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Sierra Arts Foundation: Helping Local Students Think Creatively

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As a mother of two young Washoe County School District Students, I recognize the pressure our schools are under to develop well rounded students.  As the Executive Director for Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno’s designated Local Arts Agency, I also know what integrating arts curriculum can do to connect students to …

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How do you build a culture of student wellness?

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As the WCSD Board President, an outspoken education advocate, and a former college athlete, I recognize that this is a question every parent asks themselves. I know, because although I don’t have kids myself, the “in loco parentis” of an educator is strong in me. (Which basically means I would …

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Put Down The Cupcakes, People: My 2 Cents on The WCSD Wellness Policy

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After reading through all of the comments that parents made on Facebook regarding the Washoe County School District Wellness Policy a few months ago, I was amazed that so many parents were upset that they couldn’t bring in cupcakes for their child’s birthday. I even heard a story about how …

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Where Have All the Lunch Ladies Gone?

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In my day, we had a small ticket for hot lunches that were punched every time we walked through the lunch line. We were handed a plastic, retro-looking tray, on which our dedicated Lunch Ladies placed their home cooked Sloppy Joes. I always wanted the blue colored tray for some …

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