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Two Rivers Elementary School. Photo by Jack Fedor, Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep.

Two Rivers Elementary achieves highest test scores in the state

June 16, 2023

Two Rivers Elementary, Natomas Unified School District’s smallest pre-kindergarten through fifth grade school in terms of student population, has the highest scores on state testing in English language...

Sacramento School Beat trains teens to bring news of schools to students, staff and families

Sacramento School Beat trains teens to bring news of schools to students, staff and families

Akshaj Mehta, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory June 13, 2023

Sacramento School Beat, funded by the Sacramento County Office of Education, trains local students in news reporting and writing, a response to budget cuts that have eliminated many journalism programs...

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Star Academy broadens curriculum to expand diversity, inclusion in literature

Akshaj Mehta, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory June 9, 2023

Diverse and inclusive literature has been lacking in the curriculum for students for some time now, for a multitude of reasons, according to teachers and the principal at Star Academy.   “I think...

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Natomas Pacific opens AP Precalculus course for STEM majors

Jack Fedor, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory June 1, 2023

Students at Natomas High, Inderkum High and Leroy Greene Academy will be able to take a new mathematics course starting with the 2023-24 school year. The new course, Advanced Placement (AP) Precalculus,...

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Farewell Operation Smile fundraiser held by graduating club leaders

Jack Fedor, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory May 25, 2023

The Operation Smile-affiliated club at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep (NP3) held an on-campus fundraiser on May 2 in which the club sold pizza during the lunch period. The event to benefit Operation...

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Joey’s supports needy families of Natomas Unified students

Akshaj Mehta, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory March 10, 2023

Joey's Food Locker is a Natomas Unified School District program to serve families in need, operating every Friday.  “I think it’s important for the community because it allows for many people to...

Jibe promotes clean transportation, better health and increased opportunities for youth

Akshaj Mehta, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory January 30, 2023

North Natomas JIBE is a non-profit organization that promotes cleaner transportation methods, and has an emphasis on biking and walking, with one of its many programs being the Inderkum High School...

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Williams Report gives Natomas Unified passing grades

Jack Fedor, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory January 4, 2023

The Natomas Unified School District board of trustees recently approved an annual report that gave passing grades to the sufficiency of instructional materials and facilities at six district schools.  The...

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Natomas Unified earns high marks in resilience report

Jack Fedor, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory January 2, 2023

Natomas Unified School District officials recently released a report to the board of trustees which details some of the district’s outcomes in 2021-2022, including summer opportunities taken advantage...

Music, arts benefit from voter approval of Prop 28

Jack Fedor, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory December 28, 2022

California voters on Nov. 8 approved Proposition 28, known as The Arts and Music in Schools Funding Guarantee and Accountability Act. The proposition which, received over three million votes, requires...

Standardized tests increasingly controversial at secondary level as colleges drop required tests

Akshaj Mehta, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory December 28, 2022

Standardized testing is becoming increasingly scarce in the college admissions world. Where once students had to fill out a lengthy application and take a three-and-a-half-hour test, they now, in many...

SWORD club students gather at Natomas Pacific Pathways to a club meeting. Photo by Jack Fedor, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory.

SWORD club debuts at Natomas Pacific Pathways

Jack Fedor, Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory December 28, 2022

A new club which is making its debut at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep this school year is Students Who Occasionally Roll Dice, more commonly known as SWORD. “SWORD is a place for people to meet and...

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