VAPAA Building makes its debut

The start of the second semester has signaled the official opening of the bond measure-funded Visual and Performing Arts and Academic (VAPAA) building on the campus of San Benito High School. The building also houses some social science classes. Heather Nichols, division chair of the VAPA Department and a dance educator and advisor, said her department is appreciative of the new building that houses "professional-standard classrooms in dance, visual arts and ceramics."


Film details the impact of the digital era on teens

South County Cal-SOAP will present "Screenagers!" a one-hour movie about teenagers and how they are impacted by the digital era in which we live, on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 11 and 12 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. in the Gilroy High School Theater. This event is open to all families in the community. Call 669-205-5474 if you have any questions. Tickets may be purchased in advance using the links below, or at the door. The cost is $5 per ticket.

LGBTQ youth support discussion to be held at SBHS

Assemblyman Tony Thurmond will be joined at San Benito High School on Friday, Jan. 5 by education leaders and social justice groups for a discussion addressing bullying and providing resources for educators to support LGBTQ students in schools. The discussion will be held from 3:15-4:15 p.m. on campus and a call-in number is available for those who cannot be there (712-770-4010, access code: 267256). To RSVP or for more information, call or email Rodolfo Rivera Aquino at (916) 319-2015/[email protected]

Bettencourt earns Key To Student Success award

Congratulations to San Benito High School District Transportation Supervisor Kristy Bettencourt for being selected as the district's recipient of the Key To Student Success Award sponsored by Superintendent Krystal Lomanto and the San Benito County Office of Education. This is the inaugural presentation of the award. Bettencourt for the following reasons:

- Collaborative work with the SBCOE and North County Joint Unified School District to support their transportation needs.

- Ensuring all students are transported safely to and from school and events.