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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

The World Cafe at Chester Jr./Sr. Hosted by Plumas County Tobacco Use Reduction Program, Friday Night Live, and Chester Club Live

On Monday, March 26th, Chester Jr./Sr. High School hosted its first World Cafe, organized by Chester’s Club Live, Friday Night Live students, and the Plumas County Tobacco Use Reduction Program. The World Cafe is an event on school campuses that brings together student leaders and diverse peer groups with adult leaders, to discuss a variety of important topics, including ways to decrease tobacco use and underage drinking, contribute to a positive school climate, and increase positive peer relationships on campus. Published on 4-11-17

School Nurses Help Create Healthy and Thriving Learning Environments for ALL students

There is a common misconception that the role of school nurses only includes the occasional first aid duties and caring for kids with a cold or the flu. Yet, the truth is that the responsibilities of school nurses are critical to monitoring and maintaining healthy and thriving schools. School Nurses are foundational to making public education available to every student, regardless of any and all pre-existing health conditions and circumstances. Published 3-29-18

Meet the Foreign Exchange Students in PUSD Schools

Every year, Plumas Unified Schools welcome foreign exchange students from all over the world. Historically, Rotary is the host organization that facilitates these exchanges. Rotary both organizes the international students exchange and host families here in Plumas County, as well as offers students opportunities for summer and yearlong exchanges abroad. This year we have two foreign exchange students hosted by the Rotary Club, one at Chester Jr./Sr. High School and one at Portola Jr./Sr. High, as well as one student at Quincy Jr./Sr. High School hosted by a private company. Published on 3-28-18

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Principal Spotlight

Terry Hernandez CHS Principal
 Interview with Terry Hernandez CHS Principal:
 
“This was my first full-time job out of college. I was hired in January 1995 as a science teacher and returned the next year as the history teacher. In 2000 I went back for my credential to be the principal at CHS.”
 
 
"Most of what I have achieved has been from my education. It has been an ongoing process throughout my adult life.
My advice to kids is to make sure to think about your career early on and research it. Talk to people in that field and shadow them if possible. Understand what experience and education are required for the career you are interested in. Talk to your school counselor and teachers."
 
“Kids need to follow their dreams and work hard, nothing comes easy, or at least it shouldn’t. Most of all have fun doing it. Contribute to society in a positive way. I wish I was exposed to more career exploration growing up. I really had no idea what my options were coming out of high school. Students have multiple opportunities to figure out what they want to do with their lives, take advantage of it.”

Terry loves almost anything outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He rides motorcycles and enjoys coaching football and baseball, and spending time with family and friends, which he says is his number one priority outside of work. As a principal, he says he works hard to make it a positive atmosphere for staff and students where learning takes place all day, every day. “If the students realize we are here because we care they will work hard, learn, and enjoy doing it.” Although he was offered principal jobs in other towns, he is committed to Chester and says he wouldn’t want to work anywhere else. 
“...to leave the world a bit better because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Our Mission is to collectively inspire every child in every classroom every day. We ensure an exemplary education with diverse opportunities and we accept no limits on the learning potential of any child.