Teaching Art Takes on Different Many Forms for Hanzlik

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor After her 22 years of teaching in Sacramento, Kennedy art teacher Mrs. Mary Lou Hanzlik has made the decision to retire. Mrs. Hanzlik knew she wanted a career in art from the age of 6. “I was what you would call a late bloomer. When I first entered school, I didn’t do well, but from a young age I realized … Continue reading Teaching Art Takes on Different Many Forms for Hanzlik

Retiring Veteran Teachers Look Toward a Future of Community Service

By Jianna Beasley & Karissa Jones, Clarion Staff After years of teaching, two veteran teachers at Kennedy, Ms. Yolanda Richardson and Ms. Janet Egidi, will retire at the end of this school year. Thanks to Ms. Richardson’s well-crafted lessons, students leave with a heighten knowledge in social studies and world history provided by Ms. Richardson. Her many years of involvement with advocacy clubs such as … Continue reading Retiring Veteran Teachers Look Toward a Future of Community Service

SCTA, SCUSD Make Agreements, Strike Averted

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor After over a year of negotiations beginning in October of last year, the Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) strike has been avoided due to both parties finally reaching contract agreements. The agreement was announced by mayor Darrell Steinberg and the SCTA. The raises agreed upon total 11 percent over the three-year length of the contract. The deal will retroactively raise … Continue reading SCTA, SCUSD Make Agreements, Strike Averted

Featured Kennedy Teacher: Madame Bourtoul

By Aaron Soliz, Clarion Staff Madame Gayle Bourtoul has been teaching French at Kennedy for about 19 years. This year will mark the last year that Bourtoul will be teaching at our school, as she is retiring at end of this 2016-17 school year. Fortunately, The Clarion was able to interview this wonderful teacher before that happens. Not commonly known, Bourtoul was a junior at Kennedy in … Continue reading Featured Kennedy Teacher: Madame Bourtoul