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 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