Kudos & Kindness | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Kudos & Kindness

On behalf of Lake Tahoe Unified School District, I would like to thank executive director Alissa Nourse, along with all the employees of Tahoe Youth & Family Services, for their yearlong support of our McKinney-Vento “Youth in Transition” program.

Identified McKinney-Vento students find themselves in the unenviable position of transitory lifestyles. Some are doubled up with other families due to economic hardship, others live in motels and travel trailers, and still others move from place to place. So far this school year, our district has identified almost 300 students who qualify as McKinney-Vento students.

Not only does Tahoe Youth & Family Services offer counseling to those students who are in need, but recently they helped out by donating school supplies. All our students deserve the best educational opportunity possible. With friends like Tahoe Youth & Family Services, we are able to come closer to making that a reality.

We sincerely thank Tahoe Youth & Family Services for their outreach and their support.

Joy Rothschild McKinney-Vento Liaison

Lake Tahoe Unified School District

Stables were a hit with students

The Kingsbury Middle School Parents’ Club would like to extend an enormous “Thank You” to Zephyr Cove Stables for the incredible honor roll “play day” May 19.

Your facility is wonderful and the effort your staff put into this event made it a huge success.

We do not have to look outside our community for extraordinary field trips and exceptional opportunities for our students because local businesses of the caliber of Zephyr Cove Stables support the students in our community. We appreciate your helping us to recognize our honor students.

Parents’ Club

Kingsbury Middle School

Simulated crash was a success

Lake Tahoe Unified School District would like to thank the South Lake Tahoe Fire Department, South Lake Tahoe Police Department, Emerald Bay Towing, Lake Valley Fire Protection District and CALSTAR for their time and effort in the simulated crash scene held June 5.

Helping students understand the true consequences created by their decisions to drive under the influence or to be in the car with someone under the influence is a reality we as a community must face. We know that if one student walked away from the day with better decisions, one life will be saved.

Thank you for believing in our youth.

Lisa Huard, coordinator

Safe Schools

Blankets will comfort patients

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Helen Burkart, president, and all the members of the South Tahoe Key Club for their recent donation to the medical/surgical and orthopedic units at Barton Memorial Hospital.

These students made some beautiful, colorful and cozy blankets to provide a little extra warmth and comfort for our pediatric patients.

On behalf of all the staff on the medical/surgical and orthopedic units, and the recipients of these wonderful blankets, thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity.

Susan Fairley, RNNurse manager

Medical Surgical and Orthopedic Units

Barton Memorial Hospital

Work opportunity was appreciated

Mrs. Payne’s Special Day Class at South Tahoe High School would like to recognize Round Table Pizza at the “Y” and the STHS WorkAbility Program for putting us to work.

Special thanks to Jason Fairmont, Michael Vourlas and Marisa Moulton at Round Table and to Marsha Butler at STHS for creating paid employment opportunities for these students.

Round Table has awesome pizza as well as employees, so we encourage everyone to repay their gesture by dining with them.

STHS Special Day Classes

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.