Teen: Tell Napa School District What You Want

"If there's any time to stand up for what you believe in, it's now," writes a Yountville freshman, inviting students and parents in the Napa Valley Unified School District to a dinner and conversation Tuesday night at Vintage High.

NVUSD Community Conversation, Dec. 11, 2012, 5:30 p.m., Vintage High School, 1375 Trower Ave, Napa

Does school start too early?

Do you wish class projects were more meaningful?

Do you feel like there is a missing connection between students and teachers?

How many times have you thought, "I wish I could make a difference," but never knew where to take your opinions?

As a freshman at Vintage High School, I've heard kids with a lot of great ideas on how to improve the way our school district works, but no one ever knew who to talk to or what steps to take in order to make changes happen.

I had the honor of attending the first Napa Valley Unified School District Community Conversation on October 9th, and luckily, there is another incredible opportunity in your hands this Tuesday night.

Please join your fellow middle school/high school students and parents as we unite as neighbors and discuss what needs improvement and how to make it happen.

If there's any time to stand up for what you believe in, it's now.

This second community conversation will be held at Vintage High School (1375 Trower Ave.)

A complimentary feast of delicious Mexican food will be provided, as well as child care.

Focus groups will be held in both English and Spanish to ensure that every voice is heard.

Dinner begins at 5:30-6:30pm; discussion groups with child care run from 6:30pm – 9:00pm.

The general topics of discussion include:

  • Preparing students for college and careers
  • Encouraging parent involvement in schools
  • Supporting a caring and attentive learning environment

This event is for ALL families in the NVUSD.

There is a link for this event on the NVUSD homepage (nvusd.k12.ca.us) and questions can be directed to the school district at 707-253-3511.

Additional information in Spanish and English can be found at somosnapa.org.

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