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'Learn from my pain,' says high school student

'Learn from my pain,' says high school student

Wesley Saeteurn, 17, is a senior at Gerber Jr./Sr. High School in the Sacramento County Office of Education and an editor of his school newspaper. He contributed this essay to The SacCounty Breeze, a collaboration of philanthropist Rowland Rebele, The Sacramento Bee, The Sacramento County Office of Education, and the California Scholastic Journalism Initiative.

For six years and counting I have lost someone very close to me to the system.

I was 11 years old when he was locked up in Lancaster in Los Angeles County. He will not be able to get out for another 12 years, minimum.

The feelings I have are hard to explain. I don't know why but when I think about it, it hurts. I get a burning sensation on my face, and I get filled with anger and regret.

Tahoe Elementary Showtime Dec. 17

Tahoe Elementary Showtime Dec. 17

Sacramento -- Thursday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. is Showtime at Tahoe Elementary when students present their Winter Show. Tahoe Elementary is at 3110 60th Street (off Broadway) Sacramento 95820.

Home-baked goodies will be sold to raise funds for student activities, including Field Trips (we all remember Field Trips!) and other special events during this school year.

Parents may drop off Baked Goods in Room 18 on Thursday morning, Dec. 17.  Parents wishing to donate Baked Goods should contact Rosanne-Yee@scusd.edu to obtain specific details about Bake Sale guidelines.

Tahoe Elementary teacher Gordon Katz reminds parents and students this week is the Book Fair. Please contact him at Gordon-Katz@scusd.edu for information about donating books and cash to put books in students hands and knowledge in their brains!

Flap Jacks at Earl Warren School Saturday AM

Flap Jacks at Earl Warren School Saturday AM

Sacramento -- Slip on your flip flops and hippity hop for Flap Jacks (also known as "pancakes") at Earl Warren Elementary School bright and early Saturday morning, October 17, from 8 until 10:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast Tickets are $3 each. A Family Pack of 4 tickets is a deal at $10. Breakfast proceeds help raise funds for Student Activities, including an educational -- and memorable -- field trip to Sly Park for 6th Graders! Ditch Breakfast at Home and join us Saturday morning at Earl Warren School at 5420 Lowell Street. 95820, for your fill of scrumptious Flap Jack Pancakes! (Thank me later.) P.S. Bring Extra Cash for the School's "Used Stuff Sale" from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.

High school students learn multimedia skills at Sac State

High school students learn multimedia skills at Sac State

"It really opened my eyes as to what I want to do with my future." - Jessica Henderson

      "It was cool to work and learn about multimedia journalism." - Keegan Morris

The Multimedia Journalism Summer Academy for High School Students wrapped up at Sacramento State with students producing video projects on their smartphones.

News10’s George Warren and former News10 anchor Sharon Ito led the weeklong workshop, where students toured the News10 studios and received hands-on training in shooting, writing and editing a video story.  (Click to see the News10 photo album.)

Here are some of their projects:

ImpactAVillage and Free The Children introduce volunteering program in Greater-Sacramento area

ImpactAVillage and Free The Children introduce volunteering program in Greater-Sacramento area

Free The Children, an international charity and education partner, is proud to introduce the We Act program to local schools in the Greater-Sacramento region. On Wednesday, January 21 at 7 p.m., Craig Kielburger, co-founder of Free The Children, will speak in Granite Bay at an event hosted by ImpactAVillage about We Act, an educational program that empowers young people to become active local, national and global citizens.

MLK Student Essay Contest

MLK Student Essay Contest

In conjunction with the 17th anniversary of the Sacramento Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event, the MLK Committee is sponsoring a student essay contest with the winners to be announced prior to the celebration dinner on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Sacramento.