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With east winds gusting to 35 mph and a morning temperature of 50, Opening Daywasn't perfect, but the enthusiasm of players in 4 divisions and the community spirit of their parents and fans was. League Commissioner Tom Skibiniski opened each Divisional game with a heartfelt thanks to this year's sponsors, introductions of players, and, due to the lack of a flag because of technical difficulties, the pledge of allegiance to the flag pole of the United States, in deep right of Field 2. Support of the 2010 season by area businesses has been tremendous. Ben Sulser of ProFlame LP Gas stepped up for a substantial "League"- level Sponsorship, as did Mike Hart of the Julian News with a "Division"-Ievel contribution. Ransom Brothers, The Jerky Hut, Red Tail Monitoring, Don's Market, Poncho Villas, and the Viejas Band of Kummeyay Indians all sponsored teams. The Candy Basket, Julian Autobody, The Shull Family, Cauzza Trucking, Eagle Peak Escrow, the Bird Watcher, and Julian Feed all contributed "Scholarship" monies, paying the registration fees of kids who may not have been otherwise able to play. Banner Queen Art Gallery and Julian Tea & Cottage Arts also support the league as "Community" sponsors. That support looked well placed in the Majors Division play, where The Jerky Hut Scrappers battled the Poncho Villas' Rattlers in a well played initial match-up. The Rattlers also travelled to Borrego Springs in the afternoon, but the score and game details aren't suitable for printing in a family-oriented newspaper. In T-Ball Division play, the ProFlame Blue Claws saw excellent effort from Mariah Gentry in the pitcher position and from slugger and game ball winner Cole Perry. Cole took the hitter's pose at the T, waited, waited, waited, then with a thumbs-up from Mom and Dad reared back and smacked it! The Viejas Band of Kummayay Indians Grasshoppers, in their bright orange uniforms, looked forward to a season of great play from game ball winner Riley Osuna and were treated to a MLB quality play from Evan Gregor. Playing first, Evan backhanded a sharply hit one-hopper, tagged the runner heading to second, and stepped on base for a double play, the first of this young season. Throughout the day, the hottest ticket in area fine cuisine was at the snack bar, where Nicolle Sheppard served up delicious grilled cheese sandwiches from the new Panini machine. Something about those vertical grooves, ala Italia, makes kids and adults go "selvaggio"! Nicolle promises more treats at upcoming games, including ham on those paninis. 'Tm most proud that now, kids can play all the way up high school," Commissioner Skibinski continued on page ll History Day At Julian Elementary from Marisa McFedries Maria Hatch, first grade, dresses up as a cowgirl Shakespeare Meets Fab Four At Spencer Valley By Lance Moles Spencer Valley School's Production of Shakespeare's The Tempest on March 23, 24, 25 was accompanied and punctuated by music by the Beatles from throughout their extensive repertoire. The story opens happily enough with sea creatures cavorting to the strains of the Beatles' "Octopus's Garden," but things soon take a turn for the worse as a magically induced storm blows up and shipwrecks all of Prospero's enemies on his "New World" island. All 32 Spencer Valley students from kindergarten through 7th grade took part in the play. The younger students appeared as sea creatures, as a moveable feast to tempt the shipwreck victims, as spirit dogs to chase some would be evil-doers, and as members of the ship's crew. Several second graders and all of the third through seventh graders had larger or smaller speaking parts. The script had been trimmed a few years back to a reasonable 60 pages by local author and director Don Winslow. Still, there was a large amount of memorization, plus staging to recall. This year's production, the 14th annual Shakespeare play at Spencer Valley, featured two actors, coincidentally a sister and brother, playing Caliban simultaneously. In addition to Beatles music (with one short Rolling Stones clip for seasoning), the visual and stylistic theme of the show was 60's, with Peter Max inspired sets, Dr. Seuss inspired palm trees, and 60's clothing featuring, especially, bell bottom pants, bright colors, peace signs. The auditorium was brightened by 30 inch by 70 inch acrylic paintings, one by each third through 7th grade student, made in the Peter Max style with patches of bright color separated by thin black lines. These paintings will feature in a later art show of many genres of student art. This year's performance schedule followed the usual pattern of shows for the general public on Tuesday and Thursday and a dinner theater performance and silent auction on Wednesday as benefits for the Spencer Valley Educational Foundation. Parents and community members pitched in generously with help on music, costumes, sets, props, the dinner theater, and the auction. This year the play was directed by Ritchie Hall teachers Heidi Schlotfeldt and Lance Moles. Students rose to the occasion and turned performances of great clarity, heart, awareness, cooperation, and dramatic and comedic invention. From Left to Right: Ariel, the capable and trusted spirit helper and Prospero, the shipwrecked wizard lord of the islanD. From left to right: Characters of Trinculo, two actors as Caliban, and Stephano, those who conspire to depose Prospero. Old Schoolhousers from Kindergarten through Grade 2 as sea creatures. Erik and Linda Stamets accompany the musical performances on History Day. Linda Stamets is the school musical Director. ,k; l: Cory Flack as a British soldier and Shane Duffy as Benjamin Franklin in the Fifth Grade performance for History Day. Toward Their Future.... by Tere Tageman If you were to stroll onto the Julian Elementary or Junior High campus on any given morning, you may be surprised to hear college and university fight songs being sung! Or perhaps you'd be lucky enough to hear one of the fourth grade classes playing the Montana Fight Song on their recorders! Of course, you could not help but notice all the university flags draped on classroom doors. And, you might ask yourself--or a student or teacher walking by, "Why?" After several staff members attended a "Turn Around Schools" Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, a few years ago, the Julian Elementary and Junior High Schools began implementing a college readiness program for their students. The goal? To prepare all students for college. To this end, every classroom from kindergarten to 8th grade has "adopted" a college. Teachers fly their adopted university's flag outside their classrooms. They have space in their classrooms dedicated to their university. The students in each class learn about their college, learn college vocabulary, their college cheer, and on Fridays, everyone wears their college colors. As they learn about their college, students discuss what they want to be in the future. They learn that they must develop good study habits now so they can go to college and reach their goals. Since that first visit to Scottsdale, more Julian teachers have attended other "Turn Around Schools" Institutes. And this year, Julian Elementary School applied for and was accepted into the "No Excuses University." It is a group of over 70 elementary and middle schools across the country who share the "No Excuses" philosophy. Along with integrating the No Excuses University philosophy into the students' everyday culture, Julian Union School District has adopted the No Excuses University pledge: "We are committed to creating a school that knows no limits to the academic success of each student." You can see it prominently displayed on the entry to the school, letting everyone who enters the campus know that we believe in our students, and teachers working here are inspiring all students to "Dream Big!" Rosa Arias teaches Maya Moniz and Avery McFedries how to pull wool into string. Third Grade boys practice old fashion shaving during History Day (Ezekiel Osuna and Frankie Alvarado) ,: A /