Schiller awarded DAR scholarship

Schiller awarded DAR scholarship

Burroughs High School graduate Madison Schiller receives a $500 scholarship from the Panamint Springs chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. At right is her mother, Gaynell. Madison wrote the winning essay for DAR’s “What It Means to Be an American” contest. -- Courtesy photo . . . Read Full Story >>

Storch graduates from USD

Philipp Storch of Ridgecrest graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego last month, earning his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering. The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning committed to teaching the . . . Read Full Story >>

AAUW works to send girls to ‘Tech Trek’

AAUW works to send girls to ‘Tech Trek’

The local American Association of University Women is in the final stages of fundraising for a program that offers science, technology, engineering and mathematics training and exposure to middle-school girls. This year four girls will attend the “Tech Trek” camp at the University of California, . . . Read Full Story >>

AltaOne awards athletes

AltaOne awards athletes

Burroughs High School graduating seniors and AltaOne Federal Credit Union Scholar Athlete nominees and winners pose with their certificates and trophies at the AltaOne Ridgecrest corporate office on Tuesday, May 31. Winners (front row) are Rebecca Williams (swimming), Madison Felix (basketball, track & field) and . . . Read Full Story >>

Moschitto earns bachelor’s from Cal Poly

Ridgecrest native and Cerro Coso Community College graduate Anna Christine Moschitto graduated from Cal Poly Pomona, earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. She is the valedictorian of the Cal Poly School of Electrical Engineering. She is also a CCCC honor student, pursuing an education . . . Read Full Story >>

Kennedy retires after 30 years

Kennedy retires after 30 years

SSUSD Superintendent Ernie Bell and retired Assistant Superintendent Elaine Jansen (center) present Shirley Kennedy with a service award from state Sen. Republican Leader Jean Fuller during her retirement ceremony, commemorating 30 years of service to the SSUSD. Kennedy also received a flag from our nation’s . . . Read Full Story >>

SSUSD honors staff, supporters

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer The Sierra Sands Unified School District honored several staff members and community volunteers with service awards during last week’s meeting of the SSUSD Board of Education. Represen-tatives of the Ridgecrest Musical Enrichment Society accepted Community Service Awards and . . . Read Full Story >>

Congratulations 2016 graduates!

Congratulations 2016 graduates!

Former Gateway Elementary School Gators, now Burroughs High School graduates, parade through their former stomping grounds May 23, inspiring young ones with their milestone achievement. The seniors turned their tassels Friday night at the BHS Football Stadium. Come on in to the News Review office . . . Read Full Story >>

Teachers accept school district’s latest offer

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer “It is the end of a very difficult year of negotiations, but it is, thankfully, finally over.” That was the sentiment of Desert Area Teachers Association Vice President Vanessa Vaughn regarding teacher salary negotiations for the Sierra Sands . . . Read Full Story >>

Haddock named to Dean’s List

Ethan Haddock of Ridgecrest was named to the Chadron State College Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester. The honor requires a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of coursework during the semester . . . Read Full Story >>

Graduation ceremonies begin

Graduation ceremonies begin

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer “It’s been an outstanding year for our district,” said Sierra Sands Unified School District Superinten-dent Ernie Bell. Local students and teachers are counting down the days to the end of the school year – and they’re almost there. . . . Read Full Story >>

College offers summer CNA course

Are you interested in a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant? If so, Cerro Coso Community College is offering a CNA training course this summer that will offer training and support for developing the skills necessary to pass the state-mandated certification test. The course, entitled . . . Read Full Story >>

Davis,  Rosenberg  share  McCarthy  award

Davis, Rosenberg share McCarthy award

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Burroughs High School graduating senior Breana Davis was awarded the California Merit Award in recognition of her outstanding scholastic performance. She received her award from U.S. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in a Lancaster ceremony. As a winner, Davs was in turn invited to select an . . . Read Full Story >>

Gateway PTO raises $6,000 for Chromebooks

Gateway PTO raises $6,000 for Chromebooks

Gateway Elementary School students display some new Chromebooks purchased by Gateway’s Parent-Teacher Organization for the computer lab. The PTO wanted to make Chromebooks available to younger students who do not have access in the classroom, said a spokesperson. PTO raised $6,000 through various fund-raisers to . . . Read Full Story >>

CCCC students earn distinction

CCCC students earn distinction

Members of Beta Kappa Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Cerro Coso Community College display awards they received at the recent Nevada-California Regional Convention. From left are Hannah Small, Trent Francis, Megan Budlong, Gloria Middleton and President Nolan Havig. The club received numerous awards, . . . Read Full Story >>

College adds new certificate program

Cerro Coso Community College has announced that a new state-approved Data Analyst I Certificate of Achievement can be obtained through an online 12-unit program. The program is designed to prepare students for positions in data collection, data cleaning and data analysis and to provide a . . . Read Full Story >>

Dr. Karen Higgins to address AAUW

Dr. Karen Higgins, former executive director of Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, will be the guest speaker on Saturday, May 14, at the month meeting of the American Association of Universi-ty Women. Higgins is an adjunct professor at Claremont Graduate University and is president . . . Read Full Story >>

Johnson retires, Williams moves on

Johnson retires, Williams moves on

Pierce Elementary School is losing two of its legacy teachers after a combined half-century of service to the local institution of learning. Barbara Johnson (right), special projects teacher and GATE director, is retiring after 27 years at the school. Fourth-grade teacher Brian Williams will be . . . Read Full Story >>

SSUSD honors exceptional employees

SSUSD honors exceptional employees

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Who brings education to life? Who builds inspirational relationships? Who deserves to be recognized? Those were the questions asked at the Sierra Sands Unified School District 2015-16 Employee of the Year program, where more than 80 nominated teachers, . . . Read Full Story >>

Negotiations go on as end of year draws near

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer Salary negotiations are still the hot topic for meetings of the Sierra Sands Unified School District Board, with teachers, parents and students turning out to advocate for a pay increase for teachers. “Teachers are feeling very undervalued right . . . Read Full Story >>