Education

Stomper, the Oakland A's mascot, visits Kelly Fimbres' second grade class
at Peres Elementary School to deliver donated classroom supplies. (Photo
courtesy Edelman/Chevron)

Chevron funds classroom projects in annual Fuel Your School program

Kelly Fimbres' students were thrilled with Stomper, the Oakland A's mascot who arrived in an oversized Chevron car to help deliver the goods.
Richmond High students begin their afternoon at SEAYL with snacks and icebreakers. (Photo by: Zainab Khan)

Little Leaders: Group provides after-school safe space for youth of color

Tucked away in the back corner of Richmond’s Community Health for Asian Americans (CHAA) center sits a hand-painted poster that reads “SEAYL IS IN.”
Kennedy High School players celebrate after their 35-6 victory over Richmond High School on Friday, Oct. 10. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

In annual cross-town rivalry, Kennedy Eagles best Richmond High Oilers

The Kennedy Eagles use a late interception to break open a heated contest against cross-town rivals Richmond High for a 35-6 victory.
Student shows off the solar oven she is building for the day's science activity

A North Richmond after school program provides a safe haven for elementary students to learn and grow

The Little Ladies and Little Gents Program in North Richmond provides boys and girls in the 4th, 5th and 6th grade a safe haven to learn and develop in the comforts of their own community.
Some observers are skeptical that charter schools like  Aspire's California College Preparatory (above) perform as well as public schools whose funds they could potentially take from. (Photo by Candese Charles.)

As school board considers two new charter schools, inconsistent results sound note of caution

The WCCUSD Board of Education will make a recommendation on Nov. 12 whether to support a proposal to start two new charters that would enroll 312 students in grades K-5 and 420 students in grades...
De Anza High School students, Ariel Vega '16 (left), Angelina Quilici '15 (middle) , and Sonila Shakeel '16 are all currently in the law academy. (Photo by Faviola Leyva)

At De Anza High School’s law academy, students get preparation for professional world

De Anza’s three-year-old law academy brings in practicing Bay Area lawyers to give students a real-life view of the legal world. The program is designed to give students a head start on a legal career.
School board candidates debated school lunches, teacher training and charter schools at a forum held Monday at Harding Elementary School. Photo by Faviola Leyva.

School board candidates debate student nutrition, teacher training at PTA forum

Nearly 70 people gathered at Harding Elementary School to listen to the ten WCCUSD school board candidates running for election this November.
A traditional, Mexican "ballet folklorico" is performed by two colorfully-clad Richmond High School dancers. (Photo by Candessa Charles)

National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated at school board meeting

Dancers and musicians from local middle and high schools spiced up Wednesday's WCCUSD school board meeting. The students' performances were in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Supt. Harter reviews district strategies during Tuesday's meeting at JFK High School. (Photo by Candese Charles)

WCCUSD committee brings parents together to discuss progress, data, and sustaining goals

The John F. Kennedy High School Library was filled with a multicultural group of students, staff, parents, teachers, and union members Tuesday night as West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) held the school year’s...
Chevron opened its doors for more than 400 people on its annual Community Tour Day. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

A community tour of Chevron’s Richmond refinery full of eye-popping sights

Chevron's Community Tour Day last Saturday showed Richmond residents the inside of the 2,900 acre refinery and the progress of the refinery modernization project.