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Max Castro works through an algebra problem during the last day of the program. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Benito County students take part in Graniterock algebra academy

Looking to get ahead of their peers, students attended the Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy. The week-long program was led by regional university professors.

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Nash Road crossing busy between classes at San Benito High School. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Practice traffic safety as school starts up

The California Office of Traffic Safety and San Benito County Public Health Services want to remind parents, caregivers and roadway users to be extra cautious around schools.

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Fontanez family (left to right) Marcello, Fredo, Max and Mikey. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Backpacks and love send San Benito kids back to school

Over 2,000 backpacks prepped with school supplies for K-12 students during the annual Stuff the Bus event.

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Anissa Dizon is running for the ASJUSD school board. Photo provided.

Educator Anissa Dizon runs for seat on Aromas-San Juan Unified School Board

Veteran educator ready to bring her expertise to governing board of her hometown's school district.

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Voter-supported bond measures funded the construction of the Visual and Performing Arts and Academics building at San Benito High School. Photo provided.

San Benito High School's credit rating to save millions in bond measure interest

San Benito High School says it's low debt burden, fiscal solvency, and growing tax base is expected to lower borrowing costs and reduce property taxes related to the bonds for local residents and businesses by shortening the financing term.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: No Vote On Gavilan College Bond

Gavilan College failed to build a satellite campus in downtown Hollister with Measure E funds in 2016. Today, the college is asking property owners to support another bond.

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Mobile fare payment now available for San Benito County Express Bus

The Token Transit App is making ticket purchases more user-friendly and convenient for riders.

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District grad seeks seat on Aromas-San Juan Unified School Board

Casey Norton Powers seeks to be first graduate of Anzar High School to win a seat on the district board of trustees.

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San Benito High School believes that providing accurate and timely feedback to students and parents regarding performance on identified standards and targets is imperative to student learning and progress toward proficiency. Photos provided by San Benito High School.

New grading practices to expand to 10th grade classes this school year

San Benito High School started the new policy with freshmen students last year, and is expanding it to sophomores in 2018-19.

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Southside School on Southside Road. BenitoLink file photo.

Southside School Board Members Needed

Southside School Board has four open vacancies and new members are encouraged to register with the elections office for the open positions. The window for applications is July 16 to August 10. Please contact the San Benito Elections Office to apply.

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Hollister teacher heads to Washington for C-SPAN’s 2018 Educators’ Conference

C-SPAN invites middle and high school teachers to their headquarters for a professional development program.

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The Art of Eating: A Farm-to-Table Benefit for the Arts. Photo provided.

San Benito Arts Council to host farm-to-table benefit for the arts

The Arts Council's second annual farm-to-table benefit will highlight food from local producers prepared by local chefs Mike Fisher and Becky Herbert.

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Anzar High Principal Charlene McKowen speaking at the 2017 graduation ceremony. Photo by Leslie David

COMMUNITY OPINION: Anzar High School Site Council opposes Leadership Transition Plan for 2018-19 school year

Representatives serving on the Anzar Site Council are deeply concerned about the Anzar High School leadership transition plan initiated by Superintendent Huntoon.

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A hula hoop contest was among the fun events for seniors at Sober Grad Night. Photos courtesy of Rick Espino.

Sober Grad Night provides safe fun for graduates

The annual, community-supported events gave the San Benito High School Class of 2018 a safe option to celebrate their graduation.

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Lois Locci. Photo provided.

QA with Gavilan College Trustee Lois Locci on open seat

Anyone interested in running for the position has until August 10 to file with the San Benito County Registrar of Voters.

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The community, led by the San Benito High School Associated Student Body, raised more than $23,000 to help offset the medical costs for local 13-year-old Brett Mattocks, who had a brain tumor. More donations came in after the initial presentation of the check at the ASB Banquet. Photos courtesy of Catalina Lemos.

Community effort helps 13-year-old in brain tumor battle

San Benito High School's annual Benefit Drive raised more than $23,000 to help offset medical costs for Brett Mattocks.

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When learning of his Congressional recognition, John Robrock said, "I was amazed. I thought 'Wow that's pretty cool and a caper to my career.'" Photo by Becky Bonner.

Local teacher receives Congressional recognition as he retires

Local San Benito High School art teacher John Robrock receives Congressional recognition upon his retirement after four decades of teaching.

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Dr. Andrew said it was an "awesome opportunity" to take on the CEO position of the nonprofit. Photo by John Chadwell.

Hollister School District Superintendent abruptly resigns

After two years as superintendent of Hollister School District, Dr. Lisa Andrew caught some by surprise when she announced she was leaving to join an educational nonprofit.

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Migrant Health Fair 2017. Photo by Paula Bonilla.

Southside School to hold health fair for migrant students

Migrant children will receive health services, food, and prizes thanks to donations from the community. Local agencies will provide parents with resources available to them and their children.

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Demolition of Andy Hardin Field is underway. It will be replaced by a new stadium that will be used by San Benito High School football, track and field, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey teams. Photo provided.

A busy summer of campus construction at San Benito High School

Superintendent thanks voters for support of Measures G and U, which are funding educational and athletic facility upgrades at San Benito High School.

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