Students who will be entering 5th through 8th grade for the next school year, qualify to attend the G.R.E.A.T. Summer Youth Academy, which is a one week leadership day-camp taught by Grass Valley Police Officer Zach to empower and inspire youth to become leaders within our community. Space is limited. Get your application submitted before May 12th. Each session is from 8:00am-3:00pm Monday through Friday.
Session 2) 5th graders: June 29-23
Session 3) 6th graders: June 26-30
Session 4) 7th & 8th graders: July 10-17
Click here to download the application or pick up an application at the Family Resource Center located at 235 South Auburn Street. You may also call them at 273-4059.
Lyman Gilmore's seventh grade girls volleyball team earned the Championship trophy after an impressive run at the Union Hill tournament. The Lady Bombers advanced through pool play and the championship bracket to face off with host Union Hill in the championship match, with Lyman Gilmore prevailing in a closely contested bout. Back row from left: coach Julie Wivholm, Ani Dixon, Alyssa Watkins, Ellery Beaudette, Emily Kenny, Dakota Lundsford, Hannah Montgomery, Aly Hard and coach Bailey Voss. Front row from left: Phoenix Baer, Eryella Martignago, Emily Mangarrez, Rio Kane, Laila Ghosheh and Louisa Hall.
Caylin, Brandon, Jaycina, Kiersten, Daniel, Christian, Dayna and Mario
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If you're looking for Trent Duffey at lunch time, don't bother with the teachers lounge. His office is probably a wasted trip as well. You won't find him taking a break either. In fact, if he's even eating, the fourth-year Lyman Gilmore Middle School assistant principal is probably with the students, counseling and working with them at the lunch table."He's got a clipboard in his hands he walks around with all day long," Principal Chris Roberts said. To read more click here.
Kicking butts & taking names: Nevada County schools host tobacco prevention program
What better way to get kids engaged than to have a little fun? That's what county schools did Wednesday during the 21st annual Kick Butts Day, a national event of tobacco awareness and prevention targeting the most vulnerable teenage students. Kick Butts Day may not be new, but with the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools' new Tobacco Use Prevention Education's $324,263 Tier 2 grant, and the hiring of new TUPE Project Coordinator Marlene Mahurin, county schools took efforts to a new level this year. The three-year Tier 2 TUPE commitment has taken tobacco prevention education to schools throughout the county, and most have embraced the enhanced focus. Click here to read more.
This past weekend 20 musical theater students attended the 16th Annual Middle Stage Drama Fest in Pleasant Hill. Students performed monologues, scenes and musical numbers, competing for gold, silver, and bronze medals. This year over 300 students from 20 middle schools competed in the festival. Gilmore students Breanna Sanders, Abby Garcia, Quinn Schug, Brandon Weaver and Koya Porter received gold medals for their musical numbers and duo scenes. In the end, Gilmore walked away with five gold, ten silver and fifteen bronze medals.