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Shelton WA 98584-2263 Mrs B Graduates From Kindergarten To Retirement by Michael Hart Julian Eagles Wednesday May 30 Scholarship Night Friday June 1 Graduation - 6pm Spencer Valley students following performance at the Mission Valley Library Ciera Baker, Spencer Valley I School student, was awarded I the grand prize in the San Diego t Shakespeare Society s Student Poetry Competition this past I left to right, Isabelle Swift, Dora Pierce, Ciera Baker next to Alex Sandie (president of the San Diego Shakespeare Society) Sidewalk CPR Day In Julian June 7, 2012 10:00-2:00 employees of JCFPD will be on the sidewalks in Julian doing bystander CPR training for anyone who wants to participate. Stop by, see what's new and get hands on training learning the basics of CPR! It's free to everyone. Music on the Mountain Ramona High School's Jazz Band Live, In The Library Julian Library is delighted to be able to offer something completely different for the June 5 Music on the Mountain concert. The featured artists will be the Ramona High School Royal Blues Jazz Bands! The concert will begin at 6:00 pm and will .be followed by refreshments and an opportunity to meet the young high school musicians. The Royal Blues Jazz Bands I and II are part of the Ramona High School Band Program. The purpose of the Jazz Bands is to educate students to perform Jazz music, to enrich the community of Ramona and San Diego County with high quality musical performances, and to develop positive character qualities in each student. Students will be performing pieces from Miles Davis, Gordon Goodwin and Bobby Timmons. The Jazz program started as an after school class with ten students in 2003 and has grown into two bands with a combined number of 41 students that mee t during the regular school day. The bands perform at school events, Jazz festivals, and at a variety of community performances, such as the Ramona Musicfest, and has appeared live on KUSI news. Band director Daniel James earned his Bachelor's in Music from San Diego State University, and a Master's in Conducting from Southern Oregon University. Mr. James has been the director at Ramona High School since 2003. Mr. James was awarded the Ramona Unified School District Teacher of the Year in 2010, and the Chrystal Apple Award in May 2012. The Royal Blues Jazz Bands are exciied to perform for the community of Julian and are honored to be a part of Music on the Mountain. Please join us for this one-of-a-kind performance on Tuesday, June 5, at 6:00 pm at the Julian Library. The library is located at 1850 Highway 78. For more information, please call the library at 760-765-0370. Saturday. Two other Spencer students, Dora Pierce and Isabelle Swift earned Honorable Mentions. The three winners had written sonnets, and the judges noted Ciera's success with iambic pentameter. The students' were presented with their awards following an invitation to reprise their Student Shakespeare . Festival performance at the. Mission Valley Library. Prizes. included theater tickets donated by the Old Globe Theater and San Diego Write Out Loud, as well as posters of Henry VIII and chocolate. Nine students performed a collage of scenes from Macbeth at the library. Originally, eleven of them had performed scenes at the Student Festival selected from their annual all' I school Shakespeare play. The t Festival takes place in Balboa Park every spring and includes performances by schools from all over San Diego County. Spencer VaUey :has in the Festival since it bega. County Parks Celebrate National Trails Day The San Diego County Department of Parks and Recreation is inviting everyone to "live well" and celebrate National Trails Day Saturday, June 2 by hiking through or helping to clean and restore trails in County parks. Special hikes and cleanups are planned in 17 parks that day, from hiking to explore undeveloped areas in Julian's William Heise County Park to volunteering to help clean the Saturn Trail in the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park. Taking part in a National Trails Day event this year will not only help celebrate and preserve a great local resource, trails. It will also help the public become part of Live Well! San Diego!, the County's 10-year initiative to help the region live in a healthy, safe and .thriving community. What could be healthier than being outside, in nature, hiking through a beautiful park or preserve? Hiking can lower your blood pressure, pump your heart and set your mind free! National Trails Day, the only nationwide celebration of trails, grew out of President Ronald Reagan's President's Commission on Americans Outdoors, which recommended that all Americans should be able to go out their front doors and find a trail within 15 minutes. Let the surprise %egin, parents, former students, colleagues and staff greeted Mrs. B. at her "Thank You "party. In 1983 Paul and Elaine Bicanic moved to Julian. Paul began his Real Estate career and Mrs. B (as she would be affectionately called) began substitute teaching at Julian Elementary School.  Mrs B. already had eight years experience in Homewood-FIossmor !llinois. The next year she began teaching kindergarten as a full time teacher, "with the help of many" she would say at Friday's Thank You Party. Organized by Tricia Elisara the party brought out many parents, and former students who made signs to be placed in the special Mrs. B folder for her to take home. Each had a personal message of thanks, none less meaningful than any other, but Terra and Brian Denny's was particularly appropriate "Thank you Mrs. B. for giving our children the joy of learning." Mrs. B was truly surprised and moved by the gestures from all in attendance and thanked everyone, for allowing her the opportunity to start their children (somewhere near 900 passed through her classroom) on what she hoped would be a life long journey of learning. The party which had to be moved indoors from the school's garden due to the weather, was still full of sunshine, from the energy that Mrs B exudes about teaching the "little ones" and was returned by all in attendance. A career spanning 37 years, 29 of them spent right here. Superintendant Kevin Ogden didn't wait for the party to be over to inquire if she might consider substituting next year if called, Elaine just smiled. Mrs B may be back for a visit. her mentor, Mrs. VanCleve * Superintendant Kevin Ogden* long time classroom assistant husband Paul "'Mr. B"Bicanic Mrs. Munson * *photos by Joseph Munson Fire Thursday In Shelter Valley Causes Evacuations Road Closures Shortly after 2pm Thursday (May 24) the Banner Fire broke out south of Highway 78 near the base of Granite Mountain. Although the cause is officially still under, investigation, speculation is the fire likely started when a bulldozer struck a rock and created a spark. The fire quickly spread up the slopes of Granite Mountain and, driven by strong west winds, headed directly for Shelter Valley. Residents were quickly evacuated as fire crews from throughout Southern California arrived and proyided protection for the homes closest to the fire on the west side of $2. No structures were lost. Extreme winds and harsh terrain on Granite Mountain hampered efforts, to slow the fire by using ground crews. Fortunately, helicopters, retardant bombers, and bulldozers were on the scene quickly and helped stopped the spread of the fire towards Shelter Valley. Residents were able to return to their homes that evening. The battle continued on Friday, with i0w clbuds and drizZle precluding air resources but helping fireflghters on the ground. Friday afternoon, still pushed by strong winds, the fire moved southeast towards $2 causing a temporary evacuation of the Stagecoach Trails RV Resort. The fire did not cross $2, but burned the remainder of Granite Mountain that was not burned during the 2011 Great Fire. As of Sunday the fire was 90% contained, meaning that crews had established hose lays around that percentage of the fire perimeter. Many of the nearly 1000 firefighters assigned to the fire were released and headed home. In all, over 5300 acres burned. The cost to fight the fire was over two million dollars. Full containment was anticipated on Monday, with mop up efforts likely continuing several days longer. Over 4500 acres as of Sunday night at 7pm - the Great fire of 2011 was 1600 acres. courtesy of CalFire Julian ,old Rush Days at the Julian Mining June 9-10, 2012 10:00 00nL- 4:00 p.nL