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Therapy Dogs Improving Literacy Skills and Reducing Stress at Chester Jr./Sr. High School

For many people, reading out loud can cause a lot of anxiety, embarrassment, and even shame. These emotions can be further amplified for students struggling with reading or who are below grade level. Reading to therapy dogs takes away this potential shame and embarrassment by creating a truly non-judgmental, friendly and safe environment. In a safe and welcoming environment, students are more relaxed and able to read out loud without anxiety which allows them to more effectively learn and improve their reading skills.

Published on 2-22-18
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Career and Technical Education Incentive Grant Transforming and Enhancing Career Technical Opportunities in Plumas Unified!

Plumas County students will soon have new opportunities to expand their career technical skills with thousands of dollars of state-of-the-art equipment and classroom upgrades, happening in every Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) high school.
Purchased with funds from the $700,000 Career and Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) awarded last year, the new equipment, supplies and facility remodels are designed to enhance learning and better prepare area students for success.

Published on 2-15-18
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Sierra Institute for Community and Environment partners with Greenville High School to organize a Sustainability Institute

Plumas Unified is very fortunate to have partnerships with a variety of different local community agencies and organizations that create rewarding and enriching experiences for our students to enhance their educational opportunities. The following article highlights Plumas Unified’s partnership with Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, a local nonprofit located in Indian Valley, who has been a beneficial school district partner for over ten years now. Last year Sierra Institute partnered with GJSHS and IVA to organize a Fire Institute on campus, which was the ‘pilot institute’ for this year’s multi- series Sustainability Institute for Greenville Junior-Senior High School. The first part of the Sustainability Institute took place January 30th - February 1st. The following article is a reflection written by current Sierra Institute intern, Kira Miller.

Published on 2-8-18
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Portola High School Student Stella Baty Performs in the World-Renown London New Year’s Day Parade

The London New Year’s Day Parade is an annual tradition in London, England, drawing a street audience of over 500,000 and viewed on TV by nearly 300 million people worldwide. Every year the parade is made up of thousands of performers representing dozens of countries around the world. The 2018 Parade boasted cheerleaders, dancers, marching bands, acrobats, and more, for a total of 10,000 performers from 20 different countries. Stella Baty, a senior at Portola High School, was among the 10,000 performers.

Published on 2-7-18
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Teacher Feature - Robin Adrian-Murray

Here in Plumas Unified, we are a family, an educational team that supports, honors, and celebrates one another. To support this culture of honor and staff recognition, the Education Matters section will now have a monthly teacher feature to highlight the phenomenal work of our passionate educators.
This month we would like to highlight Robin Adrian-Murray who has worked for Plumas Unified for over two decades now. She started working in the Portola High School cafeteria in 1996, became the cook manager a few years later and has stayed with the school district ever since. Two years ago she took on a larger role in the classroom, transitioning to the position of Culinary and Garden teacher.

Published 1-31-18
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Sierra Nevada FireWorks Curriculum Collaboration creates Regional Fire Science Curriculum for Plumas County Kids

Fire is a huge part of the culture, landscape, and ecology of the Sierra Nevada. For years, Fire Ecology has been taught in many schools in Plumas Unified, both as a part of general science classes and specifically in Fire Science Courses. Since the adoption of Outdoor Core and Next Generation Science Standards, this fire focus has only increased. One very beneficial educational resource for teaching fire science was created by the Missoula Fire Science Laboratory of the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. While many fire ecology principles are relevant in any area, there are forest-specific fire behavior and regional considerations.

Published on 1-11-18
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C. Roy Carmichael Partners with Sports Success to Enrich students PE Curriculum

Sport Success based out of Portola, CA, has partnered with C. Roy Carmichael Elementary (CRC) to provide an enriching addition to the school’s PE curriculum. Sports Success is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing sports opportunities for all. CRC Principal Melissa Leal wanted to create more opportunities and enrichment in the PE curriculum to expose students to different types of sports, offer skill-based clinics, and outdoor recreation opportunities.

Published 1-4-17
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21st-Century Classrooms for 21st-Century Education

Part of moving towards 21st-century learning is creating a suitable 21st-century classroom that creates a conducive environment for collaborative, student-centered learning. 21st-century education emphasizes the integration of technology, student-driven learning, and collaborative work.

Published on 1-3-18
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Pop with a Cop

Pop with a Cop is a monthly occurrence at C. Roy Carmichael, bringing California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers and Deputies from Plumas County Sheriff's Office on campus, to hang out with a different group of students the second Wednesday of every month. Each month, six students from a different grade level are chosen to spend a class period with law enforcement officers, have a soda pop, and play on the playground.

Published 12-27-17
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Healthy Food, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Plumas County is fortunate to have many local growers, farmers, and ranchers that provide our area with fresh local produce, grass-fed beef, and locally-raised pork and poultry. For the last five years, under the leadership of Jessica Linford with support from Paul Mrowczynski and Emily Bryant, Plumas Unified School District has been concentrating on connecting with these local food chains and working to bring locally raised meat and fresh produce into the school cafeterias. The PUSD Food Services team, now led by the new Food Services Program Manager Amber Russell, is committed to supporting local growers and serving high quality, nutritious food.

Published on 12-20-17
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