David Weir principal recognized by local ACSA Charter – Daily Republic

By Susan Hiland

Alison Guernsey has been selected as the Elementary School Administrator of the Year by the Solano Charter of the Association of California Administrators.

Guernsey, a principal at David Weir K-8 Preparatory Academy in the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District, was recognized for her leadership in welcoming students back to campus while meeting the challenges of staffing shortages and Covid-19 disruptions.

She was nominated by her peers.

Source: David Weir principal recognized by local ACSA Charter

Back-to-school event organizers seek volunteers, donations – Daily Republic

By Susan Hiland

The Fairfield-Suisun School District will once again host a Back-to-School Resource Fair for more than 1,500 of our community’s most vulnerable students and families.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Fairfield.

This event wouldn’t be possible without the support of the community, the school district reports while asking anyone who would like to volunteer to give the district a call. Organizers are also looking for donations and have created a registry of items needed.

Source: Back-to-school event organizers seek volunteers, donations

Sem Yeto High School Sends Students off to a Brighter Future – Daily Republic

By Nicole Langarica

The temperature was already headed towards the 80s on Thursday morning, heating up the spirits of the 84 students graduating from Sem Yeto High School.

Inside Fairfield High School’s Schaefer Stadium, families and friends fanned themselves with paper programs while waving and cheering as their favorite graduates walked in to take their seats on the field. In her welcome address, Superintendent Kris Corey thanked Sem Yeto graduates for taking advantage of the school and its learning opportunities, naming each student a miracle for achieving this significant milestone.

Source: Good News: Sem Yeto High School Sends Students off to a Brighter Future

Armijo High Class of 2022 Together on Campus for the Last Time – Daily Republic

By Nicole Langarica

Armijo High School graduate and valedictorian Melissa Theodorus addressed her fellow Royals, recounting each student’s unique journey on the path to this milestone. In her speech, Melissa reminded all in attendance, “It’s important to be proud of who you are and where you come from.” As a pre-med bioengineering major at UC Berkeley, Theodorus hopes to conduct research and focus on cell and tissue engineering.

The Royals Class of 2022 graduated five valedictorians, including Theodorus. Nicole Go, Ria Patel, and sisters Faustina and Flora Wan each left compelling messages with their peers. These five high achievers were a part of a graduating class of 520 students who were lauded by friends, family, and Armijo High School staff for this academic achievement that Superintendent Kris Corey said embodied the “pride and spirit of those graduating from Armijo High School.”

Source: Good News: Armijo High Class of 2022 Together on Campus for the Last Time

Fairfield High School Falcons Ready to Leave the Nest – Daily Republic

By Nicole Langarica

Staff, families, and loved ones gathered at Schaefer Stadium Thursday evening for the 54th Commencement Ceremony that would send 354 falcons soaring into their bright futures.

The graduating class of 2022 has much to celebrate. Students are committed to attending UC Schools, State Schools, and community colleges. Each of the four military branches will have falcons in its ranks. Sixty students have earned athletic and academic scholarships totaling $50,000. Many will enter the trades and local workforce ready to enrich the communities in which they live.

Source: Good News: Fairfield High School Falcons Ready to Leave the Nest

Fairfield-Suisun Adult School equips 43 adults with the tools for a better future – Daily Republic

By Kris Corey

Families, friends, and loved ones gathered Thursday afternoon at Willow Hall in Fairfield to beat the heat and celebrate a momentous occasion as 43 graduates donned blue caps and gowns to receive their High School Diplomas or GEDs.

Many of these graduates have been working towards this goal for a number of obstacle-ridden years, and the excitement for reaching this milestone could be felt by all in attendance.

Source: Good News: Fairfield-Suisun Adult School equips 43 adults with the tools for a better future

Over 500 Mustangs Earn Their High School Diploma – Daily Republic

By Nicole Langarica

Friday evening’s heat wave did not dampen the mood surrounding the Angelo Rodriguez and Early College High School Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony. The infamous Cordelia wind didn’t blow anyone away either.

Stadium stands were packed with family, friends, and staff eagerly awaiting their chance to cheer for their graduate. Over 500 Mustangs walked onto the high school field while the award-winning Rodriguez High School Entertainment Unit performed the ceremonious Pomp and Circumstance.

Source: Good News: Over 500 Mustangs Earn Their High School Diploma

Public Safety Academy Celebrates Students’ Persistence – Daily Republic

By Nicole Langarica

Fifty-three Cadets took the long walk last week, marking the milestone achievement of yet another Public Safety Academy class to graduate 100% of their seniors. On Friday, June 10, 2022, family and friends gathered in a packed Willow Hall of the Fairfield Civic Center to witness their cadets take the next steps on their journey through life.

Various speakers referenced the obvious reality that their high school years were unlike any other years at the Academy. Indeed, the same could be said for every school in Fairfield.

Source: Good News: Public Safety Academy Celebrates Students’ Persistence

‘Courageous’ adult school graduates complete major step in educational journey – Daily Republic

By Matt Miller

Courage was the underlying theme Thursday of the Fairfield-Suisun Adult School graduating Class of 2022.

Those who dressed in Navy blue caps and gowns numbered 19 at the ceremony in Willow Hall. The number of graduates in full, listed in the program, was 39 with two GED graduates, many of whom completed their studies in November.

Principal Elizabeth Kolakowski said during her remarks that the graduates showed “remarkable discipline, commitment and courage.”

Source: ‘Courageous’ adult school graduates complete major step in educational journey

Sem Yeto grads take first steps into adult world – Daily Republic

By Susan Hiland

Proud parents, friends and family member were thrilled Thursday to have an in-person graduation at Schaefer Stadium to cheer the Sem Yeto graduating Class of 2022.

Imshala Edwards was the student speaker. He spoke about the journey of the past 12 years from childhood to adulthood.

“We began our journey as children and leave here as adults,” he said. “Although time seemed to drag on forever. It is surprising how fast time went by.”

Source: Sem Yeto grads take first steps into adult world

Fairfield High tassels fly as Class of 2022 graduates – Daily Republic

By Todd R. Hansen

Madison Cox, Taylor Hubbard and Winter Moore have been friends since elementary school – inseparable.

When the senior trip was canceled, they locked arms and headed to Southern California.

Now the three Fairfield High graduates are looking at futures with divided roads. Hubbard and Moore are heading off to attend rival schools: USC and UCLA, respectively, with Hubbard looking to a career in writing for television or movies, and Moore stepping onto a pre-med tract with the goal of becoming a pediatrician.

Source: Fairfield High tassels fly as Class of 2022 graduates

Fairfield-Suisun school board hears update on district spending plan – Daily Republic

By Susan Hiland

Trustees of the Fairfield-Suisun School District received an update Thursday on school funding that tweaks goals found in the first year of a three-year plan.

Assistant Superintendent Sheila McCabe gave the presentation on proposed updates to the district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan.

Source: Fairfield-Suisun school board hears update on district spending plan

Fairfield student honored for heroism – East Bay Times

On March 30, Public Safety Academy student Tamaiah Massot, 12, saved a drowning child.

For her actions, she was awarded the Fairfield Fire Department’s inaugural Citizen Life Saving award.

The sixth grader was recognized by the department, NorthBay Medical Center, the Fairfield Police Department and Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District trustees Friday during a special presentation at her school.

Source: Fairfield student honored for heroism

Youth Coalition members get lessons on how elections work – Daily Republic

Fifteen students from the Solano Youth Coalition recently participated in a voter registration training.

The training was coordinated by the Solano County Office of Education, the League of Women Voters of Solano County and the Solano County Registrar of Voters.

“Using voter iPads to simulate the registration process, students checked voter status and ‘registered’ new voters. They also used training ballots to learn how ballots are counted at polling centers,” a statement released by the Office of Education said.

Source: Youth Coalition members get lessons on how elections work

Fairfield-Suisun board set to vote on multiple-school sports agreements – Daily Republic

By Susan Hiland

Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees will vote Thursday on the California Interscholastic Federation multiple-school agreement that could allow students at private and charter schools to compete on public school athletic teams.

A CIF agreement such as this is between two schools and allows students from a school that does not have an athletic program to participate in their “resident school’s” athletic program. The governing board must approve these agreements.

The board currently has two agreements in place with Public Safety Academy with all of the district’s comprehensive high schools and between Fairfield Christian Academy and Rodriguez High School.

Source: Fairfield-Suisun board set to vote on multiple-school sports agreements

Solano ‘ignites’ its imagination with art show at fairgrounds – Times-Herald

By Thomas Gase

The future is bright for Solano County artists.

McCormack Hall at the Solano County Fairgrounds was host Saturday to the best and brightest young artists as the Solano County Department of Education put together the event “Solano Art Showcase: Ignite” which displayed 400 pieces of art by students from 24 different schools and grades ranging from fourth to 12th.

Other partners helping put together the presentation were Fighting Back Partnership, Solano Youth Resiliency Summit, Solano Friday Night Live Partner, Rio Vista ATOD Alliance, VibeSolano and Nature of Sound.

Source: Solano ‘ignites’ its imagination with art show at fairgrounds – Times-Herald

185 Fairfield-Suisun students earn Highest Honors awards – Daily Republic

By Matt Miller

The usual indoor Highest Honors awards ceremony gave way Wednesday to an outdoor event for 2022 as the number of 4.0 GPA students surged even as Covid has done.

There were 185 top students on the turf at Ed Hopkins Memorial Field at Rodriguez High School. All of them achieved GPAs of at least 4.0, with most going beyond that. Armijo, Fairfield, Rodriguez, the Public Safety Academy and Early College high schools were all represented.

Source: 185 Fairfield-Suisun students earn Highest Honors awards

Fairfield-Suisun district set to receive LGBTQ+ books for children – Daily Republic

The Fairfield-Suisun School District is one of nine Bay Area school districts set Tuesday to receive a delivery of books with LGBTQ+ themes that are designed for elementary-age children.

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is scheduled to attend an event at an elementary school in Richmond to mark the deliveries.

Source: Fairfield-Suisun district set to receive LGBTQ+ books for children

Fairfield-Suisun board to consider multiple-school sports agreement – Daily Republic

By Susan Hiland

The Fairfield-Suisun school board will hear a presentation Thursday on the California Interscholastic Federation Multi-School Agreement that could allow students at private and charter schools to compete on public school athletic teams.

A CIF agreement such as this is between two schools and allows students from a school that does not have an athletic program to participate in their “resident school’s” athletic program.

Source: Fairfield-Suisun board to consider multiple-school sports agreement

Celebrate grads in Vacaville, Fairfield, Dixon – The Vacaville Reporter

Graduation season is here, which means it’s time to mark your calendars and gather some goodies in readiness for that special milestone day for your graduate-to-be.

Following is a list of high school graduations in Vacaville, Fairfield and Dixon.

Source: Celebrate grads in Vacaville, Fairfield, Dixon – The Vacaville Reporter