Of Cars and Chili

We had a swell time at the recent Rodeo Chili Cook off and Classic Car Show. We sold juices, waters and sodas to thirsty patrons and enjoyed the excellent weather and camaraderie. JSHS Teacher Dean Colombo arranged for 6 seniors to help JSEF with the event. I want to thank Dean for sending such helpful, resourceful, attentive individuals. They even went all over the event and sold Prom raffle...
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Time’s Up, Pencils Down!

It’s been a lovely, albeit cool summer in more ways than one and now we’re back to school. Somehow, even though I’m in the working world and have been for some time, summer brings a certain sense of fun and leisure to all of us and an opportunity to connect with our community. We at John Swett Education Foundation did all that and more at the cool Sugartown Festival held on July...
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Off to Camp

Off to camp they went! On June 4-6, over 50 sixth graders from Carquinez Middle School headed to Camp Concord in South Lake Tahoe for a fun-filled and educational experience in nature. Unexpected weather brought rain and snow on the first day. The kids LOVED seeing the snow falling and frolicked in the midst. The cold didn’t prevent the kids from having the time of their lives! The next day...
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Graduation Reflections

Phew…..here it is: An exciting time of year….GRADUATION! Remember your high school graduation? Hoping you wouldn’t trip while accepting your diploma (although some ended up making money with such ‘trip ups’ on American’s Funniest Videos). The rapid heart beat in high anticipation of the commencement ceremony, the often tearful ‘good-byes’ to...
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Musical at John Swett High

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a spirited Broadway Musical that is coming to John Swett High School. In an effort to build a sustainable arts program for students and the community, Board of Education member Jerry Parsons, school staff, students and community are coming together to bring you this spirited, entertaining, and thoroughly charming presentation starring our own JSHS...
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A Testing Time

JSEF just donated $1000 to John Swett High School to defray the cost of students taking Advance Placement testing. What’s that you ask? It’s a program known as the AP Program, on the high school level. This program offers standardized courses and exams to high school students. These tests are equivalent to college level and participating colleges grant credit to students who obtain...
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