Archive - 2013 - News Article
Home Room had a vague function years ago: a place to study, or not, and to get brief notices from school administrators. That ancient definition of Home Room is far from what Bishop Union High School students will be involved in beginning Tuesday, Jan. 8.
The 30-minute period had been referred to as a âflex periodâ or an âadvisory period,â but will be officially Home Room with a flexible function exceeding the traditional concept.
Since 1985, a group of concerned local business leaders in Bishop have worked to support the educational needs of Bishop Union High School. According to the groupâs president, Wendy Duncan, for the past 27 years the Foundation for Excellence has worked hard, with the support of the community, to raise funds to benefit the needs of the teachers and students at the school.
According to Duncan, the work of the foundation is especially important today.
There were plenty of highlights in Inyo County government during 2012, ranging from seemingly small victories to major realignments to simply continuing to deliver a high level of services and programs in the face of tight budgets.
Travelers journeying along U.S. 395, their eyes inevitably drawn to the imposing escarpment of the Eastern Sierra, now have a unique opportunity to glimpse the seldom-seen bighorn that dwell in the most rugged terrain of the mountains. At the south end of the town of Independence, motorists encounter the first in a series of four âMigrating Muralsâ planned for the highway corridor, which tells the story of the migratory and endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep and the need to protect them.