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ChuckAlek employee helping school roof project Friday night


ChuckAlek Independent Brewers employee Melissa Schmidt will donate all of her tips on Friday, Jan. 24, to the Friends of Ramona Unified School District Roof Project.

Friends of Ramona Unified Schools (FORUS), a group of volunteers working to fill the gaps in deferred maintenance that affect the health and safety of students and staff at Ramona’s public schools, is accepting donations to repair school roofs that leak. Dave Patterson, chairman of the FORUS roof project, thanks Schmidt for contributing to the effort.

Ramona teachers to focus on professional development Friday


Ramona students, who had Monday off for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, have another day off on Friday — but it will be a work day for teachers.

While most of the teachers will spend the day in the performing arts center at Olive Peirce Middle School, Ramona High teachers will be “doing their own thing,” Theresa Grace, senior director of education services for Ramona Unified School District, told trustees last Thursday.

Students’ Reflections projects advance to regional level

Approximately 70 elementary students from three Ramona schools participated in the recent Reflections art education program sponsored by the Sun Valley Council PTA, Kristina Krohne, council president, told school trustees.

“Dream, Believe and Inspire” was the theme, and Ramona entries will be judged at the regional level “and possibly recognized at the state level,” said Krohne

School board to hear report on how governor’s proposal affects district


Ramona school administrators and two trustees were scheduled to be in Orange County Wednesday morning for a School Services of California workshop on what the governor’s budget proposal means to schools.

At the school board meeting Thursday, Jan. 16, they will share what they learn.

In San Diego last Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown said California’s finances are healthy, but long-term liabilities require a prudent state budget in the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1. He proposed a $155 billion budget for 2014-15.

Ramona school trustees schedule community workshop to discuss district’s long-term fiscal plan


A community workshop to discuss long-term fiscal planning for Ramona Unified School District will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Trustees encourage community participation as they consider a multi-pronged approach to putting the district on more firm fiscal footing.

“Obviously a potential bond is part of that discussion,” said Dawn Perfect, school board president.

Golf tournament to benefit Ramona High School soccer programs

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The Ramona High School girls and boys soccer teams will be hosting their second annual golf tournament on Saturday, Jan. 25, to raise funds for their soccer program, and invite the community to participate.

Proceeds from the tournament will be used to pay for uniforms, equipment, tournament fees and other program expenses.

Retired Marine shares life’s lesson with high school cadets

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Ramona High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets learned a valuable lesson from a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer recently.

“No matter what the job do your best until you find a job you really like,” retired U.S. Marine Corps Col. Mike Naylor said. “When you find a job you really enjoy, then you don’t have a job. You have a career.”

Ramona district offers early-start kindergarten to children who will be 5 by February


Ramona Unified School District is accepting applications for its Early Start Kindergarten program, which allows early entry into kindergarten for children who will be 5 years old by February 2014.

The program is offered during the second semester only. This year’s second semester will be from Jan. 27 through June 4.

The Grinch visits Hanson Elementary


Hanson Elementary School Principal Chris Gunnett reads “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” with assistance from the Grinch himself during the school’s Dec. 20 holiday program for grades kindergarten through third. Sentinel photos/Karen Brainard

Snowflake Book Drive encourages community to ‘let it snow’ books


As part of a schoolwide plan to promote reading at Ramona High School, the school library three years ago started a seasonal effort dubbed Snowflake Book Drive.

Students, parents and community members are invited to participate.