HSD students play music together in a local park while adhering to social distancing guidelines. Photo by Kaitlyn Fontaine.

Children and Youth

HSD students band together with music

Musicians play ‘Star Spangled Banner’ for their neighbors daily at 6:30 p.m.

Caroline Perry, a student at Ladd Lane, working on school work at home. Photo provided.

Children and Youth

Sheltered at home, San Benito students study with homework packets

Schools in Hollister send out review work each week on math, science, reading and art.

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Kindergarteners at Sunnyslope Elementary build towers out of straws and marshmallows. Photos by Kaitlyn Fontaine.

Schools & Education

Saturday Scholars sees students focus on STEM projects

Sixth day of instruction helps children in the Hollister School District with absences.

Santino Leahy, Angelo Hillstock and Kayla Salazar received the highest marks and moved to the final round where they each recited a second poem. Photo by Kaitlyn Fontaine.

Art & Culture

Local Poetry Out Loud competition sends student to state finals

Kayla Salazar will represent San Benito County in Sacramento in March.

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Amanda McCraw and family in front of their house. Photo by Kaitlyn Fontaine.

Schools & Education

Rural San Benito schools offer teacher housing

Instructors at Panoche and Jefferson elementary schools wear multiple hats and conduct their classes as a community.