West County School Notes
- West County School Notes From the Contra Costa Times
Save the music concert scheduled: Stewart K-8 elementary and several other
Pinole schools are hosting a benefit concert from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at
Ellerhorst Elementary School, 3501 Pinole Valley Road. The concert is one of
many fundraising projects scheduled to save the music programs in West
Contra Costa schools. Admission is $10 per person, 5 and under are free. For
more information, call Marilyn Romero at 510-231-1410.
County to offer teen career camps: The Contra Costa County Office of
Education and the Contra Costa Economic Partnership are now accepting
applications for three career camps available to Contra Costa juniors and
seniors this summer. A free engineering camp is scheduled for June 15 to 19
at Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill.
The curriculum will focus on energy generation and control, design and
architecture, manufacturing and construction.
A biotechnology camp is scheduled for July 6 to 10 at Cal State East Bay
Concord campus, 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road. The cost is $50, and the camp will
explore science, including genomics, bioinformatics, forensics, cloning and
An environmental sciences camp will be held July 20 to 24, also at the
Cost is $50, and the camp will concentrate in engineering, watersheds, water
rights and drinking water, wastewater
treatment, air quality and climate change, power and alternative energy. All
classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Students will receive continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks. For
more information, go towww.cocosummercamps.org or call Louise Barbee at
925-942-3385 or e-maillbarbee@....
Scholarships available: Save the Redwoods League, a nonprofit that works to
protect ancient redwood forests, seeks grant applications from schools, park
cooperating associations and nonprofits to provide redwood education.
The league will award up to $100,000 in grants to fund education programs
and create opportunities for people to visit and learn about redwood
The league requests proposals that are created by students. To learn more or
to download the Save the Redwoods League education grant application, please
reclassification ceremony scheduled: The West Contra Costa school district's
10th annual Reclassification Ceremony, in which English-language learners
are honored for mastering English, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the
Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza. More than 800 district
students have mastered both academic and conversational English based on
state and district criteria for fluent English proficiency. For more
information on the event, call Marin Trujillo at 510-307-4526.
Tour and presentation of Richmond high gardens: The pilot Richmond High
School Urban Agriculture and Food Systems class is holding a presentation
about the class and a tour at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the school, 1250 23rd
St. Guests will tour the RHS garden, the Adams- Crest
Urban Farm, and the Humboldt Edible Forest. Those interested in attending
should RSVP to rhs@...
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