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January 21, 2022

SLVHS grad reflects on tough year

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The morning of June 4 found San Lorenzo Valley High School Principal Jeff Calden back on the mic as he led the Class of 2021 through their graduation ceremony. After a year of hits and misses, Calden was thrilled to watch his charges stride...

SVUSD trustees approve move to new headquarters, pass budget

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The Scotts Valley Unified School District will be headed to new digs at 108 Whispering Pines Drive. During its June 15 meeting, the SVUSD Board of Trustees unanimously authorized Superintendent Tanya Krause to sign a lease agreement for the office location. But the deal was contingent...

Lynn Beebe College & Career Counseling Scholarship awards $10K to SVHS seniors

The Lynn Beebe College & Career Counseling Scholarship (LBCCCS) announced Monday that it awarded $2,500 each to four Scotts Valley High School (SVHS) seniors.  The four students demonstrated not only remarkable involvement in their school and community, but also boasted exceptional grades during their high...

SVUSD kids worry of discrimination, survey finds

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The Scotts Valley Unified School District trustees on June 15 heard the results of a student survey that highlighted the nurturing aspects of its learning environment, but also the challenges administrators face in making sure all pupils feel welcome. The anonymous questionnaire was completed with...

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...

Scotts Valley High seniors return to campus March 23

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The Scotts Valley Unified School District plans to bring back all primary and secondary grade levels by the end of March, according to Scotts Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) Superintendent Tanya Krause. That would make it the first school district in the county to do...

Scotts Valley High’s new, virtual play opens today

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After months of hard work, Scotts Valley High School’s (SVHS) new production “Almost, Maine” is available to stream online until March 7.  SVHS drama teacher Kendra Kannegaard describes the plot as “a collection of short vignettes on love, set in snowy Maine.” The play was...

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...

Vine Hill Elementary PTA members and community rally for auction

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Late January the Vine Hill elementary PTA announced an online auction beginning Feb. 5 and continuing until the PTA’s first-ever virtual live auction on Feb. 20, hosted by Robert Aldana, Bobbie Ward and Garvin Thomas.  These two events form a part of the PTA’s fundraisers...

Cabrillo College enrollment drops after fires, pandemic

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When Covid-19 began to sweep the U.S.—and brought with it an economic recession—Cabrillo College officials expected a jump in enrollment that typically comes with a battered economy. But the college is now seeing a significant drop in those numbers, which it pins on the double...

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As Build Back Better Plan Stalls, Scotts Valley Digs Into Piggy...

It was like music to the ears of Scotts Valley politicians, last summer, when Democrats announced they’d be setting $1.4 million aside to replace...