CELEBRATING THE IMPROVEMENTS OF CAPUCHINO HIGH SCHOOL; Congressional Record Vol. 152, No. 124
(Extensions of Remarks - September 28, 2006)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1875-E1876]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




         CELEBRATING THE IMPROVEMENTS OF CAPUCHINO HIGH SCHOOL

                                 ______
                                 

                            HON. TOM LANTOS

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                     Wednesday, September 27, 2006

  Mr. LANTOS. Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in 
celebrating Capuchino High School's successes since the passage of the 
November 2000 bond issue, Measure D, in San Mateo County. I am so proud 
of the foresight my neighbors and friends had when they approved the 
bond that has created the extraordinary facilities, so it can match its 
high caliber students. It will be my privilege and honor to join the 
Capuchino High School community to commemorate the modernization and 
new construction provided by the bond issue, as well as the opening of 
the new Electronic Arts Technology Arts Center built with the support 
of a $200,000 grant from Electronic Arts.
  Like other high schools within my district, Capuchino has leveraged 
the $137.5 million bond measure into a $234.5 million capital 
improvement dedicated for an innovative academic and extra-curricular 
program designed to enhance the teaching-learning environment for 
students today and tomorrow.
  Mr. Speaker, Capuchino is a California Distinguished School and is 
recognized for its extraordinary didactic methods. Academically strong, 
Capuchino offers the highly prestigious International Baccalaureate 
Program and is one of only 60 schools in the state and 400 across the 
country qualified to offer such a rigorous college-preparatory 
curriculum.
  I am very proud that Electronic Arts, one of my district's largest 
employers, was able to contribute in building this state of the art 
technology arts center. Because of Capuchino High School's excellence, 
it was selected as one of 250 schools nationwide to receive a Carnegie 
Grant and was selected to share in

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a $450,000 grant collaborating in Entertainment and Media with five 
community colleges and their associated high schools.
  The school's dedication to the arts includes its Honor Band's 
selection to participate at the inauguration of President Kennedy, the 
only marching band from North America to perform at the Expo '88 
ceremonies in Australia, and has performed at various west coast events 
including the Tournament of Roses.
  Mr. Speaker, Capuchino High School has had a long history of 
achievements and I am absolutely delighted that our community is 
dedicated to the success of our children. Capuchino High School is one 
of the real gems in my district and with the help of Measure D and 
Electronic Arts, Capuchino will be able to keep up with the constantly 
changing environment that faces our children when they leave school. I 
would like to thank all those who are responsible for these much needed 
improvements and am looking forward to seeing them for myself 
firsthand.

                          ____________________




[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1875-E1876]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




         CELEBRATING THE IMPROVEMENTS OF CAPUCHINO HIGH SCHOOL

                                 ______
                                 

                            HON. TOM LANTOS

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                     Wednesday, September 27, 2006

  Mr. LANTOS. Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in 
celebrating Capuchino High School's successes since the passage of the 
November 2000 bond issue, Measure D, in San Mateo County. I am so proud 
of the foresight my neighbors and friends had when they approved the 
bond that has created the extraordinary facilities, so it can match its 
high caliber students. It will be my privilege and honor to join the 
Capuchino High School community to commemorate the modernization and 
new construction provided by the bond issue, as well as the opening of 
the new Electronic Arts Technology Arts Center built with the support 
of a $200,000 grant from Electronic Arts.
  Like other high schools within my district, Capuchino has leveraged 
the $137.5 million bond measure into a $234.5 million capital 
improvement dedicated for an innovative academic and extra-curricular 
program designed to enhance the teaching-learning environment for 
students today and tomorrow.
  Mr. Speaker, Capuchino is a California Distinguished School and is 
recognized for its extraordinary didactic methods. Academically strong, 
Capuchino offers the highly prestigious International Baccalaureate 
Program and is one of only 60 schools in the state and 400 across the 
country qualified to offer such a rigorous college-preparatory 
curriculum.
  I am very proud that Electronic Arts, one of my district's largest 
employers, was able to contribute in building this state of the art 
technology arts center. Because of Capuchino High School's excellence, 
it was selected as one of 250 schools nationwide to receive a Carnegie 
Grant and was selected to share in

[[Page E1876]]

a $450,000 grant collaborating in Entertainment and Media with five 
community colleges and their associated high schools.
  The school's dedication to the arts includes its Honor Band's 
selection to participate at the inauguration of President Kennedy, the 
only marching band from North America to perform at the Expo '88 
ceremonies in Australia, and has performed at various west coast events 
including the Tournament of Roses.
  Mr. Speaker, Capuchino High School has had a long history of 
achievements and I am absolutely delighted that our community is 
dedicated to the success of our children. Capuchino High School is one 
of the real gems in my district and with the help of Measure D and 
Electronic Arts, Capuchino will be able to keep up with the constantly 
changing environment that faces our children when they leave school. I 
would like to thank all those who are responsible for these much needed 
improvements and am looking forward to seeing them for myself 
firsthand.

                          ____________________