Thursday, September 16, 2021

Education

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WCCUSD students inspire at Chevron Richmond scholarship ceremony

When Sukari Wright’s mother gave her The Dream Keeper by Langston Hughes, her life changed. The Middle College High senior was 12 years old at the time, and “it was the first book I...
National program aims to boost postsecondary student success in Richmond

Middle College High named 2019 Distinguished School

Middle College High was one of seven schools in Contra Costa County, and among 162 middle and high schools in the state, to be named as a 2019 Distinguished School by State Superintendent of...
the USDA, Bio-Rad, UC Berkeley

50 local industry professionals help judge WCCUSD STEM Fair

The East Bay is filled with scientists. For scientific proof of this, observe the judging portion of the annual West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Secondary STEM Fair. Last week, about 50 local professionals...

Summit K2 juniors channel Don Draper to effect change

Mad Men? Almost. Teen students at Summit K2 in El Cerrito recently exercised their inner Don Draper (the professional one, not the martini drinking one) in coming up with advertising pitches in their Advanced Placement...
4 WCCUSD teachers surprised with Teaching Excellence awards

4 WCCUSD teachers surprised with Teaching Excellence awards

Four teachers have been announced as the West Contra Costa Public Education Fund’s 2019 Teaching Excellence award winners. They are Nystrom Elementary School Kindergarten teacher Fernanda Gonzalez Hausske, Pinole Valley High School Health Sciences teacher Dan...

Mister Phillips: voting rights and charter schools

By Mister Phillips The agenda for the Feb. 27, 2019, meeting of the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education is now online. Here are two highlights.   First, the board may adopt in closed...
Oakland A’s, Chevron hit home run for STEM education

Oakland A’s, Chevron hit home run for STEM education

The Science of Baseball program presented by Chevron is not only hitting home runs in Bay Area classrooms, but also in the heart of downtown Oakland. Last month, the...
Chevron Richmond donates $30K to WCCUSD distance learning initiatives

Community meeting to discuss ideas to improve Stege Elementary

Help West Contra Costa Unified School District "re-imagine" Richmond's Stege Elementary. Families are asked to join the district's Board of Education in a community conversation on ways to better...
Dr. Mayra Padilla of Contra Costa College (photo above) about the importance of college and life experiences. Padilla received her PhD in Neuroscience from U.C. Berkeley and was a lead researcher at Stanford for a time before becoming an educator.

Apply now for Chevron’s Somos Employee Network college scholarship

For an 11th consecutive year, the Somos Employee Network at Chevron Richmond is offering $1,000 scholarships to qualifying high school seniors. The application process is currently open, with a...

County hosting teacher recruitment fair on Feb. 23

The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) is set to hold its annual Teacher/Certificated Staff Recruitment Fair on Saturday, Feb. 23. The free event will run from 9...

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Classic car show revs up for Pinole return

Classic car show revs up for Pinole return

By Kathy Chouteau “Pinole’s Annual Classic Car Show” is cruising back into town Sun., Sept. 26 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., with downtown Pinole...
Moving Forward awards 7 local youth leaders with scholarships

Moving Forward awards 7 local youth leaders with scholarships

By Kathy Chouteau Moving Forward, an organization aiming to make a positive impact on the community through initiatives on health, academics and community service, hosted...
West Contra Costa communities might be just a little bit quieter after police in Pinole seized over a dozen M-1000 type illegal explosives during a bust involving a stolen vehicle early this morning. At 2:50 a.m., officers located a stolen vehicle in the 1400 block of Fitzgerald Drive and took the driver into custody without incident, police said. "Upon a search of the vehicle, officers located a clear plastic bag that contained what appeared to be at least a dozen M-1000 type illegal explosives," police said. "The area was cordoned off for safety and Walnut Creek PD's Bomb Squad responded to the scene. Bomb Squad Officers recovered the illegal explosives and verified they contained flash powder. [Fifteen] M-1000 type explosives were recovered from the vehicle."

Pinole police seize M-1000 fireworks from stolen vehicle

West Contra Costa communities might be just a little bit quieter after police in Pinole seized over a dozen M-1000 type illegal explosives during...