Welcome to 2019
Happy New Year! As another year begins, I reflect on the Solano County Office of Education’s (SCOE) amazing accomplishments over the past year, none of which would have been possible without our talented and dedicated staff, collaboration with our local school districts, and strong community partnerships. Click here to see some of the highlights from 2018.
My thoughts also turn to all the students, families, educators, first responders, and school district personnel affected by the wildfires that ravaged our State in the past year. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, 2018 was the deadliest, most destructive wildfire season on record having burned close to two million acres and causing untold loss of life as well as over $3.5 billion in damages to homes, businesses, schools, and other property. Although such tragedies cannot be completely eliminated, I know that SCOE and school staff will continue to keep student safety as a primary priority.
I want to thank all SCOE personnel for exemplifying our guiding principles of Leadership, Collaboration, and Support in their daily work! I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such a great team of selfless individuals who are committed to giving their best to serve the students and families of Solano County.
$2.5m in grant funding has been awarded to Solano COE to provide educator training, school based social-emotional support services, support for homeless students, support for students in job-readiness skills development, and youth development activities and training including tobacco use prevention, civic engagement, and citizenship
Early Learning system is a collaboration of stakeholders working with children ages 0-5 years and connects parents and educational community providers with resources, including specialized training and coaching support, with the goal of increasing the quality of early learning throughout Solano County.
71% of our Solano County schools have been trained in Positive Behavoir Intervention Supports (PBIS)
The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) is pleased to announce the winners of their 2018 Attendance Awareness Public Service Announcement (PSA)/Poster Contest
This year’s countywide Stuff the Bus campaign, held June 28 – July 28, 2018, proved to be another huge success. Backpacks continued to arrive through mid-September. Due to this outpouring of our local community, we were able to collect 761 backpacks for our homeless and foster youth, an increase from the 312 backpacks collected in 2017. “We appreciate the commitment from our Solano County community partners. Together we are working to create opportunities for our deserving youth,” says Solano County Superintendent of Schools Lisette Estrella-Henderson.
The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) is pleased to announce that Lisette Estrella-Henderson, Solano County Superintendent of Schools, has been selected as one of U.S. Congressman John Garamendi’s 2018 Women of the Year. The annual awards publicly honor outstanding women of the third Congressional District encompassing eight counties – Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba. Women are recognized for improving the quality of life in the Third District through their work and volunteerism.
SCOE Adult Transition students, Zachary Herman and Sean Kielberg, had the opportunity to work with movie maker Joey Travolta of Inclusion Films at a camp in Stockton. The team had an interview on XTXL FOX40 News and shared their experiences. Mr. Travolta started Inclusion Films in 2007 which teaches individuals with development disabilities in five dedicated production studios throughout California. Mr. Travolta’s film crew travels the country doing short film camps for children and teens with autism.
The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) is partnering with UC Davis Computing-Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (C-STEM) to bring Girls in Robotics Leadership (GIRL) Camps to Solano County for free.
These camps are focused on introducing and motivating middle school girls to learn computing and STEM concepts through a fun and robotics-based curriculum.
Youth Development Department Educators of the Year 2018-19! Click on the photo to learn more.