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Jefferson School dominates Clover milk carton art contest

Jefferson Elementary School in Cloverdale dominated the Clover Stornetta/Kid Scoop News Milk Carton Masterpiece contest with four of the top 12 entries coming from that campus. Ashley Garcia, 4th; Talia Stumbaugh, 4th; Delia Olivera; 3rd; and Breanne Snodgrass, 2nd, won top scores for Jefferson for their submissions in a quest to have their work shown on a Clover milk carton. Other winners were: Annie Margaret Petersen, 3rd, The Healdsburg School Lilygrace Brauninger, pre-K, Healdsburg Community Nursery School Victoria Gonzalez, 4th,… Read More »

The Healdsburg School celebrates Halloween pirate-style

[imagebrowser=3] The Healdsburg School marked Halloween with a school parade in the morning and a cooperative performance with through the San Francisco Opera Guild’s “Opera a la Carte” program. Sung in English, the opera is performed by professional singers, a pianist and a docent, as well as sixth grade students. The peformance was “The Pirates of Penzance.”  Check out the photo gallery.

Scholarships offered for The Healdsburg School

The Healdsburg School is offering a new scholarship for new, incoming students in grades four through seven. The scholarship will cover half of the $13,450 annual tuition and will be offered for the duration of the student’s stay at the 134-student school. Twenty-five students are expected to receive the aid. The scholarship is provided by the Fruth Family Foundation. Students will go through the same academic assessment to qualify for placement as existing students, according to the school. For more… Read More »

Forum on cyber bullying, online safety

The Healdsburg School will host a forum on protecting children from internet threats on Thursday. “Protecting Your Child in the Cyber World” will be presented by police officer Steve DeWarns from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 20. DeWarns has appeared on the Today Show and Dr. Phil, talking about how parents can help insure safe web navigation, avoid unwanted solicitation and cyber bullying. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or at Powell’s Sweet Shoppe… Read More »

SF Opera brings Cinderella to THS

The Healdsburg School hosted the San Francisco Opera Guild last Friday for a performance that included a handful of THS students. Eight of The Healdsburg School’s sixth graders performed in a rendition of Gioacchino Rossini’s “Cinderella.” The SF Opera Guild reaches more than 130 schools a year for mini-operas, sung in English. The program brings professional costume designers, a pianist and docent who assist getting students ready for speaking roles.

Congressman Thompson visits Healdsburg School

Congressman Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, stopped by The Healdsburg School Monday to visit classrooms, meet with head of school Sandi Passalacqua and take questions from students at the kindergarten through eighth grade campus. Thompson represents the first congressional district which stretches from the Bay Area, along the coast, to the Oregon border and includes all or parts of Sonoma, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Yolo counties.

The Healdsburg School raises $3k for Food Pantry

Eighth graders from The Healdsburg School served a three course meal to more than 100 guests at Bistro Ralph in Healdsburg Dec. 6 to raise funds for the Healdsburg Food Pantry. All of the tips and wine purchases went to the Food Pantry and 50 percent of the food orders went to the non-profit organization. Both seatings on the night sold out and the event pulled in more than $3,100. Eighth graders on campus chose the Healdsburg Food Pantry as… Read More »