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.

Jeff Tse Gallery Opening Benefiting the Santa Cruz Education Foundation

Friday, April 3rd  4 pm – 10 pm

Café Iveta 2125 Delaware Ave. Santa Cruz


Please join us at the First Friday Jeff Tse Gallery Opening.  Cafe Iveta will donate 10% of Cafe Sales and Jeff Tse will donate 20% of art sales during the opening evening  to the Santa Cruz Education Foundation.  To read more about Jeff Tse’s art, please follow this link. He will be displaying his works of nature ( sand, wood, rock, botanical) at the event.

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Help FoodWhat Build an Outdoor Gathering Space for Youth

FoodWhat Launches “Raise the Roof” Campaign

RaisetheRoof_LogoFoodWhat has launched a crowd-funding campaign to help build a gathering space for youth on the FoodWhat farm. This is FoodWhat’s first capital campaign and its first experiment with crowd-funding. You can help support the effort by donating through Raise the Roof!  The campaign is off to a good start, having raised 36% of the $12,500 goal with just under three weeks left.
FoodWhat is a youth empowerment program using food, through sustainable agriculture and health, as the vehicle for growing strong, healthy, and inspired teens. FoodWhat staff members partner with low-income and at-risk youth to grow, cook, eat, and distribute healthy, sustainably-raised food and address food justice issues in the community.

Libraries Benefit from 2014 Holiday Book Drive

Partnership with Bookshop Santa Cruz yields over $4,800 in books and gifts

The annual Holiday Book Drive, a partnership between Bookshop Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Education Foundation and Santa Cruz City Schools libraries, was again a success. This year, community members donated more that $4,800 in books and gift cards to our school libraries. In addition to the libraries of Santa Cruz City Schools, the drive benefited libraries in the Pajaro Valley and Scotts Valley school districts.

In January, we proudly delivered the books and gift cards to a gathering of our grateful school librarians.

Pictured below:  Students at Soquel High checking out the new books from the Holiday Book Drive.   

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