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Folsom overcomes rain, mud to claim state title

Folsom overcomes rain, mud to claim state title

When they walked onto the field just under an hour prior to kickoff, the Folsom Bulldogs road white uniforms with blue letters trimmed in red glistened under the lights of the Home Depot Center.

By the time coach Kris Richardson hoisted CIF Division II State Championship trophy overhead following a 48-20 trouncing of Serra High of Gardena, ending a 29-game Cavaliers win streak, the Dogs’ duds had a considerably earthier hue.

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Newsom launches California discussion on state's higher education system

Newsom launches California discussion on state's higher education system

California's Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday the launch of a statewide higher education listening tour and an online campaign that will engage Californian's in a public dialogue, seeking their feedback and suggestions on issues relating to the state's higher education system.

In the coming months, Newsom is expected to travel to the University of California (UC), Califoria State University (CSU) and community college campuses, to meet with a broad range of stakeholders, including students, administration officials and community and business leaders.

"I look forward to having an honest conversation and hearing directly from students, educators and administration officials on everyday issues and challenges within our higher education system," said Newsom.

Folsom Citizen’s Academy gearing up for registration

Would you like to get more involved in your community? Perhaps you would like to learn more about the wonderful community in which you live? Here is an opportunity for you to do both!

The Citizen's Academy is an educational program designed to create a greater understanding and trust between public safety agencies and the residents of Folsom. Guest agencies participate in the program to provide information on their services. The academy is the basic training requirement for the CAPS (Citizen’s Assisting Public Safety) Volunteer Program. Over 380 residents have attended the academy classes and there are currently 80 members in the CAPS program.

The Folsom Police Department covers topics such as Use of Force, CSI, Identity theft, 9-1-1 reporting, SWAT, Narcotics, and K-9 and Mounted Demonstrations. The Folsom Fire Department teaches classes on EMS and Disaster Preparedness.

Discovery Museum Science & Space Center is celebrating its 60th anniversary

The Discovery Museum Science & Space Center is beginning its 60th anniversary with a big bash on Jan. 15, but it doesn't stop there.  It will continue celebrating with a year-long retrospective of great scientific milestones.  

Each weekend in 2011, The Discovery Museum, located at 3615 Auburn Blvd.

San Juan Unified selects 2011 classified employees of the Year

Five outstanding employees have been selected as San Juan Unified’s 2011 Classified School Employees of the Year. To recognize classified employees, the District accepted nominations for Classified Employees of the Year in the following six categories: child nutrition; maintenance and operations; office and technical; para-educator and instructional assistance; support services and security; and transportation.

All five of the Classified Employees of the Year will be recognized at the Feb. 8 Board meeting. They are also now eligible to be selected as one of Sacramento County’s Teachers of the Year. 

Starr King K-8 Head Custodian James Hutton has been a custodian in the District for 11 years and has been the head custodian at Starr King K-8 for one year.

“James is making a difference in the lives of our students and he has made a personal commitment to Starr King.

California ReLeaf announces student poster contest

SACRAMENTO -- California ReLeaf announced today the release of a statewide Arbor Week poster contest for students in third to fifth grades. Students are asked to create original artwork based on the theme “Trees Are Worth It”. Submissions are due to California ReLeaf by February 1, 2011.

In addition to the poster contest rules, educators can download a packet that includes three lesson plans that focus on the value of trees, community benefits of trees, and  jobs in the urban and community forestry field. The full packet including lesson plans and poster contest rules can be downloaded at www.californiareleaf.org/programs/arborweek.