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Success 101: Get Focused Stay Focused

Imagine if students routinely considered how their daily choices would affect their futures and left high school with practical real world skills. Through the implementation of the Success 101 course, PUSD is now actualizing this vision. Beginning with the class of 2020, one way to achieve our goal of college and career readiness is through a new graduation requirement, a semester-long course known as Success 101. The Success 101: Get Focused Stay Focused course has been taught at high schools in our district for the past three years, but now as a graduation requirement, the course is part of the freshman year sequence.

Published 11-30-16
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PUSD Educator Art Workshop

Plumas Arts has long been a PUSD collaborator through the Artists in the Schools Program, providing rich interactions between local artists and students. In order to build on this successful partnership, Arts Education Program Manager Cary Walters Dingel from Plumas Arts wrote a grant, and received funding from the California Arts Council, a state agency, to develop an art workshop for teachers. Plumas Arts hoped that increasing artistic proficiency in teachers would also increase the amount of art taught and utilized in everyday classroom lessons.

Published 11-23-16
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Keeping art education alive in a rural area

The distance digital arts teaching program, which is currently established to deliver quality art instruction to Portola High School and middle school students, was first initiated at the start of the 2014/2015 school year. During that fall of that year art instructor Danielle Frid, who had previously traveled daily between the Quincy and Portola school sites to teach at both, took a leave of absence from Portola. That same fall the Chester/Greenville art teacher resigned. Due to the difficulty to attract qualified part-time art teachers to such a rural area, PUSD/PCOE faced a dilemma, cut back on art instruction or find a feasible alternative.

Published 11-16-16.
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Old Roots and Future Blossoms of Garden Education in Plumas County

A lot has changed and grown in the way of school gardens in Plumas County. For starters, now all elementary schools have their own school garden. The last six years the Digging In program, which was initiated and run by Mountain Passages, has offered garden-based learning for elementary school students in both Quincy and Greenville. Starting this year, Plumas Unified School district and Plumas County Office of Education (PUSD/PCOE), in a partnership with Plumas County Public Health (PCPH), has transitioned to take over the school gardens, enabling funding to be available to all four school sites.

Published 11-9-2016.
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Helping Hands PUSD’s November Life Skills Outing

This month marks the third outing of the newly created Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) monthly life skills outings, for students in 7th-12th with moderate to severe disabilities. The purpose of these outings is to encourage independence and teach functional life skills that will help the students care for themselves after they graduate.

Published in November 2016.
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CRC Red Ribbon Week 2016

Throughout PUSD October 24rd to October 28th was Red Ribbon week, which celebrates and advocates a drug free life for youth! Each school site participated in different activities to raise awareness. Among other activities C Roy Carmichael, with the help of PTA members Amber Schildman, Lyndi Johnson, Jessica Nelson, Lynee Crawford, and Samantha Gallagher, put on a motivational assembly for Red Ribbon Week.

Published in October 2016.
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Students get critical job-readiness training during statewide FIT Day

On October 25, 2016, Quincy High School hosted a career training with guest lecturer Sean Conry, an award-winning chef who worked as the Executive Chef at Longboards for 15 years and is now a Culinary Arts Professor at Feather River College. Conry spoke to the QHS culinary arts students about necessary and critical work skills and job readiness for hospitality careers, during a three-hour professional presentation. The event was a part of the ‘Force in Training” (FIT) program, which is a training sponsored by the California Restaurant Association Foundation (CRAF).

Published in October 2016.
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Feather River Outdoor Education Camp celebrates 30 years

For thirty years the Plumas County Office of Education’s Outdoor Education Program, now affectionately known as Outdoor FREd (Feather River Education), has been providing Plumas County kids with the opportunity to embrace and craft their mountain kid identities. Although there are outdoor camps in many school districts, there is only one Outdoor Feather River Education camp and experience.

Published in October 2016.
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