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Ice Axe Impact School offers expeditionary, experiential field courses

September 14, 2018 — The Ice Axe Foundation has announced the launch of the Ice Axe Impact School, an educational platform formed to facilitate transformational experiences for students and active learners across the globe. Years in the making, the Ice Axe Impact School was founded by Douglas Stoup, one

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Excellence in Education Foundation honors Tahoe Truckee teachers, staff

September 14, 2018 — The Excellence in Education Foundation announced recipients of the 2018-2019 Linda Brown Fellows and Star Awards at the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District) Back to School Convocation event on Tuesday, Aug. 28. All school district employees attend the event, which features the awards presentation to

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Back to School: From a teacher’s perspective

August 28, 2018 — Teachers have one of the most important jobs in the world. Their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. They educate and shape our youth. They teach them life skills. Their job takes passion, heart, and commitment. Below, TTUSD teachers across

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Peer mentors demonstrate power of connections in Tahoe Truckee schools

August 27, 2018 — Starting high school can be both exciting and daunting for incoming freshmen. It's a new chapter in a student's life and one they may feel uncertain about. They're going to a new school, and will have different teachers and a different environment. To ease the

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AP courses offer Tahoe Truckee students a leg up on college

August 27, 2018 — With more than a dozen Advanced Placement classes to choose from, high school students enrolled the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District are getting a leg up on college, before ever stepping foot on a university campus. North Tahoe High School and Truckee High School students

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Independent study and ski academy at Tahoe Truckee schools allows students to pursue dreams in high school

August 27, 2018 — World-class skiing is just one of the many recreational amenities in Tahoe Truckee and local youth take full advantage of the multitude of athletic offerings the region provides. Students at Tahoe Truckee Unified School District are highly active and talented and many compete at a

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Partnerships to keep kids healthy: Tahoe Forest Health System teams up with Tahoe Truckee schools

August 27, 2018 — Each school year, Tahoe Forest Health System teams up with Tahoe Truckee Unified School District to offer programs that support healthy eating and activity habits for kids. Students love Harvest of the Month, an initiative of the California Department of Public Health, is a nutrition

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10 healthy & simple lunch ideas for the back to school

August 23, 2018 — What does a dietitian pack for lunch? As a registered dietitian, I get asked this all the time. Back-to-school season is one of the most hectic times for families, and one of the most challenging parts of the school routine is making sure your family

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Truckee, North Tahoe student athletes commit to excellence on and off the field

August 22, 2018 — Since 2015, student athlete leaders at Truckee and North Tahoe have devoted time during the school year toward spreading a message to their peers of personnel excellence and accountability. Through the Athlete Committed program, high school athletes from each area school are selected by coaches

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Career technical pathways provide students with real-world experiences at Tahoe Truckee Unified

August 21, 2018 — Woodworking, welding and auto mechanics classes once offered students a hands on education with a path to jobs straight out of high school. Traditional vocational education is a thing of the past, now being replaced with Career Technical Pathways which not only prepares students for

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Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee to host ‘Greenhouse gas policies’ discussion

August 9, 2018 — Those wanting to know more about global warming reduction strategies and "cap and trade" might want to join Sierra College Insights and Elizabeth Lokey Aldrich, Ph.D. for "Greenhouse Gas Policies Near and Far" held on campus from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Sept. 14. This session

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Principal’s Corner: Welcome back to Alder Creek

August 9, 2018 — Alder Creek Middle School is the home of the Cougars and a place where middle school students thrive emotionally, socially and academically. At Alder Creek, we focus on building strong relationships with each student and their family, so they feel welcome and connected to others

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Tahoe Truckee recognized as Pacesetter community for support of reading

July 6, 2018 — The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recently announced that Tahoe Truckee is one of 29 communities nationwide being recognized with Pacesetter Honors for its work in addressing reading proficiency in Tahoe Truckee. "Reading proficiency by the end of third grade is a critical milestone toward high

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Sierra Expeditionary Learning School students bring better world day to Tahoe Forest Health System

May 31, 2018 — Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation has the role of connecting community generosity with patients, caregivers and physicians. Sometimes this generosity is in the form of a donation. Other times, it's in the form of a child with a big smile and a flower. Sierra Expeditionary

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Lake Tahoe Community College announces free college tuition

May 21, 2018 — Starting in fall 2018, all first-time, full-time California residents or AB540 eligible students attending Lake Tahoe Community College will pay no tuition their first year. According to a news release, the Lake Tahoe College Promise is available to any student who is attending college for

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Principal’s Corner: The importance of expeditions at Sierra Expeditionary Learning School

May 11, 2018 — This academic year has been an exciting one for Sierra Expeditionary Learning School. We received national honors for our program as a Mentor School by EL Education for our work with new network schools in implementing the educational model we derive curriculum from. We were

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Tahoe Truckee schools announce teachers, employees of the year

May 8, 2018 — At its most recent board meeting, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District announced its 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year and Employees of the Year. Mike Mazzie, of Truckee High School, was named the High School Teacher of the Year, and Nicole Sayegh, of North Tahoe School,

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Tahoe Truckee school district wrapping up construction projects

May 3, 2018 — Truckee Elementary School teachers, students, and members of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District gathered in front of the elementary school Wednesday afternoon with golden shovels in hand to celebrate the start of construction on the school. That turning of dirt also marked the final

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Principal’s Corner: From Fresh Air Day to Safe School Ambassadors, Glenshire puts kids first

April 16, 2018 — Glenshire Elementary School is a wonderful place to be. The warm, caring, family-like atmosphere combined with the student-first focus creates a place where students and adults thrive. We have an amazing group of educators and support staff that focus on the whole child and integrate

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UPDATE: Truckee schools participate in National School Walkout (VIDEO)

March 14, 2018 — UPDATE Truckee students participated in the National School Walkout this morning to honor the people killed in a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, joining schools across the country, including western Nevada County. Watch our video coverage below. Also check back for more on this story.

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