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6A Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007,Lassen County Times Shaffer School plans to upgrade its greenhouse with funding it received from the California Instructional School Garden Program grant. Photo by Ruth Ellis GARDEN, from page 1A Funds will also be used to send staff to workshops and other training opportunities where they will learn to con- nect and apply the garden pro- ject to what is already being taught in the classroom. Diamond View students will have the opportunity to design and create a school garden and help landscape the school grounds. During the process, stu- dents will be able to integrate the garden with other sub- jects by using writing, math calculations, science, history and community service. Projects will include plant- ing native foods in order to help students understand the different cultures in Lassen County. Students will also help land- scape the school grounds. According to Meadow View School teacher Linda Dunn, the staff at Meadow View had been discussing the idea to grow a flower and vegetable garden. When the grant became available, the Susanville School District applied for it. "We are thrilled and excit- ed," Dunn said of receiving the grant money. Raised garden beds will be constructed near a portion of the school's fence and an automatic sprinkler system will be installed Dunn said the classes will pair up and be responsible for a portion of the garden and will be responsible for plant- ing the seeds and weeding. Dunn said the school is looking at a variety of ways to plant the gardens and it is hoped the students will be able to sell what they grow. In addition, the garden will give students an opportunity to see food doesn't just come from a grocery store, Dunn said. ' a // CELEBRATE. RECOVERY *HOPE FOR OVERCOMING HURTS, HABITS AND HANG-UPS* "*FAITH BASED 12-STEP PROGRAMS'* It is hoped the gardens will be ready to be planted in the' spring, SSD Superintendent Gary McIntire, former Janesville School's superintendent, wrote the grant for Janesville school. There are two raised beds at.Janesville School, which McIntire said were used pri- marily for flowers. Some of the teachers at Janesville School grew gourds and melons and the grant would expand on what the district is already doing. The intent was to add addi- tional boxes and two new drip irrigatibn systems, McIntire said. In addition, the gardens would enhance life science classes where students learn about seeds, genetics and pol- lination. The grant would provide hands-on experience as stu- dents could plant seeds,- watch them germinate and grow. A press release from the California Department of Education. said a study shows students participating in environment-based learn- ing tend to have reduced dis- cipline and classroom man- agement problems; have bet- ter problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-mak- ing skills, and have an increased enthusiasm for learning. Instructional school gar- dens also provide students with hands-on, environment- based education that positive- ly impacts their healthy food choices, knowledge of nutri- tion, and physical activity. There was $15 million in grant money but only $10.8 million was disbursed to 3,849 California schools. Local education agencies are eligible to apply for the non-competitive grant. Since there is remaining grant money, another round will be offered early next year. ran ins Community EV Free Church ~ :.G YOUTH ROOM Every Friday Night SOLID ROCK ii:; i CAFI ' 6:30PM ;::::; 8:30PM 3.10 N. Gay Street (corner of Gay & Nevada) Info: 257.2924 In the Pines This attractive 4bdrm, 2ha home features laminate wood flooring, kerosene heater and double car garage. 0nly minutes from Eagle LaRe where recreation awaits. $269,000 | Near golf course This charming 3bdrm, 2ba home has a large deck that surrounds back and side of this home. Features 3-car garage, two weatherproof storage units and automatic sprinklers in front and back yards. UUU res Sam Williams News Editor swilliarns@lassennews.com 10 p.m. every Friday night and from 8 aan. to 5p:m. every Saturday. A long-time Community instructor has fihally called it quits. Susanville Mayor Lino Callegari, who's been involved with LCC since way back in the 1950s, offi- cially retired on Oct. 1. "I hope the school does well," Callegari said. "I like the new president. It's a great school." The mayor said he took advantage of a retirement offer the college made back in June 2006 but stayed on pdrt-time helping out with administration of justice and drivers education .courses until Oct. 1. "Now I'm ust sitting back helping the wife," Callegari quipped. "She's got lots of things for me to do, and we've got a couple of rentals, so I'm staying pret- ty busy." Despite his retirement from the college, CaUegari said he will continue to serve on the city council. "I enjoy being involved in the community," Callegari said. "I'm a native son. I was born in Westwood in 1934." Callegari said he first became a student at the col- lege back in 1953. He played two football games for the LCC Cougars before he entered the service. When he returned to Susanville, he said he com- pleted coursework at LCC for an associate's degree, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree except for 16 units he took at the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy, Back in the old days, Chico State offered courses through interactive-video and the professors would come to the college from 6 to Lassen Although he finished the Collegecourse work for the mas- ter's degree, he said he did- n't finish his thesis, so he didn't earn the degree. "They did away with that," Callegari said of the advanced coursework offered by Chico State College. "That was a really good program." The future mayor joined the Lassen County Sheriff's Department in July 1957. He said he was the first offi- cer the county sent to the academy at. the University of California, Berkeley. Back then the academy last- ed only two weeks. He left the sheriff's department'and went to work as the Lassen County engineer in November 1957. He worked on completing highways 139 and 44 through Lassen County. He returned to the sher- iff's department in 1959 working as a dispatcher on the graveyard shift. Callegari said he worked his way up to deputy, sergeant, lieutenant, and finally undersheriff. During his career he worked with five different sheriffs before retiring on Sept. 12, 1986. Twelve days later, he went to work at LCC to re- establish the Administration of Justice program. It had only 15 stu- dents that first semester, but under his direction the program grew to serve about 250 students a semester, including the in- service training of officers from all across Northeastern California. During his tenure at LCC he also taught many young See Retire, page 7A Holly Hill.Young (5 3 O) 2 5 2 Realtor Lic. #01784944 a Stop in for a call for property management. Dawn Wetzel - Broker #00853282 1740 Main St Suite C Susanville - Next to Haws, Theobald & Auman No Early Birds All proceeds goto Charity of your choice. 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