A Tiny School With A Big Voice

Located 47 miles north of Redding, Castle Rock Elementary is a small rural school nestled in the mountain community of Castella. Established in 1887, its tranquil setting and family-like atmosphere conjures up a vision of an isolated one-room school house. But for the approximately 80 kindergarten through eighth grade students at Castle Rock, … [Read more...]

Pack Pain: Backpack Safety for Back to School

Kids everywhere will head back to class this fall with their own unique sense of fashion on display. Whether students sport a message tee, cargo shorts or a school uniform, one accessory they’re sure to have is a backpack – soon to be overflowing with everything they consider essential (like snacks and headphones). For over 90 percent of the … [Read more...]

Dedicated Teachers Keep Art Alive in Corning

It’s no secret that statewide budget cuts have dramatically affected arts programs at many public schools. But thanks to a supportive administration, help from the community, and the passion of two teachers in particular, the arts continue to thrive at Corning Union High School (CUHS). Karen Atkinson teaches ceramics and drawing at CUHS, and … [Read more...]

July 2011

On the Cover: Deven and Josselyn Carter enjoy spontaneous bike rides along many North State bike trails with their three children Ruby, age 4, Lucy, age 2, and little Miles, 8 months. Photography: Firefly Mobile Studios creates fresh and vibrant images that allow you and your loved ones to to shine. See their beautiful work online at … [Read more...]

Now Available: Family Resource Guide 2011/2012

We at North State Parent magazine are a staff of ten local parents who offer you our best kept (non-secret) suggestions among these Family Resource Guide pages. We are your local North State parenting support magazine! Our printed edition include display ads from over 100 local business who care about kids and who offer healthy programs, goods … [Read more...]

The Importance Of Staying Cool – Understanding Heat Stroke

Did you know that heat stroke is the number one weather-related cause of death in the U.S.? As the weather warms and we bring out our hiking shoes, bikes and gardening trowels, knowing the symptoms, causes and prevention of heat stroke is of vital importance. Heat-related illnesses occur when our bodies are unable to sufficiently cool off, which … [Read more...]

John Cunningham, MFT, Mount Shasta

Whether global or local, a healthy community respects all ages and fosters connection and support. John Cunningham has a passion for building community that embraces youth. “A community with a good foundation offers its members a net to fall back on. It even helps to raise each other’s children, by the willingness to be a presence in their lives, … [Read more...]

Air Conditioning Tune-Ups – Keeping your unit in tip-top shape

An air conditioner is a well engineered appliance, designed to perform under tough circumstances. Like any piece of mechanical equipment, an air conditioner needs regular maintenance to insure it runs efficiently and safely. In fact, if your AC unit is still under warranty, regular maintenance is likely required to maintain the warranty. This is a … [Read more...]

June 2011

[related-posts] On the Cover: Raquel Gonzales, and her mother Dawn. Raquel is a student at Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, and is a safe and trustworthy driver. Photography: Avalon Studio. Avalon specializes in CUSTOMER SERVICE first and foremost, and they also produce beautiful Senior and Family Portraits.Their Studio and Portrait Park … [Read more...]

Volunteering For A Haven

As a Shasta High School student planning for my future, I found volunteer work to be an essential part of my application for college admission. After conversations with my friends, I decided to take the initiative and start volunteering. When searching for a place to offer my time, Haven Humane Society became a top choice because of my interest in … [Read more...]