Students rapped and Sacramento City Unified Superintendent Jonathan Raymond showed off his purple polka dotted socks at a summer learning rally at the Capitol this morning.
About 350 students from summer school programs across the state were invited to a pep rally featuring state schools chief Tom Torlakson. He presented a Champion Award to Raymond for his emphasis on summer learning.
"This is a message to the public to please support summer learning programs," Torlakson said. "No one does it better then Sacramento City Unified."
After the speeches wound down, the students were treated to a game area where they could be videotaped interviewing lawmakers, as well as booths where kids could participate in a poetry slam, rapping or play Pictionary or Adlibs. The rally was part of the Summer Matters campaign, which stresses the importance of keeping students engaged in learning during the summer.