Hollister teachers can now take their students just about anywhere in the world without leaving their classrooms. That’s because of a new “virtual field trip pilot” program, facilitated through the Hollister School District’s technology department. “With a teacher guiding...
San Benito High School senior Shelby O’Neil was one of nine Bay Area high school students awarded an academic scholarship by the Professional BusinessWomen of California, according to a district announcement. O’Neil and the other scholarship winners were...
Students from the San Benito High School Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan) M.E.Ch.A. Club attended the 26th Annual M.E.Ch.A. National Conference hosted by University of California Los Angeles on March 29-31.The conference...
The proposed new $51 million elementary school at Santana Ranch in southeast Hollister is fully funded, according to Hollister School District Board President Stephen Kain. Kain and the rest of the Hollister board were assured there were no...
Local elementary and middle school students participating in San Benito County Office of Education’s 2019 Science Fair displayed ingenuity and science discoveries at the March 21 showcase. County school officials selected six science fair projects and two alternates...
Fourteen San Benito High School students in the district’s Career Technical Education vocational program were recognized after committing to an array of career pathways once they graduate this spring. In a first-of-its-kind ceremony March 28 fittingly held inside...
On March 23, the Baler Education Foundation celebrated seven distinguished people at the annual Baler Hall of Fame Fest. This year’s honorees are: Sandy Lydon Sandy is a 1957 graduate of San Benito High where he was a member of the California...
San Benito High School continues to use grant funding to update its transportation fleet to make it more environmentally friendly, according to a recent announcement from SBHS District staff.On March 26, the district acquired two 2019 Chevrolet...
After having his blood drawn earlier in the day March 14, San Benito High School senior Jaron Cota was backstage conducting a tech rehearsal for the production of the school musical, “Newsies.” It was Pi Day and the...
Gavilan College enrollments are continuing to decline, and the college blames a low unemployment rate and strong economy in south Santa Clara County for the drop. The latest available numbers show that Gilroy-based Gavilan’s student count dropped from...

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