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T Cuyama Sa!ib:Sker Valley, Mt. Lagu Summit, Volume 25 - Issue 41 Wednesday May 26, 2010 Julian, CA. ISSN 1937-8416 Julian Elementary Selected As A National School Of Character Tricia Elisara, Nancy Younce, Susi Jones, Allison Conitz, Rachel Ritchie, Oscar Gonzalez, Zen Hill, Elise Linton celebrate being only one of thirteen schools honored nationally. After winning the State School of Character Award (one of 3 in California), our application was forwarded to be considered as a National School of Character. There were 166 schools included in this process. Of those schools, 20 were selected as finalists and those 20 schools were visited and observed over a 6 week period. We are extremely proud to announce that Julian Elementary School has been selected as a National School of Character. There were 13 schools and 2 districts nationwide that received this amazing honor. We are the only school in California to be a winner. Congratulations to our staff, students, parents, and community members. It has been an extraordinary group effort and one we should all embrace!" 2010 National Schools of Character Beverly Elementary School, Beverly Hills, MI Jefferson School District, Jefferson, WI Julian Elementary, Julian, CA Lake Carolina Elementary, Blythewood, SC Lore Elementary School, Ewing, NJ Orrs Elementary, Griffin, GA Peters Township School District, McMurray, PA Seckman High School, Imperial, MO Seminole Elementary, Seminole, FL Sentinel Career Center, Tiffin, OH Sullivan Primary, Sullivan, MO Upper Merion Area Middle School, King of Prussia, PA Kehrs Mill Elementary School, Chesterfield, MO Mill Pond School, Westborough, MA Sarasota Middle School, Sarasota, FL The Character Education Partnership's (CEP) Blue Ribbon Panel broke precedent this year by naming 13 schools and 2 districts as the 2010 National Schools of Character winners. This is the first time in CEP's history to give more than 11 awards in one year and to give the award to more than one district. Eleven states are represented in the winning group. The panel selected the winners based on their implementation of CEP's Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education. The Character Education Partnership will honor the winners at an awards ceremony at the National Forum on Character Education on Friday, October 29 in San Francisco. In addition, CEP will showcase the winners' stories in its annual NSOC publication and on its website. Winners become ambassadors of effective character education and provide professional development sessions back at their home sites. CEP will give each winner a $3,000 grant to support its outreach efforts. See the list of winners. CEP's Executive Director, Joe Mazzola, supports the idea of recognizing more exemplar schools and districts. "The character education movement in our nation continues to grow. Today, we simply see more schools doing amazing things in communities across the country. They understand how comprehensive character education can help them improve school culture, creating environments where young people flourish. We are honored to recognize more exemplar schools, celebrate their successes, and share their transformative strategies with others." CEP, the nation's leading advocate for quality character education, chose the 15 National Winners from 166 applicants across the United States. Two- person teams visited 20 Finalists to see their programs in action before the panel of experts met to make the final selections. National Winners are selected on the strength of their outstanding work in encouraging the ethical, social, and academic growth of their students through effective character education. The Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education, CEP's framework for excellence in character education, guides the evaluation and selection of the NSOC Winners. Once they receive the NSOC honor, these schools and districts provide staff development sessions to other educators looking for ways to improve school culture, student behavior, and academic achievement." NSOC Director Janice Stoodley says, "One of the outstanding features about this year's winners is the way they have all created a caring school community among students. The nationwide plague of bullying is not an issue at institutions like these." All of the 2010 NSOC are public schools or school districts. Nine are elementary schools, two are continued on page 13 00ulian Po New00 i II Julian, CA. 92036 Change Service Requested PermilNo. 30 III I1,1,,I,,I,,,,11,,11,,11,,,,,11,,I,II1,,,I,,I,,,I,1,11,,,I,,11 Small Town Papers TFN 5026 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98136-1208 One Man Walking by Michael Hart Richard Hunsucker, U.S.M.C. . is on a mission to walk across America raising donations and bringing awareness to disabled American veterans. On this walk he has visited veterans' medical centers and outpatient clinics interviewing disabled veterans, doctors, nurses, family members and the public. The Walk Across America goal is for every family to donate one dollar. All donations will go to the Disabled American Veteran (dav.org). His team consists of himself and one internet support member. On Veterans Day November 11, 2009 he left the Duvall County War Memorial in Jacksonville, Florida beginning a 202 day walk across America raising donations for disabled veterans. This walk has taken him thru 8 States and will conclude at the Balboa Park War Memorial, on May 31, 2010 (Memorial Day). You hav the opportunity to follow his progress and make a donation on the internet at http:// www.vetwalking.org. It was day 193 when he arrived in Julian, to do a little R&R at the Legion and partake of the Friday night dinner. On Saturday, Richard then parked his car at the spot he had stopped the night before, grabbed his DAV flag and headed out, through town and down the mountain each step bringing him closer to his destination. In his own words this is why -"All through life I have grown up witnessing the scars that War brings. But to protect our Freedoms we accept the end results. When our country calls many brave men and women answers our call. To honor our country they serve. To serve our country to protect our freedoms is an honor to them. To protect our freedoms they sacrifice life and limb. Many do not return and many return scarred from the injuries sustained in battle. Growing up I have witnessed many of these brave Soldiers and their scars from war. When I was young I felt sorry for them Richard Hunsucker heading out of Julian Saturday morning. because I truly didn't understand. As I grew older and come to know many of these heroes, I felt Proud of them. Many of these brave soldiers I can call friends. All of these heroes I consider brothers. For all our brothers who didn't return we can only keep your memory alive by paying tribute to you at our many War Memorials across our great Nation. Every day when I awake I give thanks to the freedoms they provide us and our country. We are blessed to be represented such men and women. As I grew up I witnessed many of these Veterans in need. Not only do they suffer physical wounds they suffer mental wounds. As a Nation we are obligated in providing them honorable care and assist them in building better lives. There are continued on page 15 Point, Counterpoint: Debating If John Muir Was In Julian Or Not Point: Dennis Frieden, Local Analytical Researcher John Muir came to Julian sometime during the 1890's. He visited the Tallie Ranch to see the young and beautiful Ms. Tallie. John Muir also collected ferns in the Harrison Park area along Cedar Creek. Counterpoint: Bob Engberg, Local John Muir Expert John Muir was not in Julian The Julian Historical Society invites you to "identify with" or "stand against" at this exciting Point, Counterpointdebate. Both of these fine historians take a bold stand on this topic. You will be examining photos of the "fern book", obtained from the UCSD Rare Book Library, along with other related documents. Don't miss this exciting evening! Wednesday, May 26th, 7:00 p.m., 2133 4th Street, Julian.Refreshments will be served. Music On The Mountain Noteworthy Evening At Library by Perry Savage Noteworthy Duo consists of flutist Lisa Schroeder and classical guitarist Michael Nigro. They began their collaboration in 2008, and have toured extensively since, performing over 100 concerts in 26 states. Both musicians hold a clear vision - "to reach a non-classical audience, inspire the classical listener, and to touch just one life with a 'noteworthy' performance." They are doing just that, over and over again. On Tuesday, June 1st, they bring their unique sound to the Julian Library as part of the Music on the Mountain Concert Series. The event will be held in the acoustically blessed Main Library Room and is free to the public. Noteworthy Duo's forte is South American classical music. They will be performing works by fared Latin composers Astor Piazzolla, Jose Luis Merlin, Ernesto Cordero, Abel Carlevaro and others. Included in their program is a piece by Jose Luis Merlin, written especially for Noteworthy Duo. While in college studying music, Lisa Schroeder attended a concert that set the future course of her life. It was a' performance of "The History of Tango" by Astor Piazzolla, the famed South American composer and father of Nuevo Flamenco. The work was written for guitar and flute and Lisa was completely entranced by the sound. "1 was immediately attracted to the excitement the music generated," Lisa remembers. "The music was formal, written for a classical flute and guitar, but it retained the feel of the country. Even today when I'm playing, I still feel that initial excitement, along with the pure happiness of knowing that I'm making that music. " Lisa knew someday she would find the right guitarist with a passion for South American music and start a duo. But finding the right guitarist proved somewhat challenging. Lisa tried working with various guitarists, but they either were not the right fit, or they lacked Lisa's level of professionalism. "You know how guitarists are!" she quipped. When Lisa Schroeder met Michael Nigro, she knew he was the guitarist she was seeking. "Los Angeles is a very large city, but the musical community is very tight - everyone either knows each other or knows of each other," Lisa related. "1 had heard Michael Nigro's name many times. I heard he and I shared the same work ethic and that he had a lot of experience with South American music." Until then, Michael had been continued on page 10 Architectural Review Board Activities The Julian ARB took the following actions at its May 4, 2010 meeting. o Approved revised sign for Diggity Dog House at Stonewall Stores submitted by Marta Kendall o Approved redesign of roof to 8/12 pitch and colors for St. Elizabeth Church new building o Requested a number of changes to Haslinger residence plans dated 5/4/10: Disguise chimneys with Julian schist Need to see roof vent designs not on original approved plans Concrete deck supports need to be covered with wood or stone Small windows need to be changed to 2 over 2 lights Change porch posts to 6 x 6 inches Employ wider mullions to separate dormer windows All these items represented changes made after plan check by the County; Haslinger asked the board to stamp the plans prior to doing the requested changes to facilitate progress of the project and agreed to return to the ARB with corrected plans. o Approved non-compliance letters to be sent to Ramco and Rabobank regarding exterior lighting fixtures. Monday May 31 Memorial Day 2010 a3UC. To 'fOJ E.., The New Julian Medical Clinic Still On Track by Chuck Kimball In case you were wondering, the new clinic project is still on track... It took a bit longer than we had hoped to figure out a way to finance things, and to work out the very best sales agreement, but, last week we cemented the deal and are moving forward with design and drawings! In spite of many generous donations from more than 300 residents and friends, and a massive final effort by many people in the closing weeks of our escrow, we found that the funds just weren't out there and we had to let the escrow expire. We are all grateful to everyone who put time and tears into that last push because your dedication gave us, both the buyer and the seller, the energy to continue to search for a way. When the dust finally settled and the disappointment waned a bit, the sellers brought forward an idea that will allow us to begin remodeling immediately and to eventually own the property. With a couple of weeks of productive discussions, we were able to come to an agreement and now have the papers in place. The final driving force to this success was also one of the first: both the sellers, Suzanne Porter and Wayne Moretti, and the buyers, the Julian Medical Foundation and the Borrego Community Health Foundation, had been, and still are, dedicated to bringing a new clinic to continue the high level of health care for the residents of Julian! We never accepted "NO" as a solution, let alone the answeH Thanks again to all of you who hung in there with us, your support was invaluable. The project itself looks much like our original plan in these drawings. However, we will try to add dormer style windows to the roof for light and head room in the loft areas, and will move some rooms around inside when the fine tuning is done. Our wonderful staff is still as excited and eager as ever and has played an essential role in the final design. It is our intent to keep the great gardens intact and beautiful and to retain as much of the Carriage Barn style as the County will allow. We are in the process of putting together the schedules for the project so stay tuned for more updates as information comes in. If you have questions, or would like to give a hand, call either Sally Baldwin at the Clinic, 760 765-1223, or Chuck Kimball at the Julian Medical Foundation, 760 765-0765. Yes, we still need funding, anything is greatly appreciated. Make checks payable to the JMF and mail to P.O. Box 2512, Julian, CA 92036 or drop them by the current Clinic. Remember, this is your clinic! We want it to be right!