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4A Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 Feather River Bulletin Fire safety skills Justin Leslie-Saltel and Brittany Wilcox demonstrate their superior fire extinguishing skills after Quincy Fire Chief Robbie Cassou was kind enough to light the place on fire (figuratively speaking). Wilcox said this is her fourth year attending the fire safety workshop hosted by Career Technical Education teacher Randy Kelsch, whose auto shop and welding students were enjoying learning through pyrotechnics. Sudentswere able to identify different types of fires and what extinguishers each required. Further, it seems impossible to find an unenthusiastic student under KelscWs guidance. Photo by Linda Satchwell At a glar'ce: PUSD board Linda Satchwell Staff Writer Plumes Unified School Dis- trict's October meetiflg sport- ed the usual fireworks, as well as solid Program, facilities and financial information. Public input Greenville High School sci- ence teacher Travis Rubke re- ported on efforts to make the March 22 - 23 science fair a districtwide event.-Bill Gim- ple is organizing the event. For more information, con- tact Rubke or Gimple at 284- 7197 or Rubke also gave an impas- sioned plea for return to a block schedule. As the district increasingly- emphasizes "thinking and reading," as well as project-based learning, it makes sense to have longer than 50 minutes to allow stu- dents to complete work. Rubke suggested revisiting the block schedule idea and making it the common sched- ule for all district high schools. Plumas academies Terry Oestreich, director of ROP/Alternative Education, reported on the Plumas acade- mies at county high schools. Seventy-seven students are enrolled in Apex Learning VS and 46 in School Pathways courses. Quincy is the only academy to have the "teacher of record" also be the "highly qualified teacher" for most of the courses. Oestreich asked teachers and students from all sites ex- cept Quincy for their assess- ments of the program. Quin- cy's program had been dis- missed by the time Oestreich arrived there. The assessments were largely positive for Chester, Greenville and Portola. Quin- cy's teacher seemed some- what overwhelmed. Quincy is the only school with 15 of 17 students enrolled in Class Tools Achieve, a pro- gram that requires the onsite teacher to be the expert in subject matter. Continuation students have had the school day cut to three periods and have been brought on campus, sharing facilities with academy students. C. Roy Carmichael CRC is in its first year of program improvement be- cause the subgroup of Hispan- ic students didn't meet its an- nual yearly progress (AYP) target scores in English lan- gu age arts for a second year. Principal Edeltraud Mar- quette outlined various pro- grams aimed at helping His- panic students. Portola is the only area with a measurable Hispanic sub- group. Studies show it takes up to seven years to become profi- cient in a foreign language. Financials Director of Business, Yvonne Bles compared the district's 2009-10 unaudited actuals to estimates. The school district has near- ly met its targeted reserve of 44.3 percent. Bales said sever- al one-time state funding sources will be "going away." Current staffing levels will erode reserves, as will neces- sary upgrades to the district's aging facilities. Bales also said, "We've project- ed deficit spending for 2010-11." See next week's paper for a discussion of PUSD's reserve fund. PHS cafeteria Maintenance Director David Putnam led a tour of the cafeteria. The contractor arid state ar- chitectural requirements have caused delays. PROPANE 00IIGH SIERp00 PROPANE We've relocated our office to 9 E. Sierra Portola, CA 530-832-1252 We invite you to join the satisfied customers who use .our service for their home and business heating needs by choosing High Sierra Propane as your propane supplier. We have recently expanded our services to include Quilicy and the surrounding areas in Plumas County. r z a v H z g....,.RZ.yR B I! ",-.,._-7"v .,--  '::%": :"]N' "' Postal Sentice: USPS (No. 188-550.) Pededicals 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: [530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952, E-Mail Web Page 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 .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 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 to be published in a newspaper. Postmaster: Send change of address orders to the Feather River Bulletin, P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. 284-6016 ~ Hwy 89 Crescent Mills THE GRAEAfiLE LlfiHTIN6 COMPANY Michael C. Taborski Co-Owner/Publisher Keri Taborski Sherri McConnell Co:Owner/Legal Ad'ertising Display 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 Ele, tric co-or)gives back to S&R One of the seven coopera- tive principles is commit- ment to community. Plumas- Sierra Rural Electric Coop- erative (PSREC) is commit- ted to the communities it serves. PSREC's telecommunica- tions subsidiaries support lo- cal organizations with dona- tions and a fundraislng oppor- tunity through its "We Give Back" referral program. Plumas County Search and KRETH HANDYMEN BUILD IT, FIX IT, REMODEL IT We Care About You/ No Job Too Big or Too Small Steve Kreth ,:j' Insured CA License #907193 Bus: 530-836-0870 Cell: 249-3126 .... . Rescue was a recent recipient of funds that will help the or- ganization purchase equip- ment for its search and rescue teams. Groups uch as Plumas County Search and Rescue that rely on donations and fundraisers to finance their organization have a great op- portunity with the We Give Back referral programs of- fered by PSREC's sub- sidiaries. "We Give Back" referral programs give a portion of the profits from PSREC's telecom- munications subsidiaries back to local groups and orga- nizations in Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties that refer customers to purchase its products and services. Once organizations become participants in the program, they can earn funds by simply referring customers to pur- chase Internet or DIRECTV services from PSREC's sub- sidiaries. New customers must let the subsidiaries know at the time of sale that an organization referred them; that organiza- tioll will get credit for the sale and earn a referral donation. For more information and an application for the "We Give Back" program, visit, or call the PSREC marketing de- partment at 832-4261. ' ' "/Ii: ' bi)ll00s, Ui|f00 & m c If!, sienin00 (I tionstodelight [l tbam.S,m "[]! I!i: vvith' you, and all the I I Nov. 7, Sunday ![ |' Lynne eua L I treasures that l! l Oam-apm ' t' I[ I ou'e came to I I m.e.member ] -Presenting her first ,___exv.t."__ _:: Deputy Sarah Murdock novel Monday - Saturday lOam-5pm Sunday lOam-4pm .I iI No:00Ca, Tea Pa.00 //iW i Patriots Notice of Another Tea Party Meeting Saturday, October 23rd 2010- An exqu" 7PM to 8:30PM at: The Graeagle Fire Hall and I:t" ,&...I Ron Tucker will host our next Tea Party meeting. Roo will be leading i.escye. a discussion and showing a film on the Federal Reserve System. 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