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Student Authors’ Fair 2018

The Capitola Mall hummed with the excitement of student authors from across the county at the Student Authors’ Fair on May 5, 2018.  The annual event, organized ...
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4th Graders Get a Taste of College

Santa Cruz County schools brought their students to the campus for the 7th annual custom college experience.
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Farmworker Families Explore the Rich Resources of the Watsonville Library

Migrant Head Start parents toured the beautiful Watsonville Library and families obtained their very first library cards for their toddlers and preschoolers.
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Carnegie Hall Link Up Music Education Program Transforms Elementary Students’ Lives

It was a cold, clear February morning, as we walked into the Kaiser Permanente Arena and beheld the Santa Cruz Symphony and Youth Symphony.
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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.
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Got Pumpkins?

‘Tis the season for searching for that wonderful pumpkin and making friends!
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Student Authors’ Fair 2017

Each spring brings with it longer days, wildflowers, and the annual Student Authors’ Fair. This traditional event, organized by the Santa Cruz County Reading Association ...
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26th Annual Mock Trial Competition

Santa Cruz Mock Trial competition started on February 5, 2015, with six teams from various schools throughout the county. The participating schools were Aptos High, ...
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Their Very First Diplomas!

Twenty five children who attend our local Migrant Head Start program received applause, school supplies and a diploma.
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Over 170 Students Recognized as Language Ambassadors

The pride in the room was palpable as our first groups of Language Ambassadors were recognized.
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Santa Cruz County Celebrates Multilingual Students

As part of its promotion of multilingualism, the SCCOE, in partnership with county school districts, recognized almost four hundred students.
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International Jazz Week in Santa Cruz County Schools

This year, Prince H. Lawsha, percussionist and singer, performed for several of our county’s schools.