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North Lake Tahoe community announcements

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Squaw Valley Preparatory to open for 2013/14

Squaw Valley Preparatory, located at 1916 Chamonix Place in Olympic Valley, will begin the 2013/14 school year on Monday, Aug. 26, serving students in grades seven through 10. Combining a subject-integrated approach with project/problem-based learning, Squaw Prep students will thrive in an individualized, innovative and involved learning environment, developing the academic and life skills that universities and employers look for in applicants.

Squaw Prep supports all students in academic excellence by facilitating an individualized education plan for student success, working closely with master teachers, mentors, field experts and community partners who introduce and support access to resources that inspire curiosity, creativity and success.

The Squaw Prep program is designed to allow student involvement in sports, internships, special events and travel to enhance their education. A range of technology extends the classroom experience into the real world where instruction is flipped and blended to allow review of direct instruction lesson content, synchronous/asynchronous online discussion and peer collaboration at any time.

Squaw Valley Preparatory is a tuition-free California public charter school serving residents of Placer County and adjacent counties (Nevada, El Dorado, Yuba, Sutter and Sacramento Counties). For more information, call 530-581-1036 or visit

Creekside Charter School 2013/14

Creekside Charter School is a tuition-free K-6 California public charter school will begin classes Monday, Aug. 26, with Monday through Thursday classroom instruction. Committed to nurturing the whole student through cultivating high academic achievement and strong social development, Creekside’s collaborative learning model emphasizes individualized, innovative and involved learning experiences, social and environmental consciousness, and an awareness of each student’s unique potential. The PTO-sponsored Friday Enrichment Program will offer workshops in visual and performing arts, environmental science, technology, team building, physical education, music, and alpine and Nordic skiing. Creekside’s academics include weekly music instruction, daily Spanish instruction, flexible schedules, engaged parents, with home study options available.

This fall, Creekside has relocated to the Olympic Valley at 1916 Chamonix Place. If you have questions or would like more information call 530-581-1036 or visit

Truckee YoungLife benefit dinner

Please join Truckee YoungLife for an elegant evening under the stars to celebrate and support the organization. Delicious eats, dazzling conversation, silent auction, and the opportunity to support this great organization that is founded on loving and sharing Jesus with local youth. Sunday, Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m. at the The Village Lodge at Sugar Bowl Resort. Cost is $100 per person and includes apps, wine, and a three-course dinner. Your support and attendance is greatly appreciated. Proceeds benefit Truckee YL. Space is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, Aug. 23, to 53-414-1290.

SWEP volunteer orientation event

Are you interested in working with local students? Do you have a passion for science and the environment? If so, come join a team of volunteers at Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP). SWEP is a nonprofit organization in Tahoe-Truckee dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship by connecting students to their local environment through comprehensive watershed education, and service learning projects. SWEP partners with local schools and community groups, to provide hands-on, meaningful environmental science learning opportunities for K-12 students. SWEP’s programs reach more than 5,000 students annually!

Join the annual Volunteer Orientation event on Monday, Aug. 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Volunteer Orientation will be held at the yurt at the base of the Tahoe Cross Country Center at 925 Country Club Drive in Tahoe City. Register at

Get ahead with Sierra College

Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee serves students throughout North Lake Tahoe and Truckee region. The campus, located at 11001 College Trail in Truckee, delivers high quality education through exceptional educators and small class sizes. Students are offered an array of general education courses, AA degrees, transfer degrees and certificates. Signature programs include accounting, business administration, psychology, liberal arts, natural Sciences, EMT training, administration of justice, human development and Mechatronics. Visit

Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to four year colleges. Local high school students can take classes for $1 a unit. Student services include a learning resource library, tutoring, academic counseling, administration and faculty office hours.

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‘Paddlin’ for a Cause’

Eileen Allen, owner of Closet Cowgirl next to Zano’s, will be “Paddlin for a Cause” in honor of Clay, Sept. 1-31, to benefit suicide awareness and prevention. Please support and sponsor her. Her Facebook page is

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