Monthly News Article for August

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Trinity County Office of Education
Sarah Supahan – County Superintendent of Schools
www.tcoek12.org • (530) 623-2861

 

This is the first time for our new column. Each month we will publish what we hope is interesting and useful information about the role of our office, the services we provide, and about education topics in general - especially as they pertain to Trinity County. This month the report below is from our school nursing department on requirements for student admission to schools. Because our schools do not have the funding to support their own school nurses, we provide nursing services to all districts in our county.

Read more: Monthly News Article for August

Monthly News Article for March

 

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Trinity County Office of Education
Sarah Supahan – County Superintendent of Schools
www.tcoek12.org • (530) 623-2861

 
What is the YAS?

Each year our office sponsors the annual Young Artists Showcase (YAS). YAS encourages youth from around Trinity County to express their artistic creativity through original artwork.  This event is a public juried, all-media exhibition of artwork, created by Kindergarten through high school students. YAS is the longest running annual student art exhibition in Trinity County and has supported artistically-inclined students for over 35 years.

This year YAS is scheduled for the month of April 2018. The show opening will be Saturday evening, April 7th at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville. Even during these past few years of economic hardship, we are thankful to be able to continue this event, showcasing artwork from Kindergarten through high school students from all the schools in Trinity County.  Even though many schools are no longer able to afford art teachers, classroom teachers are taking on this challenge and are teaching art within their classrooms.

We know that showcasing creativity in our students is not only an important step in allowing a way for students to express themselves, but according to a report by the Americans for the Arts, young people who participate regularly in the arts (three hours a day, three days each week, through one full year) are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.  The arts are important in developing fine motor skills, promoting confidence, and teaching visual-spatial skills.  According to the George Lucas Educational Foundation and Edutopia, involvement in the arts is also associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive skills, critical thinking and verbal skills. Dr. Kerry Freedman, Head of Art and Design Education at Northern Illinois University states, “Children need to know more about the world than what they can learn through text and numbers.  Arts education teaches students how to interpret, criticize, and use visual information, and how to make choices based on it.”

We invite you to join us throughout the month of April as we celebrate and showcase the students of Trinity County at the Highland Art Center.  For more information, please visit www.tcoek12.org.


 

Monthly News Article for February

 

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Trinity County Office of Education
Sarah Supahan – County Superintendent of Schools
www.tcoek12.org • (530) 623-2861

 

Mental Health in California Schools

There is a lot of conversation going on right now about mental health, both nationally and at home in our own community. We wanted to take some time to explain what we do offer in the school setting, who our partners are in serving all of our kids, and clarify a few things to make it easier to get support.

Read more: Monthly News Article for February

Monthly News Article for January 2018

 

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Trinity County Office of Education
Sarah Supahan – County Superintendent of Schools
www.tcoek12.org • (530) 623-2861

 

The Importance of Early Childhood Education

Written by Fabio Robles, Ph.D. - Assistant Superintendent

Studies show that high-quality education early in a child’s life leads to success later in school and at work. Children taught at an early age are able to get along well with others, need little help with learning in school, get better grades, and are able to pay attention longer. Research also shows that young children enrolled in pre-school programs usually graduate from high school, attend college, have fewer behavioral problems, and do not become involved with crime in their teenage and young adult years. 

Read more: Monthly News Article for January 2018

Monthly News Article for December 2017

 

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Trinity County Office of Education
Sarah Supahan – County Superintendent of Schools
www.tcoek12.org • (530) 623-2861

 

Written by Anthony Rebelo, Ph.D - Selpa Director / Assistant Superintendent

As we move through the holiday break and into the second half of the school year, we wanted to take a moment to remind everyone how important attendance is in our children’s education. Attendance can sometimes sneak up on us, but consider this fact: A student who misses just two days of school per month would be considered chronically absent or “truant” over the course of a school year. This is important because studies indicate that beginning as early as first grade, students who are chronically absent (missing ten percent of the school year or more which equals just 19 days each year) are much more likely to become high school dropouts.

Read more: Monthly News Article for December 2017

Monthly News Article for November 2017

 

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Trinity County Office of Education
Sarah Supahan – County Superintendent of Schools
www.tcoek12.org • (530) 623-2861

 

In fall 2016, the State Board of Education (SBE) and the California Department of Education (CDE) unveiled the California School Dashboard, a new Web site that provides parents, educators, and the public with important information they can use to review progress in schools and school districts in an easy-to-understand report card format. This dashboard will be updated and released every fall. The 2016 Dashboard is currently available, while the 2017 Dashboard will be available this December. The Dashboard can be found at: https://www.caschooldashboard.org/

Read more: Monthly News Article for November 2017

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