Natomas High football team honors former coach Sal Arriaga-Heredia
The Natomas High School (NHS) Football Team learned what it means to be committed and to persevere through the story of the late Sal Arriaga-Heredia, 2001 Natomas High School Graduate, Substitute Teacher, and NHS Football Coach.

At the September 6th football game, Sal was inducted to the NHS Wall of Honor, and a jersey was presented to his family. Sal's legacy will forever be remembered. Enjoy the video highlight by clicking here.
Inderkum graduates return to campus to receive IB diplomas or certificates
When the seniors in the IB World Program at Inderkum High School graduated last May, they celebrated the end of their high school journey and the beginning of the next chapter in their lives. Now, 19 of them can celebrate that they have earned the prestigious world-recognized IB Diploma, and 77 can celebrate earning IB Course Certification. The final IB scores were received over the summer. Click here to learn more about the special ceremony.
Teachers of the Year Recognized at 
Board Meeting
Our Teachers of the Year were recognized at the September 11th Board meeting for their dedication and many contributions that they give to our students. Each teacher was presented with a beautiful plaque that displayed their name and school. After the presentation, they joined the Board, their site leaders, family members, and friends for a reception in their honor.
ABC 10 selects Mr. Smith, Teacher at American Lakes as Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to American Lakes Teacher Stephen Smith for being named ABC 10 Teacher of the Month. ABC 10 visited his classroom and shared why he was selected for the month of September. Enjoy the ABC 10 news video clip by clicking  here.

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College and career readiness indicators, starting as early as Elementary school
The vision of Natomas Unified School District is that all students graduate college and career ready. This is not something that begins in high school, but it starts in elementary school when we begin to monitor students' performance and progress. 

We're pleased to report that we're seeing good progress of that with the latest review of our college and career readiness indicators. We're seeing improvements in our CAASPP achievement, a state exam to measure student achievement; A-G completion rate, courses that are required for admission to CSU/UC college system; Graduation rate; CTE participation; and many other measures that help us to monitor how we're doing preparing each of our students for college and the workforce. Click here to learn more.
New NUSD Podcast episode released on benefits of children playing music
Throughout the years, we've seen how music positively impacts our students. Listen to Superintendent Chris Evans and Teacher Jeff Galindo of Natomas Middle School discuss how playing music can enhance a child's academic performance, social and life skills, and so much more.
Click here to listen or download it in the iTunes Store, Google Play Music, Spotify or Podbean app. 
NUSD prepares for Hispanic Heritage Month
Natomas Unified will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15 - October 15, with a variety of events, lessons, guest speakers, and activities at various schools. We will feature some of those events on our social media channels, school and district websites, and in future newsletters.
NUSD and City of Sacramento break ground for North Natomas Community Center and Aquatics Facility
It's official! Together with the City of Sacramento and the Natomas community in full support, we broke ground for the North Natomas Community Center and Aquatics Facility at a special event on Thursday, September 5.  It will be home to the only Olympic-size pool in Sacramento. Click here to watch a 1-minute highlight of the celebration.

Paso Verde scholars recognized for exemplifying 'Caring' all month long
PVS staff surprised scholars at their homes with yard signs for demonstrating the IB Learner Profile attribute "Caring" all month long. Each month, staff will select a different attribute from the IB Learner Profile and honor students who highly demonstrate it. Congratulations to the 29 pumas selected for August. As you drive around Natomas, you will see these signs proudly displayed on lawns, porches, windows, and in homes.
Seeking a career in education? 
Consider Diverse Future Teacher Program
Have an interest in teaching? We are looking for NUSD alumni who are in their final stages of earning their bachelor's degree and considering a career in education to apply to Natomas Unified's Diverse Future Teacher program. We are also looking for current district employees with a bachelor's degree who plan to pursue their teaching credential. If you know of anyone who is interested in a career in education with their bachelor's degree, please share this information with them and this link for further information.
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.

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