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SLVUSD Builds a New
State-of-the-Art Field



TODAY in SLV, we show our pride, COUGAR PRIDE, through excellence, both in the classroom and on the field.

For the San Lorenzo Valley, we know that sports and athletics bring students, staff, and the community together. We proudly provide the fields, courts, and stages for young and old alike - to learn the lessons that last a lifetime.

With pride, the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District has completed the project to build a new Football and Soccer Field at SLVHS.

The field was designed for both student safety and environmental preservation. A high-quality "Brock" system (padding under the turf) was installed for student safety and drainage. Tested during manufacturing and installation, the layered padding provides a cushion for impact. It also sheds water from the field, which is necessary during periods of heavy rainfall. Once the "Brock" panels have reached the end of their usefulness, the panels are recycled, remanufactured, and reused. Cork and sand, natural materials that are environmentally friendly, non-toxic, and sustainable, were also used on the field.
Through many hours and days of labor, the field was transformed from a dilapidated flood prone gauntlet to a new generation safe and environmentally friendly turf field. This modern field provides a more durable, cooler, safer, and longer lasting surface for students and community, is presented with Cougar Pride to the SLV community.
SLVUSD says THANK YOU to our students, staff and community for your patience and support!

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San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District
325 Marion Ave.
Ben Lomond, CA 95005
(831) 336-5194
 The SLV Showcases Facilities
Learning spaces that benefit students and the community.
Performing Arts Center
Measure O, the SLVUSD Facility Bond of 2008, was highly supported by the SLV community. With the ongoing guidance of the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee, the district was able to build a state-of-the-art theater that is equipped with "professional standard" sound, lighting, and stage electronics to support the SLVHS and SLVMS theater program. The SLV Performing Arts Center (PAC) continues to provide students access to both stage-craft, drama, and technical theater instruction. 
Library & Learning Space
After a fire at the SLVHS Library, it became apparent that the district needed to rebuild. With the guidance of the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee, the district maximized building projects by utilizing bond finances, district resources, and the downturn in the economy. The SLVHS & SLVMS Library and Learning Center continue to offer students a productive space to work and study. SLVMS offers a library space and MakerSpace with activities, games, crafts, and building options for all students.

~ Science Education ~

SLVE Science Wing

The San Lorenzo Valley Elementary (SLVE) science wing offers a science classroom designed to promote inquiry learning and hands-on activities for students. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) require students to explore, consider, test, hypothesis, and prove their thinking with evidence-based reasoning.

BaySci Teacher Education

The teachers in SVLUSD are part of a 3-year science education program sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. The BaySci (University of California, Berkeley) Science Program for educators builds science programs to meet the needs of the 21st century.

BCE Science Wing

With a focus on environmental science and a heart for conservation, Boulder Creek Elementary (BCE) utilizes the science facility to build environmental literacy in students. Outdoor education, recycling, and reuse activities help students learn valuable lessons related to the environment.
Playgrounds, shade structures, access ramps, and playing spaces were remodeled or replaced with Measure O
SLV is grateful to the Measure O Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee. Thank you for your commitment and service. We Are SLV!

Mary Ann Claire
Laura Garcia
Lorna Gutierrez
Cameron Haste
Nicole Launder-Berridge
Ralph LeRoux
Elaine Rinkert
Sue Seeger
Jim Sikora
Peter Tasseff
Coco Walter
Susan Willats
Nan Wojcik

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Ben Lomond, CA  95005

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