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Analy’s music leader Vance Regan retiring

Analy High School’s lauded music teacher Vance Regan is retiring. Regan submitted his resignation to the West Sonoma County Board of Trustees Wednesday. The job vacancy is currently posted at http://wscuhsd.k12.ca.us/Vacancy/Certificated/06-27-2013_Music_Teacher.pdf  Since 1992, Regan has led the Analy’s instrumental music program, growing the program from 65 students two decades ago to 210 in 2012-13. The highly decorated program has been the highest rated orchestral program in the region,according to Regan. Analy’s musicians regularly appear at San Francisco Giants games and… Read More »

UPDATED: Analy debate team to take on West County enrollment issue

UPDATE: A typo in the debate topic posted Friday has been corrected below: The Analy High School speech and debate team is taking a stab at the provocative with their debate topic lineup for their annual speech and debate showcase. The topic for the annual fundraiser on Tuesday, April 30 is “Resolved: The West Sonoma County Union High School District and its surrounding feeder-school district should be dismantled in order to form two new districts based on geography, one featuring… Read More »

El Molino to host town hall to discuss future, growth

El Molino High School and the West Sonoma County High School District will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday to discuss declining enrollment on the Forestville campus. School board members, district and school administrators, teachers, parents, students and members of the community are expected to attend. Moderators will be taking suggestions for the future of the school and opportunities for growth. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the El Molino library. The campus is located at 7050… Read More »