Public Schools Week is back.
After a hiatus of two decades, a long list of Sonoma County school districts have resurrected the weeklong showcase of student work, education highlights and performances.
A kickoff reception is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday. The entire event will run from May 4-11 at Coddingtown Mall.
On Friday, the Willowside Middle School Jazz Band will perform and guest speakers include Sonoma County Supervisor Mike McGuire, Sonoma County Educators Council President Jeff Reed, Mark West Superintendent Ron Calloway and Linda Blanchard, area director for the California School Employees Association. Wine and cheese will be served and a $5 donation is recommended.
In addition to school tables set up all week, live student performances are planned. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/publicschoolsweek and check out this lineup:
Willowside Jazz and Concert Band 4:10p-4:30p
Rancho Cotate High School Band 1p-1:30p
Evergreen School, scenes from Mary Poppins 1:45p-2p
Sheppard/RAMS drama club, songs from Annie 2p-2:15p
The Roseland Children’s Chorus, 2:15p-2:30p
El Molino Theater Arts, scenes from Greater Tuna, 2:45p-3:05p
El Molino Dance Company, 3:30p-3:40p
Thursday, May 10
Technology High, robotics demonstration, 2p-2:15p
Taylor Mountain School Chorus, 3:30p-4p
Wright Elementary School, chime choir, band, skit 4p-4:30p
Ballet Folklorico Cahuayoh of Geyserville Elementary School, dance, 4:45p-5:15p
Schaefer and Olivet school students, songs, 5:30p-7p
Friday, May 11
Rincon Valley school district “Just Sing It!”, 11:30a-12p