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<br /> SanJoaquinCountyOfficeofEducation<br /> ANNUAL<br /> REPORT<br /> Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Roth<br /> Letter from Superintendent of Schools • Mick Founts, Ed.D.<br /> Education has always faced challenges. Not all students learn in the same way, or<br /> in the same amount of time; yet, our schools, due to reduced funding and increased<br /> legislation, are being forced to reduce opportunities for our youth. A challenge. There<br /> are many different ways for students to let us know what they know, understand, and<br /> are able to do; yet, in actuality, our schools are called on to describe what students<br /> know in one test, one way. A challenge. Technology can help students access all of<br /> the facts, statistics, studies, and information that any one person, or one country,<br /> could ever need; yet, schools are often forced to ask students to restate those<br /> facts…simply. A challenge.<br /> Education has always faced challenges. We all want to <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=1"> SanJoaquinCountyOfficeofEducation ANNUAL REPORT </a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=2"> Letter from Superintendent of Schools • Mick Foun</a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=3"> Champions Programs Public Information Office Aw</a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=4"> H armony • Northern California Solar Regatta • Ju</a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=5"> at one.Harmony was her last chance to give r he</a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=6"> Multilingual Education • Bridging the language ga</a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=7"> ew Hope, are challenged to restructure eaching t</a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=8"> San Joaquin County Teacher and Classified School </a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=9"> Matt McDaniels </a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=10"> When Paige Van Laar was brought home from the hos</a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=11"> Photo courtesy of Harmony Evangelisti, Stagg High</a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=12"> High school junior Rene Jimenez is an all- around</a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=13"> when provided with tangible thematic instruction;</a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=14"> Student Events • The verdict is in: Venture Acade</a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=15"> ACADEMIC DECATHLON Overall Team: Tracy High, </a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=16"> A Conversation with... Speaker series brought edu</a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=17"> VAM TV with Stefanie Cruz </a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=18"> 150 120 90 60 30 San Joaquin County Office of</a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=19"> The business side of education The fiscal resourc</a> <a title="Annual Report 2012 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/566ae16d?page=20"> A publication of the Public Information Office </a>