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The Santa Cruz County Office of Education Sponsors International Jazz Week in our County’s Schools

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education Sponsors International Jazz Week in our County’s Schools

Between the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, the jazz program at Cabrillo College and the music programs at some of the area’s schools, there may be no better place in America outside New York or New Orleans to grow up with jazz than in Santa Cruz County. It makes sense, then, that Santa Cruz County is fullyRead more about The Santa Cruz County Office of Education Sponsors International Jazz Week in our County’s Schools[…]

Language Ambassadors Expo Moves from Idea to Reality

Language Ambassadors Expo Moves from Idea to Reality

Bonjour, konichiwa, guten-tag, buenos días, fofo, ciao, namaste… these greetings represent some of the sixteen languages heard at the first-ever Language Ambassadors Student Expos held in March. In an expansion of the COE’s Language Ambassador Student Recognition program, two student-to-student expos brought together children from different schools and districts to share their passion for multilingualism. Read more about Language Ambassadors Expo Moves from Idea to Reality[…]

Almost 4000 4th and 5th Grade Students Participate in Link Up Youth Concerts

Almost 4000 4th and 5th Grade Students Participate in Link Up Youth Concerts

Almost 4000 4th and 5th grade students attended this year’s Santa Cruz Symphony and Carnegie Hall Link Up Youth Concert at the Mello Center and Civic Auditorium during the week of March 11th. Students have been practicing the songs from Orchestra Moves through singing, doing movements, and playing the recorder. They have been working sinceRead more about Almost 4000 4th and 5th Grade Students Participate in Link Up Youth Concerts[…]

JT Healthcare Donates Uniforms for CTEP Dental/Medical Assisting Programs

JT Healthcare Donates Uniforms for CTEP Dental/Medical Assisting Programs

JT Healthcare Donates Uniforms for Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s (SCCOE) Career Technical Education Partnership (CTEP) Dental/Medical Assisting Programs. Theresa Villarreal from JT Healthcare Uniforms, located in Salinas, California notified Debbie Reynon, SCCOE CTEP Dental Assisting Instructor, that they are donating 10 boxes of brand new uniforms of different colors and sizes to helpRead more about JT Healthcare Donates Uniforms for CTEP Dental/Medical Assisting Programs[…]

Cabrillo Hosts Thousands of Fourth-Graders

Cabrillo Hosts Thousands of Fourth-Graders

Nearly 3,000 fourth-grade students from around Santa Cruz County came to Cabrillo College’s Aptos campus Friday to get their first taste of college life and, organizers hope, show them that post-secondary education is within their reach. Now in its seventh year, the Samper Fourth Grade Experience includes time in the classroom, in addition to studentRead more about Cabrillo Hosts Thousands of Fourth-Graders[…]

Plan-Do-Study-Act Charts a Course for Boosting Graduation Rates Among Youth on Probation

Plan-Do-Study-Act Charts a Course for Boosting Graduation Rates Among Youth on Probation

In California’s Santa Cruz County, juvenile justice leaders found that young people on probation were not earning high school credits or graduating at the same rates as their general population peers. To learn more about the issue and how to address it, probation officials turned to the Plan-Do-Study-Act method — a keystone of the AnnieRead more about Plan-Do-Study-Act Charts a Course for Boosting Graduation Rates Among Youth on Probation[…]

Students Don Science Hats for Science and Engineering Fair

Students Don Science Hats for Science and Engineering Fair

Approximately 400 students from kindergarten to 12th grade competed Saturday in the 31st annual Science & Engineering Fair organized by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Ten science fair finalists from each participating school in the county set up their tri-fold cardboard displays, complete with illustrations, props and demonstrations, in a space provided byRead more about Students Don Science Hats for Science and Engineering Fair[…]

Watsonville High School Auto Shop Building Named in Honor of CTEP Teacher Bill Sunderland

Watsonville High School Auto Shop Building Named in Honor of CTEP Teacher Bill Sunderland

Bill Sunderland retired after 47 years teaching automotive classes at WHS. He immediately began mentoring the new teacher and teaches students in the drivers training program. Bill studied Gen ED at Humbolt State, received his AA in Auto Tech at Santa Rosa Junior College and his BA in Industrial Arts at Chico State. Former studentsRead more about Watsonville High School Auto Shop Building Named in Honor of CTEP Teacher Bill Sunderland[…]

Pacific Elementary School FoodLab – Award Winning School Lunch Program

Pacific Elementary School FoodLab – Award Winning School Lunch Program

Pacific Elementary School Principal, Eric Gross, recently shared with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s (SCCOE) Career Technical Education Partnership (CTEP) Program’s coordinator, Dr. Steven T. Hoy, the scope and sequence of their award winning FoodLab program for his students. Upon further review of their website, it revealed the excellent job the school’s programRead more about Pacific Elementary School FoodLab – Award Winning School Lunch Program[…]