Imperial County Office of Education https://www.icoe.org/rss.xml en ICOE Hires New Associate Superintendent of Operations https://www.icoe.org/news/icoe-hires-new-associate-superintendent-operations <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">ICOE Hires New Associate Superintendent of Operations</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2017-01/Alex%20Wells%20lo%20res.jpg" width="500" height="667" alt="Alex Wells, ICOE Associate Superintendent of Operations" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/toddevangelisticoeorg" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="todd.evangelist@icoe.org">todd.evangelis…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:17</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Alex Wells</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Wednesday, January 18, 2017 </strong></p> <p><em>El Centro</em> – The Imperial County Office of Education (ICOE) announces the hiring of Alex Wells as Associate Superintendent of Operations, where he will oversee the Business, Technology, Facilities, and Human Resources functions of the organization.  An Imperial County native, Wells comes to ICOE from the El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) where he spent the last ten years as the Chief Financial Officer and Controller.</p> <p>“I’m extremely excited to have Alex join our team.  His background and experience, combined with his strong character and demeanor, will fit nicely with our leadership model and our culture at ICOE,” said Dr. Todd Finnell, County Superintendent of Schools.</p> <p>Wells, will join the executive leadership team at ICOE, where he will assist with strategic and organizational planning and support alongside Amanda Brooke, Deputy Superintendent for Academic and Student Programs.  "I’m really looking forward to joining the team at ICOE,” commented Wells.  “It is my absolute privilege to help promote ICOE’s mission of providing the best educational opportunities for our community’s children and their families." </p> <p>A product of local schools, Wells earned two bachelor’s degrees from Claremont McKenna College in Economics/Accounting and Government while serving as captain of the university baseball team and member of the President’s Society. In 2015, Wells earned his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Phoenix.  Prior to ECRMC, Wells worked as Financial Controller and CFO in the local agriculture industry.  Immediately after college, Wells worked several years for the large multinational accounting firm of Deloitte &amp; Touche, LLP in Los Angeles. </p> <p>The addition of Wells fills the vacancy created when Damon Smith accepted a position with the Riverside County Office of Education.</p> <p><strong>ICOE’s Role in Education</strong><br /> The Imperial County Office of Education is an intermediatory agency for the 16 local school districts and the California Department of Education.  Working with local educators, ICOE provides support and often direct instruction for the over 37,000 students in Imperial County.  With an annual budget of $111 million, ICOE operates programs and services in every community throughout Imperial County in addition to serving as the lead agency in a state-wide initiative for high speed connectivity in K12 classrooms.  Locally, ICOE employs over 400 educators and support staff who strive towards the vision of empowering our community to be an ideal place to live, learn and work! </p> </div> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:17:36 +0000 todd.evangelist@icoe.org 371 at https://www.icoe.org ICOEnnections January 2017 https://www.icoe.org/news/icoennections-january-2017 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">ICOEnnections January 2017</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2017-01/Celebration_of_Education_2017_160x160.png" width="668" height="668" alt="Celebration of Education" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/mmezaicoeorg" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mmeza@icoe.org</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/10/2017 - 09:30</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Celebration of Education Save the Date</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Click here for our <a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwC7DLC52ejLMXBSZlFfb3JGMEU">January 2017</a> community edition of the monthly ICOEnnections publication.</p> <p>Because outstanding achievement deserves celebration... ICOE will host its 2nd Annual Celebration of Education on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm. The Celebration of Education is an annual recognition and celebration of our county’s top educational achievements.  The event will include various student performances, artwork on display and highlights of students’ outstanding accomplishments. Be prepared to be inspired and wowed by the talent of our students and the amazing work of our local schools!</p> <p>Read about this and other valley-wide stories in this month's ICOEnnections (<a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwC7DLC52ejLMXBSZlFfb3JGMEU">Click here</a>)</p> <ul><li>2017 Celebration of Education Save the Date</li> <li>6th Annual English Language Learner Institute</li> <li>Curriculum and Instruction Updates</li> <li>Alternative Education Graduation</li> <li>Diving into the GED – Alternative Pathways Training</li> <li>Spelling Bee Competition</li> <li>Little Roadrunners Update</li> <li>Path to University Leadership Conference</li> <li>Annual Speech and Debate Regional Tournament</li> <li>Circle of Friends Update</li> </ul></div> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:46 +0000 mmeza@icoe.org 360 at https://www.icoe.org SWB Receives Grant to Provide Support to Victims of Bullying https://www.icoe.org/news/swb-receives-grant-provide-support-victims-bullying <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">SWB Receives Grant to Provide Support to Victims of Bullying</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2016-12/GettyImages-162329844.-RESIZE.jpg" width="250" height="375" alt="Student Well Being Receives Grant to Provide Support to Victims of Bullying" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/rsalgado" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rsalgado</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/14/2016 - 10:21</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Counselor provides support to young student</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Bullying &amp; School Violence Advocacy (XB) Program will focus on direct services to victims. Often, the focus is on Bullying Prevention, not in assisting the victim. Victims of bullying are usually left to deal with the emotional and psychological damage from these incidents by themselves.</p> <p>The Imperial County Office of Education understands that bullying and school violence is a serious issue with devastating and profound impacts to the school experience for all children/teens involved – the victims who are bullied, the perpetrators who bully, and the witnesses or bystanders who see it happen. ICOE’s XB Program will work to assist schools to provide a safe and healthy school environment for learning and personal development for all students. </p> <p>A study completed by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health found that 32% of middle and high school students experienced some form of bullying. It is important to address the victims’ needs during these traumatic events and provide them the support they require.</p> <p>For more information please contact the Student Well Being Office at ICOE.<br /> Telephone (760) 312-6498 Fax (760) 312-6576<br /> Hours: 8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday</p> </div> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:21:27 +0000 rsalgado 354 at https://www.icoe.org ICOEnnections December 2016 https://www.icoe.org/news/icoennections-december-2016 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">ICOEnnections December 2016</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2016-12/Thumbnail_ICOEnnections_December_2016.PNG" width="411" height="335" alt="SWB Poster Contest Grand Prize Winner" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/mmezaicoeorg" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mmeza@icoe.org</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 12/12/2016 - 16:27</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Renato Montaño, Superintendent, Central Union High School, congratulates Grand Prize Winner, Ana Sofia R.<br /> Ana Sofia is an 11th Grade student at Southwest High School.</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <h2><a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwC7DLC52ejLbnByS0laOU1nVVU">Click here for our December 2016</a><a class="0" href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwC7DLC52ejLbUMzY2RPNzJXRTg" target="_blank"><span class="0"><span class="element-invisible"> </span></span></a><a class="0" href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwC7DLC52ejLLWVyLVNEUkkwZW8" target="true"><span class="0"><span class="element-invisible"> </span></span></a> community edition of the monthly ICOEnnections publication.</h2> <p>It’s official! The 2016 Imperial County Office of Education Red Ribbon Poster Contest Winners have been announced.<br /> ICOE’s Student Well-Being Department judged 2,444 entries from 40 schools throughout Imperial County. The theme this year was:  <br /> “You Only Live Once. Be Drug Free!”</p> <p>Read about this and other valley-wide stories in this month's ICOEnnections (<a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwC7DLC52ejLbnByS0laOU1nVVU">Click here</a>)</p> <ul><li>2016 Red Ribbon Poster Contest Winners</li> <li>New Job Posting: Assistant/Associate Superintendent of Operations</li> <li>ICOE Blood Drive</li> <li>Cattle Call Mini Rodeo</li> <li>IVCEC PTO Domino’s Fundraiser</li> <li>Curriculum and Instruction Updates</li> <li>Alternative Education Updates</li> <li>Rodeo Day at Little Roadrunners Preschool</li> <li>Migrant Education Program Updates</li> <li>K12HSN Updates</li> </ul></div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:27:34 +0000 mmeza@icoe.org 353 at https://www.icoe.org ICOE's John Lazarcik talks with Small Town News Podcast https://www.icoe.org/news/icoes-john-lazarcik-talks-small-town-news-podcast <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">ICOE&#039;s John Lazarcik talks with Small Town News Podcast</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2016-12/IMG_6285%20copy.jpg" width="650" height="468" alt="John Lazarcik" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/toddevangelisticoeorg" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="todd.evangelist@icoe.org">todd.evangelis…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:45</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">John Lazarcik</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>ICOE's Science Guy, John Lazarcik, takes time to chat with Gil Rebollar on the Small Town News Podcast.  With new things on the horizon, Imperial County could be a hotbed for science.</p> <p> </p><iframe id="audio_iframe" src="https://www.podbean.com/media/player/depwx-651808?skin=11" width="100%" height="100" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></div> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:45:13 +0000 todd.evangelist@icoe.org 351 at https://www.icoe.org ICOE's Keila Rodriguez on Small Town News Podcast https://www.icoe.org/news/icoes-keila-rodriguez-small-town-news-podcast <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">ICOE&#039;s Keila Rodriguez on Small Town News Podcast</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2016-12/KeilaRodriguez.jpg" width="600" height="413" alt="Keila Rodriguez" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/toddevangelisticoeorg" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="todd.evangelist@icoe.org">todd.evangelis…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/06/2016 - 22:21</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Keila Rodriguez</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="100" id="audio_iframe" scrolling="no" src="https://www.podbean.com/media/player/fgmhy-6549f4" width="100%"></iframe></p> </div> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:21:19 +0000 todd.evangelist@icoe.org 350 at https://www.icoe.org Cattle Call Mini Rodeo held for Imperial County’s Special Needs Children and Adults https://www.icoe.org/news/cattle-call-mini-rodeo-held-imperial-county’s-special-needs-children-and-adults <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Cattle Call Mini Rodeo held for Imperial County’s Special Needs Children and Adults</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2016-11/resize%20%281%20of%201%29-4.jpg" width="240" height="319" alt="Jordan Hurtado - One of the spectators for Cattle Call&#039;s Mini Rodeo" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/rsalgado" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rsalgado</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/16/2016 - 12:32</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Jordan Hurtado - One of the spectators for Cattle Call&#039;s Mini Rodeo</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img alt="Woman on horse" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7bbc013a-9334-43e8-a16c-10e56daf74fa" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/resize%20%281%20of%201%29-5.jpg" class="align-right" /></p> <p>Brawley Cattle Call Arena hosted the 28<sup>th</sup> Annual Mini Rodeo for Special Needs Children and Adults on November 9<sup>th</sup>, 2016. With Cattle Call week hosting a myriad of activities each day, the Mini Rodeo has become one of the largest involving every portion of the county.</p> <p>Campuses from throughout Imperial County sent students with disabilities to provide them with the up-close experience of the rodeo competition.  Classic rodeo events such as barrel racing, team roping, bull riding and others were highlighted for the spectators.</p> <p> </p> </div> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:32:46 +0000 rsalgado 347 at https://www.icoe.org Award Winners Celebrated by Migrant Education Program Regional Advisory Council https://www.icoe.org/news/award-winners-celebrated-migrant-education-program-regional-advisory-council <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Award Winners Celebrated by Migrant Education Program Regional Advisory Council</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2016-11/winners%20square.jpg" width="540" height="589" alt="Migrant Ed. Award Winners" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/rsalgado" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rsalgado</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/16/2016 - 09:17</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Top left: Maria Carbajal, bottom left: Brenda Torres, top right: Martyn Lizarraga, bottom right: Joe Anaya</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Migrant Education's Regional Advisory Council selected the Regional 2017 migrant parent of the year, the Alumnus of the year, honor student, and the logo of the year on October 12th.</p> <p>Migrant students submitted their logo drawings and parents selected a parent, an alumnus and an honor student to represent them at the 16<sup>th</sup> Annual Parent Conference held on Saturday, November 5th, 2016. The winners will also be representing the Migrant Education Program at the 38th Statewide Annual Parent Conference on March 10-12, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.</p> <p>The following will be representing the Migrant Education Program at the 38th Statewide Regional Parent Conference:</p> <p>Parent of the Year: Maria Carbajal from Calexico Unified School District.</p> <p>Alumnus of the Year: Joe Anaya from Brawley Elementary School District.</p> <p>Honor Student of the Year: Martyn Lizarraga, a 12th grade migrant student from Central Union High School.</p> <p>Logo of the Year: Brenda Torres, a 12th grade student from Central Union High School.</p> <p><img alt="Logo" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3196e089-524e-4a39-9e6d-acfa94406739" height="269" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Brenda%20Torres%20-%20Logo.jpg" width="182" class="align-left" /></p> </div> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:17:26 +0000 rsalgado 346 at https://www.icoe.org Migrant Ed. on Small Town News https://www.icoe.org/news/migrant-ed-small-town-news <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Migrant Ed. on Small Town News</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2016-11/amelia-1.jpg" width="320" height="240" alt="Amelia Rosas-Carlos in podcast interview with Gil Rebollar" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/rsalgado" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rsalgado</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/16/2016 - 08:58</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Amelia Rosas-Carlos in podcast interview with Gil Rebollar</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Recently Amelia Rosas-Carlos, coordinator with ICOE’s Migrant Education sat down with Gil Rebollar, host of Small Town News Podcast, to discuss the Migrant Education Program here in Imperial County.  Over 7,000 students here locally receive services from the Migrant Ed. Program.</p> <p>The Small Town News Podcast is a local endeavor that was started by Gil Rebollar.  Upcoming interviews are scheduled with ICOE’s John Lazarcik who discusses the major changes to California’s science curriculum and the Principal at ICOE’s Alternative Education program here in Imperial County which services students who have had difficulties in traditional school systems.</p> <p>Listen to the <a href="http://gilrebollar.podbean.com/e/episode-74-amelia-rosas-carlos-migrant-education-program-academic-and-health-support-services-supervisor/?token=7f491606862daca1e53cf2da0b3d0e3f">Small Town News Podcast episode here.</a></p> </div> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:58:44 +0000 rsalgado 345 at https://www.icoe.org ICOEnnections November 2016 https://www.icoe.org/news/icoennections-november-2016 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">ICOEnnections November 2016</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2016-11/Thumbnail_Kinsey.PNG" width="370" height="250" alt="Shirley Kinsey and Training Participants" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/mmezaicoeorg" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mmeza@icoe.org</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/14/2016 - 14:41</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">On October 26, ICOE welcomed Khalil, Shirley, and Bernard Kinsey to the Imperial Palms Resort. Over 100 teachers from across Imperial County met and discussed the relevance of Primary Sources. </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <h2><a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwC7DLC52ejLbUMzY2RPNzJXRTg">Click here for our November 2016</a><a class="0" href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwC7DLC52ejLLWVyLVNEUkkwZW8" target="true"><span class="0"><span class="element-invisible"> </span></span></a> community edition of the monthly ICOEnnections publication.</h2> <p>The Imperial County Office of Education hosted a community event to showcase The Kinsey African-American Art and History Collection on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.</p> <p>Read about this and other valley-wide stories in this month's ICOEnnections (<a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwC7DLC52ejLbUMzY2RPNzJXRTg">Click here</a>)</p> <ul><li>Kinsey Collection Reception and Training on October 25-26</li> <li>Kinsey Collection Unit/Lesson Plans</li> <li>Community Announcements</li> <li>Curriculum and Instruction Updates</li> <li>ICOE Infant-Toddler Program</li> <li>CASBO Training</li> <li>Garden Kick-Off at Little Roadrunners Preschool</li> <li>Alternative Education Updates, including the HOSA Fundraiser</li> <li><em>Las Primeras Award</em></li> <li><em>Migrant Education Program Updates</em></li> <li>Student Well-Being Department Updates, including the AmeriCorps swearing-in ceremony, the Foster and Homeless Youth Programs and Services, and the Bullying and School Violence Advocacy Grant.</li> <li>Imperial County Counselors' Roundtable</li> </ul></div> </div> </div> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 22:41:08 +0000 mmeza@icoe.org 344 at https://www.icoe.org