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A weekly highlight of the programs of Plumas Unified School District and supported by the County Office of Education.
Another year, come and gone. The end of every school year marks a momentous moment of academic and personal achievement that comes with sentimental reflection and gratitude for the things that have gone and the things that will come. As with every year, this moment marks a turn of the tassel and a progression for every class. This year’s 8th graders are now finally in high school, the current freshman said goodbye to being freshies, sophomores stepped that much closer to graduation, juniors are about to enter their last year of high school, and another class of seniors walked across the stage, accepted their diplomas, and is about to embark on a new journey. Published 6-15-18
There is a science to everything - even adventure. Science is - “the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.” Adventure encompasses a plethora of activities, which up here in Plumas County can include boating, rock climbing, and skiing, among many others. So, what is the science of adventure? It is the study of the scientific principles that make up and interact with the outdoor activities that we love. Published 6-13-18
Two years ago, a then five-year-old Autumn Tognotti, who had just started kindergarten at Chester Elementary, asked her mom Nicholle Crowther (Tognotti), a Chester Elementary 4th-grade Teacher, “When is the school’s birthday?”. When Nicholle realized she could not answer her daughter, this simple but insightful question sparked a curiosity in Nicholle to investigate the history of Chester Elementary School. In the process, she discovered that in the 2017/18 school year Chester Elementary would turn 70 years old. Published on 5-31-18
Parent Resource Center in Development and Informational Workshops Available to Support Parents Needs and Interests
The Pupil Services and SELPA Department, headed by Laura Blesse, at Plumas Unified School District, is developing a new Parent Resource Center and is currently offering parent workshops in Quincy, Portola, and Chester to aid in meeting the needs of students and their families within Plumas County. Jennifer Kimball, the PUSD Special Education Instructional Coach, and Patty Llamas, the Bilingual Parent Liaison, are helping put this resource center together by creating a network and database of knowledge and resources for parents to tap into to get support. Published on 5-10-18
Recent District News and Alerts.
A FREE FULL-DAY WORKSHOP FOR PROFESSIONALS AND PARENTS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018 AT THE TOWN HALL THEATRE 469 MAIN STREET, QUINCY This course is designed to teach professionals and parents the social learning frameworks, concepts, and strategies needed to guide others toward improved social processing and social competencies.
The Maintenance and Operations Department is getting rid of many old vehicles and some tools. Click Read Full Story (also located under District Announcements) to place your bid and enter the auction! Or Copy and Paste this link directly into a new browser: https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/index.cfm?auctionID=14729
The historic 1905 Quincy Elementary School located at 50 Church Street in Quincy was used to teach students for almost 50 years until the California Earthquake Standards Act came into place, at which point it was adapted into offices for the staff of Plumas County Office of Education (PCOE) and Plumas Unified School District (PUSD). In 2014, the old schoolhouse and district office was vacated due to waste plumbing and flooding issues. The previous administration at the time of the flooding, decided not to go forward with repairs or plans for the building after the initial mitigation was addressed. This left the historic building vacant and deteriorating for three years. Published 4-18-18
A new “Woods Bus” Added to the PUSD Transportation Fleet To Transport Students Safely into the Woods for Hands on Learning and Adventure!
Back in 2012, Rob Wade and the previous Transportation Director Ken Pierson began discussing the possibility of a bus that would more easily navigate forest service roads and transport students safely into National Forest lands for their outdoor adventures and projects with the Forest Service. Published 1-19-18