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277 Students Recognized as Language Ambassadors

277 Students Recognized as Language Ambassadors

A beaming high school senior, proudly wearing both her Cal-Berkeley sweatshirt and her newly awarded Seal of Biliteracy medal, paused in the aisle of the Mello Center to hug a young Language Ambassador.  This was one of the highlights of two recent ceremonies honoring two hundred seventy seven elementary school students from four districts asRead more about 277 Students Recognized as Language Ambassadors[…]

CTEP Biotechnology Students from Harbor High Experience STEM Zone at AT&T Pro-Am

CTEP Biotechnology Students from Harbor High Experience STEM Zone at AT&T Pro-Am

Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair coordinator and Harbor High School Biotechnology teacher Nehal Pfeiffer and the Harbor High Biotechnology class went to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament where they got to experience the Pebble Beach Chevron STEM Zone. Hosted in a pavilion located on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach golf course itself,Read more about CTEP Biotechnology Students from Harbor High Experience STEM Zone at AT&T Pro-Am[…]

Farmworker Families Explore the Rich Resources of the Watsonville Library

Farmworker Families Explore the Rich Resources of the Watsonville Library

On an evening in late February our local Migrant Head Start parents toured the beautiful Watsonville Library and families obtained their very first library cards for their toddlers and preschoolers—plus a special bright bag to carry home their books. The popular and energetic guest speaker from the local Raise A Reader program, Jose Manuel Serrano,Read more about Farmworker Families Explore the Rich Resources of the Watsonville Library[…]

CTEP Students Benefit from Hildebrand Donation

CTEP Students Benefit from Hildebrand Donation

Andy and Georganna Hildebrand are local residents who recently donated approximately $80,000 of equipment and lumber to the Santa Cruz County Career Technical Education Partnership (CTEP) programs. This equipment and lumber will be used by hundreds of students at the following high schools: Harbor High School, San Lorenzo Valley High School, Natural Bridges Green CareerRead more about CTEP Students Benefit from Hildebrand Donation[…]

The SCCOE Takes On Poetry Out Loud: A National Recitation Competition

The SCCOE Takes On Poetry Out Loud: A National Recitation Competition

On Thursday, February 1, high school student finalists from the county competed in the Poetry Out Loud competition at Bookshop Santa Cruz. It was a high-energy event with contagious enthusiasm. Michael Watkins greeted the students and graciously thanked them, their beaming parents, and their families for their support and belief in their children’s artistic andRead more about The SCCOE Takes On Poetry Out Loud: A National Recitation Competition[…]

County Spelling Bee Selects Top Students

County Spelling Bee Selects Top Students

Over ninety of the county’s best spellers gathered once again under the redwood trees at UCSC for the annual Santa Cruz County Spelling Bee. The students, divided into an Elementary Division, for grades 4-6 and Junior Division for grades 7-9, represented public and private schools from across the county. This year’s contest was particularly challenging, especiallyRead more about County Spelling Bee Selects Top Students[…]