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Community Partnerships

Partnerships & Collaborations including:

Amateur Radio League          Boeing          CSULB, including CSULB Biomedical Engineering

Friends of Rocketry        HAAS Automation         Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center

Rocket Lab         Space Beach          Sprint Academy

USC Biomechanics Department         Weber Metals         YAESU

Community Partner: Devon Day - HAM Radio Club

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Devon Day taught English and Reading for 38 years.  30 years ago she agreed to help DeMille Middle School (now McBride High School) organize an emergency response team with students and staff. She got her first amateur radio license at that time, eventually upgrading to Extra Class operator. She taught amateur radio and organized emergency response teams at DeMille, Jordan High, Wilson High,  McBride High, and Sato Academy of Math & Science.

Community Partner: Richard Sherwood - HAM Radio Club

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Richard Sherwood worked for IBM for 18 years, then moved onto owning and operating a Bed and Breakfast in Vermont for another 5 years. In 1999, he got his Ham Radio license and later upgraded to Extra class license. About ten years ago Devon Day KF6KEE asked him to work with her creating a radio club at McBride High School and then moved on to support Sato Academy of Math & Science.

California State University Long Beach -

Biomedical Engineering Department, May 2023

Students attended the Biomedical Engineering Capstone Expo at CSULB. We have an amazing program right next door and the students got to see capstone projects and presentations! 

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Rocket Lab working with Rocketry Class, March 2023

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Many thanks to Steve Cena from Rocket Lab for a great Q&A session with our rocketry students! 
It was great to hear about the role of manufacturing engineering at Rocket Lab as well as some tips for our own projects regarding fabrication and quality control.
We are very thankful for our growing relationship with Rocket Lab, 🫶🏼
come back anytime!

Mayor Rex Richardson Visits Sato, January 2023

Sprint Academy, October 2022

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Sprint Academy did an interactive presentation with our freshmen class to talk about the biomechanics of sports. We are so grateful for the support of our partner, Christian Robinson!


Rocket Lab, August 2022

Guest speaker speaking to a class

Rocket Lab, one of our SpaceBeach partners, came to speak to students. It was a packed room for a lunchtime presentation!


Sprint Academy, March 2022

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Teachers visited Sprint Academy to expand their own understanding of biomechanics and enhance their curriculum.


Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center, Jan 2020

Thank you to Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center, CSUDH, and USC for bringing wheelchair basketball to our school! Our kids learned a lot while having lots of fun interacting with the wheelchair athletes.


Our dragons are so grateful for the businesses in our community that provide real-world experiences for our students.

Work with Sato Students

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Donate to Sato through the Long Beach Education Foundation - Designation: Sato.