Weekly Warrior by Eliane Campbell 10/18/17

Welcome back readers to another exciting week at Downieville School! Seems time has flown by; it’s almost the end of the quarter and time to break out the winter clothes.
On September 27, a band completely bicycle powered came to the school to show us how the music production works. It was very interesting and Conner White got to ride on their elevator bike. On October 6, the Downieville Fire Department brought the smoke house up to the school. The whole Elementary learned how to safely exit a house filled with smoke. A big thank you to the Fire Department for giving the kids that experience and knowledge. Wild Things came on October 13. Everyone enjoyed getting to see the very beautiful wild animals and we can’t wait to see them again.
On October 10, our senior class went on tour of UNR and TMCC with Loyalton students and Mrs. Fillo. They were introduced to the amazing library at UNR and had the opportunity to do research for their Senior Projects. Many thanks to Amanda Osburn at LHS for inviting the DHS seniors. The PSAT was on October 11. Most of the 8th , 9th, and 10th grade students took it, myselsf included. Although it’s hard, it’s very good test practice.
The 7/8 grade car wash on October 7 was very fun and successful. They were surprised at the turnout and want to thank everyone who supported them. The German bake sale at the Oktoberfest this last Saturday also went very well for the 9/10th class with help from the culinary class. They sold out of the baked goods early, thanks to the support of the community.
Mrs. Bosworth’s K-2 class has been doing so many fun new things.They learned about Columbus Day and made tangram boats. They are also learning about their 5 senses and observation skills in science.
Ms. Maire’s 3-6 class has been very busy this week learning about various different subjects. They have been learning about the Old West. The class is making power points on everyday life in the Wild West. On October 13, they went to the Goodyears Bar Museum, getting to learn some local history. The students are also making cell cupcakes, a fun and delicious way of learning about cells. They are memorizing the states and capitals too! The 3-6 class has also started their rehearsals for the Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. We can’t wait to see this awesome performance during Holiday on Main, first Saturday in December.
In Mr. Boli’s 11/12 U.S. History class they are doing research papers on the causes and increase of mass shootings. His 9/10 World History class is learning about the Middle Ages and the 7/8 U.S. History class is learning about the American Revolution. The 9th grade Future Focus class is doing a future budget to start us off in the right track.
Mrs. Bolle’s Tech Class had guest speaker Carl Butz come in and teach the students how to do spreadsheets. On Wednesday October 18, the 9/10 class are going to our local Caltrans yard to learn about work opportunities and learn about the community infrastructure maintenance with Shelly Pangman (DHS graduate) and Steve Folsom.
This past Friday one of our very own went to Colorado to finish her high school career; we will miss Makalia Rollins and wish her the best of luck.
Now for some announcements. Our school is becoming more secure. The staff and administration has decided to keep most of the doors locked during school hours starting Monday, October 16. Parent/ Guardians must come through unlocked door closest to the office. Hopefully you understand it’s for your child’s safety. If you have any questions please call, 530-289-3473.
On Friday and Saturday October 20th and 21st, the drama club, the Sierra Turnpike Players and the Sierra County Arts Council are putting on a play. The Café Murder will be at the school cafeteria at 7pm, $10 for adults and $7 for students/seniors. You can get tickets at the Downieville Day Spa OR at the door. Hope you can make it to see this wonderful murder mystery with desserts.
Friday, October 27 is our annual Halloween Carnival starting at 6pm in the school gym. It is also the end of the quarter, so if you have any late homework you better turn it in. That’s all for this week. Stay safe and have a wonderful October.