Cabrillo Student Scores Second Place in State-Wide Contest

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Sometimes, it takes a child to remind us of the uniformity of the world. In this instance, that child is seventh grade Cabrillo student, Shreyan Mitra, who came in as the state’s second place winner in the National Geographic Bee competition on April 6. “Since geography is a study of the world, if we know more about the world, we know more about people, and if we know more about people, we...

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Don Callejon School Students Learn About Different Jobs on Career Day

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“Algebra for problem solving, geometry for 3D math and physics for movement—these are necessary subjects to know to be in game development,” said Vi Van, a technical animator at Don Callejon School’s April 13 Career Day. Using visual aids, Van spoke about his work in animation and virtual reality design during the early morning assembly for students in grades one through five. The...

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Washington Open Elementary School Named 2018 California Distinguished School

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Santa Clara Unified School District’s Washington Open Elementary School as one of 287 elementary schools being honored under the California Distinguished Schools Program. This program returns after a three-year break and replaces the California Gold Ribbon Schools Program. “These schools implement outstanding educational...

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Santa Clara’s Mission College Hosts 10th Annual ECO FAIR on April 19

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The 10th annual ECO FAIR is set for Thursday, April 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Mission College. This popular event, which also celebrates Earth Day, is an opportunity to elevate environmental awareness for students, faculty, alumnus, as well as members of the local community. Held adjacent to Mission College’s new Student Engagement Center, the ECO FAIR will include exhibitors from...

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Teacher George Santich to be Honored at St. Justin School Annual Benefit

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At the April 21 St. Justin School Annual Benefit, attendees can bid in live and silent auctions, take selfies at a photo booth and dance the night away. The food, from A Catered Affair owned by St. Justin alumni Bob Changres, will present hors d'oeuvres such as dates with blue cheese wrapped in bacon and crispy asparagus with Asiago cheese. The sit down dinner will offer entree options including...

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Buchser Students Heads to State Geographic Bee Finals

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He dances. He sings. He plays the saxophone. He is the class president. Now, the 8th grade Buchser geographic bee champion is heading to Fresno to compete in the state National Geographic Bee finals on April 6. Blake Levins survived 10 rounds of complex geographic questions to prevail as school champion. He started competing when he was in 6th grade. In 7th grade, he won the school bee but did...

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Wilcox Robotics Team Contends in National Robotics Competition

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Last month, the Wilcox High School’s robotics team, Robopocalypse joined other Northern California teams competing against 71 other teams from western states in the Western U.S. robotics competition in Spokane, WA. Although the team didn't bring home any gold medals, this is a huge accomplishment for the Santa Clara team: the first time the team has made it to the Western U.S. regional...

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Mission College Culinary Competition Promotes Hospitality Careers

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The highly-reputed Mission College Hospitality Management Department hosted "What's Cookin' 2018," its third annual culinary competition for high school culinary students, on March 22. The competition and day's activities introduced students to the Santa Clara college's hospitality training program and generated enthusiasm about careers in the hospitality industry. More than 120 invited high...

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School Board Appeals to Law Makers to Put Student Safety First

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By unanimous approval, at the March 22 Board Meeting, the Santa Clara Unified School District Board agreed to submit a resolution to state and federal elected officials demanding they take immediate action to enact “meaningful gun control legislation to prevent even one more child from being hurt by gunfire.” The Board demands that new legislation apply background checks not only for...

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Santa Clara Schools Over the Years

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Lorraine Stegemiller, 88, was a former student in the area that the Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) now encompasses. “I was a student at Fremont School,” said Stegemiller, born and raised in Santa Clara. “I remember the teachers I had—Ms. Andrews, Ms. Cline, Ms. Lamb, Ms. Newton and Ms. Dorothy Buchser. I enjoyed school. People then didn’t move around like they do now....

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