Lucy Nisbet

It is with a heavy heart that we communicate to you that our beloved choir teacher, Lucy Nisbet, passed away August 13, 2020 due to complications from cancer. Mrs. Nisbet was a respected and talented teacher who was loved by all. In just a few short years at Ponderosa, she made a powerful and positive impact on hundreds of young people.

PHS counselors are available for students who need help talking about and processing this difficult moment.  Additionally, staff from Sierra Child and Family Services, who staff the PHS Wellness Center, will also be available through the PHS Counseling Office. The Counseling Office can be contacted at 530-677-2281 x 2225.

Many of you have asked about donations to the Nisbet family, flowers, etc. In lieu of flowers or gifts the family has created a scholarship fund in Lucy’s name, and asks that donations be made to that fund. Scholarship awards will be provided to Ponderosa High School and Oak Ridge High School students. We believe that many small donations are just as powerful as a few large ones, so feel free to make a donation of any amount. The link to the scholarship fund can be found here: