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Congratulations to the class of 2018!

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
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The Science of Adventure

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
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Chester Elementary School Celebrates 70 Years

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
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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
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Quincy High School Service Club Receives First Place Sierra Nevada Region - Outstanding Service-Club Award!

A huge congratulations to the Quincy High School Service Club - for winning the First Place Sierra Nevada Region - Outstanding Service-Club Award of $500 from the Soroptimist International-Sierra Nevada Region. There are 14 Service Clubs in the Sierra Nevada Region who had an opportunity to submit a 12-page application highlighting one larger service activity that the club organizes, along with other information about their S-club, and recommendation letters. The QHS S-Club officers this year decided to take on the endeavor and split up the application. Each officer completed a different section over a 6-week period. The club officers this year are Emily Walmer, President; Brayden McAllister, Vice President; Sylvia Wood, Secretary; Joan Frank, Treasurer; Benjamin Heaney, Public Relations.

Published on 5-03-18.
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