More than 60 students to participate in elementary and junior high spelling competitions
The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) will host the countywide Elementary Spelling Competition on Monday, April 3, at 4:00pm. Twenty elementary students will compete for the title of county champion at this event. The grade 4-6 students participating have already won school-level and regional spelling bees and are considered the county’s best spellers from the elementary grades.
Goodbye Venus, Hello Jupiter!
As we welcome the return of Spring this month, there are some interesting changes happening in the night sky.
Help educate the public by creating a PSA about why choosing to drink tap water is better than purchasing disposable plastic water bottles.
A PSA, or a public service announcement, is a short film that helps change public attitudes and behaviors by raising awareness about a social issue. Your video should feature a creative way to teach the public why tap water is better than disposable plastic water bottles. You can create a news-cast, skit, animation, commercial, reality television show, or even a music video. Let your imagination go wild, but please read all of the following instructions carefully!
Sonoma State University announced two actions Tuesday that underscore President Judy K. Sakaki’s ongoing commitment to diversity and student success.
The university has been deemed eligible by the U.S. Department of Education to compete for millions of dollars in federal grants aimed at improving student success as a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. SSU has also created an Undocu-Resource Center that will provide a range of support services and help undocumented students achieve their dreams at the University.
Kaiser-funded initiative to gather data on childhood dental needs, test school-based treatment strategies
A trip to the dentist is as easy as A, B, C at three Santa Rosa City Schools elementary schools serving as test sites for simplifying state-mandated oral health screenings of kindergartners and for school-based delivery of dental care.
Did you know that winter pruning promotes tree health? Ready to prune and don’t know how?
The North Coast School of Education (NCSOE) in December received a competitive state grant to help 40 individuals working in local schools in classified positions such as janitor, librarian, or teacher’s aide to earn a teaching credential.
As part of its ongoing commitment to financial education, Union Bank together with its partners at nonprofit Operation HOPE and Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley celebrated the latest class of financially literate elementary school students at Flowery School. The five-week Banking on Our Future course was taught by Union Bank volunteers Molly Fedorchak and Robin Gold and culminated with a recognition ceremony to recognize the students’ completion of the program in early December.
Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) invites Sonoma County community members to the two remaining Measure H Community Forums, where implementation and current status of Measure H bond projects will be discussed and viewed. All members of the community are welcome to attend this free event.
Perhaps the most common disadvantage children face in Sonoma County is poverty. In 2015, 47 percent of students qualified for free or reduced lunch. The “Portrait of Sonoma” study, commissioned by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and released in 2014, highlights this. The study finds that gaps in educational achievement in our county stem largely from poverty and parental education levels.