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AMY STANFIELD

Swimming in a big tank

I’m bracing myself for going from being the eighth-grade student body president at St. Francis, being a big fish in a small tank, to the idea of starting on the bottom again, being a little fish in the ocean.

Renee and jennyfer

Why do I mentor?

I decided to become a mentor to be able to help a child build self-esteem and confidence and, from an educational perspective, assist with school assignments.

The Presentation School recently staged an all-school musical production of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

Presentation stages ‘Charlie Brown’

The Presentation School recently staged an all-school musical production of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” In the Friday night performance on the school stage, seventh-grader Ava Ronglien played Lucy and eighth-grader Catherine Flaherty played Charlie Brown. More than a dozen students shared lead roles over two performances that was directed by theater teacher Flo… Continue Reading >>

El Verano’s Valley Vibes Youth Orchestra students performing on stage at the Green Music Center earlier this winter.

Making Sonoma Valley proud: Valley Vibes

On Saturday, March 1, the Valley Vibes Orchestras (ViVO) joined forces with hundreds of youth musicians from all over Sonoma County on the Green Music Center stage and performed a spectacular “Can Can” to a standing ovation.

KARLA CONROY

Safe School Ambassadors lead the change

The Community Matters Safe School Ambassadors program, and the Waking Up Courage Assembly, have led to a change in the school environment at Adele Harrison Middle School. The programs are subtle but they have had a significant impact on our campus.

Walt Williams

The Village

It’s Tuesday, we’re cruising to meet Ryan Pedrotti at the Russian River Aquifer and I’m wondering how to thank the village. People like Bill Hammett, who never says no whenever I ask to borrow his Boy Scout bus for student fieldtrips (the one we’re currently riding in). If I have more than 10 students, I… Continue Reading >>

Nicole Abaté Ducarroz

Professional development for school board trustees

Earlier this winter, I attended the California School Boards Association (CSBA) conference with the other trustees of the Sonoma Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) board, as well as Superintendent Louann Carlomagno. This was the fourth time I have attended the conference and I always come away with new insights, inspiration, confidence (that our district is… Continue Reading >>

Esmeralda Sanchez

Inside the dual-immersion program at Flowery

The dual-immersion program in the Sonoma Valley Unified School District began in the 1998-99 school year with one kindergarten class, and has grown and flourished ever since.

JANET DURGIN

Sonoma Academy: know us by our beliefs

Sonoma Academy opened in 2001 in what was then the Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa. We have since moved to our 34-acre campus in southeastern Santa Rosa, which allows us to serve 270 students from more than 35 cities and towns in the North Bay.

Tina Moi

Mentoring Alliance expands college success program

Local business owners Karen and Dave Crawford know that when kids are growing up, it’s important to have an adult to look up to. That’s why when Cristian asked Karen to be his mentor, she said, “Yes!”

Last week, Santa Claus (who looked suspiciously like Altimira Middle School Principal Will Deeths), stopped by the Republic of Thrift on Highway 12.

Santa drops by Republic of Thrift

Last week, Santa Claus (who looked suspiciously like Altimira Middle School Principal Will Deeths), stopped by the Republic of Thrift on Highway 12.

Time capsule visit to the high school

James Tobler, SVHS Class of 1964, was hoping that I would allow him to visit the classroom, K11, where he sat 50 years ago to the day, when he heard the news that President John F. Kennedy had been shot.

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Giving thanks

During this time of giving thanks, we all have a great deal for which to be thankful.

Each year, the San Francisco Opera Guild travels to 120 middle schools across the Bay Area working with students to put on a 45-minute adaptation of a traditional opera or operetta. Lorna Sheridan/Index-Tribune

Students perform mini-opera at Prestwood

Each year, the San Francisco Opera Guild travels to 120 middle schools across the Bay Area working with students to put on a 45-minute adaptation of a traditional opera or operetta.

 
 

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