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Got Pumpkins? 

Got Pumpkins? 

Early Start Students and Families Have a Halloween Get-Together ‘Tis the season for searching for that wonderful pumpkin and making friends! Early Start students, with their parents, brothers and sisters, got together at the local Pumpkin Patch.  Fun was had by all!  It was a wonderful opportunity for our little ones to explore the pettingRead more about Got Pumpkins? […]

Learning Mechanics and Academics

Learning Mechanics and Academics

Project Bike Tech Growing Twice a week, students at Sequoia Schools gather in a classroom that has been transformed into a bike shop, learning the ins and outs of bicycle mechanics while also being exposed to career opportunities.

Santa Cruz County Celebrates Multilingual Students

Santa Cruz County Celebrates Multilingual Students

As part of its promotion of multilingualism as an asset both for individuals and for our community as a whole, the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, in partnership with county school districts, recognized almost four hundred students. Two hundred sixty graduating seniors received the prestigious State Seal of Biliteracy. In order to earn theRead more about Santa Cruz County Celebrates Multilingual Students[…]

Over 170 Students Recognized as Language Ambassadors

Over 170 Students Recognized as Language Ambassadors

Language Ambassadors by the Numbers 1st year of program 2 student recognition ceremonies: Watsonville and Santa Cruz 3 districts: Live Oak, Pacific and Pajaro Valley Unified 5 school giving awards: Green Acres, Hall District, Mintie White, Pacific, Starlight 7 languages; Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Hawaiian, Swahili, Yaqui 34 miles between schools 174 students honored asRead more about Over 170 Students Recognized as Language Ambassadors[…]

A Driven Life

A Driven Life

Auto Shop Teacher Retires After 47-year Career When Bill Sunderland started teaching in 1970, he planned on doing it for only about two years…

ROP Success Stories: Watsonville High School Library – ROP Digital Photography Exhibit

ROP Success Stories: Watsonville High School Library – ROP Digital Photography Exhibit

Watsonville High School Library – ROP Digital Photography Exhibit The ROP Photography course at Watsonville High is taught by Jeffery Jay Luhn and has 105 students in three sections. With a generous grant from Bay Photo, each student had a 12 x 8 print made and mounted for the show. The photos are assignments, whichRead more about ROP Success Stories: Watsonville High School Library – ROP Digital Photography Exhibit[…]

Area Educators Celebrate National Bilingual/Multilingual Learners Advocacy Month

Area Educators Celebrate National Bilingual/Multilingual Learners Advocacy Month

Over one hundred educators from Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties gathered on April 25, 2017 in Morgan Hill for the first ever Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month Regional Showcase. This day-long event, organized by the Region V County Offices of Education, offered educators an opportunity to learn about and also share exemplaryRead more about Area Educators Celebrate National Bilingual/Multilingual Learners Advocacy Month[…]

Soquel High School 2nd Annual Career Expo was a Success!

Soquel High School 2nd Annual Career Expo was a Success!

ROP Director Mark Hodges and Assistant Director Jim Howes attended the recent Soquel High School Career Expo. There were more than 400 students in attendance and 19 companies and organizations representing their industry sector. ROP thanks Janice Manion (our counselor) and Mary Gaukel (Your Future is Our Business) for making this valuable opportunity available forRead more about Soquel High School 2nd Annual Career Expo was a Success![…]