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Winter Showcase & Craft Fair will be held from 5-9 pm, Friday, December 15, at College Park High School. This art show and sale will feature artwork created by teachers and students and is the major fundraiser for the CPHS Visual Arts Boosters club, which supports art teachers and art programs at the school.

College Park Reflections Art Contest winners

Congratulations to the following winners of the PTA Reflections Art Contest: Quinn Erickson (photography); Gisela Tolentino (visual arts); Will Michael (literature); and Tessa Collins (literature). Their pieces will move on to be judged at the Mt. Diablo Council Level.

Winter Instrumental and Vocal Performance

Pleasant Middle School will be showcasing their talents on December 20 from 6-8pm in the multi-purpose room. It’s a free concert. Seats are first come, first served.

Strandwood is a National Blue Ribbon School

Eight schools in the Bay Area were selected this year as National Blue Ribbon Schools. All the winners in the Bay Area were selected because of high performance as measured by state assessments or national tests. The honor only goes to highest performing schools or schools that have closed an achievement gap. Hillcrest Elementary and Thornhill Elementary in Oakland, Lafayette Elementary in San Francisco, Strandwood Elementary in Pleasant Hill, and Evergreen Elementary in San Jose were selected. The eight schools were among 29 winners in California and 329 winners nationwide. Nominations are made by state education officials, officials with the Department of Defense Education Activity, or officials with the Bureau of Indian Education. School officials received a plaque and a flag when their school was honored at an awards ceremony on November 7 and 8 in Washington, D.C.