Learning briefs 11/5/07 | TheUnion.com

Learning briefs 11/5/07

The Sierra College Nevada County Campus is presenting an evening of piano for four hands on Nov. 16 with Professor Ken Hardin and Tien Hsieh, an internationally acclaimed pianist.

The free concert will start 7 p.m. at the Learning Resource Center on the Grass Valley campus of Sierra College. Seating is limited.

There’s a $1 parking fee on campus. Permits can be purchased at the machine located at the entrance to the parking lot.

This concert is sponsored by the Associated Student of the Sierra College Nevada County Campus and the Sierra College Nevada County Campus Choir.

For more information, contact Rebecca Siemers at 274-5337 or e-mail her at rsiemers@sierracollege.edu.

The Sierra College Nevada County Campus is located at 250 Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley.


Alta Sierra Elementary School has been selected by the California Business for Education Excellence Foundation and Just for the Kids-California as one of 569 public schools in the state to be named a 2007 Honor Roll school.

Schools receiving this distinction from California’s business community have consistently demonstrated high student academic achievement.

The California Business for Education Excellence Foundation is a Sacramento-based non-profit that represents the business community in the making of state education policies and that works to restore excellence to education in California.

Just for the Kids-California is another Sacramento-based non-profit that provides on-line data and school improvement system free of charge to California’s public schools and communities.

Principal Pat Rath of Alta Sierra School and Superintendent Linda Rooney of the Pleasant Ridge Union school district will receive the recognition for Alta Sierra School at an event Nov. 13 in San Francisco.


Nevada Union High School students excelled at the Journalism Education Association of Northern California convention in Sacramento last month.

In the write-off competitions, Kellen Hopfner won an award for feature writing; Laura Braden for news writing; Alex Bernadett for sports writing; and Tejasi Patel for editorial writing.

The four winners were among 167 students who participated in the write-off competition.

The Journalism Education Association of Northern California is a nonprofit based in Stockton. The organization is committed to serving journalism educators and students.


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