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Steele Lane’s Palomera is student of the month

Steele Lane Elementary School sixth grader Xochitl Camarena Palomera is Santa Rosa City Schools’ student of the month for February. Palomera has attended Steele Lane since the fourth grade and in that time has shown herself to be an all-around fantastic student, according to school officials. She is a leader [...]

By | February 14th, 2014|0 Comments

Steele Lane’s Anderson is student of the month

Steele Lane Elementary School sixth grader Tom Anderson is Santa Rosa City Schools elementary school student of the month for January. Anderson has attended Steele Lane since kindergarten and stands out as a student with a ready smile and willingness to pitch in on myriad school activities, according to school [...]

By | January 16th, 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

Steele Lane’s Anderson is student of the month

Alyx Anderson is Santa Rosa City Schools’ elementary school student of the month for February. Anderson, a sixth grader at Steele Lane Elementary School, is a member of Student Council and Girls on the Run. She is also active in GATE and was the school’s spelling bee champion as a [...]

By | February 22nd, 2012|0 Comments

Piner nabs Golden Bell award, hosting GIS Day Wed

Piner High School has nabbed the prestigious Golden Bell Award for its Geospatial Technology Program. Piner will be honored by the California School Boards Association at their annual meeting Dec. 3 in San Diego. Led by teachers Kristi Erickson and Kurt Kruger, the three-year pathways program teaches students global positioning [...]

By | November 15th, 2011|0 Comments

Calloway to lead Mark West Springs District

Ron Calloway has been named the new superintendent of Mark West School District. Kay Schultz, who has led the district for six years, will retire in June. Calloway will take over July 1. Calloway is currently principal at San Miguel School. His background includes stints as assistant superintendent of human [...]

By | May 17th, 2011|12 Comments

UPDATED: Haley Ramos is student of the month

UPDATE: In response to the comment from reader Gerry below, ExtraCredit has made significant outreach efforts to encourage districts to send student of the month information. I'll include it as I can. As yet, only Santa Rosa City Schools has taken up the offer so typically three students from Sonoma County's largest [...]

By | March 9th, 2011|3 Comments

Dillon named new principal at Steele Lane

Helen Lehman teacher Kelley Dillon has been named principal at Steele Lane Elementary School in Santa Rosa. Dillon, who has taught second, third and fifth grades at Lehman, replaces Barry Kelly who retired in August. Dillon, who also taught elementary school in Cupertino, is slated to takeover at the school [...]

By | September 27th, 2010|0 Comments

Zoe Moore is elementary student of the month

Zoe Moore, a fifth grader at Steele Lane Elementary School, is Santa Rosa City Schools student of the month for April. Jose Davila, Moore’s teacher, told district officials that Moore is “the definition of an all-around exemplary student.” Moore is described as caring and thoughtful, both with her fellow students [...]

By | April 14th, 2010|0 Comments

New state system to help track kids — will it help locally?

State schools chief Jack O’Connell announced this morning that the state is implementing a new “Migrant Student Information Exchange” system to help teachers and administrators keep track of students, their academic records and other information. As described by the California Department of Education, the system is designed to help track [...]

By | February 18th, 2010|0 Comments