Teachers honored by Delta Kappa Gamma

Teachers honored by Delta Kappa Gamma

Stephanie Loutas-Kapeles, Sara Olson, Mechelle Ernst, Carrie Cope, Susan Burgess, Michele Savko and Kirsti West (from left) are inducted into the Delta Kappa Gamma International teachers’ honor society. These women were invited to join based on their distinguished contributions to education. Also inducted, but not . . . Read Full Story >>

Burros Bits

By BLAIR?ETOCH BHS?Commissioner of Communications Last Saturday night was the King of Hearts Dance, the dance where the girls ask the boys. Congratulations to Biggie Hernandez for being crowned king. The dance was very well attended and was definitely a good time. Our Friends of . . . Read Full Story >>

Hise, 15, makes college dean’s list

Hise, 15, makes college dean’s list

Sara Hise of Ridgecrest was named to the fall 2014 Dean’s List at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. Hise is the daughter of Kevin and Tammy Hise of Ridgecrest. In 2012, at the age of 12, she took the SATs and scored in the . . . Read Full Story >>

St. Ann School to hold annual dinner-drawing Feb. 7

Saint Ann School will sponsor its 27th annual benefit dinner and raffle  Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Kerr McGee Center. “This gala yearly event, the school’s most important fundraiser, will feature a family-style authentic baked penne pasta with meat sauce or baked penne Italiano dinner for two, . . . Read Full Story >>

Moreau graduates from Arizona State

Annette Moreau of Ridge-crest graduated from Arizona State University at its spring 2014 commencement ceremony. More than 12,000 ASU undergraduate and graduate students had their degrees conferred at the May ceremonies. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan served as the official speaker for the undergraduate . . . Read Full Story >>

Murray, BHS to break ground this summer

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer Maas Company Project Manager Steve Hubbard addressed the Sierra Sands Unified School District School Board last week with an update on construction at Burroughs High School and the new Murray Middle School site, across the street from BHS. . . . Read Full Story >>

New nurses hold cap-and-pin ceremony

New nurses hold cap-and-pin ceremony

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Students, family, friends, faculty and staff enjoyed the solemn, joyful, and at times humorous Cerro Coso Community College Nursing Capping and Pinning Ceremony, held Dec. 13 in the College Lecture Center. A time-honored tradition, the ceremony signifies the successful completion . . . Read Full Story >>

Burros Bits

Burros Bits

By BLAIR ETOCH BHS Commissioner of Communications Students are back to school after enjoying the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday. AP exams are coming up! Students interested in signing up for the annual AP exams in May can begin the process of registering in . . . Read Full Story >>

Lions club launches student speaking contest

RIDGECREST LIONS CLUB — Lions Clubs throughout California for the 78th consecutive year are giving eligible high school students the opportunity to win up to $21,000 in college scholarships through the Lions’ annual student speech contest. Each student entering the contest shall prepare a speech . . . Read Full Story >>

St. Ann School to hold dinner, raffle

Saint Ann School will sponsor its 27th annual benefit dinner and raffle  ,Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Kerr McGee Center. “This gala yearly event, the school’s most important fundraiser, will feature a family-style authentic baked penne pasta with meat sauce or baked penne Italiano dinner for two, . . . Read Full Story >>

McCarthy announces  nominees to  military academies

McCarthy announces nominees to military academies

Among the students who received a nomination for a U.S. service academy from Rep. Kevin McCarthy is Burroughs High School senior Austin White. The local nominee received a presidential nomination as a child of a servicemember killed in action. He also received a competing alternate . . . Read Full Story >>

College offers business administration courses

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Cerro Coso is now offering a Business Administration Associate Degree for transfer online.  The degree provides a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. Business Administration classes this spring are designed to prepare students to work in many . . . Read Full Story >>

Burros Bits

Burros Bits

By BLAIR?ETOCH BHS?Commissioner of Communications Students are gearing up for another great KOH dance! The dance will be held Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now in the Sherman Shack. You can get them before school, at lunch, or after school. Tickets . . . Read Full Story >>

Burros Bits

Burros Bits

By BLAIR?ETOCH BHS?Commissioner of Communications Hopefully everyone had an amazing winter break! Now that half of the year is over, our seniors are very eager for graduation! Students returned to school on Jan. 5 and picked up their new schedules in the cafeteria. These could . . . Read Full Story >>

School board swears in members

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer When the Sierra Sands Unified School District board met Thursday, Dec. 11, the latest members were sworn in. Incumbents Kurt Rockwell and Amy Castillo-Covert were welcomed back to the board as was former boardmember Tim Johnson. Bill Farris . . . Read Full Story >>

Students learn by doing

Students learn by doing

By REBECCA NEIPP, News Review Staff Writer “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin In an educational landscape of increasing standards and declining budgets, teachers have fewer resources to divert into artistic, interdisciplinary, . . . Read Full Story >>

Pink Ladies award scholarships

Pink Ladies award scholarships

Winners of $500 scholarships from the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Pink Ladies Auxiliary are congratulated by hospital workers. Seated in front from left, are Lori Bollinger, Kellee Clodt, Menchie Schneiter, Chrissie Jensen, Luis Enrique Carillo and Barbara Dolan. Clodt is a student of Career Care Institute, . . . Read Full Story >>

Justus Scott to coach Cerro Coso Coyote baseball

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — In the game of baseball, timing is everything, and for Justus Scott the time was right to take over as the new head baseball coach and interim athletic director at Cerro Coso Community College. Scott is the fourth head coach . . . Read Full Story >>

Burros Bits

By Blair Etoch BHS?Commissioner of Communications It’s a busy time at Burroughs! We’re looking forward to our Christmas break but we have to stay focused on our finals and semester grades. And many activities are still happening at Burroughs. The Burroughs Band will be playing . . . Read Full Story >>

Cerro Coso open house is Dec. 5

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Cerro Coso will hold an open house Friday, Dec. 5, featuring campus tours, financial aid, program information and much more. The open house, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., is free and open to the public. “This event offers a perfect opportunity for . . . Read Full Story >>