Schools

A Gifted Soccer match held in the O'Donnell Gym. The lunchtime soccer matches feature Life Skills students and are held indoors when the weather is poor or outdoor on a lawn of the main campus so students can cheer on the participants. Photo by Ed Wong.

Inclusion programs earn Special Olympics recognition for high school

San Benito High School will receive a banner recognizing it as a "Unified Champion School" for providing an inclusive environment for students of all abilities

read more

San Benito High School senior Rolando Pablo Lorenzo

Student's perseverance recognized

Having come to America alone to seek a better life, Guatemala native Rolando Pablo Lorenzo is honored for academic success

read more

Berglund honored for keeping campus secure

San Benito High School Supervisor of Security Mercedes Berglund is the first civilian to receive the Challenge Coin from the Hollister Police Department

read more

Schatz taught students at Rancho San Justo in Hollister for nine years. Pixabay Photo

Investigation Into PE Teacher Ends In Resignation

Critics say authorities failed to act when allegations of inappropriate behavior with girls first surfaced in 2009

read more

Members of the Chavez family came to Wednesday's track and field meet to support current athletes and to participate in the alumni lap. From left to right: Marielva Chavez Class of 1990, Ralph Chavez Class of 1989, Cuco Chavez Class of 1964, Laurie Chavez Class of 1996, Cuco Chavez Class of 2032, and Cuco Chavez Class of 1998.

Multiple generations of Haybalers reflect on Andy Hardin Stadium before construction on a new facility begins

As current track and field athletes competed Wednesday in the last home track and field meet that will be held on Andy Hardin Stadium's dirt track, members of the community shared their own memories

read more

San Benito High School senior Joshua Corrigan, third from right, after receiving his CCS Scholar-Athlete award.

Baler named CCS Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Swimmer and water polo player Josh Corrigan, who will study aerospace engineering in college, wins $1,500 scholarship in recognition of his academic and athletic pursuits

read more

The Sunnyslope Library received a grant for new books.

Education Fund Close to $100,000 Milestone

Students from Hollister schools benefit from family directed grants made from the Connie O'Connor Education Fund.

read more

The small group of students had a chance to answer three main questions directly. Photo by Jennifer López

BenitoLink Junior Journalism Project: Youth Alliance and San Benito High School host Safety Forum

Students at San Benito High School discuss school safety through a Youth Alliance forum. Among topics discussed were mental health and the school resources available for struggling students.

read more

Local educators attend school safety workshop at San Benito High School

Event at San Benito High School brought together law enforcement and educators from around the county

read more

Photo from Pixabay

CHP to conduct enhanced enforcement operation focused on school bus pedestrian safety.

The project is designed to educate and remind motorists, parents, and students of the importance of school bus pedestrian safety.

read more

Students in Hollister participating in International Day of Peace activity

Gavilan College adds new transfer degree in Social Justice Studies

The Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor's degree in Social Justice Studies and related majors. Career pathways include social wo

read more

The old Hollister Depot last served passenger service in 1955. Photos by John Chadwell.

Commuter trains coming to Hollister. Really?

School district superintendent's idea for bus yard on Leatherback site is derailed because city is entertaining the idea of commuter train service downtown.

read more

Hollister School District Superintendent Lisa Andrew (center right) and San Benito County Superintendent of Schools Krystal Lomanto speak at the immigration forum.

LULAC hosts community immigration forum

Judicial, education, and law enforcement officials spoke this weekend at an immigration forum hosted by LULAC. Some government officials were also in attendance.

read more

San Benito High School students during 17 minute period of silence. Photo by Leslie David

OPINION: Thoughts on San Benito High School Student Walkout

OPINION article about recent student protest about violence on campus.

read more

Active-shooter drills at schools are about saving lives

Local law enforcement trains school administrators and teachers how to survive an active-shooter by emphasizing escaping, barricading and hiding, and if all else fails, fighting.

read more

Students at the walkout last week protest campus violence as others head to class. Photo by Leslie David

BenitoLink Junior Journalism Project: Teacher/Student opinions on SBHS campus safety

BenitoLink Junior Journalism reporter Jennifer López asked students and faculty of San Benito High School about school safety. How prepared they feel for a code blue, their confidence in their own safety and their opinion on teachers having guns.

read more

Regional Crystal Apple Award Given to Two Local Teachers

Local teachers Donald (Chip) Gauvreau and Amanda McCraw were selected as two of this year's KSBW's Crystal Apple Award recipients due to being "remarkable and inspiring local teachers"

read more

Jesse Ortiz with Calaveras students Photo by Gabriel Gonzalez

BenitoLink Junior Journalism Project: Quiet custodian by day, drummer by night

Seventh graders Luis Garcia and Victor Sanchez write about someone they admire, Calaveras lead custodian, Jesse Ortiz.

read more

Cienega School Principal/Teacher Nancy MacClean said, "I'm seeing more of our curriculum through the internet"

Rural Schools Receive High Speed Internet with the Broadband Infrastructure and Improvement Grant

San Benito County Office of Education is currently in the process of incorporating the Broadband Infrastructure and Improvement Grant to all rural schools in San Benito County

read more