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Statement from Dr. Ed Manansala, El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools – June 1

00:00 AM - June 01, 2020

Dear El Dorado County Community, 

For the past three months, our county has come together to focus on health, safety, and education issues related to the pandemic. However, the troubling events of recent days also demand our acknowledgement and reflection as a community. We are disturbed by the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd, and hope that justice will prevail. With our County leaders, Sheriff’s Office, Police and Fire Departments, we condemn racism and oppression regardless of race, class, or gender. 

As the County Superintendent of Schools, my thoughts...

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EDCOE Honors individuals with Excellence in Education Awards

00:00 AM - May 28, 2020

Each year, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) recognizes individuals for hard work that directly or indirectly contributes to providing quality support and services to students, schools, families, and the community. This year two admirable team members were selected to receive the Superintendent’s “Excellence in Education Award,” Elizabeth Blakemore, Director, Early Learning & Family Support and Lisa Tuchsen, Special Services Administrator. County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, presented the awards virtually via YouTube Live event. “Both of our winners exemplify excellence in education, and their passion...

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School Board and Community Members Honored with County-wide awards

00:00 AM - May 20, 2020

Graphic: Congratulations El Dorado County School Board Association Winners! Education is essential to Every Child's Development, Image of William

The El Dorado County School Boards Association (EDCSBA) honored school board and community members for their 2019 contributions to public education in El Dorado County. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was necessary to cancel the EDCSBA Annual Awards Dinner for 2019-20. In lieu of that opportunity, EDCSBA and the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) arranged to distribute the awards to the recipient’s local...

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Chris Belmer

00:00 AM - May 19, 2020

Interview with Chris:

Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

I was raised in Omaha, Nebraska, and grew up with 3 brothers and 5 sisters. My parents taught me strong values of compassion for others, volunteerism, and giving back to the community. This led me to my chosen career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worn many hats as a social worker: beginning as a residential aide in a community based program for disabled kids,...

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First 5 El Dorado to Distribute Emergency Supplies to Child Care Providers Serving Children of Essential Workers

09:00 AM - May 18, 2020

First 5 El Dorado to Distribute Emergency Supplies to Child Care Providers  Serving Children of Essential Workers

Choices for Children’s Stacy Smithee and Ashley Knaub prepare for the Safety Supply Drive‐Thru, hosted for our community childcare providers.

PLACERVILLE, CA – First 5 El Dorado received thousands of dollars worth of mission‐critical supplies for child care providers who are caring for the children of essential workers and vulnerable populations during the COVID‐19 crisis.

The supplies include cleaning agents, personal protective equipment (PPE), and a limited number of books for families that will be distributed by Choices For Children, a child care resource and referral agency. A second delivery...

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EDCOE launches comprehensive distance learning website

00:00 AM - May 13, 2020

Distance learning has become the new normal for the 2019-20 school year, and the plethora of resources available to teachers and families can become overwhelming. Luckily, EDCOE’s Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability (CI&A) team worked fiercely to vet available resources, organize them in a user-friendly fashion and launch a comprehensive website to assist visitors. “We are excited to unveil this tool for El Dorado County, and I am so proud of our team’s effort during its creation,” Gigi Marchini, Director of CI&A expressed. “It is the beginning...

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School Facilities Closure Update - Tuesday, May 12

00:00 AM - May 12, 2020

“The El Dorado County Office of Education is aware that Governor Newsom made an announcement on Tuesday, May 12 allowing El Dorado County to move further into Phase 2 of reopening. On April 1, the superintendents of El Dorado County’s 15 school districts and the County Superintendent of Schools, in concurrence with County Public Health Officer, Dr. Nancy Williams, extended school facility closures through the end of the 2019-20 school year. School officials are currently in the planning stages for reopening schools in the fall, and decisions will...

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EDCOE's IT Team Connects EDC Students

00:00 AM - May 07, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped classroom instruction to distance learning in El Dorado County. Although school facilities are closed through the end of the school year, instruction remains so students may continue growing academically. Although the instruction may appear different from this time last year, the need for human interaction and educational development is critical. Teachers maintain regular contact with students and deliver lessons through online platforms and/or take-home packets. El Dorado County households are geographically and socio-economically diverse, so technologic devices and internet connectivity are not...

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - LuAnn Lantsberger

00:00 AM - May 01, 2020

Interview with LuAnn:

Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

I was born, raised, and still live in West Sacramento. I’ve lived in the same house for the past 28 years where I raised a daughter who also works in education and a son who works in the food industry. 

My entire career has been in public education. I had the opportunity to work in Curriculum and Instruction for 12 years before transferring to Human Resources. A...

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Childcare: Enhanced referrals & payment assistance

00:00 AM - May 01, 2020

The Emergency Child Care Taskforce partners with key local agencies and businesses to monitor current childcare availability, needs of providers, and distribution of resources to open childcare sites. Included in this partnership is Choices for Children, El Dorado County’s Resource & Referral Agency. They currently offer enhanced referrals for essential workers. Choices for Children maintains a list of open providers able to care for children of all ages. They consult with families about their needs and preference in order to provide the enhanced referrals.

Those identified as essential employees and...

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EDCOE's CI&A Team Supports Education in Many Ways

00:00 AM - April 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed education for the short and long-term future. School facilities will remain closed through the end of the 2019-20 school year, but educating El Dorado County students and supporting educators and families remains a top priority for the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE). Since these events began to unfold. The EDCOE Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability (CI&A) team has met regularly via Zoom and worked countless hours to provide resources and tools that impact many beneficiaries.  

Team members worked directly with...

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight: Janet Johnson

11:33 AM - April 24, 2020

EDCOE Team Member Spotlight graphic, with image of Janet Johnson, Senior Secretary, Charter Home Study Academy

Interview with Janet Johnson:

Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

I grew up in Los Gatos, California, along with my sister and three brothers. It was a wonderful place to grow up with the rule, “Come home when the street lights come on.” I moved up to Cameron Park about 30 years ago. I have three fantastic sons: my oldest is...

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EDCOE Special Educators Work to Meet Family Needs

00:00 AM - April 22, 2020

Transitioning from in-classroom instruction to in-home distance learning is a monumental challenge that El Dorado County educators have embraced, and students are able to continue growing because of teachers’ tireless efforts. This is particularly so with our special education educators. Teams are working diligently to ensure that high-quality materials are available for families, while also remaining mindful of the added pressures that parents are managing while students are home full-time. “Special education teachers are accustomed to doing things extremely differently, and they know how to creatively...

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Community Hubs Host Circle Time for Parents

00:00 AM - April 22, 2020

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Childcare Needed for Essential Workers

09:20 AM - April 21, 2020

Care for their kids while they care for us! El Dorado County seeks individuals interested in caring for children of emergency responders and essential employees. Who can join: Those with current fingerprint clearance and those able to pass fingerprint clearance. Sign up! Contanct Jenna Knight jknight@edcoe.org

The Early Care & Education Planning Council is leading El Dorado County’s emergency childcare response and is recruiting for the Care Corps. - a care option for essential employees in need of support with child care. Currently, the childcare supply is...

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PUSD Superintendent Annette Lane Wins Statewide Award

08:15 AM - April 21, 2020

 

Superintendent/Principal of Pioneer Union School District (PUSD), Annette Lane, was recently honored with the Association of California School Administrator’s (ACSA) 2020 Superintendent/Principal of the Year award. ACSA is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the United States, serving more than 17,000 California educators. “It is an honor to receive this award because it really speaks to how our Pioneer schools and community work hand-in-hand to enhance learning experiences for our students,” she expressed. “I’m proud of the hard work that is invested to...

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - KC Kaku

08:30 AM - April 17, 2020

 EDCOE Team Member Spotlight: Image of KC Kaku, Systems Technician III, Information Technology

Interview with KC Kaku:

Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

I went to Gold Oak Elementary and Pleasant Valley Middle School, and I graduated from Union Mine High School in 2012. I was the first in my family to go to college, and I graduated from Sacramento State in 2017. I knew by 2nd Grade that I wanted to work on computers for my...

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A Message from County Superintendent Dr. Ed Manansala

00:00 AM - April 15, 2020

Greetings,

I am deeply thankful for our students, families, educators, and community partners during the unprecedented times that we are navigating. The collaboration and care exemplify the strength of El Dorado County.

As you know, EDCOE and the superintendents of our 15 school districts, in concurrence with Dr. Nancy Williams, El Dorado County Public Health Officer, took a safety-first approach and announced that school facilities will remain closed throughout the end of this school year. 

Together we are transitioning into a new way of teaching and learning that allows our...

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EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - MaryJo Verbitsky

07:47 AM - April 03, 2020

 Team Member Spotlight: MaryJo Verbitsky, Coordinator of Professional Development

Interview with MaryJo Verbitsky

Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

I was born in Fairfield, California, but lived in Reno, Nevada, until I was 10 when my mother, brother and I moved to Placerville. After graduating from El Dorado High School, I returned to Reno to attend UNR and then returned home to finish my degree at California State University, Sacramento.  My husband and I are very grateful...

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Message to El Dorado County - School Facilities Closure Extension

00:00 AM - April 01, 2020

The El Dorado County Office of Education in concurrence with the El Dorado County Public Health Officer and the superintendents of our 15 school districts are providing the communities of El Dorado County with an important update on school facility closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, released information that stated, “Due to the current safety concerns and needs for ongoing social distancing it currently appears that our students will not be able to return to school campuses before the end of...

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Mensaje al Condado de El Dorado

00:00 AM - April 01, 2020

La Oficina de Educación del Condado de El Dorado junto con el oficial de Salud Pública del Condado de El Dorado y los superintendentes de los 15 distritos escolares están proporcionando a las comunidades del condado de El Dorado una actualización importante sobre los cierres escolares relacionado con la pandemia de COVID-19.

Ayer, El Superintendente Estatal de Instrucción pública, Tony Thurmond, compartió información que declaró, "Debido a las preocupaciones actuales y recomendaciones para distanciamiento social, parece que nuestros estudiantes no van a poder regresar a los campus escolares antes del...

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Message to El Dorado County: School Closure Extension

00:00 AM - March 18, 2020

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID‐19 circumstances and the potential impact in El Dorado County, School District Superintendents and the County Superintendent of Schools, have decided in concurrence with Dr. Nancy Williams, County Public Health Officer, to extend the closure of all public El Dorado County schools through the district’s upcoming spring break. We urge families to prepare for closures of a longer duration. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on the status of closures. Dr. Nancy Williams continues to report that while there are...

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Message to El Dorado County: School Closure Extension: Mensaje al Condado de El Dorado

00:00 AM - March 18, 2020

En resultado del desarrollo rápido de las circunstancies del COVID ‐ 19 e impactos potenciales al Condado de El Dorado, los Superintendentes del Distrito Escolar y el Superintendente de Condado an tomado la decisión en colaboración con la Dra. Nancy Williams, oficial de la Salud Publica en prologar las clausuras de las escuelas públicas del Condado de El Dorado hasta el final del descanso escolar de primavera. Les urgimos a las familias que se preparen para posiblemente una extensión más alargada. Continuaremos supervisando la situación y informándolos sobre actualizaciones de...

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EDCOE Administrative Office Closed to Public, Services Remain Available

00:00 AM - March 17, 2020

Dear El Dorado County,

We are closely monitoring the ever-evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its impact on our community. We are committed to protecting the health of our team members so that the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) can continue to support educational programs and schools.

To help mitigate the spread of the virus, we are closing our Administrative Office to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17. We will remain available by phone (530) 622-7130 on Monday-Friday, 8a.m. – 5 p.m.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during...

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COVID-19 Health & Safety Update: Letter to El Dorado County

00:00 AM - March 14, 2020

The safety and wellness of students, families, and school personnel are the highest priorities of all El Dorado County schools and districts. In recognition of the statewide COVID-19 situation and the potential impact in El Dorado County, School District Superintendents and Dr. Ed Manansala, County Superintendent of Schools, have decided in concurrence with Dr. Nancy Williams, County Public Health Officer, to close all public El Dorado County schools during the week of March 16-20. Districts will notify families for actual dates. We will reassess at the end of next week...

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COVID-19 Health & Safety Update: Carta al Condado de El Dorado

00:00 AM - March 14, 2020

La seguridad y el bienestar de los estudiantes, las familias y el personal escolar son las  prioridades mas importantes de todas las escuelas y distritos del condado de El Dorado. En reconocer  la situación estatal de COVID-19 y el impacto potencial en el Condado de El Dorado, los Superintendentes del Distrito Escolar y  Dr. Ed Manansala, Superintendente de Escuelas del Condado, han decidido, junto con la Dra. Nancy Williams, Oficial de Salud Pública del Condado, a cerrar  todas lasescuelas públicas del condado de El Dorado durante la semana del 16...

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Health & Safety Update

00:00 AM - March 06, 2020

The health and wellbeing of our students, staff and families remains our top priority. We know many in our community are feeling anxiety regarding the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19); and, while Governor Newsom announced a State of Emergency, the threat to our area at this time remains low. During this uncertain circumstance, the best thing we can do is reduce risk through prevention and remain informed.

EDCOE is working closely with El Dorado County Public Health (HHSA) which created the following webpage with valuable resources: El Dorado County Public Health -...

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EDCOE’s Kathy Daniels Wins County-wide ACSA Award

00:00 AM - March 02, 2020

Woman and man stand outside. Woman holding award.

Kathy Daniels showcases her award with County Superintendent Dr. Ed Manansala.

On February 20, the Association of California School Administrators: El Dorado County Charter (ACSA) bestowed the Distinguished Service Award to Kathy Daniels who has been a dedicated El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) team member for decades. County Superintendent of School Dr. Ed Manansala presented the award and remarked, “For the past 29 years, Kathy has been a tremendous asset to the EDCOE family and our entire...

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Health & Safety: Information Regarding the Novel Coronavirus

14:25 PM - February 28, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has urged schools to prepare for a possible 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States. While the CDC’s comments have generated concern, Health Officials believe the risk to the general community is low, and communities are encouraged to use best practices to avoid spreading respiratory infections and other viruses.

We want to assure you that EDCOE is working closely with our County Health Department to monitor the situation. The following provides a list of preventative actions and helpful resources: 

  1. Continue disease...

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    EDC Education Leaders Win County-wide ACSA Awards

    00:00 AM - February 26, 2020

    On February 20, the Association of California School Administrators: El Dorado County Charter (ACSA) hosted the Distinguished Service Awards Banquet at David Girard Vineyards to celebrate several individuals who significantly contribute to the high-quality education system that supports our students and families. Charter President and Oak Ridge High School Principal, Aaron Palm, noted, “ACSA is proud to honor all of our great administrators that work tirelessly every day for students. This year’s honorees are true models for school leaders. They symbolically represent all of the impressive leaders in our county....

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    EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Brenda Higgins, Food Service Supervisor

    00:00 AM - February 24, 2020

     

    Interview with Brenda Higgins

    Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

    I grew up in Garden Grove, California. My parents decided to pack all us kids up, my older brother/sister, younger sister/ brother, and I (the middle child) and moved us to El Dorado County.

    What is your department, title, and how long have you worked for EDCOE?

    I had a friend that was working as a cook for the Child Development Program. She was moving...

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    EL DORADO COUNTY CHILD CARE IMPACT SURVEY FOR EMPLOYEES

    00:00 AM - February 18, 2020

    EL DORADO COUNTY CHILD CARE IMPACT SURVEY FOR EMPLOYEES

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Employee_Childcare_Impact


    Share your experience with work and childcare. This survey is for all caregivers, parents, grandparents and friends caring for a child either in or out of their home. The deadline to complete the survey is February 28th, 2020
    10 Questions 5 Minutes HUGE IMPACT

     

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    EL DORADO COUNTY CHILD CARE NEEDS SURVEY FOR EMPLOYERS

    00:00 AM - February 18, 2020

    EL DORADO COUNTY CHILD CARE NEEDS SURVEY FOR EMPLOYERS

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Employer_Childcare_Impact

     10 Questions, 5 Minutes HUGE IMPACT

    Share your experience with recruiting and retaining employees as well as family-friendly work policies. Please take the time to ensure that surveys are disseminated to staff and completed by the appropriate manager/HR staff member/supervisor. The deadline to complete the survey is February 28th, 2020 Contact Jenna Knight with questions: jknight@edcoe.org 530-295-2493

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    EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Sean Fitzgerald Graphic Arts, Printing & Production Specialist

    00:00 AM - January 29, 2020

    Team Member Spotlight, Sean Fitzgerald, Graphic Arts, Printing & Production Specialist

    Interview with Sean Fitzgerald

    Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

    I grew up in San Bruno, CA. It is the city where the SFO Airport is located. I went to High School at Capuchino and graduated from college from Cal Poly SLO. I met my wife through mutual friends in 1989, and we were married in 1995. I worked in the Bay Area before moving to...

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    EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Tony Patti, Special Services Driver

    00:00 AM - January 07, 2020

    EDCOE Team Member Spotlight, Toni Patti, Special Services Driver 

    Interview with Tony Patti

    Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

    I grew up in a Irish/Italian family of 5. I am the youngest of 3 brothers. I am originally from (suburb of Baltimore) Maryland.

    What is your department, title, and how long have you worked for EDCOE?

    I am in EDCOE Transportation as a Special Services Driver. I have been with EDCOE for 5 years.

    Describe how your...

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    Career Day Presents Possibilities for Students

    00:00 AM - January 06, 2020

    At El Dorado County Office of Education’s (EDCOE) Charter College and Career Prep School (CCP), 14 high school students participated in a unique career day at Ken Lowry Preschool Center to learn about employment options in the child development industry. Students toured classrooms, playgrounds, received information about employment opportunities, and asked questions. Student Mia Hooper stated, “I’ve always been interested in a career working with children, and the close proximity to Folsom Lake College presents an opportunity for employment at the preschool and taking college classes...

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    Board of Supervisors Welcomes El Dorado County Youth Commission

    08:00 AM - December 13, 2019

    9 well-dressed students 2 male and 7 female stand outside by a tree

    Youth Commission members. Top row (left to right) Dane Sheridan, Carter Hill, Amanda Kendler, Fatima Vazquez Rios, Abegale Jones; Front Row (left to right) Edith Rivera, Grace Salvestrin, Anavi Deshmukh, Calyssa Glas

    In a continued effort to positively enhance our community and empower our future leaders, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors (Board) partners with the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) to facilitate and support the El Dorado County Youth Commission.

    ...

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    EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Julie Rasmussen, Business Services Manager

    09:00 AM - December 11, 2019

     

    Interview with Julie Rasmussen

    Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

    I was born in Placerville at Marshall Hospital. I grew up in Diamond Springs and am a product of Mother Lode and El Dorado Union High School Districts. I have lived in Pollock Pines with my husband for 19 years. Working at EDCOE provides a great opportunity to work close to where I live and do good things for my community.

    What is your department, title, and...

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    Assistance League® Sierra Foothills Homes for the Holidays Tour 2019

    12:45 PM - December 03, 2019

    Please join the Assistance League® Sierra Foothills Friday, December 6th at Pottery World, El Dorado Hills, for their second annual Homes for the Holidays 2019, Kick-Off Event!!  This years’ festivities include a little wine tasting with Skinner Vineyards, cheese sampling and of course, shopping!  Pottery World is offering a 35% discount when you present your Homes for the Holidays Ticket Book Coupon during the Event on all Holiday Merchandise.  To make your evening even more enjoyable the Shingle Springs, Ponderosa High School Choir will perform holiday...

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    EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Anna Njoten

    11:30 AM - November 13, 2019

    Interview with Anna Njoten:

    Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

    I grew up in a rural farming community in San Diego County, went to college at UC Santa Barbara, and moved to South Lake Tahoe nineteen years ago. I have an older sister and younger brother, and my parents were avocado farmers in San Diego but relocated to Placerville a few years ago. I have two wonderful sons that are eighteen and twelve. I came to...

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    EDC school leaders educate Gov. Newsom on PSPS impacts

    00:00 AM - October 31, 2019

    On Thursday, October 31, Governor Gavin Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond visited El Dorado County and Blue Oak Elementary School to learn about the impacts of the recent PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). Gov. Newsom and Superintendent Thurmond met with El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ed Manansala, Buckeye Union School District (BUSD) Superintendent Dr. David Roth, and several BUSD officials to hear first-hand about the challenges that school officials encounter when making decisions regarding school closures.

    Throughout October, PSPS...

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    EDCOE Team Member Spotlight: Josh Harris

    11:30 AM - October 25, 2019

    EDCOE Team Member Spotlight graphic with image of Josh Harris, Custodian

    Interview with Josh Harris:

    Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

    I was born here in Placerville at Marshall Hospital. I grew up in El Dorado County with my parents and two sisters. I graduated from Union Mine High School in 2003, and shortly thereafter moved to Santa Cruz. After a year or so I moved back to Placerville. I began as a substitute custodian for the...

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    EDCOE Bigs make a difference

    00:00 AM - October 25, 2019

    four adult women and two men standing together. Three of the adult women are wearing Big Brother Big Sisters tee shirts

    From left to right: Jenny Pettit, Jason Whelihan, Jana Rapetti, Brittany Wood-Massey, Angela Chance and Randy Diez 

    El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) team members are volunteering their time to make a positive impact through Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County (BBBS). In September, six Indian Creek Elementary School students walked across the street to EDCOE, located on Green Valley Road in Placerville,...

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    EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - WilleJune Eggert

    11:30 AM - October 07, 2019

    Interview with WilleJune

    Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

    "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...." well, maybe not that far away, but certainly a long time ago, I began my teaching career right here in El Dorado County at Pioneer Union School District. Teaching has been in my soul for nearly my whole life. Apparently, when I was a little girl I would line up my dolls and...

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    EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Laura Thomas

    00:00 AM - September 25, 2019

    Interview with Laura:

    Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

    I grew up in Hollywood in a family of five, went to high school in Tehachapi, college on the Central Coast, worked six years in the Bay Area, then moved to El Dorado Hills to follow my future husband. In 2007 I wasn’t working and saw a job offer in the local paper, and it described me to a “T”.  It was part-time (4hrs/day) for the IT...

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    EDCOE’s Dina Gentry receives national award

    00:00 AM - September 23, 2019

    two women stand with awards with one man

    In Washington DC from left to right: CalSPRA President-Elect Jennifer Derrico, NSPRA Southwest Region Vice President Trent Allen, EDCOE Communications Director Dina Gentry.

    This summer, El Dorado County Office of Education’s (EDCOE) Communications Director, Dina Gentry, attended the National School Public Relations Association’s seminar in Washington D.C. where she was presented with the prestigious “35 Under 35” Award. This national award recognizes the next generation of aspiring leaders in public school communications. Dina was nominated by other school communicator...

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    SLT Juvenile Treatment Center Youth Embrace Horses

    00:00 AM - September 23, 2019

    two students ride horses with two adults standing by

    Students ride horses in the recreation yard.

    It was a beautiful September day in South Lake Tahoe, as students, who have encountered challenges and temporarily reside at the South Lake Tahoe Juvenile Treatment Center (SLTJTC), received an extraordinary experience from dedicated volunteers and the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) administers SLTJTC’s academic program and partnered with El Dorado County Probation to provide this day of learning...

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    El Dorado Union High School District Energizes Campuses with Clean Energy Program - Will Save $12.8 Million in Energy Costs

    10:00 AM - September 16, 2019

    From El Dorado Union High School District

    El Dorado Union High School District (EDUHSD) celebrated the start of the 2019-2020 school year with a “flip-the-switch” celebration in honor of the completion of a 3,187.2 kW solar photovoltaic and integrated energy efficiency project, with upcoming STEM education tie-ins for students. On Tuesday, September 10, EDUHSD leadership and their energy partner ENGIE Services U.S. (ENGIE) commemorated the completion of construction and implementation of the District-wide energy program. Through the collaborative partnership with ENGIE, EDUHSD’s energy upgrade represents a new approach to...

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    El Dorado County Launches a New Call-In Number for Community Hubs

    00:00 AM - September 12, 2019

    Kids work on their fine motor skills at the SuperHub event in Hub 5 (South Lake Tahoe).

    The First 5 El Dorado Commission, in partnership with the El Dorado County Library, Health and Human Services Agency, and Office of Education, is pleased to announce a new Community Hubs 800 number (833-EDC-HUBS or 833-332-4827) for families in El Dorado County. This line is one more way to find information about or access Hub services.

    In 2016, Community Hubs in El Dorado County was created to provide expecting...

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    El Dorado County Wins Award For Outstanding Program

    11:00 AM - September 10, 2019

    From El Dorado County:

    El Dorado County’s Community Hubs programs received an award from the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) recognizing it as an exemplary and innovative service to the community.

    The Community Hub program is located in each of the five supervisorial districts, using the local library as a “hub” to provide prevention and early intervention services to families. The Hubs are comprised of a multidisciplinary team including a public health nurse, a community health advocate, a family engagement specialist and an early childhood...

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    Applications Open for Youth Commissioners - El Dorado County, CA

    10:00 AM - September 10, 2019

    Youth Commision Logo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DATE: September 10, 2019

    Attention high school students who are interested in making a difference in our community:

    The El Dorado County Youth Commission is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.  In a continued effort to positively enhance our community and empower our local youth, the County Board of Supervisors (BOS) partners with the County Office of Education (EDCOE) to appoint students as Youth Commissioners. Commissioners gather and express the opinions, ideas, and visions of our county’s youth, while...

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    EDCOE Team Member Spotlight - Denise Gale

    00:00 AM - September 09, 2019

    EDCOE Team Member Spotlight, Denise Gale, Coordinator-Regional-IMPACT

    Interview with Denise:

    Briefly describe your background (where you grew up, family, why you came to work for EDCOE).

    I grew up in West Sacramento, the other side of the river and the tracks in Broderick. I survived 13 years of Catholic school. My parents relocated to Shingle Springs in 2007, the same year I married my husband, Nathanael. My husband and I worked at SETA Head Start in Sacramento, and we met when we were both preschool teachers at the same...

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    El Dorado County Transportation Commission on the El Dorado County Short and Long-Range Transit Plan

    00:00 AM - August 15, 2019

    man and woman enter an El Dorado Transit bus

    As a community changes, so should the transportation system. The El Dorado County Transportation Commission (EDCTC) is coordinating with El Dorado County Transit Authority (EDCTA), the public transit operator on the west slope of El Dorado County, to update the short-range and long-range transit plans for Western El Dorado County. The updated plan will reflect changes in population, evaluate existing services to ensure they meet the transportation needs of the community, and analyze new ways to provide more cost-effective...

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    EDCOE Foster Youth Summer Employment Program Empowers At-Risk Youth

    00:00 AM - August 08, 2019

    County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ed Manansala congratulates summer interns for successfully completing the program.

    Story by EDCOE Intern

    This summer, 12 high school foster youth gained professional skills and hands-on experience during an innovative internship program through the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE). Initiated in 2009, this annual program provides at-risk youth with meaningful guidance, training, and employment opportunities. 

    Sheila Silan, EDCOE’s Foster Youth Services Program Coordinator, stressed the benefits of the program and stated, “Many foster youth in this age-group have foster...

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    New fully-inclusive playground at Camerado Springs

    00:00 AM - July 25, 2019

    adults and children on playground at ribbon cutting

    Jenny Pettit, Director, EDCOE Child Development Programs, with students at ribbon cutting ceremony.

    Parents, teachers and students were all smiles at a recent playground ribbon cutting at the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Head Start/State Preschool and Special Services program site located at Camerado Springs Middle School (CSMS). The CSMS Head Start/State Preschool site houses a full-inclusion preschool classroom that provides services to children with special needs as well as children in general education. A fully-inclusive playground...

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    Kids’ Fun Run and Golden Star Student Awards Showcase Students at the Fair

    00:00 AM - June 25, 2019

    Runners strike a pose before the Kids Fun Run with County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ed Manansala.

    After the official El Dorado County Fair Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, children participated in the 1K Kids’ Fun Run and raced against County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, along a course that weaved around the fairgrounds. For some runners, it was their first time; others had been participating for years. After the race, runners received El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) water bottles and congratulatory medals.

    The fun...

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    CCA, CUP & CHSA Students embrace Japanese studies

    00:00 AM - June 10, 2019

    CCA and CUP students dine with Ueda Nishi High School students.

    Paper cranes, taiko drums and Shodo calligraphy are commonplace in Japanese high schools 5,000 miles away, and they are a point of pride at the Charles Brown campus in El Dorado. The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Charter Alternative Programs of Charter Connections Academy (CCA), Charter University Prep (CUP) and Charter Home Study Academy (CHSA) recently implemented Japanese study programs that allow students to experience a culture far from home.

    CCA and CUP...

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    PUSD Family Resource Center Changes Lives

    00:00 AM - May 22, 2019

    FRC Director, Kim Kahn, and McKinney-Vento Aide, Bethany Bowers, showcase the Clothing Closet – a critical piece of the PUSD Family Resource Center.

    The Placerville Union School District (PUSD) is fortunate to serve diverse student and family populations through Edwin Markham Middle, Louisiana Schnell Elementary and Sierra Schools. Approximately 1,300 students call PUSD home, and 56 percent are classified as low income. Over the past five years, PUSD has served a high of 188 McKinney-Vento(Homeless)/Foster students to a low of 91. When students experience a level...

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    EDCOE Honors individuals with 2019 Excellence in Education Awards

    00:00 AM - May 16, 2019

    man and woman stand with award

    County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, presents the 2019 Excellence in Education Award to Dianne Deitchman.

    County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, presents the 2019 Excellence in Education Award to Joey Stein. 

    Each year, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) recognizes individuals for hard work that directly or indirectly contributes to providing quality support and services to students, schools, families, and the community. This year two admirable team members were selected to receive...

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    EDCOE Program Liaisons Team Receives 2019 Excellence in Education Award

    00:00 AM - May 15, 2019

    Left to right: Stefany Gower, Kimberly Adams, Veronica Arechiga de Lopez, Robin Fryer, Eileen Hartley, Ellen Kroon, Kassandra Paul, Sara Robinson, Brittany Wood-Massey, Paula Sordello, Darci Gibson, Alice Alk, Jill Darr, Ed Manansala

    Based on their dedication and willingness to provide high-quality services, County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, honored the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Program Liaisons team with the Excellence in Education Award for the 2018-19 school year. The award recognizes hard work that contributes to providing quality support to students,...

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    El Dorado County Students Bring the Written Word to Life!

    00:00 AM - April 29, 2019

    Sierra Grant, 8th-grade Miller’s Hill (Latrobe School District) student presents an original piece to a room full of students, families and volunteers.

    This spring, more than 400 fourth through eighth-grade students represented 28 schools from across El Dorado County at the 41st annual Festival of Oral Interpretation, hosted by Pioneer Union School District (PUSD). Small groups of children hurried to classrooms across campus to deliver interpretive performances of poetry and prose. Students chose from famous works of literature and some composed original pieces. After every performance,...

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    Local Retired Teachers Empower Current Teachers with Grants

    00:00 AM - April 25, 2019

    Students at Indian Diggings School study physics using a BlueTrack race car system purchased with a mini-grant.

    The California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA), Division 73 of El Dorado County, recently awarded five $400 mini-grants to teachers in El Dorado County. Chapter President Tim Smith noted, “Every year teachers submit outstanding applications. Out of 50 entries, we were privileged to award five grants to support these innovative and engaging educators.”

    Recipients included Grant Coffin, Superintendent/Principal of Indian Diggings School District; Anne Muir-Fisher, K-3 reading teacher at Green...

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    El Dorado County Administrators Honored

    00:00 AM - April 03, 2019

    ACSA Gala attendees look on at the Catta Verdera Country Club.

    ACSA Gala attendees look on at the Catta Verdera Country Club.

    On March 15, the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) hosted a gala at the Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln, celebrating Region 2 Administrators of the Year. ACSA Region 2 represents educational leaders from the Northern California counties of Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Sutter, and Yuba. Several administrators from the local El Dorado Charter were recognized. During the beautiful...

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    EDC School Board and Community Members Recognized

    00:00 AM - March 25, 2019

    Audience looks on at the 2019 EDCSBA Annual Awards Dinner at the Cold Springs Country Club.

    2019 EDCSBA Annual Awards Dinner at the Cold Springs Country Club.

    At an awards ceremony on March 4, the El Dorado County School Boards Association (EDCSBA) recognized school board and community members for their 2018 contributions. County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, facilitated the presentations and noted, “This room is filled with hope, promise, and individuals who give tirelessly for the betterment of El Dorado County schools and students. Congratulations...

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    Youth Commissioners Host Board of Supervisors and County Superintendent of Schools

    00:00 AM - March 12, 2019

    Group photo of youth commission, board of supervisors, and EDCOE leadership staff

    (L to R back row) Dane Sheridan, Mackaela Pedersen, Cassie Giese, Carlos Gonzalez, Kathy Witherow, Jim Mitrisin, Lori Parlin, Dr. Ed Manansala, Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, Kevin Monsma, Travis Oliver, Rithvik Murali, Alexander Hamilton, Elaine Gelber, Supervisor Shiva Frentzen, Amy Pooley (L to R front row) Amanda Kendler, Edith Rivera, Christian Selden, Supervisor John Hidahl, Cindy Munt, Shelley Wiley, Grace Silvestrin

    The El Dorado County Youth Commission hosted members of the El Dorado County Board of...

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    Academic Decathlon: It is a three-peat for the Trojans

    00:00 AM - February 15, 2019

    The Oak Ridge team celebrates its third consecutive win at the 2019 Academic Decathlon hosted at Union Mine High School Feb. 2.

    The Oak Ridge team celebrates its third consecutive win at the 2019 Academic Decathlon hosted at Union Mine High School Feb. 2. Democrat photo by Gray Baker

    by Mimi Escobar/Mountain Democrat

    In a display of academic brilliance the Oak Ridge High School Trojans pulled off a three-peat to win the 2019 El Dorado County Academic Decathlon. The Trojans scored 35,502.80 points in the victory at...

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    School Districts Bus Runners to California International Marathon

    00:00 AM - December 21, 2018

    Buses lined up to transport runners at the CIM

    Buses lined up to transport runners at the CIM

    It was an extremely cold morning in December when more than 9,000 runners participated in the California International Marathon (CIM). To help transport individuals to the start line at Auburn Folsom Road in Folsom, Rescue Union School District (RUSD) donated seven buses and seven dedicated drivers. RUSD Superintendent Cheryl Olson noted, “It is a privilege to be part of this annual celebration, and I’m proud of our drivers who...

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    Measure C provides enhanced schools at MLUSD

    00:00 AM - December 15, 2018

    Indian Creek School aerial view

    Indian Creek School aerial view

    After their generous community passed Measure C in 2016, Mother Lode Union School District (MLUSD) students came back to class this fall with a renewed sense of pride made possible by massive efforts to enhance Indian Creek and Herbert C. Green Schools. Superintendent Marcy Guthrie expressed, “This was a long and thoughtful process that ultimately accomplished our mission to improve facilities for our students, staff, and community. I’m thankful for all of the hard work invested over...

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    PUSD Takes Major Steps to Support Children Affected by Trauma

    00:00 AM - December 12, 2018

    District team members sit at tables in a school gym

    PUSD District team members and others take part in the Trauma Informed Practices training at Markham Middle School.

    During a recent in-service day at the Placerville Union School District (PUSD), all district team members convened in the multi-purpose room at Markham Middle School to gather comprehensive knowledge and tools to help students who may be facing traumatic challenges. More than 300 people participated and included school administrators, teachers, nurse faculty, bus drivers, maintenance, custodial, coaches, yard duties,...

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    Board of Supervisors Welcomes El Dorado County Youth Commission

    00:00 AM - December 11, 2018

    El Dorado County Board of Supervisors welcomed the 2018/2019 El Dorado County Youth Commission at their annual Shadow Day event on November 13.

    El Dorado County Board of Supervisors welcomed the 2018/2019 El Dorado County Youth Commission at their annual Shadow Day event on November 13.

    In a continued effort to positively enhance our community and empower our future leaders, the County Board of Supervisors (Board) partners with the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) to facilitate and support the El Dorado County Youth Commission.

    Each...

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    Charter Home Study Academy Craft Faire Celebrates 20 years

    00:00 AM - December 04, 2018

    Peyton Smith, third grade, Master Entrepreneur winner, selling her wares with her siblings

    Pictured: Peyton Smith, third grade, Master Entrepreneur winner, selling her wares with her siblings

    In November, the EDCOE Charter Home Study Academy (CHSA) program celebrated the 20th anniversary of its annual Student Craft Faire, where student entrepreneurs peddled their wares to customers of all ages. Each booth, staffed by a student crafter between transitional kindergarten and eighth-grade, sold handmade products such as jewelry, toys, cuisine, and decorations. By having students create and run their...

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    UMHS Honorary Football Captain Shines

    00:00 AM - November 30, 2018

    Pictured left to right: UMHS Students Chey Walker, Collin Jones, Csilla Pesko, and Clayton Byer

    Pictured left to right: UMHS Students Chey Walker, Collin Jones, Csilla Pesko, and Clayton Byer

    The Union Mine High School stadium roared with applause as Csilla Pesko took to the field during a Diamondback’s home football game this fall. The team proudly made their fellow student with special needs the Honorary Football Captain for the evening and filled her heart with pure joy. She remained a beaming focal point during the game,...

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    Camino School Modernized Thanks to Measure H

    00:00 AM - November 29, 2018

    Superintendent/Principal Matt Smith at the new outdoor lunch area with new picnic tables and cement tree boxes.

    Superintendent/Principal Matt Smith at the new outdoor lunch area with new picnic tables and cement tree boxes.

    The Camino Union School District was transformed after School Bond Measure H provided funding for a massive renovation project that took place this summer. In 2016, the community overwhelmingly supported the $4 million bond with 71% of the vote and provided the resources needed to enhance the campus which was built in 1952.

    ...

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    EDCOE’s Coleen Johnson Receives Statewide Award

    00:00 AM - November 28, 2018

    Pictured left to right: Jim Johnson, Coleen Johnson & Dr. Ed Manansala

    Pictured left to right: Jim Johnson, Coleen Johnson & Dr. Ed Manansala

    Coleen Johnson, Executive Director of Personnel Services at the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE), was recently honored with the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) – Personnel Administrative Services Steering Committee (PASSCo) ‘Star Award.’ The annual Star Award acknowledges one member from each Steering Committee for their contributions toward county offices of education, leadership within their committee, and service to...

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    Wildfire Relief Donation Opportunity

    00:00 AM - November 16, 2018

    The wildfires in Northern California have devastated many areas close to home, and our thoughts are with those who are affected and the agencies working to mitigate these tragedies. Many from Paradise are in need of essentials, and we encourage those who have the ability to donate to visit:

    The El Dorado County Community Foundation’s Camp Fire Relief Fund >> 

    Thank you.

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    New Study Provides a Roadmap for Rural School District Improvement

    00:00 AM - November 07, 2018

    Pivot Learning Press Release:

    Promising Results from a PACE study of rural district network designed by Pivot Learning and the El Dorado County Office of Education.

    Rural and isolated school districts face big challenges—fewer resoruces, budget crunches, difficulties recruiting and retaining teachers and accessing professional development available to urban districts. Not to mention improving student outcomes and closing achievement gaps. But a recently released report, “The Network Solution: How Rural District Networks Can Drive Continuous Improvement” by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) provides a roadmap to support rural school districts...

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    Tony DeVille Sr. Memorialized at Marina Village

    00:00 AM - November 01, 2018

    Pictured (left to right): Tagg Neal, Rescue Union School District Board Member, and Tony DeVille Jr. cut the ribbon to dedicate the new building.

    Pictured (left to right): Tagg Neal, Rescue Union School District Board Member, and Tony DeVille Jr. cut the ribbon to dedicate the new building.

    It was an idyllic fall evening at Marina Village Middle School on Monday, October 8, where educators, family, and the public gathered to remember an educator who made a profound impact on his students and the community. Tony DeVille...

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    Louisiana Schnell School and Placerville Head Start receive ‘Tools for Schools’ Award

    00:00 AM - October 31, 2018

    Pictured: Holly Brown, Schools Financial Credit Union; Patrick Paturel, Louisiana Schnell School Principal; and Fran Wallace, Schools Financial Credit Union, Placerville Branch Manager

    Pictured: Holly Brown, Schools Financial Credit Union; Patrick Paturel, Louisiana Schnell School Principal; and Fran Wallace, Schools Financial Credit Union, Placerville Branch Manager

    Pictured: Table of donated school supplies.

    Pictured: Table of donated school supplies.

    Pictured: Fran Wallace, Schools Financial Credit Union, Placerville Branch Manager; Teacher Sandee Bangs; and Holly Brown, Schools Financial Credit Union.

    Pictured: Fran Wallace,...

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    EDCOE Foster Youth Summer Employment Program Empowers At-Risk Youth

    00:00 AM - September 06, 2018

     Dr. Ed Manansala, County Superintendent of Schools, speaks at the Red Hawk Casino luncheon celebration.

    Dr. Ed Manansala, County Superintendent of Schools, speaks at the Red Hawk Casino luncheon celebration.

    (Left to right) Jody Franklin, Linda Soto, and Cathy Zuber

    (Left to right) Jody Franklin, Linda Soto, and Cathy Zuber

    This summer, 12 local adolescent foster youth gained professional skills and hands-on experience in an innovative internship program through the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE). Initiated in 2009, this annual program provides...

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    El Dorado County Youth Invited to Participate in New Peer Council Program

    00:00 AM - August 31, 2018

    El Dorado County students in grades 8 to 12 are invited to take an active role in the local juvenile justice system through a new youth Peer Council program. Student volunteers are now being recruited for Peer Council, which is slated to begin in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe this fall. The Peer Council program is a collaborative effort between the Probation Department and the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) of El Dorado County.

    Through the Peer Council, trained youth will meet as a team one to two times...

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    Latrobe School District Superintendent Wins Statewide Award

    00:00 AM - August 31, 2018

    Natalie Miller, Latrobe School District Superintendent/Principal

    Natalie Miller, Latrobe School District Superintendent/Principal

    Natalie Miller is the superintendent/principal of Latrobe School District and was recently honored with the Association of California School Administrator’s (ACSA) 2018 Superintendent/Principal of the Year award. ACSA is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the United States, serving more than 17,000 California educators.

    Superintendent Miller has served in her role since 2014, and under her leadership, Latrobe schools have been recognized with the California School Board Association’s Golden Bell and Gold Ribbon...

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    El Dorado County Foster Youth Receive the Gift of Technology: Their Own Laptops

    00:00 AM - August 23, 2018

    Dr. Ed Manansala and Supervisor Michael Ranalli present a new laptop to Sierra Rivera

    Dr. Ed Manansala and Supervisor Michael Ranalli present a new laptop to Sierra Rivera

    Ten El Dorado County area foster youth were all smiles last Saturday, August 18, 2018, when they received the generous gift of technology -- their very own new laptops. The laptops were given to the youth during a small gathering at the El Dorado County Office of Education in Placerville.

    The new laptops were presented to the youth through...

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    FREE EVENT: Community Observatory’s Perseids Party – Saturday Aug. 11

    00:00 AM - July 24, 2018

    Visitors to the Community Observatory enjoy using the telescopes

    On Saturday, August 11, the Community Observatory will host a FREE meteor shower Perseids Party ($2 parking at Folsom Lake College, El Dorado Center). From 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. families will enjoy: safe sun viewing through solar scopes; activities with Powerhouse Science Museum; displays from Aerojet Rocketdyne; interactive experiments with CSUS Physics Club Members; displays by CSUS Hyperloop; and Kids Zone make and take crafts.

    Featured guest speaker, Jim Hansen, Rocketdyne Mechanical Designer/Engineer from Aerojet, will discuss the...

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    EDCOE's Free Farmers' Market

    00:00 AM - June 28, 2018

    EDCOEs farmer's market diplay of fruits and vegetables

    On Tuesday, June 19, EDCOE team members enjoyed a free farmers’ market. Thanks to a grant from CVT for EDCOE’s Wellbeing Program we were able to provide fresh produce to EDCOE staff. The farmers' market was designed to focus on employee wellness, sparked by discussions with our safety/Wellness Committee. Tables were set up in the EDCOE lunchbox, at Transportation and also at SELPA.  In addition to produce there were also samples of a healthy version of zucchini bread and...

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    Students Enjoy the Fair with the Kids’ Fun Run and Golden Star Student Awards

    00:00 AM - June 21, 2018

    On the first day of the Fair, children participated in the 1K Kids’ Fun Run where they raced against County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, along a course that weaved around the fairgrounds. For some runners, it was their first time; others had been participating for years. After the race, runners received El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) water bottles and congratulatory medals. Among the runners were 3rd-grade Brycen Minton and kindergartener Dreden Minton. This...

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    EDCOE Recognizes Outstanding Individuals through Excellence in Education Award

    00:00 AM - June 01, 2018

    left - Ed Manansala with Bill Harbough and right Ed Manansala with Ginese Quann, excellence in education recipients

    Each year, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) recognizes individuals for hard work that directly or indirectly contributes to providing quality support and services to students, schools, families, and the community. This year two admirable team members were selected to receive the Superintendent’s “Excellence in Education Award,” William (Bill) Harbough, Grounds Maintenance Team Member, and Ginese Quann, Director, El Dorado County Charter SELPA.

    After attending high school...

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    Join Dr. Ed Manansala at the County Fair Kids' Fun Run!

    00:00 AM - May 31, 2018

    Dr. Ed Manansala and Kevin Monsma run with kds at the Fun Run

    On Thursday, June 14, kids 4-12 years of age may enter the El Dorado County Fair for FREE and are invited to participate in a 1K Fun Walk/Run with County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala. Runners will receive a participation ribbon and water bottle (first-come-first-served). Beat the rush and pre-register at the Fair Office – 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville. For questions, please call (530) 621-5860.

    Event Details:
    Thursday, June 14
    El Dorado County...

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    First and Only EDC New Tech Network School located in Georgetown!

    00:00 AM - May 30, 2018

    Group of students next to new sign at the the GT School of Innovation

    An excited community gathering helped Georgetown School educators cut the ceremonial ribbon that ushered in a future filled with promise and a new, exclusive name – GT School of Innovation. The nationally recognized, high-performing New Tech Network (NTN) accepted the school as one of their own after an extensive application process. GT School of Innovation serves 3rd through 6th-grade students who experience project-based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) learning that strengthens...

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    Register Now for Prospective School Board Member Workshop

    00:00 AM - May 29, 2018

    Dr. Ed Manansala speaks to a group of people

    Voters will make many decisions on Election Day in November, including the selection of individuals to fill open seats on school boards throughout the County. The El Dorado County School Boards Association and the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) will host the Prospective School Board Member Workshop for those interested in serving our schools, students, and families. This workshop will take place at EDCOE on June 20, 2018, and provide information regarding the importance and duties...

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    First Eagle Scout Project Completed at the Community Observatory

    00:00 AM - May 25, 2018

    Eagle Scout, Thomas Ridgeway, stands with his Eagle Scout project at the El Dorado Community Observatory

    The first Eagle Scout Project at the Community Observatory in Placerville was recently completed thanks to the dedication and hard work of an El Dorado County student. Eagle Scout Thomas Ridgeway, a senior at Ponderosa High School, worked with Community Observatory team members to complete the endeavor. The project was to construct two benches and an information kiosk to provide seating and act as a posting board for general information, news,...

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    EDCOE Facilities & Maintenance Receives 2018 Excellence in Education Award

    00:00 AM - May 14, 2018

    EDCOE Facilities & Maintenance team is presented the 2018 “Excellence in Education Award” from Dr. Ed Manansala, County Superintendent of Schools.

    Based on their commitment and drive to provide high-quality services, County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, honored the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Facilities and Maintenance team with the Excellence in Education Award for the 2017-18 school year. The award recognizes hard work that contributes to providing quality support and services to students, schools, families, and the community.

    “The Facilities and Maintenance Department...

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    Oak Ridge High School Academic Decathletes Win Many Medals at State!

    00:00 AM - May 11, 2018

    Oak Ridge High School Academic Decathlon team: Coach Jeff Hassian, James Yoon, Mitchell Foster, Chris Tharratt, Nathan Vardas, Colin McBride, Melissa Kinghorn, Hennah Atebar, Evan Millis, Garrett Hassian

    Pictured: Coach Jeff Hassian, James Yoon, Mitchell Foster,  Chris Tharratt, Nathan Vardas, Colin McBride, Melissa Kinghorn, Hennah Atebar, Evan Millis, Garrett Hassian

    Oak Ridge High School’s Academic Decathlon team claimed victory at this year’s El Dorado County Academic Decathlon competition in February and advanced to the state competition held in March. The team of nine students joined more than over 600 Decathletes from...

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    South County Health and Safety Fair Focuses on Saving Lives, Staying Healthy

    00:00 AM - April 16, 2018

    Members of the Somerset and surrounding area communities are invited to the free South County Health and Safety Fair to learn about saving lives and staying healthy. On Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pioneer Elementary School, 6860 Mt. Aukum Rd., Somerset. Healthcare and emergency response agencies are partnering and will host booths with giveaways and games for kids of all ages. Attendees will enjoy helicopter demonstrations, health screenings, CPR training and a free pancake breakfast from 9 – 11 a.m.

    This event is organized by...

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    Sierra School Receives State Civic Learning Award

    00:00 AM - April 12, 2018

    Pictured (left to right): Lydia Stuart (Deputy District Attorney), Jim Ortega (Chief of Police), Dr. Ed Manansala (County Superintendent of Schools), Kassie Cardullo (Deputy District Attorney), Patricia Horn (Sierra School Principal), Honorable Judge Suzanne Kingsbury, Eric Bonniksen (Placerville Union School District Superintendent), District Attorney Vern Pierson

    Pictured (left to right): Lydia Stuart (Deputy District Attorney), Jim Ortega (Chief of Police), Dr. Ed Manansala (County Superintendent of Schools), Kassie Cardullo (Deputy District Attorney), Patricia Horn (Sierra School Principal), Honorable Judge Suzanne Kingsbury, Eric Bonniksen (Placerville Union...

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    Building Resilient Families through Collaboration: El Dorado County Recognizes Community Hubs with Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

    00:00 AM - April 12, 2018

    Community Hub 2 Team (Cameron Park). Pictured (left to right): Shelley Grimwood, BSN, RN, (Public Health Nurse), Jazmine Victoria (Community Health Advocate), Jesus Cordova (Family Engagement Specialist), Marni Price (Early Childhood Literacy Specialist)

    Community Hub 2 Team (Cameron Park). Pictured (left to right): Shelley Grimwood, BSN, RN, (Public Health Nurse), Jazmine Victoria (Community Health Advocate), Jesus Cordova (Family Engagement Specialist), Marni Price (Early Childhood Literacy Specialist)

    Families, community members, and local dignitaries came out to support the official opening of Community Hubs, an innovative and collaborative project...

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    Two EDH Schools Earn Elite State Award

    00:00 AM - April 12, 2018

    California Distinguished School Banner

    Credit: Village Life - Julie Samrick

    The California Department of Education has announced 287 elementary schools as 2018 Distinguished Schools, including two El Dorado Hills schools: Lakeview and Oak Meadow.

    The California Distinguished Schools Program returns after a three-year break and replaces the California Gold Ribbon Schools Program. The program recognizes California elementary schools that have made exceptional gains in implementing academic content and performance standards adopted by the state Board of Education.

    “These schools implement outstanding educational programs and practices that help...

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    EDC School Board and Community Members Recognized

    00:00 AM - April 12, 2018

    Pictured (left to right): Scot Yarnell (EDCSBA President), Molly Smith, Kyle Pellegrini, Jared Parker, Abigail Oberhauser, Dr. Ed Manansala

    Pictured (left to right): Scot Yarnell (EDCSBA President), Molly Smith, Kyle Pellegrini, Jared Parker, Abigail Oberhauser, Dr. Ed Manansala

    At an awards ceremony on March 5, the El Dorado County School Boards Association (EDCSBA) recognized school board and community members for their 2017 contributions. County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, facilitated the presentations and remarked, "Everyone here helps to foster the educational leadership that makes this County...

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    Youth Commissioners Host Board of Supervisors and County Superintendent of Schools

    00:00 AM - March 21, 2018

    Pictured from left to right (from an earlier event this year) are Shayan Habibi, Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, Mackaela Pedersen, Everet Frame, Edith Rivera, and Chistian Seldon.

    Pictured from left to right (from an earlier event this year) are Shayan Habibi, Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, Mackaela Pedersen, Everet Frame, Edith Rivera, and Chistian Seldon.

    The El Dorado County Youth Commission hosted members of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and Dr. Ed Manansala, County Superintendent of Schools, on Monday, February 26 at the commissioners’ annual Pasta Dinner. The...

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    Dr. Ed Manansala: We Stand With Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

    00:00 AM - February 27, 2018

    Dear El Dorado County Community,

    Our hearts go out to the families and educators involved in the tragedy that occurred on February 14, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.  The safety of students and staff is always our top priority, and while we hope that nothing like this happens in our county, we are well prepared.  EDCOE maintains strong partnerships with every public agency in El Dorado County, and we work closely with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, Placerville CHP, Placerville City Police Department and South Lake Tahoe...

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    Oak Ridge High School Wins 2018 Academic Decathlon

    00:00 AM - February 15, 2018

    Oak Ridge High Schools Academic Decathlon team with their coach, Jeff Hassian, and principal Aaron Palm

    On Saturday, February 3, 2018, Oak Ridge High School took first place as a team during this year’s Academic Decathlon, held at Union Mine High School. The Academic Decathlon provides academic competitions that promote learning and academic excellence through teamwork. The program includes students of all academic abilities and achievement levels. Students are tested in the areas of art, economics, essay, interview, literature, math, music, science, social science, and speech, and...

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    Youth Commissioners Join County Supervisors for Annual Shadow Day

    00:00 AM - January 12, 2018

                                   

    Pictured: (left to right) student Grace Salvestrin, Supervisor Shiva Frentzen, student Misbah Shafi, Supervisor John Hidahl, student Dane Sheridan, Chair Michael Ranalli, student Shayan Habibi, Supervisor Brian K. Veerkamp, student Mackaela Pedersen, student Everet Frame, student Edith Rivera, student Christian Selden, and Supervisor Sue Novasel

    Pictured: The board conducts their meeting with their Youth Commission counterparts observing. (left to right) student Misbah Shafi, Supervisor John Hidahl, student Dane Sheridan,...

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    El Dorado County DA Vern Pierson Gives Students Courtroom Experience with Project Lead

    11:00 AM - January 04, 2018

    Project Lead is a program where District Attorney Vern Pierson takes crime prevention from the courtroom to classrooms across the county. This program reaches hundreds of students each year.

     

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    Strong Partnerships Feed Families in Need

    00:00 AM - January 02, 2018

    Brenda Higgins, EDCOE Food Service Supervisor, helped to fill 100 boxes full of food for families in need.

    Brenda Higgins, EDCOE Food Service Supervisor, helped to fill 100 boxes full of food for families in need.

    One of the remarkable things about El Dorado County is our capacity to work together for those in need. Every year, community groups from different sectors take time out of their busy holiday schedules to provide food to families who need it most. This December, 100 families with children in the...

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    Placerville Kiwanis Brings Much Holiday Cheer to Families in Need

    00:00 AM - December 18, 2017

    Placer Food Bank generously delivers pounds of food to the Green Valley Community Church for Kiwanis members to organize into large boxes for families in need. Left to right: Jorge Lupercio (Placer Food Bank), Jean Meyer (Kiwanis), Mary Shoenberger (Placer Food Bank), Rick Van Scoy (GVCC), Carl Hagen (Kiwanis), and Dave Martinez (Executive Director of the Placer Food Bank).

    Placer Food Bank generously delivers pounds of food to the Green Valley Community Church for Kiwanis members to organize into large boxes for families in need. Left to...

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    EdSource Article: One in 4 California school districts required to get county help based on new state performance data

    00:00 AM - December 12, 2017

    Student works at a desk

    CREDIT: ALISON YIN / EDSOURCE (2017)

    Read this article in EdSource to learn how County Offices of Education, along with other entities, are building systems to support continuous improvement efforts in school districts throughout the state of California.

    El Dorado County Superintendent Dr. Ed Manansala, president-elect of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCESA), said that the new approach is “complex but promising. Every year we will be looking at individual subgroup performance that cannot be hidden. That will...

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    Village Life - Brooks basks in Blue Ribbon status

    00:00 AM - December 06, 2017

    William Brooks Elementary School students and principal Kevin Cadden celebrated their National Blue Ribbon Award for school excellence at a special assembly last Friday. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

    William Brooks Elementary School students and principal Kevin Cadden celebrated their National Blue Ribbon Award for school excellence at a special assembly last Friday. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

    By Julie Samrick

    William Brooks Elementary has been recognized as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School, only one of 23 schools in California and one of 341 schools...

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    Charter Home School Academy Students Become Entrepreneurs

    00:00 AM - December 01, 2017

    Olivia Kaihe, Best Marketing Winner, displaying her themed cupcakes

    Olivia Kaihe, Best Marketing Winner, displaying her themed cupcakes

    The Charter Home Study Academy (CHSA) multipurpose room was filled with eager customers traveling from booth to booth and purchasing homemade creations from student business owners. November 16 was CHSA’s annual Craft Faire where transitional kindergarten through eighth-grade students sold holiday decorations, hand-made toys, international cuisine, and more.

    The event, now celebrating its 19th year, exemplifies CHSA’s mission, which emphasizes empowering students by building and applying foundational skills in...

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    EDCOE’s 5th Annual Coat Drive Keeps Students Warm this Winter

    00:00 AM - December 01, 2017

    EDCOE delivers boxes of winter coats to schools across the county to keep children in need warm this winter.

    In an effort to provide new coats to El Dorado County students in need, EDCOE sponsored the 5th Annual Coat Drive. This program is a collaboration of EDCOE and district team members working hand-in-hand with schools to determine and fill the needs of our county’s students. Thank you to the dozens of generous EDCOE Team Members who contributed personal donations to the Annual EDCOE Coat Drive making this effort...

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    Students Teach Students ‘Say No to Tobacco!’

    00:00 AM - November 09, 2017

    Union Mine High School Leadership Student present Tobacco Prevention Training to Mountain Creek middle schoolers

    To reach students on a peer-to-peer level about the dangers of tobacco use, Union Mine High School Leadership students spent a day as teachers at Pleasant Valley School this October. Dressed professionally, these young adults taught 7th and 8th-graders using curriculum from Stanford University’s Tobacco Prevention Toolkit. Lessons were delivered through ice-breaker activities, PowerPoint presentations, and were focused on long-term effects and the marketing methods used to entice children to become addicted...

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    PUSD chooses new Principal of Sierra School

    00:00 AM - November 03, 2017

    Patricia Horn, Principal, Sierra School

    The Placerville Union School District (PUSD) recently selected Patricia Horn as the new Principal of Sierra School. Horn brings with her a wealth of experience as both teacher and administrator with training credentials in Administrative Services, Multiple Subject Teaching, and Master of Arts - Education, Curriculum, and Instruction. “We are very excited for Patty to be part of the PUSD family. The experience and expertise she brings with her will only enhance the exemplary programs we have in place,” expressed Eric Bonniksen,...

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    CDE visits thriving EDCOE Special Services Programs

    00:00 AM - November 03, 2017

    Dana Mendonca, Instructional Assistant Autism, teaches students at Rescue Elementary School socialization and word association.

    Dana Mendonca, Instructional Assistant Autism, teaches students at Rescue Elementary School socialization and word association.

    Over the past few years, El Dorado County Office of Education’s (EDCOE) Special Services Department has placed focus and intentionality on quality instruction and increased capacity for all educators through training and collaboration to improve outcomes for all students. As a result of this strategy’s success in the classroom, the California Department of Education (CDE) was invited...

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    Jail Inmate Receives Diploma

    00:00 AM - November 02, 2017

    David Publicover, Officer Fransen, Raymond Martin, Caroline Earl, and Gary Sutherland celebrate Martin earning his high school diploma.

    Left to right: David Publicover, Officer Fransen, Raymond Martin, Caroline Earl, and Gary Sutherland celebrate Martin earning his high school diploma.

    El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Charter Adult Education programs offer instructional programs that touch adults wherever they are in their education or life circumstances. The wide range of educational options is especially beneficial for adult learners who have been confronted with life challenges. Raymond Martin, a...

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    Watch the new Elevate to El Dorado Video!

    00:00 AM - October 19, 2017

    Watch this video to see why El Dorado County is the perfect place to live and work!

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    EDCOE Community-Based Organization Breakfast Promotes Collaboration

    00:00 AM - October 12, 2017

    Guests look on at the Community-Based Organization Breakfast 2017 hosted by EDCOE

    On October 4, 2017, the El Dorado County Office of Education and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA El Dorado Charter) hosted the 2017 Community-Based Organization “Sharing of Services” Breakfast.  This event provided an exciting opportunity for nonprofit and educational teams to network, learn about services provided by each organization, and strengthen the crucial partnerships that benefit our community.

    As guests entered the building and enjoyed breakfast, a photo show was displayed on a...

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    Cars and Kids Shine Bright at Cops & Rodders

    00:00 AM - October 12, 2017

    Crowd at the Cops & Rodders Show and Shine Fly-In

    On Saturday, September 30, 2017, the Placerville CHP (California Highway Patrol) hosted the Cops & Rodders Show and Shine Fly-In at the Cameron Airpark with community event proceeds benefitting the Placerville CHP Community Fund.

    For the car or airplane enthusiasts, a large showing of new and vintage cars and airplanes were on display. Guests were welcomed with live music, food trucks, and other vendors providing breakfast, lunch, and beverages for purchase. Also on display were numerous law...

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    EDCOE Charter College & Career Prep Provides New Opportunities for Students

    00:00 AM - October 04, 2017

    Charter College & Career Prep Students Bryan Jimenez, Elias Brown, and Alexander Camancho practice mincing in Culinary Arts class.

    Pictured: Bryan Jimenez, Elias Brown, and Alexander Camancho practice mincing in Culinary Arts class.

    The El Dorado County Office of Education’s (EDCOE) Charter College & Career Prep began this school year with a myriad of new services that emphasize early college participation and success with hands-on learning experiences.  The charter alternative program, located on EDCOE’s main campus in Placerville, combined their college and career programs to create more...

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    CHP Taskforce Raises School Traffic Safety Awareness

    00:00 AM - September 26, 2017

    CHP Traffic Safety Enforcement team with vehicles

    To keep students safe during the first days of school and to enhance safety awareness throughout the year, Placerville CHP implemented a special task force that provided extra patrol around campuses in August. The School-Zone: Traffic Safety Enforcement Operation, included Officers Ian Hoey, Mike Powers, Andrew Brown, Brent McElmurry, Brian Schneider, and Sergeant Varao. During this time, Officers issued warnings, but also wrote tickets for traffic violations such as speeding, failure to obey school crossing guards, failure to yield to...

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    CUSD chooses new Assistant Principal of Camino Elementary School and of Camino Polytechnic Charter School

    00:00 AM - August 24, 2017

    Deborah Atkins - new Assistant Principal of Camino Elementary School and Camino Polytechnic

    The Camino Union School District would like to announce the selection of Deborah Atkins as the new Assistant Principal of Camino Elementary School and of Camino Polytechnic – A Science and Natural Resources Charter School (previously known as Camino Science and Natural Resources Charter School). “I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the students, families, and educators of Camino Union School District,” Atkins expressed. “I look forward to promoting the exciting educational...

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    Mountain Democrat/Village Life - Schools report: County students above average

    09:00 AM - July 30, 2017

    Written by Dawn Hodson

    County Superintendent of Schools Ed Manansala

    Saying that El Dorado County students are doing well, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ed Manansala gave a presentation on the state of schools to the Board of Supervisors at its July 25 meeting.

    Serving some 28,000 children, Manansala noted that students in the county’s public schools are scoring better than the state average on the California Assessment of Student Performance Progress in both math and in English language arts.

    In eighth grade, for example, 59 percent of county...

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    El Dorado County Welcomes Students and Parents Back to School (watch video)

    00:00 AM - July 29, 2017

    The 2017-2018 school year is almost here, and educatorswill welcome students back in the coming weeks. Students are ready to begin this year full of curiosity and excitement while educators are harnessing that energy to help each child become successful!

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    Students Discover the Arts and Themselves at Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp

    00:00 AM - July 27, 2017

    Sugarloaf students in their Acoustic Guitar Elective class

    Written by EDCOE Leadership & Communications Intern Kaitlyn Fly

    This year, Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp was home to over 200 campers who traded their phone, tablet, and TV for instruments, cameras, and paintbrushes. For one week, campers explored the arts and enjoyed the surrounding environment of fresh air and pine trees. Campers, ranging from sixth to twelfth grade, spent an average of three and a half hours a day in their major subjects and a little over an hour...

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    County Child Support Director Announces Benefactor of Statewide Association’s Annual Fundraiser

    00:00 AM - July 24, 2017

    Press Release by El Dorado County Chief Administrative Office

    Each year, the Child Support Directors Association of California (CSDA) raises funds to help support a non-profit charity selected by the CSDA president. Next year’s funds will support El Dorado County students identified as homeless by the McKinney-Vento Act through a charity called the Homeless Children Matter Fund.

    “As the incoming president of the CSDA, I have the honor of choosing a worthy non-profit organization to be the beneficiary of the fundraising efforts this year,” said Don Semon, Director of El...

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    El Dorado County Dental Van Brings Dental Care to Students

    13:00 PM - July 23, 2017

    This is the story of the Dental Van, and the wonderful and important services it provides to the students of El Dorado County.

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    EDCOE Personnel Services Receives 2017 Excellence in Education Award

    00:00 AM - July 06, 2017

    EDCOE Personnel Services receives award from Dr. Ed Manansala

    Written by EDCOE Leadership & Communications Intern Kaitlyn Fly

    Because of their commitment and drive to provide high-quality services, County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, honored the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Personnel Services Team with the Excellence in Education Award for the 2016-17 school year. The award recognizes hard work that directly or indirectly contributes to providing quality support and services to students, schools, families, and the community.

    “The Personnel Services Department keeps EDCOE...

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    Dr. Ed Manansala Delivers 2017 U.C. Davis School of Education Commencement Address

    05:00 AM - June 30, 2017

    “I learned in my most formative stage of being an educator that the dream of a child is gold. When a student’s aspirations are articulated, it can become a driving force for a school community.”

    To view Dr. Manansala's Commencement Address Click Here >>

    Dr. Ed Manansala Delivers 2017 U.C. Davis School of Education Commencement Address

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    Montessori Preschool Opens at Valley View Elementary

    00:00 AM - June 27, 2017

    Students participate in engaging activities, like stacking blocks, at the Montessori Preschool at Valley View Elementary in El Dorado Hills.

    The Child Development Program at the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is pleased to announce that they have moved their Montessori State Preschool program to the Valley View campus in El Dorado Hills for the 2017-2018 school year, and the traditional State Preschool program at Valley View moved to the Blue Oak campus. The Child Development Program currently operates a total of six State Preschools, Head...

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    Students Enjoy the Fair with the Kids’ Fun Run and Golden Star Student Awards

    00:00 AM - June 22, 2017

    On the first day of the Fair, over 25 kids of all ages participated in the 1K Kids’ Fun Run where they raced against County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, along a course that weaved around the fairgrounds. For some runners, it was their first time; others had been participating for years. After the race, runners received El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) water bottles and congratulatory ribbons. When...

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    Solid Gold Leadership for GTUSD

    00:00 AM - June 22, 2017

    Solid Gold Leadership for GTUSD

    After serving more than 35 years at Gold Trail Union School District (GTUSD) as a teacher, principal, and superintendent, Joe Murchison deservedly entered retirement at the end of June. He has spent the last several decades cultivating a culture of family at their two school sites – Gold Trail Middle and Sutter’s Mill Elementary Schools. Generation after generation of students returns with their children and grandchildren to teachers who are received more like relatives than educators.

    To commemorate Superintendent Murchison’s contributions, a...

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    Carolyn Strelo-Smith Receives 2016-2017 Excellence in Education Award

    00:00 AM - June 01, 2017

    Carolyn Strelo-Smith stands with County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, and receives the Excellence in Education Award for the 2016-2017 school year.

    Each year, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) recognizes individuals for hard work that directly or indirectly contributes to providing quality support and services to students, schools, families, and the community. One admirable team member is selected to receive the Superintendent’s “Excellence in Education Award”; this year’s recipient is Carolyn Strelo-Smith - a retiring teacher at the Rite of Passage, Sierra...

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    EDCOE Charter Students Receive Regional and National Honors for Their Writing

    00:00 AM - May 31, 2017

    EDCOE Charter Students Receive Regional and National Honors for Their Writing

    The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Charter students recently received Regional, National, and Local awards for their exceptional writing at a dinner hosted by the Fleet Reserve Association.  Each year, the Reserve sponsors a writing contest for 7-12th grade students to promote the spirit of American patriotism among our country’s youth.

    Embracing this year's writing theme, What Memorial Day Means to Me, the Charter students showcased their skills and came away with several awards. ...

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    Hundreds Flock to the Annual Camino School "Spring House"

    00:00 AM - May 30, 2017

    Crowds watch performances outside

    It’s an idyllic spring evening, and hundreds of students, educators, and family members cover Camino School’s campus for their Annual Spring House – a community event that highlights the accomplishments and success of Camino students throughout the year. A variety of booths offer everything from information about the school’s Interact Club to Jamba Juice. The rich smell of BBQ fills the air as John Sanders, of Old Town Grill and Smith Flat House, flips delicious burger patties on a large grill for a...

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    Pasta Dinner Brings Together County Supervisors and Youth Commissioners

    00:00 AM - May 18, 2017

    Group of Youth Commissioners pose for a photo with EDCOE leadership and members of the County Board of Supervisors

    The El Dorado County Youth Commission met with El Dorado County Office of Education Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, members of EDCOE leadership, and members of the County Board of Supervisors on Monday, May 15. The students held their annual pasta dinner with the dignitaries to share the focus of their work this school year and to get feedback from Supervisors and EDCOE representatives, which jointly sponsor...

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    EDHS Leadership Class Hosts Prom Night for Students with Special Needs

    00:00 AM - May 16, 2017

    EDHS Leadership Class Hosts Prom Night for Students with Special Needs

    Union Mine High School students from Shelley Abel-Smith’s Special Education Transition class were invited to join students from Jared Parker’s class at El Dorado High School for a prom and dinner, hosted by the EDHS leadership class on April 21. The students were driven to the event in a limousine donated by Preferred Image Limousine. Dinner was served in an elegant setting at The Foothill Grill, complete with fresh flowers and white tablecloths. Next, the young men and...

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    Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Network at EDCOE Ice Cream Social

    00:00 AM - May 12, 2017

    Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Network at EDCOE Ice Cream Social

    The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Special Services team hosted a lively ice cream social for families with deaf or hard of hearing students, on May 1. Children and families networked with each other, met with members of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing EDCOE team, and were provided with information regarding resources to help them in the future. The ice cream was enjoyed by all while students participated in various activities such...

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    PUSD Multi-Cultural Night Takes Students Around the World

    00:00 AM - May 04, 2017

    PUSD Multi-Cultural Night Takes Students Around the World

    At Placerville Union School District’s (PUSD) annual Multi-Cultural Night in April, the multipurpose room at Schnell School was transformed into an international gathering that greeted several hundred students, educators, families, and community members. The walls were lined with 16 booths that represented countries like Thailand, Germany, Guatemala, and more. Students took passports from table to table to learn interesting information about that particular country, view artwork, instruments, and even taste native snacks. Attendees could also purchase Mexican dishes like...

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    Herbert C. Green Middle School Recognized for High Achievement in Student Success

    00:00 AM - April 28, 2017

    By Mother Lode Union School District

    Herbert C. Green Middle School Recognized for High Achievement in Student Success

    California Schools Selected for Prestigious Honor Roll Issued By a National Campaign of Business and Education Leaders

    Herbert C. Green Middle School in the Mother Lode Union School District in El Dorado County announced on April 18 that our middle school had been selected by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE). Herbert Green is one of 1,866 public schools in California to...

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    Job Fair Attracts Many Potential New Team Members

    00:00 AM - March 16, 2017

    Job Fair Attracts Many Potential New Team Members

    The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) partnered with Brandman University to host an education hiring event for EDCOE county-wide programs and school districts on March 11. Dozens of attendees visited EDCOE and school district booths to collect information about available positions. They also received application instructions for certificated and classified positions, including substitute opportunities. Fair attendees also took advantage of free workshops throughout the day including “How to Become a Substitute,” “Jobs in Early Care and Education,”...

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    Indian Diggings Presents to Board of Education

    00:00 AM - March 13, 2017

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    Charter Career Prep Wins VEX Robotics Competition

    00:00 AM - March 10, 2017

    Charter Career Prep Wins VEX Robotics Competition

    The El Dorado County Office of Education’s Charter Career Prep (CCP) program provides an enriched, hands-on learning culture that develops innovative learners to compete in an ever-changing world. Robotics naturally lends itself to these goals, and the CCP Robotics Team has certainly demonstrated the success of the program’s educational mission for students. The CCP team recently won the prestigious San Joaquin Delta VEX Robotics Competition, the coveted Tournament of Champions title, and the Excellence Award for the most well-rounded Robotics...

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    Charter Adult Education Inspires Students of All Ages to Reach Their Goals

    00:00 AM - February 28, 2017

    Charter Adult Education Inspires Students of All Ages to Reach Their Goals

    The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Charter Adult Education program provides adult learners from every walk of life with a wide range of rich learning experiences tailored to meet their unique needs. The programs have been especially beneficial for adult learners who face a variety of life challenges. One such student is Kristy Arroyo, who attends classes at the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Rancheria. 

    Kristy has faced numerous obstacles in her...

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    New School Dashboard Provides Increased Transparency

    00:00 AM - February 22, 2017

    California’s future success depends on tapping into the potential of all students, so they graduate ready for college, careers, and life. For schools to reach this goal, teachers, parents and the community need clear and useful measures of progress. The new California School Dashboard is a key part of California’s commitment to transparency and continuous improvement. As an accountability tool, the Dashboard will help the state identify schools (including charter schools) and districts needing targeted assistance.

    California is field testing this web-based tool designed to help communities across the state...

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    Inspiration to Action Symposium: Breaking Barriers

    00:00 AM - February 22, 2017

    Inspiration to Action Symposium: Breaking Barriers

    More than 250 educators from across California attended the annual EDCOE Charter SELPA Inspiration to Action Symposium held in San Diego on Thursday, February 16. This year’s theme, Breaking Barriers, focused on system-wide collaboration and practices to meet the needs of students with disabilities. EDCOE Associate Superintendent, David M. Toston, noted, “When we begin planning for this event, we look at current trends and challenges within our educational system. We look for those who are influencing education and how we can...

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    EDCOE Child Development Programs Educate Generations

    00:00 AM - February 15, 2017

    EDCOE Child Development Programs Educate Generations

    The El Dorado County Office of Education’s (EDCOE) Child Development Programs provide high-quality, early child care to students in El Dorado County generation after generation. Head Start Teacher, Sandee Bangs, and Classroom Assistant II, Sandy Maggard, have worked in the program located at Schnell School for decades and have become part of their students’ families. “Past students return to our preschool program with their children, and one of the parents even honored us by naming her little girl Sandra” said Sandee.

    ...

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    Free Spring Education Job Fair – Sat., Mar. 11

    00:00 AM - February 07, 2017

    Free Spring Education Job Fair – Sat., Mar. 11

    The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is partnering with Brandman University to host an education hiring event for EDCOE county-wide programs and school districts. Attendees will receive information and application instructions for certificated and classified positions, including substitute opportunities. Individual programs and school districts will be onsite to answer questions and meet face-to-face with potential new employees. Last year’s job fair was extremely well attended, so don't miss out this year!

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    Oak Ridge High School Wins 2017 Academic Decathlon

    00:00 AM - February 04, 2017

    Oak Ridge High School Wins 2017 Academic Decathlon

    On Saturday, February 4, Oak Ridge High School took first place as a team during this year’s Academic Decathlon, held at Oak Ridge High School. The Academic Decathlon provides academic competitions that promote learning and academic excellence through teamwork. The program includes students of all academic abilities and achievement levels. Students are tested in the areas of art, economics, essay, interview, literature, math, music, science and speech, and it’s capped off with a Super Quiz — the highlight of...

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    Apply Today for Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp!

    00:00 AM - January 31, 2017

    Apply Today for Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp!

    Sugarloaf is an overnight summer camp with two one-week camp sessions that run Sunday-Saturday. Campers live at our camp facility located at the beautiful Sly Park Environmental Education Center in Pollock Pines, California.

    2017 dates for Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp: 

    Session 1- July 9 – July 15, 2017
    Session 2- July 16 - July 22, 2017

    Online applications for the 2017 Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp sessions are available February 1 – February 15, 2017.

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    Youth Commissioners Join County Supervisors for Annual Shadow Day

    00:00 AM - January 26, 2017

    On Tuesday, January 24, the El Dorado County Youth Commission participated in the annual Shadow Day, where the Youth Commissioners joined the County Board of Supervisors during one of the Board’s regularly scheduled meetings.  The students gained valuable insight into how local government operates, how the Board manages issues and policies, and how to run a formal meeting. Misbah Shafi, Youth Commission Chair and a senior at Oak Ridge High School, stated, “It was a great learning experience! We are very appreciative of our Board of Supervisors and the El...

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    $1,000 Donation Provides Lunches to Rescue Students

    00:00 AM - January 09, 2017

    $1,000 Donation Provides Lunches to Rescue Students

    Many students and families at Rescue Union School District (RUSD) received more than presents for Christmas this year when a generous community member donated $1,000 to pay off all outstanding lunch accounts. Balances totaled $766.49 district-wide, and the difference will help to reduce accounts for those students who are unable to pay regularly. “This unexpected gift is one of the many reasons our students are well taken care of at Rescue schools – the community truly cares,” District Superintendent David...

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    Toys for Tots brings Christmas to Children in Need

    00:00 AM - December 21, 2016

    Toys for Tots brings Christmas to Children in Need

    The weekend before Christmas, volunteers from the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office, Explorers, STARs, Placerville CHP, Police Department, Kiwanis, EDCOE, and school districts sorted more than 20,000 toys and created a massive Santa's Workshop for more than 1,000 families in need. Toys were collected in large Toys for Tots bins placed throughout the County, and generous community members filled them to the brim with new toys for all ages. This collaborative effort ensured that thousands of children will...

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    Students Earn College Credit at EDCOE Charter Alternative Programs

    00:00 AM - December 15, 2016

    Students Earn College Credit at EDCOE Charter Alternative Programs

    The El Dorado County Office of Education Charter Alternative Programs have launched a special college and career readiness program that provides the opportunity for Charter students to enroll in college courses while still completing their high school diploma.   The program, which is offered in partnership with the Folsom Lake College El Dorado Center, allows the Charter students to take community college courses concurrently during high school while earning both college and high school credits.

    “We are in...

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    Charter University Prep presents “Treasure Island”

    00:00 AM - December 08, 2016

    Charter University Prep presents “Treasure Island”

    Performances: Thursday, December 8, Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10  

    The Charter University Prep Drama Department is excited to present the timeless story Treasure Island, adapted by Ken Ludwig from Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel. We invite you to support our students by attending performances Thursday and Friday, December 8 and 9 at 7 p.m., or a special matinee on Saturday, December 10 at 5 p.m. Performances will take place in the gym at the Charles Brown Campus, 6520 Oak Dell Road,...

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    The EDCOE Coat Drive Keeps Children Warm

    00:00 AM - November 29, 2016

    The EDCOE Coat Drive Keeps Children Warm

    Every year, the EDCOE Coat Drive collects donations and distributes them throughout the County to children in need. Schools and county-wide programs assist in obtaining requests for sizes and distributing the coats. This year, 114 children will stay nice and warm because of the generosity of EDCOE team members and community members. Thank you to everyone who donated!

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    CHSA’s Craft Faire Turns Students into Entrepreneurs

    00:00 AM - November 28, 2016

    CHSA’s Craft Faire Turns Students into Entrepreneurs

    The Charter Home Study Academy (CHSA) multipurpose room was filled with eager customers traveling from booth to booth and purchasing homemade creations from student business owners. November 17 was the 19th Annual Craft Faire, where transitional kindergarten through eighth-grade students sold holiday decorations, bracelets, paintings, apple cider, food, and more. The project exemplifies CHSA’s mission, which emphasizes empowering students by building foundational skills and then applying those skills in ways that make learning engaging, relevant, and fun.

    “Students gain valuable...

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    Students in Need Receive Clothes through Operation School Bell

    00:00 AM - November 14, 2016

    Students in Need Receive Clothes through Operation School Bell

    On a recent brisk, clear, October Saturday morning, 80 students shopped for warm, comfortable, school appropriate clothing at the El Dorado Hills Target. Parents and grandparents were very appreciative of Operation School Bell – a program made possible by the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills. One grandmother brought both of her elementary school grandchildren who were able to choose coats for the upcoming winter season. “Programs like this make such a difference in the lives of these children,”...

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    El Dorado High School Grad Becomes Eagle Scout

    00:00 AM - November 03, 2016

    El Dorado High School Grad Becomes Eagle Scout

    Kyle Konetchy belongs to Troop 170 from Pollock Pines and became an Eagle Scout at his Court of Honor on Saturday, October 29. The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Placerville was filled with supportive loved ones, community members, and Scouts from every generation. The ceremony lasted for one hour and was directed by the troop’s Scoutmaster, Matt Werts, and Master of Ceremonies, Eagle Scout, William Kinser. Many people spoke of Kyle’s dedication to the organization and passion for...

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    Georgetown Students Experience Healthy Living with Experts

    00:00 AM - October 24, 2016

    Georgetown Students Experience Healthy Living with Experts

    Several dozen fifth and sixth-grade students made the trip from Georgetown to visit the Sherwood Demonstration Garden and Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm in Placerville for a day of unique healthy living lessons. At the Demonstration Garden, children learned about native plants, crushed grapes with their hands, and took interesting pictures to express themselves in a PhotoVoice project. The trip was facilitated by teacher, Annie Brown, and Monica Drazba of U.C. Cal Fresh. “It is great for them to...

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    Placerville Kiwanis Club Installs New Leadership

    00:00 AM - October 20, 2016

    Placerville Kiwanis Club Installs New Leadership

    The Kiwanis Club of Placerville is pleased to announce the installation of new officers for the 2016-17 school year. These community leaders help to mobilize volunteers from the Club’s 70 members to produce a variety of projects and events that benefit the children of El Dorado County. Incoming President Carl Hagen remarked at the installation dinner, “We are appreciative of those who have served during the past year and look forward to what we will accomplish together in the future.”

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    El Dorado County Students Run For The Gold!

    00:00 AM - October 05, 2016

    El Dorado County Students Run For The Gold!

    Over 200 students from across El Dorado County ran 1K/2K/5K races on Saturday, September 26, during the Run for the Gold! – a fundraising race benefitting the Boys and Girls Club Western Slope. Students in grades 1-8 traversed courses on Union Mine High School’s picturesque campus and were applauded by the audience at the finish line.

    Every student who completed the course received a gold medal. AnnaKate Allen, Silva Valley Elementary School first-grader expressed, “This is my first gold...

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    Students Travel Back in Time on Mini Miners’ Days

    00:00 AM - October 03, 2016

    Students Travel Back in Time on Mini Miners’ Days

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    The 2016 World Gold Panning Championships was a week-long celebration of El Dorado County history and culture, as more than 400 contestants from 21 different countries competed at the Fairgrounds. One of the hallmark events was on Monday and Tuesday for Mini Miners’ Days, where almost 1,500 4th-grade students from across El Dorado County visited the competition site. “Good morning....

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    EDCOE Preschool Opens at Sutter’s Mill Elementary School

    00:00 AM - September 28, 2016

    EDCOE Preschool Opens at Sutter’s Mill Elementary School

    The beginning of this school year brought many new and exciting things to El Dorado County, including a new State Preschool. The preschool program is administered by the Child Development Program at El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) and is located at Sutter’s Mill Elementary School near Lotus. Mary Viegas, Executive Director of EDCOE Child Development Programs, facilitated the installation and explained, “Increased parent interest prompted EDCOE’s Child Development Programs to establish this flexible and convenient preschool...

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    El Dorado Smiles Dental Van Coming to a School Near You

    00:00 AM - September 23, 2016

    El Dorado Smiles Dental Van Coming to a School Near You

    Written By: El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency

    El Dorado County is celebrating the arrival of the El Dorado Smiles Dental Van to local schools. The dental van will provide comprehensive dental care at school sites, with a primary focus on children ages zero through 18. The dental van will be operated by the El Dorado Community Health Centers as part of their recently expanded dental health services, and is supported collaboratively by El Dorado...

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    EDCOE Honored with Patriot Awards

    00:00 AM - August 18, 2016

    EDCOE Honored with Patriot Awards

    Written by EDCOE Leadership and Communications Intern Devin Johnson

    The National Guard recently presented Patriot Awards to EDCOE and two Child Development Program supervisors for going above and beyond to support an employee whose husband serves in the National Guard Reserve. Any member of the National Guard, Reserve, or the spouse of a member may nominate an employer who has provided guidance, commitment, and support to them or their family. EDCOE, Assistant Director of Child Development Programs Gail Healy, and Disabilities/Mental Health...

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    El Dorado County Recognized for Endeavors in Early Childhood Education

    00:00 AM - August 05, 2016

    El Dorado County Recognized for Endeavors in Early Childhood Education

    Written by EDCOE Leadership and Communications Intern Hannah Van Vleet

    EDCOE is pleased to announce that First 5 El Dorado’s Executive Director Kathleen Guerrero and El Dorado County Child Care and Education Planning Council’s Coordinator Elizabeth Blakemore were recognized by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson for their work with the Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge Grant. The Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) supports states’ efforts to increase the percentage of low-income...

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