School Bulletin: Tutor Time seeks volunteers
Tutor Time seeks volunteers
The Assistance League of Placer County’s Tutor Time program advocates for student success and seeks more adult volunteers to help with this mission. The local chapter currently has 21 volunteers providing tutoring service to 10 classrooms in Roseville and Auburn. They work under the guidance of teachers. Tutorial sessions are typically held on a weekly basis. Services include implementation of reading fluency programs, and individual assistance in targeting academic competencies within the math, reading and language arts curriculum. Assistance League of Greater Placer served more than 13,000 children and adults last year. Funds for all programs come from fundraisers, donations, grants and money raised at the organization’s Thrift Shop at 1263 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn. For more information, visit www.greaterplacer.assistance.org.
Hewlett Packard hosts youth in CodeWars
Students from 16 area schools visited Hewlett Packard in Roseville on March 2 for CodeWars 2013. Oak Ridge High School’s team took first place in the advanced competition, and swept the novice competition, winning first, second and third place. CodeWars began at the Hewlett Packard in Houston 16 years ago and this year was the first time the competition took place in California, due to local HP engineer Ken Duisenberg and several volunteers. The teams, with up to three members, attempt to solve problems and earn points by writing computer programs in three hours. While most of the teams consisted of high school students, Cooley Middle School also boasted a team.
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