Interview with David Wiesner

David Wiesner has illustrated more than twenty award-winning books and has won the Caldecott Medal three times. Many of his books have no words but the highly imaginative illustrations spark the imagination and take readers on fantastical adventures. Mrs. Koller’s … Continue reading

Helping Children Talk About the Fires and their Fears

Dear Teachers, Parents and Grandparents, I know you are concerned about how the trauma of the North Bay fires are impacting the children in your lives. For North Bay children, these fires will be a defining moment. All too many … Continue reading

Its time to SIGN UP for the 2017 STEM Gravity Race Car Challenge

Rev Up STEM Studies with Real-World, Hands-On Fun! Last year ten schools took the STEM Gravity Race Car Challenge. A hugely popular and high octane STEM education collaboration between Kid Scoop News, Sonoma Raceway, and Friedman’s Home Improvement. This year, … Continue reading

From Admissions to Graduation and Beyond

Retinitis pigmentosa deprived me of my vision. Though a cane allowed for some freedom, I applied to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, determined to become more independent. I met first with the admissions department and was thrilled to be accepted into the program. Continue reading

Twelve North Bay Schools Participate in Sonoma Raceway’s STEM Race Car Challenge

SONOMA, Calif. (April 28, 2016) – More than 1,300 North Bay students will take part in the 3rd annual STEM Race Car Challenge, presented by Friedman’s Home Improvement. This school-based event, which is a partnership with Sonoma Raceway, Kid Scoop … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes at a Warriors Game

Do you ever wonder what goes on at a basketball game when there’s a time out and a commercial on TV? I found out when I went to Oracle Arena for Youth Media Day. Continue reading

The Warriors Media Experience

Three hours before the game on Easter Sunday, March 27th, I walked into Oracle Arena. All I could hear were the sounds of the Golden State Warriors players practicing and bouncing basketballs. Continue reading

STEM Race Car Challenge 2015

Trevor Perkins, PJ King, Amritpal Parmar and Charlie Cibrian captured the STEM Race Car Challenge on June 27, the culmination of a three-month program that challenged local students to develop and construct a gravity-powered car, test the effects of different factors and race them down a sloped track. Continue reading

Ready To Roll

Say you’re a third grader, sitting in class, and the teacher tells you to open your textbook to the chapter on gravity and the laws of motion. He writes “gravity” on the chalkboard in big, bold letters. You open your … Continue reading

Interviews on Warriors Ground

Kid Scoop News Young Reporters get the opportunity to meet Golden State Warriors players! by Jaret Bosarge The Golden State Warriors Youth Media Day was held at their practice facility, the Oakland Convention Center. The practice court and offices are … Continue reading