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Consider Foster Care or Adoption from Foster Care in Yolo County - Learn More.

Consider Foster Care or Adoption from Foster Care in Yolo County - Learn More.

Have you thought about becoming a foster parent or adopting a local child who needs a permanent home?  Did you know each year loving families within the communities of Yolo County are needed for over a hundred abused and neglected children? 

We invite you to attend a free introduction on foster care and adoption from foster care in Yolo County.  Two sessions are set from 6 to 8:00 pm, first in Woodland on Thursday October 25th at Woodland Community College in Building 700, Room 727 and again in West Sacramento on Monday October 29th at the Arthur Turner Library at 1212 Merkley Avenue in their Community Room.   This is a great opportunity to meet several foster parents will share their foster to adoption journey and you will meet Cherie Schroeder, Foster & Kinship Care Education Instructional Specialist.

EGUSD students ready to “Hoop It Up” with KidTribe

EGUSD students ready to “Hoop It Up” with KidTribe

EGUSD elementary school students throughout the district are ready to “Hoop It Up” with the members of KidTribe this October.

The assemblies, sponsored by the Elk Grove Unified School District’s Food and Nutrition Services Department, are energetic “community-fitness concerts” that activate heart rates and inspire children to exercise.

“Hoop-A-Pa-Loo-Za is a great activity for the students and coincides well with our district wellness policy,” said Anne Gaffney, a nutrition specialist for the district.  “This event is the perfect opportunity to reinforce healthy eating and exercise habits.”

Will C. Wood Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally

Will C. Wood Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally

Event:  Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally

Event Host:  Will C. Wood High School

Opponent: Napa High School

Event Date:  October 8th, 2012

Event Time:  3:45 PM Freshman; JV 5:00 PM; Varsity 6:00 PM

Location:  Will C. Wood HS Gym,

                998 Marshall Road, Vacaville, CA 95687

Vacaville, CA, This fall 2012, thousands of teams from around the country will participate in the Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally.  High School and College volleyball teams will promote breast health education in the community as well as raising funds to help eradicate Breast Cancer.
 

Music Matters brings music education back to public school campuses

Music Matters brings music education back to public school campuses

Music Matters, a division of the non-profit arts organization, Young Artists Conservatory of Music (YACM), expands public school music education to 7 Fairfield/Suisun schools. In the spring of 2010 a concerned parent, representing Nelda Mundy Elementary, refused to see their school lose band education. When approached to create an option, Wanda Cook, YACM’s Artistic Director, worked to create a business plan, funded by the lowest possible parent tuition with the recognizable high educational quality for which the conservatory is known. Today, Music Matters Program Director, Jacqueline Crockett oversees a YACM team of 11 profoundly dedicated music teachers responsible for educating nearly 500 students on campuses throughout FSUSD before and after school.
Music Matters boasts valuable community collaborations necessary to support the program.

Clery Act Crime Report for 2011 Released

Crimes reported at the University of California, Davis, in 2011 showed little change from the previous year, campus officials reported today.

"UC Davis is a relatively safe campus," said UC Davis Police Chief Matt Carmichael. "Our job is to keep it that way."

Under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, universities must report crime statistics annually to the U.S. Department of Education and make the information available to students, faculty and staff. This year's full report can be found online at http://police.ucdavis.edu.

Among major crimes, UC Davis experienced 96 burglaries, five robberies and four aggravated assaults in 2011, compared to 88, two and 11 in 2010. There were 24 forcible sexual offenses, compared to 21 the previous year. There were again no homicides.

UC Davis receives grants to study robotics as teaching tool in schools

UC Davis receives grants to study robotics as teaching tool in schools

Two new grants awarded to the University of California, Davis, by the National Science Foundation will study the impact of robotics in teaching science, technology, engineering and math from elementary to high school.

Both projects are led by Harry Cheng, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and director of the UC Davis K-14 Outreach Center for Computing and STEM Education.

"Robotics involves a variety of math, information technology, and engineering concepts," Cheng said. "Introducing computing and robotics into the math and science curriculum helps make abstract ideas concrete and allows students to apply mathematical concepts to real world problems."

The C-STEM Center also will hold a Fall Robotics Academy for school teachers on the weekend of Oct. 13-14. The class will train teachers to use robots and computing in their classrooms.

New program to help international undergrads succeed

New program to help international undergrads succeed

The University of California, Davis, will welcome its largest-ever group of new international undergraduates with programs to help their transition to U.S. college life -- from culture shock to different expectations in the American classroom.

UC Davis estimates it will enroll about 600 international students -- 70 percent to 80 percent more than last year -- and is offering them expanded orientation services, which begin today, as well as a new mentoring program and a special seminar series.

The new programs offer additional support for international students as UC Davis moves to increase their numbers to offer a more global experience for all of its students. Similar services are provided for all new students, but these focus on the unique needs of international students.