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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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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
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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
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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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The Northwest Fish Culture Concepts and The California Department of Fish and Wildlife - Award Chester Jr./Sr. High Students with Scholarship money to pursue Studies in Environmental Science and Fisheries Science.

Chester Jr./Sr. High School’s Almanor Research Institute and 6,000 gallon capacity hatchery was started by retired Chester High science teacher, Dave Bradley, in 2000. Now 18 years later, the High School’s Aquaculture program and Research Institute continue to create innovative, motivated, and forward-thinking scientists in environmental and fisheries science.

Published 3-21-18
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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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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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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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