Inspiring, educational, emotional, enlightening and patriotic are adjectives that describe what occurred as the Ramona High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps held its sixth annual Salute to Veterans at the school on Saturday.
About half of the 66 cadets present participated in the ceremonies as speakers, honor guards and demonstrators. Master of ceremonies was Cadet Maggie Mellecker, a 4.08 grade-point average student who wants to attend University of California Santa Barbara and pursue a doctorate in psychology.
According to the county medical examiner’s office, nine Ramonans died by suicide in 2012. One was a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Olive Peirce Middle School.
Among 5- to 14-year-olds, suicide is the fifth leading cause of death. Among 15- to 24-year-olds, suicide is the third leading cause of death. The fastest-growing group completing suicide is children between the ages of 10 and 14. This rate has doubled in the past two decades.
Nov 9 2013 | Posted in News
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Dressed as Popeye, Greg Chick of Friends of Ramona Unified Schools (FORUS) accepts a check for $200 from Bill and Mary Palmer of Ramona in front of Nuevo Grill during the Merchants’ Main Street Trick or Treat event on Halloween.
Chick and other FORUS volunteers gave candy and accepted donations at two locations on Halloween, raising $338.61 for the FORUS Roof Project for Ramona schools. A total of $1,873.94 has been donated so far for the project to replace/repair school roofs that leak. Donations may be sent to Dave Patterson, FORUS Roof Project chairman, at 1003 Sixth St., Ramona, CA 92065.
A World War II veteran who was a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft III will be the guest speaker at Ramona High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps’ Military Salute on Saturday, Nov. 9.
The salute will start at 5 p.m. in the high school gymnasium, 1401 Hanson Lane. All are welcome.
Lt. Col. Ralph Kling, U.S. Air Force retired, will share his experiences in the war at 6:45 p.m. Kling, a Ramona resident, joined the Army Air Corps with his twin brother after both graduated high school in 1942.
Ramona Art Guild President Lauren Chiara, seated center, presents a check for $1,000 art teachers Liz Schaude and Paula Payne for the Ramona High School visual arts program. Art students witnessing the presentation are: Sawyer Simmons, Andrew Houry, Jonathan Hancock, Gabi Simmons, Megan Kahler, Sydney Johnson, Kim Fernandez, Kala Hite, Samanda Ceballos, Maiquel Martinez, Kaley Glotfelty, Desire Desoto, Wendy Whitney and Tayler Butler.
Editor’s Note: This is one in the Sentinel’s “Where Are They Now?” series about Ramona graduates — where they are and what they are doing. By Karen Brainard A 1996 Ramona High School graduate has been selected as one of the 10 brightest young scientists and engineers throughout the country by Popular Science magazine. David [...]
Days of students using pencils to fill in the bubbles on paper tests from the state are over. School districts instead are preparing to use computers for the state’s new Measure of Academic Performance and Progress (MAPP) exams in the spring.
Students have new online help as they plan for careers and college, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said.
“The diversity of our global economy can provide many opportunities for students, but having so many choices can be challenging as well,” Torlakson said. “With new features on two really great websites, we’re working to give students the resources they need to plan their path to a successful future.”
Oct 20 2013 | Posted in News
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By Wesley Richardson Although the school year only recently started, Ramona High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps has already made quite the impact. They have gone to numerous events throughout San Diego and Orange counties while compiling a bounty of trophies. Their athletic season started at Troy High School’s Annual Athletic Field Meet, [...]
Oct 19 2013 | Posted in Schools
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A seventh-grade student suffered a broken toe and bruises when she was hit by a car in the staff parking lot at Olive Peirce Middle School around 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, said the school’s principal.
The girl was crossing the staff lot to reach the school building when the car, traveling about 5 mph, struck her, said Principal Pauline Leavitt. She was transported to an area hospital by the Ramona Fire Department. Leavitt said the student was expected to be in school on Friday.
“We’re obviously taking this pretty seriously,” said Leavitt, adding that she will review the school’s procedures about students walking in the staff parking lot.
“It’s very busy in the morning,” she said.
Students are encouraged to walk on the sidewalks to the school, she noted.
The sheriff’s department is investigating the incident, said the principal.