registration begins for the 2014-15 school year
Exeter Unified School District has begun their Kindergarten registration for the 2014-2015 school year. In order to register your child, they must turn 5 years old by Sept 2, 2014. You must bring your child’s birth certificate, complete vaccination records (T-B test is mandated in Tulare County), and either a rental agreement, utility bill or mortgage payment as proof of Exeter residence at the time of registration. Your student does NOT need to be present to register. When you register you will be scheduled a time for your student to attend the Kindergarten Round-Up which is an assessment/activity time. Round Up will be in March.
(Note: Transitional Kindergarten may be available for students who turn 5 years old between Sept 2 and Dec 31.) If you have questions, you may call the elementary school in your residential area: Lincoln School at 592-2141. Rocky Hill School at 592-5490. If you are unsure as to which school is in your area, please feel free to call the transportation department at 592-5573.
Strathmore Elementary begins pre-K, Kinder registration on March 4
The Strathmore Union Elementary School will be having Pre-School, Transitional Kindergarten, and Kindergarten Registration on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in the Elementary School Auditorium. Children may be eligible for Pre-School if they turn 3 or 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2014 and for our Transitional Kindergarten class if they turn 5 between September 2 and December 2, 2014 and for Kindergarten if they turn 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2014. Birth certificate and immunization records are required at the time of registration. For more information, please call the school office at 568-2118 or come in to the Strathmore Elementary School office located at 23024 Ave. 198 in Strathmore.
Black History talk at PC to focus on Sequoia Buffalo Soldiers
Porterville College’s Cultural Historical Awareness Program (C.H.A.P.) will hold a special talk from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 in the PC Theater with “A Celebration of Black History Month: Buffalo Soldiers in Sequoia National Park” by Dave Humphrey, Cultural Resources Program Manager at the Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Contact the front desk upon your arrival for a free temporary parking permit.
The name “Buffalo Soldiers” was ascribed to African Americans serving in the U.S. Army cavalry beginning in the late 1800s. Some of these men were assigned to service in Sequoia National Park in the early years of the 20th century. Mr. Humphrey will provide an overview of the history and contributions made by these soldiers to the citizens of Tulare County, and our country in general.
The Porterville College Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (CHAP) was organized in 2002 to enhance students’ awareness of aspects of society to which they may previously have had little or no exposure. A theme is chosen by CHAP members each school year, and faculty members across the campus are encouraged to integrate elements of that theme into their coursework. For more information about C.H.AP. visit www.portervillecollege.edu/CHAP.