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Press releases issued by the Sonoma County Office of Education and other news items related to Sonoma County schools are included here. Do you have questions about a story on this page or are you a member of the media seeking information for an article? Please contact Communications Specialist Jamie Hansen at or call her at 707-524-2620.

Congratulations to Leslie Edmonds, April Teacher of the Month

04/20/2018 - Leslie EdmondsLeslie Edmonds, a teacher for visually impaired students with the Sonoma County Office of Education, has been named Sonoma County Teacher of the Month for April 2018. The monthly award honors one of Sonoma County's most outstanding teachers from October through May. It is sponsored by the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), K-HITS 1049, and Community First Credit Union (CFCU), with additional support from Platinum Chevrolet. Read More...

Celebrating Classified School Employees

04/20/2018 - The Sonoma County finalists for the statewide Classified School Employee of the Year (CSEY) program were announced April 19 at a reception held at the Sonoma County Office of Education. These dedicated school employees were nominated by their districts for the important roles they play in creating and maintaining positive school environments for the students of Sonoma County. They received extensive praise from supervisors and colleagues for their heroism during a particularly difficult year for Sonoma County schools.


Student Ingenuity on Display in Robotics Contest

04/19/2018 - More than 400 elementary and middle school students from grades 4-8 will show off their hard work and technical prowess at the sixteenth annual Sonoma County Robotics Challenge on Saturday, May 5. Student teams from 28 schools will compete in eight events that require skill in robot design and programming. Read More...

North Bay Makers to host Open House and Dedication Event for 180 Studios community makerspace

04/16/2018 - Local nonprofit organization North Bay Makers will hold a ceremony on Saturday, April 21 to dedicate its 180 Studios makerspace on Todd Road in Santa Rosa. Inspired by the hands-on approach to innovation, education, and creativity that is becoming well-known nationally as the Maker Movement, the 15,000 square-foot venue has been developed to support local industrial arts, creative arts, engineering, and design.

“The official opening of this incredible community resource marks an exciting opportunity for community members, including students, to get involved with making and maker education,” said Dan Blake, Director of Innovation and Partnerships at the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) and a 180 Studios board member.


Fourth-Annual Five-Minute Film Festival Showcases Inspiring Student Work

04/13/2018 - The fourth-annual Five-MInute Film Festival, held April 9 at Third Street Cinemas in downtown Santa Rosa, featured the top 15 student films in the county in a night that began with a glamorous walk down the red carpet for the student filmmakers. To earn a spot at the prestigious event, students created and submitted short videos on the theme of community in school-wide contests. Schools selected and submitted their five best films, for a total of 70 submissions across the county. Read More...

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