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Lorna Sheridan: Education Roundup, June 12

Museum fun: The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County has a new firefighter playhouse exhibit opening on Tuesday, June 12. This summer the museum is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1835 W. Steele Lane in Santa Rosa. cmosc.org

Disaster planning: Does your family know what to do if a disaster strikes? Evacuation routes, shelter plans, communication plans. Learn more at ready.gov/make-a-plan

Screen time: Apple has announced that its next operating system, iOS 12, will include an app, Screen Time, that will help users monitor the time they spend on various apps on their phones. The app will include bar charts dividing time spent on one’s phone by category type: using a productivity app, an entertainment app, or one used for social networking. The app will also send reports to the user, allow users to self-impose limits, and offer controlling mechanisms, ostensibly to help avoid time wasting, including: do-not-disturb features, controls for notifications that allow users to avoid getting them, and the ability for users to manage their screen time for themselves and their children.

Hanna breakfast: At 7:30 a.m. on Thursday June 14, Jessica Jackson, National Director of the Dream Corps, will speak about her work on a national initiative to reduce the prison population while making our communities safer. The project brings together unlikely allies — formerly and currently incarcerated individuals, community members, crime survivors, local elected officials and law enforcement. By recognizing the humanity of those impacted, we can change laws in order to create safer streets and more peaceful neighborhoods. $30.

Ballet opportunity: Local ballet students (ages 10 and up) are invited to take a series of ballet classes with mother daughter duo, Nancy Bielski and Sophie Alpern, at the Sonoma Ballet Conservatory June 21 to 23. Bielski works with leading ballerinas such as Misty Copeland and Sarah Lane in American Ballet Theatre’s class every week, in addition to teaching at Steps on Broadway. Her daughter teaches at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre and American Youth Dance Theatre in New York City. To enroll for one or more of the classes, call 938-1424 or email info@SonomaConservatoryofDance.org.

Congratulations:

* To SVHS graduating senior Dominic Tommasi who won the Grad Night car donated by Sonoma Chevrolet.

* To Regina J. Mellinger (SVHS ‘13), daughter of Joel and Mary Mellinger, who has graduated from St. Mary’s College of California with a master of arts degree and her multiple subjects teaching credential. She will be pursuing a career as an elementary school teacher.

* To the following students who graduated from the University of San Diego on May 27. Madison Burningham earned a bachelor’s degree in behavioral neuroscience. Monica Furne earned a bachelor’s degree in business economics. Maverick Hall earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, magna cum laude.

Show younger kids what’s possible: Does your teen, college student or recent grad have a great summer job or internship? Email one to three sentences on what they are doing to ourschools@sonomanews.com and I will run a list to inspire younger students as to what is possible.

Along those lines, I am always looking for ideas of local graduates to profile who have gone off to exciting careers. Email ideas to ourschools@sonomanews.com.