Youth Resiliency Summit registration opens – The Vacaville Reporter

The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) is hosting the 4th Annual Solano Youth Resiliency Summit, and registration is now open.

The free event is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Sunrise Event Center, 620 Orange Drive in Vacaville.

Open to students grades 8-12 living in or attending school in Solano County, the event is limited to the first 100 registrants. Students can register or learn more about the summit at www.solanocoe.net/youthsummit.

Source: Youth Resiliency Summit registration opens – The Vacaville Reporter

Solano schools office receives grant for student salmon monitoring project – Daily Republic

The Solano County Office of Education has been awarded a $300,000 Bay Watershed Education and Training grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The grant focuses on engaging teachers and students in citizen science to help solve a mystery threatening the salmon population in California’s ecosystems.

Solano County Office of Education’s grant program, dubbed the Spinning Salmon Citizen Science Monitoring Project, launched Friday with a two-day training for a small pilot group of teachers from across Solano County at Office of Education’s main office in Fairfield.

Source: Solano schools office receives grant for student salmon monitoring project

Solano board invites people to sessions for early education teaching program – Daily Republic

The Solano County Office of Education has been awarded an Early Education Teacher Development competitive grant by the California Department of Education in the amount of $1,054,720.

Early Education funding will be used to increase the number of highly qualified California State Preschool Programs and transitional kindergarten teachers in Solano County. The grant will also help increase specific proficiencies for local early learning and child care professionals.

The Office of Education has collaborated with local school districts, charters and community-based organizations, as well as colleges and universities, to develop a workforce development program that offers support for advancement, recruitment, higher education opportunities, funding assistance and specialized training in Solano County.

Source: Solano board invites people to sessions for early education teaching program

Solano Office of Education schedules Early Learning Career and Education Expo – Daily Republic

The Solano County Office of Education will host an Early Learning Career and Education Expo from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at its main office at 5100 Business Center Drive.

This is a hiring event, as well as a resource fair for career and educational opportunities in the field of early learning and care. Educators, college students, home-based and center-based preschool and child care providers, and others interested in learning more about opportunities in the career field, are invited to attend.

Source: Solano Office of Education schedules Early Learning Career and Education Expo

SCOE hosting Early Learning Career and Education Expo – The Vacaville Reporter

Opportunities in education abound at the Early Learning Career and Education Expo, set for Aug. 23 in Cordelia.

The event, sponsored by the Solano County Office of Education, will run from 4-7 p.m. at SCOE’s main office, at 5100 Business Center Drive.

Explore employment possibilities with agencies such as Solano County school districts and charters, community colleges, universities and community-based organizations.

Source: SCOE hosting Early Learning Career and Education Expo – The Vacaville Reporter

Education partnership brings Summer Youth Leadership Institute to local students – Daily Republic

Twenty-one Solano County high school students participated this week in the 2022 Summer Youth Leadership Institute hosted in partnership by the Solano County Office of Education and Touro University California.

The project was created by Touro and the county Office of Education to help inspire the next generation as public health leaders through five days of youth advocacy and leadership development that was led by experts in the field of youth supports, peer education, public health and environmental prevention.

Source: Education partnership brings Summer Youth Leadership Institute to local students

Solano high schoolers learn to be leaders – The Vacaville Reporter

Twenty one Solano high school students are learning to lead this week during the 2022 Summer Youth Leadership Institute.

The free, five-day event, sponsored by the Solano County Office of Education and Touro University California, aims to inspire a new crop of public health leaders. The students immerse themselves in five days of youth advocacy and leadership development led by experts in the field of youth supports, peer education, public health and environmental prevention.

Source: Solano high schoolers learn to be leaders – The Vacaville Reporter

County’s Child Services donates backpacks, extends hours – The Vacaville Reporter

In recognition of Child Support Awareness Month, the Solano County Department of Child Support Services will be donating 100 backpacks, complete with supplies, to the Solano County Office of Education Foster and Homeless Youth Services program.

“We know that back to school is a big deal for students and their families,” said Liane Peck, Solano County Child Support Services director, in a press statement “Our goal in donating these backpacks is to help children start off the school year with all the essentials they may need – which can do wonders for the learning process.”

Source: County’s Child Services donates backpacks, extends hours – The Vacaville Reporter

Supervisors establish $3 million Housing Trust Fund – Daily Republic

The Solano County supervisors on Tuesday introduced the ordinance that will establish the Solano County Housing Trust Fund.

The board then confirmed its previous commitment of $3 million in American Rescue Plan Act dollars to the fund, with $200,000 annually from the Community Investment Fund supporting future housing projects.

The fund is designed to support housing projects for very low- to moderate-income households, in part to provide more housing stock to deal with homeless program needs.

Source: Supervisors establish $3 million Housing Trust Fund

State allocates $5 million toward Vallejo Early Learning Center – Daily Republic

The state budget includes $5 million for the First 5 Vallejo Early Learning Center proposed for the old Beverly Hills Elementary School location on Coronel Avenue.

Solano County credits Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, for securing the funds.

The funding will be used to renovate the school site. The project is a collaboration between First 5 Solano, the Vallejo City Unified School District, the Solano County Office of Education, Child Start Inc. and a variety of private childcare and early learning providers, the county reported in a statement released Friday.

Source: State allocates $5 million toward Vallejo Early Learning Center

Soroptimist International of Central Solano County installs new board – Daily Republic

Soroptimist International of Central Solano County installed the 2022-23 officers at their meeting June 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Outgoing President Becky Lessler conducted the meeting, with Joan Towner installing the newest board members: President Judy Lloyd, Vice Presidents Susan Dever and Sally Silvia, Secretary Suzanne Ng, Treasurer Lynn Recknagel and Assistant Treasurer Karen Rees, according to a press release from the club.

Source: Soroptimist International of Central Solano County installs new board

More than 80 attend Girls in Robotics Leadership camps – Daily Republic

The Solano County Office of Education’s series of free Girls in Robotics Leadership camps wrapped up Friday.

The camps were offered to middle school and high school girls throughout Solano County. The Office of Education hosted the weeklong camps in partnership with UC Davis Computing-Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The camps provided opportunities for Solano County students to learn leadership skills as well as STEM and coding concepts through a robotics-based curriculum.

Source: More than 80 attend Girls in Robotics Leadership camps

Soroptimist Club gives $12,000 to SCOE for Foster and Homeless Youth Services – Daily Republic

Soroptimist International of Central Solano County presented $12,000 in support of the Foster and Homeless Youth Services Program during a recent meeting at the Solano County Office of Education.

The check was received by Superintendent of Schools Lisette Estrella-Henderson and Program Coordinator Akon Walker.

Funds are earmarked to help provide school supplies, as well as to meet other urgent needs of foster and homeless youth, according to a press release.

Source: Soroptimist Club gives $12,000 to SCOE for Foster and Homeless Youth Services

‘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

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

Winners of Travis Spark Challenge receive commendations from congressman – The Vacaville Reporter

By Nick Sestanovich

Two teams of Will C. Wood High School students were tasked with addressing challenges faced in the Air Force. They came up with practical ideas as part of the Travis Spark Challenge, conducted research, created models, presented at Travis Air Force Base and won first-place trophies for their work.

The honors did not stop there. Both teams were visited by Rep. John Garamendi, D-Solano, who presented them with commendations after they explained their visions Thursday.

Source: Winners of Travis Spark Challenge receive commendations from congressman – The Vacaville Reporter

Love for science, creativity gaining ‘STEAM’ in Benicia – Times-Herald

The common refrain at Benicia High School on Saturday was something like, “Oh my God, I can’t believe somebody actually made this!” Other times it was more like, “Wait, how does that actually happen?”

Everyone on hand, however, seemed to have their mouths open in amazement and wonder at the STEAM Discovery Festival, put on by Benicia Makespace and Solano County of Education to help peak interest in creativity and science.

Fifth-grader Miles Banks took a seat in a flight simulator created by Benicia High School senior Gabe Haarberg. Banks took his turn in the virtual reality machine, using a few devices to guide a plane on a nearby screen take off and land from a nearby landing path.

Source: Love for science, creativity gaining ‘STEAM’ in Benicia – Times-Herald

Student artists to be celebrated at showcase event at fairgrounds – Daily Republic

Nearly 500 young artists will have their work on display Saturday during the Solano County Student Art Showcase at the county fairgrounds.

The free event will take place from noon to 4:30 p.m. on the lawns next to McCormack Hall. The fairgrounds are located at 900 Fairgrounds Drive in Vallejo.

“Our students have been through so much over the last few years,” Johanna Nowak-Palmer, program manager of Youth Development in the Solano County Office of Education, said in a statement released Wednesday. “Our goal is to amplify their voices and elevate their creativity by bringing the whole community together to view their extraordinary art. We believe art empowers students, and we hope this allows them to express themselves in a healthy, positive and impactful way.”

Source: Student artists to be celebrated at showcase event at fairgrounds

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

Student artists to be celebrated at showcase event at fairgrounds – Daily Republic

Nearly 500 young artists will have their work on display Saturday during the Solano County Student Art Showcase at the county fairgrounds.

The free event will take place from noon to 4:30 p.m. on the lawns next to McCormack Hall. The fairgrounds are located at 900 Fairgrounds Drive in Vallejo.

“Our students have been through so much over the last few years,” Johanna Nowak-Palmer, program manager of Youth Development in the Solano County Office of Education, said in a statement released Wednesday. “Our goal is to amplify their voices and elevate their creativity by bringing the whole community together to view their extraordinary art. We believe art empowers students, and we hope this allows them to express themselves in a healthy, positive and impactful way.”

Source: Student artists to be celebrated at showcase event at fairgrounds