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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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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: Learn to code at the library

February 22, 2017 — Bill Gates. Mark Zuckerberg. Bill Clinton. Will.i.am. Chris Bosh. You might look at that list of people and think, "what in the world could they have in common?" They all have a very strong belief that coding/computer programming is the way of the future. There […]

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Glass Half Full: Relishing the joys of a hand-written note

February 17, 2017 — For my 50th birthday, our younger daughter transferred all of the bits and pieces of recipes I had collected over thirty years of marriage into a single, typed binder. Suffice it to say that I was not an everything-on-notecards kind of organizer. The collection of […]

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Tahoe-Truckee school admins recognized for leadership

February 15, 2017 — On Jan. 30, the Placer County Charter of the Association of California School Administrators recognized two administrators from Tahoe Truckee Unified School District for their outstanding leadership. ACSA, the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the United States, annually recognizes outstanding administrators for "their […]

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Squaw Valley Community of Writers offers scholarships for locals

February 15, 2017 — The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, one of the oldest and most prestigious writers workshops in the country, has opened enrollment for its 2017 summer writing workshops in Squaw Valley. The gatherings are for serious poets and writers, and include workshops, panel discussions, and […]

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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: Exploring the ‘deep web’ of the internet

February 14, 2017 — When you use most search engines, you're just scratching the surface of the world wide web. Experts say the web we know — news sites, Facebook, Wikipedia, etc. — makes up less than 1% of the entire world wide web. It is estimated that 90% […]

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Lake Tahoe School students excel at math competition

February 10, 2017 — Eleven Lake Tahoe School middle school students recently participated in the AMC 8 national math competition, with seventh-grader Kenna Bacon-Birzayan placing in the top 10% nationally, and six of the 11 students earning either bronze, silver or gold medals. The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute […]

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Incline Cub Scouts hold annual Pinewood Derby to great success

February 10, 2017 — Incline Village's Cub Scout Pack 37 held its annual Pinewood Derby on Jan. 25, at Incline Elementary School. The Pinewood Derby is an event held around the country by Cub Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America, in which Cub Scouts race wooden cars that […]

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Deadline Feb. 15 for Tahoe-area Bessie Minor grant applications

February 9, 2017 — The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation is still accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations in Truckee, North Lake Tahoe, Incline Village and surrounding area. Grants will be awarded to programs that promote literacy, reading and writing skills and programs in the languages, sciences and interdisciplinary areas. […]

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Liberty awards $20K in rebates to Tahoe-Truckee school district

February 8, 2017 — TRUCKEE Calif. — Liberty Utilities recently awarded the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District a rebate check of nearly $20,000 for improvements made in 2016 to increase energy efficiency at two school facilities. The rebate represented the largest incentive payment provided to any commercial customer by […]

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35th annual Incline High School crab feed set for Saturday

February 8, 2017 — The 35th annual Crab and Pasta Feed is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe in Incline Village. The Incline High School Boosters host this lively "all-you-can-eat" dinner and auction as the main fundraiser benefiting IHS. More than 350 people will […]

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30 years of progress at Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education

February 8, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Looking back over the past 30 years, the Excellence in Education Foundation has been awarding grants to support enhanced educational opportunities for Tahoe Truckee Unified School District students,and it is nothing short of incredible to see how the organization has made a […]

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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: Observe Black History Month at the library

February 8, 2017 — Finally, it's February! There's still snow with more to come. But it's time to think about other things. Personally, I had enough thinking about snow for this year anyway. February is also celebrated as Black History Month, and the Academy Awards are presented at the […]

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Glass Half Full: Children need to have appropriate social skills

February 3, 2017 — Last month, I attended the memorial service of one of many "second mothers" in my life. I had the tremendous privilege of growing up on the campus of an excellent boarding school. When I was a child, Thacher school was all-boys and small enough that […]

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Truckee presentation next week: Are Super Bowl ads worth it?

February 3, 2017 — The New England Patriots will battle the Atlanta Falcons in Houston on Sunday, Feb. 5, in Super Bowl 51. Fans will tune in to the most watched televised event for the competition — while for many others, they'll be watching for the entertaining commercials and […]

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Career Technical Education Pathways preps Tahoe students for life after school

February 1, 2017 — Expanding Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways is one of the initiatives the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District has implemented to ensure that students graduate college and career ready. CTE Pathways provide TTUSD students with an educational environment that combine rigorous academics with real-world application. These […]

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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: Combine art and creativity at the library

January 31, 2017 — It's back! Our most popular Idea Box Paints & Pastels is back at the Incline Village Library! This Idea Box is full of acrylic paints and oil pastels, and all the tools you would need to create your very own masterpiece. Included are tutorial videos […]

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Tahoe-Truckee school board OKs calendar to combat ‘unprecedented’ snow days

January 26, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Board of Education has voted to add makeup days and further adjust the 2016-17 school year calendar in order to combat the "unprecedented number of snow days" experienced so far in 2017. According to a letter […]

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North TahoeHigh jazz band ‘40s night fundraiser Jan. 28

January 26, 2017 — Come experience a 1940s USO Dance Party Saturday, Jan. 28, from 7-9 p.m., when the acclaimed North Tahoe High School Jazz Band performs at Rideout Community Center. Join us for this annual iconic event, '40s Night, in which the Jazz Band brings to life an […]

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Sophomore knits hats to raise money for Truckee Tahoe Reads

January 25, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Elizabeth Scott is a sophomore at Sugar Bowl Academy. She loves school, ski racing and reading. Elizabeth has been a voracious reader for as long as she can remember. On the day she was interviewed for this article, it was a school […]

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