Bianca Moya, plays the postal carrier bringing the attendance sheet to the office and Esteban Guzman donning a constable's helmet as her police escort, the pair of Starlight Elementary School kindergarteners got their educational careers under way on Wednesday during the first day of classes. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
Starlight Elementary School students check rosters posted outside the office to see who will be their classmates right before the morning bell on Wednesday. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel Eileen Drabinski's students participate in an activity at the Watsonville Trash Museum at the city's landfill on San Andreas Road on Monday.
A pair of H.A. Hyde fourth graders peek into the Trash Museum after arriving at the Watsonville landfill on Monday.
Eileen Drabinski's H.S Hyde School fourth graders check out the Watsonville city landfill during a field trip on Monday.
H.A. Hyde Elementary School fourth grader Kevin Zayas sorts through items on the recycle line conveyer during a visit to the Trash Museum at City of Watsonville's Landfill on Monday.
The Trash Museum's Wall of Garbage is a fitting backdrop for City of Watsonville's Environmental Education Coordinator Tami Stolzenthaler as she leads recycling-based games for students on Monday.
Daniela Medrano, a summer school student at Calabasas Elementary School, plays during recess on Thursday in Watsonville. (Julia Moore/Sentinel)
Members of the SLV class of 2010 are all smiles as they walk the school's hallways for the final time as students on their way to commencement ceremonies Friday at the school. (Bill Lovejoy/Sentinel)
Taylor Lewis, who graduated from Scotts Valley High on Wednesday, has a fence clearing vantage point to get a shot of her boyfriend graduating at SLV High Friday. (Bill Lovejoy/Sentinel)
SLV grad Rochelle Lee helps a 2010 classmate with a balky flower lei before commencement ceremonies Fridat in Felton. (Bill Lovejoy/Santa Cruz Sentinel)
Third grader Arlett Maldonado and second grader Karin Valencia work to find the missing numbers on a math grid while other students work on timed problems at Gault Elementary School's Math Festival on Thursday. Photo by Shmuel Thaler.