Hidden Valley Hawks who walk and cycle to school are about to get a new pathway to campus. Construction of a 400-foot sidewalk/pathway is expected to be completed this week. The project will link existing sidewalks on Parker Hill Road and Chanate in front of the K-6 campus. The $190,000 project also includes a walkway/bridge over Paulin Creek. An in-house survey of Hidden Valley students by new principal Liz Newman indicated that approximately 40 percent of fourth, fifth and sixth… Read More »
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Santa Rosa City Schools is directing a new $80,000 grant to the planning phase of a pilot program expected to be launched next year at Montgomery High School. The Linked Learning program is expected to hook up Montgomery’s green technology pathway with core English and science courses, said Debi Batini, director of career pathways and community outreach for Sonoma County’s largest school district. The green technology pathway already exists at Montgomery and operates under the direction of Len Greenwood. The… Read More »
Marissa Freeman is Santa Rosa City Schools high school student of the month. Freeman, who expects to graduate a semester early, has been a student at Ridgway for the past three years. An avid and talented artist, Freeman has been a “driving force” behind many of the art pieces around the Ridgway campus, school officials said. Art teacher Heather Hagle called Freeman “an original artist.” Freeman, who is described as a shy but independent minded student, has flourished among Ridgway’s… Read More »
Hidden Valley Elementary School sixth grader Jenna Lopez is Santa Rosa City Schools’ elementary school student of the month. Lopez, who plays competitive soccer and basketball outside of school, is also a member of the Hawks basketball team. Teachers say her competitive spirit is focused on how she can improve and she always encourages her classmates and team members to do their best. She is described as a student with a positive attitude, sense of responsibility and empathy for other… Read More »
Annemarie McKenzie is Santa Rosa City Schools middle school student of the month. McKenzie, an eighth grader at Santa Rosa Middle School, is active in track and cross country and participates in the school’s leadership program. Teachers describe her as diligent, hard-working, enthusiastic and committed. Leadership teacher Debra LaPrath describes McKenzie as a “leader among leaders” and someone who can be counted on to motivate peers to get things done quickly and efficiently. McKenzie also participates in soccer and gymnastics… Read More »
Santa Rosa City Schools officials are in the middle of their strategic planning process and are looking for community input. Officials have posted an approximately 30-question survey on their new web site. The survey can be taken by teachers, parents, students, and community members. There are opportunities for comment beyond the questions that address myriad issues, including the importance of: career and college readiness, technology, environmentally sensitive facilities, promoting motivation and self respect, advancing understanding between different cultures and backgrounds,… Read More »
Sonoma County’s largest school district has started doing baseline concussion testing for its student athletes, Santa Rosa City Schools board president Bill Carle said at Wednesday night’s school board meeting. More than 300 athletes were given the computer-based test last week, he said. The goal remains to test every student athlete, according to Carle. The district’s efforts to create a concussion awareness program had earlier hit a snag when a partnership with Sonoma State University to provide certified athletic trainers… Read More »
UPDATE: An earlier headline had an incorrect date for the coffee. It’s been corrected. ____ REMINDER: Santa Rosa City Schools Superintendent Socorro Shiels will be the next participant in the city of Santa Rosa’s “Coffee with a Local Leader” program. The meet up begins at 9 a.m. Aug. 30 at Holy Roast Coffee Co., 490 Mendocino Ave. Bring your questions and comments.
Santa Rosa City Schools Superintendent Socorro Shiels will be the next participant in the city of Santa Rosa’s “Coffee with a Local Leader” program. The meet up begins at 9 a.m. Aug. 30 at Holy Roast Coffee Co., 490 Mendocino Ave. Bring your questions and comments.
Piner High School’s Andrea Correia has been named assistant principal at Santa Rosa High School. Correia has spent 14 years teaching in Santa Rosa City Schools, including at Piner where she taught government, was social science department chairwoman and lead the school’s associated student body class. Correia will earn a salary of $86,867 a year, plus $1,200 for having a masters degree.