Chester principals announce exciting changes for 2014-15 school year
Samantha P. HawthorneStaff Writer
|Chester Elementary School Principal Sally McGowan.
||Chester Junior-Senior High School Principal Jeff James.
A budget reallocation is allowing Chester schools, and others within the district, to focus on helping all of their students succeed — no matter their situation.
This year Plumas Unified School District Superintendent Micheline Miglis adopted a new mission for its schools: to collectively inspire every child, in every classroom, every day.
Similarly, PUSD’s vision is to ensure an exemplary education with diverse opportunities, accepting no limits on the learning potential of any child.
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Blood drive comes to Portola
Fall brings many changes to Plumas County, including cooler nights and mornings and the reopening of schools. One thing that doesn’t change is the need for blood donations. This year, Eastern Plumas Health Care Auxiliary is sponsoring the Portola Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall Holy Family Catholic Church in Portola.
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Children flock to Round Valley derby
|This youth concentrates on the water, trying to lure a fish onto her line at the annual derby held by Plumas National Forest at Round Valley Lake last Saturday. Photo by Jennifer Kaufmann Ready
Round Valley Lake was hustling and bustling last Saturday, as Plumas National Forest and its partners hosted the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby. The 18th annual event had a turnout of 20 participants, and had a lot to do.
Everyone had a great time with a variety of fish caught. In addition to fishing, children made crafts, played trivia games and checked out insects through a microscope at the aquatic-insect station that was set up. John Shower, from Greenville, brought his quality terrestrial bug collection that also included many flying insects.
The Mt. Hough Ranger District decided to have a science focus at this year’s derby, to show the participants some of the lesser-seen aquatic animals of the forest’s water systems.
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Volunteers sought to clean up Greenville’s Wolf Creek
Sierra Institute’s Center of Forestry is partnering with Sierra Nevada Conservancy and the Great Sierra River Cleanup 2014 to clean up Wolf Creek in Greenville on Sept. 20. This will be the fifth year that Sierra Institute has participated in the cleanup.
It continues the tradition of previous years by working in parallel with the Almanor Basin Watershed Advisory Council (now called LAWG for Lake Almanor Watershed Group), primarily concentrating efforts around Lake Almanor. LAWG will be hosting a similar cleanup focusing on the Chester Meadows area this year.
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Smoky skies over Plumas and surrounding counties
The smoke blanketing Plumas County has many people asking "where is the fire?"
As it turns out, the fire is a long way from here. The smoke is from the Happy Camp Fire on the Klamath National Forest. The fire is over 99,000 acres in size and has been burning in very rough and inaccessible terrain since August 12th. The fire has the potential to be one of the largest fires in the history of California.
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