Lorna Sheridan: Education Roundup, Oct. 9
Resources: Recognizing that the 1-year anniversary of the October 2017 wildfires could be a difficult time for many, the Sonoma County Office of Education has created a page of resources for the community, educators, parents and children. Learn about the fire’s impact and how to help children with trauma, at www.scoe.org/pub/htdocs//scoe-fire-anniversary.html
Meet the court: Bios and photos of the Sonoma Valley High School homecoming court will appear in Friday’s Index-Tribune, but in the meantime, you can watch interviews with the nominees on the high school’s TV station at www.svhsbroadcast.com.
High school info: All Sonoma seventh and eighth graders are invited to a high school admissions fair from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Presentation School. Among the high schools attending will be SVHS, Marin Academy, Justin-Siena, Cardinal-Newman, Sonoma Academy, Branson, several boarding schools, and more. No RSVP necessary.
Alumni tailgate: There will be an SVHS alumni tailgate from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday before the Homecoming game. Wine, beer and snacks will be served. Ages 21+.
Family fun: The Santa Rosa Junior College’s Shone Farm will hold its free fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The farm is located at 7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville. Activities will include U-pick pumpkins and other seasonal produce, apple pressing, wood milling demonstrations, a rotten fruit slingshot, compost lessons and tours of the farm and forest. shonefarm.santarosa.edu/farm-program-updates
Special ed resources: The school district’s new Sonoma Special Education Advisory Council - SEAC, has created a Facebook page. Local families can “follow” the group to keep informed on key issues.
TTC offering: Transcendence is offering a fall Musical Theater Intensive Workshop for students 13 to 20 years old. Students will work with professionals from each field who will help fine-tune their talent and skills. http://bit.ly/2ym9ltp
CSUs: The Cal State Apply application for the fall 2019 term is now open. Students interested in attending any CSU campus can apply online until Nov. 30 at http://ow.ly/4ur730m2VXk.
School hire: Jennifer Reeder has been hired as the school district’s coordinator of educational services. Reeder is a resident of Sonoma and a graduate of Sonoma State. Reeder will support student achievement through testing and assessment, and use of data collection and analysis to improve outcomes for all students. Her tentative start date is Monday, Oct. 22.
Discounts: There are lots of discounts for local students if they simply show a school ID. For example, students can apply for a student discount at Forever 21 and get 10 percent off every time they shop. A complete list is online at www.bestcollegesonline.com/blog/100-stores-that-give-a-student-discount/.
Teen Services: Teen Services is offering both a new Ready to Work Fall Workshop, beginning now, and a Serve Safe and Service Etiquette class for hospitality jobs, which is held on the first Monday of every month from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Visit teenservicessonoma.com or call 939-1452 for more information.