California Human Development (CHD) is working to put people to work. With nearly five decades of experience, we connect people to jobs and business owners to quality employees. Those who hire our clients receive hardworking and dedicated employees and play an inspirational role in making the American Dream possible for everyone.
Dixon Historical Society aims to provide the local community, and greater communities, resources and information on the past regarding the area which now is formally referred to as the city of Dixon. By extension we do collect information on other nearby communities and the events which tie them to our own town; so we may have information about the surrounding towns that is not available elsewhere.
As part of our goal to help make available historical information on the city of Dixon, we have launched this website as a database to collect photographs, newspaper articles and anything of possible relevance to our goals stated above.
If you have anything you would like to see contributed to this public database, please visit our contact us page for more information on which members of the Dixon Historical Society might be able to help with formatting, scanning and digitizing old records.
Dixon History Museum Project
Currently we are holding various fundraisers to raise money for a physical Dixon History Museum in the City of Dixon. We are working with officials and through proper channels to secure a location but will need more funding to make it happen. Please keep an eye out for our booth or volunteer efforts at various events around town, where we would be more then welcome to accepting any donations towards this project.
Dixon Historical Society Current Board Members
Bill Schroeder, President
Loran Hoffmann, Vice President
Binky Eason, 2nd Vice President
Mary Christensen, Treasurer
Shirley Parsons, Secretary
Diane Schroeder, Historian
Alan Schmeiser, Chair of Museum Planning
Mary Savage, Chair of Museum Fundraising
Amy Erwin, Chair of Website and Technology
How It Began
I have had a passion for Spanish ever since I was a young child. When I was 6 years old, I asked my mom if I could learn Spanish. She spoke with my first-grade teacher, Mrs. Sadye Reddick, who the next day announced to our class that she would be teaching us Spanish for one hour every Thursday. I jumped out of my chair and yelled, “Yeah!” in my loudest voice only to be met with disapproval from my classmates. Mrs. Reddick tried to teach Spanish for 3 weeks but decided to stop since I was the only student interested. She proceeded to tell me that I would have to wait until High School to learn Spanish, which seemed such a long time to wait for a 6 year old.
I studied some Spanish in High School and University, however my dream to learn Spanish became a reality when I visited Madrid, Spain in 1999. I fell in love with Spain! I had to return, and I made several trips totaling 1.5 years during 1999-2003. During that time, I completed a Master of Arts in Spanish at CSU Sacramento, with a year abroad at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. I graduated magna cum laude, with practically all straight A´s. I had finally found the key to my success was not studying all the heavy grammar, but listening and speaking the language first.
Since 2005, I have taught Spanish at various community colleges in Solano, Sacramento, and Placer Counties, and also as a lecturer at U.C. Davis. In addition, I have taught Medical Spanish courses in Davis and Dixon, taught Spanish to children at the Dixon Montessori school, taught adults at Dixon City Hall and offered private tutoring.
I am currently teaching at American River College, and I also teach mornings at the Valley of the Sacred Heart Co-op at St. Peter´s Catholic Church in Dixon where I teach children and youth ages 5-18 that are home-schooled. I offer tutoring and teach privates groups.
I believe my own determination and passion to learn Spanish are what have helped me to be the instructor that I am today. The methodologies I use closely match the way we learned our very first language in a very natural and intuitive way.
I enjoy sharing my passion for the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures by engaging my students in songs, games, communicative activities, pictures, art and TPR stories by Blaine Ray and Sombrero Time activities. I use a variety of methodologies to foster language acquisition and to meet all learning styles. I am always positive and encouraging every step of the way! My students have enjoyed great success!
Spanish and languages are my heart and soul! I look forward to working with both adults and children to join our communities together one phrase at a time.
“The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind”
Dr. Maria Montessori
Welcome and thank you for visiting the Dixon Montessori Charter School Website. Our school is a K-8 community dedicated exclusively to students and learning.
The mission of DMCS is to achieve academic excellence for all students by blending Montessori education with California State Standards. DMCS supports its mission through low teacher-to-student ratios, family participation, multi-aged classrooms, a diverse curriculum, and differentiated learning for each student. DMCS is a tuition-free public school committed to developing socially responsible life-long learners.
Dixon Montessori Charter School is part of an innovative, child-centered teaching movement that has grown for more than one hundred years worldwide. Montessori schools are based upon the educational methodology of Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, who is remembered as one of the most practical, visionary and progressive minds in the history of modern education. In the tradition of Maria Montessori our school offers a pleasant and nurturing environment in which children learn at their own pace pursuing those things that interest them most. Dixon Montessori provides purposefully designed experiences that foster a child’s self-respect, independence, autonomy, respect of the environment, and ability to make responsible choices. Our teachers lead children to ask questions, think for themselves, explore, investigate and discover. At Dixon Montessori children learn in multi-age classes in which the younger children spontaneously learn from the older children. We expect learning to be a process of discovery, which leads to concentration, motivation, self-discipline and enjoyment.
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Dixon Public Library!
Books, DVDs, free computers, tax forms, storytimes, picture books, first readers, teen favorites, information databases, Wi-Fi, reference help, magazines, comfy chairs, best sellers, book clubs, programs and workshops, art for teens, book sales… what can your Library do for you?
Welcome to the Dixon Unified School District, located in beautiful Solano County California – halfway between Sacramento and San Francisco along HWY 80.
Roger Halberg , Superintendent
180 S. First Street , #6
Dixon, CA 95620
Kitto’s Preschool Educational Philosophy:
We believe that parents and family are the most significant persons in the child’s life. We strive to work in a partnership with the families to benefit the child. Our doors are open to families at all times and we encourage daily communication between parents and staff members. Parents and family members are encouraged to be active participate in our program.
We believe that each child is unique individual who develops at his/her own rate. We strive to provide culturally, linguistically, ad help children enjoy successful experiences.
We believe that a stable, safe, healthy, comfortable, and culturally relevant environment is crucial to a child’s physical, emotional, social, cognitive and creative growth.
We believe in positive guidance techniques by, establishing consistent, age appropriate limits, to help the children function in their world. Our programs are designed to develop in children, a sense of independence, social competence, confidence and responsibility.
We believe our program strength lies in the dedication and commitment of our staff. We support our staff with training, resources and opportunities to create a unique and meaningful learning experience for the children. Our staff has created a caring and nurturing environment that enhances each child’s individuality, creativity and self-image.
We believe that our program must relfect the needs of and goals of children and families. We must work together for an integrated, comprehensive approach; a caring cooperative workplace that respects cultural, values and supports positive relationships and respectful interaction.
All children should be exposed to a language enriched environment.
It has always been my ambition to open my own Preschool with my own curriculum and philosophy. I have always loved young children and my love for children has inspired me to own Kitto’s Place.
The Solano County Office of Education provides effective leadership and services that support the community in its effort to provide equal access to the highest quality education and ensure a positive outcome for every Solano County student.
WHAT IS THE ARMY?
The Army is the largest military branch in the United States. Its job is to protect the country and its citizens. In this section, you’ll learn about the history of the Army, and about some common terms that you’ll hear often as you explore your career options.
If you need more help, your recruiter can answer any specific questions you may have.
STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION
The Army is a large organization, made up of many different branches and groups. Here are some important terms you should understand as you consider a future in the military. Remember, your recruiter will also be able to answer any questions you may have, and help you understand the paths you could take in the Army.
What it means: You are a Soldier who serves full time. You will generally live on a base, either within the United States or in a foreign country. While on active duty, you will earn a full salary and you will receive health and retirement benefits.
What it means: You are a part-time Soldier, and unlike active duty status, you are required to train and report for duty just one weekend a month and two weeks a year. Serving in the Army Reserve allows you to live where you want, attend school and work a civilian job. You will still earn many benefits, including health care and retirement, and you will also earn part-time duty pay in addition to the income from your civilian job.Learn more about the differences between active duty and Army Reserve Soldiers.
What they do: Enlisted
Soldiers are the most important part of the Army. Like the employees of a company, enlisted Soldiers are responsible for carrying out a mission or task. As an enlisted Soldier, you could serve either on active duty, or in the Army Reserve.
What they do: Officers
are the leaders of the Army. Like the managers of a company, they are responsible for taking charge of enlisted Soldiers, issuing orders, and planning missions. As an Officer, you could serve either on active duty, or the Army Reserve.
Learn more about Officers and Enlisted Soldiers.
Branches of the Army
The Army is made up of many groups and organizations. The Military Occupational Specialty you choose determines your branch.
For example, if you are interested in becoming a Blackhawk helicopter pilot, you will end up in the Aviation branch. If you are interested in nursing, you will join the Nursing Corps. Check out the Advanced Individual Training (AIT) schools page to learn more about the specialized careers, or click the link below to learn about specific Army branches.
Learn more about Army branches.
From the Revolutionary War to Today
From the first skirmishes at Lexington and Concord to the Civil War to the liberation of Nazi-controlled Europe, American Soldiers are celebrated for their vigor and bravery in combat.
AN ARMY FOR FREEDOM
On 14 June 1775, The Second Continental Congress formed the Continental Army as a means for the 13 unified American colonies to fight the forces of Britain. George Washington was unanimously elected Commander-In-Chief of the fledgling Army, and he would lead the colonies to victory and independence.
Lewis and Clark to the War of 1812
Following the acquisition of the Louisiana territories in 1804, Army Officers Capt. Meriwether Lewis and Lt. William Clark lead an expedition into the western frontier. Lewis and Clark arrived at the Pacific Ocean about two years later.
In 1812, still suffering under British-enforced trade restrictions and other unsettled disputes from the American Revolution, the United States declared war on Britain for the second time. The war was a back and forth struggle that is perhaps most notable for the shelling of Baltimore harbor, which became Francis Scott Key’s inspiration for the Star Spangled Banner.
The Mexican War
In 1846, the United States and Mexico went to war following a period of border tensions. This conflict featured several Army Officers who would go on to become important figures in American history, including Gen. Zachary Taylor, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, and Winfield Scott.
The Civil War
In 1860, after a long-standing dispute over states’ rights to allow their citizens to own slaves, southern states began seceding from the Union. The war that followed would become one of the most important conflicts in American history. During the secession, almost one-third of regular Army Officers resigned to join the Confederacy, and more than three million American Soldiers would serve by the time the war ended in 1865.
THE WORLD WARS
As the United States rebuilt in the aftermath of the Civil War, total Army strength grew relatively slowly until the mid 1900s. The World War I era saw the creation of several important Army branches, including the Veterinarian Corps, the Chemical Corps, and the Aviation Section within the Army Signal Corps, the precursor to the Air Force.
World War II led to several more milestones in Army history, including the creation of the Office of Strategic Services, which became the CIA, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s introduction of the G.I. Bill. Two years after the war, the Army established the Medical Service Corps, later renamed the Army Medical Department (AMEDD).
After World War II
Following World War II, the United States entered a standoff period with Soviet Russia, known as the Cold War, leading to conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. During the 1980’s, the Army began to reorganize to focus on training and technology. By the end of the decade, the Pentagon introduced plans to reduce total Army strength. In 1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall signaled the end to the Cold War.
In 1991, American and allied forces responded to Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait. The ground campaign lasted just 100 hours before a ceasefire was declared. After the attacks of September 11, 2001, American and coalition forces would again enter into a conflict in the Middle East against terrorist forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Today, the Army is made up of more than 700,000 Soldiers, including active duty and Army Reserve personnel.Army Soldiers fill many roles. They are doctors, lawyers, and engineers; they are electricians, computer programmers and helicopter pilots; they are police officers, logistics experts and civil affairs representatives. The Army’s constant need for a diverse range of individual Soldiers, each with his or her own expertise is what sets it apart from other military branches.