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Our County Science Initiative’s Roots and Shoots are Growing!

Our County Science Initiative’s Roots and Shoots are Growing!

With all the late rains this year, you may have noticed an extra burst of green in the landscape and gardens. It is a fitting metaphor for the new growth we see happening across our county’s school districts. Our County Science Initiative’s efforts to entwine environmental literacy with science are taking root and teachers areRead more about Our County Science Initiative’s Roots and Shoots are Growing![…]

Future Educators Collaborate with a Local Children’s Center

Future Educators Collaborate with a Local Children’s Center

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s Career Technical Education Partnership (CTEP) Program has established a successful high school student work-based learning (WBL) opportunity within the education field. This partnership is between Natural Bridges High School (NBHS) and Natural Bridges Children’s Center (NBCC). This WBL experience was incubated out of the necessity to holistically developRead more about Future Educators Collaborate with a Local Children’s Center[…]

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[…]