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Lighthouse Student and Potential Eagle Scout Transforms School Garden

Lighthouse Student and Potential Eagle Scout Transforms School Garden

Students at Lighthouse High School are enjoying their new beautiful garden thanks to Senior Joe Briskey and his Eagle Scout project. Joe transferred to Lighthouse at the beginning of the school year to experience a more flexible high school program. Lighthouse is considered a hybrid program that combines classroom activities and independent studies and isRead more about Lighthouse Student and Potential Eagle Scout Transforms School Garden[…]

California’s Updated Accountability System Released – California School Dashboard

California’s Updated Accountability System Released – California School Dashboard

The California Department of Education (CDE) and the State Board of Education (SBE) released the California School Dashboard on December 6th. Review the press release from State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The Dashboard provides school communities with a comprehensive view of how their schools are performing and serving students across a variety of measures. The DashboardRead more about California’s Updated Accountability System Released – California School Dashboard[…]

CTEP Logo Contest for Graphic Design Classes

CTEP Logo Contest for Graphic Design Classes

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s (SCCOE) Career Technical Education Partnership (CTEP) program announced the winner of the contest to create the new program’s logo. Kevin Zavala’s design submission was chosen as the new logo taking first place and Emily Moran came in second place. They will both receive gift cards as their awards.Read more about CTEP Logo Contest for Graphic Design Classes[…]

Migrant Head Start Families Visit Watsonville Library

Migrant Head Start Families Visit Watsonville Library

Our Migrant Head Start families saunter off after a long day at work to explore the treasures of the Watsonville Library Children’s Room:  kids’ magazines, DVD’s, music and of course thousands of children’s books.   The parents–after working ten hours in the strawberry fields—quickly shower and then  rush down to get a tour of allRead more about Migrant Head Start Families Visit Watsonville Library[…]

SVHS Students Get First Look at Careers in Law Enforcement

SVHS Students Get First Look at Careers in Law Enforcement

Beginning promptly at 7:40 a.m. on Friday, retired Police Lieutenant John Hohmann begins his criminal justice class with a “behind the scenes” tour of the Scotts Valley Police Station. As part of the regional occupation program, 32 students from Scotts Valley High School are offered an opportunity to learn about the criminal justice system withRead more about SVHS Students Get First Look at Careers in Law Enforcement[…]

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[…]