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4A Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Feather River Bu!l etin Principal&apos;s Message Dear Senior and Senior Parent, As you know, this school year is quickly passing and June 15th is near! We are looking forward to the excitement and pride that surrounds graduation. Please let us know if your student received any award or scholarship outside of school to ensure acknowledgment in the graduation program. In order to graduate, you must be cleared with the school of any monies owed, uniforms and books returned, library fines, cafeteria fees, etc. Consider taking care of these things as soon as possible. Prior to graduation, seniors will receive a check out list the last week of school to be complet- ed and turned into the office by Friday, June 1, 2012. Stu- dents will then be notified of any outstanding fees by Mon- day, June 4, 2012. Please be aware that until any debt is cleared your student will not receive report cards, tran- scripts or diplomas and could affect participation in gradua- tion ceremonies. Please know that school-related drug or alcohol involve- ment will jeopardize a student's participation in graduation activities and/or graduation. The reality is walking is a privilege and not a right. Circumstances that could prevent participation are: Inadequate credits Failure to pass a proficiency test Incomplete sign out sheet Breaking school rules or attendance policies Engaging in unacceptable behavior, including destruc- tive, costly or deviant pranks Failure to attend all graduation practices Failure to dress or act appropriately for the graduation ceremony We encourage you to discuss the importance and enjoyment of participating in the graduation activities with your stu- dent and the disappointment which will result if this is not allowed. We hope all our seniors will meet the require- ments to earn and receive a diploma and participate in the graduation ceremony. Sincerely, Dr. Sue Segura Principal, Quincy High School WANTED Full-time newspaper reporter for Feather Publishing's Quincy office 4,0 hours per wcck with benefits. Strong writing skills and photography skills required. Knowledge of the community a plus. Send resume and a writing sample to: Dclaine Fragnoli dfragnoli@plumasncws.com Mad Hatter tea The Eta Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi holds its second annual "Senior Girls Mother/Daughter Tea" at the Veterans Hall in Qu incy earlier this month. The senior girls and a significant woman in their life were treated to a "Mad Hatter" themed tea complete vith all the characters, tea sandwiches and desserts. The girls and their special guests shared memories and funny stories, played croquet and had their picture taken by the Mad Hatter. Photo by Kim Eliason Student reflects o accreditors' visit Daniel Haygood Sophomore, Quincy High School Special to Feather Publishing I'd like to begin by com- mending the students of Quincy High School. As I sat listening to the Western As- sociation of Schools and Col- leges (WASC) appointed ac- creditors inform the teachers and myself of how impressed they were with their find- ings, the student leadership & . . and student direction that is such a huge part of our school was constantly brought up. I am proud of my fellow students and have faith that all of us may reach our full potential as citizens in the coming years. The educators sent to our school praised the respect and professional- ism demonstrated by both the staff and students. One said, "I don't think I saw anyone throw any trash on the ground." A quick ap- plause passed through the school library when this was said. The chairman with an air of exasperated awe com- mented on the "bell-to-bell" learning he saw going on in every classroom he visited and that "there wasn't any down time." There was a somewhat somber tone, however: each accreditor referred to the fi- nancial difficulties and im- pending layoffs. They treated the matter with respect and .viewed every one of the Quin- cy teachers as equals when they said, "Persevere, it will get better." Our own Dr. Segu- ra fought back tears as she ad- dressed the WASC team and teachers. She referenced the daunting possibility of losing up to 10 of the teachers crowd- ed together in the library. Mr. Ned Maino said in a conversa- tion following the presenta- tion, "When I think about it, I feel more sorry for you guys." He made direct contact with Koby Barker and me (the only two students in the room) as he said this. As for the reports them- selves, we had many strengths listed: the frequent collaboration between teach- ers; clearly stated mission and vision statements; Ex- pected School-wide Learning Results (ESLRs) constantly met and presented to stu- dents; senior projects; and real world applications. These are some of many told to us. Recommendations were made, however, for a full-time guidance counselor and li- brarian, though the WASC team did acknowledge that the school has no real control over those factors. Also they noted the use of computers and the Internet in the class- rooms was limited. One mem- ber of the team mentioned that only the teachers were restricted because the stu- dents 'could easily access the Internet through smart - phones. The overall message was loud and clear: We are a strong and unified school. Even with the school district controversy and strife, our teachers and administrators are top-notch educators and keep the student-teacher con- nection strong. The students that walk the halls of Quincy High School are bright and talented and brimming with potential. I am filled with pride to be among these shining young men and women. Our cul- ture is diverse and the cam- pus is safe. Students want to be here. Every one of us has educational values instilled in them from day one. As a student myself, each day opens up a new perspective of the world with all its fas- cinating people, professions and places. The fine arts and foreign language classes shape my personality as well as desire to explore. Having a campus internship makes me appreciate the workload of the teachers. All the core classes fidd to rny depth and knowledge as an individual. It is my belief that Quincy High School can hold its own against any Harvard-Vest- lake or Oxford Academy-type school. BU <: ' "'': ':': "" :'L ..... :'": Postal Service: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. PHbllshed: 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: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. E-Mail mail@plumasnews.com Web Page http://www.plumasnews.com 0wnershlp and Heritage: The Bulletin.wss established 'Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed 1o 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: Anytime1 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 Superior Court Decree No. 4644 (1953) and qualified for publication of matters required by law 1o be published in a newspaper. Posbnaster: Send change of address orders to the Feather River Bulletin, P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Michael C. Taborski Co-0wner/Publisher Ked Taborski Co-Owner/l_ega! Advertising Kevin Mallory Vice Pres./Admin. Delaine R'agnoli Managing Fditor Jenny Lee Photo Fditor Mary Newhouse Classified, Circ. 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