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July 23, 2024

Hollister schools exit state support programs

The Hollister School District has announced that four schools no longer have targeted support designations from the state due to significant progress with student outcomes, while another site also now has an improved label attached to it after taking steps forward.  R.O. Hardin Elementary School,...

March 16 Bach to Blues concert features Kaye Bohler

The annual Bach to Blues concert will take place at the Gavilan College Theater at 7pm March 16.  Back to Blues is a fundraising concert that showcases faculty, students and amazing local talent. This year's guest performers include Kaye Bohler and the Hollister High School...

San Benito County Office of Education offers literacy certification

As part of its Building Bridges to Literacy Initiative, the San Benito County Office of Education began a new Early Literacy Certification Program on Feb. 3. The program brings early literacy classes to daycare providers and preschool teachers throughout San Benito County and is...

Accelerated Achievement Academy named California Distinguished School

Accelerated Achievement Academy was recently named a 2024 California Distinguished Middle School—one of the highest academic honors in the state, says an announcement from the Hollister school.  State Superintendent Tony Thurmond on Feb. 29 recognized 293 middle schools and high schools selected for the 2024...

Local Scene: Youth musicians, Color Guard members excel

Local musicians named to Honor Band Hollister High School Scarlet Regiment musicians Micah Bercasio (B-flat clarinet), Avery Cua (alto saxophone), Mikayla Dorado (alto saxophone), Leeza Gatson (bass clarinet), Megan Phillips (trumpet), Jared Provencio (baritone saxophone), Eduardo Rosas (tuba) and Sonia Zambrano (tuba) were recently named...

Locals enjoy break from rain in Hollister

Mike Soto, a coach for the Hollister Heat youth baseball team, and his family took advantage of some sun and warmth between the storms this week to practice their skills on the diamond.  Soto took his grandchildren and some of their friends to Vista Hill...

Local Scene: Hollister resident earns academic honors

Ireta earns academic honors Daniel Ireta, of Hollister, was named to the Honor List for the fall 2023 semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato.   Among 3,995 students, a total of 1,227 students qualified for the High Honor List by achieving a 4.0 straight "A" average,...

Murillo, Pulizzi win San Benito County Spelling Bee

The 2024 Countywide Spelling Bee on Feb. 6 featured 20 students who qualified for the annual event in two age groups. The contest was hosted by the San Benito County Office of Education at the Veterans Memorial Building in Hollister.  Tony Balbas, SBCOE Coordinator of...

Rancho San Justo’s new ‘Bronco Well’ offers wellness hub

Rancho San Justo Principal Deborah Armstrong and Vice Principal Samantha Rivas saw first-hand benefits of opening a wellness center at Hollister High School, where they worked together before coming to the middle school in 2023-24. They saw a need for such a central location for...

County superintendent hosts inaugural Literacy Summit

Krystal Lomanto, County Superintendent of Schools hosted the county’s first Literacy Summit on Jan. 25 at the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister.  SBCOE Director of Curriculum & Instruction and Equity & Access, Mai Cruz, coordinated the event, which featured nationally renowned speaker and educator,...

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