Dr. Lucy Jones briefs SSUSD

Dr. Lucy Jones briefs SSUSD

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer Popular seismologist and science communicator Dr. Lucy Jones made a surprise local appearance when she videoconferenced in during Sierra Sands Unified School District’s all-hands meeting Monday morning at the Kerr McGee Center. Jones patiently stood by in her . . . Read Full Story >>

Cerro Coso to host welcome

Cerro Coso to host welcome

Cerro Coso Community College will host its “CCCC Rocks Your Orientation” event Thursday, Aug. 22, from 3-7 p.m. in the courtyard between the main building and the west wing. The event is open to the public and will feature food, counseling assistance, student IDs, games, . . . Read Full Story >>

School meal prices increase

School meal prices increase

Rebecca Neipp

Students buying meals at school this term will see a 25-cent increase in prices. According to Kristen Groves, director of the Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent nutrition program, student prices for breakfast will be $2 each for elementary schoolers and $2.25 for middle- and . . . Read Full Story >>

Teachers factor quakes into planning

Teachers factor quakes into planning

By REBECCA NEIPP News Review Staff Writer As hundreds of teachers across the community turn their attention to the impending return to school, many are giving more weight to a new factor this year — earthquake preparedness. While the mental and emotional fragility of residents . . . Read Full Story >>

Meet the new SSUSD administration lineup

Meet the new SSUSD administration lineup

Sierra Sands Unified School District welcomed an unprecedented number of changing roles within its leadership team at a workshop held this week in preparation for the new year. From left are (front) SSUSD Superintendent Dr. David Ostash, Burroughs High School Principal Carrie Cope, BHS Assistant . . . Read Full Story >>

Richmond School to reopen at Vieweg

Richmond School to reopen at Vieweg

Rebecca Neipp

Richmond Elementary School will reopen at the Vieweg Education Center in the coming school year. While the damage from recent earthquakes was a driving influence, Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent Dr. David Ostash also laid out other factors that led to the decision in . . . Read Full Story >>

College reopens after quakes

College reopens after quakes

Following an evacuation in the wake of recent earthquakes and aftershocks, Cerro Coso Community College reopened its Indian Wells Valley campus on Monday, July 22. According to a spokes-person, the campus was closed for two weeks for clean-up and repairs. The report submitted to the . . . Read Full Story >>

Blair  goes to Dickens  Universe

Blair goes to Dickens Universe

Cerro Coso Community College student Carol Blair was one of three recipients of a scholarship to The Dickens Universe, a weeklong series hosted by University of California, Santa Cruz, featuring lectures, seminars, discussion groups, workshops, social events, teas and films celebrating the culture associated with . . . Read Full Story >>

District hears early damage report

District hears early damage report

Rebecca Neipp

What was originally scheduled as a workshop to craft a 10-year master facilities plan for Sierra Sands Unified School District turned into a report and discussion on damages sustained from July 4-5 earthquakes. Following suit with local, county, state and federal government agencies, the SSUSD . . . Read Full Story >>

Hardwick graduates Air Force basic

Hardwick graduates Air Force basic

U.S. Air Force Airman Michael G. Hardwick graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles . . . Read Full Story >>

Locals graduate from Western Governors

Five residents earned degrees from the online, nonprofit Wester Governors University this spring. Those include: • Leslie Marcus — Bachelor of Science, Nursing • Lindsay Johnson — Bachelor of Arts, Special Education • Rosemary Lynn — Bachelor of Science, Nursing • Brandon Rivera — Master . . . Read Full Story >>

Ashley Celaya graduates basic

U.S. Air Force Airman Ashley A. Celaya graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles . . . Read Full Story >>

Reports indicate start of  school will not be delayed

Reports indicate start of school will not be delayed

Rebecca Neipp

“There are many layers to our assessment, and I don’t want to say that I have definitive information, but based on all the preliminary data we have gathered, we believe that school will open on time.” Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent Dr. David Ostash . . . Read Full Story >>

Ashton receives Danhauser Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Ashton receives Danhauser Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Curt Danhauser, with his daughter Chloe (left), presents a $1,000 check to recent Burroughs High School graduate Katherine Ashton as recipient of the Teresa Danhauser Memorial Nursing Scholarship. Katherine will attend Pepperdine University in the fall. The Danhauser family established the scholarship in 2015 to . . . Read Full Story >>

REALMS to  host meet  and greet

REALMS to host meet and greet

The Ridgecrest Elementary Academy for Language, Music and Science (the successor of the Ridgecrest Charter School) invites parents, students and members of the school community to meet and greet the staff on Thursday, June 27, at 5 p.m. REALMS will officially open its doors July . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Uncover the unknown’ in CCCC archaeology

‘Uncover the unknown’ in CCCC archaeology

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — For those with a sense of adventure, mystery and discovery, Cerro Coso Community College is offering an archaeology class at the Ridgecrest campus this fall. Part detection, part research and part treasure hunting, the course will cover the basic principles . . . Read Full Story >>

College offers library research class

College offers library research class

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Do you have a research paper that needs credible websites, published articles and a bibliography in MLA or APA format? Do you want to learn how to pick a research topic, find appropriate resources and successfully compile everything together in . . . Read Full Story >>

CodeChangers STEM camp returns

CodeChangers STEM camp returns

By STACIE LAWRENCE, NAWCWD Public Affairs For a second year, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division teamed up with the Sierra Sands Unified School District to sponsor a four-day Utah-based CodeChan-gers science, technology, engineering and math camp for about 100 sixth- and seventh-graders. “It’s been . . . Read Full Story >>

RMES awards performing arts scholarships

RMES awards performing arts scholarships

Ridgecrest Musical Enrichment Society Boardmember Melanie Anderson (from left) presents $500 scholarships to Trinity Benitez, Tiana Cope and Emily Aralar at the Burroughs High School Senior Awards Ceremony. Scholarships, in memory of Mark Loewen, Fred Farris and Bill Blanc, respectively, are presented each year to . . . Read Full Story >>

Cerro Coso congratulates Dorrell

Cerro Coso congratulates Dorrell

Cerro Coso Community College President Jill Board (left) congratulates CCCC Public Relations and Institutional Advancement Director Natalie Dorrell in recognition of her 35 years of service to the college. Other milestones observed include five years — Rebecca Pang, Christy Jansson, Justin Witt, Yvonne Martin, Juan . . . Read Full Story >>