To make for a happy Thanksgiving for everyone, the Live Oak High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is once again asking the community to support its annual Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive. Students will be collecting cans and other non perishables along with monetary donations, and 100 percent of everything collected will be used to help 125 underprivileged families in the Morgan Hill Unified School District.
Isela Banuelos, a junior at Sobrato, has been selected as one of 12 semi-finalists for the Student Member of the State School Board for the 2007-08 school year. She is attending a state conference - the Student Advisory Board on Education - Nov. 4-8. As a part of the conference, she will share a short video presentation about herself and her qualifications for the position. Conference delegates, after viewing the 12 presentations, will narrow the field to six semi-finalists by secret ballot. Those six will be interviewed by the State Board of Education screening committee on Nov. 7, and three finalists will be recommended. The governor will select the student representative himself, likely in July 2007, and the new state board representative's first meeting will be Sept. 12 and 13.
The Morgan Hill Federation of Teachers has announced its endorsement of candidates for the four open seats on the Morgan Hill Unified School District Board of Education. Union members are supporting candidates Bart Fisher, Amina Khemici, Don Moody and Shelle Thomas.
National Bullying Prevention Awareness Week is Oct. 22–28. Educational activities aimed at getting students to talk about inappropriate behavior are sponsored by PACER National Center for Bullying Prevention and co-sponsored by the National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education, National Education Association and National PTA.