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THANK YOU TO BUSINESS HOSTS Local businesses hosted a Stanislaus County teacher (or two) to intern for forty hours this summer. Stanislaus Partners In Education (SPIE) pays the teacher and Worker’s Comp is covered by the instructor’s district. This is an opportunity for business to have a direct impact on what the teacher/intern teaches in the classroom to students, who, ultimately, could be your future employee.

Development; Never Boring Design; City of Modesto PIO; Congressman Harder’s Office; The Modesto Nuts; The Village Butcher; Alchemy Bread; Community Hospice; Central Valley Ag Group; Burchell Nursery; United Cerebral Palsy; Stanislaus County; Stanislaus County Public Works; Greens on Tenth; Stanislaus County CSA; Sutter Health; Dairy Veterinary Services; Sierra Vista.

This summer 30 Stanislaus County teachers interned in businesses/industry.

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The SPIE Board sincerely thanks this year’s intern hosts: G3 Enterprises, Inc.; E & J Gallo Winery; Modesto Police Department; Center for Human Services; Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department; Turlock Irrigation District; The Modesto Bee; Sutter Health; United Way; Huff Construction; Workforce



By Dr. Sara Noguchi, Ed.D., Superintendent, Modesto City Schools


My first year as Superintendent for Modesto City Schools was a whirlwind – I was humbled and touched by the support and warm welcome I received a year ago, and I’m extremely proud of the partnerships that I’ve nurtured with the Board of Education, our staff, the students and their families, and the local community. Through these partnerships and collaborative efforts, we were able to accomplish great things and reach new heights … and we already have forward momentum propelling us into this new school year.

District Goal One: Increase academic achievement and ensure equitable access to enable all students to attain college and career readiness.

I spent a good portion of the first few months of the last school year on my “Looking, Listening, and Learning” journey. During this time, I remained focused on gathering and assessing data by meeting with as many stakeholders as possible to gain an understanding of how Modesto City Schools effectively accomplishes our endeavor to support students as well as to identify areas where we could grow and be more innovative. The feedback I received from those meetings was compiled and used by a diverse set of stakeholders to create the following Strategic Goals for the District (more detail is available online at www.

District Goal Four: Ensure the District is fiscally and operationally sound.


District Goal Two: Ensure all employees have access to high quality professional development. District Goal Three: Provide a safe, welcoming, and respectful learning environment for every member of the school community while ensuring effective district-wide communication for students, staff, families, and community partners.

District Goal Five: Recruit, hire, train, and retain high quality staff. These goals align with our “Vision, Mission & Values” statements and provide a clear focus for all staff that will guide our work to improve student outcomes. Because at Modesto City Schools, we stand united – as educators, as staff, as mentors, and as resources to the students and families we serve – in our focus on making students’ learning experiences the top priority for our district.

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Progress Magazine September 2019  

Progress Magazine September 2019