"We're Ready!" - PSAT planned for Oct. 16
As part of the district vision to prepare students for college and career, NUSD provides the PSAT to 1 0th graders at Inderkum, Natomas High, and Leroy Greene Academy, free of charge, during the school day. 

The good news is that the PSAT/NMSQT is designed as an introduction to the SAT, so if students work diligently and master the free prep materials offered by Khan Academy and College Board, students will be more than prepared to succeed on the   PSAT/NMSQT and SAT.

 To learn more about the PSAT, including how to prepare, key facts and scoring,   please click here.
 Leader in Growth in English Language Arts   and Math on State Test
The Natomas Unified School District continues to make steady strides in increasing student achievement with the latest release of the statewide CAASPP scores. The results, released October 9, show more of our students are meeting or exceeding academic standards putting them on track to graduate college and career ready. 

Click here for a link to the full article.
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There's still time to fill out the FAFSA for College
NUSD hosted its annual "Cash for College" workshop last Thursday, a free event that helped families complete their financial aid forms for seniors. 

For families who were unable to make it to the workshop, there's still time to complete FAFSA before its too late.  

Here's a helpful guide on '7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the 2020-21 FAFSA Form' brought to you by the U.S. Department of Education. 

If you have any questions, please contact your school academic counselor or click here to visit the Federal Student Aid website.  
New Podcast episode released on the benefits of students playing sports
Building character, boosting self-esteem, discipline, and learning to work in teams are invaluable skills that athletes take away from their time participating in sports. Superintendent Chris Evans discusses the short and long-term benefits with Coach Moriah Finch of Leroy Greene Academy. 

Click here to listen or download it on iTunes Store, Spotify or Podbean app.
 Bullying Prevention Poster Contest for   students, grades 6-12
Did you know most bullying takes place in school, outside of school grounds, and on the school bus?  

Show us how you stand up to bullying by participating in NUSD's Bullying Prevention Poster Contest. Simply pick up a poster from the front office of your school site, design your poster in relation to bullying prevention, and submit your poster by October 25th for a chance to be entered into a district-wide contest. Winners will win lunch of their choice and cool prizes. Don't miss out!

Contest guidelines are available here Statistics from StopBullying.gov.
Natomas High celebrates 25 years with back-to-back events
Last week, Natomas High School celebrated its 25th Anniversary. Students, families, staff, and alumni took a walk through history, reminiscing on many great memories and experiences. The celebration continued on Friday night at the Homecoming game where the Homecoming king and queen were announced and NHS alumni Marlon Moore was inducted into the Wall of Honor for his achievement in sports and success in the NFL.

 Joel Schwieger of Natomas High awarded   for work to fight hunger with Joey's Food   Locker
The morning of Friday, Oct. 4 wasn't just any ordinary morning for Teacher Joel Schwieger of Natomas High School. Joel received an unexpected resolution on behalf of Senator Richard Pan for his extensive work to fight hunger with Joey's Food Locker. He was joined by members of the NUSD Board of Trustees, Superintendent Chris Evans, and host of staff and students.

Congratulations, Joel! You make NUSD proud!  To learn more about Joey's Food Locker, please  click here .
Two Rivers Elementary wins NUSD Farm to School Photo Contest
We asked our students to snap and share pictures of themselves eating healthy in celebration of Farm to School Month from October 1st to the 14th. Students from across the district participated by posting their pictures to Facebook and Instagram with the campaign hashtag #NUSDFarmtoSchool along with their school name. 

We are excited to announce that Two Rivers Elementary is the winner of the contest and will receive lunch from NUSD's food truck. Congratulations TRE!

We want to thank all of our students and families for getting involved. Thanks for showing us how you were eating healthy to support Farm to School Month!
Alumni Spotlight
NUSD is celebrating alumni in diverse roles that represent our vision of college and career readiness. To explore our growing network of alumni, please follow and visit our Instagram account @natomasusd or visit the NUSD Alumni Spotlight web page located on the district website.

We want to hear from you! Share your alumni story or recommendation to be considered for an alumni feature at https://natomasunified.org/alumni/.
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