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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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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: Hallelujah … it’s spring!

March 8, 2017 — Well, almost. Monday, March 20, signals the beginning of spring (Vernal Equinox) in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern hemisphere. It marks the momentous day when the sun crosses the equator going from south to north. The equinox is an astronomical event caused […]

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Tickets on sale for Truckee High’s TEMPO Gatsby Gala

March 8, 2017 — Truckee Excellence In Music Parent Organization (TEMPO) recently announced its second annual Gatsby Gala, taking place Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley. Community members are invited to attend this delightful event that will feature the award-winning […]

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Tahoe nonprofit eeducation endowment fund surpasses $2.5M

March 7, 2017 — Imagine you serve on the board of directors for a local education foundation. The foundation is making a real difference in the lives of kids. But it is also struggling to find long-term financial sustainability. Then, someone on the board comes up with an out-of-the-box […]

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Glass Half Full: Social media a tricky place for teens

March 2, 2017 — Several weeks ago I wrote about how those who grew up in my generation were generally raised by a village, as it were, and that nobody's parents hesitated to correct my friends or me if we were doing anything inappropriate. It was hard to find […]

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$60K sought to send Incline High class to national competition in D.C.

March 2, 2017 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — On Feb. 4, Incline High School finished second at the Nevada State "We the People…the Citizen and the Constitution" competition in Las Vegas and won a "Wild Card" spot at the national competition. It was a fierce competition with the point […]

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Tahoe Truckee School of Music school names new director

March 1, 2017 — The Tahoe Truckee School of Music recently announced Angele Carroll will head up its newly created position of Community Liaison and Fundraising Director. Carroll is a longtime voice, ukulele, piano and guitar instructor at the music school. "I look forward to collaborating with individuals and […]

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$50,500 in scholarships available to Tahoe-Truckee students

March 1, 2017 — Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation is offering seven scholarships totaling $50,500 to eligible graduating seniors from the class of 2017 at Truckee and North Tahoe high schools who are applying to a four-year college. Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 3, with recipients to be notified at each school's awards night. "Year […]

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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: March is Women’s History Month

February 27, 2017 — The month of March declared as Women's History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28, which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as "Women's History Week." Throughout the next […]

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Principal’s Corner: Global education key to success at KB Elementary

February 22, 2017 — The importance of a global education is increasing. As the world makes advancements the need for critical thinking, cultural understanding, and communication continue to increase at a high rate. Students must have skills beyond reading, writing, and arithmetic to be able to thrive in today's […]

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