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Superintendent’s Update – January 2020

Michael Paynter, Robyn McKeen, and Faris Sabbah hosted a convening in Watsonville of over 100 stakeholders to begin designing more integrated systems to meet the behavioral health needs of our students.

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A Career Technical Education Partnership Student Becomes a Lifelong Learner

As a person with a strong will and a great deal of determination, I seek out a challenge in everything that I pursue.

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Long-term Investment in Accountable Student Talk Paying Dividends in Local District

Over forty percent of Santa Cruz County’s students speak languages other than English at home.

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

During the first week of summer, 57 teachers were back at work participating in our Teacher Leadership Institute for Science and Environmental Literacy.

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Sequoia Schools Teacher Spotlight: Michele Delibert

Michele Delibert, a math teacher at Sequoia High School in Watsonville, takes the phrase “goes above and beyond” to the next level.

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Student Authors’ Fair 2019

Beaming families and proud children filled the Capitola Mall on May 4, 2019 for the annual Student Authors’ Fair.  The event, organized by the Santa Cruz …

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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.

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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.

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JT Healthcare Donates Uniforms for CTEP Dental/Medical Assisting Programs

JT Healthcare Donates Uniforms for Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s Career Technical Education Partnership Dental/Medical Assisting Programs.

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Poetry Out Loud 2019

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education has a strong partnership with the Arts Council Santa Cruz to bring the national Poetry Out Loud competition to our county.

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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.

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California’s Updated Accountability System Released – California School Dashboard

The Dashboard provides school communities with a comprehensive view of how their schools are performing and serving students across a variety of measures.

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