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PSA Meeting Dates 16-17

Thursdays: 8-8:30am in HP2 except November & December

Aug 18

Sep 15

Oct 20

Nov 17 (Advo)

Dec 8 (Advo)

Jan 19

Feb 16

Mar 23 (election)

Apr 28 Banqet

May 1 Banquet

 

16-17 Events/Fundraiser

Z Best Entertainment Books 8/18-9/2

Hat & Shirt Order 8/18-9/9

Food Faire #1 10/6

Blood Drive 10/7

Social @ Derr Okamoto Park 10/8, 1-4pm

Panda Express (EG Blvd & Waterman) 12-9pm 10/7

Z Best Popcorn sales 10/3-10/28

Red Ribbon Week 10/24-10/28

Food Faire #2 11/10

Map Your Future @ SES Hall 5-7:30pm 1/26

Recruitment @ KAMS1/27

MSLC Mandatory meeting Wed 2/1

Academy Week 2/14-2/17

Career Day 2/16

Food Faire #3 2/23

Middle School Leadership Conference 2/23

Biomed Academy Recruitment TBD

Blood Drive 3/10

Panda Express Fundraiser 3/10 (EG Blvd & Waterman)

Food Faire #4 3/30

2015-2016 Fundraisers

Z Best Entertainment Books 8/13-8/31

Panda Express (Waterman & EG Blvd) Friday Oct 9 12:30-9pm

Rubio's (Bruceville & Elk Grove Blvd) Thursday Oct 15

4-9pm

Z Best Popcorn 10/1-11/6

Panda Express (Waterman & EG Blvd) Fri Mar 11 12:30-9pm

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Public Services Academy at Pleasant Grove High School is to: increase student achievement through a smaller learning environment; explore career pathways related to the public services sector; to provide job shadowing and mentoring opportunities in public service fields; to connect those fields to secondary academic learning; and to encourage student career exploration through a solid education and real life experiences.

Public Service Academy

PSA Officer Election Results

The Public Service Academy Election Results for 2017-2018 Officers

President

Manda Nguyen-sanh

Vice president

Gabrielle Sheehy

Secretary

Abi Shankute

Treasurer

Shreya Tamatam

Historian

Puneet Chahal

Summer at City Hall in Elk Grove Internship

Interested in local government?  Click on the link to see the flyer. Complete the application (link: https://goo.gl/forms/pTNBPJiy77XY7gHu2) by Friday, May 26.  

The internship dates are from July 17-28 .  

Must by 16 by July 18, 2017.

PGHS needs >5 PSA Students to represent.

 

Summer Internship at the Capitol-Sorry Postponed until 2018

See this link for a summer internship program for high school students that will take place at the CA legislature and is sponsored by the @LegiSchool Project at CSUS.

Application deadline: April 7, 2017

To be eligible, you must:

  •   Be currently enrolled as a junior or senior in the 2016-17 school year
  •   Have reliable transportation to and from the Capitol during the entire internship
  •   Be able to work every weekday, June 22 - July 28 (excluding the July 4 holiday)

http://csus.edu/calst/legischool_project/high_school_internships.html

 

Ballot for PSA Officer Elections on Thurs 3/23

Come vote for next year's officers at the last PSA meeting on Thursday 3/23.

2017-2018 PSA Officer Ballot

Student Name

 

 

Student ID#

 

DIRECTIONS: Circle one person under each nomination.  No write ins.

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Historian

Manda Nguyen-Sanh (11)

Gabrielle Sheehy (11)

Taylor Carrington (9)

Shreya Tamatam (11)

Puneet Chahal (9)

 

 

Abi Shankute (10)

 

 

 

 

Selena Huynh (11)

 

 

Emperor Science Award for Cancer Research

Do You Love Science?

Enter the Emperor Science Award program for a chance to work with a mentoring scientist to explore the world of cancer research.  Go to the following website for more information, http://www.emperorscienceaward.com/.

PSA Meeting Agenda January 19, 2017

http://prezi.com/njnniwvorcfo/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

PSA December 2016 Agenda Meeting

FBI Guest Speaker Google Form

Please provide feedback on the FBI Special Agent Colfescu's presentation at:

https://goo.gl/forms/KPadSPKogNomMcu33

Scholarship Opportunity

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.  Go to the following link for more information, https://smart.asee.org/.

PSA October 20 Agenda

https://prezi.com/h082-bxz0jli/welcome-to-the-october-meeting/

Form C for Guest speaker on Friday 10/21

If you want to listen to a guest speaker, a medical student from California Northstate University, please print and complete the form C.

The speaker will be in Cochon's classes FORM C guest speaker 10-21-16.docx:

pd 2 Service Learning HH8

pd 5-7 Physiology HP2

 

 

Red Ribbon Week Schedule 10/24-10/28

 

Monday 10/24

Freshman

Tuesday 10/25

Sophomore

Wednesday 10/26

Junior

Thursday 10/27

Senior

Friday 10/28

 

Theme + Catch

“Pugs Not Drugs”

 “Don’t make mistakes from the past”

90s Theme

“Pass all your tests”

Nerd day

Disney Day

“Drugs are not the happiest place on Earth”

Wear Red

Activity

Carnival game with velcro balls + felt wall with pix of drugs & pugs

Bars Contest related to being against drugs

Brownies & lemonade

Disney Trivia

 

2 Volunteers

1st lunch

Leticia

Julie

Vanessa

Simran

No volunteers L

Manda

Allison

Jacky

Sidra

 

2 volunteers

2nd Lunch

Victoria

Elise

Abby, Aneisa, Isa, Sarah, Sara, Yasmin, Nailah

Bri

Ahmad

Kayla

Sierra

Samantha

McKenna

 

Blue Star Moms Donation Drive Mon 10/17-Thurs 11/3

In preparation for Veteran’s Day, the Public Service Academy is partnering with Blue Star Moms and KAMS to collect supplies for deployed service men and women from Monday, October 17 through Thursday, November 3.  Supplies may include non-perishable foods, toiletries, or games (see list below for an extended list, which is also taped to the collection box).  Donated supplies will be collected during Advocacy every Thursday through November 3.  Due to a shortage of boxes, not all Advocacy classes may have a box.  Students whose Advocacy class does not have a box may donate in their science classrooms.  

 

DENTAL

Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Dental Floss, Dental Picks

DRINKS
Coffee (instant), K-cups, Hot Chocolate, Cider
Coffee Creamer (powder) various flavors
Powdered Drink Mixes - Gatorade/Propel/Crystal Light/Wyler’s
Tea Mixes (Individually wrapped teabags)

FOOD ITEMS (NEEDED MOST)

(Items should be within “Best By Date”)

Protein/Energy Bars

Granola Bars/Fruit & Nut Bars
Pop Tarts/Breakfast Bars

Dried Fruit/Raisins/Trail Mix

Granola

Sunflower Seeds/Nuts/Corn Nuts

Canned Fruit (pull-tab cans preferred)

Canned Meat (pull-tab cans/preferred)

Vienna Sausages, Spam, Hash

Tuna, Chicken, Salmon, etc.

Canned or Packaged Meals:

Ravioli, Beefaroni, Spaghetti & Meatballs,

Lasagna, Chili, Mac and Cheese, etc.

Canned Soups - Progresso Soup, Campbell’s, Beef Stew, Ramen, etc.

Cereal (in small boxes)

Instant Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat

Cookies/Crackers/Pringles

Boullion Cubes/Seasonings/Spices

Condiments-ketchup,mustard,soysauce,etc

 

GAMES
Board Games (travel size)
Checkers & Chess (travel size)
Dice/Dominoes/Cards/Poker Chips
Frisbees/Hacky Sacks/Nerf Balls

Puzzles/Crossword Puzzles
Puzzle Books/Sudoku/Comic Books

 

MUSIC/MOVIES
CDs/DVDs (new/used-current)

 

PERSONAL CARE
(Items should be individual or smaller size)

Baby Wipes or Wet Wipes

Baby Powder/Talcum Powder

Cough Drops/Vitamin C
Eye Drops/Contact Solution
Deodorant (no aerosol)

Foot Powder
Hand Sanitizers (individual size)

Nail Clippers/Nail Files

Lip Balm/Chapstick

Q-Tips/Cotton Balls
Razors/Shaving Cream (non aerosol)

Nose Spray

Shampoo/Conditioner/Shower Gel/Soap

                 (travel size)

Sunscreen

Shoe Insole Cushions/OdorEaters/MoleSkin Tissues (individual packs)
Tylenol (individual packets)

Wash Cloths

 

PRINTED MATERIALS
Books (paperbacks)

Men’s interests – Crime, Mystery, etc.

 

OTHER
Air Fresheners/Stick-Ups/Candles

American Flags (small)
Batteries (all sizes)
Duct Tape/Electrical Tape
Flashlights (mini)
Fans (small – with extra batteries)
Ice Gel Packs/Heat Packs

Pre-Paid Phone Cards
Socks (cushioned) New/Crew Socks

T-Shirts (basic) New
Sunglasses (black – no brand names)

9/15 PSA Meeting Agenda

Sacramento City College Allied Health Programs

Interested in a career in: Dental Hygiene, Dental Hygiene Assistant, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Registered Nurse?

Click on the following links about what Sacramento City College has to offer:

Allied Health Flyer

Allied Health Schedule Flyer

Pathway

Blood Drive Form October 7, 2016

The parent consent form is now accessible online.  Click on the link "parent consent form" to print both pages, have parent sign in black or blue ink, submit to the Tuesday/Thursday lunch table in the MP room.

Health Science, Pharmacy, & Medicine Open House in West Elk Grove Saturday 9/24 9:30am-12pm

California Northstate University cordially invites prospective students (and their friends and families) to visit our Elk Grove Campus during our Fall 2016

 

Back-to-School Open House. The day’s schedule starts with a welcome from
campus leadership, followed by brief overviews of our outstanding colleges of Health Sciences, Pharmacy, and Medicine. Come meet administrators, faculty, and admissions team members. Take a tour of our campus!

 

Activities include:
 Information sessions about academic programs and support services
 Student-led campus tour
 Hands-on Science Activities in our new laboratories
 Q&A with faculty, administration and admissions team members
 Refreshments will be served
 Can’t make this date? Call 916.686.7860 to schedule a meeting
For more information about the September 24th Back-to-School Open
House, please call 916.686.7860 or email Leticia.Lewis@cnsu.edu.

Guest Speaker: Vanessa Mendez, Student Affairs Specialist

Interested in a medical health field?  Print and complete the form C to listen to your career options on Tuesday 9/13, pds 5, 6, or 7 in HP2.

Firefighter Expo

Interested in becoming a firefighter?  Click on the 2 links (link 1, Link 2) for more information.

8/18 Meeting Agenda

https://prezi.com/6dz0jnor49qn/breaking-news-psa-has-improved/

District Attorney Youth Academy

District Attorney’s Youth Academy


High school students will have an opportunity learn about the criminal justice system, hear from
our criminal justice partners, and engage in open communication between law enforcement
and themselves concerning issues that affect youth today.  Click on the link to see the flyer.
 

Criminal Justice Shadow Day

Interested in learning about a career in criminal justice?  

The Criminal Justice Shadow Day will be held: June 17, 2016 ~ 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Board of Supervisors’ Chambers ~ 700 H Street, Sacramento.

 

The deadline to apply is June 6, 2016.  For more information go to http://sacda.org/ or click on the following link for the flyer.

 

Summer @ City Hall Internship

Interested in a summer internship and Elk Grove City Hall?  Johanna Bulaong, (PSA '16) completed it last summer and had a great experience.  Click on the following link for information.  Click on the following link for an application.  The application link will submit your application to the Program Director, Mr. Garcia cgarcia@egusd.net.  The due date for applying is May 20, 2016.

Participation Agreement & Banquet RSVP

Dear PSA students,

Please complete 2 google docs by April 29:

 

1. Participation Agreement: https://docs.google.com/a/pghs.net/forms/d/1GVw5fHgSs9p-6_AYL9cWuuzFJSDStk5VTB8y6-w7qac/viewform

2. Banquet RSVP:   https://docs.google.com/a/pghs.net/forms/d/1tYyOeajvjL1s-X74Crtd_Jm4K-RKvI7_u3bTAsY6duw/viewform

 

All PSA students and staff are invited to the Tuesday, May 10 banquet from 5-7pm in the PGHS MP room catered by Macaroni Grill.  The evening is held to recognize incoming Freshmen, outgoing seniors, and highlight the year’s accomplishments.  Mr. Tabares’s PSA juniors are coordinating the event.  This is the last opportunity to earn service hours. 

2016-2017 Election Results

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 newly elected PSA officers:

President: Manda Nguyen-Sanh

Vice President: Gabriella Sheehy

Secretary: Quynh Nguyen-Sanh

Treasurer: Samantha Lee

Historian: Taylor Young & Cristian Moreno

2016-2017 PSA Acceptances

     Thank you to all students who applied to the Public Service Academy.  Unfortunately, we only have 36 openings for incoming Freshman and only one opening for incoming Sophomores and could not choose all students who we felt best fit the PSA.  Students were chosen from the following criteria: application responses, three teacher references, try-out, and self-assessment. 

     If your name appears in the Waitlist column, you will be contacted in the order listed and given the option of joining the PSA if a student removes him/herself from the incoming 9th grade Academy roster between now and the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

     If your name does not appear in any of the columns, you may apply again next year in January of 2017.  If you are going to apply again next year, I recommend you practice articulating your career and/or academic goals and understand how to lead, communicate, and contribute to a group task.

 

 

8th Grade Students

 

1

Isoken

Adams

2

Muskaan

Ali

3

Nayeli

Alvizo

4

Mykell

Bouwhuis

5

Kathleen

Breakey

6

Taylor

Carrington

7

Sabah

Elias

8

Roshni

Hayer

9

Lauren

Henkens

10

Connor

Higgins

11

Laina

Huynh

12

Emily

Jimenez

13

Quincie

La

14

Krista

Luong

15

Hada-Guadalupe

Magana

16

Rohan

Menon

17

Anna

Merten

18

Jeana

Moreno

19

Chuong

Nguyen

20

Lynn

Nguyen

21

Kalissa

Ohara

22

Simran

Raina

23

Leticia

Rangel

24

Elise

Rockwood

25

Adeliana

Saavedra

26

Manroop

Sandhu

27

Julianna

Stenroos

28

Olivia

Taylor

29

Victoria

Tegtmeyer

30

Vanessa

Thai

31

Mason

Vale

32

Aurora

Vue

33

Lloyd

Wallace

34

Kaitlyn

Wassermann

35

Ivan

Yan

36

Savannah

Yang

 

Waitlist

 

1

Victoria

Parker

2

Edward

Clutterbuck

3

Sahej

Mavi

4

Shreeya

Walawalkar

5

Connor

Krutz

6

Stephanie

Lew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9th Grade Student

 

1

Isabelle

Lao-Ngo

Delay to Publication of Accepted PSA Students

My apologies, but the publication of accepted students is delayed until Thursday 3/10.  All of Monday 3/29 applications did not receive the Self-Assessment Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1c1K72p2zE82bSU1Nqjxb8SgTMaeUtzWh_bOHBwEDxsc/edit

 

If you have not completed it, complete the above link by Tuesday 3/8.

PSA Tryout Schedule 3:30-4:30 in HP2 on the dates below

 

PSA Tryouts Wed 2/24    
1 Leticia Rangel  
2 Nicole Brennan no show, reschedule 3/1
3 Lauren Henkens  
4 Sierra Stewart no show
5 Ivan Yan  
6 brayden ernst no show
7 Jeana Moreno  
8 Emily Jimenez  
9 Shreeya Walawalkar  
10 Solomon Guanikim no show
11 Rohan Menon  
12 isabelle lao-ngo  
13 jason dodson no show
14 Rayanna Fabila no show
15      
  Friday 2/26    
1 Sahej Mavi  
2 Angel Hernandez  
3 Roshni Hayer  
4 Isoken Adams  
5 Katerina Viduya  
6 Connor Higgins  
7 Victoria Parker  
8 Chuong Nguyen  
9 Kaitlyn Wassermann  
10 Manroop Sandhu  
11 Emalie Myers  
12 Sara Tang  
13 Nayeli Alvizo  
14      
15      
  Monday 2/29    
1 Anna Merten no show, reschedule to 3/3
2 Joshua Morris no show
3 Julianna Stenroos  
4 Olivia Taylor  
5 SIMRAN RAINA  
6 Vanessa Thai  
7 Mason Vale  
8 Edward Clutterbuck  
9 Krista Luong reschedule from 3/2
10 Lynn Nguyen reschedule from 3/2
11      
12      
13      
14      
15      
  Tuesday 3/1    
1 Connor Krutz no show
2 Hada-Guadalupe Magana  
3 Savannah Yang reschedule to 3/3
4 Quincie La  
5 Amara Duru  
6 Reet Brar no show
7 Muskaan Ali  
8 Ella Brown  
9 Kathleen Breakey  
10 Sabah Elias  
11 Kalissa Ohara  
12 Delena Kalkat no show
13 Daniela Dolar  
14 Nicole Brennan no show 2/24, reschedule
15      
  Wednesday 3/2    
1 Jeremy Lee  
2 Lynn Nguyen to Monday 2/29
3 Taylor Carrington to Thursday 3/3
4 Lloyd Wallace to Thursday 3/3
5 Krista Luong to Monday 2/29
  Thursday 3/3    
1 Stephanie Lew  
2 Laina Huynh  
3 Adeliana Saavedra  
4 Kiara Shankle  
5 Mykell Bouwhuis  
6 Natalie Coulter  
7 Antonio Escobar  
8 Nathan Theodorovic  
9 Aurora Vue  
10 Elise Rockwood  
11 Victoria Tegtmeyer  
12 Taylor Carrington reschedule from 3/2
13 Lloyd Wallace reschedule from 3/2
14 Savannah Yang reschedule from 3/1
15 Anna Merten reschedule from 2/29

CSU Sacramento Academic Courses

Sac State will be offering summer academies for high school students beginning in June (deadline to apply is March 1).  Some of the topics are: Civic Duty, Engineering and Robotics, Farm-To Fork, Fashion, Fire, Forensics, Biotech, Health Careers, Law Enforcement, Multimedia Journalism, Theater and Performing Arts.  There are 3 different weeks with what looks like some great opportunities.  Here is the link: www.cce.csus.edu/acads

 

 

 

 

Bruceville Terrace Volunteer Meeting @3d 2/3 @ 3:15 in HP2

The Bruceville Terrace Volunteer Application Workshop will be on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 right after school in HP2 (Cochon's room). This will take approximately 30-45 minutes, and I will guide you guys through the application process, including the few medical tests, orientation, and of course, the application itself. Important: If you are attending, you must print out a copy of the application (link attached) and bring it on Wednesday. Be sure to print out all the pages. Hope to see all you guys there!

Click on the application link to obtain an ecopy: Application

Scheduling Options for Incoming Freshmen

 

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

  • Take Health & Service Learning

AND

  • World Geography & Another Semester Elective

AND

  • No World Language
  • Take Health & Service Learning

AND

  • Postpone World Geography or take it during Summer School if summer school is available

AND

  • Take World Language during the school day
  • Take Health & Service Learning

AND

  • Take Zero Period Spanish

AND

  • Take World Geography & Another Semester Elective

Interested in being a Youth Decoy?

Are you 16-17 years old?  Are you looking for some public health experience?  Earn community service hours or list the experience on job and college application.

 

For more information, contact:

Tasleem Chechi, MPH

916.875-7908

chechiT@saccounty.net

Pre-Medical Youth Conference

PMYC is a free event consisting of informative workshops and inspiring guest speakers tailored for high school students aspiring to go to medical school. 


This year, the event will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at UC Davis and will run from approximately 9:30AM - 4:30PM. Since this is an all day event, lunch will be provided. There are modified workshops designed to be interactive and more hands-on in hopes of making this event interesting and memorable. They are continuing to have the suture workshop (in which you get to work with bananas) because it was enjoyed by many attendees. Also, a new workshop will be a shot clinic where students will learn how to administer shots. In addition, physicians and/or medical students will speak about their pathways and experiences to the medical field.


Below is the link to the application and contact information. If you are interested, please email to receive the flyer, which contains all the important information about the event.

 

Link to PMYC 2016 application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CIPn8-H06b5okpwdm5KtRf7Sx5UogOYAgYNI8uYZzkw/viewform


Contact information:
Director:
Cindy Tran
cittran@ucdavis.edu


Co-Directors:
Ashley Carreon
afcarreon@ucdavis.edu

Wahib Ead
wsead@ucdavis.edu


 

Recruitment Prezi 1/29

http://prezi.com/ol_ia3c52bz9/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

Academy Week games 2/1-2/5: DMA vs. IDEA vs. PSA

Rules

  1. Games start 10 minutes after lunch begins
  2. Meet @ quad
  3. Participation in 1 lunch’s event counts as 0.5 PSA Service Hours
  1. Academy Week Cup 2/1-2/5

10 minutes into lunch

Meet @ Quad

 

1st lunch

2nd Lunch

Monday  2/1

Egg Toss

1 Sierra Adis

2 ???

Alternate: ???

freshman

1 Alayna Gerstel

2 Karishma Sharma

Alternate: Mathew Wallace

Tuesday 2/2

Donut Relay (IDEA)

Freshman

1 Khaianne Peters

2 Abby Bulaong

3 Isa Asuncion

Alternate: Josh Morgan

Seniors

1 Rae Young

2 Kennedy Johnson

3 Tiffany Cao

Alternate:

Wednesday 2/3

3 egged race (PSA)

Materials:

24 eggs

Duct tape, spoons, eggs,

Supervisor (go to HP2):

1st lunch: Josh Morgan & Abby Bulaong

2nd lunch: Travis Davis

Hannah Rowlett

1 Sam

2 Quynh

Alternate pair: ???

Freshman

  1. Abbas Jammal

2 Rohan Kumar

Alternate pair:

Japkaran Singh

Jason Dhami

Thursday 2/4

Balloon Pop (PSA)

Balloons

1 Abby Bulaong

2 Isa Asuncion

Alternate: Miranda Agustin

  1. Aneisa Berrado

2 Laenie Mateo

Alternate: Abbas Jammal

Miran, Kendra Scheer

Friday 2/5

Tape a Teacher @ lunch (fundraiser)

 

Supervisors:

Josh Morgan

Supervisors:

  1. Kendra Scheer & Matthew Wallace
  2. Sarah Dang & Kaylie Pak

Summer Research Opportunity


Are you looking for research opportunities?

CHORI Summer Research Internship Program is now ACCEPTING APPLICANTS.
See information below!

If you have specific questions about the program not answered below, please contact:

Chandra Andrews-Wright

CHORI Summer Program Coordinator

summerstudentprogram@chori.org 

 

 
 

 

High School Applications are due:

Monday, February 1st by 4:00 pm PST

Undergraduate Applications are due:

Monday, February 8th 2016 by 4:00 pm PST

 

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Internship Summer Research Programs for High School & Undergraduate Students

 

The objective of the CHORI Summer Research Programs is to provide research training opportunities for both High School and Undergraduate students. The goal is to provide these opportunities for students from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds to increase ethnic diversity in the health sciences. The Program provides the students with a research training experience to stimulate interest in pursuing a career in the basic, biological, clinical and/or behavorial sciences in a friendly and nurturing environment.

 

While the undergraduate program is focused just for the summer months (Mid-June to Mid-August), the funded high school program begins in March, 2016 (after school one day per week) and extends through Mid-August, 2016.  All student interns work one-on-one with a scientific mentor on meaningful, independent research projects. Interns are also exposed to a variety of engaging topics such as: medical ethics, conflict of interest, cultural competency, neurocognitive development, career planning, and more. Peer support and networking among interns within the program and with their mentors who share similar interests and passions enhance the experience and aid with career decision making.

 

Internship stipends range between $2,500 and $3,600.

Housing is NOT provided.

 

Qualifications:

US citizens with demonstrated interest in the biological and/or health sciences. 

Students who are under-represented in the sciences from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds are preferentially selected as we aim to increase the ethnic diversity in the health sciences.

 

Visit our website for more information, downloadable FAQ, and portal to the online application:

http://www.chori.org/Education/Summer_Internship_Program/summer_research_home.html 

 

 

 

 
 

Holiday Movie Night

Movie Holiday Night on Friday, December 4 from 5-8:30pm in the MP room.  Come watch Elf & Home Alone for $3/person.  Bring blankets & wear festive clothing and snacks are available for purchase.

Sacramento County Courthouse Field Trip

The field trip to the Sacramento County Courthouse Field Trip on Tuesday, December 1 is now open to all PSA students.  Obtain the field trip form and details from Mr. Tabares in HL4.

PSA Meeting 10/22

Fall Blood Drive Results

On Friday 10/9/15, Blood Source registered 128 donors and collected 97 lifesaving pints.  Thank you to those who took the time out of their day to donate, Administration for allowing Blood Source on campus, and the Physical Ed department for sharing the facilities.  

Interested in the FBI?

The Spring 2015 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015 at FBI Sacramento Field Office headquarters. Any high school junior attending a public, private, charter, or home school and currently residing within the 34 California counties served by the FBI Sacramento Field Office may apply. Students from as far away as Modoc and Kern Counties have attended past classes.

Teens selected for the FBI Teen Academy spend a fun, interactive day at the FBI’s Sacramento Field Office headquarters participating in both classroom and hands-on activities. Past classes offered insight into a number of topics and specialties including the importance of making good choices when using online communication platforms, what violations of federal law the FBI investigates, what is required of all FBI applicants, and the FBI’s domestic and international roles. Students also enjoyed hands-on experiences involving the evidence response team, bomb techs, and auto shop. After completing the class, students are more aware of challenges their communities face, better understand how the FBI serves their region, and are prepared to mentor their peers.

Application packages are currently available online. Students must be complete and submit all required application materials to Sacramento field office headquarters no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2015. For convenience, completed application packages can be sent by U.S. mail, parcel service, or hand delivered. Due to the need for original signatures, electronic and faxed applications cannot be accepted.

The Sacramento FBI Teen Academy is offered at no cost to students and their families. The Sacramento FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association and its members generously sponsor lunch and snacks for all students in attendance and all classroom materials are provided. If a student is selected, his or her family is responsible for transportation to and from class and any other personal necessary for attendance.

Click on the link below to locate an application.

https://www.fbi.gov/sacramento/press-releases/2015/wanted-by-the-sacramento-fbi-high-school-juniors

PSA Meeting Agenda 9/24

https://prezi.com/-hrjcv-izyhe/psa-meeting-2-9242015/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

2015 Firefighter Career Expo

2015 FIREFIGHTER

CAREER EXPO

Sponsored by CFFJAC's Commission to Recruit Women for the Fire Service

 

Saturday September 19

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

FTC Sacramento

2650 River Plaza Drive

Sacramento, CA 95833

 

Please sign up in the Career Center if you are interested in participating.  Sign-up by Wednesday 9/16/15.

Contact Miss Lawson in HF 11 if you have any questions.

 

You will need transportation to/from event.

Lunch is provided.

Open to all HS students.

Families and students welcome!

 

  • Meet fire department recruiters
  • Try the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
  • Find out what to expect on the written test
  • Learn about a career in the fire service

District Attorney Youth Academy

Great opportunity to learn about current issues in Criminal Justice.  See the link for more information, http://www.sacda.org/communityrelations/communityrelations-2/da-youth-academy/.  Read below for more details about the program.

District Attorney Youth Academy

In partnership with the Sacramento Police Department, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, and Sacramento County Probation Department, the District Attorney's Office invites high school students to apply for the Youth Academy program.  Applications will be accepted starting the fall of 2015.  Students who are selected actively learn about the criminal justice system, hear from our criminal justice partners, and engage in open communication between law enforcement and themselves concerning issues that affect youth today.

Topics include: 

  •  Race as a Factor in the Criminal Justice System
  •  Law Enforcement Use of Force
  •  Anatomy of a Criminal Case
  • Marijuana & the Law
  •  Laboratory of Forensic Science
  • Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
  • Gun Violence & Gangs
  • Dating Violence & Stalking
  • Human Trafficking
  • Distracted Driving

Classes will be held twice a month in evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at TWO locations:

SOUTH AREA - from October 8, 2015 through March 31, 2016 at the Sacramento County Sheriff's Community Center - 7000 65th St. Sacramento 95823.

NORTH AREA - from October 13, 2015 through March 15, 2016 at the (APAPA) Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association's office Office - 4000 Truxel Road, suite 3, Sacramento 95834.

(There will be no classes held during Thanksgiving, Winter Break, or Spring Break.  An optional one day field trip is scheduled to tour the Sacramento Superior Court)

The program is open to current Sacramento County high school students (incoming 10th through 12th graders).  Eligible students can apply for either the South or North area academy.  They must submit a completed application, signed permission slip and signed Code of Conduct agreement.  

Deadline to Apply: September 11, 2015 

Download Application

For questions, please email YouthPrograms@sacda.org.

Veteran's Hospital Volunteer Services

The Veteran's Hospital volunteer services are held at the VA Hospital in Sacramento. I have attached the job description:

"Volunteers contribute greatly to the enhanced level of care provided to both our inpatients and outpatients. Each volunteer's interests and skills are matched with various needs resulting in an enhanced patient-centered care. Each volunteer's talents are closely matched with one of our many assignments."

Apply:

If you are interested in volunteering, please send email to V21NCHCSVAVSOFFICE@VA.GOV. Include in your email how you would like to help our Veterans, what special skills you want to use and the days/times of the week you are available to volunteer. Once a position is identified then we provide you the application and explain our process. All volunteers must have current TB test and complete background checks prior to placement. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

**In your emails make sure to include you are in the Medical Academy at your school which requires a rigorous application process. Also, this is one of the few volunteer programs in which you only have to be 14! (freshmen take advantage)!

If you have any questions about the scholarship that I mentioned at the meeting then feel free to email me, I am in contact with the Service to the Armed Forces Manager with the American Red Cross and he can provide further information on the topic.

Ami Bera Internship

The Ami Bera Internship is a district office internship is a very prestigious service internship. I have pasted the job description:

District office intern duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, drafting constituent letters, attending & helping plan events within the district, assisting with constituent casework, and working on district-related projects. Applicants should possess excellent written and oral communication, and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.

Apply:

Online Application: https://bera.house.gov/services/internships/congressional-internship-application

or 

Please email a cover letter and resume to bera.resume@mail.house.gov with the subject line: “Washington, DC Internship” or “District Office Internship” to indicate your program of interest. Preference will be given to applicants with ties to Sacramento County. If you would like more information on congressional internships, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 916-635-0505 (District office) or 202-225-5716 (Washington, DC).

UC Davis Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions National Conference

The UC Davis Pre-Medical Conference is being held from October 10-11. Here are some steps you must take in order to be in the PSA group for the conference:

Step 1: Deadline for PSA is October 4th

Register: http://www.ucdprehealth.org/register/general/              

Cost: $45

Register ASAP so you can pay the lowest price possible!

Step 2: 

After you have secured your spot, loop mail me your phone # and e-mail address so I can add you to the group message (Vitally Important so no one gets lost on the day of the event!)

Step 3:

Dress appropriately for the event, we will be meeting men and women that hold high positions in the Medical Field (Dean of Medical Schools, admirable doctors and dentists, senior admissions counselors).

Step 4:

Pack a snack! We will be there all day and although food is provided, it is not always the best :( 

Step 5:

Secure Transportation! I want all of you to have a great time there and it is a struggle for most people to have a memorable experience if they are stressing about their "ride". Make sure to discuss before with your means of transportation where you will be dropped off (we will decide this when the event comes near) and where you will be picked up. The campus is HUGE.

Step 6:

Don't be afraid to ask questions! This is one of the rare opportunities in which you physically get to meet the men and women who may be the ones deciding your acceptance into certain schools. Make sure to take advantage of this opportunity and ask questions appropriately.

8/20/15 PSA Meeting Minutes

http://prezi.com/g2x0iqtp5iqz/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

Indojax Surf School, July 13-18

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Jordyn Grimes helped disabled children learn how to surf through the Indojax Surf School.  PSA English 12 teacher, Tim Mccrystle and PSA Psychology teacher, Sue Belden, accompanied six PGHS students to Wilmington North Carolina from July 13-18.  A professional photographer, Jesse Stephenson, captured the moments and the pictures can be viewed at the following website, http://www.jessestephensonphotography.com/Surf-Camp/7-13-visually-impaired-Camp/i-c4twhjQ.  The pictures show the pure joy of the campers and the absolute commitment and dedication in the eyes of the counselors and volunteers.

Summer In City Hall @ Elk Grove July 20-31, 2015

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Congratulations to Johanna Bulaong in completing the inaugural Summer In City Hall @ Elk Grove Internship.  She and two other Pleasant Grove High School students, Blair Lewis and Benjamin Chan, successfully completed the two week summer internship learning about the machinations and processes of civic involvement at the local level through participation with Elk Grove City Council.  We hope to grow this summer internship to more than 20 students.

Sacramento County Courthouse Field Trip

Who: PSA Students & You & the Law Class

What: Field trip to the Sacramento County Courthouse

When: Monday 4-20-15

How: pay the controller $5.00 by April 19th 2015

Obtain your field trip form from either Tabares or Cochon

Turn in your completed form C to Mr. Tabares by April 19th 2015

On Monday 4/20, meet in the front of the school

@Bring money for lunch”  YES

PSA Officers for 2015-2016

Congratulations to the newly elected Public Service Academy officers for 2015-2016 school year:

President Fatima Yusuf

Vice President Alayna Gerstel

Secretary: Karishma Sharma

Treasurer Emily Avila

Historian: Johanna Bulaong

2015-2016 PSA Incoming Freshmen

Thank you to all students who applied to the Public Service Academy.  Unfortunately, we only have 36 openings and could not choose all students who we felt best fit the PSA.  Students were chosen from the following criteria: application responses, three teacher references, and interview. 

If your name appears in the Waitlist column, you will be contacted in the order listed and given the option of joining the PSA if a student removes him/herself from the incoming 9th grade Academy roster between now and the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

If your name does not appear in any of the columns, you may apply again next year in January of 2016.  If you are going to apply again next year, I recommend you understand and are able to articulate your personal strengths and weaknesses, practice your interviewing skills, seek a leadership position and understand the powers and responsibilities of a leader.

 

8th grade

1

Miranda

Agustin

2

Isabella

Asuncion

3

Anthony

Bao

4

Aneisa

Berrado

5

Emanuela (Emma)

Bisic

6

Abigale

Bulaong

7

Tiffany

Cam

8

Puneet

Chahal

9

Anthony

Dailly

10

Sarah

Dang

11

Jason

Dhami

12

Mansi

Dutta

13

Nailah

Fatima

14

Mia

Gonzales

15

Jada

James

16

Abbas

Jammal

17

Matthew

John

18

Rohan

Kumar

19

Maya

Langford

20

Morgan

Maddox

21

Surina

Marwaha

22

Laenie

Mateo

23

Damion

Meddock

24

Camila

Moreno

25

Joshua

Morgan

26

Donovan

Niven

27

Kaylie

Pak

28

Madison

Palmer

29

Alyse

Perez

30

Justuce

Robinson

31

Hannah

Rowlett

32

Priya

Sandhu

33

Yasmin

Saqqa

34

Abenezer

Shankute

35

Sara

Sijelmassi

36

Japkaran

Singh

 

Wait list

1

Emery

Lor

2

Christine

Lewis

3

Travis

Davis

4

Elizabeth

Charlesworth

5

Wendy

Le

6

Darren

Tran

7

Claire

Gillaspie

 

 

Incoming PSA Recommendation Form

Click on the link to print 3 recommendations to give to 3 different adults who can vouch for your character and/or work ethic.  Have the adult  complete the recommendation in one of three ways: 1) Email to pcochon@egusd.net. 2) Fold, staple, and seal in an envelope and place in intradistrict mail addressed to “Ponciano Cochon @ PGHS”; 3) Fold staple, and seal in an envelope and return to the student to bring to the interview.  It is a professional courtesy to write a thank you to each person who writes you a recommendation.

Recommendation Form

2015 Academy Week Results

Thank you to all who participated in the 2015 Academy Cup Week events.

The week concludes with 2 free pieces of pizza on Friday 2/6 in HF2.

 

Event   IDEA DMA PSA
Monday-egg toss 1st lunch 6 4 8
Monday egg toss 2nd lunch 6 4 2
Tuesday-eating contest 1st lunch 6 9 3
Tuesday-eating contest 2nd lunch 9 3 6
Wed-3 egged race 1st lunch 9 3 6
Wed 3 egged race 2nd lunch 6 3 9
Thursday tug-o-war 1st lunch 9 3 6
Thursday tug-o-war 2nd lunch 9 6 3
  Total 60 35 43

PSA Meeting minutes 1/22

https://prezi.com/sdis9xuxxdcs/public-service-academy-meeting-12215/

Summer Academies @ Sac State

Click on the link below to see the summer academy opportunities at Sac State.

http://www.cce.csus.edu/course_group_detail.cfm?gid=414

PSA Meeting Minutes 11/20

http://prezi.com/oy1petri4wjf/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

PSA Meeting minutes 10/23

prezi: http://prezi.com/-ps-zuthdd-i/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

Blood Drive Results, Fri 10/10

Blood Source registered 176 and collected 128 lifesaving pints, 96 of which were new donors.  Thank you to those who took the time out of their day to donate, Administration for allowing Blood Source on campus, and the Physical Ed department for sharing the facilities.  We look forward to our next blood drive on the next minimum day, Friday, March 13, 2015. 

Sacramento County Courthouse Visit

When: Wednesday, October 29

Who: You and the Law & PSA students

How:

1) Obtain and complete a Form C from Mr. Tabares

2) Pay $5 to the controller

What: Witness real court house events that are open to the public.  Follow ALL courthouse rules (don't mess with the Feds), dress business casual, act professionally, and represent PGHS well.  Bring money for lunch.

PSA Meeting Minutes 9/25

Red Cross Application

Interested in becoming an Officer of the future Red Cross Club at PGHS?

 

Print and complete the application posted on Schoolloop and return it to Mr. Cochon in HP2 by Friday, September 5th.  Red Cross is a world renowned organization that helps in disaster relief.  Locally, it provides certification programs in First Aid, CPR, babysitting, and Life Guarding and other opportunities to volunteer.

If you have any questions, please contact Fatima Yusuf (Junior at PGHS) at fatima_yusuf@live.com.

 

Click on the link to download the officer application.

Internship Opportunity

Interested in working on a political campaign?  Please contact Mr. Cochon for further details.

CSUS Summer Academy Opportunity

See the attached link if you are interested in participating in the CSUS Summer Academy Program from June 23-27 and/or July 14-18.  It includes: Health Careers 101, Fire Academy, Biotechnology, Engineering & Robotics, Law Enforcement, and Forensics.  The PSA is willing to pay up to $50 of the course fee.

http://www.cce.csus.edu/course_group_detail.cfm?gid=414

2014-2015 PSA Officer Election Results

Congratulations to the newly elected Public Service Academy officers for the 2014-15 school year:

President :Fatima Yusuf

Vice President: Nelofer-Sultana Jawadi

Secretary: Keali Godfrey

Treasurer: Taylor Young

Historian: Michaela Pernetti

Sac County Court House Field Trip

What: Sac County Court House Field Trip
When: April 9th
How: $5 to be paid to the Controller
Pers. missed will be 1-6
Where: Field Trip forms are in HL4 Tabares's Room

PSA Interview Results

Thank you to all students who applied to the Public Service Academy.  Unfortunately, we only have 36 openings and could not choose all students who we felt best fit the PSA.  Students chosen from the following criteria: application responses, three teacher references, and interview. 

If your name appears in the Waitlist column, you will be contacted in the order listed and given the option of joining the PSA if a student removes him/herself from the 8th grade Academy roster between now and the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.

If your name does not appear in any of the columns, you may apply again next year in January of 2015.  If you are going to apply again next year, I recommend you practice your interviewing skills, seek a leadership position and understand the powers and responsibilities of a leader, and research and be able to articulate your career choice within the fields of law, medical health, or protective services.

 

10th grade

Jessyca

Jackson

Danah

Batakji

Kendra

Scheer

9th grade

Mariano

Tianco

8th grade

Jackson

Adams

 

Tanner

Allen

 

Britani

Avalos

 

Austin

Bullen

 

Joseph

Flores

 

Marin

Green

 

Emaan

Haider

 

Taylor

Hensleigh

 

Kayla

Hottman

 

Selena Huynh  

Nousheen

Jawadi

 

Kayla

Johnson

 

Ahmad

Kataa

 

Madi

Kehret

 

Kimberlie

Lambert

 

Kylee

Leppanen

 

Taylor

Lundwall

 

Sarah

Nguyen

 

Manda

Nguyen-Sanh

Mikenzie

Palmer

 

Averi

Payne

 

Jacob

Roa

 

Rachael

Roach

 

Ranier

Sadang

 

Simrit

Sandhu

 

Gabriella

Sheehy

 

Cameron

Sills

 

Max

Smith

 

Victoria

Stutzman

 

Sean

Surino

 

Sydney

Swietzer

 

Shreya

Tamatam

 

Tou

Thor

 

Ashley

Vang

 

Cameron

Victor

 

Julietta

Viduya

 

 

Wait list

 

Allison Lunde

Vanessa Buenrostro

Hanna Kool

Calise Stewart

Aurion Wiley-Green

Alexia Xiong

 

Scheduling Options for Freshmen

Scheduling Options for Freshman Public Service Students

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

  • Take Health & Service Learning

AND

  • World Geography & Another Semester Elective

AND

  • No World Language
  • Postpone World Geography or take it during Summer School if summer school is available

AND

  • Take Health & Service Learning

AND

  • Take World Language during the school day
  • Take Zero Period Spanish

AND

  • Take Health & Service Learning

AND

  • Take World Geography & Another Semester Elective

 

KAMS Recruitment Video

Thank you to the Digital Media Academy and John Pellman for creating the promotional video prior to the Friday, January 31 KAMS recruitment.  Click on the link to watch.

http://www.useducationtv.com/default.aspx?sid=10292#240381baa1374ddca9a49cc5dce3858e_0

North State Building Industry Foundation Banquet

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On December 5th, 2013, Talyor Young, Sahar Jammal, Brock Miller, Sidra Nawaz, Katherine Flores, and Cristian Moreno presented their Bathroom Remodeling business plan created in Ms. Gundunas’s Biology class.  They gave oral presentations on their projects to professionals in the field and received much praise.

Soccer Game Food Sales

Directions:

  1. The day you work, see Cochon in HP2 (before school or during your lunch) to prepare the food cart with food & the money to make change.
  2. Food Cart: put food on the cart.
  3. Money Envelope: Write name & balance ($10) before selling food.  Write name & balance after selling food.  Report/text any money discrepancies immediately to Cochon. 
  4. Stop selling food/drinks 15 minutes after the Varsity game begins.  If needed, find a custodian to unlock HP2 to return the cart & money.
  5. Cochon will sign your 2 hours of Community Service form after the event.

 

Date

Game

Person 1

Person 2

Thursday 9/12

Elk grove

 

 

Tuesday 10/1

Sheldon

Johanna bulaong

Alexis la

Thursday 10/3

Ponderosa

Chloe laun

Kirsten Harrison

Tuesday 10/15

Folsom

Yasmina batakji

Khaianne peters

Thursday 10/24

Jesuit

Kennedy Johnson

Rhina Kaur

 

FBI Teen Academy

The Sacramento FBI will host two FBI Teen Academies for high school juniors during the 2013-2014 school year: Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. The FBI Teen Academy exposes high school juniors to our careers, values and priorities; introduces the types of cases the FBI investigates; improves awareness of the hidden dangers of social media, online communication and more; inspires a desire for physical fitness; and encourages maintenance of a healthy lifestyle free of crime, drugs, gangs and violence.  After attending, students are better prepared to serve as role models in their academic and social communities.  Empowered with greater awareness of the challenges that face our community as a whole, students are encouraged to openly share their experiences and gained knowledge with their peers, offering support and guidance to those who may be facing challenging issues. 

We thank the Sacramento FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association (CAAA) – the organization and its members – for your commitment to the class and for ensuring that the students have a wonderful experience, refreshments and take-aways in addition to a fun and educational day with the FBI.  Over the years, your CAAA has sponsored lunch for the students and your board has warmly welcomed students as they arrive.  CAAA members Tariq Munir and Deena Schillings have donated Pinkberry frozen yogurt and fun gear from 5.11 Tactical, respectively.  If you would like more information about support of the FBI Teen Academy, please reach out to a member of your CAAA board.

Enclosed is the Fall 2013 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy Application packet.  The next class will take place on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at our office located at 4500 Orange Grove Avenue in Sacramento.  Please encourage all high school juniors with an interest in the FBI who reside in our area of responsibility to apply to be among the 30 students chosen to attend the next FBI Teen Academy held at Sacramento Division headquarters this fall.  

Complete application packages with original signatures are accepted at Sacramento FBI headquarters by postal or hand delivery during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) until the deadline: Friday, October 25, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.  In the interest of fairness, faxed, emailed and late applications will not be accepted.  Students are encouraged to check with us to ensure that their packages have been received. 

Students, parents/guardians, and schools will be notified of the review panel’s decision by email no later than the close of business on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. 

If you have any questions regarding the FBI Teen Academy curriculum or the application process, please contact Public Affairs Specialist Gina Swankie at gina.swankie@ic.fbi.gov or 916-977-2285. 

11th Annual UCDavis Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions National Conference

If you have interest in the medical health field, then 7 students have the opportunity to have his/her $35 registration paid for by the Public Service Pathway to attend the 11th Annual UC Davis Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions National Conference from October 12-13, 2013. The conference provides skills necessary to succeed in the medical and health-professions school admission process and it also provides a unique opportunity for direct contact with medical school deans of admission, admission officers, financial aid officers, faculty, and staff.

All interested students must complete and submit their registration information (see below) by Friday, September 6. Monday, September 9, the 7 selected students will be informed. If less than 7 students show interest, the Public Service Pathway will cancel registration payment and students may register/attend on one's own. Students not selected are still welcome to attend, but must register on one’s own ($45 August 2-October 1, $55 October 2-11, $60 October 12-13).

First Name:

Last Name:

Email Address:

Cell Phone:

Gender:

Age:

Diet type: (choose one: Chicken, Beef, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, None)

T-Shirt Size: (choose one: small, large, Large, XL, XXL)

This is not a EGUSD/PGHS sponsored event, transportation is not provided and no PGHS staff will be present. For more information see the website, http://www.ucdprehealth.org/.

2013-2014 Officers

Congratulations to the newly elected Public Service Pathway officers for 2013-2014

President: Dilpreet Sidhu

Vice President: Lauren Hisatomi

Secretary: Jessica Le

Treasurer: Nisha Marwaha

Historian: Connor Greenwood/Simarpreet Sidhu

2013-2014 Public Service Pathway Students

Thank you to all students who applied to the Public Service Pathway.  Students from the list below were chosen from the following criteria: application responses, three teacher references, and interview. 

If your name is not listed below, you may apply again next year in January of 2014.  If you are going to apply again next year, I recommend completing community service, reflecting on the nature and motives of community service, seek a leadership position and understand the powers and responsibilities of a leader, and research and be able to articulate your career choice within the fields of law, medical health, or protective services.

8thGraders                                                         9thGraders

 

Diana

Arredondo

Emily

Avila

 

Kathryn

Bruch

Katlynn

Lew

 

Daisha

Correa

Hamza

Mahmoud

 

Emily

Fernandez

 

 

 

Katharine Grace

Flores

 

 

 

Phillip

Gomez

 

 

 

Robert

Henkens

 

 

 

Serena

Hill

 

 

 

Sahar

Jammal

 

 

 

Jacky

Lam

 

 

 

Samantha

Lee

 

 

 

Brock

Miller

 

 

 

Cristian

Moreno

 

 

 

Courtney

Mouser

 

 

 

Sidra

Nawaz

 

 

 

Alexandra

Nguyen

 

 

 

Sierra

Pittman-Adis

 

 

 

Kyaime

Rolle

 

 

 

Jasleen

Sohal

 

 

 

Terreanna

Turner

 

 

 

McKenna

Walton

 

 

 

Taylor

Young

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Middle School Leadership Conference

Mr. Cavanagh's Service Learning Class lead workshops at the 2013 Middle School Leadership Conference on February 21 at the Antioch Baptist Church.   They addressed relevant issues such as leadership, the dangerous effects of drugs, bullying,and racism.  Sheldon High School and Elk Grove High School Peer Counselors also conducted workshops, but our students from Pleasant Grove High School were the only Freshman leaders.  Great job, Freshman PSA students!

2013 Middle School Leadership Conference

The Effects of Drugs The Effects of Drugs Leadership Bullying & Racism
Status area

Public Service Pathway Applications now being accepted

Complete the online application to the Public Service Pathway from January 25-February 8.  Located on ams.schoolloop.com, under "Online Applications" to the right of the page, click on "PGHS Academies" to complete the online application.  For the interview, you will need 3 References.  Click on the link to print 3 copies of the Recommendation form.  Give the form to 3 different teachers or supervising adults that are not related to you.  Have them email thier responses or send the recommendations to Mr. Cochon at PGHS via intradistrict mail, or bring them with you to your scheduled interview.

Interview times and dates are from 3:15-4:57 on Friday 2/15, Wednesday 2/20, Friday 2/22, Monday 2/25.  Bring your three recommendations (or make sure they have been sent to Mr. Cochon) and dress professionally for the interview.  Interviews are about 7 minutes long and will be in the presence of 3-5 active Public Service students and Mr. Cochon.  The program is limited to thirty six applicants and results will be posted by Friday, March 1, before the Freshman Parent Night on Thursday, March 7 in the PGHS MP room (cafeteria).

Newsletter

Please read the February PSA newsletter collected by PSA students about the following careers: Law, Anesthesiology, Physical Therapy, and Medical Research.

Rubio's Fundraiser

Thursday, 1/24/13, from 3-9pm we are having a fundraiser at Rubio's Mexican Restaurant (southwest corner of Elk Grove Boulevard & Bruceville by Kohl's & Trader Joe's).  Buy your family dinner and present your flyer so 20% of your purchase goes towards the Public Service Academy.  We are short of our financial goal to pay for May's end of the year banquet.

Sacramento County Courthouse Field Trip, December 11

Courthouse 1 Sac Co Courthouse 2

Fundraiser: Entertainment Books

Our goal is to sell 40 Entertainment Books for $30 each to pay for the end of the year banquet.

Each advocacy class that sells all 10 of their Entertainment Books will receive breakfast/pizza/food reward of their choice!

All checks are to be written to "PGHS PSA".  All money and unsold books are due by Thursday's 9/20 PSA Meeting.  If you took a book to sell, but lose it, you are responsible for the cost.

8/23 PSA Meeting minutes

http://prezi.com/uveip4w0e8nw/psa/ 



 

2012-2013 Elected Officers

Congratulations to the following elected officers for the 2012-2013 school year:

President: Joanna Flores

Vice President: Dilpreet Sidhu

Secretary: Elissa Zavala

Treasurer:  Lauren Hisatomi

Historian: Nisha Marwaha

2015 Academy Week Results

Thank you to all the PSA participants in the 2015 Academy Cup. 

All academy students are invited to 2 free pizza slices during their lunch @ HF2.

 

   

IDEA

DMA

PSA

Monday-egg toss

1st lunch

6

4

8

Monday egg toss

2nd lunch

6

4

2

Tuesday-eating contest

1st lunch

6

9

3

Tuesday-eating contest

2nd lunch

9

3

6

Wed-3 egged race

1st lunch

9

3

6

Wed 3 egged race

2nd lunch

6

3

9

Thursday tug-o-war

1st lunch

9

3

6

Thursday tug-o-war

2nd lunch

9

6

3

 

Total

60

35

43

 

News

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Requirements & Expectations

In order for students to sustain active membership in the Academy they are expected to maintain the following:

  • Minimum of 80% participation (example: attend 80% of meetings each school year).
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Take academy courses each year
  • Good behavioral standing with NO suspensions
  • Senior Portfolio requires  2 academy projects

Any student failing to meet the above academy standards is at risk for being placed on academy probation.  When a student goes on academy probation they must meet with the academy coordinator and staff to discuss any issues jeopardizing their membership.  The student will also sign a contract outlining their plan to become a member in good standing again. 

 

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Benefits

 

  • Preferential registration
  • Opportunities to job shadow
  • Opportunities to go

     

    • Preferential registration
    • Opportunities to job shadow
    • Opportunities to go on 2 field trips each year
    • Opportunities to hear a variety of speakers
    • Opportunities to give back to the community
    • Academy Cord Honors at graduation
    • Networking with professionals in the public service sector in Sacramento and surrounding communities

     

Academy Teachers/Staff

Belden, Susan
Teacher
Cochon, Ponciano
Science Teacher
Grovhoug, Dawn
Counselor Smi-Z
Lichtman, Debra
English Teacher
McCrystle, Timothy
Teacher
Steinheimer, Sarah
Science Teacher
Strickland, Robert
Teacher
Tabares, Robert
Social Science Teacher
Taylor, Theresa
English Teacher
Waterstradt, Brianna
Teacher
Whalen, Casey
Social Science Teacher
Winder, Jill
Teacher