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May 9: Student tech fair, open house at Sylvan Middle School

Parents, students and family members are invited to an open house of STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math) student work at Sylvan Middle School on May 9, from 5:30-7 p.m...

This new nonprofit is helping in-need students get shoes in Citrus Heights

Students at Mariposa Elementary School in Citrus Heights are now benefiting from a special “Soles for Young Souls" shoe closet, thanks to the work of Linda (Schram) Fischer and the generosity of several book club members of San Juan High School Class of 1966...

San Juan school board candidates address problems with Citrus Heights schools

Sentinel staff report-- Citrus Heights has long been criticized for having under-performing schools operated by the San Juan Unified School District, which has City leaders concerned that young families won't be attracted to move to the area and has also led to parents finding ways to send their children to schools outside the city limits.

Slain deputy’s little sister welcomed back to Sylvan Middle School with escort

Sentinel staff report-- Sylvan Middle School was the scene of a heavy law enforcement presence on Friday, as Citrus Heights police officers and other agency personnel in the region escorted slain Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Mark Stasyuk's 11-year-old sister back to school for the first time since the Sept. 17 gun battle with a suspect that took her brother's life at a Rancho Cordova Pep Boys store. A video posted by the sheriff's department shows her arriving to the school in a sheriff's SUV and then walking past a row of several dozen deputies and officers who applauded as she passed them with her arm around a deputy escort. The video also shows sheriff's deputies tying blue ribbons around the campus and quickly gained more than 250,000 views on Facebook in less than 24 hours after being posted. According to Chief of Staff Matt Hedges, with Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost's office, the event was coordinated to show support for the fallen deputy's sister as she copes with the tragedy. "It was a last-minute impromptu event that came together, but exploded with positivity...

Citrus Heights nonprofit has a plan to help local homeless students

Sentinel staff report-- On Sept. 29, the Citrus Heights Homeless Assistance Resource Team (HART) will help host a free event aimed at helping the estimated 800 K-12 students in Citrus Heights who lack permanent stable housing.

Mesa Verde offers new course for students seeking criminal justice careers

Sentinel staff report-- In partnership with the Citrus Heights Police Department, Mesa Verde High School is offering a new "Public Safety Pathway" program and internship for students interested in the criminal justice field. City and school officials will gather at the high school for a formal kick-0ff event for the program on Sept. 4 at 1 p.m.

Citrus Heights commissioner drops plan to run for school board

Sentinel staff report-- Tim Schaefer, who currently sits on the Citrus Heights Planning Commission, announced in a news release Wednesday that he is no longer seeking to run for a seat on the San Juan Unified School District school board.

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