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Six local science wizards heading for state competition

Six students will represent Sonoma County at the state science fair next month after winning top marks at the Synopsys-Sonoma County Science Fair last Saturday. The top scientist are: •    Alexandra Garber, Grade 8, The Presentation School •    Marion Hall-Zazueta, Grade 8, Orchard View School •    Nicole Hanson, Grade 8, St. Francis Solano School •    Satya Karri, Grade 10, Technology High School •    Eliza Neeley, Grade 8, Altimira Middle School •    Alia Salomon, Grade 11, Technology High School The 156… Read More »

The Ranch’s Steffen named new principal at Tech High

Bob Steffen has been named principal at Cotati-Rohnert Park’s Technology High School on the Sonoma State University campus. The selection is expected to be ratified at the Cotati-Rohnert Park School Board’s Feb. 11 regular meeting. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. the Mountain Shadows Education Center, 7165 Burton Ave. in Rohnert Park. Steffen has been principal at Rancho Cotate High School for the past six years. Prior to holding that post, Steffen was principal at Eureka high School.… Read More »

Tech High dominates county science fair

A record number of schools participated in the annual Sonoma County Science Fair Feb. 23, with six entries earning top marks. Of the more than 120 middle and high school students who participated, a total of 44 students earned blue ribbons in the contest, thereby securing a spot at the San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair March 18-21. Tech High in Rohnert Park took five of the six top projects with the following students at the helm: Olivia Songster, William… Read More »

10 days to pile up votes for Tech High music program

REMINDER: Technology High in Rohnert Park is in competition for a $50,000 prize the school wants to use to start a music program on campus. The Clorox Company is running a contest call Power A Bright Future with a $50,000 grand prize. Voting  runs through Dec. 12. Adults and children 13 and older are allowed to vote once a day. The program that receives the highest number of votes wins the grand prize but there are lesser cash prizes also… Read More »

REMINDER: Tech High seeking grant votes for music

REMINDER: Technology High in Rohnert Park is in competition for a $50,000 prize the school wants to use to start a music program on campus. The Clorox Company is running a contest call Power A Bright Future with a $50,000 grand prize. Voting  has been extended and will run through Dec. 19. Adults and children 13 and older are allowed to vote once a day. The program that receives the highest number of votes wins the grand prize but there are lesser… Read More »

Tech High needs votes to establish music program

Technology High in Rohnert Park is in competition for a $50,000 prize the school wants to use to start a music program on campus. The Clorox Company is running a contest call Power A Bright Future with a $50,000 grand prize. Voting commences Monday and runs through Dec. 12. Adults and children 13 and older are allowed to vote once a day. The program that receives the highest number of votes wins the grand prize but there are lesser cash… Read More »

Vote: Tech High gunning for grant to establish jazz ensemble

Technology High in Rohnert Park is in the running for a $50,000 grant that would go toward establishing a jazz ensemble on campus. Viewers are allowed one vote per mechanism (online, text etc) per day. Voting ends Dec. 9. Parents (and Press Democrat Town’s correspondent Joelle Burnette) said Tech High is the only Sonoma County school in the running for this prize. To see Tech’s application and to cast a vote, click here: http://www.powerabrightfuture.com/gallery/detail/?nid=1920 Winners will be announced in January.… Read More »

New faces in Cotati-Rohnert Park schools

Robert Haley UPDATE: I spelled Bruce Mim’s name wrong earlier. It is corrected below. __ There are some new faces in the Cotati-Rohnert Park School District for the 2011-12 school year. To read a story about new superintendent Robert Haley, click here http://bit.ly/n6aQU2 But also new to the ranks are Anne Barron, the new chief financial officer who will replace Wade Roach. Roach is heading to Napa County to perform similar duties. Barron has worked with Roach for years. “She… Read More »