How do the people of communities get to know the people around them? Recently, at Ethel L. Baker Elementary School, many volunteers, young and old, gathered to bond together through planting trees and helping out their own communities.
When I tell people I am home-schooled, the first question I get is “do you miss the social aspect of public school?” This question not only assumes that I have gone to public school, but it also assumes that charter schools do not have opportunities for socialization.
I have been with a charter school called Visions in Education for my entire schooling career. They offer classes that are set up like public school classes, so that way kids and teens get the opportunity to meet other students in their grade. I have taken many of these classes before and am taking some currently. Some of the most prominent classes are the Find Your Voice classes and the Enrichment classes, in which you get credits. However, there are more options for socialization that aren’t a credit-based class,credit-based.E.M. workshops, field trips, and enrichment classes.
When I was a child, I was always confused when certain family members disapproved of my mom for putting me in a charter school. They would say, “Your kids need to socialize so they know how to deal with life situations!” This confused me because I did socialize; I took Enrichment classes for science, acting, and writing. I met up with kids my age, made friends, and learned. But it’s lack of knowledge about charter schools that leads to the belief we’re all anti-social, uneducated recluses.
Just because I am home-schooled, it doesn’t mean I cannot function in the “real world”. Just because I do my homework at home, it doesn’t mean I do not have the opportunity to go out and learn. I am a proud student of Visions in Education, and I am not incompetent just because I’m part of something different.
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By Will James
Hometown Sports Game of the Week
For those who wished that last season’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division-1 Championship Game at Sacramento State had one more quarter to be played, the next best thing is on the playoff docket for Thanksgiving week Friday when heavyweights Folsom and Elk Grove square-off in a semi-final round marquee match-up of 11-1 teams that’s sure to attract the attention of all area high school football fans.
Most fans who were treated to last year’s 35-27 thriller won by Folsom, will have one more delectable entree added to their holiday plate when the Thundering Herd invades Prairie City Stadium to tangle with the Bulldogs, and Access Sacramento will present its own bountiful sports entree’ with special coverage of this epic battle on the Hometown Sports Game of the Week.
This live telecast may be seen at 7:00 pm on Comcast Cable channel 17, Consolidated Communications channel 17, and on AT&T U-Verse channel 14. The only live internet stream of the game will be available from the NFHS Network. The broadcast will be re-played Sat. Nov. 26 at 11:00 a.m., Sun. Nov. 27 at 3:00 a.m. and Tues. Nov. 29 at 7:00 p.m. on the same channels. The replay broadcasts will also be streamed on AccessSacramento.org and will be available as video on demand from the NFHS Network.
Still haunted, Chris Nixon’s #3 Herd is out to avenge last year’s bitter defeat, and brings plenty of firepower to get the job done. Senior QB Jayden Machado has maneuvered the Wing-T masterfully and completed 67% of his passes for nearly 2000 yards and 31 TDs. Receivers Jonas McMillan, Gavin Reinwald and Damario McLean have accounted for 102 receptions and 25 TDs, while RBs Zion Thomas and Jalen Brown collectively power the ground game with 1176 yards and 14 TD.
On defense, linebackers Dylan Eldred, Jake Bellecci, and George Spithorst, and NT Tyler Gore have accounted for more than 300 tackles and 14 sacks, while ball-hawking DB Davon Frazier has registered 6 interceptions.
Kris Richardson’s top-ranked Bulldogs have once again reigned supreme around the region and counter the Herd invasion with a major offensive arsenal of its own that averages 48 points per game.
Senior QB Joe Curry has guided the Folsom offense with precision and poise, passing for 3096 yards and 46 TD with 68% effeciency and a 130.6 Quarterback Rating. Primary targets Drake Stallworth, Eric Davis, Jack Sa, Ariel Ngata, and Brad Jenner have accounted for 176 receptions and 43 TDs. Davin Simmons, Brandon Rupchock, Kaiden Bennett, and Davis lead the rushing attack with a collective 1897 yards and 20 TDs.
If there is ever a game that should not be missed, this is the one.
Many people say that the youth are the future of the nation. America has been known to place value on the education on young adults. However, many young people still do not exercise their right to vote, and some do not have interests in engaging the political climate of the country. That is probably one of the reasons why local high school students held an open mock debate at the Historic Sacramento City Hall recently. The event was hosted by the YMCA organization. The subjects they discussed were wide ranging from campaign finance to the health care system. The YMCA hopes that these debates will get the students into politics and participate in American democracy.
“Ninety-six percent of program alumni are registered to vote compared to only 60% of the general population,” says Amanda McCarthy, Executive Director of the Sacramento Central YMCA. With that data, it is not hard to see why the YMCA is doing this kind of mock debate for high school students. It provides an open door for students to engage in political issues and policy by taking nonpartisan stands in the debate. Many debaters have to prepare for both sides of the argument in case they were to call to promote or defend it. Highly crafted arguments were made by both sides of the debate to demonstrate the students skills and mastery in politics and understanding of complex legislations. They spent months researching and refining their talents for this presentation.
There were many audiences ranging from parents to interested people. They mass a crowd of over thirties to listen and be their audiences. Those adult take regular participation in the debate as to keep the student on their toes. The room was fully engaged each time a student come to speak on the subject. The program hopes that once the time comes, these students will exercise their political right.
The black plague has killed more than fifty million people. By conservative estimate, that would be one out of every ten American dead. But that was over six hundred years ago in Europe. Today is the modern world and many people have access to quality health care. America has abundances in food, so much so that people are dying from overeating. The scale of which can be considered unprecedented, very much like the black death.
Many organizations have called obesity an “epidemic” because a staggering one-third of American adult are obese. In a published study by RAND Health, obesity can be considered worse than smoking or poverty due to the magnitude of health problem it causes. People with obesity is linked to more chronic disease such as heart diseases, diabetes, and cancer. About three hundred thousand people died directly from obesity each year. That would be around thirty-four people dying every one hour. More death than influenza, pneumonia, and Alzheimer’s combined.
Many adults see obesity as a single problem with one consequence and one solution. You’re overweight because you’re eating too much. By being overweight, you’re not healthy and you can stop being overweight by eating healthier. This can be considered true to some extent, however, many experts agree that prevention is key. That is why more organization such as letsmove.gov , run by First Lady Michelle Obama, is teaching kid to eat healthier. In a recent interview with ASSET program manager at John F Kennedy high school, Chandler Cooper says “ We have a strict guideline to which we serve snacks to student”. Also, JFK high school cafeteria manager, Mrs. Frances say “The food we serve to kids are low fats, low sugars and contain certain things that they need. We can’t just cook whatever we want.”
Prevention at a young age is proven to be an effective tool to stop diseases as well as certain behavior. One such example would be the truth anti-smoking campaign which shows the danger of smoking as they really are. If the same thing can be applied to obesity, it could lead to less American dying from their own weight.
Both teams piled on the passing yards but it was the Eagles who converted long drives into points in the 2nd half to claim victory.
Both teams, Coach Mike Stuebing’s Vista del Lago Eagles and Coach Darren Nill’s Cordova Lancers are now 2-2 on their overall records with one more week of non-conference games before the start of league play.
Replays of the full game can be seen Tues. Sept. 20 at 7:00 p.m. and Wed. Sept. 21 at 11:00 a.m. on Access Sacramento channel 17 on Comcast and Consolidated Communications cable, channel 14 on AT&T, and streaming from AccessSacramento.org. Video on Demand is available anytime from the NFHSNetwork.com.
The Eagles defense were a big difference in the game, keeping pressure on Johnson who was sacked for lost yardage eight times.
Vista del Lago running back Dominick Norris was the work horse on the ground gathering 170 yards on 23 carries and three TD’s on scampers of 1, 2, and 36 yards.
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When people are sick, they are supposed to go to the doctor and get treated. Whether it’s a cold or a broken arm, a doctor can prescribe medicine or put a cast on you. But what do you do if the sickness is your feeling? Many people consider themselves weak when they think they have depression or a mental illness. Let the doctors tell you otherwise.
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by Will James
This distinction is based on a massive offensive line that averages more than 300 pounds per man, and a running back tandem that sizzles like no other in the region.The combination of these remarkable attributes distinguishes Coach Mike Alberghini‘s Pacers as definite favorites in Access Sacramento‘s Friday Sept. 25 evening telecast of the Hometown Sports Game of the Week when they face the host Franklin Wildcats at Cosumnes Oaks High School.
This Delta League match-up may be seen at 7 pm on Comcast Cable TV channel 17, Consolidated Communications channel 17, AT&T U-Verse channel 14, and on the Internet at AccessSacramento.org.
Alberghini, whose #2-ranked Pacers will prance into Friday evening’s match-up with a 3-0 record, is in his 25th year as Grant’s head football coach, having guided the Pacers to a record 24 consecutive playoff appearances. Along the way, he has accumulated 246 victories leading to 18 leagues crowns, 7 SJS titles, and a 2008 CIF State Championship; the first ever in a major sport by a Sacramento area team.
The 2015 edition of Pacer Pride is in quest of another title with running backs Deshawn Collins and Mike Green sharing center stage. This exciting duo has already combined for 877 yards and 11 TD’s and is sure to add to that total Friday evening in Elk Grove.
Coach Mike Johnson‘s upset-minded Wildcats, having lost only to state power, Bellarmine Prep of San Jose, will bank on the prowess of quarterback Jacob Lopez, versatile 2-way star Lamar Jackson, and standout defenders Rahsaan York and Kaderro Tamondong to derail the Pacer Express.
This upper tier clash, featuring several division-1 college recruits, is definitely worth the wait and the watch.
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by Will James
Home Town Sports
After registering lopsided victories in Week-Zero openers, visiting Laguna Creek and host Christian Brothers are on a collision course Friday evening at Hughes Stadium in a Week-1 match-up on Access Sacramento‘s Home Town Sports Game-of-the-Week.
Tune in Friday at 7 p.m. on Access Sacramento, Comcast/Consolidated Communications cable channel 17, AT&T U-Verse Channel 14 or streaming from AccessSacramento.org.
At Hughes Stadium, Dan Carmazzi’s Falcons opened the season impressively, thumping River City, 48-9. Versatile Jamarri Jackson stole the show. The flashy play-maker did it all. On offense he scored a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown. On defense he returned an interception for a touchdown, and he returned a punt for a touchdown.
Friday’s clash is sure to light up the Hughes Stadium scoreboard, but the big questions remains — which team will play enough defense to emerge with a victory? Time will tell and we shall see. Join us for the show.
The full schedule for Game of the Week Friday Night broadcasts can be found HERE.
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by Will James
Hometown Sports Game of the Week
Concurrent with the conclusion of summer vacation and the annual back-to-school blitz onto local area campuses, the commencement of a new fall semester also rings the bell for high school student-athletics preparing to burst upon the scene.
This call to action also signals the re-emergence of Access Sacramento’s Hometown Sports Game of the Week (GOTW). Since its origination in 1996, Game of the Week concludes its second decade in existence by launching its usual compliment of exciting football telecasts throughout Sacramento County, including fourteen teams ranked in Dimino’s Dozen Pre-Season Top-20 Rankings.
Opening the 2015 football season, Game of the Week will be on hand to cover defending Sac-Joaquin Section D-6 Champion Capital Christian when the Cougars host the Rio Americano Raiders on Friday, August 28th in a high school Week-Zero telecast to kickoff the first of eleven gridiron clashes.
The remainder of the first half broadcast schedule includes Laguna Creek vs. Christian Brothers, Oak Ridge – featuring Notre Dame-bound quarterback Ian Book – vs. Burbank, Rio Linda vs. Foothill, and defending CIF Sac-Joaquin Section D-2 champion Grant vs. Franklin.
The first half of the television schedule is punctuated by a high profile girls volleyball telecast, as the Christian Brothers Falcons host powerhouse St. Francis.
The second half of the broadcast slate opens with a major clash between two perennial heavyweights, as Del Oro visits defending SJS and CIF D-1 State Champion Folsom.
The remainder of the second half match-ups include Cosumnes Oaks vs. Del Campo, Valley vs. Sacramento, Antelope vs. Del Campo, Jesuit vs. Monterey Trail and Franklin vs. Pleasant Grove.
These entrees featured on Access Sacramento’s 2015 GOTW menu are sure to provide a feast for high school football and volleyball fans.
Enjoy the bounty:
|Hometown Sports Game of the Week|
|Fall 2015 Sports Broadcast Schedule (Live & Replay)|
|Fri.||Aug. 28, 2015||Rio Americano at Capital Christian||Capital Christian||7:00 p.m||Live|
|Fri.||Sept. 4, 2015||Laguna Creek vs. Christian Bros.||Hughes/SCC||7:00 p.m.||Live|
|Tues.||Sept. 8, 2015||*St. Francis at Christian Bros.||Christian Bros||7:00 p.m.||*TapedSept. 3, 2015|
|Fri.||Sept. 11, 2015||Oak Ridge at Burbank||Burbank||7:00 p.m.||Live|
|Fri.||Sept. 18, 2015||Rio Linda at Foothill||Foothill||7:00 p.m.||Live|
|Fri.||Sept. 25, 2015||Grant vs. Franklin||Franklin||7:00 p.m.||Live|
|Fri.||Oct. 2, 2015||Del Oro at Folsom||Folsom||7:00 p.m.||Live|
|Fri.||Oct. 9, 2015||Cosumnes Oaks at Del Campo||Del Campo||7:00 p.m||Live|
|Fri.||Oct. 16, 2015||Valley vs. Sacramento||Cosumnes River College||7:00 p.m.||Live|
|Fri.||Oct. 23, 2015||Antelope at Del Campo||Del Campo||7:00 p.m.||Live|
|Fri.||Oct. 30, 2015||Jesuit at Monterey Trail||Monterey Trail||7:00 p.m.||Live|
|Fri.||Nov. 6, 2015||Franklin vs. Pleasant Grove||Sheldon||7:00 p.m.||Live|