As if we needed more examples of how the Petaluma community supports its students, the Petaluma Public Library is hosting a series of seminars to help seniors prepare for college. Events begin September 12th.
Welcome back Gauchos!
Remember, if you need passwords reset, books for assignments, help on homework, or pretty much any other thing you can think of - the Big House Library should be your first stop.
Library hours are from 7:30-3:30 every day.
The only time the library is closed is at lunch on
Otherwise, visit often and stay for a while!
See you in the stacks.
If we want to raise kids to be independent thinkers and change-makers, one of the best things we can do is give them the tools to figure stuff out for themselves.
From "Learning Through Tinkering" by Allison Arief. At this time of the school year we are all doing what we can to get everything in before the last day of school. It's also the time of year when teachers reflect on all the things they did well and all the things they could do better next year (or in my case all the things I totally screwed up this year and will try really, really hard to fix next time).
Next year, Casa is offering new classes for the first time thanks to a bunch of motivated students, teachers, and administrators. Students will have the opportunity to take Intro to Computer Programming, AP Computer Programming, a 3D Sculpture class, access to our new MakerSpace, and Mouse Squad (in its second year).
I found this OpEd inspiring, especially at this time of year, and I hope you do to.
Please, support seniors Maria Morga, Zach Robertson, Nick Quiambao, and Peter Parrick in their efforts to collect necessities for the troops. For more information go to room M-22.
A decision on Net Neutrality is forthcoming from the FCC. How much do you use the internet? How much do you know about this issue? Watch the three-minute video below for a good start in understanding this complicated topic that may just define how you will use the internet in the future.
The Right Stuff is one of the best movies ever made (based on a great book by Tom Wolfe), and definitely one of my favorites. AND we actually have it here in the library. WIRED magazine's Alex French and Howie Kahn recently published an excellent oral history of the making of this awesome movie. Read it HERE.
That's all appropriate because today is NASA's Day of Remembrance:
On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger accident, Kennedy Space Center observed NASA's Day of Remembrance, Jan. 27, with a wreath-laying ceremony at the KSC Visitor Complex Space Mirror Memorial. The Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery, including the astronaut crews of Apollo 1 and shuttles Challenger and Columbia.