So far 2013 has been a great year for the Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation. Our presence in the community is expanding and our ability to help students is growing because of your generous support. As an Education Foundation we are unique in that we are very hands-on and serve all five school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley. Your support is vital to the foundation accomplishing its mission to help our students, teachers and schools. Whether it’s through volunteers assisting children with their reading or contributing to providing materials for programs, you have a direct impact on the educational success of our students.
Please help us to continue to support excellence in education by donating. As little as $15 will fill a bag with books for our Bag of Books Program. For $100 you become a Friend for Education for a year. Please Make a donation today.
Success Story: The “Read With Me!” Program Is Bigger Than Ever
Our in-school volunteer program began in fall of 2009 with two schools and 10 volunteers. in the Spring of 2013 we had 64 volunteers who worked in 94 classrooms, giving 1,438 hours of their time helping nearly 700 students improve their literacy skills.
2013/2014 Enrichment Program Begins
Being able to give teachers much needed materials for classrooms and school wide programs is one of our highlights of the year. Starting November 1st, teachers can apply for items to enhance the curriculum in innovative and creative ways. As an SCVEF supporter, you have put books and art in the classroom, upgraded technology, created gardens, inspired young writers and scientists, and added excitement to learning.
Our New Website
As part of our growth efforts we’ve just launched a new SCVEF website where you can learn more about the foundation and how your contributions make a positive impact on Santa Clarita Valley Schools. Also, don’t forget to Like us on Facebook and tell all your friends about the SCVEF.
Join us at Santa Clarita’s Literacy & Arts Festival!
The 7th Annual Santa Clarita’s Literacy & Arts Festival will be held on December 7th from 10am–3pm at Old Town Newhall Library. This free family-oriented event is filled with magic, delights, and excitement that surround the arts and literature. With your support and the support of our partners, we are able to give our community a day to explore and enjoy performing and visual arts, music and reading and their importance in education.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced an extension of unlimited access to myON digital books and daily news articles for students in California until Monday, Feb. 28, 2022.
The Castaic Union School District is proud to announce that the Jene Fielder Trust Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The program is open to past and present students of Castaic Middle School.
College of the Canyons women's basketball, winners of four straight, checked in as the No. 8 ranked team in the state in the first California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA) poll of the 2021-22 season, released on Jan. 26.
During the month of February, the city of Santa Clarita is teaming up with community partners to help show appreciation for our hospital staff who have been on the frontline of this pandemic for nearly two full years.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced "A Trusted Space: Redirecting Grief to Growth", a film-based program to help address increasing mental health challenges faced by students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Los Angeles County Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn called Tuesday for a thorough assessment of the Department of Children and Family Services that will place a spotlight on how well the organization is guided by evidence-based decisions and data to deliver outcomes for its clients.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported Tuesday one additional death from COVID-19 Monday, bringing the total number to 205 since the onset of the pandemic, confirmed spokesman Patrick Moody. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 36 additional deaths and 18,822 new cases of COVID-19 countywide, with 65,938 total cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
No. 6 College of the Canyons women’s basketball team won its fourth straight game 54-47 over West L.A. College at the Cougar Cage on Saturday, as Monique Febles finished with 17 points and LuLu Salloom pulled down 21 rebounds to keep COC in the win column.