SCUSD & Teachers Union Lock Horns in Fight Over Survival

By Kevin Chen, Clarion Staff It has been quite a spring in our school district.  The 1-day teacher strike on April 11 left parents, teachers, and students of Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) asking: “What was going to happen? Will it happen again?  If so, when?” As it turns out, SCUSD and the Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) have not resolved their disputes.  Still, … Continue reading SCUSD & Teachers Union Lock Horns in Fight Over Survival

Learning Or Memorizing

By Kevin Chen, Clarion Staff Learning and memorizing are often categorized together; they are both required to promote academic growth. Learning provides the ability to understand and memorize, but memorization is merely the action of storing certain bits of information. While both can yield results in the school grading system, students as a whole seem to lean towards memorizing required knowledge. Memorization usually consists of … Continue reading Learning Or Memorizing

“Hello Kennedy Passengers, This is Your Captain Speaking…”

By Parker Scarpa, Clarion Staff “If I do my job right, I can change the trajectory of your day,” says school announcer and Ellis Penn (class of 2019) when discussing the importance of the morning announcements in student life. The announcements provide useful information about school activities, new clubs, and local events for Kennedy students. Like the Pledge of Allegiance, the announcements are a staple … Continue reading “Hello Kennedy Passengers, This is Your Captain Speaking…”

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

Student of the Week Basking in the Spotlight

By Brandan Wong, Clarion Staff For the students in Mr. McCarthy’s class, every Friday marks a special day. The classwork, reading, or discussion is brought to an abrupt halt for all eyes to put their attention to the front, so McCarthy can announce who in the class receives the award for his notable “Student of the Week.” Starting his tradition around the beginning of his … Continue reading Student of the Week Basking in the Spotlight

Students Get Active In Response to Evac

By Sophia O’Neal, Clarion Staff The recent evacuation on Friday, March 16 raised a lot of questions for many students, parents and faculty about Kennedy’s emergency plans and procedures. There is no set protocol for events, but there absolutely should be. Due to the recent shooting and bomb threats, the Kennedy student body has been really shaken up and demand answers and a sounder plan … Continue reading Students Get Active In Response to Evac

Teachers Set for Strike Wednesday If No Agreement

By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor The Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) announced that they will plan to strike before the 6 pm board meeting on Thursday, November 2, during a rally outside the Serna Center. The union plans to strike Wednesday, November 8, if the two parties fail to come to an agreement. This would be the first strike in the district since 1989. Murmurings … Continue reading Teachers Set for Strike Wednesday If No Agreement