District hears early damage report

District hears early damage report

Rebecca Neipp

What was originally scheduled as a workshop to craft a 10-year master facilities plan for Sierra Sands Unified School District turned into a report and discussion on damages sustained from July 4-5 earthquakes. Following suit with local, county, state and federal government agencies, the SSUSD . . . Read Full Story >>

Hardwick graduates Air Force basic

Hardwick graduates Air Force basic

U.S. Air Force Airman Michael G. Hardwick graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles . . . Read Full Story >>

Locals graduate from Western Governors

Five residents earned degrees from the online, nonprofit Wester Governors University this spring. Those include: • Leslie Marcus — Bachelor of Science, Nursing • Lindsay Johnson — Bachelor of Arts, Special Education • Rosemary Lynn — Bachelor of Science, Nursing • Brandon Rivera — Master . . . Read Full Story >>

Ashley Celaya graduates basic

U.S. Air Force Airman Ashley A. Celaya graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles . . . Read Full Story >>

Reports indicate start of  school will not be delayed

Reports indicate start of school will not be delayed

Rebecca Neipp

“There are many layers to our assessment, and I don’t want to say that I have definitive information, but based on all the preliminary data we have gathered, we believe that school will open on time.” Sierra Sands Unified School District Superintendent Dr. David Ostash . . . Read Full Story >>

Ashton receives Danhauser Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Ashton receives Danhauser Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Curt Danhauser, with his daughter Chloe (left), presents a $1,000 check to recent Burroughs High School graduate Katherine Ashton as recipient of the Teresa Danhauser Memorial Nursing Scholarship. Katherine will attend Pepperdine University in the fall. The Danhauser family established the scholarship in 2015 to . . . Read Full Story >>

REALMS to  host meet  and greet

REALMS to host meet and greet

The Ridgecrest Elementary Academy for Language, Music and Science (the successor of the Ridgecrest Charter School) invites parents, students and members of the school community to meet and greet the staff on Thursday, June 27, at 5 p.m. REALMS will officially open its doors July . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Uncover the unknown’ in CCCC archaeology

‘Uncover the unknown’ in CCCC archaeology

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — For those with a sense of adventure, mystery and discovery, Cerro Coso Community College is offering an archaeology class at the Ridgecrest campus this fall. Part detection, part research and part treasure hunting, the course will cover the basic principles . . . Read Full Story >>

College offers library research class

College offers library research class

CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Do you have a research paper that needs credible websites, published articles and a bibliography in MLA or APA format? Do you want to learn how to pick a research topic, find appropriate resources and successfully compile everything together in . . . Read Full Story >>

CodeChangers STEM camp returns

CodeChangers STEM camp returns

By STACIE LAWRENCE, NAWCWD Public Affairs For a second year, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division teamed up with the Sierra Sands Unified School District to sponsor a four-day Utah-based CodeChan-gers science, technology, engineering and math camp for about 100 sixth- and seventh-graders. “It’s been . . . Read Full Story >>

RMES awards performing arts scholarships

RMES awards performing arts scholarships

Ridgecrest Musical Enrichment Society Boardmember Melanie Anderson (from left) presents $500 scholarships to Trinity Benitez, Tiana Cope and Emily Aralar at the Burroughs High School Senior Awards Ceremony. Scholarships, in memory of Mark Loewen, Fred Farris and Bill Blanc, respectively, are presented each year to . . . Read Full Story >>

Cerro Coso congratulates Dorrell

Cerro Coso congratulates Dorrell

Cerro Coso Community College President Jill Board (left) congratulates CCCC Public Relations and Institutional Advancement Director Natalie Dorrell in recognition of her 35 years of service to the college. Other milestones observed include five years — Rebecca Pang, Christy Jansson, Justin Witt, Yvonne Martin, Juan . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridgecrest Adventist Elementary School announces upgrade

Ridgecrest Adventist Elementary School announces upgrade

Ridgecrest Adventist Elementary School Principal Nancy Danelson celebrates the new name and upgraded facilities of the local private school, formerly known as Christian Adventist School. Sporting a new mascot (bobcat) and colors (yellow and orange), the newly named school still has the same purpose, said . . . Read Full Story >>

Murray musicians earn distinction

Murray musicians earn distinction

By KIRSTI SMITH Murray Middle School Principal The superior Murray Middle School orchestras and bands performed at the end of May in the new gym. Band director Simon Austin and orchestra director Laura Olinger gave awards to their top music students. Thomas Wonnacott received the . . . Read Full Story >>

Frances Yu receives Wasserman Scholarship

Frances Yu receives Wasserman Scholarship

June Wasserman Scholarship winner Frances Yu (second from left) is shown with (from left) Cerro Coso Community College Foundation Boardmember Jack Connell, CCCC President Jill Board and Foundation Scholarship Chair Derrick Hu. The foundation awarded more than $118,000 in scholarships to Cerro Coso students during . . . Read Full Story >>

Honors society inducts record number of members

Honors society inducts record number of members

The Beta Kappa Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Cerro Coso Community College inducted a record-breaking 298 new members at its recent ceremony. “The substantial increase in PTK membership is due in part to scholarships provided by the Cerro Coso Community College Foundation,” said . . . Read Full Story >>

Students thank Youngblood, KCSO

Students thank Youngblood, KCSO

Burroughs High School Senior Alexia Carson of Rick Smith’s Criminal Justice class presents Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood with her painting of the KCSO seal last week at BHS. “She painted it for him as a way to say ‘thank you’ for the support the . . . Read Full Story >>

American Legion honors government-minded students

American Legion honors government-minded students

Girls State delegate Natalie Gilbert (center) and Boys State delegates (from left) Brady Foisy, Jaydon Loundagin, Yannick Heriva and Michael Dillon were honored by a luncheon hosted by regional Posts and Auxiliaries of the American Legion. The students, recommended by counselors and selected by the . . . Read Full Story >>

’Tis the season … for commencement

’Tis the season … for commencement

Rebecca Neipp

As of this week, graduation and promotion ceremonies are in full swing throughout the Indian Wells Valley. This week, Immanuel Christian School promoted nine eighth-graders on Wednesday, and celebrated five graduates on Thursday. Sierra Sands Unified School District Adult School graduated 20 in a ceremony . . . Read Full Story >>

BHS honors Board of Education Scholars

BHS honors Board of Education Scholars

Among the 2019 Burroughs High School graduates honored at this week’s senior awards ceremony were Sierra Sands Unified School District Board of Education Scholars (not in order) Adelina Anderson, Enyssa Armendariz, Nathan Ashbaugh, Katherine Ashton, Tiana Cope, Julie Koch, Samuel Marler, Aidan Murphree, Levi Rash . . . Read Full Story >>