George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science
January 8, 2018
Important Dates
January 8 - School Resumes   **INTERSESSION BEGINS** 
January 10 - Volleyball practice 3:30 p.m. in gym. GWC Guild Meeting 6 p.m. in Room 203
January 11-13 - Waldorf Alliance Conference at Carver   <-- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
January 15 - No school in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 16 - Carver Visit Day 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Register in office.
January 26 - Minimum Day 12:55 p.m. dismissal - Semester Ends
                         **CARVER APPLICATIONS DUE**
Carpool Sought: Student needs ride home to 35th/Folsom. Contact office directly for details.
Volunteers Needed!
We are looking for a few people to help at a book sale booth at the upcoming Waldorf Conference happily being held at our own George Washington Carver! This event will help raise additional funds to bolster the Guild's ability to support our students and staff.
Help especially needed on Sunday, Jan. 14! Duties include; payment processing, setup and/or cleanup. If you can help, go to this link to book a time:
Intersession Starts this Week
When we return from winter break, Carver will be in "Intersession." Students have a special class in the morning and then have block schedule the rest of the day.

This gives us the chance to slow down and study our subject deeply.  The class rosters for each class are posted in the lobby.
 
9th graders
Art History-Roberto 301
Earth Art-Jenks 404
The Senses-DeWaard 801

10th graders
Poetry-Ghiorso 304
India-Llorente 302
Meso-America-Preston 303

11th graders
The Arab World-Poladi 204
Projective Geometry-Sabini 202
Astronomy-Drawdy 402

12th graders
Symptomatology-Stine 201
Play-Fain Theater

The Intersession ends with a Showcase of all the student work. We also enjoy the first of two Senior Class Plays.
Intramural Volleyball Starts this Week!
Do you want to play volleyball? Then  join the Champion Volleyball Team at Carver. Complete the required forms and return to the main office. The  preliminary practice schedule is as follows:
Wednesday 1/10 at 3:30 p.m. <---1st practice 
Monday 1/15 at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday 1/17 at 3:30 p.m.
Monday 1/22 at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday 1/24 at 3:30 p.m.
Permission Form  (click to download)   Medical Release Form   (click to download)
Contact Coach Mossman is you have questions: matt.mossman@rocketmail.com
College Corner with Astrid Kinn
New Scholarship Opportunities:
Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars Program- For those interested in studying Engineering in college, this program will award an $8,000 scholarship over 4 years ($2,000 each year) to two graduating seniors in Sacramento County. The application can be found at
www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/Community/Pages/engineeringscholars.aspx . The DEADLINE to apply is February 4, 2017. You must be a US citizen, a resident of Sacramento County, have a minimum, unweighted GPA of 3.5, a minimum SAT score of 1150 or minimum ACT composite score of 27.

Asian Pacific Fund - Applications for 9 scholarship opportunities, each with unique eligibility criteria, with amounts ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. Incoming college students of any ethnic background can apply. Minimum 3.0 GPA and US citizen. DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 23, 2018. Go to  www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships for more information, or see Ms. Kinn, the college advisor at the office on Mondays and Thursday.
 
YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM
Do you know a student with a disability who is a junior or senior in high school between the ages of 16-18 years old? Does that student show leadership in her/his community? If so, have them apply to the 2018 Youth Leadership Forum (YLF)! The deadline to apply has been EXTENDED to January 31.
 
YLF is a five-day summer youth leadership program for students with disabilities. The 2018 YLF will take place on July 15-20 at California State University, Sacramento. There is no program or travel cost for parents to pay. All students' expenses are sponsored through a public-private partnership.  The YLF program offers peer mentoring on careers, independent living and offers resources for students to become independent. Students hear from professionals with disabilities in their chosen fields. Finally, students will have fun and meet lifelong friends!
 
Students must complete an application, write an essay and provide letters of recommendations. Students will also be interviewed for a spot in the YLF. All YLF applications must be completed electronically and emailed to  ylf@dor.ca.gov. This is a competitive process and not all students will be selected.
 
Students who are selected for a spot in the YLF will be contacted in spring. Parents or guardians will also receive additional detailed YLF information at that time.
 
Flyers can be shared with students, providing them with website information for the application. To apply for the YLF, students should visit our website at:  www.dor.ca.gov/ylf.  At the YLF "Information Links", select "Delegate Info. Page with 2018 YLF Application". Next, select and complete the 2018 YLF Application.  There is also a link called "YLF Instructions"to assist applicants with completing the application.
 
Interviews will be conducted with students and our goal is to make final delegate determinations by March/April 2018.
 
For other questions, please call the California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities office at 855-894-3436.
Dr. Allegra Alessandri, Principal |  Email Me |  916-395-5266
 
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