Can the Ramona Unified School District (RUSD) be saved? Are we destined for a state takeover of the RUSD? Can our children count on a comprehensive education in the years to come? Will we be forced to surrender local control of our school district or are we destined for a state takeover?
First off, I would like to give kudos to the team that put on the Junior Fair Barbecue & Pie Auction. The Steering Committee Kids were FABULOUS and the extra efforts made by the many volunteers who pulled together to make this year’s BBQ & Pie Auction an epic event. Thank you!
“Bubbles..Bubbles!” Toddlers, beauty queens, retired teachers, and others came to play and dance in streams of bubbles from our bubble machine. Many came to look at one of the hundred Vandalproof soap dispensers to be installed in student bathrooms throughout Ramon Unified School District.
Washing! Washing is one of the many duties performed by 4-H’ers to get ready for the fair.
Other responsibilities include clipping, feeding, cleaning out pens, exercising, practicing, showing, and loving.
We 4-H’ers work very hard and put a great deal of time and effort into our animals, even the ones we only have for a couple months.
Six Ramona moms raised the bar of parent participation in schools this year, and we’re delighted they’re staying in the public arena. Their unbiased Fact or Fiction presentation, their Facebook page, and their commitment to have at least one member at each school board meeting are welcome additions to the school district.
Jun 25 2013 | Posted in Editorial
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Citizens for a Rural Ramona are fighting the good fight I just finished reading the article about the solar farm in Ramona on Warnock. It was in The Reader and pictured the Myers in pig T-shirts with the title “You cannot pet a solar farm.” The folks at CFARR (Citizens for a Rural Ramona) have [...]
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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