San Benito High School. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School set to reopen April 19

Students returning to campus on hybrid schedule.

Samantha Rivas and Deborah Armstrong at the San Benito High School Wellness Center. Photo courtesy of Samantha Rivas.

Education / Schools

Wellness center reaches out to teens during pandemic

San Benito High School aims to end the stigma of depression and anxiety.

Conner Ortez, Sharon Bocanegra and Peyton Evans in front of the San Benito High School administration building. The three students held a protest against distance learning on Feb. 22. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

Three students protest distance learning outside San Benito High School

Two Balers and one HDLA student set up outdoor classroom in front of campus office.

San Benito High School. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

SBHS Trustees approve lowering graduation standards for failing seniors

Staff presentation shows changing credit requirement from 220 to 190 will benefit 80 out of 83 students at risk of not graduating.

San Benito High School. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

SBHS Trustees discuss construction of $165 million high school

New school would accommodate a third of the students of present school, cost property owners a minimum of $73 million.

Sylvia DeLuna and Melanie Burns have become friends since sharing their experiences working as bus drivers for San Benito High School. Photo courtesy of Melanie Burns.

Education / Schools

BL Special Report: Former SBHS employees allege abuse, wrongful terminations

Three bus drivers have sued the San Benito High School District because of one supervisor. Two were awarded large settlements and the third is still in court.*

Gifted Basketball. Photo courtesy of SBHS.

Education / Schools

SBHS earns Unified Champion School designation

Special Olympics of Northern California recognizes district for fourth year in a row.

The view from the podium at the 2019 San Benito High School graduation. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Education / Schools

BL Special Report: Students falling through the cracks

Over a three-year period, disabled students in San Benito County dropped out at more than twice the rate of the general student population.

Students wait for temperature checks before coming onto campus. If San Benito County remains in the red tier through December, SBHS may open on Jan. 11. Photo courtesy of SBHS.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School prepares for possible reopening in January

Superintendent Tennenbaum, Principal Ramirez and other staff explain how returning to in-person instruction would work.

Students walking to school. File photo.

Education / Schools

BL Special Report: Hollister School District mirrors method to provide social-emotional support to students

Multi-tier support helping to lower suspension numbers, but Hispanics still disproportionately represented in suspensions and dropout rates.

Stadium at San Benito High School. Photo by Julia Hicks.

Sports & Recreation

SBHS football returns to practice, then packs it back in

Sports programs stop all activities and receive revamped sport schedules following county’s inclusion on state COVID-19 monitoring list.

Abby Bianchi bracing her Reserve FFA Champion Market Lamb. Photo provided by Chelsi Faria.

Agriculture

Hollister FFA success at Salinas Valley Fair

One goat and two sheep exhibitors participate in the virtual shows.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Education / Schools

SBHS gives scheduled start dates for athletics

Fall season official start date is scheduled for Dec. 14.

San Benito High School administration building. File photo.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School Trustees approve distance learning plan

First day of school is planned for Aug. 13.

San Benito High School administration building. Photo provided by SBHS.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School moving to full distance learning for start of school year

Board of Trustees expected to formally approve the approach at a July 21 meeting.