Rancho Santana School. Photo courtesy of the Hollister School District.


COMMENTARY: Rancho Santana School principal reflects on first semester

The Hollister School District writes that the approach to the new school is based on lessons learned from remote online learning.

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Local residents vote Ladd Lane as top school in county

Hollister Free Lance readers chose Ladd Lane as the No. 1 school in San Benito County for the second consecutive year, according to recently released results from the news organization’s community poll. 

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Accelerated Achievement Academy ranked 11th elementary school in the state

Students from across the district are eligible to attend AAA.

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COMMENTARY: HSD nurses step up to challenge during pandemic

The Hollister School District writes that its credentialed school nurses, along with health clerks at individual school sites, have been particularly busy during the pandemic.

Photo courtesy of HSD.


COMMENTARY: HSD statement on Rancho San Justo lockdown

Hollister School District Superintendent Erika Sanchez writes that Rancho San Justo students were not in any danger during the Oct. 15 lockdown.

Members of the Social Emotional Team: Adina Austin, Eliana Delgadillo, Daniel Romero, Joel Cuevas, Rafael Garcia Zendejas, Pavandeep Sandhu, Veronica Gonzalez, Marcela Serrano, Bianca Soto, Lucia Aleman, Luis Arguello, Magali Medina and Adriana Gallegos. Photos courtesy of the Hollister School District.


COMMUNITY COMMENTARY: Hollister School District builds full Social-Emotional Team

The Hollister School District writes that school counselors, licensed social workers and licensed mental health therapists are part of a team focused on students' well being.

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HSD special ed students learn with fun activities in summer

The school district says although the SPED program incorporated intensive academic supports and related services, summer school this year was about fun-filled, hands-on learning experiences. 


COLUMN: HSD Trustees tout their succcesses during pandemic

The Hollister School District Board of Trustees write that in a challenging year, Hollister schools showed signs of progress.

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HSD hits ‘home run’ with upgraded sports fields

With fewer people at schools during the pandemic, the Hollister School District saw a unique opportunity to significantly upgrade its sports fields. The work will offer benefits to students and the broader community.