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Superintendent's Letters


October 14, 2022

Superintendent Diego Ochoa

Dear San Mateo-Foster City Community,

During the month of October, the district has focused on reviewing and analyzing Science data. In our October Board Study Session,  the Board, district leaders, and I took a deep dive to review our science test score data. While this data reflects the state test score data of May 2022, the district has initiated new curricula in alignment with the 2022 - 2027 Strategic Plan.

In November 2021, the district partnered with the San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation to apply for a generous STEM grant provided by Gilead Sciences. The funding has helped establish Paxton|Patterson College and Career Ready Labs. This new innovative program aligns with the California Technical Education (CTE) standards. 

The district held a ribbon cutting that took place at a Bowditch Middle School Classroom for the newly implemented College and Career Exploration (CCE) Lab. The event was a dedication ceremony for our partners, the San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation and Gilead Sciences. Board President Alison Proctor was joined by School Board Member Kenneth Chin, Board Clerk Noelia Corzo, and Public Affairs Manager at Gilead Sciences Federico Pacheco.

Together we saw students;
-Taping ankles for the Sports Medicine unit
-Drawing blood and suturing a leg for the Nursing unit
-Reviewing fingerprints and documents to solve a case for the Criminology unit
-Mixing, remastering, and creating beats for the Digital Audio Production unit
-Creating 3D visuals with motion graphics for the Video Gaming Production Unit
-Generating electricity from wind in the Alternative Energy unit
-Making a healthy brunch croissant sandwich for the Cooking unit
...and the list goes on!

We thank Gilead Sciences for the generous donation providing our students with opportunities to explore careers and broaden their horizons. We are excited to continue this partnership to provide students with innovative approaches to learning in Science.

Diego R. Ochoa

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