2020/2021 News

Part of the school’s Annual Performance Report.
Charter revision discussed at special meeting
04/15/2021
At a special board meeting April 12, the PCS board members hear about a proposed material revision to the charter, along with PUSD oversight, a COVID update, and a grant spending plan.
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Indian Valley Academy alumna Julianne Cook (far left) returns to her high school to offer an intensive week-long project-based learning experience to current students. Her teammates for the project, from left, were Genna Battagin (also an IVA alum), Christian Smith, and Emily Smith. Photo by Ingrid Burke
Students explore advertising during workshop
04/12/2021
Indian Valley Academy alumna Julianne Cook offers a week-long creative advertising workshop for current IVA students.
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Board hears about facility update, program changes
04/01/2021
At their March meeting, members of PCS's board of directors hear about the latest facility news, program changes due to easing of COVID restrictions, student assessment results, and more.
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Fifth- and sixth-graders at the Greenville Learning Center use STEM concepts and skills to build leprechaun traps.
Leprechaun traps highlight STEM concepts
03/24/2021
Fifth- and sixth-graders at the Greenville Learning Center use STEM concepts and skills to build leprechaun traps.
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Kate Baker contemplates her next move at the Feather River College climbing wall as part of a Plumas Charter School outdoor education class. Photo by Ingrid Burke
On bikes and rocks, students learn outdoor skills
03/17/2021
Quincy Learning Center students ride bikes to a rockclimbing lesson at Feather River College as part of their Ecology and Recreation outdoor education class.
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During a field trip with their Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources CTE class, Plumas Charter School students learn about watershed monitoring with Terri Rust of Plumas Corps. Photo by Courtney Gomola
Two grants allow CTE program to expand
03/08/2021
Back-to-back grants enable expansion of PCS's career technical education program, with focus on teacher credentialing and pathway coordination.
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Though separated by distance and cohort learning during the pandemic, Plumas Charter School first-graders Gaston Palmaz (on screen) and Sadie Orange can interact via Lifesize technology at the Greenville Learning Center. Photo by Lauren McIntyre
New technology keeps classrooms connected
02/18/2021
Thanks to a generous donation, PCS has been using Lifesize video conferencing technology to keep students connected during distance learning.
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MVP Club raises money for students, community
12/16/2020
Plumas Charter School's support organization, the Mountain Valley Parents Club, raises money for two causes during holiday fundraiser.
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A golf tournament presented by the Mountain Valley Parents Club raised nearly $4,000 for Indian Valley Academy and the Greenville Learning Center.
Golf tournament supports Indian Valley schools
11/12/2020
A golf tournament presented by the Mountain Valley Parents Club raised nearly $4,000 for Indian Valley Academy and the Greenville Learning Center.
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IVA students offer virtual candidate forum
IVA students offer virtual candidate forum
10/13/2020
Students at Indian Valley Academy in Taylorsville hosted local supervisor candidates in a virtual forum event for the community.
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PCS students head back to school
PCS students head back to school
09/04/2020
During the first week of September, students at all four PCS learning centers headed back to school as they participate in the new hybrid educational program.
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Board votes to offer hybrid program this fall
08/19/2020
At a special board meeting Aug. 12, the PCS board of directors voted to offer a hybrid educational plan this fall, combining on-site programs with distance learning and independent study options.
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Director offers perspective on decision for fall
08/13/2020
Our executive director, Taletha Washburn, offers her perspective on the decision to offer hybrid learning this fall.
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