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Parent Resource Center in Development and Informational Workshops Available to Support Parents Needs and Interests

The Pupil Services and SELPA Department, headed by Laura Blesse, at Plumas Unified School District, is developing a new Parent Resource Center and is currently offering parent workshops in Quincy, Portola, and Chester to aid in meeting the needs of students and their families within Plumas County. Jennifer Kimball, the PUSD Special Education Instructional Coach, and Patty Llamas, the Bilingual Parent Liaison, are helping put this resource center together by creating a network and database of knowledge and resources for parents to tap into to get support.

Published on 5-10-18
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Quincy High School Service Club Receives First Place Sierra Nevada Region - Outstanding Service-Club Award!

A huge congratulations to the Quincy High School Service Club - for winning the First Place Sierra Nevada Region - Outstanding Service-Club Award of $500 from the Soroptimist International-Sierra Nevada Region. There are 14 Service Clubs in the Sierra Nevada Region who had an opportunity to submit a 12-page application highlighting one larger service activity that the club organizes, along with other information about their S-club, and recommendation letters. The QHS S-Club officers this year decided to take on the endeavor and split up the application. Each officer completed a different section over a 6-week period. The club officers this year are Emily Walmer, President; Brayden McAllister, Vice President; Sylvia Wood, Secretary; Joan Frank, Treasurer; Benjamin Heaney, Public Relations.

Published on 5-03-18.
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School Nurses Help Create Healthy and Thriving Learning Environments for ALL students

There is a common misconception that the role of school nurses only includes the occasional first aid duties and caring for kids with a cold or the flu. Yet, the truth is that the responsibilities of school nurses are critical to monitoring and maintaining healthy and thriving schools. School Nurses are foundational to making public education available to every student, regardless of any and all pre-existing health conditions and circumstances.

Published 3-29-18
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Meet the Foreign Exchange Students in PUSD Schools

Every year, Plumas Unified Schools welcome foreign exchange students from all over the world. Historically, Rotary is the host organization that facilitates these exchanges. Rotary both organizes the international students exchange and host families here in Plumas County, as well as offers students opportunities for summer and yearlong exchanges abroad. This year we have two foreign exchange students hosted by the Rotary Club, one at Chester Jr./Sr. High School and one at Portola Jr./Sr. High, as well as one student at Quincy Jr./Sr. High School hosted by a private company.

Published on 3-28-18
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Digital Academy Student Jamie Johnson goes above and beyond, becoming the first to complete her Industry Certification in the Fundamentals of Animal Science

Just in its first year, the Digital Academy class at Quincy Jr./Sr. High School is becoming a resounding success for students in Plumas Unified. The Digital Academy class made its way to Quincy High School because of the work and vision of Business and Finance Teacher Terrie Redkey. She wanted to give students more options as well as greater autonomy and control over their learning. She shared, “In this small rural school online learning is the solution. In this current world of technology, our students deserve more options that meet their individual career interests and goals…”

Published 3-1-17
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Career and Technical Education Incentive Grant Transforming and Enhancing Career Technical Opportunities in Plumas Unified!

Plumas County students will soon have new opportunities to expand their career technical skills with thousands of dollars of state-of-the-art equipment and classroom upgrades, happening in every Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) high school.
Purchased with funds from the $700,000 Career and Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) awarded last year, the new equipment, supplies and facility remodels are designed to enhance learning and better prepare area students for success.

Published on 2-15-18
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21st-Century Classrooms for 21st-Century Education

Part of moving towards 21st-century learning is creating a suitable 21st-century classroom that creates a conducive environment for collaborative, student-centered learning. 21st-century education emphasizes the integration of technology, student-driven learning, and collaborative work.

Published on 1-3-18
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Healthy Food, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Plumas County is fortunate to have many local growers, farmers, and ranchers that provide our area with fresh local produce, grass-fed beef, and locally-raised pork and poultry. For the last five years, under the leadership of Jessica Linford with support from Paul Mrowczynski and Emily Bryant, Plumas Unified School District has been concentrating on connecting with these local food chains and working to bring locally raised meat and fresh produce into the school cafeterias. The PUSD Food Services team, now led by the new Food Services Program Manager Amber Russell, is committed to supporting local growers and serving high quality, nutritious food.

Published on 12-20-17
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