Parents, take note: Rapid mood swings, irritability and sleeplessness while your child is stuck at home may indicate more than cabin fever. Nicotine addiction is a significant issue among youth in Calaveras County. While other forms of nicotine use have declined in recent years, vaping has gone way up.
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Ten years ago, Phillips was recommended by an elementary school teacher as someone who may benefit from having a mentor in their life, and the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program (CYMP) paired her with Olson, a former recreational therapist, local realtor and mother of two grown boys.
Local resident and current Calaveras County Office of Education (CCOE) Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) member, Christy Miro, has been appointed to serve on the California State Student Attendance Review Board. Miro has been a member of the Calaveras County SARB for the past six years.
There was a recent scare for Calaveras county residents that involved an unauthorized solicitation for tech equipment and donations for local students. The attempt was cunningly crafted and appealed to county residents wanting to support students challenged by distance learning.
The Calaveras County Office of Education (CCOE) and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) honored outstanding classified school employees in Calaveras and Amador County.
Today the Calaveras County Superintendent of Schools Scott Nanik coordinated a conference call with Calaveras County School District Superintendents and the Calaveras County Public Health.
Avery Middle School student, Preston Porrazzo, won this year’s “Tell Us Your True Teen Story” contest. Students submit a short essay about a passion they have, a struggle they’ve faced or something that makes them special.
Reese Roeder, a 6th grader from Christian Family Learning Center, won the Grand Prize. Reese’s project, “Can Salt Save” earned her a certificate, a traveling trophy that will be on display at her school, and a place at the 2020 California State Science & Engineering Fair.
Seventeen years ago, Donna Shannon met Tina Miller. The pair, aged 60 and 11 at the time, respectively, were the first match ever made in the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program (CYMP).
One act of Kindness can ripple through a community as it does during Kindness Week in Calaveras County. Blue ribbons adorn businesses and schools, “Practice Random Acts of Kindness” pass-it-on ribbons are pinned to shirts all over the county.