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There are trade offs when students hold down a job while in school

There are trade offs when students hold down a job while in school

Hailey Luistro, John F. Kennedy High School November 7, 2023

Many teens look forward to the day they can start working – and there are many reasons to want to save up, whether it be for clothes, gas money, food, trips or even more long-term goals like college. However,...

Holding  down a job while going to school can be stressful.

Working while going to school a challenge for many teens

Hailey Luistro, John F. Kennedy High School October 23, 2023

Many teens look forward to the day they can start working – and there are many reasons to want to save up, whether it be for clothes, gas money, food, trips or even more long-term goals like college. However,...

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High school grads consider community college options

Haile Luistro, John F. Kennedy High School May 20, 2023

Should applying to a community college after high school be something more students take advantage of? Many students often question what their plans are after they graduate. Some are undecided, and...

Sacramento area teens will lbe looking good for prom with help from the Sacramento Public Library.

Sacramento Public Library helps teens dress for prom night

Hailey Luistro, John F. Kennedy High School March 8, 2023

After being sidelined since the 2020 school shutdowns  because of Covid, area teenagers are being invited by the Sacramento Public Library to find the perfect outfit for prom. “Sacramento Public...

Matusuyama Elementary School spellers compete in the the final round of the spelling bee on Jan. 26, 2023. Photo by Kaili Jiang, JFK High School.

Matsuyama Elementary keeps only district spelling bee tradition alive

Kaili Jiang, John F. Kennedy High School February 12, 2023

On a sunny afternoon on Jan. 26, Matsuyama Elementary School held its fifth annual spelling bee under different configurations than what’s customary, still keeping an age-old event of spelling bees alive...

The John F. Kennedy choir performing Stars I shall Find, conducted by Bryan Stroh at JFK Auditorium on Dec. 22. Photo by Kaili Jiang, JFK High School.

JFK produces Winter Concert for first time since COVID pandemic shutdown

Kaili Jiang, John F. Kennedy High School January 17, 2023

After two years of virtual practice and delayed videos, John F. Kennedy High School’s music program was able to come together to hold an event for itself and the program’s loyal community – the Winter...

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SacCity alters PACE Program to include AP Capstone diploma program

Hailey Luistro, John F. Kennedy High School January 2, 2023

The Sacramento City Unified School District is moving to change the PACE Program at John. F Kennedy High School to include the Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma Program. PACE, which stands for Program...

JFK hosts campus Wellness Fair designed to boost student mental health

JFK hosts campus Wellness Fair designed to boost student mental health

Hailey Luistro, John F. Kennedy High School December 9, 2022

John F. Kennedy High School’s Student Support Center hosted a Wellness Fair in hopes of boosting students' mental health, which has been negatively affected by the COVID 19 pandemic.  Representatives...

New principal Eugene Stovall of Matsuyama Elementary School. Photo by Kaili Jiang. JFK High School.

Eighteen new principals welcomed to Sacramento City Unified schools

Kaili Jiang, John F. Kennedy High School November 8, 2022

  For most students, going back to in-person school for the first time since COVID struck felt pretty normal. But for some Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) principals, this school...

AP World History PACE teacher Jonathan Andrews with announcement poster to the Galápagos Islands. Photo by Kaili Jiang. John F. Kennedy High School.

In-person field trips return to Kennedy High’s PACE Program

Kaili Jiang, John F. Kennedy High School October 6, 2022

While many school routines have been brought back from pre-COVID school times, some are still slowly making their way back to the schedule, including in-person field trips for the John F. Kennedy High...

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California continues universal free meals for all K-12 students beginning this fall

Kaili Jiang, John F. Kennedy High School September 3, 2022

After a year in which the federal government served free breakfast and lunch to K-12 students nationwide, the state of California has decided to continue bringing universal free meals to the table, starting...

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