The Santa Rosa High School ArtQuest program is hosting its 20th annual fall showcase on Oct. 10. The event is free and the public is invited. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium with welcoming presentations and the “ArtQuest Back to School Fashion Revue.” From 7:40 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. there will be specialty curricular presentations made at various locations on campus. The ArtQuest student shadow program runs from Oct. 16 through Dec. 6 by appointment only. For… Read More »
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Schools Plus founding member and longtime Santa Rosa High School English teacher John Bribiescas will be honored with the 2013 Spirit of Charles DeMeo Award at a gala fundraiser Sept. 7. The event is sold out. It is the first time the award will be given. The honor recognizes the recipient’s extraordinary commitment to the community, especially young people, organizers said. Bribiescas, 65, who for 34 years served as Santa Rosa High’s English department chairman, is also a former member… Read More »
Santa Rosa High School is now offering opportunities to shadow ArtQuest students for a day. Students who are interested in joining the arts-focused magnet program are encouraged to shadow an active student for a day. If interested, call the ArtQuest office at 535-4842.
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.
A video production team Analy High School was given the equivalent of an Emmy award when it was awarded the “Pillar of Excellence” from the Northern California chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. A team from Santa Rosa High’s ArtQuest program earned an “Award of Excellence” in the same competition which included entrants from Northern California, Nevada and Hawaii. The Analy High team won for “Phat Brahms,” a “Flying Pepper” music video produced by seniors Max… Read More »
The Santa Rosa School Board has selected Ridgway High School incoming senior Joseph McCloud to be the student representative on the board beginning July 1. The board has included a student representative on the board since 1978. Schools are represented on a regular rotation. Student representatives are given a preferential vote on all items except those discussed in closed session. The student rep vote does not affect the final outcome. McCloud has earned a 3.0 grade point average. At Ridgway,… Read More »
Ceremony assignments are set to be formalized tonight for the string of Santa Rosa City Schools graduation festivities. For those interested, here is the lineup of which trustees will preside over which events. All graduations are on May 31 except for Mesa which is on May 30: Elsie Allen and Midrose, 5 p.m.: Laura Gonzalez. Maria Carrillo, 6:30 p.m.: Frank Pugh Montgomery, 6:30 p.m.: Ron Kristof Piner and Grace: 6 p.m.: Larry Haenel Santa Rosa, 6:30 p.m.: Donna Jeye Mesa, 5:30… Read More »
The choral programs from all five Santa Rosa City Schools high schools came together on one stage last Friday for the annual William Barclay Memorial Scholarship Concert. Typically held at Santa Rosa High, this concert was staged at Sonoma State University’s Weill Hall. Superintendent Socorro Shiels on Wednesday night lauded the event. “Showcasing the students and their amazing talents – things like that are really amazing,” she said. More than 200 students performed in the two-hour performance. Jenny Brent, Sonoma State’s director… Read More »
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 schools will get $20,000 (up from $12,500 last year) and middle schools as well as Ridgway High will receive $10,000 (up from $6,250 last year). The money is to be split evenly… Read More »
Twelve Sonoma County high schools will be sending students to the countywide Poetry Out Loud competition Feb. 10. In the program, students memorize then recite poems. The pieces are not written by the students, but are typically considered greats in the English language. The participating schools include: Analy, Cloverdale, Creekside, El Molino, Elsie Allen, Maria Carrillo, Montgomery, Piner, Rancho Cotate, Roseland University Prep, Santa Rosa and Sonoma Academy. Santa Rosa High held their qualifying event Thursday night. I acted as… Read More »