Brightening Birthdays for homeless children
The Family Shelter at the Mather Community Campus provides a monthly birthday celebration for the children staying in the shelter through a program called Brightening Birthdays. Birthdays are a luxury that the homeless families and shelters cannot afford. Through the Community Service Workgroup and Volunteers of America, monthly celebrations are arranged for children in the shelter, including parties and donations of baked goods and gifts. For information or to volunteer.

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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News & Announcements

Now you can take ACT Prep just in time for the ACT Exam!

BYU’s new Intensive ACT Prep will be hosted at the American River College (ARC) Institute on August 25, 31 and September 1 and 3.

This is a great opportunity for students to prepare and improve their score for the ACT Exam that takes place September 8. All classes and practice tests are live, not online. Learn more at

What You’ll Get

  • ACT pre-test on August 25 and a post test on September 3.
  • Small classes taught by some of BYU’s best math, science and English teachers
  • Top study materials from Kaplan and ACT included
  • Classes to develop study skills and test-taking strategies to take your ACT score to the next level
  • Dynamic motivational speakers
  • Great food

Space is limited so register today at

The cost, food and materials included, is $299 with the CKM HISP promo code ACT918CSA5.

Come learn, meet new friends, enjoy great food and get the skills and tools you need to succeed on the ACT.


College Admissions A-Z is a free information session that is open to all SCUSD students, though it is most relevant for Sophomores and Juniors that will be held on Saturday, July 7th at 10:30 am at McKinley Library (601 Alhambra Blvd.)

During the session, you will learn about:

  • Developing the college lists
  • The application process
  • Next Steps
  • Financial Aid & Testing
  • Question and Answer period

Contact Aikenhead Painter College Consulting if you have any questions

HISP Seniors Next Stop: College

The 2018 HISP seniors are on the move and ready to take the next step to post-secondary education. They leave HISP exceptionally prepared for the rigors of college and beyond.

See (flyer A) for where they were admitted and (flyer B) for where they are attending.

Scholarship Info Available at CKM College & Career Center

CKM’s College & Career Center has added scholarship information for college-bound seniors to its website. The College and Career Center offers a assistance including bringing college recruiters to CKM, meeting with students and their 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.

Free AP Testing Study Books

Kaplan is offering free Kindle downloads for a series of new study books, designed to help students study efficiently and effectively. The books were designed with the feedback of AP teachers across the country. The materials are available for free on Amazon from now until the test dates at the following links:

AP Free Kindle Download for World History
AP Free Kindle Download for US History
AP Free Kindle Download for Calculus AB
AP Free Kindle Download for Biology

Summer Exchange Student

Do you love French culture? Consider hosting Victoire from France who is coming to volunteer at the Sacramento Zoo this July. She loves traveling and animals, but has an allergy to cats, so can’t live in a home with cats. Please spread the word with any friends or family who might be able to host. If interested, contact me, her Local Coordinator at or at (916)-856-9162.

Here is more information about hosting:

HISP Logo Wear Is Here!

Be cool in school! Buy your HISP apparel online. All proceeds go to the HISP program, specifically to fund field trips for all students.

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). 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, 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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