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Connecting business and education to prepare the workforce in Washoe County

May 20, 2017 — Workforce development is one of the big challenges that northern Nevada employers face in a growing economy. The Washoe K-12 Education Foundation, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) and the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce will host an event to present what the Washoe […]

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Technology, diversity programs face loss of funding

April 30, 2017 — At libraries throughout the state, students can learn programming language to write and execute code that controls digital technology through the NCLabs online coding course. "It's super important in terms of 21st century literacy," said Tammy Westergard, assistant administrator of the Nevada State Library and […]

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Tahoe Truckee Unified School District awarded Green Ribbon School District

April 10, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. – TTUSD was recently recognized at the Gold level as a Green Ribbon School District by the U.S. Department of Education. This huge honor was accomplished through a tremendous multi-layered process underway throughout the school district. To earn this distinction, TTUSD demonstrated exemplary […]

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Principal’s Corner: Exciting changes in store for Truckee High School

April 5, 2017 — Great things are happening at Truckee High School as we prepare students to be college and career ready! We are excited to break ground this month on the new additions at Truckee High thanks to funding from Measure U. District project managers have been working […]

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Glass Half Full: Don’t be afraid to seek assistance

April 2, 2017 — Last week, the sunrise Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline hosted its annual speech contest. Five very qualified Incline High School candidates participated, presenting eloquent arguments as to why service is important — in particular, the service of Rotary around the world. The local winner, Serena Faulkner, […]

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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: Proposed library cuts would have major impacts

March 29, 2017 — The President's proposal to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in his 2018 budget would effectively cut federal funding for libraries of all kinds. The $231 million budget provides money to the nation's 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Libraries leverage the tiny […]

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Tahoe-Truckee schools’ State of the District set for Thursday

March 28, 2017 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District will host its first-ever "State of the District" event for parents to learn about the local public education system on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Village at Squaw Valley. The theme, according to an […]

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Lahontan foundation supports Tahoe sugar pine restoration, forest education

March 28, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Since 2002, the Lahontan Community Foundation has supported local nonprofits that service the Truckee and North Tahoe region and have provided over $1.6 million in grant funding to help support their community. Last year, the Sugar Pine Foundation was a recipient of […]

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34 years running: Incline High’s JROTC cadets earn top honors

March 23, 2017 — Members of the Incline High School JROTC program had an impeccable performance in their annual JROTC Program of Accreditation (JPA) on Wednesday, March 15. The culmination event of the year took place in the JROTC Building at Incline High, where 54 cadets participated, making up […]

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$100,000 raised for Incline High School digital media projects

March 22, 2017 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Incline High School Boosters hosted yet another successful Crab & Pasta Feed last month at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. The lively dinner and auction raised over $100,000 to upgrade the school's existing theater space and turn it into a Digital […]

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Lip-synch fundraiser for Incline schools takes the stage this weekend

March 22, 2017 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Star Follies is upon us once again. This year's 44 members of the student cast includes middle-schooler Sam Schafer, and Dylan Hale is among the 54-member adult cast. Sam is unique in that sports activities for kids her age is not […]

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School Readiness — what does it mean for Tahoe-Truckee students?

March 22, 2017 — This is the time of year when a great milestone in family life, a child starting kindergarten, becomes very real. Kindergarten Preview Nights are in full swing. Parents are learning about Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten and beginning the process of school registration. Wrapped up in […]

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Glass Half Full: We The People seeks your support

March 16, 2017 — Recently I received an anonymous (of course) voicemail from somebody who heard an advertisement for Lake Tahoe School and took great exception to a statement about living in a remote location and still being able to find an exceptional education. It's hard to respond to […]

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Truckee Donner PUD awards $44,000 rebate to TTUSD

March 16, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Donner Public Utility District recently awarded the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District $44,049.08 in energy efficiency rebates to support school projects. TTUSD celebrated this rebate with a check presentation at their March 1 Board of Education meeting. The TDPUD's rebate, […]

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Liberty Utilities offering scholarship for Tahoe-Truckee students

March 16, 2017 — Liberty Utilities is offering academic scholarships for eligible high school and college students within its service area around Lake Tahoe. The eight schools participating in the fifth annual scholarship program are South Tahoe High School, Lake Tahoe Community College, Loyalton High School, Douglas High School […]

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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: 2017 Edible Book Festival almost here

March 16, 2017 — By the time you read this article, one of Incline Village Library's most enjoyable events will only be two and a half weeks away. That event is our fourth annual Edible Book Festival. This program is one of my favorites because, 1: I love food […]

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Principal’s Corner: North Tahoe School benefits from community

March 13, 2017 — North Tahoe School is proud to contribute to "what's right in Tahoe Truckee." Each school day we focus on our mission of creating a safe, respectful, and responsible environment where all students achieve academic success through continual effort and growth. The committed work of our […]

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Truckee High’s La Fuerza Latina program helps students reach potential

March 13, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Over the past two years, Truckee High School teacher Craig Rowe has seen some very hard-working, high-performing students who have the opportunity to be the first generation college student in their family. Unfortunately, many of them don't have the financial resources or […]

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Explore Tahoe: These days, area libraries are about a lot more than just books

March 9, 2017 — If you haven't been to your local library in a while, perhaps it's time for a visit. Not only can you find there just about any book that you might seek, you will also find magazines, newspapers, books on CD, DVDs, music CDs and so […]

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Washoe school district allocation changes could mean loss of 4 Incline teachers

March 8, 2017 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — "I want you to be on alert, but not in panic mode," said Incline Elementary School Principal Dan Zimmerman, the bearer of potentially bad news at the school's PTA meeting on Tuesday. Zimmerman was relaying the message that the Washoe County […]

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