Our Indian Valley Schools
The clapping became louder and louder ending with the shout “GO BIG ORANGE!” The first rally of the year was just beginning with the Indian Valley Cheerleaders kicking high with pom-poms waving. The band, led by Mr. Norman, was playing the Greenville High fight song and first graders were in the center of the gym participating in the cheer, “Go! Fight! Win!”. Jim Norman and Judy Dolphin were playing the “Can’t you get louder than that?” ploy with the students and the three hundred students were doing their best to shake the gym. Next came the introduction of our fall sports teams: Rodeo, Football, Volleyball, and Cheer. Students were appreciative of all of the participants and Lacey Banchio received special recognition as a National Championship Rodeo qualifier. As Mrs. Dolphin was trying to get the 24 young men on our football team into one picture, someone questioned why we weren’t playing eleven-man football instead of eight. I was able to share that this year, when Chester plays us at a home game on October 14th at 7:00, we will be playing eleven-man football! Then Ryan Schramel and I addressed the students and talked about building on last year’s increase in school pride and personal responsibility. Ryan shared that we didn’t want to focus on rules, be they dress code or tardies, but on doing the right thing. Ryan said, “When you make a choice you know is wrong, then it is a little bit easier to make another bad choice, until you get to the point when you don’t know right from wrong.” He shared that in Afghanistan he had seen some tragic events, but just as tragic is a young man or woman going down a path that leads to destruction. He encouraged every student to make choices today that will make their future brighter tomorrow, be they little things like following the rules at our school, or avoiding choices that would lead to addiction and death. The students grew quiet as Mr. Schramel shared from the heart and there was loud applause when he finished. Our community is rich in people who lead by example. Mr. Norman with his amazing band and commitment to students, Judy Dolphin leading the cheers with her Cheer Team, Dan Brown with his selfless devotion to the Volleyball program who capped the day in the GHS gym with an exciting and competitive win over Paradise Adventist Academy. I am privileged to start a second year in this community. I want to acknowledge how blessed we are by the people working at our schools: the staff, the volunteers, and the coaches who selflessly pour themselves into doing their best for our students.
Bus Pass Grace period ends today Friday, Sept.16th.
All students now must have turned in their Bus Pass Application to ride the school bus. Bus drivers will receive/distribute laminated bus passes from the Transportation Dept. to students. Drivers have a list of students awaiting their bus passes.
ALL STUDENT REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED!
Completing the Free or Reduced Lunch Application DID NOT COMPLETE your student’s Registration process. We need your “Authorizations” on file, especially in case of an emergency requiring medical attention for your child.
If you have never used Online please go to our District website at: : www.pcoe.k12.ca.us
Choose Parent, then New Students Register Online and follow the on-screen prompts. If you do not have computer access, the school office is provided with a Registration Computer for you to use. Please contact the School Secretary/Registrar and we will be happy to assist you.
Once you have completed the on-line registration this year, you will only need to review/update and initial the “Authorizations” in future years to register.
MEASURE B (for Facilities Improvement) Community Forum
Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 5:30pm
Indian Valley Cafeterian
Dinner and Childcare provided: Dinner 5:30pm.
Information and Discussion from 6-7:30 pm sponsored by PUSD. Plan now to attend and RSVP to the school site for dinner or childcare by clicking on RSVP. You may also RSVP by calling 284-7195.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
IVES Special Assembly
Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 10:15am
Indian Valley Cafeteria
Come enjoy “Cambalache” – a traditional Son Jaracho band from East LA, made possible by Plumas Arts, with support from Plumas National Forest and our Parents’ Club.
K/1 Literacy Night at IVES
Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 5-6pm
IVES Kindergarten and First Grade rooms
Please RSVP for this fun hour of Reading and Writing strategies.
Pizza, and a Free book to take home.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Farmer’s Market at IVES
Friday, Sep. 23rd, 1pm
IVES 6th Grade to FR Outdoor Ed Camp
Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 8am to Friday, Sep. 23rd, 2:45pm
UC Forestry Camp
Please review the “Camp Checklist” of items for your 6th grader as they head out to the UC Forestry Camp this week for a great program.
GHS Volleyball vs Providence Christian:
Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 6pm
Come cheer on our ladies to victory –GO INDIANS!