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Mock Trial Moving to Weekends in Support of Student Wellbeing

Mock Trial Moving to Weekends in Support of Student Wellbeing

  • 10/16/2023 12:46:00 PM
For the first time in its over 40-year history, the annual Ventura County Mock Trial competition is moving to weekends. Mock Trial has previously been held over four weeknights at the Ventura County courthouse and the competition often lasts late into the night. Moving the competition to weekends means students will no longer have to stay up late on school nights. It will also make transportation easier for students and their families. Parents will be less likely to need time off from work to dr...
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Focus on Education - October 2023

Focus on Education - October 2023

  • 10/6/2023 9:39:00 AM
Dr. Morales visits DC • Students Trained as Wellness Peers • Maximizing Safety in Schools • Calling All Student Artists! • Forum Highlights Fentanyl Dangers • Migrant Speech & Debate Tournament • Hispanic Heritage Month • Safe Firearm Storage Saves Lives • Multilingual Education Project • Coats Needed for Homeless Kids
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Focus on Education - August 2023

Focus on Education - August 2023

  • 8/28/2023 2:52:00 PM
Back-to-School 2023-24 • Middle School Wellness Centers • Keeping Kids Safe at School • Fentanyl Town Hall Meeting • 2023-24 Competitions & Events • Binational Program Serves Children of Migrant Farmworkers • “Stuffing the Bus” for Homeless Kids
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A Back to School Message from Superintendent Morales

A Back to School Message from Superintendent Morales

  • 8/16/2023 8:45:00 AM
Ventura County’s new school year kicked off on August 8 in Oak Park, the first local school district to welcome students to class for 2023-2024. By the end of the month, all 20 Ventura County school districts, serving about 125,000 students, will have started their new year.
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Binational Summer Program Serves Children of Migrant Farm Workers

Binational Summer Program Serves Children of Migrant Farm Workers

  • 7/19/2023 11:49:00 AM
Educational agencies on both sides of the US/Mexico border are teaming up to provide summer learning opportunities for children of migrant farm workers in Ventura County. Students in grades two through six are taking classes in math, English and computer coding at the Bilingual Summer Institute, being held this July at Somis Elementary School. A unique aspect of the program is that two visiting teachers from Mexico are incorporating cultural enrichment into the lessons to help students learn abo...
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Ventura County Class of 2023 Finds Success Despite Pandemic Challenges

Ventura County Class of 2023 Finds Success Despite Pandemic Challenges

  • 6/8/2023 4:30:00 PM
The students graduating from Ventura County high schools in 2023 had anything but a typical experience. They were in the second half of their freshman year when the pandemic forced classrooms to close. They had to adapt to distance learning and all of the challenges that went along with it. Many faced the ordeal of seeing loved ones pass away or fall ill from COVID-19. And when in-person instruction resumed, social distancing and masking became a part of their daily routines. Despite it all...
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Graduating from High School in the Age of COVID-19

Graduating from High School in the Age of COVID-19

  • 6/6/2023 3:54:00 PM
Dillon May doesn’t hesitate when asked about the biggest challenge he faced during his four years at Moorpark High School. “Definitely the pandemic was a tough one, being locked up for all of that time,” he says. “Especially during high school when it’s supposed to be the most fun years of your life.”
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He’s the First in His Family to Head to College

He’s the First in His Family to Head to College

  • 6/5/2023 4:08:00 PM
Osvaldo Jimenez is the son of Mexican immigrants who made sure he knew the value of education at an early age. In his elementary years, they took him to the local library for tutoring in English and math. And they worked overtime in their jobs at restaurants and construction sites to make sure he’d be able to attend college.
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16-Year-Old Grad is Headed to UC Irvine to Study Medicine

16-Year-Old Grad is Headed to UC Irvine to Study Medicine

  • 6/5/2023 8:16:00 AM
Graduating from high school at age 16 is impressive enough, but Brinda Garikapati is doing it after arriving in the US as a seventh grader who spoke little English. Brinda had been living in India with relatives before moving to Simi Valley to be with her parents.
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