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ORHS mobile computer lab enhances science lessons

Biology students work on computers from the mobile lab while Oak Ridge Foundation President Scott Spriggs, Principal Steve Wehr and foundation board member Allan Priest, left to right in the background, discuss the benefits of this technolog. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Seeing leads to learning thanks to Oak Ridge High School’s new mobile computer lab. Science students now have endless data, experiments and tools at their diposal with the donation from the Oak Ridge High School Community Foundation. The mobile lab consists of 20 laptop computers in a secure locker on wheels. “Other than the teacher’s computer we […]

No Comment / April 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom celebrates opening of Folsom Public Plaza

Mayor Kerri Howell welcomes people to the Folsom Public Plaza at the opening ceremony. Behind her, left to right: Councilmember Ernie Sheldon, Vice Mayor Steve Miklos, Councilmember Andy Morin, Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan and Councilmember Jeff Starsky. Photo by Roberta Long

Just in time for the outdoor season the city of Folsom recently celebrated the opening of the new urban park entertainment venue in Folsom’s Historic District. Construction crews had worked through several days of heavy rains to complete the project. The public plaza and amphitheater are seen as an outdoor living room, where people can […]

No Comment / April 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Folsom approves Capital SouthEast Connector alignment

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The Folsom City Council was the first of the five jurisdictions in the Capital SouthEast Connector Joint Powers Authority to pass a resolution approving the general alignment adopted by the JPA board of directors on March 7. The Folsom City Council voted unanimous support at its regular meeting on April 10. JPA Connector Executive Director […]

No Comment / April 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Job training, tuition and other resources available for unemployed and underemployed

The El Dorado County Connections One Stop Resource Center is hosting two upcoming informational meetings for unemployed, underemployed or dislocated workers and youth in El Dorado County regarding the availability of tuition, on-the-job training and other supportive services through the federal Workforce Investment Act. The informational sessions are free and will be held as follows: […]

No Comment / April 18, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Teachers invited to Ag Summer Institute

Educators from El Dorado and Amador counties are invited to attend the Teacher’s Ag Summer Institute set for June 19, 20 and 21. The workshop will bring together classroom teachers, farmers, ranchers, environmental educators and agricultural and natural resource specialists to gain a deeper understanding of agricultural systems and how they sustain the health of […]

No Comment / April 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Camp Invention coming this summer

Invent Now Inc. announces that its nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program is returning to El Dorado Hills this summer.  Camp Invention is a weeklong summer day program for students entering grades one through six. The program engages children to discover their own innate creativity and inventiveness through hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics content. “Camp Invention’s […]

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Stellar student

Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills President Jeff England joins Rescue Superintendent David Swart, Lake Forest Elementary teacher Lynn Howard, proud parents Don and Kathy Backlund, Lake Forest Principal Bruce Peters and little sister Katie, 9, in celebrating Rotary Student of the Month Anne Backlund. Howard said her fifth-grader has a great work ethic and […]

No Comment / April 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »