Cerro Coso offers dual enrollment

Cerro Coso Community College reminds students and their parents that students at Burroughs High School offers many dual-enrollment programs that allow students to earn college credit. Health Careers at BHS is articulated for two classes at CCCC with a grade of a “B” or better. . . . Read Full Story >>

Tractor Supply supports charter school garden

The Ridgecrest Tractor Supply store is supporting Ridgecrest Charter School in developing a garden to provide students with a hands-on learning experience. “The School Garden Program provides kids with an opportunity to use their hands and minds in a way that’s not typically available in . . . Read Full Story >>

Sheriff Youngblood visits criminal justice students

Sheriff Youngblood visits criminal justice students

Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood addresses Rick Smith’s criminal justice class at Burroughs High School. Youngblood spoke to the students about aspects of law enforcement, including the preparation and response to an active shooter situation — which was in the news last week on the . . . Read Full Story >>

DKG honors Kleinschmidt for 50 years

DKG honors Kleinschmidt for 50 years

Pat Kleinschmidt (left) is honored for her 50 years of membership in the Delta Beta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary international teachers’ society. Kleinschmidt taught at Pierce Elementary School for more than 20 years and served as principal of Las Flores Elementary School. . . . Read Full Story >>

Cerro Coso honors Desert Valleys for its support

Cerro Coso honors Desert Valleys for its support

Cerro Coso Community College President Jill Board presents Dana Griffin, Desert Valleys Federal Credit Union’s vice president of operations, with a plaque at the first President’s Circle Luncheon. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from Phi Theta Kappa student officers who presented their research plans . . . Read Full Story >>

College to host Open House

Cerro Coso Community College is offering prospective spring-semester students an open house on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 2-7 p.m. The event will take place in the newly remodeled main building on the second floor at the Student One Stop. “This is a great opportunity for . . . Read Full Story >>

Local middle school students say  YES! to math, science, technology

Local middle school students say YES! to math, science, technology

At right, students wait anxiously as volunteer John A. Johnson helps them test the strength of their spaghetti bridges during the YES! conference. — U.S. Navy photo by Stacie Lawrence ------ By STACIE LAWRENCE NAWCWD Public Affairs A resounding thank you could be heard through . . . Read Full Story >>

Sierra Sands denies charter school request

Sierra Sands denies charter school request

Rebecca Neipp

During a special meeting last week, the Sierra Sands Unified School District Board of Trustees denied, on a 5-0 vote, a request by Ridgecrest Charter School to sponsor its petition. SSUSD staff reviewed the petition and made a recommendation that the board deny the request . . . Read Full Story >>

Bell announces retirement

Bell announces retirement

Rebecca Neipp

Although the Sierra Sands Unified School District Board of Trustees had not yet met when the News Review went to press, one of the discussion items on the agenda was a “letter of resignation” from Superintendent Ernie Bell. “Submitting this letter is just the formal . . . Read Full Story >>

College announces closures for moving

College announces closures for moving

Cerro Coso Community College announced that several offices will be closed during the ongoing process of moving from temporary quarters back to the main campus. “It has been three years since the college vacated the main building for construction, and the time has finally come . . . Read Full Story >>

McCarthy honored for impact-aid support

McCarthy honored for impact-aid support

Pictured: SSUSD Board President Amy Covert (center) presents the award to Rep. Kevin McCarthy. ------ House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was honored for support of schools and districts that are negatively impacted by the lack of traditional revenue streams generated by government industry — including . . . Read Full Story >>

College helps students save on textbooks

College helps students save on textbooks

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Studies show that reducing textbook costs allows students to move through their programs more rapidly because they can afford to take more classes instead of paying for costly textbooks. Sometimes a student avoids taking a class because of the cost . . . Read Full Story >>

Cerro Coso to host College Day

Cerro Coso to host College Day

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Students, parents and community members will have opportunities to talk with representatives from several educational institutions and organizations during College Day, Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Learning Resource Center. Representatives from . . . Read Full Story >>

Richmond benefits from DOD funds

Richmond benefits from DOD funds

Sierra Sands officials (from left) Ernie Bell, Pam Smith, Elaine Littleton, Michael Yancy and David Ostash do a site walk through Richmond Elementary School. — Photo by Laura Austin ------ The last remaining campus located on China Lake has been tapped for modernization, thanks to . . . Read Full Story >>

Tractor Supply partners with Murray

Ridgecrest Tractor Supply Co. is partnering with Murray Middle School to offer students an enriched, hands-on learning experience through cultivation of a garden. “The School Garden Program provides kids with an opportunity to use their hands and minds in a way that’s not typically available . . . Read Full Story >>

New ‘late start’ bill  awaits gov. signature

New ‘late start’ bill awaits gov. signature

Rebecca Neipp

One of a multitude of new bills jammed through the California legislature’s closing sessions last week was an initiative to mandate later start times for schools across the state. Senate Bill 328, if Gov. Jerry Brown adds his signature, will prohibit (with some exceptions) California . . . Read Full Story >>

Cerro Coso athletics welcomes two new coaches

Cerro Coso athletics welcomes two new coaches

Cerro Coso’s newest coaches Devin Bennett (softball) and Chris Dugan (men’s basketball) — Courtesy photos ------ Cerro Coso Community College has announced the addition of two new head coaches to lead women’s softball and men’s basketball programs during the coming school year. Coyote Softball Head . . . Read Full Story >>

School’s back in session!

School’s back in session!

Students board Bus 38 at the corner of Reeves Street and Sierra View Avenue for Sierra Sands Unified School District’s first week of school. At press time, district officials were reporting that enrollment continues to trend upward in both primary and secondary schools — Photo . . . Read Full Story >>

St. Ann’s begins school year with new principal

St. Ann’s begins school year with new principal

Rebecca Neipp

St. Ann’s new Principal Alicia Conliffe and Vice Principal Tracy Sherrick. — Photo by Laura Austin ------ When St. Ann’s Catholic School students returned to campus this week, they were greeted by dedicated teachers, new curriculum, an expanding STEM program — and new principal Alicia . . . Read Full Story >>

Charter School completes Phase I of expansion

Charter School completes Phase I of expansion

Staff, boardmembers and students of the Ridgecrest Charter School are joined by members of the Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the final stages of Phase I of the school’s ongoing expansion. The school wrapped up traffic improvements, parking-lot resurfacing, the addition of two classrooms . . . Read Full Story >>