18th Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards

Award Ceremony to Take Place May 9

QYLAThe Queer Youth Leadership Awards recognizes queer youth and allies across Santa Cruz County for being leaders within their community. Join in celebrating and honoring these leaders on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 5:30 pm at San Lorenzo Valley High School in Felton.

Schedule of the event:
5:30 pm Community Resource Fair
6:00 pm Catered Buffet Dinner
7:00 pm Awards Ceremony
Community Dance to Follow

Click here to buy your tickets.

2015 Eddy Awards Tickets Still Available – Event on April 28th

Tickets on sale now!

The Eddy Awards.web

Awardees have been announced!  To see this year’s winners, please follow this link.

Please follow this link to buy tickets for the event on April 28 at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center.  Ceremony begins at 7 pm. Doors open at 6 pm.   

Visit the Eddy Awards page to learn more about the awards, categories and past honorees.

2015 Eddy Awards Winners Announced

Tickets to Event Still Available

The Eddy Awards.web The Santa Cruz Education Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 Eddy Award winners:

Outstanding Teacher

  • Grades 9-12: Cathy Warner, Harbor High School
  • Grades 6-8:  Jeff Singson, Branciforte Middle School
  • Grades 4-5:  Katrina Haeger, Bay View and Westlake Elementary Schools
  • Grades K-3: Claudia Riege, Gault Elementary School

Roseann Coonerty Layne Inspiring Teacher Award

  • Bryn Loosley, Mission Hill Middle School

Unsung Hero

  • Staff Member: Rosalie Limas, Westlake Elementary School
  • Volunteer: Joe Culver, DeLaveaga Elementary/Branciforte Middle School

Wellness Award 

  • Kate Rascon, Playworks Coach, Bay View Elementary School

Special Foundation Award(s)

  • Santa Cruz City Schools Librarians
  • Michael Vahradian, Harbor High School

School of the Year

  • Westlake Elementary

Community Supporter of the Year

  • Individual:  John Wasserburger, Soquel High School
  • Organization/Business:  Santa Cruz Warriors

Innovation Award

  • Katie Harper, Santa Cruz High School

Visit the Eddy Awards page to learn more about the awards, categories and past honorees.

Please follow this link to buy tickets for the event on April 28 at Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Doors open at 6 pm.  Event starts at 7 pm.

Santa Cruz High Gets New Security Gates

Safety fencing now surrounds school

Santa Cruz High will soon have new security gates to secure the quad and upper campus from vandalism and trespassers. The Santa Cruz High Safety Task Force initiated the proposal for the security gates last year in response to complaints by staff and neighbors of increasing vandalism and vagrancy on the Santa Cruz High campus. The proposal was intended to provide improved security while also maintaining the iconic beauty of the campus. The plan called for five gates to be installed with architectural grade decorative iron fencing in the visible areas of campus and small link vinyl fencing in the rear and sides. The gates will be closed during evenings and weekends but remain open throughout the school day.


There is still a need to address security on the Laurel Street area of lower campus and the area near the Alumni building on Lincoln Street. Trevor Miller, Director of Facilities for Santa Cruz City Schools, assures parents that he and his staff are aware of these issues and the need to address the security of lower campus. Mr. Miller also hopes that other Santa Cruz City Schools campuses will embrace the community safety effort model started by Santa Cruz High.

Read more about the process to get the fencing and gates here.

Gault Elementary School presents Spanish Language Book Fair

Let’s Read in Spanish!  At Gault Elementary School

Thursday March 19 –  Tuesday, March 24: 8:00am – 3:30pm

  • Special Events:
    • Last Day Special Hours: Tuesday, March 24: 8:30– 6:00 pm
    • Family Art Night Thursday, March 19: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
    • Adult Coffee and Book Browsing Friday, March 20: 8:30– 9:30 amgault spanish book fair 2015

At the Book Fair:

  • Books in Spanish from Spain, Mexico, Argentina and other countries.
  • Series: Katie Kazoo, Kika Superbruja, Gerónimo Stilton, Barco de Vapor, Cómics.
  • Story books, bilingual books, learning materials, music CD´s and reference books.

Questions? Contact Barbara Lawrence: 429-3856 x1003.  Cash, credit cards and checks accepted.  20% of the total sales will be donated to the Gault Elementary school library.  For more information on the book fair, please follow this link.


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