McKinley Library Volunteers Needed
Students are needed to volunteer at the McKinley Library. See flyer for more information.

Volunteers Needed for Sac City Events
Visit the Sac City website for detailed information.

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Voices in Poetry: An Adventurous Concert Project
February 18, 7 pm
A concert collaboration between Vox Musica and the Bay Area-based multi-instrumentalist and composer, Laura Inserra, features original compositions for women’s voices based on the text of local poet, Renée Aubern. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1430 J Street. Tickets are $20 at the door, or $10 for HISP students by entering HISP under the promotional code.  Website

“Chinese Couplets”
Documentary Film
March 18, 1 – 2:30 pm
"Chinese Couplets" by Felicia Lowe is an epic tale spanning four generations of tenacious women that follows a candid and touching immigration story about the filmmaker`s family. The film showing will be followed by a Q & A with Felicia Lowe, an award-winning independent producer, director and writer. Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library, 7335 Gloria Drive, Sacramento. More information.

Sacramento Theatre Company
Wells Fargo Pavilion
For more information please visit Sacramento Theatre Company or contact Julie Law at
446-7501 ext. 120.

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News & Announcements

Impact Teen Drivers
March 20, 6:30 p.m. in the CKM Library

Parents and teens are invited to an hour-long responsible driving presentation at the McClatchy PTA meeting, following annual PTA elections. CHP also will be present with the updates on teen driving laws.

PTA General Meeting and Board Elections
March 20, 6:30 p.m. in the CKM Library

The PTSA board has a number of critical vacancies for the 2017-18 school year. Positions include President, Second Vice-President for Membership and Third Vice-President / Grad Night Chair. A student board member position also is open as well as several specific jobs which have time-limited responsibilities including the Auditor, and staff appreciation chair. Please contact current PTSA President Gabi Stallings at if you have questions or are interested in serving.

2017 Disneyland Grad Night Trip
Registration Due by April 1

Seniors who wish to participate in the 2017 Grad Night Trip to Disneyland can still sign up at

Europe Trip 2018

The "2018 Grand Tour of England" is a 22 day journey through six countries; the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, and Germany.

The trip will include stops at many world class historic and cultural sites such as Shakespeare's house in Stratford, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Duomo in medieval Florence, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Colosseum in Rome, the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, historic Venice, and Neuschwanstein Castle in Munich Germany to name a few.

The package includes transportation, entrance fees to scheduled sites, hotel lodgings, and two meals a day. This will be the eighth organized trip for students since 2009. The previous seven trips all met with much success.

For more information, please contact Daniel Gatten via email. Students may also attend a quick informational meeting on Thursdays during lunch in room 15 to ask questions or pick up a brochure.

If you are interested in this trip, it is suggested you contact Mr. Gatten now to sign-up and put a deposit down on the trip ASAP; prices are scheduled to increase in December. Secure your spot today!

Spring Break 2017 CA College Tour Trip
April 10th – 15th

Featuring visits to the following schools: UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco, San Francisco State, Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, CSU Monterey Bay, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Santa Barbara, Loyola Marymount, UCLA, UC Irvine, USC, the Claremont Colleges, Occidental, University of Redlands, UC San Diego, San Diego State, Chapman University, and Disneyland + Santa Monica pier and more sightseeing! Program fee: $1075 for this 5-night/6-day trip. For more information, see the flyer and registration information.

Going to College:
CKM's College & Career Center at Your Service

CKM is fortunate to have a College & Career Center to help prepare students for life after high school and realize the dream of going to college. Specific services/events include: bringing college recruiters to CKM to meeting with students/parents; helping students complete college applications; assisting students with their college essays; and posting scholarship bulletins to alert students/parents to potential funding for post-secondary education. In addition, the Center works closely with CKM's Counseling Office to ensure students are aware of college entrance testing (ACT, PSAT, SAT) opportunities on campus. Visit the CKM College & Career website to find out when colleges will be visiting our campus.

New HISP Logo Wear Available!

Check out our HISP logo wear at Shop for flip flops, sweatshirts, pajamas, water bottles, and much much more!!! Artwork designed by students Taylor Fong and Louis Cashatt!

Become a HISP Sponsor

HISP asks that you to consider investing your donation dollars in sponsorship of specific types of activities central to the HISP experience. Sponsors will be recognized, by sponsorship level, at the annual HISP Barbeque held each May and via electronic correspondence with our ListServ email group. Sponsors will also be specifically acknowledged for their donations with such recognition as sponsor name plates in paperback novels, placards on field trip buses, and student-written thank you cards after a field trip.

Make your contribution today; every donation is valued!

Amount Sponsor Level Support activities & resources such as:
$1000 and up Ambassador
  • 1 grade level set of tickets to a play.
  • 1 charter bus to San Francisco for a field trip.
  • 1 set of HISP t-shirts for the incoming Freshman class at the HISP Night of Welcome.
$501 to $999 Diplomat
  • 1 class set of tickets to the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival (freshman class only).
  • 1 class set of regular paperback novels.
$251 to $500 World Traveler
  • 1 class set of novels (Dover Thrift).
$100 to $250 Tourist
  • 1 classroom wall map - world or regional.
  • 1 substitute teacher to cover field trip days.
  • 1 school bus for local field trips.
Under $100 Day Tripper
  • CKM sweatshirt for guest speakers.
  • Stipends to application essay readers.

Checks should be made payable to CKM-HISP and mailed c/o Ms. Ellen Wong at C.K. McClatchy High School, 3066 Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95818. If you would like to sponsor a specific activity or resource, please note this on the memo line of your check. If you recently made a contribution and would like to target a specific activity or resource with those funds, please email Ms. Wong.


HISP Donations Continue
PayPal Now Available

Many thanks to those parents who made have made recent donations to HISP (see HISP Donors). With a strong first quarter start and continued donations into the second quarter, we are within reach of our fundraising goal of $25,000. Funds received beyond our fundraising goal are allocated to the HISP Fund for Excellence which provides mini-grants to teachers and staff to strengthen academic offerings or enhance electives, the arts, and the humanities at CKM. Last year in partnership with the PTSA, the fund provided money for science, math, photography, and world language materials and equipment that directly benefited students. For parents wishing to make an online donation (either one-time or recurring monthly), HISP now offers a PayPal option (see HISP Donors to access the donate buttons). And finally, as the tax year comes to an end, remember that your donation to HISP is tax deductible. As always, thank you for supporting HISP.

California State Employees Charitable Campaign HISP Designation Code: 27960

Sacramento Public Library:
Virtually At Your Fingertips

The Sacramento Public Library offers a “virtual” treasure trove of information useful to high school students. The library's online Knowledge Center Databases provides access to digital information such as newspapers and magazines, books and media, and college and careers resource. High school students will find the section “For Students (K-12)” most helpful; it features information and primary sources—such as academic journals, biographies, and a virtual reference library—they can use to complete research projects. Use your library card or obtain a temporary online e-card you can use for up to 14 days to access the databases. Those with iPhones and iPads may also download the Mango Mobile Library app to gain access to the databases from those devices.

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