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

05:00 AM - October 13, 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.”

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

Transcript of Dr. Manansala's Commencement Address

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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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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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Join Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Manansala, at the El Dorado County Fair Kids’ Fun Run!

00:00 AM - June 01, 2017

Kids run at the Fair with Dr. Ed Manansala

On Thursday, June 15, 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, lanyard, 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 15
El Dorado County Fairgrounds - 100...

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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,...

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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...

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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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EDC School Board and Community Members Recognized

00:00 AM - March 09, 2017

EDC School Board and Community Members Recognized

At an awards ceremony on March 6, the El Dorado County School Boards Association (EDCSBA) recognized school board and community members for their 2016 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 such a special place. Thank you and congratulations."

The keynote speaker of the evening was Brent Malicote, Director of the California Department of Education's new Standards Support Office. Brent served as...

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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!

Saturday, March 11, 2017
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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. 

Click here for more information,...

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Apply for the Edna Miller Continuing Education Scholarship 2017

00:00 AM - January 30, 2017

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist women who are actively pursuing the goal of a career in education. This goal must be either an initial educational credential or an additional credential/degree.  This scholarship is only intended for nonmembers of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.  Applicants may reapply each year.  The amount of the 2017 scholarship is $500. Please postmark application by April 20, 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

Watch the video here >>

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. My name is Dr. Ed Manansala, County Superintendent of Schools, and...

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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...

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El Dorado County Reads for the Record

00:00 AM - September 26, 2016

El Dorado County Reads for the Record

El Dorado County will once again participate in the Read for the Record campaign on Thursday, October 27. Children in preschool, transitional kindergarten and kindergarten will read The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach, as part of the world’s largest shared reading experience. The book is a classic tale of a bear’s epic journey and the mystery surrounding one delicious sandwich! Books will be placed in the hands of many children across the country, and adults are encouraged to join the...

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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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Run for the Gold Registration Now Open!

00:00 AM - August 15, 2016

Run for the Gold Registration Now Open!

The Boys & Girls Club Western Slope and EDCOE proudly present the second annual Run for the Gold on Saturday, September 24, at Union Mine High School. This 1K/2K/5K run/walk is professionally chipped and free to all El Dorado County 1st through 8th-grade students. All student runners will receive a race t-shirt, runner bag, professionally chipped runner bib, and medal.

Event details:

  • Saturday, September 24, 2016
  • Union Mine High School – 6530 Koki Lane, El Dorado
  • 1K/2K/5K run/walk
  • 9:00...

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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 and...

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    Death Ride Challenges R.O.P. Students

    00:00 AM - August 04, 2016

    Death Ride Challenges R.O.P. Students

    Written by EDCOE Leadership and Communications Intern Tyler Marchini

    This July, four students and three staff members tackled the infamous 129-mile Death Ride and represented their school – the EDCOE Rite of Passage (R.O.P.) Charter High School located in Minden, Nevada. Rite of Passage didn’t leave their contributions on the race track, as student volunteers encouraged riders and filled water bottles at a water station.

    Sponsored by the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce, the Death Ride attracts 3,500 riders annually. The breathtaking...

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    El Dorado County Teacher Credential Program - EDCOE to Host Informational Meetings

    00:00 AM - August 04, 2016

    El Dorado County Teacher Credential Program - EDCOE to Host Informational Meetings

    In partnership with Brandman University, EDCOE is offering a flexible, local teacher credential program. Those interested are invited to attend one of four informational meetings to learn about program requirements and costs. 

    Meeting Details:

    Dates: Monday, Aug. 8; Wednesday, Aug. 24; Thursday, Sept. 8; Wednesday, Sept. 28
    Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
    Location: EDCOE – 6767 Green Valley Rd., Placerville, Conf. Rm. D-4
    Cost: Free-of-charge

    RSVP to Stefany Gower at 530-295-2273 or sgower@edcoe.org 

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    Open Enrollment Charter Alternative Programs

    00:00 AM - July 21, 2016

    Open Enrollment Charter Alternative Programs

    Charter Home Study Academy   

    Learn more about Charter Home Study Academy at this informal gathering in the library at the Charles Brown Educational Center (6520 Oak Dell Road, El Dorado), August 4, at 6:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to ask questions in a small group, make student assessment appointments and enroll for classes. We can’t wait to meet you! 

    For more information about the program, click here >>

    Charter Career Prep  

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    Community Observatory’s FREE Birthday Celebration – Saturday, August 13

    00:00 AM - July 19, 2016

    Written by EDCOE Leadership and Communications Intern Tyler Marchini

    Community Observatory’s FREE Birthday Celebration – Saturday, August 13

    The Community Observatory is turning 10 years old, and you’re invited to a FREE overnight party on Saturday, August 13, starting at 7 p.m. and ending on Sunday at 7 a.m.! Families and children will enjoy the Perseid meteor shower, partake in Milky Way Galaxy telescope viewing, have fun playing games, make birthday cards, crowns, and more. Jamba Juice will sell refreshments between 7 and 9 p.m., with a...

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    Students Receive Excellence in Education Awards at the Fair

    00:00 AM - June 20, 2016

    El Dorado County student receives prize at the El Dorado County Office of Education Education booth

    At the end of every school year, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) gives Excellence in Education Awards to students who have demonstrated their commitment to learning, becoming well-rounded, and giving back. More than 5,000 students received an award certificate and a complimentary pass to the El Dorado County Fair, where they received additional prizes and struck a pose in the photo booth. Individual schools determined criteria to recognize...

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    Proud Adult Students Achieve their High School Diplomas

    00:00 AM - June 02, 2016

    Proud Adult Students Achieve their High School Diplomas

    Twenty-four adult graduates received their diplomas at one of the most inspirational ceremonies in El Dorado County on Tuesday, May 31. The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) offers support and services to students of all ages, and the Adult Education Programs allow individuals to complete a variety of educational milestones that otherwise may have seemed out of reach. Principal Gary Sutherland oversees the Adult Education Programs and gave these words of encouragement, “We acknowledge you for a...

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