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June 11, 2014

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June 11,2014 New Chapter Starts Now At Elementary School by Michael Hart In the very first issue (September 6, 1985) of the Julian News the story of Kevin Ogden appeared, a 29 year old Ogden was about to start his first full year as Superintendant/Principal of the Julian Union School District. Kevin had arrived in Julian after graduation from Point Loma College in the fall of 1978, a brand new teacher for the 5th and 6th grades. In the June 15, 1990 edition of the Julian Newsitwasthe headline of Kevin Ogdens return, after spending five years in the Poway district, honing his administrative skills. Kevin returned because of the community, the staff and the challenge of making Julian Elementary and Jr. High the "Outstanding Schools" they are today. Deanie Sierra started hercareer as a playground supervisor, now 35 years later she retires as the districts secretary with a legacy of Deanie-isms for which there may never be a complete understanding. Squibbley, Dumaflache and whoopsie didle may never get into a dictionary, but Deanie knew what they meant and so did those who worked with her. Dana Pettersen, the short timer with only nine years, made her presence felt through out the district as a cheer leader for the The new retirees Dana Pettersen, Deanie Sierra and Kevin Ogden. students at all levels. Organizing special activities, coordinating events, coaching sports teams, Dana was always doing some thing, as one teacher said - "even if we didn't quite know what it was she was supposed to do." Three fine people, who will be missed and who will now concentrate on the rest of their lives, their families and possibly do some relaxing in their" spare time. Kevin Ogden said it best, "that Julian, a small district, has a special culture, one that should be treasured and nurtured." That is true for the town as a whole. Woman's Club's Heritage Quilt Show 2014 Teachers and staff past and present saluted Kevin, Deanie and Dana with a flash dance. r Local %perience Since 1988 * Tree Consulting and Inspection * Long Term Forest Maintenance and Planning * Hazardous Removal and Precision Felling * Ornamental Pruning and Lacing * Brush Clearing and Chipping FREE ESTIMATES Licensed and Bonded Fully Insured for Your Protection ERIC DAUBER H: 760-765-2975 C: 760-271-9585 PC Box 254 JULIAN, CA. 92036 License #945348 WE-8690A