Schools

Student Corps stages fundraiser to help local Westminster health clinic

Volunteers from a local chapter of the Student Corps organization raised $500 and donated the money to the Westminster Free Clinic in a presentation held on March 24. Jessica Xu, a 10th-grader and head of the Westlake High School branch of Student Corps, works as a volunteer at Westminster Clinic’s T.O. location. During last week’s check presentation, the Student Corps […]

New boss at VCOE

The Ventura County Board of Education named Cesar Morales as its new superintendent of schools. Morales will fill the vacancy created in February when Stan Mantooth retired. Currently serving as the VCOE deputy superintendent since Mantooth’s departure, Morales will be formally sworn in April 16. Prior to coming to VCOE in 2019 as associate superintendent of student services, Morales was […]

Sumac teacher a ‘Genius’ educator of year

Julie Birkett, a fourth-grade teacher at Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills and the site director for the Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s “Find My Genius” summer learning program has been named Educator of the Year by BellXcel, a nonprofit, out-of-classroom education provider. BellXcel partners with school districts and community-based organizations to help close the education gap for students who are […]

Louisville names new principal

After a national search. Jennifer Aguilar has been named the new principal of Louisville High School in Woodland Hills. The position formally begins in July. Aguilar is the assistant principal of academics at Louisville and will replace Kathy Vercillo, who is retiring after 33 years at the school. Aguilar came to Louisville in 2003 and taught in the English department […]

Rock on at De Anza Park

Visitors are invited to contribute a decorated rock to the Love Rocks Pop-up Garden in Juan Bautista de Anza Park through Tues., March 30. The garden is a partnership between Viewpoint School and the City of Calabasas to honor the community’s essential frontline workers. Viewpoint’s students and their families will be placing painted rocks in the garden in appreciation to […]

Students learn about careers in biotechnology

The Moorpark College Foundation will host its second Job Ready Alumni Forum on the biotechnology program from 6 to 7 p.m. Thurs., April 22 on Zoom. The forum will inform incoming and current students about the job placement process within the college’s biotechnology program. The panel discussion will include Q&A. The program is the second of four forums on the […]


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