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Cook community plants Mustang memorial garden

Students and staff at Cook Middle School dedicated a memorial garden last week to honor all Mustangs who have died. A tree was planted and a memorial marker was placed in honor of Andy Lopez, a former Cook student who was killed by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy last October. [...]

By | May 20th, 2014|0 Comments

Free health fair this Saturday

Cook Middle School, in coordination with CalSERVES AmeriCorps, will host a free health fair on campus Saturday. The event will feature Zumba classes, boxing and roller derby demos, health screenings, mental health services, a farmer’s market with fresh fruits and vegetables. There will also be a color run, live music [...]

By | March 27th, 2014|0 Comments

UPDATED: Local programs, educators honored with ‘Jack London Awards’

UPDATE: Piner-Olivet School District Superintendent Jennie Snyder sent this photo of student and staff of Northwest Prep receiving the award Wednesday night. ____ The Sonoma State School of Education will honor a slew of education programs and teachers for outstanding innovation at a ceremony on campus tonight. The Jack London [...]

By | May 2nd, 2013|0 Comments

Cook’s Hernandez is student of the month

Luz Hernandez is Santa Rosa City Schools middle school student of the month for April. Hernandez, an eighth grader at Cook Middle School, has a 3.8 grade point average and has applied for the University Center program at Elsie Allen High School. Already active in Compact for Success at Cook, [...]

By | April 10th, 2013|0 Comments

SchoolsPlus ups its annual contribution to Santa Rosa schools

SchoolsPlus is at it again. The nonprofit that has been supporting athletics and arts in all Santa Rosa City Schools middle and high schools for more than two decades has upped their annual contribution to each campus, according to the group’s leaders. This year, all five comprehensive high [...]

By | February 7th, 2013|0 Comments

Which school has the best attendance rate? The worst? (And why it matters)

Santa Rosa City Schools has released its annual attendance rates for 2011-12, tallied by school. Here is are the average rates of absenteeism (ranked highest to lowest) on each campus: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Brook Hill, 5 percent Steele Lane, 4.94 percent Doyle Park, 4.71 percent Monroe, 4.57 percent Lincoln, 4.24 percent [...]

By | November 14th, 2012|3 Comments

SRCS sports report: Money spent and participation disparities

The annual sports report is out. Santa Rosa City Schools has released its competitive athletic unaudited fiscal analysis for 2011-12. The report details what the district’s general fund pays to support athletic programs at middle and high schools and separates funds that are received and expended via student body accounts [...]

By | November 13th, 2012|0 Comments

Cook’s Vivianna Torres is student of the month

Cook Middle School’s Vivianna Torres is Santa Rosa City Schools student of the month for May. Torres is an honor roll student at Cook and has been accepted into the academically rigorous University Center program at Elsie Allen High School. She is also a member of Cook’s volleyball, cross country [...]

By | May 9th, 2012|1 Comment

Cook’s ‘Compact’ students visit SSU, Elsie Allen

We wrote a story back in November about the inaugural year of the Compact for Success program at Cook Middle School in Santa Rosa. Compact for Success guarantees a spot at Sonoma State University for Cook students who graduate from partner high school Elsie Allen with a 3.0 grade point [...]

By | December 22nd, 2011|0 Comments

UPDATED: Nearly 1,000 years of experience retiring

UPDATE:  At the Santa Rosa City School Board meeting Wednesday night, the board honored retiring teachers and staff. The list of those retiring was updated from a previously published list. Here is the updated version: ____ When the school year ends later this month, Santa Rosa City Schools will say [...]

By | May 10th, 2011|11 Comments