What's Happening - March 19, 2014

MAC meeting on Thursday
The regular meeting of the Lucerne Valley and Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council
Regular will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 at the Lucerne Valley Community Center, 33187 Highway 247 East, Lucerne Valley.
Information-only non-action items include DRECP progress, Progress on Small Water Systems Assistance Program, MWA’s IRWMP process, Roads Issues discussion, LVEDA’s list, Current Real Estate activity, LVUSD update, Renewable energy projects review

Woman, Citizen, Humanitarian of the Year

The Lucerne Valley Roadrunners is seeking nominations for Woman, Citizen and Humanitarian of the Year. Please send letters to Jean Magee, P.O. Box 234. Mark the envelope with the specific category. This year’s Woman, Citizen and Humanitarian of the Year event will be held on May 17 at the Senior Center.

Commentary: Notes from the school board

Spring vacation is next week. School district students and staff will get a chance to recharge their batteries before they tackle the final stretch of the 2013-14 school year.

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According to Superintendent Suzette Davis, enrollment has basically leveled out the past two years, which — relatively speaking — is a positive. Several years ago, the district dropped almost 100 students in one summer.

“There was no rhyme or reason for it,” Davis said. “Now we’re just stabilizing. For us that’s a victory.”

Recipes: Rainbow Chip Cookies

By HOLLY SOSA

Some of you may have already seen my Magic Green Milk http://www.ourhollydays.com/2014/03/magic-green-milk.html recipe over on my personal blog, Our Holly Days http://www.ourhollydays.com/2014/03/magic-green-milk.html. What goes better with a glass of cold milk than some chocolate chip cookies?

Religion: The Benefit of God's Word Teaching

By STEVE COLANGELO

Museum gearing for future

Barbara “Rusty” LaGrange holds an historic shovel. Peter Day / The Leader
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By PETER DAY
LEADER EDITOR

Some people may think the Lucerne Valley Museum Association is all about the past. Looking at Barbara “Rusty” LaGrange’s calendar, however, there’s a lot coming down the pike.

Superintendent Suzette Davis touts Common Core benefits

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

Suzette Davis, superintendent of the Lucerne Valley Unified School District, makes no bones about it: She is a fan of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

“I’m going to let you know I’m an advocate for Common Core,” Davis said to begin her presentation to the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association last Tuesday.

No carnival this year, Hart says

By PETER DAY
LEADER EDITOR

Speaking with an obvious sense of sadness, former Honorary Mayor Woody said there will be no carnival this year.

“I feel real bad that it’s not going to be this year,” Hart said. “I apologize.”

But, Hart made it clear that he will attempt to bring back the popular family event next year.

“I want to do things for kids to do. That’s my main thing. I’m doing it for the kids.”

LVES students help set national reading record

FROM STAFF AND
WIRE REPORTS

LUCERNE VALLEY • Students at Lucerne Valley Elementary recently took part in a nationwide effort to “Read the Most Coast to Coast.”

LVES students joined Renaissance Learning’s challenge on Feb. 28 to break the record set last school year for the number of Accelerated Reader quizzes taken in one day. The new one-day record is now 4,987,949 quizzes.

Accelerated Reader, the nation’s most widely used reading management program for K12 schools, helps educators generate excitement for reading and monitor students’ personalized practice.

Wessell explains Local Control Funding Formula

By PETER DAY
Leader Editor

Billy Wessell, the Lucerne Valley Unified School District’s business manager, explained the benefits of the Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control Accountability Plan to members of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association last Tuesday.

“It (the LCFF) brought the local funding back to the local communities,” he said.

Wessell also asked LVEDA members — and other members of the community — to take an LCAP Survey to help the school district make related funding decisions.

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