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Strathmore Elementary holds preschool, kindergarten and TK registration on March 6

Strathmore Union Elementary School District will hold its kindergarten, transitional kindergarten and preschool registration for incoming students from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6 at Strathmore Elementary School. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2018. Transitional kindergarten (TK)-eligible students must turn 5 years […]

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Tulare County Ag Commissioner’s Office to host Feb. 22 meeting for growers operating within a quarter mile of schools to prevent pesticide drift

@TheSunGazette TULARE – The Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner will host an important meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22 to educate growers on new laws and regulations related to pesticide applications near schools. On Nov. 7, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) adopted new rules to further protect young students from pesticide exposure. The rules, which […]

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Cities begin testing water at schools for lead

New law requires water fountains be tested for lead at every California school built before 2010 By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN TULARE COUNTY — A little less than a year ago, Rueters discovered that children in some California communities, including one in Fresno, were exposed to higher levels of lead than children in Flint, Mich., which made […]

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School district administrators try to find ways to fund art

Office of Education holds free workshop in partnership with the California Alliance for Arts Education @TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY  — Local school district administrators love arts education so much they’ll be spending their Valentine’s Day learning how to pay for it. The Tulare County Office of Education is holding a free workshop on funding the arts […]

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Students in grades 4 thru 12 will present 121 projects during National History Day event Feb. 16

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Students in grades 4 through 12 will take educators and the public on a trip through time this Friday as part of the Tulare County Office of Education’s annual National History Day. The event will be held Friday, Feb. 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tulare County Office of […]

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Gators win flag football title in afterschool sports program at Freedom Elementary School in Farmersville

@TheSunGazette FARMERSVILLE – Culminating a long and exciting football season, Freedom School in Farmersville held their annual flag football Super Bowl. The game, played in front of the fourth through sixth grade student body, was exciting between the Gators and the Ducks. The No. 2-seeded Gators held off the undefeated Ducks to capture the elementary […]

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Sixth graders compete in anti-tobacco challenge

Woodlake Valley Middle, Three Rivers Elementary among 20 teams in game show-style competition @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Sixth grade students in Woodlake and Three Rivers will be among 20 teams to compete in the 18th Annual Anti-Tobacco Challenge Bowl today, Wednesday, Feb. 14. The competition, hosted by the Tulare County Office of Education’s CHOICES Prevention Program, […]

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2017 Male Youth of the Year Ricardo Gonzalez finds his outlet in weight lifting, future in FBLA

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN LINDSAY – In school, much like in life, goals are built on and achieved over time. And for, Ricardo Gonzalez he’s been putting in work for four years. Then as of last week he was recognized as the 2017 Lindsay Male Youth of the Year recipient. “I was really honored to receive […]

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Best Buy grant provides lessons in coding at the Boys & Girls Club

By Melinda Morales Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – Drop by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias Farmersville unit on any weekday afternoon and you might find kids shooting hoops in the full-size gymnasium, doing homework in one of two learning centers, or learning to write code during a computer science lesson. The […]

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iFoster program will provide as many as 144 foster kids in Tulare County with laptops

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN SACRAMENTO – It’s difficult to stay connected to people, places and paperwork when you move from one home to another several times each year. It’s a common scenario for foster children who often don’t have access to computers where they live, especially those living in rural counties like Tulare County. In order to […]

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