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December 19th is a minimum day. School resume from Winter Break on January 5, 2014

Loyalton High School is committed to high expectations and achievement for all students. We encourage  students to become knowledgeable, critical thinkers; effective communicators; and healthy individuals who exercise self-discipline and productive, positive citizenship.



Located in Sierra County, LHS is the only separate high school facility in the Sierra Plumas Unified School District, and accommodates students in grades 7-12 from the eastern section of Sierra and Plumas Counties. LHS offers seven Advanced Placement courses and honors classes as well as complete a-g course offerings for the college-bound student. A variety of vocational programs are offered through the district and through the William R. Rouse Regional Occupation Program. Loyalton High was recognized as a “Distinguished School.”


What’s Happening in SPJUSD?

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Play Ball!

Photo by Janet McHenry
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Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District shared Loyalton FFA‘s post. See MoreSee Less

We were visited by Roy Cooper and Frank Williams (LHS and FFA grad) from Cashman Equipment! Thank you !

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AT Loyalton’s School Cafeteria


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Through With Chew Week Gets Boost From Local Health Officials
Dentists, otolaryngologists—physicians concerned with the ears, nose, and throat—and the Sierra County Health Department have proclaimed the week of February 15–21, 2015, as "Through With Chew Week" in an effort to call attention to the use of smokeless tobacco.
In 2013, 5.7% of high school students in the United States used smokeless tobacco. The public awareness campaign is designed to reduce the use of smokeless tobacco among young people.
"Smokeless tobacco is not a safe alternative to cigarettes, as some young people believe, and it is even more habit forming because it contains a higher concentration of nicotine than cigarettes," (CDC)
Smokeless tobacco can cause oral cancer, especially in the cheeks, gums, and throat. In addition, smokeless tobacco is addicting. (CDC) stated, "The use of smokeless tobacco can also lead to other oral problems, such as mouth sores, gum recession, tooth decay, bad breath, and permanent discoloration of teeth."
For more information or for materials, please call (1-800-QUIT NOW).

Parents: Please take a moment to consider the following article as we enter April, alcohol awareness month.

Commentary: The Crucial Role of Alcohol Awareness Month

For 25 years, April has been recognized as Alcohol Awareness Month. So how does this campaign continue to be of value after all of these years?
Alcohol misuse and abuse still have a tremendous impact on our country today. As prom and graduation season are beginning to unfold, April is also a key month in which to highlight the dangers of underage drinking, as well as increase public awareness and understanding about alcohol.

Consider these facts:

• In 2010, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes – one every 51 minutes (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2012).
• Alcohol is the number one drug of choice for America’s young people, more than tobacco or illicit drugs, and underage alcohol use alone costs the nation an estimated $62 billion annually (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., 2012).
• More than 14 million people in this country are currently living with what can be defined as an addiction to alcohol.
• Each year, more than 100,000 people die as a result of alcohol-related issues.
• Every year, more than 13,000 people die as a result of liver disease related to alcoholism (rehabinfo, 2012).

As indicated by these statistics, alcohol is still creating a widespread problem of serious personal, physical, social and economic consequences. Yet, at the same time, there are many misconceptions about alcohol use, abuse and alcoholism today. One common misconception is that alcoholics lack willpower, and they could quit if they really wanted to stop drinking. This statement couldn’t be further from the truth. Unfortunately, misinformation, as well as stigma, is often perpetuated through peers, media, family and individual experimentation.

What is important to know and be aware of is that changes occur within the mind and body when alcohol is consumed, regardless of the amount. Therefore, even when drinking in moderation, there can be subsequent consequences (National Institutes of Health). Even small amounts of alcohol consumed during pregnancy or combined with certain medications may result in significant adverse consequences and therefore is considered risky drinking (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2003).

Then consider this:
• The American Medical Association declared alcoholism as an illness in 1956 (American Medical Association, 2012).
• Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependence, is a disease which includes the following four symptoms:
*Craving—A strong need or urge to drink
*Loss of control—Unable to stop drinking once drinking has begun
*Physical dependence—Withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety after stopping drinking
* Tolerance—The need to drink greater amounts of alcohol to get “high”

• For clinical and research purposes, formal diagnostic criteria for alcoholism have also been developed. Such criteria are included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, published by the American Psychiatric Association, as well as in the International Classification Diseases, published by the World Health Organization (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 1995).

• The craving a person with alcoholism feels for alcohol can be as strong as the need for food or water. A person addicted to alcohol will continue to drink despite serious family, health or legal problems. Like many other diseases, alcoholism is chronic, meaning it lasts a person’s lifetime, usually follows a predictable course and has symptoms. The risk for developing alcoholism is influenced both by a person’s genes and by his or her lifestyle (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2012).

• Alcoholism can be treated. Alcoholism treatment programs use both counseling and medications to help a person stop drinking. Treatment has helped many people stop drinking and rebuild their lives (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2012).

Sadly, there are some who perpetuate the belief that alcoholism is not a disease and pure speculation. (Baldwin Research Institute, 2010). The disease of alcoholism and the consequences of alcohol abuse can be deadly. Alcohol Awareness Month provides a focused opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of alcoholism, its causes, effective treatment and recovery. It is an opportunity to decrease stigma and misunderstandings in order to dismantle the barriers to treatment and recovery, and thus, make seeking help more readily available to those who suffer from this disease. This is the value of Alcohol Awareness Month.

Our local AA chapter, alanon and alateen may also help. Reno also offers services.
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This is Lose the Chew Week! Please consider quitting if you do, and if you don’t, don’t start! Chewing tobacco has been known to contribute to cancer of the mouth and the discoloration to the teeth and gums is really not desirable. See MoreSee Less

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LHS A-B FLIP Day Calendar 2014-2015

Tutoring Monday – Thursday

3:00-4:00, and During Lunch & Flex

Full-Fledged CSF Tutoring

Wednesdays  3:00-4:00




Loyalton High School’s Freshmen Focus Class’s first attempt at whiteboard animation video about the value of having a Flexible Mindset, made possible through the Sierra Schools Foundation.  SEE PSA  VIDEOS.


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Ag Olympics during national FFA week! Pies thrown , hot peppers eaten, bales drug, soil search, & cold water apple bobbing! See MoreSee Less

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Floral class practicing with silk! See MoreSee Less

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Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Nineteen Loyalton High and Downieville High students took the first locally-given Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) workshops either last fall or this spring at Loyalton High as funded and sponsored by the Sierra Schools Foundation. LHS teachers Janet McHenry and Kim McKinney taught the sessions, which were over three Saturday mornings for each set. Pictured from left are LHS juniors Austin Schwary, Chase Grandi, Allie Davis and Morgan Bowling. photo


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