School bulletin: Karate instructor leads anti-bullying lesson

EUSD seeks parent input; biologist to discuss garbage in ocean
By: Sena Christian, The Press Tribune
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Karate instructor leads anti-bullying lesson

Sargeant Elementary School students got an important anti-bullying lesson Friday with the help of karate instructor Chad Shepherd, of Kovar’s Satori Academy of Martial Arts.

He taught the students techniques and strategies to use in situations when they are being bullied or witness someone else being the victim of a bully.

“He did an absolutely fantastic job of reviewing what it means to respect another person,” said third-grade teacher Christina Bartell. “He really drove home that ‘a person may often forget what you say, but they will always remember how you made them feel.’”

EUSD seeks parent input

Eureka Union School District is searching for a superintendent and wants input from parents and community members to identify key characteristics needed in the new hire. To complete the online survey, visit and click on the survey link. The deadline is Friday.

Biologist to discuss ‘Pacific Garbage Patch’

One of Earth’s most-mysterious environmental hotspots is the topic of a Sierra College Natural History Museum illustrated lecture, as Dr. Margy Gassel presents “Journey to the Plastic Vortex” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in Sewell Hall, room 111, on Sierra College’s Rocklin campus.

Gassel, a biologist with the California Environmental Protection Agency, will describe her research in the North Pacific gyre — the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — a remote stretch of ocean where tons of plastic trash floats and slowly degrades. She will discuss the potential effects on ecological and human health and society’s connection to this global issue.

Tickets are $5 or $2 for students and seniors. Admission is free for museum members. The college is located at 5000 Rocklin Road. Parking permits cost $2. For more information, call (916) 660-7926.

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