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Elk Grove third-grader wins $100,000 for college

Apr 11, 2014
Elk Grove third-grader wins $100,000 for college

Third-grader Duncan Nakamoto of Elk Grove was surprised Friday morning upon learning he had won $100,000 toward his college fund in the “Big Dreams Start Small” national scholarship contest.


Duncan Nakamoto, 9, a third-grader at Joseph Sims Elementary School in Elk Grove, pumps his arms upon realizing his photo won...

Woodland schools saw dramatic growth under retiring superintendent

Mar 12, 2014
Woodland schools saw dramatic growth under retiring superintendent

Debra LaVoi read a student essay on the solar system, asked questions about “Cat in the Hat” and watched fifth-graders take a math test at the Science and Technology Academy in Knights Landing last week. It was the third school the Woodland Joint Unified superintendent had visited before lunch.


Elk Grove school district enrolling kids in Virtual Academy

Sep 3, 2013

Registration for Elk Grove Unified School District's Virtual Academy continues through Sept. 10.

Elk Grove school district tables proposed administrator raises

Aug 29, 2013

A planned reorganization of Elk Grove Unified School District's administration that would have raised salaries of top employees was postponed Wednesday night after most of the school board and audience spoke out against it.

Meetings will go over Elk Grove school district’s budget

Aug 20, 2013

Elk Grove Unified board members will hold seven simultaneous community meetings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17 to discuss the district's finances.

Theatrical performance to benefit Galt libraries

May 12, 2013

Galt residents are taking on the road an effort to keep their school libraries open. A benefit production of "Julia Child says 'Bon Appetit!' " will be performed at 6 p.m. today at the Hutchins Street Square theater in Lodi. Actress Linda Kenyo...

E-waste drive to benefit Galt Joint Union Elementary School District libraries

Jan 8, 2013

Lake Canyon School at 800 Lake Canyon Ave. and Valley Oaks School at 21 C St., will each host an e-waste recycling day Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Televisions, computers, fax machines, copiers, scanners, printers, telephones, stereo components, ...

Roseville high school trustees revise student publication policy

Nov 15, 2012

The board of the Roseville Joint Union High School District voted Tuesday to revise a controversial policy that sparked a First Amendment debate after its approval last month. The policy, which gave the superintendent the right to review advertisin...

Rocklin teen gains fame grilling and drilling iPhone for YouTube

Nov 14, 2012
Rocklin teen gains fame grilling and drilling iPhone for YouTube

Rocklin High School senior Taras Maksimuk sets up a tripod and camera in his bedroom for a video he'll upload to his YouTube channel, TechRax. The tech-savvy teen has more than 5,700 subscribers and gets so many hits – more than 4.1 million ...

Fundraisers help keep Galt district libraries open

Oct 12, 2012

Gabriela Duenas reached into her pocket last April at a school board meeting and pulled out $40. The Galt seventh-grader had just heard that all six school libraries were to be closed because of a lack of funds. She wanted to help. The heartfelt ac...



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