You won’t see us at half-time on the football field or advertising for music and dance concerts. The visual arts are the quiet arts. In addition to the responsibilities of teaching, an art teacher must creatively stretch supplies and keep them from growing legs and filtering out of the classroom.
We’ve just celebrated another great Memorial Day in Ramona. It began with the well-attended VFW-sponsored Memorial Day Program at the Nuevo cemetery where more than 500 flags marked graces of the veterans there.
The program was to honor all veterans and especially those who gave their lives so we could enjoy the freedom we
The question becomes how do we bridge that achievement gap? There seems to be some schools, teachers and principals throughout the land that do bridge the gap better than others. Ah! Here-in lies the rub — outstanding bright teachers who have teaching in their DNA.
Regular attendees at public meetings occasionally hear someone stand and say something like, “When did this happen? What’s going on? I never heard anything about this.” Never mind that the elected officials, whether they be planning group or school board members, have been discussing the issue for awhile — sometimes years — and it’s been reported in the media, discussed around town, been the subject of letters to the editor and website blogs — and in some cases the information’s been mailed to all residents, property owners, voters or parents.
May 15 2013 | Posted in Editorial
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The 6th Annual Music Fest was a huge success in no small part to the volunteers and club members who worked so hard to put it on. To each and every one of them, I thank you.
The wrestling team from Ramona High School, your labor to haul the tables and chairs from the trailers to each of
Your mother tried to teach you some valuable lessons. Moms have a unique ability to impart essential wisdom. Unfortunately, most of us were too young to really appreciate their value. Mother’s Day is a great time to review the following advice you got when you were a kid.
You can be whatever you want to be.
May 10 2013 | Posted in Editorial
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Planned funding cuts to California’s nearly 100 hospital-based skilled-nursing facilities, including Palomar Health, will leave many patients and their families without the critical long-term and short-term rehabilitative care they need.
Drastic budget cuts will force facilities to reduce services and staffing, turn away new patients, and close. Communities served by these facilities would be harmed beyond repair.
This was sent to the Ramona Unified School District Board members and superintendent.
I am a parent with children in specialized academic programs at Barnett Elementary School and James Dukes Elementary School. I have been observing the proceedings between the Ramona school board and Ramona Teachers Association. In the event of a strike by teachers, the increased
Emotions are running high at Ramona Unified, particularly after Monday night’s special board meeting that packed the high school’s Performing Arts Wing as speaker after speaker pleaded with trustees not to impose cuts that will take chunks out of teachers’ May and June paychecks.
It was clear that all spoke from their heart, including school trustees who believe that, without these cuts, the district will be unable to pay its bills and thus faces possibility of state takeover.
Apr 23 2013 | Posted in Editorial
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The unsung heroes of Ramona are members of the Senior Volunteer Patrol.
A few years ago, a friend of mine, Dave Patterson, made a suggestion, since I am a senior living alone, that I contact the Senior Patrol. That was one of the best decisions that I ever made.