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School News Wednesday, May9, 2001 7A / i o ..... t " O@ Safety tape was used to prevent students, teachers and others from entering Pioneer El- ementary School. Photos Dy Dave Keller discuss the hazardous material they discovered at Pioneer Elementary front row School's June 15, and get- sponsored by the School Booster JUnior class, will winners eight aeats and reserved to attend grad- select the alter- ,Which offers free to all home sport- for the 2001-2002 are on sale for $5 available from of the junior the high Call 283-6510 for from the ticket the junior Club. By Cassandra Hummel Staff Writer Is it a rare occasion to see a high school classroom with 10,000 fish in it? In Chester, it isn't. Both the elementary and high schools participate in hatching their own fish. Once a year, the Chester Elementary School fifth- grade class gets 30-day-old salmon eggs from the Oroville Feather River Fish Hatchery. They keep-the eggs for about three months and then release them into the Feather River. By this time, the salmon have grown to ap- proximately two inches (al- most finger length). Throughout the three months, the class uses the as- signment to study various stages the salmon will under- go, including spawning. The students, as a part of state standards, are taught the digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems of a salmon. Also incorporated within the salmon project are math, reading, art, and lan- guage assignments. The three largest tanks at Chester High School hold trout one rainbow and two brown. Close attention is paid to each tank on a daily and weekly basis. All activi- ties are monitored and recorded, including water tests, tank maintenance, and fish feeding. Each record has detailed specifics: fish feeding records include monitoring the num- ber of fish in the tank, the fish removed, average indi- vidual and total weight in pounds, and daily food in grams. The fish will be on display at the Chester High School Art Show and Science Demo Open House held Thursday, May 10, from 6- 8 p.m. l By Dave Keller Staff Writer Pioneer Elementary stu- dents and teachers in Quincy were sent home May 3 when authorities reported a possible hazardous materials spill at the school. The spill turned out to be the work of vandals who stole a pair of fire extinguishers from the Sierra Pacific Indus- tries mill in Quincy and dis- charged them throughout the campus. A hazardous materials crew, firefighters, CHP, deputies and investigators were dis- patched to the Mill Creek cam- pus to examine the scene. Law enforcement officials discovered a pair of dis- charged fire extinguishers on the school playground. Plumas County Undersheriff Terry Bergstrand said officials are still investigating the inci- dent. The department also is seek- ing unknown assailants, who would face vandalism and theft charges, Bergstrand said. A white, powdery substance, which turned out to be die- : charge from a pair of stolen fire extinguishers, lined ground of the Pioneer Elementary School campus. Debris Saves decks & siding from water damage Downspouts Water diverter ' 18 Color Choices Custom Installation Adds Value & Appeal To Your House ONSTRUCTION COMPANY -Featuring- Fresh Filet of Salmon Prime Rib Chicken Alaska Chicken Breast with Crab Meat Soup Salad Dessert Coffee or Tea also some of your favorite dishes from the menu. Restaurant & Bar Opening at 4pm - Please Call For Reservations 64 E. Sierra Ave., Portola, CA 832-5243 To the wonderful people of Piumas County for iTlaklng our first year not only a success, but very enjoyable. We also want to thank our two veP/knowl- edgeable and dependable em.ployees, Bryan strecker & John Ricettl, for all their helP this past year. The DeMartile Family Evans & KathY, Tim & Marcy New! And great for your vehicle! etic Oil changes - ;39.95 (up to 5 200 Main St., Quincy 283-2211 M-E 8-5