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April 13, 2024
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Music at Siltanen Raises $15K for Local Youth Music Programs

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As Scotts Valley Kiwanis Club member Mike Rein arrived at the organization’s big fundraiser, held this year at Siltanen Park due to renovations at Skypark, he was nervous. “We were very worried because we’d never done it at Siltanen Park,” he said. “No one wants...

Covid-19 at center of SVHS grads’ memories of roller coaster year

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Whether it was the wildfires that delayed the start of the school year by two weeks, or the fact that most students until the final two months were stuck at home, Scotts Valley High School Principal Michael Hanson says the class of 2021 faced...

Local Student Shares Love of Vegan Baking Thanks to SVUSD IB Program

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The sweet pink frosting on the lemon cookie beckons, reflecting the midday Scotts Valley sunlight. Adina Licht, 51, takes a bite of the lemon cookie and smiles in approval. Because, as a vegan treat, made with olive oil not butter by 17-year-old Emily Leishman, it’s...

United Way and Office of Ed Launch School Supply Collection Drive

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On Wednesday, the United Way of Santa Cruz County said it had teamed up with the County Office of Education for a school supply collection drive. The campaign, called “Stuff the Bus,” seeks to provide less fortunate children with the items they’ll need to succeed...

SLVUSD to use $25-million bond for school upgrades

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Over the past year, the financial world has been playing the big guessing game of what will happen to interest rates as authorities seek to calm inflation without causing too much pain. School officials had been zoned-in for just such an exercise here in...

Falling case rates could mean return to class for valley’s young students

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Santa Cruz County’s adjusted case rate recently fell below the state’s threshold (28 per 100,000 per day) needed to reopen in-class instruction for grades K-6, health officials announced at a press conference on Feb. 4. That means local school districts could start applying to the...

SVHS Drama Ready for Final Show of School Year

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The satirical comedy musical “Urinetown” based on the book by Greg Kotis was released in 2001. The musical, which satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement and municipal politics could have been written in any era, but it has become...

New SVHS Play Is ‘Coordinated Chaos’

The Sunday before Thanksgiving was a busy day at Scotts Valley High School.  Amid the whir of electric screwdrivers, handheld drills and circular saws, students from the drama department were hard at work preparing for their newest production which debuts in December. “The Play That...

SLVUSD Parents Enrolled Fewer Kindergartners Than Expected

On the first day of school in the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District this year, total enrollment stood at around 50 students below what was projected. “I’m not overly alarmed at this point,” said Superintendent Christopher Schiermeyer. “We have some families we’re still following...

SLVUSD board appoints new superintendent

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Get ready, San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District. A new superintendent has been selected, and he’s ready to lead the district to great heights. On June 9, after 24 years with the district, including stints as a teacher, school site principal, director of secondary education,...

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State certifies Scotts Valley’s Housing Element on first try

During a report at the April 3 Council meeting, Scotts Valley City Manager Mali LaGoe announced the California Department of Housing and Community Development...