Local

January 10, 2014

School move fosters a sense of community

Tags:
Major Thomas Laybourn
USAG, Fort Irwin

Volunteers gather for a photo after moving classroom materials into Lewis Elementary School here, Jan. 2.

On the second of day of 2014, Soldiers, family members and faculty from Lewis Elementary School and the Silver Valley Unified School District moved classroom materials from their temporary facilities back to a renovated Lewis.

After a devastating flood, which damaged much of Fort Irwin and a great deal of Lewis, the school had to be closed while renovations were applied to fix flood damage. The temporary classrooms at Tiefort View Intermediate School and Fort Irwin Middle School were an adequate solution in the interim, but teachers and students alike have been very excited about returning to their original campus.

Fifty-eight volunteers from every unit on post and several spouses participated in loading classroom material onto trucks brought in by the school district and then unloading the same material at corresponding classrooms at Lewis. Morale was very high throughout the day as volunteers witnessed their hard work making the community better.

“This is like a one way trip to heaven for doing a good deed,” said Sgt. Hami Yazdanpanah, with 51st Translator Interpreter Company. His sentiments seemed to reflect most of the volunteers’ attitudes as the participants were able to complete the move in one day instead of two, which had been the original plan.

“This is great,” said Toni Chastain, a teacher at Lewis, who along with many other teachers took the opportunity to continue organizing their classrooms as volunteers delivered their materials.

Ultimately, the transition of materials will allow students and teachers to begin afresh at Lewis with its first day on Jan. 13. The cooperation shown by the volunteers and the school district reinforces the commitment towards children’s education. Katie Hylton, director of operations at SVUSD, summed it up best when she said the dedication of military families “continues to show a strong positive bond between this community and our school.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Photo by Spc. Denitra Halford, 11th ACR Public Affairs

Ready and Resilient team building

Photo by Spc. Denitra Halford, 11th ACR Public Affairs The 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment commander, Lt. Col. Shane Celeen, congratulates his Soldiers after they took the top trophy in the Commander’s Cup challen...
 
 
Spc. Denitra Halford

Celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month

Spc. Denitra Halford Samuel Martinez, a Cheyenne Dancer, performs at the National American Indian Heritage Month observance here, Dec. 3. The event celebrated the history and culture of the American Indian culture. The Fort Irw...
 
 

Serving here: making a difference in something larger than yourself

Command Sgt. Maj. Noe Salinas and I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and was able to spend time with friends and family during opportunity leave. The New Year will bring many challenges; we hope that all are well rested and reenergized as 2015 begins. We are very proud of the job that Soldiers,...
 

 
Gustavo Bahena

Cantonment burros moved to wilder pastures

Gustavo Bahena Louis Andreas, lead wrangler with Bureau of Land Management at Ridgecrest, Calif., oversees three burros moving toward a trailer, Dec. 4. Six burros – three females and three males – trotted off a trailer and...
 
 
Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC

Sharing holiday cheer with military, community leaders

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC (Left to right) Aide-de-camp 1st Lt. Daniel Bukema, Kim Creed, and National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin. Martin presented Creed with a commemorative medal he hand-c...
 
 

News Briefs January 9, 2015

Now through Jan. 28 Enrollment for Theater Arts Drama Club by SKIESUnlimited. Parent Central, building 109, or webtrac.mwr.army.mil. Ages 8-18. Session 1, Jan. 13-29, $30. Session 2, Jan. 29-March 31, $112. Class held at Ingalls Rec., building 361, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. Must be enrolled to audition, Jan. 29, for production of “Frozen,” which...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin