Sean Shaughnessy Named Principal Of Roosevelt Elementary School

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Olympia School DistrictThe Olympia School District has selected Sean Shaughnessy to serve as Principal of Roosevelt Elementary School. The Roosevelt Principal search committee recommended Mr. Shaughnessy unanimously to the Olympia School Board late last week, and the Board approved his hiring Monday evening.Mr. Shaughnessy has a decade of teaching experience at the elementary and middle-school levels. For the past three years he has served as a special education teacher at McKenny Elementary, where he took on a leadership role and assisted Principal Brendon Chertok with developing the school schedule, setting school goals and supervising students. During the 2013-14 school year, Shaughnessy served as a substitute principal at a number of the district’s schools.“I am very excited about becoming Roosevelt’s new principal,” said Shaughnessy. “As Olympia is my home, I feel honored and privileged to be a building administrator in the Olympia School District.  I look forward to working collaboratively with staff and community members in preparing our students to become lifelong learners.”Shaughnessy is a key member of the Olympia School District team charged with implementing the Teacher/Principal Evaluation Project district-wide. He is completing his administrator’s certification program at the University of Washington and will serve this summer as the district’s middle- and high-school summer school principal.“Sean will be a great fit for the students, families and staff at Roosevelt,” said Olympia School District Superintendent Dick Civitanich. “He has a wide range of experience and knowledge that will serve the community and the district well as he takes on this new role.”Roosevelt Elementary is located on Olympia’s East Side at 1417 San Francisco Avenue NE. It serves more than 400 students in preschool through fifth grade. Roosevelt students move on to Reeves Middle School and Olympia High School.Shaughnessy will begin his new position July 1.last_img read more

More than 30,000 Visitors Attended the 2016 Thurston County Fair

first_imgSatuday, August 6 attendance – 7,450 (5,200 in 2015 -7,850 in 2014 – 6,800 in 2013 – 5,700 in 2012) Facebook51Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Thurston County Fair The 2016 Thurston County Fair saw a total of 30,523 visitors for fun, food, animals, hobbies, and rides! Community participation in the Thurston County Fair has steadily grown in the last five years, making the Thurston County Fair one of the signature summer events in the South Sound region with a rich history that reaches back to 1871—before Washington was even a state.“Our local fair continues to grow as we focus on local agriculture, businesses, and a commitment to the regions youth.  The Thurston County Fair also is dedicated to providing a place for local businesses to directly connect with more than 30,000 folks during the five days of Fair,” said Joshua Cummings, Thurston County’s Economic Development. He said, “The animal entries continue to grow, local food vendors and business are increasing participation, and Savor South Sound continues to provide a taste of local beer, wine and cider as well as seafood donated by the Nisqually Tribe and prepared by WSU Extension’s food program.”The fair is also a great way for kids to participate in raising and caring for animals, or learn about them as they walk through the barns. This year, more than 751 animals were entered to compete in various club and open class contests at the fair. This is an increase of more than 130 animals from last year’s fair. Cummings said, “We appreciate the families that are raising and caring for animals. At the same time we are pleased to provide an opportunity for kids in the more populated area of our county to have easy access to experiencing farm animals and agriculture up close and personal, many for the first time.”2016 Thurston County Fair Attendance:Wednesday, August 3 attendance – 7,990 (7,900 in 2015- 9,450 in 2014 – 9,300 in 2013 – 8,400 in 2012) Friday, August 5 attendance –5,422 (3,900 in 2015 – 6,300 in 2014 – 5,000 in 2013 – 5,100 in 2012) Thursday, August 4 attendance – 5,971 (5,150 in 2015- 7,200 in 2014 – 6,500 in 2013 – 6,100 in 2012) Sunday, August 7 attendance – 3,690 (4,100 in 2015 – 5,900 in 2014 – 5,750 in 2013 – 3,500 in 2012)         Other 2016 Thurston County Fair Highlights:The 30,523 fairgoers this year brought in an estimated $190,000 in gross revenue.  Final expenses are still being paid, but the estimated net revenue will be more than $50,000. The 2016 annual Market Animal Sale brought in more than $102,000—only the second time in the sales history to break $100,000.  The Market Sale has benefited thousands of local 4-H and FFA youth over the years. Winners for this year’s Dessert of the Day contests include:RuChene Lake, 2016 winner of the Chocolate Cake Contest—AdultTahlia Summers, 2016 winner of the Chocolate Cake Contest—YouthKathi Pugh, 2016 winner of the Cookie Contest—AdultGrace Fuller, 2016 winner of the Cookie Contest—YouthClaire Laser, 2016 winner of the Cupcake Contest—Adult  Tahlia Summers, 2016 winner of the Cupcake Contest—Youth Overall attendance in 2016 met the goal of 30,000.  Four of the five days were great weather, clear with temperatures 70’s and low 80’s.  Sunday rained and likely drove down attendance numbers, but it was still enough to get the Fair over the 30,000 mark. Since 2009, the Thurston County Fair has been working towards being a self-funded program of Thurston County government, with all of its operations paid for by the revenue from fair week, along with revenue from weddings, parties, business meetings and a whole host of other events that are held at the Thurston County Fairgrounds throughout the year. If you’re planning a party, business meeting, event, or trade show, visit www.ThurstonCountyFair.org to find the fairgrounds facility that’s the perfect fit for your event.Join us at the Thurston County Fairgrounds for the Holiday Bazaar on November 25 and 26, 2016, and for the 2017 Thurston County Fair August 2 – 6. For more details about these events, facility rentals, and other events and occasions at the Thurston County Fairgrounds, contact the Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit www.ThurstonCountyFair.org.last_img read more

New Lunch Menu at The Governor’s Cellar is Fast & Affordable

first_imgFacebook34Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Jordan Kettel for The Governor’s CellarAt first glance, it’s still the same building in the same place. Many have seen restaurants come and go in this location. We at The Governor’s Cellar intend on staying awhile. We opened in the beginning of January and have been trying to find our place and hit our stride in this very diverse demographic in downtown Olympia. We realize the task at hand, opening a new place in an old spot, can be quite difficult. But here we are, moving forward through thick and thin.Fresh lobster Cobb salad is one of the new lunch selections at The Governor’s Cellar. Photo courtesy: The Governor’s CellarAs the executive sous chef working side by side with my mentor and amazing Chef Lanette Miles, I’m writing to share our new and revamped lunch menu. We realize lunch is the meal in the middle of your busy work days and business meetings and people don’t necessarily have a lot of time. We scraped the old menu that was delicious but also time consuming. We spent a number of days wracking our brains to find a new way to do lunch that was delicious, fast and very affordable. We won’t sacrifice quality food in a great atmosphere, but want to get our patrons fed and full quickly with a great lunch to get them through their day. And, we want to do this without breaking the bank so they can make it back and spend happy hour with us, too.We have added many different menu items such as wraps, sliders, clams strips and my favorite, the prime rib dip. We are keeping local favorites such as the always good lobster roll and the 1/2 lb pure angus Governor’s burger. We also feature the ever amazing lobster Cobb salad which features a hearty base of fresh spring mix and is tossed in wonderful champagne dressing topped with avocado, cherry tomatoes, hardboiled egg, corn, bacon and of course freshly cooked cold water lobster. It is simply amazing. We also have three new wraps including Southwest steak, Asian chicken and of course chicken bacon ranch that are simply too good to pass up. A succulent pulled pork sandwich and BBQ chicken breast sandwich to round things out. The Governor’s Cellar new lunch menu is both quick and easy on the wallet.Lunch at The Governor’s Cellar is fast without sacrificing quality. Photo courtesy: The Governor’s CellarConsider The Governor’s Cellar for your new lunch spot and any of your office or event catering needs. We are conveniently located in The Governor hotel at 621 Capitol Way South with free parking in the hotel garage. You can also phone in your orders to have them ready for pick up. I personally look forward to meeting all of you and continuing to serve fantastic food to the people of Thurston County.Orders to go: 360-951-1300, Catering info or booking events: 360-561-0378last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Milo

first_imgFacebook36Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Milo! He is a 5 year-old, Boxer/Saint Bernard mix, who is a handsome, loving, and smart guy in search of an outdoorsy family. Milo loves rolling in the grass, playing with his jolly ball, and companionship. Milo is healing very well from his late February ACL/Knee Surgery, and although loves a good romp in the yard, he must be leash limited at this time. He is great on walks, keeps a tidy house, likes to BBQ, enjoys his crate with an open door, and loves adult people.Milo wants to be King Dog of your castle! He has the most expressive eyes, accented with manly outlines of black hair, and knows quite a few basic commands, including “sit,” “stay,” “wait”, “release”, “down”, “stack”, and “look at me”. Milo also looks quite stylish in his sock monkey sweater! A fenced yard is required to keep him safe, as he really likes being in the yard, and a grain-free diet to keep him healthy. Come play with me!Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or call 360-432-3091.Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.last_img read more

Watch : Reason behind Real Madrid injury crisis revealed in their bizarre training methods!

first_imgAdvertisement fpu3tNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbnj5ubmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4bu9e( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) t9uWould you ever consider trying this?😱3rvCan your students do this? 🌚52sgmRoller skating! Powered by Firework Real Madrid players are getting injured on a regular basis these days. The reason behind that has been revealed few days back in the social media. From the official account of Real Madrid, a video of the training of the players was posted. The video created a huge sensation all over the social media.Advertisement Ferland Mendy, Luka Jovic, Marco Asensio are three long term absentees for the Los Blancos. The cause of the absence of these three players are still not clarified. However, the training sessions of Real Madrid might be a cause of their injury. Ferland Mendy and Luka Jovic are two new recruits of Real Madrid. They might not feel comfortable with the training session of the Los Blancos.Advertisement In the video, Karim Benzema was working out a leg presser in the gym. According to the people, a gym trainer will any day tell that it is not the ideal process of training. The  manager of the Los Blancos, Zinedine Zidane should have to take responsibility of the whole situation.The club management of Real Madrid will hope that the injured players will make their comeback as soon as possible and the bizarre training schedule should also be changed.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Find out which Indian cricketer Pragyan Ojha referred to as “Bowler’s Captain”

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/RediffAdvertisement d333zNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsv3r3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6ugj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3qri7Would you ever consider trying this?😱x35Can your students do this? 🌚m5oRoller skating! Powered by Firework Last week, Team India bowler Pragyan Ojha announced his retirement from all formats of the game. The Hyderabad cricket team star didn’t become a regular member of the international squad, but the four years he spent donning the Men in Blue jersey, Ojha was mostly under the leadership of the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Revered among fans as one of the best captains of the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni didn’t miss any appraisal from Ojha either, as the spinner referred him as “Bowler’s Captain”.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/RediffPragyan Ojha made his internatioanl debut in an ODI against Bangladesh in 2008, just a year after MS Dhoni took the role of captain for Team India. The 18 ODI and 24 Test cap holder, Ojha had the experience of going shoulder to shoulder with Dhoni across all formats, and revealed that the former captain was a mentor for the Indian bowling squad on field.In a recent interview, Ojha recalled his five years of international career, when he was in his best form, and was under Dhoni’s captainship. When asked about MS Dhoni, Ojha complimented the iconic wicket keeping batsman for his understanding with the bowlers.Advertisement “He (Dhoni) was a bowler’s captain. I strongly believe that a bowler should have a captain who understands him.” Ojha told reporters.Dhoni is renowned for his reserved and calm headed approach, which in turn was a boon for the bowlers, as Ojha stated the same.Advertisement “A lot of bowlers praise Dhoni because of the dimensions he gives you, things that he helps you with like placing the field, keeping your mind clear which are important when you play high-intensity games,” the 33 year old added.Ojha’s last international appearance was in 2013, where he played in Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test match against West Indies, striking a marvellous 10 wicket haul. He was also prolific in the Indian Premier League sides Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians, and won the purple cap in the 2010 season, a year after he won the title with DC.Dhoni, who is on a hiatus from international cricket since the 2019 world cup, will be back in action in the 2020 Indian Premier League.Also read-See the thoughtful retirement letter Pragyan Ojha penned after signing out from professional cricketDate revealed for MSD’s IPL 2020 training camp to begin! Advertisementlast_img read more

RB Charter School Holds Relief Fundraiser to Assist Those in School…

first_imgRED BANK – Red Bank Charter School, a nonprofit, nonpartisan K-8 public school, will be holding a Sandy relief fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, to help members of the school family rebuild their lives after the storm.Several RBCS families and faculty have either been displaced or deeply burdened in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. “It’s our desire to work together to lighten their load,” said RCBS Principal Meredith Pennotti. “This community is like family and we want to help them any way that we can.”Together with Lucky Break Billiards, the Red Bank Charter School CCO (Charter Community Organization) will host the fundraising event at Lucky Break Billiards, 14 West Front St. Light fare and refreshments will be served along with access to Lucky Break pool tables, pingpong, shuffleboard and more.“We’re pleased to offer our establishment to support this charitable effort,” said James Hertler, owner of Lucky Break Billiards and a Red Bank Charter School parent.Limited tickets can be purchased and donations made online at www.redbankcharterschool.com/cco. Donations do not require event attendance and can be entered in any amount.Proceeds for the event will be used toward direct assistance of members of the RBCS community affected by Super Storm Sandy.Additional information is available by e-mailing rbcscco@gmail.com or calling 732-309-0331Founded in 1998, the school has an enrollment of 180 students with a faculty and staff numbering more than 40.last_img read more

Goals by Arcuri, Naka power Leafs past Braves 4-1

first_imgFollowing a scoreless second period, Nelson added some insurance when Linden Horswill beat Matt Zenzola in the Spokane nets with a shorthanded marker.Cody Boeckman turned aside 40 of 41 shots to register the win in goal for Nelson.The win enable the Leafs to jump into a first-place tie in the Murdoch Division with Castlegar Rebels.Both Castlegar and Nelson have played two more games than third-place Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The Rebels lost 3-1 Sunday to Sicamous Eagles at home.The Leafs get a short turn having to travel to Fruitvale Tuesday for a date against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The last time Nelson ventured to the Hawks Nest Beaver Valley put some serious hurt on the Leafs pounding the Green and White 8-2.Nelson then meets Grand Forks Thursday in the Boundary City. Two goals in just under a minute sparked the Nelson Leafs to a 4-1 victory over the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon in the Lilac City.The win concluded a weekend that didn’t start out so well for the Green and White, losers 6-4 to North Okanagan Friday.Nelson snapped out of a two-game losing streak Saturday by dumping Grand Forks 7-2.After the teams exchanged goals to open the game, defenceman Blake Arcuri picked the right time to score his first of the season to restore Nelson’s lead.Fifty-seven seconds later Matthew Naka increased the margin to 3-1 with his fourth of the campaign.last_img read more