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Student of the Month: Heidi Jaerger

Oak Meadow Elementary fifth-grader Heidi Jaerger just came to the El Dorado Hills school a year ago but she’s left an impression that will undoubtedly last for decades and earned her the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills’ Student of the Month award. “I was just so lucky to have her this year,” said teacher […]

June 11, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Madeline’s story: Volunteer’s life changed with Mexico experience

Rolling Hills Christian Church sent its largest-ever mission team to Antochistas, Mexico, right outside of Tijuana earlier this year; 200 kids and 58 adults built eight homes and a church campus. Volunteers also hosted Vacation Bible School and a soccer tournament. Madeline Lenz, 17, was one of those lucky volunteers whose life has forever changed thanks to this experience. The El […]

June 18, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Brock’s still thinking en español

During his first full day in Bolivia, Rotary Youth Exchange student Brock Bastian took a wild car ride to Muela del Diablo (the Devil’s Molar), a giant rock near La Paz — not an introduction for the faint of heart. And though this courageous Oak Ridge High School student did have that “what did I get myself into” […]

June 11, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

UPDATE: Teen found

Amy Richards, 16, was located yesterday in the San Francisco area. Amy had used a bicycle to travel from Placerville through Sacramento and eventually to a Bay Area Rapid Transit station. She then used BART to travel into San Francisco and eventually contacted the staff at a Starbucks Coffee shop in San Francisco, where she […]

June 05, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged

Congratulations Class of 2014!

Oak Ridge’s Trojans celebrated graduation in style, giving the ceremony a thumbs up and, after everyone received their diplomas Friday evening, some grads even got a lift from family and friends. The ceremony included posting of the colors by Civil Air Patrol Squadron 85 and a performance by the Oak Ridge Chorale, as well as […]

June 04, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Four earn Marina’s first ‘Mustang Pride’ award

How does a school raise the bar when many students already excel academically and behaviorally? That was the “happy problem” Marina Village Middle School’s assistant principal Cindy Giove said staff faced until this year’s graduating eighth-grade class was challenged to earn the Mustang Pride award as incoming sixth graders. “It stretches students to have the […]

June 04, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Clarksville preservation continues

Not just a young community born in the last 50 years, El Dorado Hills is steeped in history. During the Gold Rush era a portion of southern El Dorado Hills visible from Highway 50 was known as Clarksville and one local group makes sure it’s not forgotten. Once Clarksville’s schoolhouse, today a dilapidated barn is […]

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