Pacific School News and Recognition
Award-Winning Student Videos!
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:
Pacific School has been featured in the following stories and videos:
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!
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.