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Write-Start Backpack Project

Write-Start Backpack Project

Backpacks Distributed to Students in Transition Summary of Backpack Distribution Distributed to: Percent Distributed School Districts 51% Social Service Agencies 21% Low-Income Families 16% Students…

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[…]

International Jazz Week in Santa Cruz County Schools

International Jazz Week in Santa Cruz County Schools

This year, Prince H. Lawsha, percussionist and singer, performed for several of our county’s schools along with renowned musicians including trumpet and flugelhorn player Oscar Williams, bass player James Leary, and two women jazz musicians from the Royale Swedish Academy of Music, Terese Lien Evenstad on jazz violin and Anna Greta on keyboards. Together, thisRead more about International Jazz Week in Santa Cruz County Schools[…]

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…