Carpet sought for band room |

Carpet sought for band room

Carpet sought for band room

A local music program is looking for some carpeting to put in the band room to help the acoustics.

Seven Hills Middle School’s band room needs a 22-foot-by-22-foot remnant or gently used carpeting. Smaller pieces also are needed: one area that needs covering is 20 feet by 8 feet and another is 13 feet by 6 feet.

If you have any suitable carpeting you could donate or offer for a nominal price, contact parents Rachel Woodward at (530) 274-7854 or Trina Kleist at (530) 575-6132.

Nearly 100 students in grades five through eight participate in the program, playing flute, clarinet, trumpet, cornet, saxophone, souzaphone, trombone and other instruments, under the direction of teacher Ruth Mary Harrop. Their next free concert is at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school gymnasium on Hoover Drive, Nevada City.

Geography Tournament results

The top 24 seventh-grade students from local schools competed in the countywide Geography Tournament today sponsored by Soroptimists International of the Sierra Foothills and David McGlocklin of Nystrom Maps. The Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office coordinated the annual event and Dan Zeisler, superintendent of Chicago Park School District, filled the role of emcee.

The students worked in teams of three, completing a 105-question written test with Seven Hills Middle School taking first place. Lyman Gilmore Middle School finished in second place and Magnolia Intermediate School took third place in the team competition.

One student from each participating team then competed in the individual competition in a ‘Jeopardy’ style contest. The first place trophy and a beautiful light up globe went to Gavin Olsen of Forest Charter School. Gracie Suenram of Lyman Gilmore School and Ivy McLeod of Chicago Park School finished in second and third places respectively.

This is the 13th year for the county’s geography tournament, which was modeled after those put on by the National Geographic Society. The superintendent’s office launched the geography tournament to increase interest in the subject of geography.

Fall programs through 4EEE

This fall, 4 Elements Earth Education (4EEE), a nonprofit educational organization designed to bring the arts of wilderness survival to life through outdoor adventure, storytelling, and hands-on development of skills, will offer programs for students, families and educators.

From Oct. 15 to 18, 4EEE will host Fox Walkers Fall Break Program at the Burton Homestead in Nevada City. The day program for youth ages 8-15 is a hands-on opportunity for school children to learn and practice the arts of nature awareness and wilderness survival.

Then Oct. 19-21 is the 4EEE Family Gathering at Sundance Ranch in Nevada City. This gathering of families from across Northern California is full of fun, games, traditional skills, parent discussions and campfire cookin’. For families of all shapes and sizes.

For educators, 4EEE will offer a teacher training Nov. 2 – 4 at Camp Tamarancho, in Fairfax, Marin County. Rick Berry, 4EEE founder, will share from his 20 years experience as a teacher and guide to help participants explore fun and inspiring ways to connect youth to nature. This course is good for anyone interested in becoming a wilderness instructor.

For information about the programs, or 4EEE, visit

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