Thursday, June 11, 2009

June 11, 2009

Some scenes from today, courtesy of a Trabuco Canyon local.

Please note that if you click on the pictures, they get bigger.

More to follow.

Room 3:

Room 2:

The Library:

From a distance:

A few of us spoke with OC Register reporter Rashi Kesarwani this morning.

Here's an excerpt:

The big yellow school bus pulled into the parking lot of Silverado Elementary School for the final time today.

The school, which serves 75 students from Silverado and Modjeska Canyon, will be shuttered by June 19, according to co-principal Pat Evans, due to budget cuts facing the Orange Unified School District.

Today is the school's last day, with kindergarteners and sixth-graders celebrating their promotion for a final time in the school's century-old history...

To read the rest of her article, including quotes from canyon residents, teachers and Yours Truly sounding off about the legacy of Prop 13 and corporate property owners, click here.



  1. The district didn't even have the class to send a single representative to school today to express regret and recognize the work that has gone on for over 100 years.

    Shame on them.

  2. That last photo is like a painting.

  3. I can not believe that they are closing this school. This school is a part of history. For them to be closing a 103 year old school is absolutely outrageous. I live in Robinson Ranch, not far from the canyon. I love the canyon area and I think it is gorgeous. I am so appalled that they have decided to close this school. I strongly support the saving of Silverado.