Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Schools & Education

Hollister School District names new directors of student services and special education

Ladd Lane Principal Kip Ward and SELPA Program Specialist Gwen Baquiran named as new department directors.


Children and Youth

Ladd Lane principal, Kip Ward, tells kids that “learners can be leaders”

Kip Ward, principal of Ladd Lane Elementary School, believes kids who can be taught to be leaders in school will succeed in life. He invited his brother, Kirk, a successful screenwriter and actor, to speak to students to tell his story.


Children and Youth

Kirk Ward remembers Hollister even as he makes movies in Hollywood

Kirk Ward has made it big in Hollywood, but he never forgets his roots in Hollister, even to the point of including references to it in his new TV movie "Skyward."

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Children and Youth

County spelling bee winners crowned

Students from Sacred Heart Parish School, Rancho San Justo win annual Spelling Bee


Children and Youth

Preliminary rounds of countywide spelling bee this week

Students in grades 4-6 and 6-8 will compete for an opportunity to move on to state competition; science fair coming in March