Better than Ever! … Runners signing up now for Natomas 5K on April 27, 2019

Please mark your calendar now for the Natomas 5K “Run for Their Future,” which will be held April 27 at Inderkum High School to raise money benefiting students within Natomas Unified School District. Early Bird Registration has been extended to Feb. 28. Details are posted below.

Hundreds of local residents have participated in the 5K in each of the past two years — and we’re planning on an even larger crowd this year.

This fun-for-all-ages event will include vendors, entertainment, raffles, food, and so much more! Proceeds will be used by the Natomas Schools Foundation for college scholarships or computer grants for students within Natomas Unified School District boundaries. The NSF is a nonprofit group, run by volunteers and committed solely to the purpose of generating funds to advance students’ education. Details of the 5K event follow.

Advance registration is available at Natomas5k.org.

The Course: The flat, fast course starts at Inderkum High School, loops around the North Natomas Regional Park, and duck pond before finishing at Inderkum.


5K Run/Walk Start Times:
Wave 1 ( 10-minute mile pace or faster) 8:30 a.m.
Wave 2 ( Slower than 10 minute mile pace and walkers) 8:33 a.m.

Awards Ceremony: 9:30 a.m. ( or as soon as the last participant crosses the finish line)
Packet Pick-Up: To be announced.
Race Day Packet Pick-Up and Registration: To be announced.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Monty Maxwell at (916) 769-2383

Register online at natomas5k.org to run or walk the 5K.

To serve as a volunteer on race day, click here

Thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you on race day, Saturday, April 27th, 2019!

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Natomas Schools Foundation Accepting Applications for 2019 Scholarships

The Natomas Schools Foundation will accept applications through April 12, 2019 for scholarships to help defray expenses at an accredited four-year college, two-year college, or trade school.

Multiple winners will be chosen for awards of $1,000 and $500. Applications are available here.

Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and have served 50 hours or more during the past two years in one or more of these three categories:

  • Formal employment
  • Volunteer or community service
  • Service to school through a formal club or organization

Candidates also must write a short essay of 300 to 500 words describing what they learned from volunteer or employment experiences, and how those lessons might help them in the future.

Over the past two years, Natomas Schools Foundation has awarded $16,000 in college scholarships to deserving students.

Decisions in this year’s scholarship program will be announced at school Senior Awards
Nights.

Questions? Contact Jim Sanders at (916) 561-5267.

Dos Coyotes gives $2,560 to help NUSD kids

Thank you, Dos Coyotes and the Natomas community!

Natomas Schools Foundation President Sonia Mercado, several board members and an NUSD student, Roxxy, accept a $2,560 check from a fundraising event hosted last month by the newly opened restaurant at 2701 Del Paso Road. Patrons flocked there to eat that night — and Dos Coyotes donated all proceeds from the dinner rush.

Natomas Schools Foundation is a nonprofit group organized solely to raise money benefiting NUSD students. It has awarded $16,000 in scholarships and 33 Chromebooks to deserving kids in the past two years. Its next community event is the Natomas 5k on April 27. For more information, click here.

NSF awards thousands of dollars in cash and Chromebook computer scholarships

Twenty-eight Natomas Unified students received college scholarships or Chromebook laptop computers in May from the Natomas Schools Foundation, a nonprofit group dedicated to raising funds to benefit local students.

Winners of $1,000 college scholarships were Dave Khalasi of Natomas High; Sophanit Getahoun, Inderkum High; and Rebekah Shiah and Kalliope Zervas, Natomas Charter.

Six other students received $500 to help defray their college expenses: Bryana Castillo, Natomas High; Sara Brink, Raffaella Carrillo-Gomez and Lyndsey Tillinghast, Inderkum; and Tatianna Settanni and Madelynn Thomas, Natomas Charter.

Applicants for the cash scholarships were required to have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and, during the past two years, have served 50 hours or more in formal employment or volunteer service, which could include school clubs. A short essay about was required about lessons learned from that service.

The Natomas Schools Foundation’s Chromebook giveaway, titled “NextGen Computer Grant Program, was designed for deserving youth in 5th through 12th grades who attend school within NUSD and need laptops to further their education.

Winners were Christian Clark, Annette Contreras-Buenrostro and Lashea Dean, from Natomas High School; Chidinma Aniche, Michael Martinez and Lily Valdez,  from Inderkum High; Shanina Thakur, NP3 High School; Zaiden Bush, Nevaeh Garcia, Ynaly Rivers, Natalie Sandoval and Niyati Sista, from Two Rivers Elementary; Aureliano Gutierrez Jr., Leroy Greene Academy; Anastacia Monroy, Natomas Middle School; Lamont Bufford Jr., H. Allen Hight Elementary; Elliott Gough, Natomas Charter STAR Academy; Akshaj Mehta, NP3; and Yahaira Ramirez, American Lakes.

Applicants were judged on academic performance and potential, leadership potential, service to others, and a need for a computer to improve or maintain their academic performance.

Much of the money for NSF’s college and Chromebook awards was raised in the group’s annual 5K community fun run – “Run For Their Future” – which will be held on April 27, 2019 at Inderkum High School. Donations to the foundation can be made on its website at natomasschoolsfoundation.org.

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Apply now! NSF to award 18 Chromebooks to deserving NUSD students

Through its NextGen Computer Grant Program, the Natomas Schools Foundation will award 18 Chromebooks this year to deserving youth who need the laptops to further their education. Deadline for entry is 4 p.m. April 30. 

The goal of the foundation, a nonprofit group committed to raising funds to benefit Natomas students, is to help close the digital divide and assist honorees in achieving their academic and career objectives. 

“While students who overcome adversity have made significant gains in California, the efforts to achieve parity for all students must continue,” the NextGen application says. “The first step in encouraging students to be leaders begins at the local level and starts with our students in school.” 

All youth in 5th through 12th grades who attend schools within NUSD boundaries are eligible to apply, including foster and homeless students. Applicants will be judged on academic performance and potential, leadership potential, service to others, and a need for a computer to improve or maintain their academic performance. 

An application and more information are available here.

Apply now for $6,000 in Natomas Schools Foundation scholarships

The Natomas Schools Foundation is offering $6,000 in scholarships this spring to deserving current or former local residents who attend or attended high school in the Natomas Unified School District and plan to further their education.

Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded specifically to current high school seniors, while  college students can compete for six additional scholarships of $500 apiece. 

Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and, during the past two years, have served 50 hours or more in formal employment or volunteer service, which can include school clubs. A short essay is required about lessons learned from that service. 

Entry deadline is April 13. Winners will be announced in May by the Natomas Schools Foundation, a nonprofit group committed to raising funds to benefit students and schools within NUSD boundaries.

 Scholarship funds can be used toward expenses at a two-year college, four-year college or trade school. More information and an application form are posted below.

Applications are available here.

If you have questions, contact Janine Trevino at (916) 561-5288 or email her at jtrevino@natomasunified.org.

 

Hundreds run the Natomas 5K to raise funds for kids

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NATOMAS 5K ‘RUN FOR THEIR FUTURE’

Date: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 — 8:30 a.m. / Race Day Registration 7-8:15 a.m.

Location: Inderkum High School, 2500 New Market Dr.

Early Packet Pickup & Registration: Friday, Oct. 13, 3-7 p.m. at Mountain Mike’s, 2069 Arena Blvd.

Sponsored by: Natomas Schools Foundation, 1901 Arena Blvd.

 

Fun Run and Walk

Its name tells much of the story: Natomas 5K Run for their Future is a community event designed to raise money to help local kindergarten through 12th-grade students, potential leaders of tomorrow.

The 5K will start at Inderkum High, loop around the Natomas Natomas Regional Park and duck pond, then finish at the high school.

Proceeds from the 5K fun run and walk will be used by the Natomas Schools Foundation and by local schools for art, academic, athletic and other school-related purposes for students living within Natomas Unified School District boundaries.

The 5K is a fun-for-all-ages event, ideal for families and meant to accommodate everyone from competitive runners to young children to anyone desiring a little Saturday exercise by walking or jogging at their own pace.

This year’s Natomas 5K Run For Their Future is the second in what is planned as an annual event. Last year, it attracted hundreds of participants of all ages.

The Natomas Schools Foundation, a nonprofit group, has been active in awarding annual college scholarships — it plans to hand out $9,000 this year, in addition to numerous new or refurbished computers.

Interested in helping sponsor the Natomas 5K? Please contact Monty Maxwell at mmaxwell@guildmortgage.net. Other questions about the race can be directed to Jim Sanders, 561-5267.

Details of the 5K run and walk are posted below. To register or for more details, click here.

So please mark your calendar for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

We hope to see you there.

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NSF awards $9,000 in college scholarships to deserving high school seniors

College costs can hurt, so the Natomas Schools Foundation is doing its best to ease the pain a little for a handful of standout 12th-graders.

The nonprofit group gave away $6,500 in college scholarships this week and plans to award another $2,500 in coming days or weeks.

Scholarships of $1,000 apiece were presented to Mateo Ramirez, Olivia Johnson and Owen Wurgler.

Twelve $500 scholarships also were given away, to Mikaela Carrillo, Madelyn Peterson, Sarah Jacobs-Luttrell, Alyssa Wagner, Brenda Hernandez, Kelly Anne Lumaquin, Melissa Loupeda, Brian Dudley, Maya Gorman, Keyleigh Nealon, Daniel Lan and Victoria Vera.

NSF scholarships are designed to further the education of students who not only have shown promise academically but have a solid work ethic and/or go out of their way to serve their campus or community.

Applicants were required to have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and, during the past two years, have served 50 hours or more in formal employment or volunteers service, which would include clubs. A short essay was required about lessons learned from that service.

Scholarship funds can be used toward expenses at a two-year college, four-year college or trade school.

The Natomas Schools Foundation is a nonprofit group committed to raising funds to benefit students and schools within NUSD boundaries. Separate from the monetary scholarships, the foundation recently awarded Chromebooks to 15 deserving youth in 5th grade or higher who needed them to maintain or enhance academic performance.

The foundation’s biggest annual fundraiser is the Natomas 5K “Run for Their Future,” which will be held this year on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Inderkum High School.

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15 standout students win Chromebooks in NSF ‘NextGen’ competition

Winners of Chromebook computers in this year’s Natomas Schools Foundation’s “NextGen Computer Grant Program” for committed students who need a laptop to enhance or maintain their academic success include:

  • Priyanka, a 5th-grader who takes extra Math and English lessons in her spare time to prepare for high school and college. Her goal is to become a medical doctor and find a cure for genetic disease that a very close friend – “he is not my real brother, but he treats me like a sister” – suffers from.
  • Charlesa, a top-notch 15-year-old student who has been very involved in her school’s Broadcast Media class, culinary club and cheerleading team. In her spare time, she volunteers for an organization that promotes a tobacco-free lifestyle. Charlesa’s goal is to “help my mom in any way possible” and “give her all that she deserves.”
  • Kush, 15, who tutors young children in Math and Scratch, which is a free visual programming language developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also enjoys programming iPhone apps. “Ever since I was 8 years old, I knew I was destined to be a programmer,” he wrote.
  • Yesenia, a 17-year-old high school senior, has a grade point average above 4.0 and plans to be the first in her family to attend college. Her goal is to become a social worker. “One day, I want to be able to have my siblings look up to me and say, ‘Wow, if my sister became successful, then so can I,’” she wrote.

Fifteen winners were selected for Chromebooks by the Natomas Schools Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises money to supplement art, athletic and academic programs for students living within Natomas Unified boundaries.

Two NSF officials, Anna Vue and Monty Maxwell, surprised many of the winners May 16 at their schools, handing out Chromebooks on the spot. Honorees attend six local schools: Natomas High, Inderkum High, Heron, Two Rivers, Westlake Charter, and H. Allen Hight.

NSF’s “NextGen” competition was open to students who attend school within NUSD boundaries, are in the 5th grade or higher, and have a minimum 2.0 grade point average.

Applicants were judged on academic performance and potential, service to others, leadership potential, and on their need of a computer for school-related work. NSF’s goal is to help close the digital divide and assist promising students in achieving their academic and career dreams.

Jason, 15, said his new Chromebook will come in handy for schoolwork, homework, and Internet research.

Kush, a high school freshman, said he has been hoping for many weeks to win the Chromebook and can put it to good use in the tutoring he does with kids.

Mia, a 5th-grader, smiled when asked if she owns a Chromebook.

“Yes – now,” she said, cradling her prize. “Because I have this.”

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