Weekly Warrior ~ Downieville School News May 2014

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The Weekly Warrior

Karlee Bolle & Matt Lozano


Hello again. This time we have a lot to talk about so let’s just dive on in.

Miss Schofield’s and Mr. Tassone’s classes are fish parents. They have watched the little eggs grow into little fry, and the K-3, middle, and high schoolers got to let them go into the wild last Friday the 2nd of May. Both the K-3, middle, and high schoolers learned all about the life cycle of fish, and they came together and helped bring the little fish into the river. Mr. Tassone said, “While we know these young fry will face dangers, we are hopeful that a number will survive and reproduce.” We would like to thank Regine Miller, who had been instrumental in helping in this program. While we were letting the fish go, we also counted them. We started with 35 eggs and let go 112 fish.

Miss Schofield’s class is also going to learn about the rain forest, all the animals, and how the rain forest is so important. They will also raise money to conserve a piece of rain forest. The K-3 class is getting ready for a play called “Welcome Wagon to Kansas.”

In Mrs. Parker’s class, the Smarter Balance testing is going well; all the students are working hard. Parents, a dental screening is coming up May 27th. Then on the 30th of May, the 4th-6th grade will go to Sun Splash for a much deserved, end of year celebration.

The final draft of Mr.Corcoran’s scholarship was due May 1st, and the winner for the seniors is Savannah Burr, and for the underclassmen, Tommy Dines.

In sports, April 24th at Quincy, Megan Parker won the last game and the match and tied the game. Alexis WhitakerFiona Baiker, Savannah Burr, and Ali Rambo, also won their games. The League Championship is the 9th of May in Quincy, and the whole team will be happy as ever if they were to see the smiling faces of Downieville fans there.

Former Downieville High School student John Baca is holding an Artist Reception in Chico where he is showing many great works of abstract art. Dipping paper airplanes into ink and throwing them at a piece of white paper made one of the works. The Gallery will be open from May 1st – 24th, Thursday – Saturday, 12:30 – 5:30, in Chico at 820 Broadway. Attending this exhibition would be a wonderful experience for any art lover.

Another former DHS student Sierra Patheal (Class of 2009) is graduating from CSULB this month. Last Friday the first of several graduation ceremonies took place along CSULB’s beautiful koi pond in their Japanese Gardens; this ceremony honored the Presidential Scholars, among whose members Sierra numbers. Later that night, Sierra was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa where she was also the recipient of their top scholarship. Sierra will graduate with one of the few Outstanding Student Awards and a scholarship presented by the university.

Sunday, May 4th, Cory Peterman wowed a full audience with his piano recital presented at the Downieville United Methodist Church. He played selections from Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Chopin as well as a few hymns that allowed the audience to participate.  Community members are still talking about what an amazing and memorable performance Cory provided!

A pasta dinner will precede the annual Open House on the 14th of May. And a final reminder, the Seventh Annual Cancer Awareness Walk is this Saturday, May 10.  Registration is at 8:30; walk starts at 9 am and offers several routes.  A salad buffet, table raffles, and presentations will follow.  All proceeds will benefit local cancer patients.  Hope to see you there.