Advertise
Free Compliments of our Advertisers
Sonoma County Gazette
Deadlines
Subscribe
Menu

Education: Schools - Seminars

The desire to learn stays with us for all our lives if we start early. Schools play a huge part inspiring children to love learning....and the opportunities never stop. If you have an article on a program that will interest our readers, please send it to us.

Submit an ARTICLE

Sort by Date
2019-11-19Nov 19, 2019

This is an official updated notification from the Sonoma County Office of Education regarding PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff event affecting Sonoma County Schools Nov. 20-21.

2019-11-02Nov 2, 2019

The Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County promotes literacy and love of reading by giving away high quality books to access-challenged people throughout the region. The Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County has been notified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that its bookmobile vehicle engine is no longer in compliance with emission regulation law. Diesel-powered vehicles in the bookmobile’s weight class must now run a 2010 or newer model-year engine to operate across Sonoma County. The Free Bookmobile’s current engine is a 1995 model-year Cummins turbo diesel. The only exemption available to the organization is for low mileage, which is allowing the bookmobile to perform its basic public-access outreach one day per week for the rest of the calendar year. 

2019-10-29Oct 29, 2019

This is official notice to the media about public school closures for Sonoma County. Almost all school districts will now be closed through the end of the week, with a few exceptions. All school districts will be closed through Wednesday, Oct. 30 and may choose to close for longer if needed.

2019-10-23Oct 23, 2019

On October 14, when many financial institutions closed for the federal holiday, Redwood Credit Union (RCU) closed for a different reason—to send its entire workforce out to give North Bay high school students a “bite” of financial reality. RCU has been presenting its Bite of Reality financial education program at local high schools since 2013, but never on such a large scale. This year, more than 3,100 Sonoma, Marin, and Napa high schoolers gained practical financial skills in one impactful day.

2019-10-22Oct 22, 2019

STEMhub,  a web-based platform designed as a dynamic resource for women and girls interested in   Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)   education and careers, is launching this  Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM,  at the North Bay Science Discovery Day at the   Sonoma County Fairgrounds.  STEMhub is the first online resource to serve as a clearinghouse for women and girls in the North Bay to learn about regional STEM-related opportunities.

2019-10-16Oct 16, 2019

When people think of teachers they rarely think of horses when, in fact, horses are first-rate educators who can teach young children and teens a variety of useful skills that promote lifelong learning, success, and fulfillment. 

2019-10-16Oct 16, 2019

We have received notice that our beloved big green truck must be phased out due to new CA air quality regulations. Good bookmobiles are scarce out there on the used market and new ones are extremely expensive. So we're going to build our own :)

2019-10-09Oct 9, 2019

SCOE School Closure announcement for Thursday, Oct. 10 as of 8:00pm. Parents are encouraged to go to their school/district website for the most up to date information. Information on school closures can also be found at scoe.org/schoolclosures.

2019-10-08Oct 8, 2019

This is official notice to the media about school closures planned for Wednesday, Oct. 9 due to planned Public Safety Power Shutoffs. Additional updates will be sent as SCOE is notified of school closures by school districts that are affected. 

2019-09-27Sep 27, 2019

Thousands of Sonoma County students at 60+ schools will gear up to walk or roll to school on Wednesday, October 2nd in celebration of the annual International Walk & Roll to School Dayand Walk and Roll to School month. This celebration will launch weekly or monthly Walk/Roll Wednesday programs at 40+ schools countywide. See list of participating schools below.Over 8,000 students are expected to participate in the October 2nd event, and it can be an inspiration to continue walking or rolling to school year round. Schools may also choose to hold “Walk and Roll Wednesday” special events once a month or quarter. Holding special events more frequently keeps the momentum alive and gives families more opportunities to give active transportation a try.

2019-09-27Sep 27, 2019

More than 200 educators from Sonoma County attended an in-depth school safety conference on Thursday, Sept. 26. The event was hosted by the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), in partnership with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. Attendees included individuals from nearly every aspect of the educational system, including teachers, school office staff, school resource officers, superintendents, and more. The training covered multiple facets of school safety, from how to foster social-emotional learning and positive school climate as prevention measures, to how to work with law enforcement in the event of an active shooter, to how to save lives in an emergency.

2019-11-18Nov 18, 2019

The Teacher’s Wishes program set a new record in 2019 with grants touching over 12,000 students. The foundation received 239 applications and funded 118 grants. The teachers not funded received a $20.00 gift card from Office Depot. Since 2012, JJF has fulfilled over 900 grants. According to  Lisa Wittke Schaffner, Executive Director of the foundation,  the breadth and depth of the application pool was a reminder that teachers are committed to doing their best.  And since the 2017 fires they have seen an increase in requests for alternative kinds of seating like wobble balls and funds for quiet corners. "A place for young people take deep breaths, read or practice relaxation.”

2019-09-26Sep 26, 2019

When Napa ninth grader Tori Creaves went back to school at the beginning of the month, rather than catching the bus to her local high school, she logged on to her digital classroom through California Connections Academy North Bay. The tuition-free online public school which serves students in grades TK-12 throughout Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma and Yolo counties, began its 2019-2020 school year earlier this month. Tori has been enrolled with California Connections Academy for three years and made the decision to pursue an online education for the schedule flexibility and class offerings it allows. 

2019-09-25Sep 25, 2019

The first annual “Day of the Girl” fundraiser and celebration on October 11, 2019 is a unique experience combining impact and storytelling. Hosted by WomenServe and benefitting women and girls in India and the US, proceeds from the event will be used for programs including water security, health and hygiene, education, economic development, and storytelling. A generous donor has provided scholarships for the first 50 girl students and their parent (or chaperone) to attend free of charge. 

2019-09-25Sep 25, 2019

Are you or is someone in your life interested in American citizenship?   Sonoma County Library’s “New American Collection” officially launched in all 12 branches on September 17, Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. This collection serves those interested in citizenship, civics and naturalization, primarily the immigrant population of Sonoma County. The purpose of the New American Collection is to empower community members by providing easily browsable, multilingual, multimedia materials in support of acquiring citizenship and learning English. 

2019-09-23Sep 23, 2019

Discover Sonoma County’s historic gems and captivating facets of local history at the first-ever Sonoma County Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at participating locations all over Sonoma County from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The crawl is free and open to everyone.

 

2019-09-19Sep 19, 2019

At some point in our lives, many of us will face a medical emergency due to accident or illness. Half of the people brought to an emergency room are unconscious, sedated or too ill to speak for themselves regarding treatment choices. By completing advance care planning to make your medical wishes known now, you and your loved ones can be ready then.
 

2019-09-01Sep 1, 2019

The County of Sonoma invites the community to attend Sonoma Ready Day on September 8, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Sonoma Ready Day is a free event offering emergency preparedness resources, demonstrations, short lectures, emergency vehicle displays and tools to educate and empower community members to withstand and recover from disasters. 

2019-08-31Aug 31, 2019

The Sonoma Resource Conservation District’s longest standing youth education program of over twenty years, FARMS (Farming, Agriculture, and Resource Management for Sustainability) Leadership provides innovative, hands-on experiences to urban, suburban and rural youth at working farms, agri- businesses and universities. A state-wide program facilitated by the Center for Land-Based Learning (CLBL), our graduates join approximately 300 other students in California that complete the program annually.  

2019-08-30Aug 30, 2019

Native American Students Participate in a Unique Performance Camp, sponsored by Graton Rancheria, SiS is an intercultural and international remembrance project centered on historical education. Nearly 30 high school students from Native American households in Sonoma and Marin counties recently participated in a week-long overnight performance camp at Camp Cazadero

 

2019-08-13Aug 13, 2019

It's a very sad day in Forestville as teachers parade in front of the school asking for a Living Wage while administrators prepare for opening day with substitutes. This small community school once boasted more than 800 students and is now down to less than 300 from Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Once the recipient of the California Distinguished Schools Award, parents have pulled their children from this school to attend neighboring schools instead. Both parents and students who love the tradition of multiple generations attending their hometown school are stressed and concerned about the future of their school.

2019-08-01Aug 1, 2019

These classes are designed specifically for YOU if you are interested in learning how to do family research, solve “brick walls or road blocks”, and write for future generations about your family history. No computer experience required but recommended. Classes are open to all beginners or advanced students!

2019-11-15Nov 15, 2019

The teachers in the West Sonoma County Union High School District reached a tentative contract agreement with management, ending a three-day strike.  The settlement will help the 1,861-student district recruit and retain teachers, who have been leaving for better-paying neighboring districts.

2019-07-26Jul 26, 2019

SRJC Older Adults Program is offering free courses in Genealogy in the Fall of 2019. The classes are designed specifically for YOU if you are interested in learning how to do family research, solve “brick walls or road blocks”, and write for future generations about your family history.

2019-07-22Jul 22, 2019

OneJustice, a legal service non-profit organization located in San Francisco will be hosting two FREE immigration assistance workshops in Sonoma County in the upcoming months. One will be held in Sonoma city on August 22nd and the other will be in Petaluma on September 26th. Below are the flyers in English and in Spanish for the dates of the workshops to distribute on social media platforms and community boards!

 

2019-07-14Jul 14, 2019

Sonoma County Library joined hundreds of libraries across the nation and go “fine-free;” eliminating overdue fines for items returned late, and forgiving past fines. In all, more than 80,000 people—30 percent of all library borrowers—will have their fines waived. “Research shows that charging fines doesn’t make a difference in whether people bring back books on time,” said Sarah Vantrease, Public Services Division Manager for the library. “Instead, we see that fines drive people away.” At other Bay Area libraries, eliminating fines has resulted in higher library use and increased customer satisfaction.

2019-07-02Jul 2, 2019

CIVIL WAR DAYS, a two-day living history reenactment open to the public, gives visitors the opportunity to interact with the soldiers and civilians of the Civil War, getting a personal glimpse of the years 1861–1865 and a better understanding of the events that formed our country.

2019-06-28Jun 28, 2019

Middletown, Calif. (June 19, 2019) – California Connections Academy North Bay, a tuition-free online public school serving students in transitional kindergarten through 12th grade, graduated more than 20 high school seniors at a June 17 commencement ceremony held at the Warren Atherton Auditorium at San Joaquin Delta Community College in Stockton. Hundreds of family members, friends, teachers, and administrators gathered to honor the students’ accomplishments, with remarks from Ripon Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Ziggy Robeson and student speaker Lily Eiselt.

2019-06-27Jun 27, 2019
Winners of the Sonoma County Water Agency’s (Sonoma Water) annual Water Awareness school poster contest and the Russian River Watershed Association’s high school video contest were announced recently during a celebration held to acknowledge the winning entries and hand out prizes. More than 108 students, family members, teachers, and elected officials attended the event held May 23 at the Sonoma Water offices in Santa Rosa.
 
2019-06-27Jun 27, 2019

On July 1, theSonoma County Library will join hundreds of libraries across the nation and go “fine-free;” eliminating overdue fines for items returned late, and forgiving past fines. In all, more than 80,000 people — 30 percent of all library borrowers — will have their overdue fines waived.

2019-06-26Jun 26, 2019

On Monday, June 24th, Forestville teachers made their case at a Fact-Finding hearing, the last step in the legal process before a initiating a strike, while the District continued its questionable practice of hiring attorneys and outside consultants to find ways to not give the sixteen teachers in the district respect and a living wage.

2019-06-25Jun 25, 2019

The Sonoma County library is feeding more than hungry minds this summer. Eight library branches across the county will offer free lunches to children at weekday events through Friday, August 9.

2019-06-25Jun 25, 2019

In June, Analy High School reversed a decision to cutback the school's jazz band program and announced the school's new music director, Casey Jones.

2019-11-15Nov 15, 2019

A huge show of educators will rally before a school board meeting Monday demanding that the Union School District (USD) settle contract negotiations that have dragged on for a year. Teachers are seeking an agreement that will invest in students and classrooms and help the district recruit and retain quality teachers. Talks are at impasse over professional pay, prep time, class sizes and other resources students need to succeed.

 

2019-06-13Jun 13, 2019

“Can the girls really do it?  Can they keep up with the boys?” I am not sure how to describe how it felt when they announced that we had won first place overall.  I mean, how does one describe a dream coming true besides the absolute best thing in the world?  

2019-06-11Jun 11, 2019

Petaluma, CA – Farm workers who pick our food are victims of an unjust system that benefits corporations over workers, often leaving parents and grandparents unable to afford school supplies for their children or grandchildren. Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) – where farm worker rights are a critical pillar of our advocacy – strives to give these children every possible chance at success. Today we announce the launch of our 2019 School Supply Drive to benefit the children of farm workers and support families trying to meet their basic needs.

 

2019-11-15Nov 15, 2019

Four state and national education union leaders from the California Teachers Association,  California Federation of Teachers,  National Education Association and  the American Federation of Teachers, issued a statement of solidarity demanding all federal and state lawmakers  take quick action to put an end to the tragic shootings by passing meaningful and sensible gun reform, in the wake of the early morning shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California.

2019-11-13Nov 13, 2019

The Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County’s newly formed Grant Program is now accepting applications. The program was made possible, in large part, because of funds contributed by the Alvin James Hansen Trust to support agriculture education. Grant requests can be made for programs and projects that further agriculture education, especially efforts that further youth education in agriculture. 

2019-11-11Nov 11, 2019

UPDATES on West County Teachers Strike & Lawsuit - Latest to initial postsThe West County School Board is using funds that would have gone to Special Ed or livable wages for teachers and giving it to a wealthy lawyer who goes from school district to school district helping to sue low-income teachers. They are suing over the teachers taking a legal strike Wed Nov 13.Source: https://www.facebook.com/nbjwj/

2019-11-08Nov 8, 2019

With the holidays around the corner, it’s time to figure out what you’ll be gifting your family and friends. For those of you who’d like to try a little something different this year, Elizabeth has rounded up arts and crafts classes in Sonoma County, from jam Making, Thanksgiving Centerpiece Floral Design, Holiday Wreath Design to Porcelain Ornaments and more!, where you create personalized gifts for your loved ones.

2019-11-03Nov 3, 2019

ArtStart Winter 2019 Sessions for Teen Artists. Artstart is in a new location at 317 Sutton Place off of Todd and Standish Avenue in Santa Rosa and has just added Winter Sessions where teens have an opportunity to get involved in different forms of public art. Open to ages 14-20.Open to ages 14-20. Earn community service hours. Acquire four session internships. Work with Sonoma County and Bay Area artists. Assist on current and ongoing Artstart projects. Painting, mosaics,computer technology and more. Connect with Sonoma County and Bay Area teens.

 

Please support our sponsors:

City Ventures New Homes in Santa Rosa

CLICK on this ad to LEARN about NEW HOMES in TWO Communities in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County

Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA)

Seeking to fill one environmental representative seat on the Santa Rosa Plain GSA Advisory Committee.

Census 2020 JOBS

CLICK on this AD to learn about JOBS for Census 2020.

Earn extra income while helping your community.

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.

BeeKind of Sebastopol

Come VISIT our STORE in Sebastopol at 921 Gravenstein Hwy South. TASTE our Honey! YUM!

Fine Tree Care - Sonoma County Tree Services

Visit Fine Tree Care WEBSITE for a List of our SERVICES - Testimonials and to request a FREE Estimate

LOCAL GUIDE to Cannabis Dispensaries and Delivery Services, Sonoma County & Beyond.

LOCAL GUIDE to Cannabis Dispensaries and Delivery Services, Sonoma County & Beyond.All dispensaries have verified their information.

Locally-Owned Jewelry Businesses in Sonoma County

Find Goldsmiths and Jewelers who create custom designs, offer jewelry repair, estate appraisals, and gems.

Flower Shops and Florists of Sonoma County

Please support locally-owned businesses and tell them the Gazette sent you - THANK YOU!

Bookstores of Sonoma County - LOCAL GUIDE

Find a LOCALLY-OWNED Bookstore near you - CLICK HERE