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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 5B T demonstratio Plumas County Sheriff's Department Patrol Commander Gerry Hendrick and Reserves Coordina- tor Carson Wingfield gave Feather Publishing employees a demonstration of SWAT team equipment and techniques Aug. 11. Some of the more interesting items in the demonstration were "less lethal" shotgun shells. One shell contained small rubber balls that ~read out like buckshot, while an- other consisted of an entire self-contained Taser system, with a range of 100 feet, inside a single projectile. Photos by Joshua Sebold The SWAT team has a variety of grenade-like devides at its disposal. Hendrick demon- strated the flash-bang (on the far right), which is designed to shock and disorient its vic- tims by making a bright flash, loud noise and concussive wave of force, It was very ef- fective -- multiple neighbors were so shocked they called 911 and reported shots fired or an explosion. Two deputies spent more than 20 minutes searching house to house for the source before arriving at the newspaper and learning of the demonstation. Eastern Plumas Health Care offers in Portola and accepts Medi-Cal? Dental Services Dr. Rebecca Rores, DMD, and Dr. Derry Hildebrand, DMD, offer their dental expertise. Registered dental hygienist services are also offered, along with complete dental health for all For appointments please call 530.832.6602 EPHC bills all insurance types and accepts Medi-Cal assignment. Patient plans and charity care are also available. EPHC Dental Clinic 480 First Ave., Portola Open Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm Eastern Plumas. Health Care "People Helping People" J Readers are encouraged to think of this picture the next time they are considering an angry letter to the editor or an irate phone call to a Feather Publishing staff member. On behalf of the Plumas Unified School District, we would like to extend a welcome to all our families as we begin the 2010-2011 School Year! Our staffs have been busy over the past couple of weeks in various Superintendent PUSD trainings to improve our performance for your children. Our K-6 teachers Glenn Harris and administrators have been involved in Literacy Trainings continuing in California Early Literacy Learning. This year; we begin full implementation of California Early Literacy instructional strategies, with the assistance of specialty trained Literacy Coaches at all elementary sites. Our High Schools begin a district wide effort in the training and implementation of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID); AVID will provide the focus and clarity across all 7-12 curriculum content areas to uncrease student achievement. It will increase student knowledge and study skills while increasing proficiency in content area literacy. The full implementation and expansnon of the instructional practices usually takes 2-3 years before districts see wide scale improvement for all S:tudents. ' " " - - Learning Academies Come to Plumas Unified Plumas Unified School District is pleased to announce the formation of the Plumas Academies. Plumas Academies are designed for secondary students who desire to earn credits for core content and electives through Plumas Unified School District's approved on-line vendors as well as video conferenc- ing. Each student who enters part time into an acaaemy course be it, Advance Placement, Modern Language, or content area courses like algebra, will have a highly qualified teacher to assist them in their pursuit in designing a 9-12 high school program to meet their specific needs. Through our Academy Pilot students will have access to course courses that they could only received in a large high school with expanded course options. In addition, students whose lives have commitments that make attending the regular high school day difficult are now able to apply and enroll in our new Independent Study Program. This program run through our academies and School Pathways will work to meet student individual needs as they seek to take high school course work in a variety of ways. We are proud of the direction our district is headed to improve our individualization of education to better meet student needs. To learn more about these unique learning opportunities and the application process, please feel free to contact your school's principal in Greenville, Chester and Portola. While our academies may work for many students they are not for everyone. Families interested should obtain a brochure and application packet from their local school. We are currently offering three components in our Academnes: Apex Learning digital curriculum supports success for all secondary students. School Pathways supports independent study for all secondary stud .mrs. Video Conferencing supports easing master schedule conflicts with he intention of expanding offerings each year. Congratulations and Thank You Plumas Sierra Telecommuni :ationsl Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Awarded $13.8 million fl r middle mile broad band infrastructure. New Teachers Choose to join Plumas Unified Plumas Unified is one of the highest performing school district's (Academic Pc rformance Index) in the entire northern region of California. When you combine this with our lifestyle a ~enities and affordable cost of living that Plumas County offers, many new and experienced teacher.,, have decided to make our district their future home. While many of our 29+ new teachers come fn)m all over the state of California, others come to us from as far date and the schools they are assigned. away as Pennsylvania. Below is a lis Carol Bernard - English, Chester High James Lake - Principal, Gre Debi Bradfleld - Nurse, PUSD Melissa Leal - Elementary, Dawn Budey - English, Chester High Edmund Maino - Eng./Soci Tanya Cleveland - Special Ed., Greenville I~ igh Jamie Maino - Middle Grad James Crane - Special Ed., Quincy High Victor Pintel - Spanish, Che Nicholle Cmwther - Elementary, Chester Elementary Bdttany Procter - Special B Dennis Fowler - Special Ed., Quincy High Antoinette Quesenberry - C, Tina Freidiani '- Continuation, Greenville High Megan Smith - Middle Gra( Thorstein Gunter - English, Portola High Gary Uloa - Special Ed., Ch Joe Guzzi - Math, Sci., Portola High Anjanelle Weiher - Art Teacl Annie Harris - Elementary, Pioneer Elementary Karen Williams - Elementar Ruth Hintz - Elementary, Quincy Elementary Kdsten Williams - Culinary Lara Hollister - Elementary, C. Roy Carmichael Kimbedy Williamson - Elem Patdck Jones - Continuation, Portola High Michael Woodlee - Middle Austin King - Music, Chester Schools Becky York - Math, Quincy A special thanks and appreciation to each of you for selecting Plumas Unifi~ your new home. Sincerely, Glenn R. Harris Superintendent of School : of our new teachers to ;nville High Roy Carmichael Sci., Quincy High Quincy High ~ter High I., Chester Elementary imp. Appl., Portola High es, Quincy High ;ster High =er, Chester/Greenville r, Taylorsville ~rts, Portola High .=ntary, C. Roy Carmichael irades, Quincy High igh ~d School District as