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July 28, 2010 The Julian News 7 Survey Reveals The Positive Impact Teachers Have On Students' Lives (NAPSA)-Next to immediate family, teachers have the most impact on people's lives as they grow up. That's just one of the key findings of a recent national survey, of Americans' attitudes toward teachers. The survey also found that: • 88 percent of Americans say they had a teacher who had a "significant, positive impact" on their life, and 98 percent of those surveyed believe that a good teacher can change the course of a student's life. • 87 percent of respondents said they wish they had told their best teachers how much they appreciated their efforts• Teachers Can Change Lives The survey, conducted by the ING Foundation, found that people believe that teachers help in many ways. Among the vast majority of Americans who said they had a teacher or teachers who had a "significant, positive impact" on their life growing up, 83 percent said they had a teacher who helped build their confidence and self-esteem, 79 percent had a teacher who encouraged them to pursue their dreams, 75 percent said a teacher served as a mentor or role model, and 54 percent said that a teacher helped them through a tough time. "As our research shows, effective teachers can have a significant influence on their students' lives, yet their efforts are generally underappreciated," said Rhonda Mims, president of the ING Foundation and senior vice president of ING's Office of Corporate Responsibility and In a recent survey, 94 percent of Americans said that "the public needs to do more to recognize good teachers. Multicultural Affairs• "It's an unbelievable testament to the profession that Americans so resoundingly believe in a teacher's ability to transform lives," said Mims. "Whether sending students down a path they hadn't considered or simply ensuring them they are ready for the road ahead, a teacher's impact can be profound and enduring•" An overwhelming 93 percent of those surveyed agree that teaching is a noble profession, and 89 percent believe teachers have a "really hard job." Many Feel Teachers Deserve More Recognition At the same .time, there is general acknowledgment that the public has not done enough to recognize good teachers. Overall, teachers are perceived as receiving less gratitude than other "helping professionals," including docfors, nurses, social workers and clergy. The vast majority of Americans (94 percent) acknowledge that we need to do more to recognize our teachers• "While admiration for the teaching profession is widespread, expressions of gratitude are few and far between," noted Catherine Smith, CEO, ING U.S. Retirement Services• Said Smith, "Most of us had a teacher growing up who cultivated a love of learning, helped us through a trying time or encouraged us to pursue our dreams. It's never too late to say thanks for some lessons that lasted a lifetime•" National Teacher Of The Year The ING Foundation is also a presenting sponsor of the National Teacher of the Year. This year's recipient, Sarah Brown Wessling, is an English teacher and English Department Chair at Johnston High School in Johnston, Iowa, where she is in her 11th year as a teacher. She is the 60th recipient of this prestigious national award. Wessling holds a B.A. in English Education and a Master of Arts in English from Iowa State University. Wessling was recognized for her community involvement, interactive and innovative teaching style and her inclusiveness in the classroom• Wessiing will be a full-time national and international spokesperson for education for one year. The ING Foundation is the charitable giving arm of ING. It awards grants to nonprofit organizations that address a variety of community needs• Visit www.ing.com/us to learn more. Community College: A Gateway To A Career (NAPSA)-If you are looking for a college degree that can lead directly to a career, you might consider a two-year community college. Taking this path may be more common than you think• According to the College Board, almost half of all college students attend a community college. Community colleges, are known for their variety of practical programs. For example, you can pursue an RN (registered nurse) degree, a paramedic license, chef training, a digital media degree or a medical secretary degree. You might also have access to state-of-the-art facilities such as a biotechnology lab, digital media center, environmental laboratory or music recording studio• Plus, many people with degrees or who are already in the w6rkforce return to community colleges to take some courses or get additional credentials. According to the federal government, 28 percent of students in nondegree programs at community colleges already have a bachelor's degree. Tips for Transferring If you want to transfer to a four-year college after attending a community college, here are some tips from the College Board: • Learn about your options by looking in the College Board's "College Handbook," the only college guide that describes every accredited two-year and four-year college in the U.S. Or, visit www.collegeboard.org. Most public community colleges offer two-year course plans that fulfill requirements at nearby state colleges• To transfer without losing credits, follow those plans• • Talk to advisers at the four- year college you hope to attend. They may have inside information on how to make your application stand out. • Make sure you've fulfilled requirements to declare a major at the four-year college-not just the general admissions requirements. For example, Bio 101 at your school may transfer, but might not be enough preparation for you to take the junior-year courses in the chemistry major. • Don't try to be your own academic adviser. Wrong courses or credits that don't transfer can waste your time and money, and that's discouraging. • Keep going. Don't "gap" your education, taking time out between semesters or colleges• Once you begin, keep at it-that's the path to getting your four-year degree. • Before you enroll, talk to potential employers in the outside world, too. Come To The Julian Library For It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. -- Seneca Managing Wild Pigs FREE Talk To Be Given Sunday Free Event sponsored by the Iron Mountain Conservancy-- Ramona, Sunday, August 1, at 5:00 pm at the Goose Valley U.S. Forest Service Station, 1634 Black Canyon Road. Dr. Reginald (Reg) Barrett, professor of Wild Life Management at U.C Berkeley, will present a talk on wild pigs and their management in California• Over three years ago wild pigs were illegally introduced into San Diego County, where they are currently doing irreparable damage to the Cleveland National Forest• Wild pigs reproduce quickly, so there are now hundreds of wild pigs in San Diego County as the state- wide population approaches a million• Wild pigs are a threat to our health and safety. They spread disease, including E. coil that caused the 2006 California spinach recall, according to "the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Nationwide they cause thousands of car accidents per year. Last Christmas eve, a driver struck 2 wild pigs on Poway Rd. and Hwy. 67. They also do millions of dollars in property damage per year, to public and private lands, buildings and infrastructure• Action needs to be taken. Everyone is broke - government, non-government organizations and private property owners• Come help develop community- wide response and awareness. In three years their range in San Diego County has expanded from one location near El Capitan Reservoir to now include the area from Palomar Mountain to Descanso, and from Julian to Lakeside and Poway. Dr. Barrett is referred to as The Gray Beard of wild pigs by Dr. John Mayer of the Discovery Channel's currently airing feature, "The Pig Bomb". He has a pragmatic understanding of wild pigs, is a well loved professor and an acclaimed biologist• His expertise is an invaluable resource for our community. Dr. Barrett will also present his talk again at the Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center, 18448 W. Bernardo Dr, Monday August 2nd, 5:45 pm and then again at the La Jolla Library on 7555 Draper Ave. Tuesday, August 3, at 5:30 pm BBQ And Free Concert Supports Local Music Program Beat the Heat - Too hot in the kitchen? Get out for some cool music• Bring the kids and the old folks to Ramona Oaks Community Park at 25341 Pappas Rd in San Diego Country Estates on Friday July 30th. Burgers, dogs and all the fixin's will be available for purchase beginning at 5:30 pm. Then grab a seat for the free concert to follow at 6:00 pm. Performed by the youth of Ramona, Julian and Shelter Valley. Proceeds from the sale of the BBQ go to fund the music program. Practice, Practice, young flutist prepare for Friday Nights Concert and BBQ Music Program a Success - In two short weeks Karl Lampe has transformed the squeaks and honks of musical instruments into beautiful notes played in unison by the students of his Summer Band Program• Working with Smart Music and Bruce Pearson's Standards of Excellence these young people have progressed from novice to capable musician and beyond• They've also prepared an evening of music sure to please. Fun for All - There's something for everyone on the program. Toe tappers will enjoy cheerful standards like Merrily We Roll Along and Au Claire de la Lune, among others. For the classical music lover the band will perform Braham's Theme from Symphony # 1. Jazz and Rock enthusiasts will be treated to original student compositions as solo features in Power Trip and the Bossa Nova inspired Brazilian Sunset. Come On Out, Gather your friends, family and neighbors and head on down to Ramona Oaks Community Park for an evening of great company, great food and great music. For more information contact band director Karl Lampe at klampe@ramonausd.net or 858-472-4185. Many people with degrees or who are already in the workforce return to community colleges to take some courses or get an additional degree. The name "piano" is an abbreviation of the original name for the instrument: piano et forte, or soft and loud, Groceries • Fresh Produce • Sundries Beer. Wine. Liquor Dry Cleaning. Lotto. Scratchers • Full Service "Best in the County"Meat Department • U.S.D.A. Choice Beef • Buffalo Meat Special and Holiday Orders, Cut to your Specifications * Tree Consulting and Inspection * Long Term Forest Maintenance and Planning * Hazardous Removal and Precision Felling * Ornamental Pruning and Lacing * Brush Clearing and Chipping FREE ES TIMA TES Licensed and Bonded Fully Insured for Your Protection ERIC DAUBER H: 760-765-2975 C: 760-271-9585 PO Box 254 JULIAN, CA. 92036 License #945348 WE-8690A D D D | ). D D Over 60 years serving the community we live in. I ions 24 Hour Emergency Service Ben Sulser, District Manager t