior year at Sac High participated in the new St. HOPE Oak Park Internship Program.  The pilot program connects students with various nonprofit organizations all located in the Oak Park neighborhood for a 4-week volunteer internship of 12-15 hours per week.  

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Oak Park Prep Scholar Grows Over Five Grade Levels in Reading

Our Oak Park Prep scholars spend two years with us, and during each and every one of those days, all of them know our mission, which can be summed up in one word: growth.

We have always placed a special emphasis on literacy. Our scholars receive two specially designed ELA classes daily. One class focuses on rigorous, grade level content while the other meets them where they are, at their individual reading level. We believe this method enhances growth and promotes a culture of learning.

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DeMarcus Cousins & VSP Global Host Basketball Camp at Sac High

New Orleans Pelican, NBA All Star, and 2016 Olympic gold medalist DeMarcus Cousins (DMC) has seen his share of successes. As a former Sacramento King, his impact was always a topic of debate. His on-court persona has been at odds with his off the court demeanor.  Regardless of your opinion, one truth is evident; DeMarcus Cousins has kept his promise to the Sacramento youth who saw him develop as a professional into the superstar he has become.

Article KCRA - June 7, 2017Reporter: Mike Luery

Students excel at Sacramento High School

There’s been a dramatic turnaround at Sacramento High School.

Fourteen years ago, it was in danger of closing. Now, it’s a charter school with 800 students operating under St. Hope Public Schools. About 95 percent of all graduating seniors have been accepted into four-year colleges or universities for the second consecutive year.

One-third of all the students at Sacramento High School are from the surrounding neighborhood of Oak Park. But because it’s a charter school, Sacramento High must accept everyone who applies.

Article Sacramento Bee - June 20, 2017By Jason Jones

What is Cousins’ legacy? With Kings, it’s debatable. In Oak Park, it’s ‘everlasting.’

DeMarcus Cousins’ love for Sacramento did not end the day he was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.

He’s still connected to the many friends he made in nearly seven years, and he’s still loyal to the children and families cared for as if they were his own. That’s why Cousins was at Sacramento High School on Wednesday, working up a sweat and having fun with over 200 children for the DeMarcus Cousins Elite Skills Camp, which was free to all youth who registered and included an eye exam from VSP and glasses for those who need them.

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Senior Signing Day

Sac High seniors from the Class of 2017, joined by their families and other supporters, came together for the fifth annual Senior Signing Day Event on May 26th. This is one of Sac High’s showcase events and allows graduating scholars a platform to proclaim to the rest of the student body, as well as PS7 and Oak Park Prep students, where they will be attending college following graduation.