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Indian Valley Record Why some rural schools succeed Tract Bue Staff Writer The findings behind 10 high-performing, high-pover- ty elementary schools in Al- abama could provide a blue- print for the success of other rural communities struggling to survive and thrive. In a report that covered more than 10,000 miles on Al- abama's back roads and 300 interviews, researchers found that despite the declin- ing economy and loss of jobs in several small rural com- munities, the teamwork of dedicated, quality personnel and strong community sup- port were the overriding keys to student success in rural education. The study, "Lessons Learned From Rural Schools," a project sponsored by the Rural Center of Alaba- ma, found what goes on out- side the classroom may be as critical as what happens in- side the schoolroom, and a separation between the school and the community was hard to find in good rural schools. "Education goes beyond the walls of instruction and much of our school success is determined by the communi- ty's ownership," wrote Larry Lee, director of the center and primary author of the re- port. Following are several of Communicate with parents Newsletters and visiting days for family members were implemented to keep parents informed about what students were doing and what was expected of them. Develop a sense of family Celebrate, eat and work to- gether. The successful schools went the extra mile in making sure everyone on staff was appreciated, from maintenance personnel to lunchroom attendant, "be- cause once they walk in the door of the school, they are teachers, regardless of their job title." Look for help anywhere you can find it Seen as "asking for local ownership" instead of help, school officials from the suc- cessful schools enlisted sup- port from churches, organiza- tions and parents for such ser- vices as lawn mowers or a gal- lon of gas--some way to make an investment in the school. They developed communi- ty relationships that led to scholarship opportunities or company volunteers who could use their expertise in tutoring or construction projects. All hands on deck An attitude of getting the job done, whatever it took, was pervasive in the success- ful schools. Going the extra mile, whether it meant the princi- pal splitting his duties be- tween two schools, the coach spreading bark on the new playground or mopping a spill in the bathroom if the school lacked a custodian were part of the attitude that went beyond showing up to teach. Have a neat, clean and at- tractive facility An attractive facility shows pride and sends the message that the school is a cheerful place to be. Many schools found volunteers to tile floors, artists to paint murals or turned hallways into art galleries with repro- ductions from museums or local galleries. In spite of the obstacles facing rural schools, the study showed what is possi- ble when high expectations and motivated communities make a commitment to quality education. To view the entire report, go to Co Wednesday, July 15, 2009 9A i Mystery photo answer Last week's mystery photo was of Nelson Creek at La Porte Road. Of those who identified it, Rick Madison won the drawing for the free four-week classified ad. See section B to guess this week's mystery photo. Photo by Shannon Morrow MMUNITY CORNER the guiding principles the 10 schools focused on in build- ing support. COMMUNITY CALENDAR Create a culture of expectation Successful schools worked hard to interact with the community creating a part- nership, a culture of pride and expectation for everyone toward student success. The involvement from parents, school staff and the community was highly encouraged. Also, elevating all students and celebrat- ing their success was a part of raising the bar of expectation. The report emphasized a majority of the teachers were "thinkers," who believed every child, regardless of cir- cumstances they must deal with everyday, has the capac- ity to learn, and they expect- ed no less. Conversely, teachers who had a "feeling" personality preference tended to em- pathize with the circum- stances of the child and, therefore, to expect less of him. Local 5-Day Forecast Build trust The community was wel- comed into the classrooms, and the staff participated in civic community activities. School allies were created at the local newspaper, among board members, coaches, par- ents and merchants with a crossover of attendance in community events and sup- port of school activities. Parents who believed school officials "loved their kids" and who understood teachers were tying to do everything they could to help their child went .farthest in building a relationship of trust. ,,We Rock!" Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. Scientbts of the Earth TM 180 Main St. • P,O. Box 1956 • Chester s CA = 96020 s (530) 258-4228 m See an archive of past earthquake reports at advancedqeoloqic.¢om lib We Deliver!!! To Subscribe call: 283-0800 257-5321 284-7800 258-3115 832-4646 •€1 Thursday, July 16 Workshop for Plumas Artists, 2-4:30 p.m., Greenville Southern Baptist Church, Greenville Wolf Creek Road, 284-7069. AA Big Book/Step Study, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Hot Springs Road., Greenville. Friday, July 17 Sewing, Crafts and Coffee, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Taylorsville United Methodist Church, Nelson Street, 284-7861 or 284-7670. TaylorsvUle Community Supper, 5:30 p.m., Nelson Street, •church social hall. Donations accepted. Monday, July 20 Teen Activity II, games, snacks and fun for ages 12-19, from 6:30-9 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Greenville, Hot Springs Road. Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce, 6:30 p.m. Call for lo- cation, 284-6633. Indian Valley 4-H Club, 7 p.m., Taylorsville Grange Hall, 284- Women's Circle, 6 p.m., 7360284-7071. Greenville Community United AA, 7 p.m., First Lutheran Methodist Church, 283-0866. Church, Bush Street, Greenville. Tuesday, July 21 Overeaters Anonymous, 5:15 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. Dawn Institute, 5:30 p.m. Call for location 284-6036. California Women in Timber, 6 p.m., Quincy Library. Wednesday, July 22 Indian Valley Recreation and Park District, 5:30 pm, at the Greenville Town Hall. Family Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Roundhouse Council, 330 Bush St., Greenville, 284-6866. Lassen-Plumas Contractors As- sociation, 6 p.m., Firehall No. 1, Lake Almanor. 1.9 .?/2  __ 4:07 #,m ........ 1.9 ,.=.m. r-/ 7n / lO ; ¢05 a.rn. ' | ,,, \\; ,urn.. 1C • Lassen I * '% 715 • ¢'%.._,, j., %,f- ! -- -"1 I / - ,,.,,oo J-, . .............................................................. :{ --" k - |':a.o  City Magnitude I z.4  |(7 --  I 12:01 p,m. ', | |- L) =tr,' aB=t"JBS 2.0 or stronger. Five were recorded last Regional 8 2 ?1 t0 Previous week 12 4 17 The number of earthquakes in Northeastern California decreased from the previous week, falling by seven but remained in d0uble-digit figures-just barely. Regional activity has bounced around lately, falling to single-digit lev- els four times in the last 13 weeks. 0nly one tally this low happened in all of Z008. "lhe intensity of seismicity relaxed, producing only two quakes registering M week. including one as large as M 3.8. • The strongest earthquake measured M 2.4 and occurred in the foothills north- west of 0roville and under the volcanic tablelands east of the Highway 70/99 junction• Although it was centered near the surface, it passed without any offi- cial felt reports• • A quake registering M 2.2 was recorded between Sierraville and the Nevada border in the Bald Mountains. • ]he largest of two quakes west of Chester measured M 1.6. It was centered in the Lost Creek drainage• CHURCHES Today's Weather Wed 7/15 90/57 Sunshine, Highs in the low 90S end lows in the upper 50s. Sur=Hle Sunset 5:47 AM 8:32 PM "IU 7/16 90/59 Sunshine. Highs in the low 901; end lows in the upper 50s. Sunrile Sunset 5:48 AM 8:31 PM Fr 7/17 .... • ,!; 89/58 Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 5Os. Sunrise Sunset 5:49 AM 8:30 PM Sat 7/18 86157 Mostty sunny. Highs in the mid 8Os and lows in the upper SOS. Sunriee SuBlet 5:50 AM 8:30 PM Sun 7/19 85157 Abundant sunshine. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the up- }er 5De. Sunrise Sunnt 5:51 AM 8:29 PM California At A Glance :!i-':.::'- ......... i 103/70 :i] I 90/57 83/5% ' \\;: .............. 76165 Nationsl ClUes Atlanta 91 72 t-storm Houston Boston ?7 60 cloudy Los Angeles Chicago 87 66 pt sunny Miami Dallas 102 80 mt sunny Minneapolis Denver 83 59 rest sunny New York Moon Phases ':  .i!! } Full Last Jul 7 Jul 15 New Flrat Jul 22 Jul 28 UV Index Wed 7/15  Very High Thu 7/16  Very High Fri 7/17  Very High Sat 7/18  Very High Sun 7119 VeryHigh The UV Index i$ measured on a o-11 number scale, with a higher UV Index shoog the need for resler skin pro- tecton. 0 : : :. :.:.:.::,. , 11 99 76 met sunny Phoenix 108 85 ms, sunny 84 63 met sunny San Francisco 83 58 sunny 89 80 t-storm Seattle 81 59 met sunny 78 60 pt sunny St. Louis 91 73 t-storm 78 69 pt sunny Washington, DC 89 75 cloudy Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints Hideway Road, Greenville. Relief Soci- ety and Priesthood, 10 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:50 a.m.; Sacrament Meet- ing, 11:50 a.m. Contact Branch Presi- dent Ron Cooley at 284-1414. First Baptist 133 Hot Springs Road. Frank Carrion, Pastor, 284-7714. Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Night Bible Study and Prayer, 6:30 p.m. Christ the Redeemer Church Meeting at First Lutheran, 120 Bush St., Greenville. Father Brian Fogs, 284-1003,, Holy Eucharist, Sunday; 8:45 a.m. First Lutheran 116 Bush St., Greenville. Worship ser- vice 11 a.m. Pastor-Alan R. Hilton, Bible Study Thursdays at 7 p.m. Phone: 258- 4880, cell: 375-7122 Greenville Assembly of God Cynthia Christensen, Pastor, 284-6586 or 284-6251. Corner of Greenville Wolf Creek Rd. & Forgay. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Services & Childrens Church, 11 a.m.; Sunday -evening service, 6 p.m.; Feed a Need, Plant a Seed program with free dinner & bible study, Wed. at 6 p.m.;Women's Ministries, Thurs.,6 p.m.;Men's breakfast, Sat. 9 a.m., bible study, 9:45 a.m. Greenville Community United Methodist 212 Pine St., Greenville,Resident and Parish Pastor Reverend Tana MacDon- ald. Sundays: worship and Sunday school, 9 a.m. Wednesdays: arts and crafts guild, 11 a.m.; belly dancing class 6 p.m. Thursdays: drop-in pas- toral care, noon. No Thursday movies until further notice, 2nd Sunday special music with community choir and area musicians at worship 9:00 am. Last Mondays: community supper, 5:30 p.m. Call 284-7316 or visit frcoopera- live.corn Taylorsville UMC Movie 2nd Saturday 5:30; 3rd Friday Community Supper Sunday communion service 7-7:30 can- celled until further notice Indian Mission Full Gospel Pastor Robertha Timmons. N. Valley Road, Greenville. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday service, 11 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday services, 6 p.m. Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah's Witnesses 1192 N. Valley Road, Greenville, 284- 6006. Public Bible Discourse and Watchtower study, Sunday, 10 a.m.; Theocratic Ministry School and Service meeting, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.', Congre- gation Bible Study Groups, Thursday, 1 p.m.,and 7:30 p.m Seventh-Day Adventist Pastor Jerry Waggoner, 310-2042, e- mail: Enjoying each other's fellowship on Hwy. 89, next to Sierra Sunrise, in Greenville. Sabbath School, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m.; Wednesdays: Bible study/prayer meeting, 5 p.m. Southern Baptist Fred Kerr, Pastor, Donovan Norton, Youth Minister. 284-7522. 241 Greenville Wolf Creek Rd., Greenville. Sunday: Morning Worship, 8:30 and 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Evening Bible Study, 6 p.m. Youth meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday: Women's Bible Study, 10 a.m.; AWANA, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer Time, noon; Thursday: Men's Bible Study, 7 p.m. St. Anthony's Catholic Father Larry Beck. Jessie Street, Greenville. 283-0890. Sunday Mass, 11 a.m.; Thursday Mass, noon. Taylorsville Community United Methodist Nelson & Warren St., Taylorsville. 284- 7956, Resident Lay Minister, Tom Sartwell; Parish Pastor Reverend Tana MacDonald. Sundays: worship and Sunday school, 9 a.m., followed by a social hour; faith exploration group, 11 a.m.; communioon service, 7-7:30 p.m. Call 284-7956 or visit Christ the Redeemer Church Meeting at First Lutheran, 120 Bush St., Greenville• 284-1003. Father Brian Fogs, Rector, bfoos@frontiernet,net. Sundays, 8:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist. See website for more info and Feast Day schedule: BIRTHDAYS Thursday, July 16 Gabriel Gorbet, Trevor Bentz, Margaret Ramey, Scott Graves, Debra Mix, Corte Smith. Friday, July 17 Leanna Moore, Tom Watson, Mark Foster. Saturday, July 18 Charles Goodwin, Devin Washoe. Sunday, July 19 Franklin Bridgman, Thomas Wilson, Laura Dedeker, Sharon Salisbury. Monday, July 20 Donna Wilson, Jordon Taylor, Nathan Redford, Matthew Long. Tuesday, July 21 Robert Smith, Buck Huddleston, Marsha Roby, Valerie Goodson, Sarah Richard, Stacey Savage, Adena Long, Michelle Preston, Richard Morgan. Wednesday, July 22 Carla and Anna McMullen, John Huddleston, Kiera McNett, Stephanie Hargraves, Elizabeth Norman, Adam Mullen. ANNIVERSARIES July 19 Mr. and Mrs. Tom Retallack Sr. July 21 Mr. and Mrs. James D. Mc- Mullen. LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor *Elevation tCurrent 4,486.59 ¥1 Year Ago 4,484•72 Lake Almanor **Capacity tCurrent 948,362 ¥1 Year Ago 901,501 Bucks Lake *Elevation tCurrent 5,153.91 ¥1 Year Ago 5,142.75 Bucks Lake **Capacity tCurrent 99,942 ¥1 Year Ago 80,470 *Elevation above sea level in ft. **Storage in acre ft. June 28, 2009 YJune 30, 2008 LAST WEEK'S TEMPERATURES DATE HIGH LOW JULY O6 8O 45 JULY 07 78 40 JULY 08 78 45 JULY 09 79 43 JULY 10 80 41 JULY 11 83 43 JULY 12 82 54 JULY 13 -- 41 TOTAL PRECIP =31.38" (LAST YEAR: 23.24) m To advertise on this page, call 258-3115 or 283-0800