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4A Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Feather River Bulletin STAR Testing STAR testing, the annual testing done every spring to mea- sure student progress on state academic standards, is sched- uled for May 5th, 11th, and 13th. As an added incentive, we will be holding a drawing for a class ring from Josten's! Show up on time and do your best for your best chance of winning. Please remind your son/daughter to put forth their best effort. "My Teacher thought I was smarter then I was, so I was." First Grader We will be sending "draft schedules" out for sign ups this week. Please go over with your child sign and return. Graduation will be held atthe FRC football field this year. To aid in the planning for the event, anyone requiring a handicap access or an interrupter, can contact the office to reserve accommodations or get an interrupter. -Cherry QHS Sports Program: From the Desk of the Athletic Director Quincy High School has a very long history of excellence in our sports program. We are very proud of our student athletes and welcome all of our students to participate and become proud Trojans. Athletic eligibility starts the first day of your freshman year. At this point the athlete has eight consecutive semes- ters in which to participate. As the athlete enters their 9th grade year they are required to have a 2.0 GPA and pass a sport physical. The athletes must maintain a 2.0 GPA throughout the course of the season to remain on the team, Grade checks are done at the quarters and if a stu- dent/athlete is ineligible he/she is removed from the team. The sports physical lasts for one school year and must be re- done every year the student/athlete participates. With over 60 percent of our students participating in at least one sport during the year, one can easily see our ath- letes enjoy our sports program and consider it a positive part of our school. Thanks, Mr. Ray, Athletic Director \ Presents Sunday, May 9 * 5-9pm Featuring Beer & Wine Bar Please call Jennifer for reservations A delightful Gourmet i inner Menu "Downtown Blairsden" FEATHE ER Postal Service: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Office Location and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Men. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. How to contact us: All departments: C530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. E-Mail mail @ plumasnews.com Web Page http://www.Dlumasnews.com Ownership and Heritage: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin, May 16, 1892) subse- quently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas Independent (1892-1945) on June 7, 1945. Published weekly. It is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. Deadlines: Display Advertising: Thursday 4 p.m. Display Classified: Thursday, 3 p.m. Classified: Monday 9 a.m. News: Fridays, 3 p.m. Legals: Thursday 4 p.m. Breaking news: Anytime! To Subscribe: Call (530) 283-0800 or come to the Bulletin office, or use the handy coupon below, or send e-mail to subscriptions@plumasnews.com Adjudication: The Feather River Bulletin is adjudicated a legal newspaper by Sucerior Court Decree No. 4644 (1953) and qualified for publication of matters required by law to be published in a newspaper. Postmaster: Send change of address orders to the Feather River Bulletin, P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. p i I Name Michael C. Tabon;ki Co-Owner/Publisher Keri Taborski Sherri McConnell Co-Owner/Legal AdvertisingDisplay Advertising Manager Kevin Mallory Cobey Brown Asst. Vice Pres,/Admin. Asst. Vice Pres./Operations Delaine Fragnoli Tom Fomey Managing Editor Production Manager Linda Randall Elise Monroe Photo Editor Bookkeeper Mary Newhouse Eva Small Classified. Circ. Manager Composing Manager Sandy Condon Human Resources Dir., Office Manager I I I I I I I I I I I Subscription Order Fonn Feather River Bulletin P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 Please enter my subscdpUon for years, ~1 Enclosed find my check for $ (~1 In County S26 per year [~1 Out of State $44 per year [~1 in Catifomla $37 per year. I Ad(Iress l Alicia Knadler at 5 p.m. at Chester Elemen- Indian Valley Editor tary School, 158 Aspen St. The aknadler@plumasnews.com meeting agenda was due out Monday, May 3, and is avail- Jonathan Kusel, the Indianable online at pcoe.k12.ca.us. Valley representative on the "I think people are tired of Plumas Unified School Dis-just talking and no action," trict Board, sent a call for ac- parent Lisa Smith said. tion out to parents Saturday, However, there is a core May 1. group of 15 parents, teachers, "I fear there will be an an- and others who have been at- nounced closure in late fall," tending recent meetings and he said. "And I think those in- gave Kusel something to rep- .terested should work together resent for them at the district be prepared." level. He could not attend the pre- With Kusel in a facilitating vious two meetings called by role, they talked and came to others, and he wanted to hear a consensus on several items, concerns for himself that he including their desire and could later represent at the need to have viable schools district level, in Indian Valley -- schools to More importantly, he wantsserve all students in grades to see more people at the dis- K-12. trict meetings. "We've got to explore options The March meeting in to address the different needs Greenville was sparsely at- of our students," theyagreed tended by locals, he said,"And we need to have them m though there was a better place sooner than later." turnout for the meeting inFinally, they decided to fur- Quincy last month, ther explore the charter The next meeting will be school option, or another al- Tuesday, May 11, in Chester, ternative, within five months, Four Beta sigma Phi Portola. All enjoyed a dell- sororities met April 26, at cious dinner catered by Re- Morning Thunder Caf6 in nee Hall of Morning Thun- celebration of Founders der and her staff. Day. Each sorority upd~/ted the The group represented group about fun times of three sororities from the past activities, including Quincy area and one from award presentations. GRAEAGLE RESTAURANT Bring mom'out for a Mimosa & Eggs Benedict, Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs or B B Q Tri Tip Also serving our full menu of breakfast specialties and lunch Open 7 days 7am-2pm Hwy. 89, Graeagle "Good Old Fashioned 836-2393 Home Cooking" before school starts again in Another cause for dis- the fall. gruntlement was the grant In- They also agreed to a time- dian Valley parents and teach- line for action or answersers worked so hard to get for from the district, creating a natural resources The general consensus was program that somehow the that questions and concerns district is keeping the bulk of have been left unaddressed for the $60,000 for whatever pur- several months by the board pose it chooses and that In- and Superintendent Glenn dian Valley schools may only Harris. ever see $9,000 of that money Resident and science project according to teacher Dan volunteer Bill Gimple was out- Brown. spoken in his dissatisfaction Parent Todd Johns also with the board, which he says spoke up and said it may sur- does not respond to anything prise Indian Valley parents, especially the same issuesbut the parents in other com- he and others have broughtmunities were just as unhap- before it time and again, py and were also having meet- "The board members roll ings. He urged people to at- their eyes up and Harris just tend meetings as well, and en- sits there and smiles," he said. couraged clarity in their "How in the hell does the goals. board ever address anything?" Kusel wrapped up the meet- Gimple said he has not ing by asking parents not heard them answer any of the what they wanted from the questions, and if people let district, but what they them- this behavior continue the on- selves were willing to do. Al- ly schools left open in the most every one of them were county will be in Quincy. willing to meet in study "They're okey-dokeying this groups to create plans for vi- community," he concluded, able schools, whether public, Kusel cringed, almost apolo- cha ter or some combination getic, for he is one of those ofthetwo. board members again and has What they were not willing not been very successful in his to do was give up the fight, efforts to get the board into a one that longtime student ad- seriously productive discus- vocate Sue Weber has seen go- sion about school viability, ing on for at least 10 years. He knew recent actions tak- "Every year I've watched en after the last meeting re- parents struggle to find out sulted in the full-time admin- .what will be here for their istrator parents wanted for kids," she said. "We're fight- the high school, though par- ing allthe time." ents and teachers quickly For those who think their alerted him to the suffering complaints fall of deaf ears, now taking place at the ele- the Uniform Complaint Proce- mentary level, where a princi- dure may be of interest. pal is shared with three Ask the school for informa- schools, one in Chester. tion/or visit cde.ca.gov, and They all agreed: It's still not use the search terms Williams good enough. Case or UnifOrm Complaint. 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