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Feather River Bulletin 4A Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 Roni Java Staff Writer rjava@plumasnews.com "It's so rewarding to see students having fun and learning something new," said Quincy Junior-Senior High School's newest special education teacher Lindsay Vert. A familiar face in the Portola, Greenville and Long Valley school communities, Vert is a Quincy native. She graduated from QHS, Feather River College and Chico State, where she earned her multiple-subject teaching credential and a special education credential to serve moderately-t severely disabled student learners. This fall, Vert is teaching special education students in grades seven through 12 at QHS, as well as in Portola and at the community school in downtown Quincy. She has previously taught one year of fourth grade for PUSD and four years of special education classes. Vert has a unique perspective on student needs, one that addresses things many people might take for granted. "When I was young, I always needed a little bit of extra support and help to be successful in school," Vert recalls, rel ing for a moment after a busy day in her cheery classroom filled with engaging books, games and student-focused resources. She added, "Our students have disabilities that can affect their ability to make progress in a general education setting,', so the school district ensures that services are provided to help students learn and develop at their own rate and to their fullest potential. "Students with disabilities often face challenges to function at a similar grade level or pace of learning with other kids or peers," Vert explained. Special education programs encourage learning at the levels best suited to each student's individual needs -- and they emphasize learning a range of skills that will benefit students as they grow toward independence. "We teach a lot of life skills," Vert said, smiling as she picked up a large, red bowl of freshly baked muffins, some sprinkled throughout with shredded zucchini and others with chocolate chips. "Would you like to try one? The class just baked these today." Life skills such as baking a batch of tasty muffins can be more complex than they first appear. Students must learn to select a recipe they want to make, read the ingredients and develop a list of what to buy, then take a field trip to www.graeaglelightingcompany.com Open Wed-Sun, 9:30 AM - 4 PM Poslld r~rvk~: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. PIId]ashnd: Every Wednesday moming by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. 0fl~e ~ and houf 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: Re. BoX B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Men. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PLUMAS CHARTER SCHOOL to contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. Emali: mail@plumasnews.com Website: plurnasnews.com OwnlRIddp 8111d hodtoge: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin May 16, 1892) subsequently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas Independent (1892- 1945) June 7, 1945. Published weekly. It is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. OeofgilNI Display advertising: Thursday 4 p.m.; display classified: Thursday, 3 p.m.; legala: Thursday 4 p.m.; news: Fridays, noon; classified: Monday 9 a.m. Breaking news: anytimet To subscribe,, Call (530) 283-0800, come to the Bulletin office, use the handy coupon below or send email to subscdptions@plumasnaws.com AdJlldlCalk)~ 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 to be published in a newspaper. POMP. Send change of address orders to the Feather River Bulletin, P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Michael C. Tabomki Debra Moore Tom Fomey Co-Owner/Publisher Managing Editor Production Manager Kid Tabomld He41y Buus Co-Owner/Legal Advertising Advertising Manager Bise Monroe Mary Newhouse Sam McBwain Bookkeeper Human Resources Dir., IT, Webmaster Office Manager Cobey Brown Eva Small Classified, Circ. Manager Vice Pres./Operations Graphics Dept. Manager INK Pul~s~cs Assoc. recited paper i m I1 m m m mmm m i m ~11 BiBII Suincr/.eUen Onler Fen. Feather River Bulletin R0. Box B Quincy CA gSg7"l m~m mi~ my mtsc~m ~ __ lmm. ack naa my check [~ In County$26 per year [~ Out of Slate $44 per year [~ in Calltomla $37 per year. Nsnle | City, State, Zip Sulo~dpllou eul I~ tran~mKI, I~ut not refund~L RIB i m i m m m m m m m m m J QHS Special Education teacher Lindsay independence for a successful future -- muffins. Photo by Roni Java Vert enjoys helping students learn skills that build including learning to cook recipes like chocolate chip the grocery store and get all the supplies they will need. "We do this particular activity every week or so," Vert said. "Last time, the students made big, thick quesadillas. So, for example, we all go to the Safeway together, across the street. Each student is responsible for locating and picking out one or more specific ingredients, and then we check out. The district provides the funds to us. The students have learned to 'money-up,' or round up when the cashier tells them how much their purchase is, so if it's $5.60, they know they need to have $6 ready to pay. Then, we take all of our ingredients back to school and cook up something delicious and they get to enjoy their whole accomplishment together." In this one lesson, the students have learned to read and comprehend a written product, analyze the component parts needed, organize the actions necessary to acquire their supplies, navigate from school to a local community service, exchange money for goods and make it safely back to school for the fun part -- cooking or baking up a dish that can be part of a home-cooked meal. Vert said her work is highly rewarding because the goal is to help each student achieve their own level of independence and social skills that they will need once they reach adulthood. The PUSD special education program also aligns with Quincy's ALIVE program, the adults for learning and growing, integration in the community, vocations of choice, and enthusiasm for life service that is operated by Plumas Rural Services. "Our students each have specific plans and goals for themselves," Vert added. "One might be focusing on 1-m o, dy Locd md coqm , ;,, & srErm Comd ut GAS , i 65 East Sierra Ave, Portola $30-839--19-$9 Compet elv Priced No delivery fees, statement fees, or hidden costs. "We Live Local, We Shop Local, We Support load" Saturday, Oct. 21,8 p.m. at The West End Theatre Musicby DJ Outlaw Hers d'oeuvers Over 21 No Host Bar' $12 per person f $20 per couple Tickets available: In Quincy: Carey Candy or Plumas Rural Services in Greenville: Country Style Salon At the door that evening Event sponsored by Plumas Rural Services In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month vocational skills like communication, decision-making and being able to live independently or to succeed in a workplace environment. Another might have a goal to be safely oriented to their community, able to understand signs, know how and where to get on the bus or to eat at a restaurant. For some, it's being able to do well at taking care of themselves in basic ways, things many people don't even have to think about." As the school day draws to a close, Vert puts papers and plans away on her desk and offers some simple, effective ideas for families who would like to help their students be successful in school. "Try to help your students at home," she said with a smile. "I like it when parents and teachers are working on the same skills at home and in class, like practicing out in the community or at the grocery store. Repetition is so helpful." UPCOMING EVENTS October 19- Boys Soccer FRL Championship October 19 - Volleyball at Portola October 19 - Girls Soccer at Chester October 20 - Football at Home vs. Burney October 25 - Make Up Picture Day November 2 - Last Day of 1st Quarter November 3 - Non Student Attendance Day November 9 - Flu Clinic November 13- Community Cafe From the Principal Dear Students, Parents/Guardians, and Friends of QHS, The tutorials at QHS have been a huge success. The feedback from the students has been very positive. These are 30 minute tutorials that are built in to the regular school day. They occur on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The purpose is to give the students extra support, extra time, and intervention to promote their success. We have two new classes this year Horticulture and Dance. The students are really enjoying these classes and we are hoping to be able to provide more sections next year. Make sure if your student has incurred a injury outside of school you let us know. We have attached some important information about concussions and the Return to Learn Protocol. Ms. Mongie Flu Clinic November 9 Flu shots will be available to staffand students on November 9th at QHS beginning at 8:30am. Please pick up a permission form outside the nurse's office. AGE 13 MARLIN ZlrrRER GRADE: 7 FAVORITE SUBJECT: Math. PLANS FOR THE FUTURE: Major in culinary arts and minor in art. Then I want to open a restaurant in L.A. Home made soups daily, signature garlic bread and, of course, the traditional Moon's AVOCADO CREAM PIE are still on the menu (530) 283-9900 www.moons-restaurclnt.com