SMCOE News & Views

Staffing Changes at SMCOE

Clockwise from top left: Anjanette Pelletier, Jeneé Littrell, Alyson Suzuki, Mefula FairleyThe new school year brings several staffing changes to SMCOE:

Anjanette Pelletier, Associate Superintendent, Special Education Local Plan Area

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Grant to Support Safe Routes to School

The SMCOE's Safe Routes to School program and the County of San Mateo’s Health Policy and Planning (HPP) received a $100,000 grant from the California…

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Building Trauma-Informed Systems

Trauma-informed principles should be applied in schools at the student, staff, and organizational level to support student success.This fall, SMCOE will assist local educators in creating trauma-informed systems to support their students, especially those who have experienced trauma in their lives.

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Opening of IHSD @ Ravenswood

IHSD Executive Director Angel Barrios, San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools Anne E. Campbell, 4C's Executive Director David Fleishman, and East Palo Alto Mayor Ruben Abrica were present at the grand opening.This month saw the grand opening of IHSD @ Ravenswood, a new preschool…

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SMCOE Staff Walk for Heart Health

Education Data Analyst Clarissa Tom (left) and Administrative Assistant Dalma Sato (right) pose at the 2017 Heart Walk."I thought I might be coming down with bronchitis or even pneumonia,” shared Dalma Sato, administrative assistant in SMCOE's Early Learning Support Services…

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2018 Latino Report Card is Unveiled

San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools-Elect Nancy MageeLatino students in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties have made gains in recent years on several indicators, however serious gaps persist, according to the 2018 Silicon Valley Latino Report Card. The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley released the…

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Math Course Sequences Matter

District administrators and educators gather with their teams to share their math sequences.What is the math course objective for the senior year of high school?

This question was the focus of discussions this month on math placement and course alignment for students within San Mateo County as part of SMCOE's…

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McKinley Institute of Technology Wins SMCOE's First-Ever Excellence in Education and Equity Award

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Burlingame Students Collect Books for a Library in Africa

Members of the Burlingame Leos Club, the teen group affiliated with the Burlingame Lions Club, are collecting children's books to establish a community library in Malawi, Africa. They are asking donors who want to contribute gently used books at the preschool through eighth grade reading level to drop them off in the office of any school in the Burlingame School District, Burlingame High School…

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South Francisco High School Students Win Hackathon

Five South San Francisco High School students, four of which are in AP Computer Science, won first place in in ANova Hacks, 2018, a 24-hour hackathon for high school students. The hackathon was organized by ANova, a University of California-Berkeley computer science service club ( 


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