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Schools continue to mull pool

Despite recently announced plans by Sonoma Splash to build a community swimming pool at the site of what was Paul’s Resort, the Sonoma Valley Unified School District hasn’t ruled out building a pool of its own.

School board mulls $40M budget

The trustees of the Sonoma Valley Unified School District got their first look at the proposed 2014-15 budget recently, and will vote on the document at a special meeting on Thursday, June 26.

Christina Alvarez holds the keys to the 2001 Audi she won as part of Grad Night at Sonoma Valley High School recently. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Grad Night car winner

Christina Alvarez holds the keys to the 2001 Audi she won as part of Grad Night at Sonoma Valley High School recently. The car was donated by Dan Roseland, owner of Sonoma Chevrolet. Sonoma Chevrolet continues with the tradition started by Bob Nobles Chevrolet of donating a car to the school’s Grad Night.

Sonoma schools share in $15M pathway grant

The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) has received a $15 million grant from the California Department of Education to serve as the lead agency for a six-county alliance to create career pathways between North Bay K-12 schools, community colleges, and four-year universities. This grant is one of just 12 awarded statewide at the “up to $15 million” level.

Front row from left, are George Stewart, Olivia Boles, Anna Zhang, Andrea Evans, Alison Perkins, Audrey Castillo, Lucy Sondheim, Emily Curiel, Hannah Chun, Tucker Pierce, Liam Sheldon, Kelly Needleman, Michaela Schillinger, Sam Fannucchi, Karlilie Goodman, Sydney Boldt and Natalie Gulrajani. Middle row from left, Madeline Jaycox, Mikaela Zeiter, Elizabeth Moore, Emily Hengehold, Alison Arntz, Sarah Kiser, Lauren Worona, Ellie Bon, Elise Stewart, Alyssa Schimm, Amy Stanfield, Emma Bartolomee, Anna Cline, Heather Durfee, Maya Reilly, Lily Toulze and Maddie Welsome. Back row from left, Nikki Sandhu, Genaro Panatz,, Julia Little, Lauren Smith, Mario Coranado, Dominic Chiotti, Kayla Minehan, Alissa Orr, Juliet Gude, Hannah McNeely, Gavin Lehane Pablo Rubio and Cian Martin.

Faire celebrates middle school writers

This year’s Jim Thrower Rotary Writing Faire Authors’ Reception was held at a new venue by Sonoma Rotary Club, which not only supported the Faire monetarily but, this year, hosted it at the newly refurbished Sonoma Community Center.

Ten high school seniors from eight Sonoma County high schools were honored by the Press Democrat last month for their leadership and civic contributions at the 26th annual Community Youth Service Awards.

Larson honored with top community youth service award

Ten high school seniors from eight Sonoma County high schools were honored by the Press Democrat last month for their leadership and civic contributions at the 26th annual Community Youth Service Awards. Sonoma Valley High senior Erica Larson won the top honors in the category of agriculture/vocational.

Dunbar students across all grades have been working on a colorful new mural outside the school library under the leadership of Mendocino artist Janet Self.

Dunbar unveils new mural

Dunbar students across all grades have been working on a colorful new mural outside the school library under the leadership of Mendocino artist Janet Self.

Sonoma Valley High students Christina Uzzo (senior), Cristofer Goodman-Chavez (senior) and Miles Pimentel (sophomore) received honorable mentions in the show and Jose Chavez (senior) received second place for his salt print photograph “After Philippe.”

Chavez photo honored

Sonoma Valley High students Christina Uzzo (senior), Cristofer Goodman-Chavez (senior) and Miles Pimentel (sophomore) received honorable mentions in the show and Jose Chavez (senior) received second place for his salt print photograph “After Philippe.”

Sassarini Elementary School second-grade teacher Meghan Leary recently organized for two athletes to visit the school to speak about their basketball championships in Special Olympics competitions.

Special Olympic athletes visit Sassarini

Sassarini Elementary School second-grade teacher Meghan Leary recently organized for two athletes to visit the school to speak about their basketball championships in Special Olympics competitions.

What students really need to hear

It’s 4 a.m. I’ve struggled for the last hour to go to sleep. But, I can’t. Yet again, I am tossing and turning, unable to shut down my brain. Why?

Sonoma Valley High School’s agriculture mechanics class, under the direction of teacher Dan Aschwanden, custom built, by hand, a shed this year at the high school farm on campus.

Ag mechanics builds shed on campus

Sonoma Valley High School’s agriculture mechanics class, under the direction of teacher Dan Aschwanden, custom built, by hand, a shed this year at the high school farm on campus.

AT THE END of Friday’s graduation ceremony, SVHS grads Wyatt Lennon and Danny Banales let loose with mutual congratulations. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Graduating Dragons spell success

Different. Responsible. Appreciative. Gallant. Open-minded. Noble. Sophisticated. These words were used to describe Sonoma Valley High School’s graduating Class of 2014.

 
 

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