Innovations in Education

The 2014-15 School Year Was a Perfect Partnership

The 2014-15 School Year Was a Perfect Partnership

By Henry Castaniada, Superintendent, Soquel Union Elementary School District It is hard to believe that we are completing the 2014-15 school year. Throughout this school year our children and staff have benefited tremendously from the incredible support that was demonstrated by our parents. We were able to create dynamic learning opportunities through our talented staff […]

Mathematicians of the Future

Mathematicians of the Future

By Henry Castaniada, Superintendent, Soquel Union Elementary School District We have been very fortunate to have Ms. Christina Rucker, a fifth grade teacher at Main Street School, develop an instructional pilot program in the area of Math. Ms. Rucker specializes in fifth grade Common Core Standards in the area of Math that allows her to […]

Noteworthy News

Noteworthy News

By Henry Castaniada, Superintendent, Soquel Union Elementary School District Academic Rigor Recently Mr. Craig Broadhurst, Principal of New Brighton Middle School, engaged in a lively conversation with his staff regarding academic rigor. He provided his staff a definition of academic rigor that I believe captures the spirit of the new Common Core State Standards that […]

Student Assessments

Student Assessments

Exciting New Technology & Planning Internet Access During the past year we have explored various options to improve our district’s bandwidth that would allow our students easier access to the Internet. I am pleased to announce that as of February 1 our access to the Internet for students and staff will increase over 2,000 PERCENT! […]

Exceptional Teacher Training Through the Cotsen Foundation

Exceptional Teacher Training Through the Cotsen Foundation

During the past three years our District has been highly involved with the Cotsen Foundation in Southern California. The Cotsen Foundation, www.cotsen.org, is an amazing foundation dedicated to the commitment of improving the excellence of teaching. The support and guidance that we receive from the Cotsen Foundation is one of the most influential partnerships in […]

SUESD News

SUESD News

Great News From Soquel Union Elementary School District Excitement continues to build as we prepare for another outstanding school year. During the summer months we have been extremely busy hiring excellent new teachers, front office school staff, a Director of Curriculum and a Director of Student Services. We are very fortunate to hire individuals who […]