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Ruiz4Kids rewards Valley students

@TheSunGaztte tulare county – Out of the $522,500 scholarship dollars Ruiz 4 Kids awarded to students, a whopping $345,000 went to students from the Central Valley. A total of 317 valley students were recipients of the 2017 Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarships. There were also 21 students from Exeter, Farmersville and Lindsay. Each of these students […]

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Lunch is still in when school is out

@TheSunGazette Lindsay Unified School district will be offering a free Summer Feeding Program from children 18 and younger. All children can go to one of the four participating sites and receive a free meal. All meals must then be eaten on site. Until July 20, children may go to McDermont Field House between Monday and […]

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COS saves local taxpayers $12million

@TheSunGazette visalia — College of the Sequoias (COS) completed a refinancing of bonds last week that will save taxpayers in Hanford, Visalia and Tulare more than $12 million. Dale Scott & Company (DS&C) served as the financial advisor to help the district refinance the bonds and take advantage of lower interest rates without lengthening the payback […]

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Lindsay kids get red carpet treatment

@TheSunGazette lindsay – Movies are no longer just being created by the top film directors, they’re being made by everyday people, including students. Lindsay Unified School District conducted a film contest for thousands of its learners. After all their hard work, the winners were revealed. Reagan Elementary won two out of the three age brackets, […]

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CHP helps teen drivers ‘Start Smart’ with driver’s ed course

@TheSunGazette visalia – The number one killer of teens in America is automobile collisions. Each year, approximately 4,000 teenagers are killed to these preventable collisions and another 400,000 teenagers are seriously injured. These deaths and injuries can be substantially reduced or prevented by eliminating high-risk driving behaviors through education. The California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) “Start […]

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A Harvard man leads ‘Boys and Girls’ in Tulare County

@TheSunGazette exeter – Tulare County’s Boys & Girls Clubs are among the best in the nation. Club members here rate their experiences higher than the national average, they are one of the most respected non-profits in the county and their CEO is Harvard educated, or at least he will be. Galen Quenzer, CEO of Boys […]

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Knights carry banner of redemption

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN lindsay – The 51 graduates of John J. Cairns’ Class of 2017 couldn’t be more different. They come from different backgrounds and arrive at the continuation high school for many reasons. Some are pregnant mothers, others class clowns and many self esteem. But the one thing they have in common is […]

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Popular principal exits after 13 years

By Mackenzie Carmen @MCarmen549 woodlake – After serving as Castle Rock Elementary School’s principal for 13 years, Robert Gonzales is moving on to Cutler, Orosi Joint Unified School District. Gonzales’ will now be Orosi’s Alternative Education Administrator. He will oversee four different schools including a continuation high school, adult education school and an online school. […]

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Bet you didn’t know about youth gambling?

@TheSunGazette tulare county – I bet you’d never guess that most youth have engaged in some sort of gambling by the age of 11. Chances are you know an elementary school child who is betting on sporting events or dares. And it’s a safe bet that youth are exposed to gambling by family members are […]

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Students play for the ‘Freedom’ Cup

@TheSunGazette farmersville – Elementary school girls representing the United States defeated the team representing Brazil 4-3 at the All-Star girls soccer game at Freedom Elementary School in Farmersville. The World Cup inspired match was a very energetic game. Player of the game honors for USA went to Ximena Garcia and Salina Ballesteros. Leading players for Brazil […]

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