The Garden Club is affiliated with the 4H. The club has around 50 members and is directed by Mr. Gardner, Mr. Snider, and Ms. Engstrom. Club days include a meeting with the students along with work in the school garden. The meetings discuss things like decomposing, planting, learning about soil, and scientific topics like ecosystems. Students can earn badges in a variety of topics.
The 2013 annual softball game between the sixth graders and Golden Empire staff was attended by some very special people. Family and friends of Mr. Ferreter, our beloved teacher of 25 years who passed away last year, were there to observe and participate in pre-game activities honoring Mr. Ferreter. Dr. Eister introduced several students who shared how Mr. Ferreter had touched their lives and Mrs. Ferreter spoke to the students about how they could continue his legacy by “stepping up to the plate” in all that they do in life.
On September 26th, Dr. Eister, Ms. Engstrom, and Mr. Frankenberger attended the 2014 Student Scholarship and Better Together Partnership Awards ceremony at Sacramento State University where the Intel Folsom PC Pals Mentoring Program was honored.
Golden Empire has been a part of this program for the past four years. Ms. Engstrom’s class has been paired with current or retired Intel employees, exchanging emails twice a week. As a result of the program thirty-three students are mentored weekly by a group of engineers, which promotes studying, a commitment to school, and goal-setting.
The PC Pals program is coorinated by Devina Singh, a Communications