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A view of Inderkum High’s only Summer Art class.

Determined Inderkum students squeeze in art component during summer session

Benjamin Lopez, Inderkum High School June 30, 2024

This summer, students are fulfilling their Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) requirements via an Art 1 class taking up one of the two rooms normally dedicated to the subject.  Inderkum sophomore and...

A sign in the custodian office at Inderkum High School.

Keeping it clean and tidy

Benjamin Lopez, Inderkum High School June 30, 2024

After the final bell rings and summer break swings into effect, the custodians of Inderkum High School spring into their jobs with the same force and energy that they do throughout the school year.                          “I’ve...

The Minga app interface.

Inderkum adopts Minga app to serve as hall pass, digital ID system

Benjamin Lopez, Inderkum High School June 29, 2024

This year physical hall passes were retired in the Math and Science wings at Inderkum High School and replaced with the app, which students could download on their phone or use via their chromebooks.  “I’m...

Image from the show put on by Inderkum’s Mandarin Class) at the district Multicultural Festival.

Inderkum hosts first district-wide Multicultural Festival on campus

Benjamin Lopez, Inderkum High School June 25, 2024

The Natomas Unified School District held its first-ever Multicultural Festival this year at Inderkum High School, and the event drew a crowd of more than 1,500 people, district officials said. “It...

The Project Mercy team during day one of the programs donation drive. Photo taken March 29. North Natomas Regional Park.

Project Mercy, a new effort in the Natomas community to help the less fortunate

Olivia Ming, Inderkum High School May 6, 2024

Over spring break, 26 Inderkum High School students put on gloves, assembled boxes and made a difference in their Natomas community. Project Mercy is a donation drive run by Inderkum’s Business Honor...

Inderkum’s 6th annual BSU Night, highlights Black voices

Olivia Ming, Inderkum High School March 13, 2024

The Black Student Union of Inderkum High School recently hosted its sixth annual BSU Night that highlighted the voices of Black students and leaders of the greater community. Held Feb. 29 in the...

Tiger dance at Inderkum High rally.


Olivia Ming, Inderkum High School March 2, 2024

 In journalistic writing, photos elevate the story. As a student journalist and photographer, the ability to combine my skills under Sac School Beat has helped me further refine my photography. This January...

Parade goers reach for the dragons as they pass

San Francisco Chinatown annual parade highlights Lunar New Year celebration

Olivia Ming, Inderkum High School February 27, 2024

SacSchoolBeat reporter and photographer Olivia Ming, Inderkum High School, traveled to San Francisco to watch the annual Lunar New Year parade. This year the featured star of the parade was Awkafina, actress,...

Student made poster for Inderkum High Schools annual January Jam

Inderkum High Black Student Union holds 5th annual ‘January Jam’ 

Benjamin Lopez, Inderkum High School February 3, 2024

Every January Inderkum High School’s Black Student Union club produces the “January Jam,” an informal talent show that celebrates student creativity with performances and other activities planned...

Semiors Vanessa Zumstein and Chantell King take over the class of  Tod Hamasak, P.E. teacher,for Inderkum Role Reversal day.

Inderkum High School celebrates annual Role Reversal Day to build a strong school culture

Olivia Ming, Inderkum High School December 6, 2023

One of the most popular traditions at Inderkum High School is fall’s annual Role Reversal Day. It was previously known as Senior Takeover, a day when seniors choose a teacher to dress up as and instruct...

Inderkum High bathroom stall lacking a lock.

Undergrads laud athletic improvements but want other Inderkum improvements finished soon

Olivia Ming, Inderkum High School November 7, 2023

Students in Inderkum High School's Class of 2026 say that the  current updates to the school's athletic facilities have enhanced campus life but doubt other needed improvements will be completed before...

Inderkum High School poster made for Red Ribbon Week in an art classroom.

Carts and pens and e-cigarettes result in locked rest rooms

Benjamin Lopez, Inderkum High School November 7, 2023

When Inderkum High School students use the restrooms they frequently confront a pervasive haze. “It lingers, and gets everywhere,” said sophomore Jaydee Delizzo.  Often students with a bathroom...

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