Many of the students at John Muir Elementary School had never seen a whale before the 30-foot skeleton of a juvenile cetacean arrived in their auditorium this week.“I think the whale is awesome!” fifth-grader Angel Cardona exclaimed. “I think John Muir is really lucky that we have a whale. It’s like our school is a museum!”The man behind the whale, Director Dan Sudran of the non-profit Mission Science Workshop, thought it was even better. Read More
Finding the money for a preschool-specific playground at her Western Addition elementary school has been difficult for Oona Hanawalt.So the preschool teacher at John Muir Elementary School has set her sights on a contest that could award her as much as $25,000 to design and install a structure that would allow her autistic students to independently interact with other peers. Read More
City officials have suspended the services of a nonprofit group that was receiving taxpayer funding to provide art lessons to children after the founder and director was charged in federal court with possession of child pornography.
The federal charges prompted a local investigation into whether any children were harmed when under the care of Kid Serve founder and director 46-year-old Anthony Josef Norris. Read More