STAR Results Look Good For Happy Camp Schools

STAR scores are in for the California public school system’s 2001 standardized achievement test. STAR stands for Standardized Testing and Review; California students from grades two through eleven took the Stanford Achievement Test, edition 9 (Stanford 9), which was to be completed by May 15, 2001.

The Stanford 9 test covers reading, language, and mathematics for all grade levels. Students in grades nine through eleven also are tested in social studies and science. Students in grades two through eight are tested for spelling proficiency.
Test results have been mailed to parents, who can log on to the Great Schools website to compare their students with others who have taken the test. (In the search box, enter “Happy Camp Elementary” or “Happy Camp High” and your student’s grade.) Test results should be received in the mail between August 3 and September 6, 2001.

Happy Camp Elementary scores have improved quite a lot in the last four years. In 1998 only 38% of local public school students were above the national average in math and 39% were at that level in reading. The most recent test shows 62% above average in math, and 60% in reading.

At Happy Camp High, the results were not quite as good but still, above average. In math, 58% scored above the national average; in reading, 53% were above average. This is up from the 1998 score of 49% for both math and reading proficiencies.

Known factors that may affect a student’s STAR results include their English language ability, attitude, test taking skills, knowledge of the subject matter, and home learning environment. Parents can help by assuring their children have enough rest, a good breakfast, and a well-lighted, quiet place to study.

For more information about California STAR results, see the official website at http://star.cde.ca.gov/.

Bigfoot Jamboree – 2001

Cimeron looks at the Bigfoot Jamboree schedule
Cimeron looks at the
Bigfoot Jamboree schedule

“This is the best day of my life,” a twelve year old girl said, with a happy, dreamy look on her face, after a day of fun and festivity at Happy Camp’s annual Bigfoot Jamboree.

Events included a salmon barbecue, two dances, races for the kids, pancake breakfast, a parade, and so much more.

The coronation of Bigfoot Queen, Danielle McCarthy, took place on Friday night. Janet Burcell was crowned Jamboree Queen on Saturday night.

This year’s Bigfoot Jamboree also marked Happy Camp’s 150th birthday.

State of Jefferson Motorcycle Club
State of Jefferson Motorcycle Club

Buster & Dorothy Pence
Buster & Dorothy Pence, Grand Marshalls

Fire truck at the Bigfoot Jamboree Parade
Fire truck at the Bigfoot Jamboree Parade

Bigfoot Queen and Princess
Bigfoot Queen and Princess

Karuk Tribe Dancers 2001
Karuk Tribe Dancers 2001

Happy Birthday, Happy Camp!
Happy Birthday, Happy Camp!

Bigfoot
Bigfoot

Parade Float
Parade Float

Smokey the Bear
Smokey the Bear

Bigfoot statue project at the 2001 Bigfoot Jamboree
Bigfoot statue project at the 2001 Bigfoot Jamboree

Ralph Starritt and the Bigfoot scupture
Ralph Starritt and the Bigfoot scupture

Bigfoot Jamboree Vendors
Bigfoot Jamboree Vendors

Dogs at the Bigfoot Jamboree
Dogs (Bear and Mairi) with Cimeron at the Bigfoot Jamboree

Bingo at the Bigfoot Jamboree
Bingo at the Bigfoot Jamboree

Aaron Martin at the 2001 Bigfoot Jamboree
Aaron Martin at the 2001 Bigfoot Jamboree

Three Legged Race
Three Legged Race

Bigfoot Queen
Bigfoot Queen

Crowning of the Queen
Crowning of the Queen

Chamber of Commerce Country Store
Chamber of Commerce Country Store

Smokey the Bear
Smokey the Bear

Kids Fun at 35th Bigfoot Jamboree

Aaron Martin, age 11
Aaron liked the cotton candy at the Bigfoot Jamboree

September 2, 2001 – The Bigfoot Jamboree was fun for kids. Besides the food and a chance to see friends, there was a clown, races, games, an inflatable jumping place, the parade, and the Junior Logging Show competition.

Did you miss the fun this year? If so, talk to your parents about going next year. The Bigfoot Jamboree is held every year during Labor Day weekend.

Three Legged Race
The Three-Legged Race at the Bigfoot Jamboree – September 1, 2001

Cimeron with her dogs
Cimeron enjoyed the Bigfoot Jamboree with her dogs, Mairi and Bear.

2001 Spay-Neuter Clinic for Local Pets

THANK YOU!

A big Thank-You to
The Karuk Tribe,
The Humane Society,
and
Remote Area Medical

. . . for kindly holding a spay/neuter clinic in Happy Camp. Nearly 150 dogs and cats were spayed and neutered, hundreds had shots and check-ups, and other serious medical needs were taken care of. We want to thank all of those who participated to make our local animal population healthier.

Sabrina gets a rabies shot.

Sabrina gets a rabies shot.

The Odd Day

Fiction, by Cimeron, age 12

One day there was a girl named Sally. She loved to read books, especially fairy tales. One day her mom gave her a book and it was called Animal Fairy Tale Playhouse. Sally said, “Wow! Thanks!” So she read it and it was nice, then she remembered the book’s beginning said: “If you laugh more than five times the book will turn real.”

Sally read for a little then forgot the warning and started laughing (more than five times) and poof! She suddenly felt weird and thought “This place looks a lot like the picture.” And she thought, “This IS the picture!” It was true, but the place looked nice. It had rainbows and flowers and What!? Dogs that talk and walk.

Then the dog said: “If you have food we will let you out so she searched her pockets and she found a dog biscuit and gave it to him. He showed her a pink door and let her go.

The End.

Ship
Spanish Galleon, by Aaron Martin.

Aretha
Aretha checks the weather.

Fire in Happy Camp!

Fire Damage Near Larry’s Market
Fire Damage Near Larry’s Market

by Linda Martin

Planes taking off from Happy Camp’s airport roared overhead just before sunset on Wednesday, August 15. All that noise and a cloud of rising white smoke north of town alerted us to the first major fire in the region this year. Those closer to the blaze said it turned the skies red.

Dubbed “Larry’s Fire” — the blaze broke out at 6:05 pm about 6/10 of a mile north of Larry’s Market on Indian Creek Road. A cigarette tossed from a passing car apparently ignited the fire.

Before it was done, Larry’s Fire blackened 8 to 10 acres of forested hillside land. Traffic was diverted from the area with only residents allowed through, and some of the nearby housing was evacuated.

Meanwhile a power outage darkened all of Happy Camp except for a few places that had prepared by installing generators. The only businesses that remained open were the Pizza House and Double J Sports & Spirits where camping lanterns provided enough light for shoppers to buy needed groceries. Power was restored in the middle of the night, after lines damaged by the fire had been replaced.

Thanks to a quick response by local firefighters who have prepared for a severe fire season, the blaze was controlled within a few hours and mop up crews entered the area before midnight. The highway patrol continued to regulate traffic and assist fire crews throughout the night and the next morning.

Because rainfall has been extremely sparse this year, fire danger is higher than usual. The forest service is working on a double ring of fire break lines to surround Happy Camp, but the work will not be completed for several more years. A new Fire Safe Council has been formed in Happy Camp this year to help in fire prevention and education.

Fire trucks lined up
Trucks lined up near the forest service office the day after the fire

Lairy Dobbins, his grandson, and his water truck
Lairy Dobbins, his grandson, and his water truck

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