Pacific School News and Recognition
FoodLab Featured in EdSource
Check out this awesome Video and Article and Podcast about Pacific School's FoodLab program!
Pacific School has also been featured in the following stories and videos:
You Are Not Alone, September 2020, San Francisco Chronicle
Clam Chowder Cookoff, February 2020, Santa Cruz Sentinel
2020 Census Underway, January 2020, City on a Hill Press
Language Ambassadors Expo Moves from Idea to Reality, April, 2019, Santa Cruz County Office of Education. A Pacific School student and teacher are quoted in the article.
May Festival Celebrates Davenport's Diverse Latino Heritage, May, 2018, Santa Cruz Sentinel
It Takes a Village to Make Boccacio Rockfish Tacos. December, 2017, Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust
A Man Fleeing a Wildfire Begged Her for Help. That's When This Kid Sprung into Action. November, 2017, Upworthy
Pacific Elementary Students Raise Money for Fire Victims, October, 2017, KSBW News
FoodLab Trains Young Chefs September, 2017, Edible Monterey Bay
Pacific School Wins Highest Level Golden Seed Award, October, 2016, California Farm to School Network
Pacific School Starts with Renovated Campus Please note a correction from the article: the school's budget is available on school website here. 8/25/2016 Santa Cruz Sentinel
Pacific School's Inventors Head to D.C. 5/12/2016 Santa Cruz Sentinel
Ms. Shore's 5th and 6th grade students create useful inventions! 2/9/2016 Santa Cruz Sentinel
Recipe for Success 6/3/2015 GoodTimes by Sally Neas
Davenport school earns award for garden curriculum - School integrates gardening into K-6 curriculum 5/14/2014 Santa Cruz Sentinel
Life Lab Receives Literacy for Life Grant 1/20/2013 Santa Cruz Sentinel
Davenport students build sandcastles with professional sand artist Kirk Rademaker 3/27/2010 Santa Cruz Sentinel
Video about FoodLab from 2009, although most of the information is still accurate
Center for Ecoliteracy Article on replicating FoodLab
Congratulations to Our Exceptional Staff and Students!
Tech/GATE: In November of 2022, Wendy Milette published her first children's book for ages 3-9. It is available on Amazon! She donated a copy to the Library and the Kindergarten.
FoodLab: In February of 2020, Emelia Miguel and Violy Law led a team of students to win first place in the Professional Theme category of the Boardwalk's annual Clam Chowder Cookoff, and in 2019 and 2018 they won second place in the same category. In 2017 they won first place for the most original professional team. 2020 Sentinel Article.
Superintendent/Principal: In 2019, Eric Gross was honored by the Association of California School Administrators as the Superintendent/Principal of the year for a three-county area.
Resource: In May of 2017, Lori Postie was named “Exceptional Special Educator” by the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). If those terms don’t mean anything to you, it is like she is special education teacher of the year for the county.
Preschool: Pacific Preschool Teacher Stacey Reynolds received the Early Educator of the Year Award at the Central Coast Early Care and Education Conference in October of 2016.
In 2023, our very own Fourth grader, Morgan Schromm, will be a published author! Poems from around the country were submitted to this year's Young American Poetry Digest. One (or more) of her poems was selected to be published. We will get to find out in October of 2023 which of her poems were selected when we receive our copy of the Digest. More information.
Congratulations 2022 Science Fair Participants!
Congratulations to all students who completed a science fair project. These students also received awards at the county level: Lily Jarosz, Mayra Arenas, Natasha Cruz-Diaz, Quinn Schromm, Teo Devorak, Trillium Russell, and Wylie Heady.
Language Ambassador Expo 2021
Check out the video of our very own Maeta Gray (3rd grade) reading in German and English for the Santa Cruz Office of Education Language Ambassador Expo 2021. Way to represent Pacific School, Maeta!
Film Festival Finalist 2021!
Congratulations to Julieta Vargas-Perez for being selected as a finalist in the Elementary School Category in the MY HERO International Film Festival!! See Julieta’s Film, You Count, here:
Pacific Students Win at Film Festival 2020!
Congratulations to these student filmmakers for winning 1st & 3rd Place in the ELEMENTARY School Category of the My Hero International Film Festival:
● 1st Place – My Dad is a Legal Resident by Julieta Vargas-Perez
● 3rd Place – Rainforest Story: The Ocelot’s Escape
by Quincy Heady, Sage Stellar-Croll, Amelia Sirota, Sadie Trauba
Award-Winning Student Videos 2019!
Congratulations to Quincy, Alex L, Sage, Amelia and Atticus for winning 1st place Elementary School Music Video and to Quincy for winning 2nd Place Music Video through the MY HERO film festival. You can view their films here:These films were produced at Pacific School with the guidance of Tech/GATE teacher Wendy Milette.