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Folsom Public Library Seeks Sunday Volunteers

Folsom Public Library Seeks Sunday Volunteers

The Folsom Public Library is recruiting customer-service oriented volunteers to assist staff on Sundays, according to Library Supervisor Greta Galindo.    

Galindo is seeking friendly and dependable volunteers who can commit to working as library docents from noon to 5 p.m. one Sunday a month.

Second Annual STEM Expo Saturday at William Jessup University

Second Annual STEM Expo Saturday at William Jessup University

As you know, the rapid pace of technological growth coupled with the demands of a global economy that operates 24/7 raises the standard for schools to produce "life-long learners" who can keep up.

Studies show students as young as third grade have started thinking of their career path which is why it’s important to start early when getting kids to understand their options in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM. Studies also show that STEM classes and career planning should be built into school curriculum as early as possible, and that hands-on activities and visits with professionals in different fields are necessary for students to learn how their work in the classroom can be relevant to a future career.

To support the STEM initiative, this Saturday, March 24, William Jessup University will host Placer County’s Second Annual STEM Expo, free and open to the public from 11 am to 4 pm.

Life in High School by Journi Romstad, Winner of Life in High School Writing Contest

Life in High School by Journi Romstad, Winner of Life in High School Writing Contest

High School, nothing like the movies. Nobody gets up on the tables and sings, there's no group of "big bad girls," and in the end, the unpopular girl doesn't always get the guy. They teach us a lot in high school, most of it we don't listen to. But it's where you make all your memories. I believe high school is where you set the path for you future. What you learn shapes who you are, and who your going to be. 

 

Memories. Most of the memories you make in high school stick with you for life. So why not make them good ones? 

 

Challenges. You will face many challenges during these four years. Some could be drugs, relationships, grades, peer pressure, or bullying.

CONTEST: Does your child have what it takes to be the next Jeopardy! champ?

CONTEST: Does your child have what it takes to be the next Jeopardy! champ?

Jeopardy! will be hosting an online test for kids between the ages of 10 and 12 to find bright young people for the popular Kids Week shows. The test will be given only once at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on October 5th. Registration must be completed in advance by a parent or guardian at www.jeopardy.com.

Taking the online test is the first step toward becoming a contestant on Jeopardy!  Kids who pass the test will be invited to auditions held in Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Atlanta, and Chicago in November.

Buckeye Education Foundation funding helps restore El Dorado County school programs

Buckeye Education Foundation funding helps restore El Dorado County school programs

SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA -- At the Buckeye Union School District Board of Trustees meeting held  Wednesday night, August 17, the Board voted to utilize a recent grant from the private Buckeye Education Foundation to reinstate District physical education (P.E.) and library positions previously cut for the 2011-2012 school year.

“Thanks to the generosity of our community's gifts to the Buckeye Education Foundation, we’re extremely proud that our Foundation is able to again this year help fund vital campus positions for all seven schools in the District,” explained Jon Yoffie, president of Buckeye Education Foundation.

“Strong library and P.E. programs are essential to the overall health and academic success of every single one of our students.”

According to District documents, funding for the P.E.

El Dorado County selected for progressive national education program

A partnership consisting of educators from the El Dorado Center of Folsom Lake College, the El Dorado County Office of Education and the Western Slope Boys and Girls Club in El Dorado County has won a competitive bid to launch a new effort to improve services for youth and young adults.

The Forum for Youth Investment, a nonprofit “action tank” based in Washington, D.C., chose the partnership from El Dorado County as one of four communities nationwide to participate in the Ready by 21, Credentialed by 26 Challenge.

The selected communities will develop goals and plans to increase support for older youth, with an emphasis on helping more low-income, minority and first-generation college-goers obtain postsecondary credentials with labor market value.

The El Dorado County partnership – along with Montgomery County, Md.; Broward County, Fla.; and Sonoma County – will carry out the challenge by implementing the Forum’s Ready by 21 strategies, which help communities